Evangelion Bootleg Toys
|Here are some bootleg toys featuring
characters from the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. Now I personally have
never seen this anime. But friends of mine have raved about it. More than
a couple have said that they believe this anime to be the best one ever
produced. It started out as a series and has even spawned movies.
The molds for these figures may have come from the Japanese "Crane" games. Only the figures were not packaged like this. Instead, they came in little plastic bubbles that came apart. You then put the figures together yourself.
All of these figures come on a card that measures 11" X 7". The neat thing about this series is that each figure comes on a card that matches the figure in the package. Usually the bootleggers take one card and mount all the figures on it. The back of the cards are just plain cardboard.
Here is a pic of one of the figures and the card it is on:
Here is the artwork for each figure:
There's a typo on the front of
the card. Along the side of each card and underneath the "New Centennial"
portion of the card, it says EvEngelion. Actually, it may
not be a typo at all. I am pretty sure that the bootleggers did this on
purpose in order to avoid infringing on the Evangelion trademark. Of course,
the artwork looks like it was taken off of the boxes for the Evangelion
Now for close ups of the figures.
I am not too sure if the paint jobs are accurate. If the figures are supposed
to match the colors portrayed in the artwork, then I would have to say
that the paint jobs of the figures are off slightly. Hmmmm.
Well, that is it for this series
of bootlegs. I guess they are all right, but I gotta tell ya, I just love
the artwork on the cards. That makes the $1.99 I spent on each of these
well worth the cost for these bootlegs.
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