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SODO Sundays – December 8th, 2019

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, more Zero-One and a tease of what’s to come!

Kamen Rider Zero-One

The final figures for AI-03 has been revealed. Kamen Rider Jin will be final of the main five Riders to show up in the SODO line. Like Horobi this figure will come with the Atache Arrow as well as wing effect parts. He is also painted just as nicely as Kamen Rider Horobi was.

Kamen Rider Zero-One’s newest form, Shining Hopper will be joining the line! He like the other figures in the line so far this year will feature a lot of paint detailing on him rather than stickers for a lot of the yellow lines around the suit.

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AI-04 has also revealed its first figure as Kamen Rider Vulcan’s Assault Wolf form. This figure will be coming with the Authorize Buster in its gun mode.

Kamen Rider Ikazuchi was teased with the Dodo Sword as SODO is working on fitting this surprise Rider into their release schedule.

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Kamen Rider Build

Kamen Rider Metal Build was teased to be joining the SODO line at some point in the future. Being the final Build figure for them to do as the main villain of the Grease V-Cinema.

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Kamen Rider OOO

A Premium Bandai SODO Chronicle OOO Movie Set is on the way! This set will come with the 3 Combos of OOO seen in his different movies. This includes Tamashii Combo, Burakawani Combo, and Super TaToBa Combo. Also included are the special effect pieces for Tajadol, Shauta, and Pyutotyra. The Purple Eyed Taka head is also included.

On the next SODO Sundays, the latest Rider series to get the SODO Chronicle treatment will be revealed!

As always, you can watch SODO Sundays Season 3, Episode 7 here:

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

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Inside ‘The Henshin: Complete Selection Modification Exhibition’

This week, in Japan’s Akibahara district, Bandai Japan held an exhibition to commemorate their line of adult collectable henshin belts and accessories, Complete Selection Modification. In addition to a near comprehensive selection of CSM releases, the exhibition also introduced the concept of “the future of transformation belts”, a special exhibition of “future transformation belt toys,” giving attendees a glimpse into the future plans of Bandai’s toy division.

On their official website, Bandai provided this description of the exhibition:

The CSM series has been developed since 2013 as a complete toy series for adults. From the 1st release “Double Driver” to the 24th “Amazons Driver” will be displayed together with the world view of the work, and a reference exhibition of a new lineup will also be held. In addition, the latest CSM work that will be announced at the eve of December 6th will also be exhibited at the fastest.

As we announced on our Facebook page last night, the “latest CSM work” announcement they are referencing was for the Complete Selection Modification Kivat and Tatsulot devices from Kamen Rider Kiva. As promised, these items were on display in the exhibition too.

Thanks to one of our customers and supporters, Drew Hurley, we are able to provide you with a gallery of images from inside the exhibition. We’d like to express our supreme gratitude to Drew for sharing his images with us.

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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Zero-One

The Rider Kicks Figure series continues into a bold new era with it’s budget gimmick figures. To celebrate the coming of the Reiwa Era, here’s a look at the first Kamen Rider of this new age; Kamen Rider Zero-One!

Aruto Hiden (飛電或人) would-be comedian and heir to Hiden Intelligence, inherits his grandfather’s company and must fight to save the good name of his family and the reputation of the AI-based life forms they produce. To fight the malignant force of MetsubouJinrai.net (滅亡迅雷.net), he must fight as Kamen Rider Zero-One (仮面ライダーゼロワン)!

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A full review of the RKF Series: Kamen Rider Zero-One by Mint in Box Reviews can be viewed here:

This figure, as well as other Rider Kicks Figures, are available from Toku Toy Store! Stay tuned for further Rider Kicks Figure reviews and galleries!

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SODO Sundays – November 17th, 2019

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, more Zero-One to start AI-03 and the next SHODO set!

Kamen Rider Zero-One

The first two figures for AI-O3 (December release) have been revealed! First up is Kamen Rider Valkyrie in her Lightning Hornet form. This figure will also come with the Attache Shotgun for her or Kamen Rider Vulcan to use. Continuing in the trend of Zero-One SODO being well painted there is not a ton of sticker work to be done with this figure either.

