Max Factory is going to release the Makinami Mari Illustrious ( 真希波・マリ・イラストリアス) 1/6 PVC figure from the Neon Genesis Evangelion movie “Evangelion 2.0 You can (not) Advance” ( 新劇場版エヴァンゲリオン「破」 ). Will be released in March 2011. Around 275mm tall, 7,429 yen.

You can order her here

I always thought that Max Factory had announced this Mari already long time ago!! So when I saw her on the Good Smile Company website last night, I thought she was another Mari figure that made by FREEing. The scale is large and the paint job is really plain just like the usual FREEing’s work. She doesn’t looks like the quality of Max Factory at all. Oh well, I guess that’s why her price is so low compared to all those 9,800 yen 1/8 scale figures. =P

——Description from Manufacturer——

The heroine shrouded in a veil of mystery is here in 1/6th scale!

From “Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance” comes this 1/6th scale PVC figure of the mysterious new heroine of the series – Mari Illustrious Makinami. The pose is based off the front cover of a magazine which was illustrated by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

This impressively sized 1/6th scale figure is a reminder of when Mari first tried on her pink test plug-suit and just how much she loved how it felt – the confident smile across her face just shows how serious she is! A definite must-have for any fans of the new Evangelion movies!

Evangelion: 2.22 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE – Trailer