Asuka Langley – Test Plug Suit ver. – Max Factory

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Hi everyone, today I can show you a review about Shikinami Asuka Langley from Max Factory, this figure is scaled 1/6 and has a height of 275m. This Asuka is called Test Plug Suit version because Asuka wore it in Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. Asuka was released in the middle of December, I’ve ordered her via SAL shipping to save some money, I was actually a bit scared about EMS shipping for a 1/6 scaled figure and so I just received her a few days ago.

I am a big Neon Genesis Evangelion fan, it was the the first anime I knowingly watched and Im thankful that it lead me to the enjoyable world of anime. In the first place I liked the setting and the story with the cruel angels attacking mankind, but it took me some time to get warm with the characters, I would say in the first series which aired in 1995 Misato was my favorite character, the teenage pilots seemed a bit suspect to me with their mental problems and awkwardness.

With the latest extraction of the franchise, the Movies; Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone and Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, my impression about the characters changed a bit.

I started to like Shinji, Asuka and the new girl Mari. While beeing a big fan, so far I had no scale figure of any NGE character, under these hundreds of already released figures I found nothing what I really wanted to buy. Ok, I once bought the Asuka Apron version from Wave which was nice for a 1/10 figure, but it turned out not to be a figure that I wanted to keep in my collection.

At winter Wonfes 2011 Max Factory presented a new Asuka figure in the Test Plug Suit and I instantly fell in love with her design, the pose and the cool face expression, simply everything.

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As I unpacked Asuka and had her on my desk for a few hours I was really impressed about this figures quaility, she looked even better than I already expected. Well done Max Factory, well done.
I could declare the review as finished now, but I guess you would like to know more about her.

Hair & Face

Asuka has magnificent hair, the light fox brown hair has nicely detailed strands and shows some good darker orange shading, I really like the way, the strands of her hair cover parts of her face and just look at her ears ^^. The hair is sculpted and painted very well, on very close view there are some tiny paint blobs on my versions hair. The head of this figure is slightly tilted down and turned to the left. Asuka is sculpted after an illustration from Sadamoto Yoshiyuki, as you might notice its not the edgy design from the anime and movies, her face appears more soft and round.

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The face expression is a mix of cute pouting and slightly embarrassement. The clear blue eyes of her are pointed to the left which underline the interesting expression. The faint blushmarks under her eyes are another nice detail. A few other things which make her face so pretty, are the snub nose and on close view the light pink area inside the small opening of her cute mouth.

Outfit

In Evangelion 2.0 Asuka had to pilot a new unit, Eva 03 and got a new suit for that mission, there were mixed opinions about the suit, like being ugly, too sexy and so on, I think it is a nice design.
The orange area in the middle of her plug suit fits very well to the mainly red parts of the dress.
The glossyness of her entire suit looks beautiful and has a futuristic look. The transparent look of the orange area gives her a sensual look, since the shine through skin is very well recreated.

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On certain areas of her suit you can see cable connections and green buttons incorporated, both are interesting details, that spice up the look of her suit. The skintight fit emphasizes Asukas beautiful shaped buttocks, the upper half of her butt is covered by the light orange part.

Body & Pose


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The sculptor Chieri who also had his hands on other figures like Chie from Native, the Tony version of Hatsune Miku and another Evangelion 2.0 character, Mari from Max Factory.
Chieri did a respectable job with Asuka as well, she is supposed to be 14 years, but man she already has really nice curves in this figure incartion. Aside from being sexy this figure looks gracefully in her standing on one feet pose, she has very long legs and has a tall appearance.

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Asuka’s body features a lovely arched back, a gorgeous waistline, a nice belly and very well defined hips. From the backside you can admire the beautiful hair and the very well defined back. She appears to be too pretty to be put in a entry plug of a Eva unit to fight cruel angels ;D

1/6 seems to be the perfect scale for this figure, the body and pose of Asuka really start to shine in that size, at the moment she is placed on my desk and I can’t take my eyes off her ♥♥♥♥.

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Even though Asuka’s tilted head shows a slightly embarrassed face expression, her pose radiates a feeling of a self conscious, strong minded personality. With her right hand Asuka brushes back a big strand of her hair, the left hand is just placed on the left side of her hip, very well done.
Like my Mugi figure, Asuka stands a little wobbly one her left foot, when slightly vibrations occur the figure is shaking from the right to the left, but it’s not like she would keel over anytime.

Final Words

I really like this figure incarnation of the Asuka character, she looks just stunning and sexy.
Max Factory did an awesome job with this figure, her outfit and the deatails are very well made. Also the shiny finish on her Test Plug Suit looks fantastic and the 1/6 scale increases the beauty of this Asuka figure even more. Im already in love with this figure and I say Asuka is no mere figure she’s a statue of a godess *Q* ! If you liked what you saw of her in my review
you should try to get her if you are still able to find her somewhere !!!

