16 Best Evangelion Model Kits in 2020 (Eva 01, Eva 02, Etc.)

Best evangelion model kits

Choosing the best Eva model kit ultimately comes down to personal preference, and there isn’t one definitive answer. 

In this post, I’ll share some of the best Evangelion model kits that have been released over the years, along with reviews and relevant/helpful resources, so that you can make the right choice for YOU.


  1. Best Eva-01 Model Kits
  2. Best Eva-02 Model Kits
  3. Best Eva-03 Model Kits
  4. Best Eva-05 Model Kits
  5. Best Eva-00 Model Kits

Best Eva-01 Model Kits

Bandai Eva-01 Rebuild from Evangelion 2.0 Kit

The 2.0 rebuild kit has better armor sculpt than the 1.0 version (among other benefits which you can read about here).

Within Bandai, you have 2 choices:

  1. Old school Eva 01 (from the TV series and End of Evangelion)
  2. New Eva 01 (from the Rebuild series)

Although everyone has different opinions, the general consensus is that the new, Rebuild version Eva 01 kits are higher quality in almost every area that matters (i.e. joint articulation, freedom of movement, decals, accessories, posability, proportions, detail, and color separation). The new kits also have a rubber elbow joint and the chain gun that was used by Eva 01 in the first movie.

Kotobukiya Evangelon EVA-01 TV Version Model

While there is no definitive answer for what is the best Eva unit 01 model, almost everyone agrees that Bandai and Kotobukiya are the top 2 brands. 

Kotobukiya’s new, rebuild Eva 01 kits are more expensive and generally smaller than Bandai’s kits by 1-3 inches. But some of their kits have great proportions & screen accuracy. While most people prefer Bandai’s rebuild models, it’s a matter of personal preference.

Kotobukiya Evangelion 1 Plastic Model Kit

This Kotobukiya Eva 01 kit is priced higher than most other choices on the market, so I wouldn’t recommend it for beginner modelers.


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