Going to make this blog a twofer. These two items I got from an “Evangelion” vending machine – it wasn’t any specific series, but rather just random small Evangelion figures in gacha balls. I was going to buy some more items from it the next day when I had more change, but sadly I forgot to store the location. D’oh.
So, first up, the Mari figure I got:
This figure wouldn’t be something I’d ordinarily buy, but once I got her out, I was like.. yep, I want this. I like the fact she has a guitar – it makes it a more interesting figure. I also like her happy expression – is almost infectious. She’s been neatly painted, and I like that her glasses have been sculpted as a separate part.
From the side she’s OK, a couple of paint flaws. The ear sculpt is rather basic and a little odd.
The paint is neater on this side, which make it look better. I like her pigtails.
Yep. Pretty plain back here. Not much to this view. Guess you could admire her pigtails?
Overall she’s good for a gacha ball, even if she wasn’t officially a gacha figure XD.
And now for the other Mari, a keychain:
I already had the Rei version of this keychain, so this one can match with it.
She’s an OK little keychain. The paint is decently done, and the sculpting is good. As I’m not a big Mari fan, she won’t be up front and centre in my collection, but she passes muster to be part of my keychain collection.