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this really SHOULD be a better toy, huh?

In theory, it should be interesting to see what a Studio Reckless Evangelion would look like. Their venerable record producing resin kits and the sculpts for Gundam Fix Figuration would suggest we were in for a new take on the Eva design. But this really seems like the same old thing.

And then, the head fin. I shuddered when I read about how it immediately broke on contact. This is the most obvious weak point on any Eva figure and there should be several ways to solve it. It seems like the manufacturers didn't even try here.

Really, I don't see what niche this is meant to fill... in small toys, we've already got several Revoltech versions, which are ultra-playable and almost unbreakable, and the Robot Damashiis, which have perfect anime style and are extremely expressive.

The overall "technical", detailed look of the figure, particularly that lovely textured green on the arms, may make this a better fit for some collections than the more cartoonish Revoltech and Damashii... but then those collectors may prefer the Movie Realization Eva or the Chogokin Super Eva from Evangelion Anima, which are more interesting redesigns.

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Posted by recognizer on 10 July, 2012 - 13:43
oh my god we're gonna hit

oh my god we're gonna hit peak Eva unit

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Posted by VF5SS on 10 July, 2012 - 15:28
Don't overreact, it's only

Don't overreact, it's only the 11th Eva Unit-01 toy we've reviewed.

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Posted by JoshB on 10 July, 2012 - 16:48
but look what happened to

but look what happened to poor Scopedog-kun

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Posted by VF5SS on 10 July, 2012 - 16:51
The only thing that made this

The only thing that made this figure appealing to me was the detailed pattern under the green parts. That truly is pretty awesome considering they changed color in Eva 2.0.

Beyond that, it's another pass for me.

The reason that purple armor on the chest opens up is because it's actually attached to the shoulder joints, not the torso armor. This is simply another one of those "animation magic" things that hasn't been built properly into any physical figure of Unit-01 yet.
(Another example would be how the utility wings remain parallel with the torso and don't move with the arms despite being wrapped around the upper arms.)

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 10 July, 2012 - 17:18
It seem to me nowadays toy

It seem to me nowadays toy companies have making Eva figures down to a science, and that any improvements they make are going to be minimal at best. This release is no different.

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Posted by evaunit01 on 10 July, 2012 - 18:33
 
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