Unit 08 arrived this morning, suffers a little from some of the usual revoltech drawbacks, a couple of paint slips and a slightly ugly mould line on the head but otherwise very nice indeed. A little bland in the sense that it comes with the same accessories as unit 02 (well other than the robot arm for Unit 02 which is pretty funky) but the Eva itself is pretty darn good.
And to just way in on the whole robot Damashii will they wont they thing, I can't imagine they wouldn't and expect it's only a matter of time (maybe after the new revoltechs have been released). To use an example, I'm a Godzilla fan and I've been collecting the monsterarts series which Bandai/tamashii is continuing to produce despite Godzilla not being that popular in Japan at the moment. Granted the series is popular in America at the mo and that's one of the factors giving Bandai the confidence to continue with the line. But the fact that Bandai is willing to produce a line of figures based around a character that isn't all that popular in his native land at the moment (admittedly with an eye on the overseas market) I'd imagine they'd be willing to make figures of characters that are very much in demand.
That's a long winded way of saying it will happen it's just a matter of when. I think, as has been suggested before, we may see them in a new line, wasn't D-arts mentioned a while back in relation to the Evas? Or maybe they'll get their own line though I can't see that happening. I still think they might end up in the Chogokin line, my spurious reasoning being that we've seen a couple of Gainax characters appear in that line earlier in the year. Who knows, time will tell I guess but my fingers are firmly crossed that it will happen.
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