Review by JoshB
Shamsel is an angel. Not just any angel, but a giant, super-powered monster angel.
Of course, when we are talking about Neon Genesis Evangelion, the term Angel takes on new connotations.
The Angels are the bad guys of the series, sent to the earth to steal panties from Japanese school girls. No, wait.. that's not right. But it would make more sense if it was.
Shamshel is the Fourth Angel (Fifth if we are talking Rebuild of Evangelion) and is one of many Angels that attack earth, more specifically, NerV headquarters.
Shamsel attacks Eva Unit 01, and the battle is fierce. Unit 01's power supply is severed in the attack and manages to kill Shamsel seconds before his power runs out.
If you haven't seen NGE, then this may be lost on you. Shame on you.
While there have been tons of toys of the EVA units, there have been very few of the Angels, and mostly we get Satchiel or something. But with Bandai's Soul of Sofubi line, they started to make vinyl toys of the Angels. Unfortunately, they stopped after only a few releases.
Shamshel is the last release in the line.
As a vinyl toy, it's not bad, but doesn't do much. Shamshel stands 22cm tall, and features two clear energy whips and a clear core. There's no articulation.
Shamshel comes loose on a hang tag with a card, and the energy whips are packaged in a plastic case. You need to attach the whips, and they are keyed to go in a specific way.
Because Shamshel is not bagged or anything, he's often found scuffed or damaged.
There you go - Shamshel. It exists.
|Posted 3 November, 2009 - 19:56 by JoshB|