This Mermaid Rei is the July issue of a monthly series of SEGA Eva figurine sets. The series features Asuka and Rei (sometimes Misato) in a large variety of costumes. In other words, it’s completely "out of character" and panders to the legions of fanboys out there.
For the measely price of 1500 yen, you can have a larger-than-1/8 scale figurine with unique and beautiful designs! How is that possible?
Simply put, the quality on a micro level is poor. But considering these costs twice the price of a single trading figure, we can give some leeway.
But when viewed from a decent distance, this Mermaid Rei looks mighty fine. Mermaids are hot because they wear bikinis. Mermaids are also hot because they have flashy tails. And Rei is possibly the hottest feminine artistic creation ever, alongside other heroines like Nagato Yuki and Sawachika Eri. So Mermaid + Rei = Win. In fact, anything + Rei = win.
So I took Rei out to the local waterspots around my area, namely the fountain and the pool.
The base is very nice. It’s like a stack (in geographical terms I think) but with the added bonus of some marine life! Perched on top of it, Rei looks so graceful. This base is actually solid and very stable. It’s an outstanding platform through which this figurine’s aesthetics are heightened.
With the most minimum of clothing, namely a white stylish strapless bikini and erm a tail, Rei shows a lot of skin. These do not have the best of both molding and painting. On top of that, the rather sickening glossy finish is like a permanant sheen of oil. The metallic choker is a nice addition though.
Here you can see in detail the poor aspects of Mermaid Rei. There are lots of flash (excess plastic) and seam lines abound. Her hair isn’t very sharp too.
Her facial expression is still Rei-ish. The face is ok, I have no issues with it.
Ok this is the best part. What is great about this figurine are the shoulders and back. Slim, petite and sexy!
With defined shoulder blades, slender arms and a skimpy thong, this is about the only figurine I pose with her back facing me. The long tails of her bikini are somewhat seductive as well.
Rei is holding onto a shell, which looks a bit like a Mermaid musical instrument of sorts.
Check out the titties! Not cool! Plastic cleavage!
And Rei and I headed for the swimming pool.
"When can I go back to the sea", Rei asks. "The sea’s black here in Singapore." I said.
I sound like Satou from the NHK.
I rate this figurine highly in the cost to aesthetics ratio. For almost about the price, Yujin’s crappy SR DX are teh suck!! But this SEGA series of Rei is a must collect for Eva fanboys. On the horizon are Yukata Rei (shipped already), Motorbike Rei, Warrior Rei, Police Rei, Sweet Witch Rei and many more!! Be sure to collect them all. Btw Asuka sucks.
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