Often, when Japanese companies offer ridiculously expensive, limited edition products, I kind of shrug my shoulders. "Nobody's gonna buy this," I think. Well, this time I was wrong.
Yesterday, Kotaku reported that 7-Eleven Japan was offering 25 limited edition Evangelion Unit-01 statues, priced at 1.836 million yen ($18,000).
According to Sankei News, within two minutes of going on sale at 10am this morning, all 25 of them were sold.
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Two minutes. Twenty five statues. Priced at $US18,000 each. Wowzers. That seems hard to believe, and according to Sankei News, even 7-Eleven was surprised.
Looks like there are some hardcore Neon Genesis Evangelion fans with truly deep pockets.