Soryu Asuka Langley
Review by JoshB
Asuka Langley was the Second Child and piloted Evangelion Unit 02. At only 14 years old, she was a moody child, prone to temper tantrums and fits of rage. But there is no denying that she was a great pilot. Asuka's story is long and complicated, much like the whole of the Evangelion saga. To find out more, feel free to read this Wikipedia entry.
This is my first Fraulein Revoltech. The Fraulein Revoltech series is designed to bring the poseability of the Revoltech joint to the female form. The figures are larger than previous releases.
Asuka's likeness is remarkable. Enoki Tomohide did a fantastic job on the sculpt. She looks just like she stepped out of the anime. It is unfortunate that she only comes with one head, because Asuka is a girl of many emotions. The head she has here has kind of a vacant look on her face. Revoltech joints are used sparingly in the figure, and they are hidden well. There are Revoltech joints in the neck, chest, shoulders, wrists, hips and ankles. The rest of the joints are standard cut joints. Articulation is very good, with one minor oversight. The legs cannot bend upwards, so having a pose where the character is sitting and pulls her legs up to her chest is not happening.
The shoulder Revoltech joint is a little loose. The joint itself is fine, but where the peg goes into the shoulder could be tighter. Included with the Asuka figure is a stand featuring a dual Revoltech joint and a clear connector. The connector clips around the waist and does not plug in to the figure. The base has the figures name printed on it in white.
The figure comes with a few accessories. Palette gun
Mama doll. Look this one up on her Wikipedia entry. It's a dark story. The doll has a revoltech joint in the neck.
I'm thoroughly impressed with the Revoltech Fraulein line. If you like a quality action figure, i say grab one. Just because it's a female figure doesn't mean you robot nerds can get one. Get in touch with your feminine side.
|Posted 5 March, 2008 - 10:58 by JoshB|