Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today we finish up SODO Saber Book 2, start Book 3, and plenty of SHODO!
Kamen Rider Saber
SODO Saber Book 2 comes out at the end of the month. So far Kamen Rider Saber- Jackun, Kamen Rider Espada, and Kamen Rider Calibur, and Kamen Rider Naki had been revealed for the set. Zero-One is back to finish up the set with the Battle Raider/Battle Magia.
The Battle Raider, also known as the Invading HorseShoe Crab Raider, are the army troopers of ZAIA seen in the back half of Zero-One. Since they go by two different names stickers are included for both so the stand can have whichever one you want.
Before appearing in the series the Battle Raiders were known as the Battle Magias in Zero-One/Zi-O movie Reiwa: The First Generation. These are a bit different from the Raider versions as they have the HumaGear modules on their helmets and the Magia legs without a Raid Riser.
SODO Book 3 will be out in December and the first two figures for it have been revealed as well. First up will be the Wonder Combo for Kamen Rider Blades- Fantastic Lion. This will be the first release of the Tenku no Pegasus and Peter Fantasista arms in the SODO line, though it’s unknown if these versions can work with the Saber figure for his Wonder Rider combinations.
Kamen Rider Buster is next up. He features a heavy amount of paint on the figure. SODO has made one of it’s biggest swords yet to recreate his giant Dogouken Geikdo sword. SODO doesn’t always do this, but part of the handle for the sword is visible under his hand, which completes the look very well.
There is also a peg on the back to have him store it there.
The next main set of SHODO won’t be out until May but the entire lineup has been revealed. There are no pictures of any of it yet but continuing with the pattern of old SODO figures being moved over to SHODO that started with Ex-Aid in SHODO-X 11 we now have Kamen Rider Build. Build RabbitTank and RabbitTank Hazard will be featured in this set. Kamen Rider Cross-Z and Great Cross-Z will be joining him as well. Finally, there will be an accessory set and the Machine Builder bike for them to use.
Recently the Super Minipla BioRobo was revealed and the new tradition of SHODO Super releases following this has continued with Bioman. Instead of starting with the team themselves the first figure will be a Premium Bandai stand alone release of the villain Bio Hunter Silva. He will be coming with swappable hands, arm blades, and gun holsters. Silva will be out in April of 2021.
SHODO SUPER BIOMAN is coming soon!
You can watch the latest SODO Sundays video over on the Toku Toy Store Facebook page.
That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays Season 4! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store and the Toku Toy Store Facebook page.