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SODO Sundays – November 11, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, Zi-O Set 4 and some news on the Zi-O EX set!

Kamen Rider Zi-O

The first figure for Set 4 has been revealed to be the OOO Armor! This armor, like the Fourze Armor from Set 3, will require the use of the new base Zi-O body which is being included once again in Set 4. The Taka, Tora, and Bata animals can all form their animal modes as well, with a special piece for Taka to have both animal and head modes. A special Ziku Driver piece is also included that doesn’t limit any articulation and can still spin.

The EX Set coming out next year has finally been revealed to be the Time Mazine. Zi-O’s version to be exact. Being a SODO scale version it can form both fighter and ship mode, as well as have a range of articulation. A special piece is included to make the head have the OOO Ridewatch instead of Zi-O as well.

The EX Set is also including Zi-O and Geiz’s bike, the Ride Striker.

Next time: Lock on!

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 7 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 – October 28, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, Zi-O Set 3, future news, a whole new SODO line, and YUDO as well!

Kamen Rider Zi-O

The rest of Set 3 has been revealed! First up is the newest armor to show up in the show, the Genm Armor. This Geiz exclusive armor comes with the stand, all the armor pieces and the Zikan Axe with a Ridewatch molded in it. Overall, being based on Genm, the armor is basically a repaint of the Ex-Aid armor from Set 2.

Continuing with the as of now toy exclusive forms mentioned last time we now have the Den-O Armor! This form also comes with the Zikan Girade in gun mode with the Ridewatch molded on it.

The full line up for SODO Set 3 is confirmed as the Fourze, Genm, Ryuki, and Den-O armors along with the Zi-O base body and armor bodies for Geiz and Zi-O.

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The Wizard Armor was teased for Set 5 as well, not known why it’s not in Set 4 though.

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While no pictures have been revealed pre-orders have revealed that Zi-O SODO Set 6 will be very similar to last year’s Build SODO Sets featuring Ex-Aid. Set 6 is Kamen Rider Zi-O SODO Set 6 featuring Kamen Rider Build. This could be the new forms from the upcoming Cross-Z V-Cinema or maybe the RabbitDragon form seen in Build’s finale. Another set has been revealed as Zi-O SODO Set EX, which could be villains set like Build did with the Guardians last year. Stay tuned to SODO Sundays for more info.

SODO Chronicle and Kamen Rider W

To celebrate the Heisei Period and SODO a new SODO line has been revealed. This new line will launch next year with Kamen Rider W. Two sets have been revealed, one retail and one Premium Bandai. The retail Set 1 will include CycloneJoker. FangJoker, and Kamen Rider Joker.

Set 2 will feature HeatMetal, LunaTrigger, and CycloneJoker Xtreme. All of the form changes are possible with these figures and they include special hands to hold all of the weapons. Both sets seem to release in February 2019.

Lupinranger vs Patoranger

Another YUDO Lupin vs Pat Set was also revealed. This set of 4 boxes has shown off 2 of them. First up is an accessories pack with most of the mecha weapons used in the show at a SODO scale.

The Portermen grunts from Set 2 are also being rereleased as a chance for people to army build.

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It’s not known what boxes 1-2 of this set will include are yet.

Next time: Count the metals 1,2 and 3…

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 6 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 – October 14th, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, the first couple of figures in Zi-O Set 3 are revealed.

Kamen Rider Zi-O

The first few figures have been revealed for Zi-O Set 3! First up is the Fourze Armor. This armor, being more involved than others, will take up 3 of the slots in this set. The first 2 slots will be for the armor itself, and the stand. A rerelease/slight remold of the base Zi-O body from Set 1 will be in the set as well to allow for the different design the Fourze Armor has compared to others. Like in the show, the rocket mode used in the finisher attack can be done as well.

In a surprise move, SODO announced they will be covering the, as of now, toy and Ganbarizing exclusive Ride Armors. Ryuki is the first to be revealed as a part of Set 3. This is a basic armor, just a simple head, chest, shoulder pad, and thigh swap. If you missed out on the armor body from Set 1 and 2 then good news, it’s included in Set 3 as well. Also included with Ryuki is a new version of the Zikan Girade in sword mode that is now molded to have a Ridewatch in the slot for the finisher attack.

Both the Fourze and Ryuki armors are Zi-O only and no Geiz version pieces are included.

SHODO-X

As mentioned in the last episode a new SHODO-X set is on the way. The Bandai Candy Toy blog has released some new images of these figures as well as teased some possible upcoming SHODO figures in the works.

On the next episode of SODO Sundays, it’s showtime!

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 5 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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Super Sentai 2019 Trademark Revealed

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… the Super Sentai trademark reveal!

As reported on by @trademark_bot on Twitter, which has been the place to reveal Toei trademarks in the past, we now have the title of the 43rd series in the Super Sentai franchise. “Kishiryu Sentai Ryuusouger” will be the 2019 Sentai series. This title translates to “Knight Dragon Taskforce Ryuusouger”, implying this series will have dragons, knights, and other medieval elements to it. The suit and mecha designs should be revealed when the 1st quarter toy scans drop around mid-December.

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What do you think of this title? Are you excited for a medieval-themed Sentai? Leave a comment down below!

 

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SODO Sundays – October 1st, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today the rest of Zi-O Set 2 and some news from the SHODO line on this special Monday edition!

Kamen Rider Zi-O

The rest of Set 2 has now been revealed! First up is the Ex-Aid armor. Just like with Drive and Ghost the SODO Ex-Aid armor is including pieces for both Zi-O and Geiz versions. Also included is the punch hammer fists and a stand like usual.

Although it doesn’t premiere till next week’s episode the Geiz exclusive Faiz form has also been revealed! Bandai included everything they could’ve with this one, he comes with a stand, the Faiz Shot weapon. a swappable leg piece with the Faiz Pointer on it, and even the gun mode of the Faiz Phone X! Sadly there are no pieces to make a Zi-O version of this armor.

These 2 armors finish up the complete Set 2 line-up, the Ex-Aid, Ghost, Faiz, and Drive armors as well as re-releases of the Zi-O and Geiz armor bodies from Set 1.

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SHODO-X

Premium Bandai has revealed a new SHODO-X Set due for release in February 2019. Included are figures for Kamen Rider Diend, Faiz, and Faiz Axel. Faiz’s bike Auto Vajin is also included, as well as pieces to make the robot form for Auto Vajin.

SHODO doesn’t stop there as new Showa bikes and the Yellow Shocker Rider #1 have also been revealed at a toy fair in Japan.

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Next time blast off when SODO Sundays returns to its normal Sunday release.

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 4 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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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!

Kamen Rider Zi-O

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.