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46 Responses

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    […] Photos by Wieselhead Asuka est bien connu, car elle est l’une des principales héroïnes de l’anime japonnais Neon Genesis Evangelion. J’ai eu une fois l’occasion de la faire en kit résine mais j’avais été déçue par mon rendu. Quand je vois ces photos, je me dis que c’est vraiment un très joli personnage. Les photos sont splendides et la mettent vraiment en valeur. Le fond noir choisit pour les photos fait très bien ressortir la tenue rouge brillante de la jeune fille. C’est magnifique. Categories: Shooting […]

  2. Mew

    Mew thinks her breasts could be a bit bigger ‘3’ to make it more feminine.

  3. Luth

    Argh, if this Asuka was in her original suit it would be awesome. If she had her pirate eyepatch, it would be an instant buy. Hopefully after the third movie is released Max Factory will have another crack at it because this one looks stunning.

    • wieselhead

      She might also look very good in the old plug suit design, but I would miss the transparency from her middle section for sure.
      Haha pirate Asuka, it looks like the one of a certain James Bond villain, I guess it was the one with the cat.
      Im already happy with this version, I guess I’ll buy no other Asuka figure in the future.

  4. Xine

    I think I haven’t seen an Asuka Langley fig that I dislike. Max Factory did a great job with the painting here. That suit looks gorgeous! Love her facial expression too. ^^

    • wieselhead

      There were many nice Asuka figures, but only this Auka from Max Factory convinced me enough.
      Yeah nearly everything about her is nice, a lovely figure ^-^

  5. Dinara

    This Asuka is one of my favorites. She has such a cute face and is so well done. We didn’t get her, but we do have another one of her that I also really love. She is big obviously since she is 1/6. I have this thing with having figures from the same series all the same scale… but it doesn’t always happen…. but anyways. She is very well sculpted. Her curves are very sexy, and she has a nice bum and mid section as well.

    As for the plus suit I really nice the new one better.

    • wieselhead

      She was the first Asuka figure that I really wanted to own.
      A really lovely Asuka figure in an impressive quality.

      I rarely buy more than one character from one series.
      Yeah I agree with your choice ^^

  6. Tier

    A few recent Asuka figures have given her a happy face which doesn’t seem to fit her personality quite right, so it’s cool to see Max Factory give him a more serious look. I particularly like the way her hair is arranged so that her eye is framed by her bangs. If they had put her in her original plugsuit, I would’ve bought this figure for sure; it would’ve made a really nice complement to Kotobukiya’s figure, since they’re both 1/6 scale and the older figure is sitting and smiling while this one is standing and frowning.

    • wieselhead

      The face expression of this figure was quite convincing, not because Im a big fan of Asuka, just because it looked cool in combination with the pose 🙂
      She has lovely voluminous hair. Ah I see you’re in the old plug suit party XD I really prefer the new one since the design looks more fresh .

  7. Bloodfrost

    Well shit, im kicking myself for not getting this now, i am normally not a HUGE fan o 1/6 figurines, they just seem a bit odd… If it helps i have had several 1/6 figurines shipped EMS so i wouldnt be super concerned about it.

    Its interesting that you say the scuplter also had his hands in the Tony version of Miku kuz my god, i can totally see that. I might have to find this figurine on Ebay or something sometime, i was going to review the version of her by max factory yesterday for our website but i did beatless instead… i wish i bought this damn figurine haha.

    Its funny with the plugsuit tho, when i FIRST saw them, i didn’t like it, i was kinda turned off by the secondary color on it but in time i think i can say that i actually like this more MAYBE then the original… There is just so many damn sexy asuka figurines out there now, i really should get more of them.

    • wieselhead

      Kick your self for passing on her XD
      1/6 is quite big, in general 1/8 is a good scale, not too small and not too big but with this figure I found a liking to standing 1/6 figures.
      My next one in this scale is Native’s Soniko ^-^. The Miku – Tony version is really nice, good luck in finding her for a good price.
      Probably would have been cheaper for you, but Lacia is also a really pretty figure. Sometimes its difficult to decide about the figure you will order.

  8. BioToxic

    Asuka looks exactly like the illustration she’s based on – it’s quite impressive actually. I’m not a huge fan of the test plug suit but for this Asuka it’s not as jarring to look at.

    Out of all the test suit Asukas I think this one is my favourite. Her pose is much more interesting to look at. And her face is softer, which while she doesn’t look like Asuka from the anime/films she’s still identifiable as Asuka.

    I really like the long fringe she has. It blocks her eyes are certain angles and adds a little mystery to her appearance. She also looks like she’s pouting a little which is cute.

    • wieselhead

      You don’t see many figures which are so close to the illustation. I like the design of the new suit a lot ^^
      Her look is a little bit different from her origin, but I found her more likeable that way especially the face was the selling point for me.
      The hairstyle is really cool I love how it covers her face.
      hehe it seems that she doesn’t like her plugsuit, despite knowing that she looks great in it 😀

  9. Fabrice

    Such a shiny suit which i like a lot, the paint job seems to be incredibly good.

    The only thing that really annoys me is that is could have been better then it is already is with the pose, i like the figure ALTER did or Kotobukiya.

    • wieselhead

      Shiny, Shiny ^^ Yes its very well done.
      I see, but well tastes are very diffferent sometimes I like everything about her 😉
      The pose and also the look was the difference Max Factory’s Asuka offered.

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