The UCC Coffee partnership goes back to The End of Evangelion, when 6 cans featuring the characters were released. The marketing tie-in has been revived with the release of Rebuild, in which there is strong product placement for UCC. See here for all of the releases.
End of Evangelion
This is a set of 6 cans that were released in 1997. All are opened and I have another Asuka still sealed. The only one missing is of all five characters. E142
- 3 figure set (2010): A set featuring Asuka, Mari, and Rei and including a figure of each character. Also came with a poster calendar. Asuka is depicted wearing the test plugsuit on the can but her figure is in the standard plugsuit. The promotion on the back of the boxes is for the home video release of 2.0 in May 2010.
- 3 figure set (2011): A second set also featuring Asuka, Mari, and Rei, this time in a sitting position. The promo this time is for 3.0 in October 2012.
These feature the town of Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture, which is the setting of Tokyo III.
- Hakone set (2009): This set was released in 2009 and was the first to feature Hakone. I also have the box that it came in.
- Hakone set box (2009)
- Misato and Shinji (2011): This was picked up from a vending machine on the shore of Lake Ashi and was hot when dispensed.