OK, I have to say that there is no official confirmation about this. Some folks from 2chan posted this blurry photos of Nendoroid Ayanami Rei from Neon Genesis Evangelion. If the news is true, then Rei will be the first Evangelion Nendoroid ever produced by Good Smile Company (and you can safely bet that Asuka and Mari would be joining her too in the future). Well let’s see how GSC will respond to this rumor. We’ll keep you updated. ^^
Update: More photos after the break.
Update 2: A rumor suggested that Nendoroid Ayanami Rei will be manufactured by GSC and Grande Works, and it will be a limited item – only 50 pcs will be released (!!!!!!!). The price is estimated to be about 10,000 Yen.
Update 3: It seems that GSC is in no way affiliated with this Nendoroid version of Ayanami Rei as it’s produced solely by Grande Works. This Nendoroid is merely a garage kit – in which will come pre-painted and you have to use glue to attach her body parts instead of using joints (or so they said). I guess I’ll wait for official version by GSC then. (Thanks to Reitai for pointing this out)
More Rei’s shots:
Well … let’s wait for official announcement real soon.