To celebrate the 40th and 20th anniversary of the Sanyo Shinkansen and Neon Genesis Evangelion respectively, the West Japan Railway Company will be outfitting its 500 Series Shinkansen with an Eva inspired paint scheme. Starting in Autumn 2015 and running tunil March, 2017, the promotion will feature NGE inspired travel experience, events and memorabilia.
My Neighbor Totoro is one of the most critically acclaimed animated films of all time as well as one of the many masterpieces created by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. So it should be no surprise that even though the film was released in the late 80s, new merchandise based on the film will be released starting in April all thanks to a partnership between Diamond Comic Distributors and Japanese distributor BENELIC. One of the new items, which is priced at $39.99 and is to be released this April is the My Neighbor Totoro Totoro on a Choo-Choo Diorama (pictured above) which features Totoro sitting inside a small wooden train. Other new items include: Read More »
Released in 1988, director Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro became a hallmark of Japanese animated cinema and won praise globally from the World of Cinema. The unique and captivating characters and scenes from the film, which serve as a source of inspiration to many, have resulted in a host of artistic LEGO creations.Read More »
Hello Kitty and Evangelion are undertaking a new collaboration featuring, who else, but a plush Hello Kitty outfitted with EVA Unit-01’s armor. The plush can also sport dog tags (which are actually key chains) that feature Hello Kitty and Evangelion inspired designs. Due out in March, the new Evangelion Synchronized with Hello Kitty plush and key chain will be available through the Japanese department store ZOZOTOWN and will be priced at ¥2,100 / $24 and ¥1,050 / $12 each, respectively.
Pictures of the upcoming DX Chogokin VF-171 Nightmare Plus have appeared on Tamashii’s website. The nearly 10 inch tall figure of the Variable Fighter from the Macross Frontier anime transforms from fighter mode to GERWALK mode to Battroid mode and features die-cast, in addition to plastic parts.
The DX Chogokin VF-171 Nightmare Plus is due out April, 2013 and will carry a price tag of ¥ 14,700 or about $170.
Source: Toy Ark
Medicom Toy will be releasing a brand new Be@rbrick set based on the 2009 anime movie, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. The two piece set features Be@rbricks based on pilot Kaworu Nagisa and the EVA Mark.06. The set is available on the Project 1/6 Store for ¥2,604, or roughly $32.50.
Source: Medicom Toy Blog
So you have decided that you want to build a mecha? Watched a little bit too much Gundam or Macross and just wished those darned mechanical monstrosities would come to life? If buying or building an actual mecha is not
realistic feasible, why not make your own model, perhaps out of a variety of plastic construction blocks and bricks? Building a mecha (or at least a scale model) can be quite practical and as simple as you want it with construction block sets. Lets take a look at a few different construction block kits that allow you to build your own mecha model below:Read More »
After recently taking on the persona of Chun Li from Street Fighter, Hello Kitty is now taking on the roles of Rey Ayanami and Asuka Langley thanks to a new collaboration with the Neon Genesis Evangelion media franchise. Six different Hello Kitty x Evangelion variations are set to be available for only ¥200 a piece.
Source: Open The Toy
Inflatable horses are not the first thing that come to mind when thinking of a Sci-Fi anime, but the Rody may change your mind about that. Made by Gymnic in Italy, the Rody / Neon Genesis Evangelion mashup features an assortment of horses in a variety of color schemes from the anime franchise. While originally designed for the younger crowd, the Rody may be the closest one can get to piloting an EVA unit, at least for the time being.
Studio Ghibli is renowned for its captivating animation. While traditionally known as a film studio, Ghibli lent its talents, along with game developer Level-5, to the development of the beautifully designed PlayStation 3 title Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch . GameZone recently posted a preview of the game which is due out in the first quarter of 2013. Set to be published by Namco Bandai in the West, the game has already had a successful launch and has been met with critical acclaim in Japan, where it came out in late 2011.