If you were planning to be in Japan while the LAWSON conbini chain was running an Evangelion promo campaign
-- where the stores were redecorated with Eva swag and an iPhone app allowed users to place a 3D EVA-01 unit around Hakone, an area outside of Tokyo that inspired some of the locations in Evangelion --bad news: Lawson has cancelled the event
. Apparently the Evangelion fans who were crowding around Hakone, parking illegally and disturbing the local residents. However...
If you're sad about the 3D EVA unit, don't be: Lawson is going to be releasing a different kind of 3D EVA unit
: an EVA-01 figure. It looks a bit like a Revoltech; the figure is posable with a stand and comes witha half-dozen alternate hands, swords, guns, and even half a Ramiel that you can stomp on.
Since this is only available at Lawson I'm guessing that those of you who won't be in Japan for the campaign would have to get lucky on eBay, or you could just pick up an actual EVA Revoltech
for about $25 USD before shipping. And if you're lucky enough to be in Japan right now, this guy'll run you about the same-- ¥2400, about $25.50 USD.