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Shinji & Kaworu (SEGA PM Q Figures) reviewShinji & Kaworu (SEGA PM Q Figures) review

clcclc3 years agoReview
Hello MFC! (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

I decided to post yet another figure review!
Some of you may be fed up with them but as I received largely encouragement I decided to continue! (˘⌣˘)

Please hold your rotten tomatoes (keep them for later .. or at least after the post). I hope this review would be an enjoyable read for you! (^o^)

Feel free to comment and suggest things for improvement!
Note: All ratings are as of a quality of a Prize figure

Attention:
Picture heavy!
Bad Picture quality!
Bad Photographic skills!
Possibly messed-up English too ...
You have been warned!

In the review I'm covering again two figures.
This time I'm going to talk about:ITEM #236267 and ITEM #236263
http://i.imgur.com/CT3WhOm.jpg

Previously, I did a review of another pair of figures for those same characters.
Notably, ITEM #157799 & ITEM #157807
Please feel free to have a look at it if interested -> BLOG #17847

Also, I recommend reading the review of their Vertex figure ITEM #198470.
Cortesy to tomoko for making it -> BLOG #19699

http://i.imgur.com/sZtSPDf.gif

Figures' Details:
Date of release: March 2015
Type: PM figure
Manufacturer: SEGA
Dimensions: ~180 mm (with the bases)

Based on the Official Poster artwork from the movie Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
It reprsents a night sky with Shinji and Kaworu listening to music and sitting on a block.
Here is a part of the Poster (~^.^~)
http://i.imgur.com/lB89uQi.jpg

Purchase:
I bought them as a set from Kingplayer.
Around 4,200 Y for both (without shipping costs).

Shipping
As it was a reseller I received them 2 months after their release in Japan.
Moreover, I saw tons of negative comments for this shop which stressed me out.
In the end, my order turned out just fine and I didn't have any issues with them except the waiting time.

Nevertheless, the one thing that matters the most is that I was extremely happy when I got them <3

Availability as of this moment:
I don't know, actually. SEGA prize figures are rarely diffucult to find.
However, as many people are searching for those currently - maybe the are not that available now (^^;;). Though, I have seen the pop-up sometimes on AmiAmi Pre-owned section and Manda.

Ikari Shinji by SEGA
Nagisa Kaworu by SEGA

http://i.imgur.com/fQ78BB6.gif

http://i.imgur.com/2A6Ywi2.gif

Packaging (7/10) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Nothing too spectacular. The two boxes are exactly the same.
There are no additional pictures, aside that of the figures themselves.
The front is transparent, pretty standard but overall, pretty nice.

http://i.imgur.com/ixTGKnHl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qWGZ3OPl.jpg


Base (7/10) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

The figures come separately from the bases.
Every base is half of a square and have pegs on which the characters have to fit. But as you can see they don't fit perfectly next to each other, Shinji's base is a mm taller, Kaworu's base is slightly uneven at the bottom - just the normal minor things.

http://i.imgur.com/MiD5Kqzl.jpg

However, the peg for Kaworu's hand gave me a bit ot trouble but I managed.
http://i.imgur.com/ykZaIGjl.jpg

Painting (7/10) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Overall, the figures look really very good.
Some really small paint transfers here and there.
The paint job is bit sloppy on the details, on the t-shirts, the hair and the earphones but it could have been much worse.

Sculpting (8/10) ★★★★★★★★☆☆

They both turned out great! (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
I do prefer the suits but school uniforms are also nice for a change ^///^

Some flaws are present but not very noticeable.

Hair is always a bit meh.
http://i.imgur.com/C9GtkMtl.jpg

The main drawback for me is how huge the earphones look like.
They seem a bit too big for their ears. (-_-;) (You can see how big the hole in Kaworu's ear is.)

Close-ups:
http://i.imgur.com/3vEL9d5l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/8Qc05aVl.jpg

And they are fiddly to attach T^T (Thankfully the material is elastic enough to bend without breaking but it still worries me when I have to push.)

http://i.imgur.com/oqgzX0Ll.jpg



Head:
Shinji
http://i.imgur.com/yseIke3l.jpg
Kaworu
http://i.imgur.com/ZeAG5qQl.jpg

Body:
Shinji
Ah those slender bodies ^.~
http://i.imgur.com/krfZofOl.jpg
They have added some cool details as Shinji's belt ^.~
http://i.imgur.com/wWkKyNAl.jpg
Kaworu
http://i.imgur.com/9tmT1aSl.jpg
And those tiny long legs ^^;;
http://i.imgur.com/jH7YVX9l.jpg


Legs:
Shinji
http://i.imgur.com/XiI9r3kl.jpg
Kaworu
http://i.imgur.com/mjdcEqAl.jpg

