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Kotobukiya announces gothic lolita Ayanami Rei

Figure maker Kotobukiya updated this afternoon with a vendor listing for a new Ayanami Rei (gothic lolita “noir” version) PVC figure from Neon Genesis Evangelion. She’s set for release in October at 7,140 yen and 1/7 scale (height unspecified), with a sculpt from Nishimura Naoki (Pilot). She’s designed to match Kotobukiya’s earlier released gothic lolita Asuka, and her hat is removable. Images below:

Alter does Evangelion Rei, P3 Elizabeth, Onee Chanbara Aya

Figure maker Alter updated their official site this morning with listings for three new figures scheduled to appear in their October ’08 release lineup! The first is Ayanami Rei, heroine of the Eva franchise (here credited as being from the new movie, though it’s hard to tell). Her sculpt is from Numakura Toshiaki, and she’s set for release at 1/8 scale (17 cm long) and 6,090 yen retail. Next up is Elizabeth from Persona 3 FES, with a sculpt from Saitou Fumiki. She’s also due out at 6,090 yen and 1/8 scale (22 cm tall). Finally there’s Aya, from Onee-Chanbara VorteX. She’s due out at 1/7 scale (25 cm tall) and 8,190 yen, with a sculpt from Takeuchi Goutarou (Atelier Bamboo). None of the three appear to be significantly castoffable. Images below:

Revoltech Yotsuba Summer DX, bandage Rei preorders

As reported last night, preorders opened today at 1:00 PM for Kaiyodo’s Revoltech action figure series Yotsubato! summer vacation DX set and Fraeulein Ayanami Rei (bandage version). Both are sculpted by Enoki Tomohide (Eyewater), as variants of previous Revoltech releases (the original Yotsuba and Fraeulein Ayanami). They’re both scheduled for release on August 1st, with Yotsuba accompanied by three face parts, seven hand parts and a cicada, a hat, a bag, an ice cream, a bug-catching net, a bug box, a base, and an extra joint. Rei comes wtih the Lance of Longinus, an extra head, three hands, and a base. Yotsuba retails for 2,600 yen at 12 cm tall, while Rei comes in at 2,200 yen and 15 cm tall.

In related news, Kaiyodo’s Yotsubato! Fuuka PVC is also scheduled for reissue on August first, as is their original Fraeulein #1 Ayanami Rei. Images of the new Yotsuba and bandage Rei below:

Mogudan to release new Ayanami doujinshi

Master illustrator and character designer of questionably proportioned heroines Mogudan is at it again! Having not produced a new doujinshi under his own name since Ayanami Dai Ikkai in the summer of 2006 it was thought that he may have vacated the scene entirely, but a homepage update today brings the news that after almost two years he’s back with another installment of his increasingly fantastically depicted Ayanami Rei series: Omake Hon Soushuuhen Sono 1. The book contains a compilation of work previously released as event-limited extras or in other limited edition formats, revised and edited from the original rough material, as well as several pages of all new original work. The total page count is unknown, but the book is scheduled for release on May 27th so we’ll look for more comprehensive information to appear in preorder listings soon.

As with similar doujin items this book will likely only be available internationally via proxy. Thanks to Faust for the tipoff on this! (no more)

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Ayanami, Kanu, Didii figure updates

Three minor bits of figure news today: first is word from Kotobukiya that their plug suit Ayanami Rei will be reissued in September at 7,140 yen, 1/6 scale (20 cm tall), and with a sculpt from Shirahige Tsukuru. Preorders for the reissue should be open soon.

Next, online shop Ganbo Store has announced that preorders for a limited color version of Happinet’s armored Kanu Unchou will open officially at noon on May 22nd. We can infer from this that regular edition preorders will open around that same time as well, and we’ll be keeping an eye out for those in the next week or two.

Finally, Hobby Japan is reporting that their magazine-limited Jingai Makyou Didii will be shipping on May 21st. Those who ordered via Play-Asia or another proxy service can expect their deliveries to ship around that time. (no more)

Figure Review: Yamashita Shunya’s Ayanami Rei

The combination of a Yoshizawa Mitsumasa sculpt and a Yamashita Shunya design is enough to evoke a Pavlovian drooling response in many figure collectors, myself among them. Formerly available exclusively in limited resin kit form, the announcement from Yamato at last summer’s Wonder Festival that the Yamashita / Yoshizawa team’s coproduced Ayanami Rei would be coming in PVC was incredibly welcome news. Following shortly on the heels of other significant Yamato releases last December Rei was lost in the shuffle here at HD, but we’re happy to finally be able to bring you a review of this great figure!

Figure News: Movic’s Ayanami Rei, Shueisha’s Akashiya Moka preorders open, Piccolo launches painted resin line

Some noteworthy bits of figure news in this evening, starting with word from Amiami that Movic’s Ayanami Rei PVC (the standard plug suit version we scooped back at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition) is now up for preorder, with release expected in February at 5,250 yen, 1/8 scale, and a sculpt from Hiroshi of Sakurazensen. Moving on: previous looks at Shueisha’s Akashiya Moka PVC from Rosario to Vampire weren’t that inspiring, but now that’s she’s up for preorder she’s looking much nicer. She’s coming to us from the new “Shueisha Solid Selection” brand in late May, at 1/8 scale and 5,000 yen retail. Finally, character goods maker Piccolo made news today with the unveiling of Kaze no Stigma‘s Kannagi Ayano and Samurai 7‘s Kirara in a new line of figures they’re calling “Reijin CAST”. They’re prepainted resins (the name is a pun as reijin 麗人 means “beautiful woman”), and both retail in March at 1/8 scale (8,925 yen for Kirara and 9,975 yen for Ayano). (no more)

Figure News: 07/11/09 evening preorders

Amiami has another decent batch of preorders up tonight, including Toys Planning’s Miyamura Miyako PVC from ef who clocks in at 20 cm tall and is due out in January at 6,500 yen; Movic’s Corticarte Apa Lagranges (adult ver.) PVC from Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica, due out in January at 5,880 yen and 1/8 scale (21 cm tall); an Ayanami Rei cold cast from Evangelion (in white and black bikini versions) from Aizu Project, due out in February at 1/8 scale and 12,600 yen; and a Tsumura Tokiko PVC from Busou Renkin, due out from Organic in December at 1,890 yen and 12 cm tall. (no more)

Figure News: Kaiyodo’s Revoltech Fraeulein Ayanami Rei action figure up for preorder on November 1st

In continuing coverage of Revoltech’s Fraeulein series of bishoujo action figures, the maker’s official blog reported and online figure shop Digitamin confirms that the first item in the series lineup, Ayanami Rei of Evangelion, will be up for preorder on November 1st with release scheduled for January 1st, 2008. In anticipation of the release Digitamin has created a product entry complete with a full image gallery exhibiting Rei in many of the poses made possible by the figure; this initial offering in the lineup goes on sale at 2,000 yen, with subsequent figures (Fate’s Rin and Eva’s Asuka are confirmed) priced at 2,200 yen. While Revoltech figures are regularly reissued to meet demand, those interested getting in on this first batch of Rei are advised to get their preorders in early as she’s likely to be a very hot item. November 1st Update: as of 6:00 PM this evening she is now available for preorder around the internet. (no more)

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