This is one of the first figures on my get list. However, it was out of stock everywhere when I decided to start collecting figures. I was really glad when it was announced that it will be available sometime near the end of this year. I ordered it from KidNemo and it arrived on December 19. Here’s my review.
First off, I wasn’t very happy with KidNemo’s packaging this time :mad: . They decided to use a box that was larger than that of the figure. To be able to fit in the shipping box, the figure box had to be positioned diagonally inside with lots of styro bits all around it. From past experience, this is the usual cause of damages on the figure’s box. What happens is when the external shipping box is poked or dropped, the pressure on that spot pushes the styro bits onto the figure, causing dents and creases. Oddly it is the figures with the least amount of styro bits that arrive without any dents or creases. :?:
Now for the figure itself.
To tell you honestly, I was a bit disappointed :roll: . The paint done on her looked like it was rushed. The front part of her outfit is generally smooth, until you get to the lower edge. It looks like someone pressed a gloved finger or some sort of smooth instrument against her pelvis before the paint had it’s chance to fully dry. The little details on her clothes aren’t precise and seem a bit smudged and hurried.
My other peeve is that her right cheek has black smudges. Looks like someone with dirty fingers or gloves handled her there. Naughty. Seriously though, does anyone know how to get rid of smudges like this? Guh. It’s not obvious in the picture though. My camera fails me! :eek:
The best feature, I must say, is her face: it looks so serene. The figure is a bit out of character, but isn’t that true for a lot of Shunya’s fanart? This is part of the reason why I decided not to get Rogue, but in Rei’s case, I’ve wanted to get her since I started collecting. Despite the little defects here and there that my camera couldn’t capture (I swear I’m not seeing things), I’m pretty happy with this figure. :)
Character: Rei Ayanami
Series: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Figure Name: Creator’s Labo #015 Evangelion: Rei Ayanami 1/8 PVC Figure
Figure Company: Yamato
Scale and Material used: 1/8 Scale, PVC