TAMASHII NATIONS is back with another EVA-01 Test Type Evangelion Metal Build action figure!

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the newest Evangelion EVA-01 Metal Build figure! Pic credit: TAMSHII NATIONS

Evangelion is one of the most confusing and hard-to-avoid-spoiling anime I’ve ever seen. However, you don’t have to worry about spoilers with TAMASHII NATION’s new EVA-01 Test Type Evangelion Metal Build action figure for 2022.

You just have to decide if you want to pre-order this figure, get 2019 or 2020, or all of them! From my research, the difference between the three is minor color variations on some accessories and the main body.

The price range is also very close to what the pre-order is going for, but as always, please look at different websites before buying.

EVA-01 is ready for battle with or without her base. Pic credit: TAMASHII NATIONS

What do we know about the 2022 version?

Ikuto Yamashita, the designer of Evangelion, joined forces with BANDAI to create this METAL BUILD edition of EVA-01. According to the description on rightstuffanime.com, the 2022 version captures the steel-and-muscle appearance like none before!

This is an amazing statement because the earlier versions look amazing! The 2022 version has been redesigned from the ground up, has die-cast metal parts and chrome plating for a luxurious weight and finish, and is highly poseable with stunning visual details and play value.

It has a dimensional weight of 8 and stands around 8.6 inches. In addition, the figure comes with tons of accessories!

  • four pairs of optional hands
  • Progressive Knife
  • Magoroku Exterminate Sword
  • Pallet Rifle
  • handgun
  • full option Pallet Knife
  • Umbilical Cable
  • mounting joint
  • optional head with goggles
  • shin armor
  • support rod
  • and a display stand with cage

The 2022 version pre-order will close on August 25 and will ship on September 30, 2022. However, only the pre-orders will be guaranteed to get one, as according to rightstuffanime.com, they can’t ensure more figures will be made in the future.

And now, we come to the big question. How much does it cost? Most websites are selling it for $249.99; considering everything included, that’s a great deal.

The optional head with goggles is the only new accessory for the 2022 figure. So, there’s no need to worry if you can’t afford this figure yet. The older versions will look just as good on your favorite display!

What is Evangelion?

For the anime in 1996, the movies, and some of the manga adaptations, Evangelion centers on Shinji Ikari in an alternate 2015 where he learns that he and several of his new classmates must fight in EVAs or giant mechas to protect the Earth from Angels.

Who are aliens trying to wipe out humanity so they can take over. But there’s so much more to this series, so if you enjoy mind games and confusing endings, check out Evangelion!

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