Max Factory is going to release the figma 079 Makinami Mari Illustrious ( 真希波・マリ・イラストリアス) New Plugsuit Ver. ( 新型プラグスーツver. ) action figure from the anime 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 October November 2010. Around 140mm tall, 3,048 yen.

You can order her here

left: figma; right: Fraulein (click to enlarge)

The figma Mari is here! She comes with the entry plug cockpit and only cost 3,048 yen! There is always a fight between the Fraulein fans and figma fans on internet.I think the fight is kinda silly, both of them their their own strengths and weaknesses. I myself don’t really care which one is better. If I like the character, I’ll buy both Fraulein and figma. Oh btw, these the Fraulein Mari in the image above and below is the final product, the figma Mari is the prototype.

left: figma; right: Fraulein (click to enlarge)

But for those who have limited budget and you can only afford one. Here is my suggestions.

  • 1) If you like skinny Mari, go for figma; if not, go for Fraulein.
  • 2) If you like flat @ss, go for figma; If you like tasty butt, go for Fraulein.
  • 3) If you like the cockpit, go for figma.
  • 4) If you want nicer paint job and more detailed plugsuit, go for Fraulein.

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——Description from Manufacturer——

The first in the Evangelion figma series is finally on its way!

From the second ‘Rebuild of Evangelion’ movie comes the heroine shrouded in mystery, Mari Illustrious Makinami!

  • Using the smooth yet poseable joints of figma, you can act out various scenes.
  • The neck features a brand new double figma joint that allows for a multitide of new facial expressions.
  • Her torso is made from a combination of hard and soft materials, leaving the feeling of the plugsuit as realistic as possible.
  • You can recreate various scenes of Mari piloting her suit using the included interior of the entry-plug, which features posable renditions of the seat, control lever and more!
  • Three expressions are included: A smiling face, a grinning face perfect for Mari, and even the screaming face she put on while in beast mode.
  • Exchangeable parts to recreate the “beast mode” scene are included, along with parts that give the back of her head a different look.
  • A poseable figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

Evangelion 2.22 You can (not) Advance trailer