R333 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Gaim Orange Arms Action Figure Review

22 06 2014

Kamen Rider Gaim (Orange Arms) joins Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts action figure series. Standing about 6 inches tall, Gaim includes a variety of extra hands, 2 versions of his Orange Lockseed, Masou Saber, and Daidaimaru sword. If you pick up the early release of this figure, you may get your hands on the bonus display base. Priced at about $40 (cstoysjapan.com).

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R332 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Baron Banana Arms Action Figure Review

21 06 2014

The leader of team Baron heads into battle as Kamen Rider Baron in his Banana Arms armor. Standing just about 6 inches tall, Baron sports TV accurate design and proportions. He includes extra hands and his Banana Spear. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on the 1st edition, you may get as a special bonus a Japanese style gold screen for displaying behind him. Priced at about $40 (cstoysjapan.com).

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R330 Bandai Figure-Rise Masked Rider Kabuto Model Kit Review

12 06 2014

Bandai takes another stab at their character model kit series with Masked Rider Kabuto. This kits assemble much like a HG Gundam kit. With a few runners and few hours of assembling/painting, this kit assembles into a solid 6″ action figure with very well designed elements and great articulation. Accessories include all parts to put Kabuto into his armored Masked form as well as parts to form his various weapons. Included is a decal sheet that helps put the finishing touches on kit in detail sense and as a bonus, you get stickers that allow you to convert the kit into Dark Kabuto if you wish (minor repainting required). Priced at about $30.

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S.H. FIguarts Masked Rider Kabuto Renewal version on the right

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R319 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Masked Rider Kabuto 2.0 Renewal Review

12 04 2014

Bandai walks the path of heaven a second time with the renewal version of Masked Rider Kabuto. This figure is entirely new remold and features more TV accurate sculpting and design. Articulation is amazing complimented with a figure with well distributed weight for easy posing. He includes extra hands, Kunai gun, & Kunai blade.

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Today’s Arrival: S.H. Figuarts Masked Rider Kabuto Renewal 2014 Version

9 04 2014

Thanks to the good folks at CSToysJapan.com, I finally got my hands on the renewal 2014 version of Masked Rider Kabuto.  Here’s a photo comparison against the original S.H. Figuarts release from October 2008. The box of the new version is very high quality, reminds me of an Apple product style box. The window packaging is gone and you get a very grain close up photo of the figure on the front. The box is less wide and tad taller than before.

Masked Rider Kabuto Version 1 vs. Renewal 01

Thickness is definitely apparent here with the new box. There’s also a bit of weight to it.

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The back seems to embrace more white space along with using smaller photos of the figure. Text is still heavy as before.

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The new figure has better proportions and seems more humanoid than its predecessor. Note that the head sculpt is more TV show accurate.

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Overall, the renewal feels more filled out giving off the illusion that the person underneath the suit has some muscle. As you can see, the original version has not stood up to the test of time and Bandai truly delivered with an amazing remold of this beloved Kamen Rider.

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A full video will be posted soon so stay tuned.

 





R304 Bandai Kamen Rider Gaim Arms Change 02 Kamen Rider Baron Review

28 12 2013

The 2013-2014 Kamen Rider Gaim kicks off into impressive fashion with these very fun Arms Change action figures from Bandai. Standing at 5.5 inches tall, includes a clip on transforming Fruit Armor gimmick, in these case, the Banana Armor. Included is the Bananaspear. Not quite a S.H. Figuarts action figure but he has enough basic articulation, descent sculpting and paint apps for a pretty good buy at about $35 (cstoysjapan.com).

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R264 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Wizard Flame Dragon Review

10 05 2013

By summoning the power of the dragon, Kamen Wizard evolves into his Flame Dragon form. Standing just under 6 inches tall, this figure sports a show accurate design. He includes a variety of extra hands, 2 forms of the wizard-gun-sword, alternate driver for the belt, and a customized Tamashii stage.  Priced at about $35 (Amazon, eBay, cstoysjapan.com).

Bandai S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Wizard Flame Dragon 01

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