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Full details on the Kamen Rider Kuuga CSM Henshin Belt Arcle

As teased last month, the next entry into the Complete Selection Modification line is the Arcle Henshin Belt from Kamen Rider Kuuga. Premium Bandai has now revealed the full details for the set.

The Arcle itself has all of the sounds and lights it was expected to have. Mighty, Dragon, Pegasus, and Titan forms are all included.

Additional plates and pieces are included as well. First is a plate used for the Rising Forms and Amazing Mighty forms. Another plate is included for the Ultimate and Rising Ultimate Forms. Button caps are also included for the Ultimate Forms.

All of Kuuga’s forms are represented in this release. All 4 base forms, 4 Rising Forms, Amazing Mighty, Ultimate Form with both Red and Black Eyes, and Rising Ultimate with both Red and Black Eyes. Growing Form is also included to some capacity.

But with the Arcle being a pretty basic belt another accessory was added. A replica of the phone used in the show by Karou Ichijo! Ichijo’s actor has returned to record new voice lines in the phone as well.

 

It’s unknown if the belt itself features any voice clips from Yusuke Godai or Yusuke Onodera as CSMs usually do but there is BGM tracks from Kuuga in the belt.

This belt has already sold out its first wave and a second will release in April 2019. You can pre-order from Toku Toy Store here.

What do you think of this CSM Arcle? What would you like to see CSM cover next? Leave a comment down below!

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SODO Sundays – September 16th, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today is the first set of figures for the set 2 lineup for Kamen Rider Zi-O!

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Last time, the entire Zi-O Set 1 lineup was revealed and we now are getting into Set 2 with a new Legend Rider Armor. This time it’s the Ghost Armor. Geiz’s first armor he used in the show. Not only his the Geiz version included in this SODO set but the pieces to use it with Zi-O are included as well.

Also included with the Ghost Armor is the Axe mode of Geiz’s Zikan Zaxe.

Another armor is also been revealed, Geiz’s Drive Armor. To keep with the design the Armor Body from Set 1 has the Shift Cars on the arms are included as add-ons for his hands for the effect of them being part of the arms.

The Drive Armor comes with the Gun Mode of the Zikan Blade for Zi-O but the Drive Armor only comes with pieces for Geiz and not Zi-O.

We will continue to see the next level of SODO figures next time…

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 3 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays Season 2! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel.

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SODO Sundays – September 2nd, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today is the rest of the first set lineup for Kamen Rider Zi-O!

Kamen Rider Zi-O

After the reveal of the Zi-O figure last time, the secondary Rider Kamen Rider Geiz has been announced to join the first set of SODO figures for Zi-O. Also coming with different hands and his Zikan Zaxe Geiz comes with his version of everything Zi-O did. As well as a stand for him.

But that’s not it for figures… Both Zi-O and Geiz are getting a blank body figure meant to be used for the different Legend Rider armours in the show.

The first Legend Rider armour to make use of these new blank forms is the Build Armour. This armour pack will include a stand as well as all the pieces to make the Build form for either Zi-O or Geiz.

With all that the full 7 figure lineup for Zi-O Set 1 has been revealed!

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Keep your eyes open for next time as another Rider armor might be on the way….

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 2 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays Season 2! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel.

 

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Kamen Rider Faiz Legends Returning for Kamen Rider Zi-O

Kamen Rider Zi-O, the 20th and final entry in the Heisei Period of Kamen Rider premieres this weekend. In preperation, more returning actors and artists have been announced for the new series.

Following the return of Kamen Riders Build, Cross-Z, Ex-Aid, and Brave to Zi-O the next two Riders Zi-O and Geiz will encounter have been revealed to be Kamen Rider Faiz and Kamen Rider Kaixa. Reprising their roles, Kento Handa as Takumi Inui and Kohei Murakami as Masato Kusaka respectively these returning Legend Riders will be featured in episodes 5 & 6 of Kamen Rider Zi-O.

That’s not it for returning Faiz Legends. It has also been revealed the opening theme for Kamen Rider Zi-O, titled “Over Quartzer” will be performed by a special unit made just for Zi-O consisting of Shuta Sueyoshi and ISSA. Both veteran Rider artists as Shuta performed “Climax Jump” the opening of Kamen Rider Den-O 11 years ago and ISSA who performed “Justi φ’s” the opening for none other than Kamen Rider Faiz.

 

What do you think of these returning Faiz Legends? Who would you want to see Zi-O bring back next? Leave a comment down below!

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SODO Sundays Season 2 – August 19th, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. After a year of SODO updates it’s time to kick off Season 2 with the loose ends of Build and the beginning of Kamen Rider Zi-O!

 

Kamen Rider Build

Although Build ends next week and the final Premium Bandai set was already revealed, there are still a few more things up Bandai’s sleeve. First up is a hidden accessory for the Premium Bandai set in the form of the Build Driver with the Magma Knuckle and the Hazard Trigger in it from Build episode 48. Since that episode was not out at the time of the set reveal, they waited till now to show it off. So, if you already pre-ordered the final set this will be thrown in with it.

