Now With Updated Blurb: RG Evangelion Unit-01 Box Arts

Here’s something I’m not paying that much attention when I know I probably should. Scheduled for release this weekend is the first non-Gundam Real Grade kit, the RG Evangelion Unit-01 and to be honest, I don’t know what to expect. What I’m expecting are changes to the blurb usually found at the bottom of Real Grade boxes as it’s quite specific to Gundam/Gunpla. Here’s the blurb taken from the last Real Grade kit released in regular retail, the Nu Gundam:

Real Grade is designed to recreate the "real thing" with fine details and an abundance of color parts.
Movable parts with the widest possible range of movement are equipped on a pre-assembled inner frame that only requires cutting out.
Real Grade offers the joy and excitement of building a mobile suit, and numerous gimmicks packed in a palm-sized 1/14 model for all generations of Gundam-lovers.

Bandai Spirits just dropped the packaging for RG Evangelion Unit-01 and the DX Platform Transport Set, and the first thing I looked for is of course, that bottom blurb.

Now With Updated Blurb: RG Evangelion Unit-01 Box Arts

Now With Updated Blurb: RG Evangelion Unit-01 Box Arts

It now reads:

Real Grade is designed to recreate the "real thing" with fine details and an abundance of color parts.
Multi-color insert molding technology has allowed for colors on intricate parts to be applied in advance, so they only need to be cut off.
Real Grade offers the joy and excitement of building an Evangelion, and numerous gimmicks packed in a palm-sized model, for all generations of Evangelion-lovers.

It’s more or less the same as with the last version though the second line was updated to highlight multi-color insert molding and color accuracy instead of articulation from the (mostly) pre-assembled inner frame. Recent Real Grades don’t really come with a completely pre-assembled inner frame due to stability issues so this is accurate. Another cosmetic change was the different typeface used on the main name.

I’m still undecided on whether to get this kit or not so I’ll definitely watch out for reviews but fans of the franchise shouldn’t miss out on this release. Based on how this one sells would set the precedent for more non-Gundam RG kits on the market.

RG Evangelion Unit-01
March 14, 2020 / ¥4,500

RG Evangelion Unit-01 DX Transport Platform Set
March 14, 2020 / ¥6,500

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