Fujimi Models announced the release of a realistic rhinoceros beetle and stag beetle models with the same colors as the Evangelion Unit-01 and Unit-02 respectively. Both models will be priced at 4,180 JPY (or roughly $31 USD), and they will release in Japan on July 6, 2023. The Unit-01 rhinoceros beetle and the Unit-02 stag beetle are available now to pre-order from Amazon Japan. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
The Evangelion beetle models have moving parts, such as the horns and legs. The models also include an option to reproduce the beetle’s flight pose by replacing the default body parts with extended wings. Additionally, marking stickers of Evangelion Unit-01 and Unit-02 are included, which allow to fully decorate the beetles in the image of the original mechs. While the plastic model requires assembly, no glue, paint or additional tools are needed.
You can take a better look at the new Evangelion beetle models in the gallery below.
The new Evangelion beetle models are number 215 and 226 in the Independent Research series of Fujimi’s plastic models. On December 2022 the company also released a velociraptor model with the colors of Evangelion Unit-01.
The Evangelion Unit-01 rhinoceros beetle and Unit-02 stag beetle will come out on July 6, 2023. They will cost 4,180 JPY (~$31 USD,) and are available now for pre-order from Amazon Japan.