My Phone Is Protected, All’s Right with the World
I usually hate it when a franchise is whored out and merch is made left and right. But with one of my favorite things of all time, Neon Genesis: Evangelion, I can’t get enough of it. Stussy have collaborated with Gainax to create these classy iPhone 5 cases. Having the Stussy logo in Rei Blue (which should be an official Pantone color) was a great move.
Source: Freshness
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My Phone Is Protected, All’s Right with the World

I usually hate it when a franchise is whored out and merch is made left and right. But with one of my favorite things of all time, Neon Genesis: Evangelion, I can’t get enough of it. Stussy have collaborated with Gainax to create these classy iPhone 5 cases. Having the Stussy logo in Rei Blue (which should be an official Pantone color) was a great move.

Source: Freshness

Check it: More Eva posts from Albotas
Buy: Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance Blu-ray

Papercraft Eva Unit 01

The Human Instrumentality Project couldn’t engineer this amazing papercraft if they tried. Yes, it transforms into that tank, and yes, that’s an RX-78 in the background. Blasphemy! I kid - I love both Evangelion and Gundam (UC Gundam, that is).

Source: Wonder via NOTCOT

Check it: More Eva posts from Albotas
Buy: Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance

Daicon Opening Animations: A Love Letter to Japanese Pop Culture

Commentor Aaron M. Fitzwater alerted us to the awesomeness of the DAICON Opening Animations. These were amateur projects created by the people who would go on to form Gainax (Eva, FLCL, Gunbuster). The first one (1981) is a bit rough around the edges but the second one (1983) looks anything but amateur. As brownkidd himself said, “If Albotas could be summed up in one YouTube clip, it would be the DAICON IV opening.”

Monthly Revoltech Report (April 2012)

Each month, Kaiyodo puts out a new super-articulated toy for its Yamaguchi series, usually based on a giant robot. Hit the link to find out what’s available today and what’s coming out in the next few months.

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(Source: kaiyodo.co.jp)

Cops have their guns. All’s right with the world.
I spilt some Honey Bunches of Oats on my lap this morning while watching the news. No, I wasn’t shocked by the fact that this cop is strangling someone protesting an anti-LGBT Tea Party rally. That stuff’s common enough. What caught my eye was the dude’s shirt. Yep. He’s wearing an Evangelion / Nerv shirt.
I think this guy and the dude on the cover of Every Time I Die’s new CD (who was in a similar situation) should have a protest. To the death.
Photo by Paul Weiskel

Cops have their guns. All’s right with the world.

I spilt some Honey Bunches of Oats on my lap this morning while watching the news. No, I wasn’t shocked by the fact that this cop is strangling someone protesting an anti-LGBT Tea Party rally. That stuff’s common enough. What caught my eye was the dude’s shirt. Yep. He’s wearing an Evangelion / Nerv shirt.

I think this guy and the dude on the cover of Every Time I Die’s new CD (who was in a similar situation) should have a protest. To the death.

Photo by Paul Weiskel

You Can (Not) Turn Left: Evangelion GPS

You know, I don’t think I’d mind hearing “recalculating” every 20 seconds if it was Misato Katsuragi saying it. This awesome NERV-themed GPS receiver has a very cool GUI that looks like it came straight from Tokyo-3. It even displays your car as an Eva unit.

(Source: sankakucomplex.com)

Monthly Revoltech Report (March 2012)

Each month, Kaiyodo puts out a new super-articulated toy for its Yamaguchi series, usually based on a giant robot. This month’s toy isn’t a robot, but he’s got a robot hand. It’s Edward from Full Metal Alchemist. Next month, another FMA character will be released, and the following month, a new Eva will be up for sale. Hit the link for more pics and info on each.

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(Source: kaiyodo.co.jp)

Monthly Revoltech Report (Feb. 2012)

Each month, Kaiyodo puts out a new super-articulated toy for its Yamaguchi series, usually based on a giant robot. This month’s giant robot is Eva Unit 04 from the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series. And for the two following months, you can pick up Full Metal Alchemist figures. Hit the link for more info and pics for each.

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(Source: kaiyodo.co.jp)

A Little Bit on the Edgy Eva Side: If the previous post about a cutesy Eva sweatshirt left you with a bit of throw-up in your mouth, check out this Eva-01 themed bike jacket. It’s made from genuine Eva skin.

A Little Bit on the Edgy Eva Side: If the previous post about a cutesy Eva sweatshirt left you with a bit of throw-up in your mouth, check out this Eva-01 themed bike jacket. It’s made from genuine Eva skin.

