Posted by marc March 31, 2016
Evangelion Unit-01 Test Type 400% Kubrick

Neon Genesis: Evangelion definitely has its haters, but there's no denying how influential it was and how prominent it still is. It was the Star Wars of anime in terms of merch. Between action figures, model kits, games, manga, art books, accessories, and plenty more, the franchise has certainly raked in more money from merchandise than from its original TV incarnation. When it came to plastic, the Eva train didn't stop at action figures and models: Medicom produced multiple sets of 100% Kubricks and Be@rbricks (and recently produced single non-blindboxed series for the franchise's movie remakes). The crown jewel, though, is the Evangelion Unit-01 400% Kubrick. Sculpted by Hideaki Hirata and released originally as an exclusive for 2003's Wonder Fest in Japan, only 1,000 are said to exist. Standing 10 inches tall, the figure is still far shorter than the "real" skyscraper-sized Eva unit, but it still towers over the rest of an Eva Kubrick collection. It even came with the same accessories as its 100%-sized counterpart, albeit at a way bigger scale: a removable helmet that reveals Unit-01's bandaged face, a "progressive knife", a pallet gun, and an umbilical cable. At the time of release, list price was $50. I paid $85 for mine on eBay in 2012, and that was a steal. I can't find any examples available for purchase at the moment, but I when I do see them, they typically go for about $120. If you're a fan of Evangelion and a Kubrick / Be@rbrick collector, this is a must!

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