News Evangelion EVA-00 Snowboard, Rei Snowboard Uniform
posted on 2009-01-02 23:46 EST
Not-So-Daily Link of 2008 I: Here is one of the stories that fell through the cracks in 2008.
The official Japanese website for the Evangelion anime franchise announced in December that the Salomon sports company is releasing an "Evangelion New-Snow EVA-00" snowboard and a "Snow-Compatible Plug-Wear Model 00" gear in Japan in the beginning of February. According to the items' backstory, the NERV organization, as led by Gendō Ikari, gave a classified order to Salomon Snowboards to develop a snowboard and snowboard outfit for a "snow-trekking Evangelion." The snowboard has the EVA-00 design on top and the Spear of Longinus design (with the Salomon logo) on the bottom. The words "EVANGELION" and "SALOMON" line the sides of the snowboard, along with the NERV insignia. The snowboard outfit carries the color scheme of the character Rei Ayanami's plugsuit. The snowboard and outfit will cost NERV and a potential buyer 73,500 yen (about US$800) each, tax included.
Earlier in December, the Evangelion website announced a "EVA-W01" wristwatch, designed in the image of the Evangelion units from the Evangelion:1.0 You Are (Not) Alone film. The Quad Elements watch with a Seiko Instruments design and quartz mechanism will set a potential buyer back by 23,800 yen (US$260) when it ships in the middle of February. Buyers who pre-order will receive a metal owner's tag with the NERV insignia and a serial number.
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