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Brimfyre



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:13 pm Reply with quote
The way Kaworu and Shinji are holding the perfume bottles is certainly suggestive.
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xeroth



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:23 pm Reply with quote
I want it all.
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LauraOrganaSolo



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:27 pm Reply with quote
You guys forgot about the best piece of Evangelion merchandise of all time: the NERV headquarters humidifier.

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Marzan



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:50 pm Reply with quote
I want that humidifier and the laundry bag.
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Charred Knight



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:00 pm Reply with quote
"Hello this is Hideaki Anno, creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Anime today is too commercialized, so I just want to talk about Evangelion brand buckets. Why carry around your stuff in just any ordinary bucket when you can have one that says the name of a character from my movie on it. Buy one with Mari Makinami Illustrious because maybe that will justify all the time we spent hyping a character who doesn't have a reason to exist. Also try the ammo box for when those bastards from the U.N try to take over Japan. I have over 30 ammo boxes myself that I keep in my mountain compound were I live with my wife Moyocco Anno, and my harem of 10 concubines. These shirts were formerly from a Martha Stewart line but after a visit to the sweatshop and adding an Evangelion label you can now buy it a significantly marked up price. Be prepared for Evangelion 4.0 which we should release sometime in the next 20 years, and then wait for Evangelion 4.444 which will hit theaters two weeks after Evangelion 4.0"
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Jedi Master



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:21 pm Reply with quote
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razor holder


I want the Asuka version

The ammo boxes look like a cool alternative to TCG storage boxes.
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Dop.L



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:52 pm Reply with quote
Late one night, in a bar in Tokyo, two drunken marketing men are having an argument.

"I bet you", says one, "We could make Evangelion BUCKETS and people would still buy them!"
"Go on then", says the other, "I dare you. Ten thousand yen if you can have them in the shops by the end of the year."
"You're on!", says the first.
The rest is history....

Because such a bizarre merchandise item had to be done for a bet, right?
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:53 pm Reply with quote
If you're old enough to shave and you need to have a suggestive statue of a 14 year old girl near your shaver, maybe facial hair is the least of your problems.
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RHorsman



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:55 pm Reply with quote
Phew, my Eva branded K-Swiss classics didn't make the list!

http://directjapan.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/neon-genesis-evangelion-x-k-swiss/

(I have the purple 01's.)
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Touma



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:46 pm Reply with quote
Jedi Master wrote:
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razor holder


I want the Asuka version


I want that too. Seriously. It would look good with my other Asuka figures. I definitely have a plug suit fetish.

Since those razor holders are figures it makes me wonder where the line is between Evangelion merchandise and things that are Evangelion branded.
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Joe Carpenter



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:34 pm Reply with quote
it's such a great irony how a show with such raw emotional intensity and honesty could spawn such a huge merchandise market

Andy Warhol WISHES he could have pulled something like that off
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victor viper



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:46 pm Reply with quote
Joe Carpenter wrote:
it's such a great irony how a show with such raw emotional intensity and honesty could spawn such a huge merchandise market


In addition to what seems like a conscious effort at times to deliberately alienate the fan base...

Anyway, after reading this article, now I kind of want an Evangelion bucket.
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TsunaReborn!



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:12 pm Reply with quote
This is no where near the levels of Hello Kitty with its branded grenade Laughing
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:16 pm Reply with quote
Jedi Master wrote:
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razor holder


I want the Asuka version


Those razors actually have some use for the girls................
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ikillchicken



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:31 pm Reply with quote
I find myself strangely infuriated that they couldn't even color coordinate the buckets properly to match their respective units. I mean, rationally, that should be moot since it's a ridiculous cash in to begin with...but come the hell on man.
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