EVA-01 Rebuild of Evangelion Ver.
- Name: EVA-01
- Number: 032
- Release Date:
- Char. Design: Hideaki Anno
- Toy Design: Katsuhisa Yamaguchi
- SRP:￥ 1,900
Review by JoshB
The EVA-01 Rebuild of Evangelion Ver. Revoltech is a completely new toy, sharing nothing with the original aside from it being the same character.
The new Evangelion movie “Rebuild of Evangelion” re-introduces the Eva franchise to a new legion of fans. The movie is basically a prettied up version of the TV show, with added CG effects and updated designs for the Eva’s and Angels.
At first glance this EVA doesn’t look a whole lot different from its predecessor, but upon closer inspection it becomes clear that this is a very different toy.
For one, this version is taller and sleeker. The paint application is different and even key design areas like the chest have been redesigned. The green pads on the chest are actually separate pieces and attached to the shoulder joint. The waist joint connects differently from the original, relying on a third panel to cover the Revoltech joint.
The hips still use swivel joints, but the knees are now double jointed, giving the Unit -01 an astounding range of motion.
The toy comes with so many accessories that they actually had to add a second tray in front of the figure.
- G-type shoulder armor & scope
- shoulder armor with progressive knife
- optional head
- progressive knife with effect part
- umbilical cable
- four pairs of optional hands
- display base
The optional shoulder parts are placed differently based on which parts you are replacing. If you want to add the G-type shoulder armor & scope you need to remove the entire shoulder assembly and replace it with the new one. The scope is articulated with 3 Revoltech joints and can be positioned around the face.
The shoulder armor with progressive knife goes on the left shoulder and the knife is not removable. There is also a third shoulder that has a small panel that pops out – I’m not sure what the purpose of this panel is.
The progressive knife is kind of cool because it comes with a small piece of plastic that resembles an explosion at the tip.
As with all EVA’s, it comes with an umbilical power cord. The plug attaches to the back and the cord is actually stiff wire, which makes for another support when posing.
The stand is your basic Revoltech stand.
I know most of us don’t really need another EVA-01 toy, but I think it is different enough that it may be worth purchasing. If you don’t already have a small EVA army – pick it up! It’s great!
|Posted 11 October, 2007 - 08:49 by JoshB|