You Are (Not) Alone, Rei
As long as it is a good-quality product, I will never be bored of recurrent Evangelion figures of Rei and Asuka. And, unfortunately for my resources, guys from Kotobukiya are rather competent.
So, I hope you are not allergic to the pioneer of expressionless characters, since today’s figure pictures are devoted to miss Rei Ayanami!
Those who have been with mukyaa.com since June ’07 may remember my first Rei figure. But I still missed a “true” one, that is to say with here plugsuit on. I was first looking for the 1/5 scaled ALTER’s one, which could have been great put aside Asuka, but I really don’t like this side of Rei, when she’s covered with white bandages. I know it is an important part of her character, but to me it breaks all the meaning of wearing a damn hot plugsuit! Just a matter of taste ^^;
After all, Rei can also be very seductive, and not only in ero doujinshi. Besides this is how I like her… how she looks attractrive of course! not how she is in H-mangas… mmhh… though…
So it did not take me long to decide this figure will be my “so wanted Rei in a plugsuit”. Not only because she has such great curves, but also because of her gaze and the way she stands on this very original unit-00 like base.
Her blue hair may look a bit odd, like jelly, especially her lower locks, but that is only because I am trying to find something wrong with this figure hehe. No, seriously, there are still few moulding hitches, that can be seen by looking closely at her hair, or thighs, but for a Kotobukiya’s product, this Rei is great!
The kit was originally sculpted by Tsukuru Shirahige, who also designed another great Evangelion figure which will certainly be sold out quickly when it will be released in March or April, and representing the gorgeous Misato Katsuragi! Be sure that it will be my next NERV member figure ^^
- Manufactured by Kotobukiya
- 1/6 scale completed pvc/abs figure
- First released in December 2007 in Japan
- List Price of 6,800 JPY
For more detailed pictures, check foo-bar-baz review which is very complet.
About those pictures, I wanted to use the minimum of light, and really like how things turned up. But they may look a bit too dark through some screen. Mine is rather bright, but I assume the result won’t be the same everywhere. Should have think about it earlier, sorry ~_~
No tripod this time, and added to this, the voluntary lack of light, I was forced to set the aperture to f/5.6 with a small exposure time, against a usual f/25 or even f/32 and long exposure. Not bad to change habits time to time hehe. But this should explain why pictures have more blurred parts than usual. All details about the settings used for my pictures are available thanks to Flickr. Just click on “more properties” when browsing the picture gallery.