Kotobukiya is going to release the Shikinami Asuka Langley ( 式波・アスカ・ラングレ ) Test Plug Suit Ver. ( テスト用スーツVer.) 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 September 2010. Around 180mm tall (base included), 6,800 yen.

You can order her here

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Before I watched the Evangelion 2.22, I thought I would fell for Asuka and Mari but I was wrong. Asuka and Mari didn’t have much screen time as I expected so I didn’t really have any feeling about them. I think the movie focus too much on Ayanami and Shinji. =/

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This Asuka figure is big! 180mm tall is taller than a lot of 1/8 scale figures. Compared to the Alter Asuka which was announced last week, this Kotobukiya one looks so bright and colorful. The color of the Alter one is a bit too dull. I like how Kotobukiya paint her test plug suit really glossy. I think this is how the plug suit supposed to looks like. But for the pose and the face/hair, personally I prefer the Alter one. Um… which one should I get? Or I should just get the cheapo figma or Fraulein and call it a day? =P

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Sculpted by Tsukuru Shirahige

Finally! Kotobukiya has announced the release of Asuka in the fan-beloved test-type plugsuit from Evangelion 2.0! The most notable element of the new suit, the clear orange area, has been reproduced in a different material from the rest of the suit for a totally new color and feel, and the shading on Asuka’s belly and back have been meticulously recreated to really give the feeling of a transparent material! Of course the TEST printing on the chest, protruberances on the wrist parts and other characteristic details have also been perfectly reproduced! The green parts of the suit have also been painted with special fluorescent paint! They will glow under black-light for an amazing effect! Asuka’s hair has been created with special clear materials and looks as beautiful as ever.

The prototype was created by Tsukuru Shirahige – who also did the previous Rei, Asuka and Mari plugsuit figures from Kotobukiya. Look forward to seeing his delicate, elegant touch in this figure as well!

Asuka has been created in 1/6 scale, so she will be perfect to display with the rest of the figures in the series!

Please look forward to this amazing new figure from Kotobukiya!

Evangelion 2.22