A Coming Soon image was also shown off. Could this be something related to the finale next week or something in a special post-show? Only time will tell.

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Kamen Rider Zi-O

Speaking of time, the next Kamen Rider series is joining the SODO line! Kamen Rider Zi-O will be the third Rider series to have a SODO figure line and the first figure in Set 1 was revealed to be his base form.

Combining the distribution of an armour box and body box from the Ex-Aid line with the articulation and quality from the Build line Zi-O is trying to be the best of SODO line yet. Like other figures, Zi-O will come with a stand and sticker, which is the same stand they’ve used since Ex-Aid. He will also come with his Jikan Grade in sword mode. No gun mode for it yet but it will come eventually.

Zi-O will also follow in the footsteps of the Dai-SODO line right off the bat by including a set of swappable hands! He is shown using them for a passing of the torch moment from Build to him.

We are in for another year of SODO greatness with Zi-O on SODO Sundays Season 2!

As always you can watch the Season 2 premiere here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays Season 2! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel.

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Power Rangers Beast Morphers Cast and Trailer Revealed

As is the tradition at Power Morphicon, the cast of the next season of Power Rangers has been revealed!

Showing up on stage at the end of Super Ninja Steel panel the cast for the main three members of Power Rangers Beast Morphers were revealed to be:

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Photo Credit: Ranger Command Power Hour on Twitter

Rorrie D. Travis as the Red Beast Morphers Ranger

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Jasmeet Baduwalia as the Blue Beast Morphers Ranger

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Jacqueline Scislowski as the Yellow Beast Morphers Ranger

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Power Rangers Beast Morphers follows the story of 3 Rangers who combine the power of the Morphin Grid with Animal DNA to fight against the sentient Evox computer virus with the help of their Beast Bots sidekicks!

A trailer for the upcoming series was also shown. You can watch it below, courtesy of io9:

And you can follow the new cast here:

Rorrie: https://www.instagram.com/rorrie.travis/

Jasmeet: https://www.instagram.com/therealjazzbaduwalia/?hl=en

Jacqueline: https://www.jacquelinescislowski.com/

At this time the names for their characters have not been revealed. You can catch these new members of the Power Ranger family on Power Rangers Beast Morphers on Nick in 2019!

Who is your favorite member of the Beast Morphers team? Are you going to watch this new season in 2019? Leave a comment down below!

Thanks to @MisturYellow on Twitter for pointing us towards the cast images!
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Other Reveals from the Power Rangers Toys and Collectibles Power Hour

Hasbro has just finished wrapping up their Power Rangers Toys and Collectibles Power Hour panel at Power Morphicon 2018. There was a lot of reveals that came from this panel.

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars

First up was the 25th Anniversary announcements involving the mobile game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars. This past week, an image showing five orbs of different colours has been revealing the next characters to join the game. After reveals of Shadow Ranger, Samurai Gold, Titanium Ranger, and Ranger Slayer the final reveal was shown off at the panel to be Hyperforce Yellow. This is Hyperforce’s first introduction into Legacy Wars and continues their presence in more Power Rangers products.

Funko POPs!

Two new Funko POP’s were officially revealed at this panel as well, first being a metallic version of the helmetless Tommy Green Ranger that was just recently released. This will be a Galactic Toys exclusive. Another Tommy related POP was announced with Lord Drakkon getting his own POP as well. The rest of the new wave already announced will be popping up in the next few weeks.

Heroes of the Grid

The new Kickstarter game Heroes of the Grid, which has already reached over $200,000 in it’s goals has revealed another figure for the game in the works. Cyclopsis will be the next figure joining the game. It was also mentioned how the game will allow fans to create their own Ranger team with the different add-on packs that are going to be released. They choose to use Kickstarter since it gave the game a more direct connection to fans in the development of the game and see if the interest was there.

DropMix & Lineage Studios

Joining with Hasbro two new partnerships with Power Rangers have been announced. DropMix was announced to be producing cards that break down songs to create new songs based on other parts of songs. A card based on the original Go Go Power Rangers theme song will be offered at Power Morphicon.

The other partnership, Lineage Studios, will be working on wearable collectibles. They will be starting with a Power Morpher in both the silver and gold version with swappable coins, including coins from such events as Shattered Grid. Lineage will also be producing movie posters like artworks based on major Power Rangers events with Forever Red,  Shattered Grid, and Soul of the Dragon being shown off first.

What do you think of these reveals? What will you be picking up?

Personal note: Huge thanks and kudos to @TokuChris for streaming the panel. We love you!
Photo credit also goes to Chris, via TokuNation, from here.
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Kamen Rider Zi-O: First Trailer and Press Conference Details

It’s that time of the year again, the first press conference for Kamen Rider Zi-O just took place in Japan a few hours ago and with it brought us plenty of news with the cast as well as a trailer giving us a first look at the new Rider series.

First up was the cast. Zi-O showed up on stage and did his pose with his bike the Time Machine before revealing the cast of the show.

