Hey Everyone today I bring you a figure that I have unexpectedly come into owning: Asuka Langley, and since I assume she is from the new movies she would be Asuka Shikinami Langely. She actually holds a bit of sentimental value because...
I actually won her myself in a crane game! Ok the term "won" is making me a bit guilty here. I did indeed play a crane game till I got her. However the attendant helped me a bit after he saw me struggling with to get her.
Crane games however are way more rigged than they appear. They tantalize you with boxes seemingly half in the air and colorful bars adorning the case. You are sucked in and play it the game like an idiot and before long you realize it's tricks.
The boxes are carefully position so that they get stuck at the slightest touch, the seemingly shortest path to make the figure fall is actually the worst possible way to get it. The innocuous bars that adorn the case are covered in rubber, and any attempt to slide the figure off will prove futile.
However you are already too deep in, the game has suckered you out of few thousand yen, might as well blow another thousand and get the damn figure a millimeter away from falling. Thankfully though, I think the staff is trained to help you if they see you struggling with a figure for too long. Both me and a friend who also played a crane game for a figure were helped by kind attendants to finish getting the figures. Maybe we just got kind attendants, who knows.
Crane laments aside. Asuka is not a bad looking figure. She has the usual roughness of a prize figure and in truth I've seen better Asuka figures out there but she' s a keeper.
I've always wanted an Asuka figure however I never really found any that really satisfy me. I'm very critical of the things I'm fond of, and the things I don't like as much I don't really want to get. On the good side this attitude is good for my wallet.
An interesting thing that was pointed out to me is that's she is wearing her school uniform and not her plug suit. Guess its hard to compete with a vacuum packed leave-nothing-to-the-imagination suit but fully clothed girls have their charms too!
She still has a couple nice details for a prize figure. I especially like her hair ornament brain wave thingers. The have that plug suit shine and are pretty well accentuated.
I didn't like her face at first, specifically the mouth seemed a little too roughly made. Looking at these pictures I might have to change my opinion. Her blue eyes are a striking contrast to her signature red hair. I'm even starting to like the mouth a bit.
There is one weird thing about her sculpt though. Her feet have this concave form to them, it almost feels as if they were deformed or if she's wearing clown shoes. I tell myself that that's just because she's made from old style designs to make myself feel better.
Well I just had to take one of these didn't I? It's actually quite impossible to take a panty shot from the front, the base gets in the way before you can see anything. Maybe if you had a smaller camera to snake your way between the base.
When I won her they have me this bag with this really neat illustration of all 3 Eva pilot girls, I might have wanted the bag more than the figure hah. Unfortunately in my eagerness after winning I forced it in too roughly and ended up tearing up right through Mari's face and her glasses, the box I mean.
'Till next time~