A Little Bit on the Cuddly Eva Side: Have you ever wanted to cuddle with an Eva unit? No? Well, then. If you know someone who might, tell them to check out these Eva-themed sweatshirts available at the official Eva Store.
[Eva Store via Japanator]

A Little Bit on the Cuddly Eva Side: Have you ever wanted to cuddle with an Eva unit? No? Well, then. If you know someone who might, tell them to check out these Eva-themed sweatshirts available at the official Eva Store.

[Eva Store via Japanator]

Monthly Revoltech Report (Jan. 2012)

Each month, Kaiyodo puts out a new super-articulated toy for its Yamaguchi series, usually based on a giant robot. This month sees the release of BAPE’s Baby Milo mascot. Next month we’ll get an Eva Unit-04 from the Evangelion remake series of movies. And March will bring a plastic Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist. Hit the link for more pics and info.

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(Source: kaiyodo.co.jp)

Revoltech Review: Gunbuster



I hadn’t bought a Revoltech figure in a long time until Gunbuster joined the group of giant robots shrunk down and cast into plastic by Kaiyodo. Yeah, it came out back in February. I know I’m late. Better late than never though, right? Hit the jump for our review of Revoltech No. 101: Gunbuster.

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Monthly Revoltech Report (Oct. 2011)

Each month, Kaiyodo puts out a new super-articulated toy for its Yamaguchi series, usually based on a giant robot. Yesterday saw the launch of Himura Kenshin and Himura Battohsai from Rurouni Kenshin. The double release was Kaiyodo’s way of celebrating the series’ 15th anniversary.

Next month, we’ll get Eva Unit 05 from the Rebuild of Evangelion series of movies. This figure is massive - 160mm tall.

Next month will also see the release of Jehuty from Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner. The paint job is slightly different from the first Jehuty figure, but it comes with some different accessories. If you’ve put off buying a Jehuty figure this long, just wait until next month to get this slightly shinier version.

The last Revoltech figure of 2011 will be Anubis, also from ZOE 2. Someone better make an awesome stop-motion video of Jehuty and Anubis fighting to the death.

You saw all these in last month’s Monthly Revoltech Report, you say? I know, I know. But Kaiyodo didn’t announce any new figures since then - at least in the Yamaguchi series (the series that this report is meant to cover). To make up for it, here are some shots of Revoltech’s Pixar series, available on December 15, 2011. They’ve got Wall-E and a set of Finding Nemo characters.

Check back on the 15th of each month for Albotas’ monthly Revoltech report.

Monthly Revoltech Report (Sep. 2011)

Each month, Kaiyodo puts out a new super-articulated toy for its Yamaguchi series, usually based on a giant robot. Launching today is Eva Unit 06 from the Rebuild of Evangelion series of movies. This one’s got a super cool color scheme, a translucent halo, and a moon that can attach to the back of the figure. A light inside the moon makes it glow and even transmits light to the translucent eyes, making them glow. Very cool.

Next mont will be a double whammy with both Himura Kenshin and Himura Battohsai from Rurouni Kenshin getting the Revoltech treatment. The figures are meant to celebrate the series’ 15th anniversary. I smell a plastic sword fight coming.


November is another month with a double release. First, there’s an alternate Jehuty figure from Zone of the Enders. Figure 103 from April was a figure of Jehuty, but this one is slightly different looking and has a lot of new accessories. I think that’s kind of mean to release two similar figures so close in time to one another. I’m a bit obsessed over Zone of the Enders, so I do want this one, but I just spent $55 on the last one. Pass.

The other November figure is Eva Unit 05 from the Rebuild of Evangelion series. This Eva is a creepy mofo. It’s like a giant praying mantis. But with a giant spear attached to it. The figure is 160cm tall - a good 20cm taller than most of the giant robot editions.

We usually only get to peer two months into the Revoltech future. But this time we get to see all the way ahead into December. And that’s when you can get your hands on this awesome Anubis figure from Zone of the Enders. Those Jehuty figures aren’t going to fight themselves, you know. Being a big fan of the series, I’m probably going to pick this up. But images of Anubis - god of the afterlife, not the giant robot - have always creeped me out. So maybe not…

Check back on the 15th of each month for Albotas’ monthly Revoltech report.

Ice Cream Courtesy of Tokyo 3
Two of my favorite things are Evangelion and ice cream. So this roll featuring the face of the third angel, Sachiel, looks especially delicious. Plus it comes with a statue of Asuka and a Progressive Knife for all your cake cutting needs. It might melt on the way from Japan though. Sadface.

Ice Cream Courtesy of Tokyo 3

Two of my favorite things are Evangelion and ice cream. So this roll featuring the face of the third angel, Sachiel, looks especially delicious. Plus it comes with a statue of Asuka and a Progressive Knife for all your cake cutting needs. It might melt on the way from Japan though. Sadface.

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