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A Giant Evangelion Statue For Only $14,700

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This month a 6.5 foot Evangelion Unit-01 will be released in Japan. It’s priced at 1.58 million yen or $14,708.62.

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Available for order online, the limited-edition statue, made by Kaiyodo, was shown earlier this year at the Wonder Fes in Japan.

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Famed figure sculpture Shinobu Matsumura created the original statue, which was then scanned for 3D printing. The resulting statue weighs 143 pounds, with parts given a UV coating so the color won’t fade. 

When the statue was first announced, Kaiyodo said that local dealers are scheduled to handle sales in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Europe, and the United States.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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This looks VERY familiar. I could swear I bought a version of this statue (same pose, Sachiel base and everything) well over ten years ago. It was around 8 inches tall, and had die-cast elements to it (although I think most of it was plastic or resin or something). Anyone else recall this?