Evangelion Releases Extremely Expensive and Limited Model of Shinji’s First Battle

Evangelion fans with a budget the size of NERV can now pre-order a limited-run figure that recreates Unit 01’s bloody battle with Sachiel.

Prime1Studio is now taking orders for its impressive, but pricey, new Unit 01 statue from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

In Hideaki Anno’s highly influential mecha anime, the brains behind the Evangelion project, Gendou Ikari, is constantly forced to deal with complaints about how expensive his giant semi-mechanical weapons are. That aspect of the series has been faithfully recreated in figure maker Prime1Studio’s new Unit 01 statue, which will set fans back $1,499 USD. The statue justifies that price with a towering 27-inch height, a premium fluorescent paint scheme that appears to glow even in low light, and illuminated LED eyes. The figure also comes with two interchangeable heads, so users can choose to display the Evangelion in his standard appearance or show his teeth as he goes berserk.

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Pre-orders are now open, though interested parties will need to make a $149 USD deposit to reserve the statue. However, fans who can afford the figure should act fast, as only 500 copies of the figure will be produced.

The statue recreates Shinji Ikari’s first battle with an angel, which was depicted in the first episode of the classic 1995 anime series and remade in the 2007 film. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone. Shortly after arriving in Tokyo-3, Shinji is pressured by his estranged father, Gendou, to pilot the Evangelion, a monstrous weapon that serves as humanity’s last line of defense against the Angels, an enigmatic alien race seeking initiate an apocalyptic event. that would destroy life on Earth as we know it.

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The story of Evangelion finally came to an end with the critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2021 release Evangelion 3.0 + 1.01: Three times oncethe last movie of the Rebuild of Evangelion film series While the film provided a conclusive ending to Shinji’s story and creator Hideaki Anno’s time with the series, Anno teased that the new entries in the series, which would take place in parts of the timeline of the series that were omitted from the show and its follow-up movies, may be created without him in the lead. The director has stated that he now wishes to work on live-action projects, such as 2017’s lauded kaiju reboot. shin godzilla. Anno wrote the next ultraman shinwhich will be released in Japan this year, and is currently directing Shin Kamen Ridera reboot of Toei’s long-running tokusatsu series.

The original Neon Genesis Evangelion The anime is available to stream on Netflix and on GKIDS home video. The totality Rebuild of Evangelion The film series is available to stream from Prime Video.

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