Bandai is going to release the emotion style Ayanami Rei ( 綾波レイ ) 1/8 PVC 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 July 2009. Around 190mm tall, 6,000 yen.
When I saw this news of Bandai Ayanami figure, I thought she’s gonna be in the Bandai low quality figure line such as “Figure Tama” but I was wrong. Actually Bandai put her in their new “emotion style” line. This Ayanami will be their 3rd emotion style figure. I never see any of the figure from emotion style line yet so I can’t give any comment on it. From the price tag of it, seems like it is a lot better quality than the cheapo Figure Tama line.
This Ayanami Rei looks good to me, but maybe it’s the photo quality is pretty bad, the paint job doesn’t looks so good. This Ayanami is the first of the emotion style Evangelion figure series. Bandai is going to release Asuka in August and Mari in September too. I suppose both of them are in their plug suit too?
Neon Genesis Evangelion anime OP
Official Neon Genesis Evangelion homepage