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  • Morohace 4 años#13937187No, the version I have is the linked one (under related items), by Alter, so it's prepainted, I didn't paint her myself. If you're looking to pick her up, I've seen her show up on AmiAmi's preowned and Mandarake on occasion, but you'll have to be quick--she's rare and tends to get snapped up quickly.

    thanks ill keep a lookout ^-^
    hace 4 años
    sakuracardcaptorhace 4 años#13926389hmm okay (I had to look up 'garage kit' haha) thanks for clearing that up! I really like the version you have, is that the garage kit? thank you
    No, the version I have is the linked one (under related items), by Alter, so it's prepainted, I didn't paint her myself. If you're looking to pick her up, I've seen her show up on AmiAmi's preowned and Mandarake on occasion, but you'll have to be quick--she's rare and tends to get snapped up quickly.
    hace 4 años
    Morohace 4 años#13911754Hmm, this sculpt was a garage kit first, so if you're seeing ones for $300 that's almost certainly the garage kit.

    hmm okay (I had to look up 'garage kit' haha) thanks for clearing that up! I really like the version you have, is that the garage kit? thank you
    hace 4 años
    sakuracardcaptorhace 4 años#13901623hi love your write up, very insightful!
    I want to pick this up but I noticed there are two versions? one sells for $300 and the other for $100? Do you know if there are any differences?
    thank you

    Hmm, this sculpt was a garage kit first, so if you're seeing ones for $300 that's almost certainly the garage kit.
    hace 4 años
    hi love your write up, very insightful!
    I want to pick this up but I noticed there are two versions? one sells for $300 and the other for $100? Do you know if there are any differences?
    thank you
    hace 4 años
    Maakiehace 5 años#2629379My guess is that it was too expensive to keep up an style like this with more figures, as it seems like a lot more handwork was involved and probably not everyone would pay extra for something like that. Anyway, nice review again Moro! :)
    Probably. I'm sure it takes longer to paint, too, when you can't just do a few passes over the figure with an airbrush and call it done. But to think the retail price of these girls was so low considering their details and large size!
    If only Alter had made a Shinji and a Kaworu to go with them as well.
    hace 5 años
    Morohace 5 años#2617161Oversimplification is the greatest crime one can inflict on an Evangelion character. It's a shame.
    Yeah the painting style is just so pretty and it stands out among all my figures. I wonder if these two didn't sell all that well, because I've never seen Alter or any other company do this painting style since.


    My guess is that it was too expensive to keep up an style like this with more figures, as it seems like a lot more handwork was involved and probably not everyone would pay extra for something like that. Anyway, nice review again Moro! :)
    hace 5 años
    kevinlowlhace 5 años#2625713Happy Year of Evangelion! Are you ready to gain a higher level of being? >:D I am relived to see your Asuka loses her head as well, haha. I'm beginning to wonder why Rei doesn't also have a removable head since it looks like Asuka's head isn't some random flaw.
    One gripe I have with this figure though is the color of her boob pads(?) which are yellow, almost gold, instead of orange. I guess it goes with the rather dull color palette of this figure perhaps? Honestly, I haven't found the perfect Asuka scaled figure in her original plugsuit yet. The Kotobukiya one is meh and, as you've said with most Asuka figures, out of character.
    Regarding Asuka, you're probably right about the general consensus. Personally, I think I buy figures of her (and almost everyone else from Eva) looking happy as a sort of psychological coping mechanism that comes naturally. I couldn't sleep properly for a few days after completing the series and the end movie. It was just so fucking depressing. The moment right after I finished it I was just, "WHY... ;___;". Why do so much bad shit happen to everybody and especially the pilots, they're just kids for goodness sake. I honestly felt weird about the whole Rei fandom because she's isn't what you'd normally call 'human'. But after a while, I too became a believer in the church of Evangelion lapping up everything* the franchise puts out. This psychological trauma by Gainax is super effective!
    *Maybe not everything, the Q Eva Units look like shit with their new armor. I'm never getting any Q EVAs. The sleek and elegant design I've known and come to love of Evangelion Units is gone now.

