Eva-01 Type F AFC Experiment
Review by JoshB
Finally, an Eva toy I can really appreciate. The Eva-01 Type F AFC Experiment is a phenomenal toy that lets Katsuhisa Yamaguchi really strut his stuff.
The Eva-01 Type F AFC Experiment (エヴァ初号機Ｆ型) comes from the 2003 Japanese Playstation 2 Game Neon Genesis Evangelion 2. The game was only released in Japan and is not available for US Playstation 2 systems.
Eva-01 F-Type comes courtesy of Hobbylink Japan. This design is a powered-up version of the Eva-01 mech, designed by Hideaki Anno. The F-Type armor also appears in the Girlfriend of Steel 2 video game as well as Super Robot Wars Alpha 3. The extra armor gives any Eva unit a noticeable power boost and extra weaponry. This F-Type armor also removes the need for the Eva unit to be attached to an external power supply.
As with all Revoltech releases, this figure is of exceptional quality and articulation. The finish is a mixture of dull and glossy paint applications, with small logos stamped on various body parts. The armor is not removable. The Eva-01 F-Type has 19 Revoltech joints (counting the dual joints as two) as well as a few points of standard articulation. This bulky beast is surprisingly poseable. The wrists are back to being the small type Revoltech joint, as opposed to the plug type of some of the other Evas.
Eva-01 F-Type comes with 2 heads, 7 optional hands, 2 progressive knives, and 2 shoulder mounted balls of energy called "Volt Launcher". Also included is a 2 piece stand with an extra Revoltech joint at the end. The joint can be attached to the back of the figure to achieve more dynamic poses.
To put the Volt Launchers on the shoulders, you must first pry UP the front of the shoulder assemblies. These are hard to get up, and I needed to wedge a knife under them to get it. You then add the new weapon parts to the peg.
I really like this design, and it is a nice fresh take on the classic Eva style. This is the first time this design has seen toy form. Previously it was only available as a model kit. Fans of Evangelion will be all over this figure, and those of you who are a bit tired of all the similar Eva toys may want to check this one out. He is different enough that he warrants adding to your collection.
Eva-01 F-Type is available at Hobbylink Japan
|Posted 7 July, 2007 - 21:25 by JoshB|