Everyone loves hot women in tight latex costumes, amirite? I must be because there are way too many out there and I’m amassing quite the collection myself.
I somewhat dislike Kotobukiya for choosing to make this Rei 1/7th scale, their previous Eva figures were 1/6th and now this one will stand out as being different from all the rest. I have a 1/8th Rei already, and a 1/6th, why couldn’t she have been one of these scales? Because of this, I hope that Koto has at least an Asuka planned in a similar scale because I wouldn’t want Rei to be lonely. Ideally they’d have a Misato and Mari as well, but perhaps that’s pushing it, no one ever makes a Misato figure 🙁
I like the curvature of Rei’s pose it reminds me a little of this illustration by Sadamoto Yoshiyuki, one I’ve liked for quite some time. Looking at the darker of the official shots, her hair looks extremely well done, I almost think we’ll never receive that detail in the finished product but one can hope. I also get the feeling from the official pics, she’s meant to be looking upwards from the viewer. Looking at the only shot where her eyes are directed at the camera, her face doesn’t appear quite right, her eyes perhaps too small I’m not sure, but in every other shot she’s looking just above the camera and everything works perfectly. Or perhaps, I just don’t like Rei’s red eyes looking into my soul.
As always, more info at MFC.