My mood is definitely not in the blue having this EVA Unit 00 in my 'A' list of mecha toy collection. I got this on Yahoo Japan by engaging a third party. Probably due to the poor translation, the iconic red spear was missing, making this review rather incomplete.
The packaging was typical blister card so you clearly see the actual toy and accessories. Collectors could just opened the toy by sliding the backer card out, after removing the staples without damaging the integrity of the packaging. The amount of accessories thrown in provided a good reason for buying the toy and in my opinion had compensated the figure's lack of articulation.
The action figure stands approximately 8" (good size for display) with more than decent sculpt and paint job. The elbows were the only parts with ball joints whereas other limb joints only allowed minimum movement, back and forth. Other weapon that came were the bazooka, a pistol and that huge heavy shield for maximum protection. I was a bit more adventurous this time to mantle with the legs and came to realise that this old figure by SEGA actually could go down on kneeling pose.
The pilot of Unit 00 is none other than Rei Ayanami! The female anime character that casted deep impression and even after decades, Rei remains evergreen and even took up the role as ambassador to Japan tourism board. It would dream for me to revisit Tokyo again and have Koohii at Akihabara.