SEELE-01 wrote:Eva 03 in RD is also a limited edition, as well as the released mode Eva 01...
In the end it will be a matter of preference, but I wouldn't go for having a collection where 2 or 3 figures are different from the rest... The EvaEvo of Evas 00/03 do not differ from RD's in terms of extras...
Well, the RD Zerogouki comes with a gatling gun for Unit 01 (which was only available with a totally out of scale older Unit 00 Revoltech) and a more in-scale rocket, whilst the EvaEvo comes with a few effect parts and a Zeruel face thing. The EvaEvo Unit 03 also comes with effect parts and a "being slammed to the floor" Unit 01 head thing.
The RDs are better toys by far, but the EvaEvos aren't bad and make good substitutes for the Evas with no RD release.
I only have Unit 00 RD and Unit 08 Alpha Revo, and these were my experiences:
>RD has better articulation with 2 ball-joints at the shoulder and a much more poseable waist. The EvaEvo still has good articulation, but not on par with the RD. On the plus side for the EvaEvo, the ratcheting joints are much tighter than the RD's ball joints (some of which may require tightening with a spot of floor polish/superglue/gloss varnish or whatever).
>EvaEvo tends to have more accessories than the RD, especially effectparts (like the awesome blood spray that comes with Unit 02 Beast Mode). RD usually has better quality on its accessories with better paint apps and sturdier plastic.
For a comparison (bear in mind I don't have either of these figures) EvaEvo Unit 02 comes with the rocket shoulder pylons and arm fins, a magnetic crossbow, progressive knives, and a special stand with moveable attack spikes like the ones Clockiel used, that can hold a transluscent core. RD Unit 02 comes with the same accessories, but ditches the stand+effect parts and includes the bayonetted rifle (was it called a thunder spear?) that Mari used. Also, the arm fins simply slot in and out on the RD, rather than swapping the whole forearm.
>Paint is usually better on the RD than EvaEvo. the EvaEvos seem to use this horrible glossy paint, which despite looking nice, is slightly tacky and has a habit of attracting dirt which has to be scrubbed off, often damaging the paint in the process.
>QC varies. RDs usually have very good paint apps and build quality but slightly loose joints. Revos have very nice joints, but the build quality is variable (although not bad by any stretch) and the paint apps can b anything from great to awful.
>Revos are modular and much better for customizing than RDs.
>RDs don't come with a stand. However, Bandai do make stands meant for their figures which are very good. Revos all come with stands, but they are a bit iffy (although they are modular, which is nice).