Bespectacled war-freak hottie Makinami Mari Illustrious from infamous, mind rape mecha anime, Evangelion, will be released as a 1/8 scale figure in her school uniform as part of a money-making scheme by Kotobukiya and Japanese konbini, Lawson.
As part of an ongoing series of figures featuring the Eva girls as faithful Lawson loyalists, “Loppi Ver.” Mari is presented here holding the standard shopping basket, curiously in front of a cardboard (yes, cardboard) ATM machine while flashing her trademark smile. Although the figure itself clearly does not reach levels of aesthetic excellence, its exclusivity (duh!) should entice both Mari fans and rare figure hunters to look for it. Adding to the frustration is the fact that pre-orders for her will only be through Lawson outlets and start on October 29, 2011. Release date is a definite November 15, 2011 and will retail for 7350 yen. Of course, unless you’re living in Japan, the price you pay for this will almost certainly be worth a body organ.
Images taken from the Lawson X Evangelion Page.