Category Archives: Figures

Eva Unit 00

Rebuild of Evangelion Entry Plug Chopsticks

Eva Unit 00 + Rei Ayanami
Eva Unit 00 + Rei Ayanami
CDJapan has these great little items on offer. Much in the vein of the Star Wars Lightsaber Chopsticks I mentioned a while back, these ones are based on the massive anime franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Coming in their suited EVA colours, the chopsticks have the pilots entombed in the uppermost part of the chopstick and whilst they look pretty cool, I’m not sure how ‘usable’ they are… Either way, they are a must have for any serious collector of Evangelion memorabilia…

Preorder Deadline : 2010/09/08
Release Date : 2010/12/31
Series : Neon Genesis Evangelion
Item weight : 100 (g)
Price : 1200yen (1260yen Tax incl.)
1080yen (1134yen Tax incl.) (10%off)
[GBP 8.81]
[US$ 13.88]

Unit 00 + Rei Ayanami

Unit 01 + Shinji Ikari

Unit 02 + Asuka Langrey Shikinami

Unit 05 + Mari Illustrious Makinami

Patlabor Ingram USA 1st

Patlabor is probably one of my favourite anime franchise’s and cdJapan are currently taking pre-orders for a 1/24 scale Noa figure made by Yamato.

Preorder Deadline: 2009/08/27 | Release Date: 2009/10/05
ABS, POM, Zinc Alloy, etc. Painted, pre-assembled figure
1/24 scale, 33cm approx.

Don’t expect these puppies to hang about, get your order in now

Rei with Entry Plug Interior

Looks like it’s a special ‘Figure Day’ today!

Also available from cdJapan to pre-order is the ‘Rebuild of Evangelion Rei Ayanami with Entry Plug Interior’ figure. I’m into anything EVA related and I think this is one I’m going to snap up myself. Due for release: 2009/10/05, pre-order deadline: 2009/09/03.

Rei Ayanami: PVC figure (painted, pre-assembled)
Entry Plug Interior: ABS figure (painted, pre-assembled)

Rei Ayanami: 13.5cm
Entry Plug Interior: 33cm

Click here to go to the pre-order page.

Nendoroid Haruhi

Currently running in a ‘sort of’ season 2 incarnation, where in fact the 1st season is being re-run with new episodes placed in between the old ones, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya always pulls in the fans.

The story is about a young 17 year old girl, who upon enrolment at school announces to the class, “I have no interest in ordinary humans. If there are any aliens, beings from the future, or super-humans, come see me. That is all!”
Her classmate, Kyon, seems to be the only person able to make friends with her and together they form the SOS Brigade. Their mission: To uncover the mysteries of the world any way they can – which includes dressing their timid rookie recruit – Mikuru – up in a bunny girl costume to give out leaflets at the school gate!

When this anime first appeared back in 2006 I’ll admit I really enjoyed it. Strangely, not due to the storyline or ‘Fan Service’ but because the characters were so unreal and insane. This time around I’ve no compunction to watch the rerun episodes whilst waiting for the new ones to arrive.

One of the fun things about Anime Collectibles is that they come in all shapes and sizes. A favourite of mine is the Nendoroid figures.
Nendoroids are figurines made at a hugely disproportionate size. Ranging from about half the size of regular sized figures, they can be up 14cm in height. The standard characteristics of these figures is that they have an engorged but cute (kawaii) head, which can sometimes be interchangeable too.

PVC & ABS action figure (painted, pre-assembled)
Non scale. 10cm approx.

The above Nendoroid figures can be pre-ordered now from cdJapan. Cut off date for preorder: 2009/08/28. Estimated release date: 2010/01/05

Click here to go to the pre-order page.