The Gainax Cash Cow, or, Why The F*!& Did I Buy That?!

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Postby soul.assassin » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:45 am

Maybe a bit dated, but have anyone come across this?
http://www.dannychoo.com/post/en/25824/Kotobukiya+Asuka+Langley.html

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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:15 pm

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Damn, that´s a pretty nice figure there.


http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-01-77-2-49-en-85-1-70-3v9w.html

The creators labo ones are still better IMO

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Postby super_fied » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:30 pm

View Original Postunit450 wrote:Way to go! Still searching for a RAH Shinji myself(although I gotta pick up RAH Mari and Kaworu from my parents place still), but most places are sold-out or have their fall re-release pre-orders closed... Ugh. Have gone as far as asking a favour from a relative to put her name on a waiting list at a Medicom branch brick n' wall store.

Waiting on two more places to email me back if they have it in actual stock, before I start serious consideration on a shop that that has it; just marked up to heck.

Was always curious about those entry plug replicas, but I don't think I can fit them now looking at the box. Still hope I can see your outta the box maybe; they're one of the stature merch items to almost get me to purchase(Well Asuka's really just maybe).

-Last bit- Think your gonna spring for the uniform RAHs next? Not sure on Asuka or Rei myself, most likely will go for Mari. Although will trip over my Watermelon Tang puddle if they make RAH Uniform Shinji Ikari though.


thanks for the compliment. Ironically Shinji was the last to add to my RAH collection even though he was released the first. He was kinda hard to find by the time I was looking to complete the collection. But as luck would have it....

I doubt I will get the RAH uniform versions, until they do something about those joints. I'm not liking them very much at the moment. But who knows, I may just go on a rampage...

As for the Aoshima plugs, I'm sure you've seen fellow members posting them and showing them off way before me. I absolutely have no regrets getting them. I won't collect Shinji's entry plug for some weird reason... I just don't like him...(being a coward in the original series) Believe me, once you've seen the glowing leds and the scale of it, it's a day one purchase.

And btw, I have a custom vinyl sticker of your avatar....

Good luck with the Shinji find! I hope you get as lucky as I did....

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Postby Great Genius Shinji-Sama » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:35 pm

Very smexy Testsuit Asuka-chan. DAYUMN! DAT ASS!
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Postby Killer Bee » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:22 pm

View Original PostGreat Genius Shinji-Sama wrote:Very smexy Testsuit Asuka-chan. DAYUMN! DAT ASS!
:nosebleed: :drool:


My sentiments exactly.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:54 pm

So. Come December, I'll be the proud owner of a "slut-suit" Figma Asuka. (Nice to have something other than that Puchi Test Suit Asuka.)

I should (not) change my name to Eva Whore. :tongue:

Yeah, I'm kind of banking on the Figma Rei and Mari to still be available down the line (along with whatever else Max Factory releases of Eva, which will hopefully be a Shinji and a Kaworu if nothing else?), but I'm not made of money, damnit. (That...that was pun-worthy.)
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It's wrong, and yet it feels so right...

Postby Killer Bee » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:10 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:So. Come December, I'll be the proud owner of a "slut-suit" Figma Asuka. (Nice to have something other than that Puchi Test Suit Asuka.)

I should (not) change my name to Eva Whore. :tongue:


I ordered mine from J-List a month ago. You know, before I decided to become obsessed with Evangelion this past March, I never owned a single nerdy anime figurine. Now I've got both the Unit-01 and Mari Revoltechs, an Asuka figurine from the Bandai Portraits series, and Figma Asuka arriving in December. I've also got the ballerina Asuka figurine from the newest Portraits series coming in the mail. Kimochi warui. :facepalm:

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Re: It's wrong, and yet it feels so right...

Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:21 pm

View Original PostKiller Bee wrote:Kimochi warui. :facepalm:


I know what you mean. :smirk: Before getting into Eva, I owned maybe a handful of anime goods, DVDs/CDs aside. Now...uhh..yeah.

Despite claims of Gainax making lots of money or Anno laughing his way to the bank, there is the contrary (such as a Gainax guy, I forget who but it's probably one of the big names, once saying they're not some wealthy company).

Besides, Kara has to make money somehow and I only buy things that I want instead of everything that has an Eva name on it. So I don't feel too bad, I guess. :sweatdrop:
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Re: It's wrong, and yet it feels so right...

