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Mari Illustrious Makinami - Capsule Toy

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The Evangelion franchise has been referred to jokingly as 'The Gainax Cash Cow' by fans for many years, and it honestly never ceases to amaze. These Rebuild of Evangelion blind packed figures are just one more aspect of that. In this review, we will be having a look at the startlingly detailed build-it-yourself model of Mari, as she appears in her 'non-suited' scenes in 2.0.

Mari
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Mari

The complete capsule toy. Mari stands about 4 inches tall. Quite an impressive figure considering the size of the packaging. This is Mari in her school uniform, as she appears in 2.0

The Capsule
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The Capsule

Coming in a hyper masculine pink opaque capsule, these toys can make you feel extra macho as you are walking around a toy show filled with people who don't know what they are.

Contents
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Contents

Astonishingly, Mari comes requiring a decent amount of assembly. The six pieces go together relatively easily, and the pegs and holes are uniquely shaped to prevent incorrect assembly.

The Sheet
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The Sheet

The other figures in this wave of blind packs. The other figures are Rei Ayanami, Asuka Shikinami, Unit 02, and Unit 04/Bardiel. A fairly eclectic lineup, if you consider Bardiel.

Back View
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Back View

The back view of the assembled figure. The detail and paint on this figure is surprisingly quite excellent. You really just don't see this kind of work on capsule toys most of the time. Admittedly, this is a higher caliber of capsule.

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