From left to right we have :

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Mysterious Prophet Woz, maybe Warz (Keisuke Watanabe) – He appears to Zi-O from the future to tell him predictions about what will be;

Geiz Myoukouin (Gaku Oshida) – Kamen Rider Geiz, a Rider from the future of 2068 who appears in 2018 to defeat Zi-O before he can become the demon king of the future.

Sougo Tokiwa (Sou Okuno) – Kamen Rider Zi-O, destined to become a demon king in the future, he becomes Zi-O and will time travel, interacting with Legend Riders along the way to prevent this dark future.

Tsukoyomi (Shieri Ohata) – A girl who travels to 2018 with Geiz and tries to help Zi-O change the future, rather than defeat him.

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After the cast reveal was the trailer, kicking off with a showcase of the 19 previous Heisei Series from Kuuga to Build. All of their Ridewatches are shown before cutting to reveal the newest Rider, Zi-O.

The main character Sougo Tokiwa is then introduced as he finds a blank Ridewatch on his bike seat.

A mysterious man, Woz, is seen as Zi-O fights a Build themed monster known as Another Build who has “BUILD” written on its chest.

Then, the Rider from the future, Kamen Rider Geiz / Geiz Myoukouin, is shown:

Showing off Tsukoyomi, we also get a look at the inside of the Time Machine.

After some shots of Zi-O and Geiz fighting, we get a brief look at an evil looking Zi-O.

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This leads to the reveals of returning actors and characters for Zi-O first up is Sento Kiryu and Ryuga Banjou, both are returning from Kamen Rider Build and are seen giving Sougo the Build and Cross-Z Ridewatches.

Then, returning from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, it’s Emu Hojo and Hiiro Kagami.

Following this is a montage of many Legend Rider forms, Zi-O’s Ex-Aid and Build forms along with Geiz’s Ghost and Drive forms.

At the end of the trailer, more mystery characters are revealed as they freeze Build, Cross-Z, and Ex-Aid in time.

Finally, is the start of the transformation sequence for Zi-O before revealing the premiere date of September 2nd 2018 at 9am in Japan.

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Shortly after this first trailer came out, Bandai Japan released a YouTube trailer showing a montage of Heisei Riders as well as the transformation sequences of Zi-O and Geiz. We’re also treated to the Build Armor form that debuted in the Kamen Rider Build: Be The One Movie.

While the series trailer is region locked, you can watch that Bandai trailer here:

What do you think of Zi-O so far? What Legend Riders do you want to see return? Leave a comment below!

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SODO Sundays – August 5th, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. This time we have a lot of news from Kamen Rider Build.

Kamen Rider Build

Build is ending soon and the SODO line has revealed the full contents of the final set, Set 12. The first figure was revealed last time as Great Cross-Z; the other user of the Great Cross-Z Dragon has been revealed as summer movie villain, Kamen Rider Blood. He has everything he needs which just happens to be a combination of many old suits, and a cape piece.

Also from Build’s summer movie is the new Cross-Z Build form. This form, which is a combination of Cross-Z and Build. This form features a skirt piece used before on figures like Black Hole Evol.

The final figure of Set 12 is the most recent form seen in the show, Grease Blizzard. He comes with the Blizzard Knuckle.

With that SODO Build Set 12 is complete.

But wait… a Premium Bandai set is on the way!

Earlier this year, the Dai-SODO set was released which featured better versions of Build and Cross-Z. This Premium Bandai includes new versions of Grease and Rogue.

In addition to more sticker detail compared to their previous versions, the eyes on the Grease figure have been redone to be more show accurate.

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There are a ton of accessories in this set including better versions of the Twin Breakers. The set includes two so Grease can dual wield them like in the show.

A better version of the Steam Blade and Nebula SteamGun Rifle Mode are also included.

Grease and Rogue also come with extra hands.

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Moving away from Grease and Rogue there are also a ton of extra accessories for other past SODO figures. First up is the big bat wings for both Night Rogue and Mad Rogue.

Two of the Evol chest plate.

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The White Pandora panel, as well as two new Build Drivers, two empty ones for the forms that use the Knuckles, and another with the Genius Bottle and Hazard Trigger, are also in this set.

And with that the end of the Build SODO line. By the time the next episode of SODO Sundays drops we will have our first look at the Zi-O SODO figure, so get ready for another year of Kamen Rider SODO Figures!

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Episode 24 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel.

 

 

 

 

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SODO Sundays – July 22nd, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. This time we have a bit of news from Kamen Rider Build.

Kamen Rider Build

The final Build SODO set is releasing at the end of August and the first figure of this set has been released. Great Cross-Z is the first one revealed. This repaint of the original Cross-Z has been in the show for a while so it’s nice to finally see it in SODO form.

Great Cross-Z also comes with 2 accessories, a Black Lost Pandora Panel to use with Evol’s Black Hole form, and the headpieces for the KeyDragon Hazard Build form.

It’s unknown what the rest of the Set 12 figures will be so stay tuned to SODO Sundays to find out.

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Episode 23 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel.