Evangelion Gashapon Bandai Series 3
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Number of figures: 6
Price: 200 Yen/figure (machine price)
Released date: 2004
Added to collection: August 2005
This is the first gashapon set which I bought (I didn't even know they were called gashapons!). At the time, I've heard about Neon Genesis Evangelion but haven't watched the anime. I bought the set coz I thought the Rei and Asuka lookes pretty cool in their plug-suits.
The highlight of Series 3 is the Rei and Asuka pair in their plug-suits. Rei's plug-suit has a nice metallic shine to it and her face is painted very well. Both of the plug-suits are very detailed- there're even small metallic screws near the shoulders. I really like their pose with the background prop.
The other gashapons are nowhere as good. The faces on the Asuka and Rei gashapons in their summer clothes look abit weird- I think it's because of their eyes. However, I do like the Yui Ikari gashapon in lab coat and with her file. Also, I think the pose of Kaworu is really interesting and his uniform is done pretty well- it even comes with a belt!