Evangelion Unit 01
Review by JoshB
Some people argue if Evangelion Unit 01 should even be a chogokin, considering
Eva's nature. But I won't go into that here, because I don't want to spoil the
anime for anyone who has not seen it.
The Soul of Chogokin Evangelion Unit 01 is a fantastic toy. Standing around
6" tall, it's made almost entirely out of die cast. It features a ton of
accessories including removable entry plugs, 2 swords, a prog knife that stores
neatly in the shoulder compartments, 2 guns, a bazooka, variant hands, power
plug, 2 sets of shoulder armor (one for show, one with accessories), and even
an extra head spike, in case you lose or break yours. Most of these things store
neatly in a display base that is designed to look like the Evangelion launch
The paint Job is exquisite. It's a deep dark metallic purple. Although Unit
01 appears to be a flat purple in the anime, Hideaki Anno preferred the metallic
over the normal colors.
Articulation is pretty good, although not as good as it could have been. The
shoulders don't allow for the arms to come out as much as you would like them
The figure has a couple flaws, but nothing major. The head antennae tends to
fly off when you touch it, but they gave you two for that reason. The jaw can
get a little loose after a substantial amount of play, and I have heard concerns
about paint scratching in the joints, although I have not experienced it.
|Posted 24 September, 2003 - 23:37 by JoshB|