Back&Sides:

Shinji
http://i.imgur.com/xuO0fgkl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LBkCiuJl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YBDhEAWl.jpg

Kaworu
http://i.imgur.com/f1mFCApl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/upRz3bCl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/D5o6T5pl.jpg

Posing (10/10) ★★★★★★★★★★

The figures are back to back but their backs are actually not touching!
I don't know if that was my unability to put properly the bases well together or it's something else but I can't just make them be back-to-back T^T

http://i.imgur.com/Q9SuVLEl.jpg

Otherwise, the pose is simple but nice.
It comes close to the original and that works finefor me (*-*)

Shinji
http://i.imgur.com/Ug088q1l.jpg

Kaworu
http://i.imgur.com/luTGVQsl.jpg

Enjoyment (10/10) ★★★★★★★★★★

I was excited when they announced the figures and I'm incredibly glad that I purchased those!
So if you have a chance to snatch them and you lke the characters - go for it!

(Rant) I'd love to see a nice scale figure of Shinji one day, though (-_-)
Or a nice scale of the pair (I'm discarding the Vertex' version completely)

http://i.imgur.com/qmmGRD0l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/zSKxBGIl.jpg

I tried putting them side by side
http://i.imgur.com/QTs4zMsl.jpg

And that's all folks!

http://i.imgur.com/rMm9CVPl.jpg

Hope you enjoyed this review! (you can throw your tomatoes now)
Thank you for your time and feel free to drop a comment!

PS. This time I made the photo shoot otside.
Obviously, as it was rainy these days I made it on the balcony as you have noticed. (^^;;)
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clc (3 years ago) #3137816I had to compensate with something XD Plus, let's face it the movie had a decent amount of hints ^///^
Hmm, I see what you mean now - although, I don't know if it's because I didn't fit them properly, or the angle is just weird, or it's the sun lighting ... *now cannot unsee it*


Oh yeah, I watched the movie with my bf and he got pretty tired during the whole piano-scene, lol!

Well even scaled figures have the peg-problem a lot and you see it happening even more with prize and trading figures, so yeah... ^^'' I also don't like to force pegs too much as it can damage the figure or snap the peg.
3 years ago
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Maakie (3 years ago) #3119878Oh man the amount of fanservice even before the review starts! xD
I had to compensate with something XD Plus, let's face it the movie had a decent amount of hints ^///^

Maakie (3 years ago) #3119878 The only thing I'm bothered with is how from some angles it looks like the figures "float" instead of properly sitting down on their bases, but that's because of the figures and not your photography of course. ;)
Hmm, I see what you mean now - although, I don't know if it's because I didn't fit them properly, or the angle is just weird, or it's the sun lighting ... *now cannot unsee it*
3 years ago
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Oh man te amount of fanservice even before the review starts! xD The pictures are way better than you told in the beginning, not to worry about that. I enjoyed the review. :) The only thing I'm bothered with is how from some angles it looks like the figures "float" instead of properly sitting down on their bases, but that's because of the figures and not your photography of course. ;)
3 years ago
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tomoko (3 years ago) #3105693Ahh they're so cute, great review! Im so glad that I own them~
Thank you and yes, indeed, they are lovely (*3*)
3 years ago
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Ahh they're so cute, great review! Im so glad that I own them~
3 years ago
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Ricotta (3 years ago) #3101541It's amazing how a prize figure has an overall better quality than a rather expensive statue. Great review!
Thank you very much (^^).

keybanl (3 years ago) #3101691I have the same figures, I liked your review. The only difference from mine is that the paint job looks a little bit cleaner, mine also had the base problem.
Hmm, true, usually the figures' quality can vary slightly. Nevertheless, SEGA have been consistently good.

Dragneil (3 years ago) #3101978I really love this set, now I have to hunt them down.
I noticed that I always look for a match for my figures - whether it's a part of a pair, part of the main cast, even same line sometimes ... Wish you good luck with the hunt!

solluxcaptor (3 years ago) #3101586This set is honestly one of my favourite non-Asuka Evangelion figures, I really do need to get my hands on it sometime! <3
The set is totally worthy! (*-*) I believe it should not be that difficult to obtain them.
3 years ago
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I really love this set, now I have to hunt them down.

It's also funny as I was thinking last night when looking at my blue rays of 1.0 and 2.0 thinking if they are ever going to release 3.0 xD
3 years ago
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I have the same figures, I liked your review. The only difference from mine is that the paint job looks a little bit cleaner, mine also had the base problem.
3 years ago
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This set is honestly one of my favourite non-Asuka Evangelion figures, I really do need to get my hands on it sometime! <3
3 years ago
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It's amazing how a prize figure has an overall better quality than a rather expensive statue. Great review!
3 years ago