A couple of days ago Max’s Mari went up for pre-order and like many a recent Eva figure I couldn’t resist pouncing.
Everyone keeps telling me her price is great for a 1/6th scale figure, ¥7,429 / $89 CAD but I can’t really agree, the yen has gained too much on my local currency and everything seems damned expensive now. Regardless, I’ll pony up the cash as required when Mari hits her release date.
She’s a rather simple looking figure I have to admit, and at 27.5 cm tall she’s about on par for the average full scale figure height of 165cm but I can’t help but think she’ll look slightly off compared to Koto’s 1/6th scale Eva figures. I hope she blends in nicely because I really like the pink they’ve chosen for her plugsuit, it’s so much more vibrant and out there than Kotobukiya’s. And while Kotobukiya’s Mari wants me to take a gander at her bottom, Max’s looks to be nicer, a nice tight bottom.
I have this vision you see, a vision I would have sworn to anyone that I saw in Eva 2.22. A vision of Mari standing atop Eva-02, wind blowing through her hair, standing at the top of the world as she looked down towards the destruction that lay forth. I told many people this vision as if it were truth, as if it happened in the movie and that this figure was made in it’s likeness. But there was always this tiny small little doubt in my mind that perhaps I didn’t see it there, perhaps I saw it elsewhere. So as I wrote this post I thought, I should confirm where I saw that so as to be factually correct, and as it would turn out, all of that is complete bullshit. I didn’t see it anywhere. I can’t find any evidence of it ever happening in the movie, nor in any official art (though I did find this, but no Eva), nor any fan art. I made the whole thing up it would seem. Despite that fabrication, I feel that is precisely what she is doing in this figure and as such I need to find a 1/6th scale Eva head on which to place her so as to match my imagined truth. Obviously a full 1/6th scale Eva would be far too massive.
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