Postby Killer Bee » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:56 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:Besides, Kara has to make money somehow and I only buy things that I want instead of everything that has an Eva name on it. So I don't feel too bad, I guess. :sweatdrop:


Without all the money Gainax made off NGE merchandise I doubt the Rebuild movies would've ever been made. Us pathetic, money-hemorrhaging fans are to thank for the franchise's success and don't nobody ever forget it or I'll break your legs.

With any luck I'll find some neat Eva stuff at the con I'm going to next week. Most of the stuff on Ebay I find comes from Hong Kong, and I'm always a bit wary ordering anything from there.
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Postby shaneva002 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:57 pm

Ya the kotobukiya pvc statues rock, I got the Asuka 2.0 normal plugsuit koto statue(the one where shes sitting on the rock shaped like 02s head)and though kinda expensive but well worth it in my opinion.
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Re: It's wrong, and yet it feels so right...

Postby bladerj » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:34 pm

View Original PostKiller Bee wrote:With any luck I'll find some neat Eva stuff at the con I'm going to next week. Most of the stuff on Ebay I find comes from Hong Kong, and I'm always a bit wary ordering anything from there.


And why is that ?
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Postby shaneva002 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:47 pm

Ive ordered a lot of stuff on ebay from hong kong ebayers and had no problems.Only thing is SLIGHTLY higher prices but thats just an ebay thing.
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It's Hong Kong, man. 'Nuff said.

Postby Killer Bee » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:06 pm

View Original Postbladerj wrote:And why is that ?


Because there's always the huge risk that the seller isn't legit and you either get a bootleg or never receive your order at all? I always check the seller's feedback before I buy, and I haven't had any problems yet, but there are plenty of sellers from Hong Kong, more than anywhere else in the world, that do stuff like that. Is that really such a surprise? I nearly ordered something from HK the other week and luckily I checked their feedback first because apparently they weren't sending out the orders they were supposed to and refusing to answer the buyers' questions about it.

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Postby RMZX » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:49 am

View Original Postshaneva002 wrote:Ive ordered a lot of stuff on ebay from hong kong ebayers and had no problems.Only thing is SLIGHTLY higher prices but thats just an ebay thing.


Slightly?

Anything I find that is from a Hong Kong Seller is usually a nice price, but $20-$40 Shipping. Making it MUCH WORSE than buying it the normal way.
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Postby shaneva002 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:22 am

Well I dont think ive ever spent more the 25$ on shipping ever,usually anywhere between 15$-25$ from anywhere including hong kong on ebay,just dont buy the 1st one you see you gotta actually look.And the only normal way I know are cons and they dont come around that often and regular comic/hobby shops I know got nothin cept piles of the yellow 00 proto type from revo(the old one ya you know which one im talkin about)lol

@Killerbee lol you talkin about the seller Funiverse? If so ya I dont know whats up with that foo,never bought from him and never will and it dont matter cause theres hundereds of other sellers with the same stuff for different prices................
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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:13 am

Shipping from Hong Kong is just fine.

You should just avoid the "China" ones.

I just came back from a comic con.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:20 am

I kinda want that print/poster of the 3 pilots. I always loved Shinji's "WTF!?" reaction to Asuka and Rei being Rei about whatever's going on. :smirk:

Is your Der Mond the English release or Japanese one?

That reminds me... Fanime each year has had Genesis LD posters available (Asuka sulking in Eva-02's entry plug for DC 22' and Misato leaning against the wall at Nerv for Video Version 25')... I wonder if I should nab em next year, they are beautifully drawn (and so small in the Die Strene book)!
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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:55 pm

Nab em.

My "Der Mond" is in german.

Ironic, innit?

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Postby shaneva002 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:35 pm

Finally arrived today! ^^

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RD 03 in dec cant wait!
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Postby toe mash » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:28 am

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I also have here the Carmine artbook I mentioned a while ago, 2.0's soundtrack (including bonus disc), The Birthday of Rei Ayanami, Fly Me to The Moon single CD, a small eva Extra magazine (just a short booklet with pictures from 2.0, a calendar and some words about the movie. And it was for free), some kind of Gainax "perfect manual" that has in it pictures from the series, movie, (quite hilarious) merchandise, a section of odd ads for things like viagra and what look like cosplaying idols (It came with 8 little "squishy" stickers, I should take a pic later of those they are kind of funny looking) and a copy of Evangelion Chronicles 33.

No figures, though!


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