What You Need to Know:
- If you haven't already noticed, Evangelion is controlling the Twitter-verse here in Japan, with announcements coming out of every corner. NHK released a history segment on the series just recently, Uniqlo has designed limited edition delivery boxes to celebrate the upcoming film, and even Pino ice cream is jumping in on the bandwagon for the dessert lovers.
- Well now, that trend doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon as now it's been announced that limited edition Tamagotchi toys will be sold in Japan June 13th, just a couple weeks before the film hits theaters. Now this is one item we would definitely love to have because not only is it totally nostalgic, but the actual design is centered around Evangelion which is really cool!
- There are three variations of the the Tamagotchi, one featuring the EVA-00 model (Rei Ayanami), EVA-01 (Shinji Ikari), along with EVA-02 (Asuka Souryu /Shikinami). Users can enjoy growing your Angel in the Tamagocchi and feed them S2 Organization in order to survive. You'll also need to adjust the LCL liquid (as time passes, it will become contaminated) and if you leave your Tamagotchi alone for a long time, their AT Field (the equivalent of closing their heart off to you) will extend so that you no longer can communicate with them.
- Along with this comes a mini-game where users must escape the Spear of Longinus (Rei throws it the angel) and so you must "Focus on the target and press the switch..!" (famous line from Shinji Ikari). This little added feature is sure to stimulate every fans heart tremendously! The Tamagotchi will go on sale for 2,530yen (including tax) and so if you're looking to perhaps grab one for a friend or yourself, head on over to the official website!
Oh my! Another nostalgia trip! I totally want the Rei version!
Shinji for me all the freakin' way! I love its design!