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samuelp



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:12 am Reply with quote
$1000 - Plane ticket to Japan
$20 - Movie ticket, popcorn, soda for seeing Eva 2.0 in theaters
$900 - Owning the coolest phone ever, at least to you
Priceless - Embracing the fact you are beyond help
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Josh7289



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:14 am Reply with quote
That looks [expletive] awesome.
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JohnnySake



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:29 am Reply with quote
If Apple would slap a NERV logo on their iPhone, would that help their sales in Japan? Wink
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cool3865



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:32 am Reply with quote
i dunno i think they look kinda cool but not $900 cool
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:42 am Reply with quote
That's a lot of money for a phone. I wish I had that kind of money to spend.
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Big Hed



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:05 pm Reply with quote
90000 yen...that's ~8% of the average twenty-something year-old animator's salary over there! Razz

Well I bet Khara's getting a pretty penny off of these.
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kokuryu



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:17 pm Reply with quote
Woot! They are available on Yahoo Japan's Auctions for only 200,000 yen at buy it now! Some of the unlimited auctions have not ended yet, but prices are at nearly 200,000 yen already for those too! I would not be surprised if they sold for 500,000 yen next week!

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229,800 yen highest price now
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LagannImpact



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:47 pm Reply with quote
I'll bet there will be an English-language version of the phone when (and IF) Eva 2.0 comes out over here.

And correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't 90,000 yen more like $200?
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MokonaModoki



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:49 pm Reply with quote
LagannImpact wrote:
And correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't 90,000 yen more like $200?


90000 JPY = 917.10 USD
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Great Rumbler



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:51 pm Reply with quote
They just made $18,000,000 in sales off of cell phones in FIVE HOURS.
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Ktimene's Lover



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:52 pm Reply with quote
Awesome, but I would be hesitant to be pay over 9 Benjamins for something like that.
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necropedal



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:05 pm Reply with quote
Hello all,
First off I'd love to say how much I love EVA and how much i would love to own this phone, the specs look fantastic, the only stopping point for me is the 90,000 YEN price tag, roughly converted that means around $1,146AUD (Australian Dollars), expensive yes, but something that will make a welcome addition to not only the technological masterpieces of the near future, but any hardcore Evangelion fan.
Now all we need is ready-made plugsuits, neuro-synaptic interfaces and the ability to see past the walls of our own souls (EVA's AT Field, Rupert Sheldrake's Morphogenetic Field).

Finally good to be posting, hope to do so again shortly.
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Mr. sickVisionz



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:24 pm Reply with quote
Minimum wage in Japan must be like $30 an hour.
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SukieNeko



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:56 pm Reply with quote
Cripes, I love Eva, but that's a hell of a lot of money for a phone.
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bdogthehog



Joined: 09 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:05 pm Reply with quote
samuelp wrote:
$1000 - Plane ticket to Japan
$20 - Movie ticket, popcorn, soda for seeing Eva 2.0 in theaters
$900 - Owning the coolest phone ever, at least to you
Priceless - Embracing the fact you are beyond help


Haha, yes, waaaay beyond help.

/nice one
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