Review | Max Factory: Figma Asuka Langley

In this 3 part figure review, we are going to take a look at Max Factory’s figma rendition of the 3 iconic characters from the hit anime series, Evangelion. I’m really not a fan of figmas and this is my very first review about figma figures. First review will focus on Shikinami Asuka Langley.

Like what I’ve said earlier, I’m really not a huge fan of figmas and these are actually my first figma figures and review about them. I tend to focus more on scale figures since I kinda appreciate them more. But if I’m not interested in all of these figmas, why do I have one?

Well, you see, these figmas are a bit “different” than the typical figmas released by Max Factory. There’s something to it that made me decide to get all 3 of them… The EVA Cockpit.

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The “cockpit” is one of the major reasons why I bought this figure.

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The overall sculpt of the cockpit is really great. The details are pretty spot on just like on the anime.

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One of the things I hate about this figure is placing her inside the cockpit. It’s a pain and I’m sure all of you who owns her experienced the same problem lols. It’s because there are lots of moving parts in this figma figure.

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There are a lot of ways to display the figma and It’s really a personal preference on where you will attach the stand. My suggestion is to balance the figure real carefully because I just broke the extra stand because of the weight of the cockpit. The plastic stand is a bit brittle.

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In the remaining shots I did, I played a lot with DOF (Depth Of Field) and purposely move the camera a bit while shooting to simulate movement. The resulting images are not that bad I think.

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Now, that’s Asuka.

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As with other figmas, there are lots of extra parts that you can change in the figure. There are a couple of extra hands, face, and hair. I didn’t go in-depth with those extra parts since I only want to display the figure in its cockpit form.

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Paint job on the figure is also top notch. It pars with the paint job quality of actual scale figures. On a side note, quality of figma figures are great since they’re being made by Max Factory themselves.

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The cockpit also has some interesting articulations.

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The actual figma figure fits really well inside the cockpit.

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Even though this figure is not an actual scale figurine. Attention to detail are still present.

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The signature test plug suit of Asuka in the Evangelion movie. I compared it with some of my other asuka test plug suit scale figures (Alter and Kotobukiya) and the details are very very similar. No detail loss whatsoever.

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Some nice effect by the DOF. It’s like Asuka is fighting something inside her cockpit.

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Like what I’ve said earlier. The cockpit has lots of articulation. I forgot to basically show it to you here but I think I’m going to include those shots on the 2nd part of this review.

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You can basically recreate some of the dynamic poses that you see in the anime whenever the characters are fighting inside their cockpit. Lots of articulations here.

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The head rest of the cockpit is articulated too.

Some final shots to close this review.

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Review | Max Factory: Figma Shikinami Asuka Langley

Overall, this figma changed how I look at figma figures. Lots of articulation and posing the characters is so much fun. This figmas are a perfect desktop companion because of their size and poseability. A must have for figma collectors. Still, I’ll be very picky when it comes to figma. If ever they release something similar to this figures, I might get another one.

I’ll be posting the 2nd part real soon though I’ll not go in-depth with the next reviews because they’re pretty much the same, just a different character. I’ll post some of the features of the figure that I haven’t posted in this particular review.

See Ya!

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