Gundam-Sized Blow-Up Rei Figure From Evangelion Photographed in Tokyo
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Minna no Evangelion Fan blog posted images of the 18.5-meter (61-foot) long figure of the Neon Genesis Evangelion character Rei Ayanami on Wednesday. A team built and inflated the figure outside of the NTV Tower in the Shiodome area of Tokyo as part of the "Shiohaku Expo 2012" summer amusement event. The figure features a slide (pictured at right) that attendees can slide down during the event.
The event will offer an exclusive clear file with an image of the figure for 300 yen (about US$4), two kinds of Evangelion postcards for 150 yen (US$2), and a Shiohaku hand towel for 500 yen (US$6). Shiohaku Expo 2012 runs from July 25 through August 26 and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.
A third branch of the Evangelion Store is also opening in the nearby NTV company building to offer limited-edition merchandise.
More photographs of the Rei figure can be seen at the Minna no Evangelion Fan blog.
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