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$1,000 Evangelion Mobile Phone Sold Out In A Few Hours [Updated]

by dtshyk
Jun 5, 2009 12:45 AM | 70 Comments
Mobile Phone company docomo announced that they closed the pre-ordering of the new model "SH-06A NERV", a special phone featuring "Rebuild of Evangelion: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE". 20,000 devices were quickly sold out and the pre-ordering lasted only for a few hours.

SH-06A NERV official website

Director Anno Hideaki and Studio Khara designed the phone and it's the same model as the ones which the characters in the anime movie carry. The price of the phone is 90,000 - 120,000 yen (approx. $950 - $1,200).

Source: NTT docomo

In the official blog of Rebuild of Evangelion movies, one of the staff complained about people who resell the Eva mobile phones in the online auction website. The staff said those who cornered the phones and resold them to earn some money deprived the fans of the opportunities to purchase what they really want. In response to the post, criticisms against the staff arose, such as "selling limited number of devices caused the trouble in the first place." "they should have made the devices as many as the number of the pre-orders."

Eva official blog

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I love to have one..

May 26, 2010 10:33 PM by ezaya

ezaya said:
ouch..sold out?

WHAT NOO!!!!!!

This can't be happening!!!!!!!!!!

May 26, 2010 10:22 PM by MyAmy

ouch..sold out?

May 26, 2010 5:38 AM by ezaya

Czech republic, i found the most expensive iPhone 733$ with todays dollar exchange rate. So its not that much but i dont think it's gonna have so many functions.

May 26, 2010 5:27 AM by Maguro84919

Just curious, how much are phones in your country going for? For example, an iphone here in Sweden costs slightly above 1000$, so while this phone might be expensive, it's definatly not going for extreme amounts imo. But I'm guessing an iphone in america for example, is alot cheaper?

May 25, 2010 10:26 PM by Pwnography

I bet if the phone wasn't related to anime at all, no one (or few) would give a crap about it.

May 24, 2010 3:34 AM by AlexSadist-sama

maybe i should invest some money and develop the eden phone =\

May 24, 2010 3:32 AM by huyyy

OH man i want it so badly !!!

does it sell only in japan??

May 23, 2010 8:35 PM by MyAmy

Yea, the eden of east phone is way more awesome, I don't know about specs but even just the look, plus its a flip AND slide phone. If they release it unlimited, I bet they'd earn more internationally lol.

Sep 7, 2009 11:37 PM by KJacket

Eternal_Blaze said:
Yup. Definitely a great way to make some good cash, and I think I'll be seeing more products like this pretty soon.

Now how about that Eden of the East Phone?

omgahhh i frickin want that >.<

Sep 7, 2009 3:28 PM by justaddnuocmam

that is called the power of evangelion oh just who was thinking that old studio will go up like that just see the gainax building before 1995 and you gonna see

Aug 21, 2009 3:04 AM by hamza-kun

Toadounet said:
But if they release the Eden of the East phone, they would sell only 12, right ? So the price would be even higher !

(Or they don't put any number, as on the concept model ^^)
or, you put your own number *thumbs up*

ZoiQ said:
Woah wat a waste of money.
yep, but I'd say it's well worth it : D I'd buy 'em both if it was possible for me to : p

Jul 18, 2009 2:43 AM by Oosran

Think of the other stuff you could buy with $1,000. . . Dx

Jun 25, 2009 10:33 PM by Silvaire

Friendlysoul said:
Its funny how people are buying it for 1K and then selling it online.
Being sold out after one day, you can imagine what price they are reselling them for!!!

not as much as you think, check out yahoo jp auctions, only going for about 1.5k, surprising seeing how this is limited and in japan

iSwordsman said:
I would buy it if it didn't cost so much. =(

The phone doesn't even seem like it's worth $1000.

buy a "good" phone non contract and see how expensive they are, the free phone give away is like $300 full retail

Jun 25, 2009 10:03 PM by nyamo

I would buy it if it didn't cost so much. =(

The phone doesn't even seem like it's worth $1000.

Jun 25, 2009 7:06 PM by Myucil

i would kill for that phone. i'm so jealous of japan

Jun 25, 2009 5:41 PM by kawaiimisato

Its funny how people are buying it for 1K and then selling it online.
Being sold out after one day, you can imagine what price they are reselling them for!!!

Jun 11, 2009 10:06 AM by Friendlysoul

That phone looks like a toy.

Jun 10, 2009 3:46 PM by Alexstratz

Just read the update on the first post.

Seems like some of the buyers may be reselling the phones to people outside of the country.

I guess it won't be worth it due to the cost of the phones being a lot expensive. I think that the Eden of the East phone may just suffer the same problem :S

Jun 9, 2009 12:03 PM by TEH_GEASS

sad... they just put $20,000,000 in some asshole's pocket for no good reason.. most won't even use the phone.. they'll keep it shrink-wrapped on some shelf

Jun 9, 2009 10:20 AM by shinigamidono

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