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SODO Sundays- March 22, 2020

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today new Zero-One SODO and some new SHODO!

Kamen Rider Zero-One

Thanks to a picture from the next Televi-Kun we know who will be joining Zero-One Metal Cluster Hopper and Kamen Rider Zonjis in AI-06. This set will also have Kamen Rider 001 from the Reiwa: The First Generation movie and the Trilobyte Magia foot soldiers from the series.

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AI-06 has also been delayed from a March release to a May release.

Kamen Rider Kuuga

A second SODO Chronicle Set has been revealed for Kamen Rider Kuuga. This set will come out in July and have Growing Form, Amazing Mighty, and Ultimate Form.

Ultimate Form will also have the black eyed version as well as a cracked Arcle belt.

SHODO-O

The next SHODO-O Set has also been revealed. This set will come with the Go-Gadoru-Ba Gurougi, Kamen Rider Delta, Kamen Rider Punch Hopper, Kamen Rider Kick Hopper, and General Jark.

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 3! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store and the Toku Toy Store Facebook page.

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Toei Company launches global tokusatsu YouTube channel

Toei Company announce the launch of TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD OFFICIAL; a YouTube channel bringing subtitled tokusatsu to international audiences

With North America riding high on the announcement of their TokuSHOUTsu streaming service on Pluto TV, the rest of the English speaking world, most notably the United Kingdom, were feeling a little… left out. This all changed last night as Toei Company Ltd – the company behind the most popular toku shows such as Super Sentai and Kamen Rider – announced that they are expanding their YouTube offering to bring us TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD OFFICIAL. Starting April 6th, 2020, this service will launch with the first two episodes of 70 different toku programmes from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

The whole list of seventy has not been fully revealed but will include innagural Super Sentai series, Himistsu Sentai Gorenger (1975), Metal Hero Series including Uchu Keiju Gavan (1982), and robot anime such as Voltes V (1977). Once the first two episodes of the full catalogue have dropped on April 6th, future episodes will be released on a schedule with each series getting their own release days.

Full details and the early release schedule is available in Toei’s press release, available here.

Are you excited for Toei Tokusatsu World Official? What shows are you most interested in? Join the conversation across our social media channels!

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SODO Sundays – March 8, 2020

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, a new OOO Set and an update on the Kirameger YUDO figures.

Kamen Rider OOO

A new SODO Chronicle Kamen Rider OOO Premium Bandai is being released. This time the set focuses on everything for Kamen Rider Birth. The set has 2 figures in it: Kamen Rider Birth and Kamen Rider Birth Prototype.

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There are a ton of accessories included like the Birth Busters for both Riders and the Birth CLAWs weapons that can also form the Sasori mode. They can be used to create Birth’s Birth Day mode as well.

Also included is a canaster of Cell Metals and the manual for the Birth Rider System.

Mashin Sentai Kirameger

A small update for the first set of YUDO figures. Extra KirameSwords have been added to the accessories box so that each member of the team can be displayed with a weapon. This is something YUDO hasn’t done the past 2 years in their releases.

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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 3! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store and the Toku Toy Store Facebook page.

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Next Power Rangers Lightning Collection Wave Found?

Last night, thanks to Toku Toy Store’s very own Joshua Perry, we might have found listings for Wave 6 or some future wave of Hasbro’s Power Rangers Lightning Collection figures.

Found on the Walmart App were the following coded listings:

Each listing had PRG PET before the name which using previous leaked listings we know is short for the “Power Rangers Lighntng Collection”

630509960422- ZIP ROGER

630509960439- SPC BUCKEYE

630509960446- GENERATOR

630509960452- ICE YANKEE

Using previous code names as a decoder ZIP ROGER may be the Red Zeo Ranger, SPC BUCKEYE may be MMPR Black Ranger.

YANKEE has been shown to be Yellow and ICE is a new keyword believed to possibly stand for ‘In Space”

This leaves GENERATOR as a complete unknown figure!!

At this time it is unknown which Wave these lisitngs could be for but stay tuned to Toku Toy Store as more information comes to light.

Which figure would you be most excited for? Leave a comment down below!

 

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Samuell Benta breaks ‘banner’ silence in YouTube video

It all seems so long ago now, a distant memory in the minds of some, but for many Power Rangers fans, a deep-seated loathing exists towards Operation Overdrive actor, Samuell Benta. The basis of this loathing? A banner, video from a panel and a lot of he-said-she said… We’ll explain.

The scene is the inaugural Power Morphicon Convention, in the year of our lord Daizyujin, 2007. At the event, four banners were being circulated amongst the considerable number of Power Ranger actors in attendance. These banners were to be auctioned off and the proceeds donated to charity by the Power Morphincon Convention. Benta, though, allegedly took one of these banners as a souvenir, disgruntled with the weekend as a whole. He reportedly refused repeated requests from convention staff to return the banner and nothing more came of it; in a legal sense, at least. Video evidence of the alleged theft exists, seen below, taken during Austin St John’s panel.

Now, almost 13 years after the event, Samuell Benta has broken his silence on the matter in a YouTube video. The description below reflects the original words of Samuell Benta. They are presented without opinion and without the presumption of guilt or innocence.

