EVA-00 Rebuild of Evangelion Ver. Miniature
|Character Design||Hideaki Anno|
|Toy Design||Katsuhisa Yamaguchi|
Review by JoshB
¾ of the fun of the regular Revoltech, at ¾ the size.
The Revoltech Miniature line so far consists of scaled down versions of regular Revoltech figures. The Eva-00 Revoltech Miniature is about ¾ of the size of the regular version, and has almost none of the accessories.
For a little guy, he is very poseable. He is jointed in mostly the same places as the larger version, save for a few exceptions. First off, the neck and knees are single joints instead of double and secondly, there are no wrist joints.
In order for Eva-00 to hold the included Pallet Rifle, you need to swap out the entire forearm for one with a gun holding hand.
A stand is included, but this time it is just a square with a peg on it. No fancy Revoltech arms here.
To a foreigner, this concept must be pretty strange, but from a Japanese standpoint, this makes perfect sense. The Japanese have always had a fascination in making things smaller. When it comes to collectables, smaller is better due to the cramped living conditions. It also makes sense from a retail standpoint. These come in a case meant to be sat on the counter next to the cash register, making them perfect impulse buys. The are basically glorified gashapon, but they are really well done.
I like the Revoltech mini for one main reason – Simplicity. No half dozen variant hands I have to keep track of. No pile of weapons that were used only once in the anime. Just a good, playable action figure that I can keep on my desk and fiddle around with – pure hand candy.
Best of all – they are cheap. – about 760 yen (about 7 bucks USD). I only hope they branch out and do other characters in this scale, and not limit it to characters previously done in the larger scale.
|Posted 10 October, 2007 - 22:35 by JoshB|