Evangelion is, at its heart, a humanist drama, which explores father-son relationships and notions of identity and responsibility, played out against the backdrop of Earth being invaded by pseudo-Biblical beings that can only be defeated by giant robots piloted by teenagers. There's a purity to its themes, and a real creative ambition behind it. The toys, however, are a different story. They're pure, unadulterated, mildly distressing fan service.
Rei at the beach, sporting a cute little totebag, and cheekily playing with the bow on her bikini.
Rei at the pool, no doubt just after collecting silver in the 100m Butterfly race.
Remember to have a good shower after swimming - we wouldn't want to get dry skin, would we?
This is not just 'Pajamas Time', this is 'EXTRA Pajamas Time', where our heroine sprawls on the bed, blouse open, as if she's deep in a coma.
How about some 'Private Time'? After a long day battling intergalactic super-beings and engaging in mild melodrama, how best to relax than to put on your favourite pink apron and slippers, and assume awkward poses with a ladel?
...or maybe lean on a fence post somewhere?
Or dress up as coquettish little maids? It's all for fun, mind you, because these characters are 14, after all!