Tag: Neon Genesis Evangelion

Asuka Langley Shikinami Jersey ver. by Alter

Snapshot: Asuka Langley Shikinami Jersey ver. by Alter

Update: review’s up

Unfortunately, no Halloween post from me as I was doing something more important (watching basketball)… but Alter’s new Asuka figure came in and I wanted to get a photo shoot done. I really like her world-weary pissed off look as it fits her character in Evangelion 3.33 well. And hey, shiny red buttocks.

Read More

Anime Central 2013: the story of my first anime convention

When I was a younger, dumber version of myself, I thought cosplay was stupid. “Why dress up as something?” I wondered. “The coolest kids wear cargo shorts and sandals.” As I grew up, I realized that cosplay is brilliant. What I want, more than anything, is to celebrate my fandom of various TV shows, games, movies, toys, comics, and whatever else. But at the same time, I can feel painfully awkward in social settings. From being at ACen, I learned that cosplay gives you an easy and immediate visual cue as to who likes what. It was a whole network of people who openly advertised their fandom, like if Facebook wasn’t full of dirty liars.

Read More

Evastore

Rubbish Evangelion Merchandise May 15, 2013 Edition

This week’s feature has some older stuff, but that’s only because I wanted to go for a more retro feel. I feel like we haven’t really explored the genesis of rubbish Evangelion merchandise, nor have we fully appreciated how far along we’ve come. It’s hard to say if we would have fancy iPhone button covers and Evangelion shoelaces without this other merchandise. Mostly it’s hard to say because nobody gives a shit, and it’s a stupid thing to waste time thinking about. So I guess that makes it perfect for Makigumo!

Read More

Evastore

Rubbish Evangelion Merchandise May 8, 2013 Edition

Wow, it’s week three already. I thought I would have to pace myself. I thought I would have to portion out the coverage because surely, there’s only so much licensing one company can dole out. Incredibly enough, though, I’ve been unable to keep up. I’ve been plumbing the depths of the back catalog, but new merchandise just keeps rolling out. So this week will be a split of some new, some old. And as always, it’s all rubbish.

Read More

Evangelion 3.33: You Will (Not) Enjoy

Hopefully most people who are interested have now had some time to digest Evangelion 3.33. But for the sake of anyone who hasn’t, or who doesn’t want their interpretation of events to be colored by other people’s opinions, I’ll keep this quasi-review spoiler free.

Read More

Evastore

Rubbish Evangelion Merchandise May 1, 2013 Edition

With Evangelion 3.33 released to home video, this past week has been a good one for rubbish Evangelion merchandise. Hopefully we’ll see some good Eva merchandise too. Mostly I want more Robot Damashii Evas and some of those Bandai Monster Arts Angels that were teased forever ago. For now, though, we’ll just have to have a few laughs at the shitty merch.

Read More

Evastore

Rubbish Evangelion Merchandise April 24, 2013 Edition: The Classics

Neon Genesis Evangelion is an anime. You know that. It’s also a marketing juggernaut. You think Star Wars is the village bicycle of intellectual properties? You’re wrong. There is much more Evangelion merchandise. Well, I don’t have facts to back that up. I do know there are tons of Evangelion toys out there. Beyond that, there’s a lot of branded Evangelion merchandise. Some of it might even be decent – who knows? I’ll probably only ever own a fraction of what’s out there. But there’s also terrible Evangelion merch – stuff that can’t possibly be good or useful. Stuff that makes you wonder why they even put an Evangelion logo on it (before reminding yourself that the answer is money). So to celebrate the release of Evangelion 3.33 to Blu-ray, I’ll be starting a quasi-regular feature called Rubbish Evangelion Merchandise. Guess what it’s about!

Read More

Challenge: Faking a blue hour photo

If you shoot with flash, chances are you’ve heard of David Hobby, who runs the Strobist blog. I recently happened upon his 2012 year-end post, which led me to a great article about the blue hour. Well, nominally it’s about the blue hour, but the article’s more about how we can creatively use colored light.

Read More

Mari Illustrious Makinami by Kotobukiya

Figure Review: Mari Illustrious Makinami by Kotobukiya

I was pretty excited to receive Kotobukiya’s Mari figure, mostly because I’m excited about any Mari figure that looks decent. After unboxing it, though, I was really struck by how much I dislike that plug suit design. This plug suit is featured in the opening minutes of Evangelion 2.0, used when Mari pilots EVA-05. I’m gonna be honest: dark green, off-white, and beige don’t make a great color combination.

Read More

Asuka Langley Shikinami by Max Factory

Figure Review: Asuka Langley Shikinami by Max Factory

Max Factory’s Asuka was released near the end of 2011, but it somehow missed my review pipeline. I didn’t even unbox it until the spring of 2012, though now it’s a mainstay of my display cabinets. This figure appeals to me in many ways: tight body suit, glossy red finish, cute facial expression, and it’s Asuka.

Read More

Mari Illustrious Makinami by Yamato

Figure Review: Mari Illustrious Makinami by Yamato

I finally got my photography setup up and running at my new apartment, so I thought I’d give it a test run. It’s also been a really long time since I did a figure review, and I want to shake off the rust. Yesterday I received Yamato’s Mari Makinami, originally a garage kit by Reflect, now a pre-painted PVC figure. I have a few other figures waiting to be reviewed but I wanted to do something fancier for them. This Mari figure, having a pretty plain design, seemed like a good one to test my new setup with.

Read More

Asuka Langley Soryu by Yamato

Figure Review: Asuka Langley Soryu by Yamato

There’s no secret about it: I’m a huge Evangelion fan. It seems strange, then, that I didn’t have any fixed-pose figures of any of the Eva characters until yesterday (though I have plenty of action figures). The problem is that most Eva PVC figures feature one of the female pilots in her plugsuit, striking some sort of pose for a nonexistent camera. This doesn’t bother me for most characters, but the Eva characters need more. Maybe it’s because I’m so used to seeing them, but a fixed-pose Eva figure needs to bring more to the table than a good sculpt and paint job.

Read More

  • 1
  • 2