    The events of the series will start around early July so we've got until then to prepare our sync ratios.
    I think maybe it's a case where placing the head on the body is the last step in assembling this Asuka and they just didn't glue it? It's odd.
    Yeah the boob-cups are probably that darker gold/yellow because having them be bright orange would clash with the muted tones. It is a bit strange though.
    I really like ITEM #141607 and ITEM #186848 for their facial expressions but one does have to make the Rebuild concession there. Alas.

    Ahaaa, you want to look at them and actually see them be happy for once, because they don't get to be happy in canon? That's sort of sweet somehow.
    I completed the series + End of Evangelion over the course of only 2 days so I was a fucking WRECK, lmao. I cried a lot and I was just.... I had to lay down and rethink my entire life, ahaha. But I always came back. And I don't like any of the fluffy spinoffs very much.
    My boyfriend loves Rei and she was always his favorite when he first got into the series. He finds her tragic and mysteriously lovely and I appreciate her more because of him, I think.

    I didn't like Q at all when it first came out but I actually do now. Not as much as the original series, because nothing will be as good as the original series, but I enjoy it for what it is and I'm really anxious to see the end. (After which I expect an anime or movie series adaptation of Evangelion Anima!)
    hace 5 años
    Happy Year of Evangelion! Are you ready to gain a higher level of being? >:D I am relived to see your Asuka loses her head as well, haha. I'm beginning to wonder why Rei doesn't also have a removable head since it looks like Asuka's head isn't some random flaw.

    One gripe I have with this figure though is the color of her boob pads(?) which are yellow, almost gold, instead of orange. I guess it goes with the rather dull color palette of this figure perhaps? Honestly, I haven't found the perfect Asuka scaled figure in her original plugsuit yet. The Kotobukiya one is meh and, as you've said with most Asuka figures, out of character.

    Regarding Asuka, you're probably right about the general consensus. Personally, I think I buy figures of her (and almost everyone else from Eva) looking happy as a sort of psychological coping mechanism. Like how people naturally deal with depression they find things to distract themselves from the truth. I couldn't sleep properly for a few days after completing the series and the end movie. It was just so fucking depressing. The moment right after I finished it I was just, "WHY... ;___;". Why do so much bad shit happen to everybody and especially the pilots, they're just kids for goodness sake. I honestly felt weird about the whole Rei fandom because she's isn't what you'd normally call 'human'. But after a while, I too became a believer in the church of Evangelion lapping up everything* the franchise puts out. This psychological trauma by Gainax is super effective!

    *Maybe not everything, the Q Eva Units look like shit with their new armor. I'm never getting any Q EVAs. The sleek and elegant design I've known and come to love of Evangelion Units is gone now.
    hace 5 años
    victorviperhace 5 años#2617789Well, I have to admit that when I read that comment, I said to myself "yeah, I've been there" ;)
    My take is that Asuka is certainly capable of expressing affection, albeit in a sort of passive-agressive way (like in the case of Shinji). And of course, she can be openly affectionate with Kaji, but perhaps this is because she knows he will never reciprocate that affection. She, like any human, has a need to express affection, but she can't find the right outlet for it. So, I agree, she's not going to be a sweet and lovey-dovey girl under any circumstances. You can't blame the fanboys for indulging in a little wishful thinking, though...

    Yessss, yesss exactly, yes. Her open affection for Kaji is because she wants his approval, because it is predicated mostly on her pathological need for attention. It's from insecurity and loneliness. Even in a healthier state of mind, and in a healthier relationship, she would still express affection sporadically.

    (I've written a fic about Asuka and Shinji's mess of a relationship because I'm fascinated by it. I should write more, it's a complicated thing.)

    I can't really say I blame said fanboys for indulging in such wishful thinking either. I think it's derived from a savior complex where they think they could "fix" her. Or a desire to protect, or something similar. (Or just a desire for the character they like to give them special treatment, but that's being rather less charitable.)
    hace 5 años
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