He opens the video stating that he wishes to “change [Power Ranger fans’] perception on how you guys actually see things” after years of negative reception from the fandom. As the video progresses, Benta explains that during the course of the convention he had resolved to help one of the convention’s staff, whom he states looked “a little stressed”, by taking one of the banners and circulating it amongst the actors and actresses in the Morphicon green room. After successfully populating the banner with signatures, Benta claims it went missing from the green room and that fans, as well as actors, were in the green room at the time. He posits that either one of the staff came across the banner and took it, or that a fan stole it. As conversations around the banner began to circulate on the internet, Benta states he chose to remain silent rather than engage in a confrontation. He claims that at no point did anyone ask him whether or not he stole the banner and was hurt by the insinuation that he had taken it.

I thought silence was the best answer but actually silence infuriated a lot of you.

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In his closing thoughts, Benta explains that he understands there will still be those that don’t believe him but invites people to stop and ask questions next time a controversy should arise. He adds, “Get your facts straight and stop accusing people before you start posting stuff online”.

You can watch the full video from BENTAVISION, Samuell Benta’s YouTube Channel, below:

What do you make of Samuell Benta’s side of the story? Do you believe him? Join the conversation on social media.

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SODO Sundays – February 23, 2020

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, more Zero-One, and finally an update on the missing Zi-O figures!

Kamen Rider Zero-One

Joining Metal Cluster Hopper in AI-06 is the first of the Zi-O Movie Trio Riders, Kamen Rider Zonjis!

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He will also be able to recreate his capeless form and rocket chest seen in the post-credits scene of the movie.

Kamen Rider Amazons

The next SHODO Set X Vol 9 will include Kamen Rider Amazon Omega and Kamen Rider Amazon Alpha!

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Amazon Alpha will also come with an alternate head for his blinded eyed Season 2 version.

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They will be joined in the set by the original Kamen Rider Amazon and his bike the Jungler.

You can watch SODO Sundays Season 3, Episode 11 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays Season 3! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store and the Toku Toy Store Facebook page.

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SODO Sundays – January 26, 2020

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, more Zero-One, and finally an update on the missing Zi-O figures!

Kamen Rider Zero-One

The final figure to be released in AI-04 is Zero-One Shinning Assault Hopper! This figure will be coming with the Ax mode of the Authorize Buster. Set 4 just released in Japan.

Set 5 is kicking off with the newest Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Thouser. This CEO of ZAIA will be coming with his Thousand Jacker weapon.

There will be a companion set releasing sometime after Set 5 known as AI-05.5. This is a set very similar to the EX Mechanics Set released during Zi-O as this set will be coming with the Zero-One mech suit Breaking Mammoth form and his bike the Rise Hopper.

Kamen Rider Zi-O

AI-05 won’t just have Zero-One forms in it. The Kamen Rider Zi-O Ohma Form from the Over Quarterz movie will also be released in this set. Alongside him will be a rerelease of the Kasshin figure from last year’s SODO Plus 2 set.

SHODO

A brief teaser was released for the next SHODO set seeming to confirm SHODO Kamen Rider Amazon Alpha and Kamen Rider Amazon Omega for the SHODO line.

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Now on Facebook, rather than YouTube, you can watch SODO Sundays Season 3, Episode 9 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays Season 3! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store and the Toku Toy Store Facebook page.

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Gallery: TAG – Rescue Mission Thunderbird 2

2015 saw the return of the Tracy Brothers to our screens and 2019 sees the return of their toys to our shelves thanks to new license holder – Bandai!

Check out the details on their new deluxe line – the Rescue Mission series!

Thunderbird 2, my big favourite, is the heavy-duty equipment courier of the Thunderbird fleet. This rugged rescue vehicle is ready to deliver Virgil Tracy into the heart of danger via zipline and features lights and sound!

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This vehicle, as well as other Thunderbirds Are Go toys, are available from Toku Toy Store! Stay tuned for further Thunderbirds Are Go reviews and galleries!

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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider W & Hardboilder

The Rider Kicks Figure series continues into a bold new era with it’s budget gimmick figures. Revving up with a new subline, RKF figures now come with their own signature motorcycles starting with Kamen Rider W and they’re Hardboilder!

Living library Philip (フィリップ) and half-boiled detective Shotaro Hidari (左 翔太郎) are an unlikely pair but fate conspired to drive them together in more ways than one. This pair of unlikely friends form the unbeatable two-in-one detective Kamen Rider W (仮面ライダーW)! Their signature Rider Machine is called the Hardboilder (ハードボイルダー)

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This toy, as well as others in the Rider Kicks Figure range, are available from Toku Toy Store! Stay tuned for further Rider Kicks Figure reviews and galleries!

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Gallery: TAG – Rescue Mission Thunderbird 4

2015 saw the return of the Tracy Brothers to our screens and 2019 sees the return of their toys to our shelves thanks to new license holder – Bandai!

Check out the details on their new deluxe line – the Rescue Mission series!

Thunderbird 4 is the aquatic search and rescue vehicle that is often deployed in tandem with Thunderbird 2. With Gordon Tracy as its pilot, Thunderbird 4 has been to the depths of the ocean armed with a multitude of equipment designed specifically to aid anyone trapped beneath the depths.

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This vehicle, as well as other Thunderbirds Are Go toys, are available from Toku Toy Store! Stay tuned for further Thunderbirds Are Go reviews and galleries!