Won these on the Urban Mine auctions. Paid more than I should have done for them, but ah well… Could’ve bought one from a Mandarake store for less, but was too late when I went to check. D’oh. Should have paid around ~£5 each, but ended up paying ~£10 each, so not a massive miscalculation.
And I do like them:
First up, Rei.
I do like the pearlescent nature of her outfit, and the expression feels “Rei”. There’s a decent amount of detail to be found in this figure, especially for its age.
Here’s her back:
Her “backpack” is present, and some shading in her hair. I like the colours chosen – distinctive, and complimentary.
Next up, Asuka:
Not as keen on her expression as Rei, but the pose is interesting. Also her number is a bit oddly placed.
The back of Asuka:
Nice amount of “animation” in the hair. And her butt.
Here’s a side shot, showing off more of her pose:
With both of these figures, I needed to heat the feet to get them on their bases – the plastic is kind of rubbery, so gets quite flexible when warmed. With Rei, I had to douse her in cold water, to prevent her from setting in a leaned position. I won’t be surprised if these figures will lean over time, but they’ll be easy enough to “reset”.
These figures make a nice pair, and am glad to have them.