Yamato is going to release the Ayanami Rei ( 綾波レイ ) Ver.2 non-scale PVC figure illustrated by Shunya Yamashita from the from the anime “Neon Genesis Evangelion” ( 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン ). Will be released in September 2010. Around 250mm tall, 8,800 yen.
I had a feeling that Yamato will re-release the Shunya Yamashita version Ayanami Rei when they announced the Asuka GK last week. But I never thought that they will modify her and release her as Ver.2!
Compared the original version, this Ver.2 comes with bandaged head alone with the original head and they also added the shoulder protectors for her, just like what Asuka has. Beside these changes, they also rise the price from 6,800 yen to 8,800 yen. Um…2,000 yen more just for a bandaged head and the shoulder protectors aren’t really worth 2,000 yen IMO. =P
——Description from Manufacturer——
Illustrator: Shunya Yamashita
Sculpted by Mitsumasa Yoshizawa (REFLECT)
The ultra-popular collaboration figure between Shunya Yamashita and Mitsumasa Yoshizawa (REFLECT) is back! Answering the call of fans around the world Rei Ayanami ver. 2 is here!
This figure features a new, bandaged head that can be replace the previous version as well as updated shoulder armor. The new Shunya Yamashita Asuka figure, planned for a later release, also features the same type of shoulder armor making this a perfect complement figure to display together!
This figure also features an illustration card featuring the bandaged version of Rei.
Created from all-new molds, this goddess has been reborn anew! Be sure to save a spot in your collection for this amazing new figure.
Evangelion 2.22 trailer