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Postby THE Hal E. Burton 9000 » Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:07 am

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:54 am

Back on topic with "Why the fuck did I buy that?!", did anybody here actually feel that way about DVD or tapes releases they got of Eva?

Either dissatisfied with the actual episodes or pissed they had to keep getting the same thing so many times?

Because I've only been collecting Platinum and have been an Eva fan since about Dec 05 or so (IIRC), I wouldn't know how annoying the latter was.
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Postby THE Hal E. Burton 9000 » Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:56 am

Well, I went through the "versions" of DVD's out there and carefully chose which ones I wanted to buy.

So no, I experienced no unpleasant surprises.

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Postby Incisivis » Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:00 pm

What's wrong with that Harpy plush? Most plush can't do detailed bodies by their very design, so they always end up looking a little squishy. :)

I'm lucky in the sense that I like Shinji and Kaworu, so there's not much merchandise to chase down, and nothing that I'd be too embarrassed to show anybody (since I'm not a shipper, I have no explicit yaoi doujin or anything laying around). And the VHS and DVDs are what were available at the time, so I don't regret rebuying them.

Uh...

My biggest regrets are buying bootlegs, even when I didn't know that they were. I have SonMay boots of the main NGE soundtracks, and a few other items that I bought from Asian culture/unnmarked anime junk stores that are looking a little dubious to me now.

I also have a Kaiyodo Eva-01 whose nose-horn broke off on both of her interchangable heads, and that aggravated me. I hate it when collector-oriented figures are made of a much more fragile material....
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Postby BLACKANGEL32076 » Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:23 pm

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YOU HAVE A Misato PLUSHIE???? HOW ON EARTH DID YOU FIND ONE WHEN EVEN MY BEST EFFORTS HAVE BEEN FRUITLESS!!! *green with envy*

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:56 pm

As for weird merche:

I have a UFO Catcher plushie of Rei in Sachiel costume, and an Asuka in Shamshel costume. That itself is not weird. However, the fact that I am a 24 year old heterosexual male and find them adorable IS.

As for cool merche:

I'm not really sure, the vast majority of my stuff is books. I have some action figures, posters, and other odds and ends, but nothing elaborate or noteworthy. I've got some special stuff, like proofs for books, a DVD of Eva ReDeath straight from Sokodei, and an unlaminated guest badge for Hideaki Anno from Otakon 1999. The last of which doesn't make much sense to me, because I can't find verify that Anno was ever slated to appear at Otakon 99. But Otakon printed it for some reason, and it's mine now!
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Postby marmotgirl » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:05 pm

Incisivis wrote:What's wrong with that Harpy plush? Most plush can't do detailed bodies by their very design, so they always end up looking a little squishy. :)


Aaaach, I love it really. I call it Snowflake. It looms serio-comically over my Shinji&Kaworu model, and is propped up by a Ken-Ohki on one side and a Raichu on the other :lol:


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Postby cyharding » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:26 pm

Refrain CD


Refrain as in "Refrain: Songs that were inspired by Evangelion" (Some...Ink-blot-looking image on the cover)

or "Refrain of Evangelion" (Shinji on the cover) which is like a Best-Of CD?

I've heard both and own the latter; just curious.[/quote]

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Postby perfected_sound » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:45 pm

The Eva Monkey wrote:As for weird merche:

I have a UFO Catcher plushie of Rei in Sachiel costume, and an Asuka in Shamshel costume. That itself is not weird. However, the fact that I am a 24 year old heterosexual male and find them adorable IS.


I'd like to see the shamshel Asuka. :D
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:56 pm

@ The Eva Monkey: Hey, you like what you like. ;)

@ cyharding: Thanks for replying.


So, anybody know of some online-stores where I could get an Eva poster at?

I once purchased stuff from Asylum Anime but it took them forEVER just to realize I ordered from them and to send said order out, so...Never again. <_<
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Postby CitizenGeek » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:08 pm

I have a few pieces of Evangelion merchandise and I can honestly say they give me nothing but joy ^_^

I've got:

- Revoltech Unit01 and Unit02
- Cheap-looking (but still official) figures of Asuka and Rei in their uniforms
- The first two Evangelion OSTs
- Der Mond - art book
- Kaworu sitting on a rock (as he was when he first appeared)

.... and, today, I got my order for Petit Shinji (from [email protected]) and I'm in looooove with it! It's awesome, makes me want to collect the rest of them!

From my experiences, I can conclude that a) Kaworu statues are awesome! and b) Evangelion merchandise ftw!
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Postby marmotgirl » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:21 pm

Sailor Star Dust wrote:So, anybody know of some online-stores where I could get an Eva poster at?

I once purchased stuff from Asylum Anime but it took them forEVER just to realize I ordered from them and to send said order out, so...Never again. <_<


Try www.gkworld.com; I've got a ton of posters from there in the past and they have a decent selection, provided it's in stock.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:30 pm

HOLY SHIT. :shock:

It seems to be a bootleg type poster, but I don't care! They have a poster of THIS! http://www.gkworld.com/product/GKW03670

*squeals happily* ^__^


...Anyway. Back on topic, eheh.
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Postby Sandoz » Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:52 pm

Sailor Star Dust wrote:HOLY SHIT. :shock:

It seems to be a bootleg type poster, but I don't care! They have a poster of THIS! http://www.gkworld.com/product/GKW03670

*squeals happily* ^__^

I have that poster. Though if it's a bootleg I'll be a Sad Panda.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:55 pm

Is the coloring of it not so blue like the pic makes it appear (e.g: Just a scanner issue)?

And I could be wrong with my assumption, but because that place has bootleg CDS, that why I thought maybe it was the case. *shrugs*

I'd be a Sad Panda, too. :(
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Postby Sandoz » Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:58 pm

My copy isn't blue-tinted, though I didn't buy it from that store.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:00 pm

Where'd you get it from?

(Sorry, sorry, I'll get back on topic after this! ^_^; )
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Postby Sandoz » Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:04 pm

It came in a set of Eva posters I won on Ebay. So the possibility of bootlegging is still there unfortunately, though I have no complaints over image quality.

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Postby marmotgirl » Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:13 pm

I'm pretty sure the majority of laminated posters of those dimensions ARE bootlegs - but they're absolutely *everywhere*, they're cheap, and they're excellent quality. So I ain't complaining.

I've very rarely found any official posters in online stores...the only ones I own personally are the Eva Stick Posters that I'm laboriously scavenging off of ebay :roll:
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