Kamen Rider Horobi is next up in this set. To limit stickers on the legs not looking good the decision was made to just paint the entire legs as well as the chest and most of the head so this figure really doesn’t have many stickers at all! He comes with the Attache Arrow weapon too.

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The next Set in the SHODO-X line will be out in March 2020 and the lineup has been revealed. Kamen Rider Stronger will be in this set along with his Charge-Up powered up form and his bike the Kabutolaw.

Kamen Rider Blade will be the big highlight in this set though. He comes with his Blade Rouzer and effect parts for card-holding hands and effects for the cards used in his Rider Kick finisher.

As always, you can watch SODO Sundays Season 3, Episode 6 here:

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

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SODO Sundays – November 3rd, 2019

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, more Zero-One to finish off AI-02!

Kamen Rider Zero-One

The final two figures for AI-02 have been revealed! SODO’s first female Rider since Ex-Aid’s Kamen Rider Poppy will be Kamen Rider Valkyrie in her Rushing Cheetah form. This figure is a female mold of the Vulcan body and will come with the same Shotriser accessories. The stickers on this figure will mainly be used to fill in the black details on the shoulder pads and other areas of the cheetah armor.

The last figure in the wave will make AI-02 the largest SODO set to date with 9 boxes. This figure is Zero-One’s Freezing Bear form. This form also features the first time SODO will have a pre-applied sticker on its head and have special transparent plastic parts to replicate the effect from the show.

AI-02 releases at the end November with Zero-One Flaming Tiger and Freezing Bear, Vulcan- Punshing Kong, Valkyrie- Rushing Cheetah, and Grease- Perfect Kingdom.

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As always, you can watch SODO Sundays Season 3, Episode 5 here:

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

 

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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Lazer Turbo

The Rider Kicks Figure series is latest in a long line of budget gimmick figures. This year’s line of Legendary Riders takes back to the long-lost past of 2016 with Kamen Rider Lazer Turbo.

Kiriya Kujo (九条 貴利矢), a medical examiner who transformed into a motorcycle, died at the hands of Kuroto Dan. He was later reborn with a new form and went on to join the CR as Kamen Rider Lazer Turbo (仮面ライダーレーザーターボ).

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A full review of the RKF Series: Kamen Rider Lazer Turbo by Mint in Box Reviews can be viewed here:

This figure, as well as other Rider Kicks Figures, are available from Toku Toy Store! Stay tuned for further Rider Kicks Figure reviews and galleries!</em

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SODO Sundays – October 13th, 2019

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

Kamen Rider Zero-One

The first 3 figures for AI-02 have been revealed for Kamen Rider Zero-One. Zero-One’s Flaming Tiger is first up. This form, like all the others recently, has a lot of paint detail on it which makes it look really great even without stickers. Multiple hands are included as well.

Vulcan’s Punching Kong form is the next one up. This figure still allows for the Shot Riser to be held by the huge fists. The fists can also detach in order to recreate the finisher attack from the show.

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Kamen Rider Build

Grease Perfect Kingdom was shown off a couple of weeks ago without knowing how it would be released. This figure will be included in A1-02! AI-02 will be called SODO Kamen Rider Zero-One A1-02 featuring SODO Kamen Rider Build. Rare to see a series from two years ago still going on in the SODO line. Perfect Kingdom will come with two different ways for the figure to hold his trio’s dogtags.

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Kamen Rider OOO

We knew next year SODO Chronicle OOO Combo Change Set 2 would be out but now there are pictures for it. Shauta, Tajadol, and Pyutotyra Combos are the lineup for this set. Pyutotyra is able to combo change as well, an ability only being seen in a net movie before.

As always, you can watch SODO Sundays Season 3, Episode 4 here:

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

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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge

The Rider Kicks Figure series is latest in a long line of budget gimmick figures. This year’s line of Legendary Riders takes us back to the long-lost past of 2017 with Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge!

The second form of Ryuga Banjou, Cross-Z Charge (クローズチャージ) utilises the Sclash Driver to keep pace with Kamen Rider Grease in the proxy wars of the mid-point of Kamen Rider Build.

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A full review of the RKF Series: Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge by Mint in Box Reviews can be viewed here:

This figure, as well as other Rider Kicks Figures, are available from Toku Toy Store. Stay tuned for further Rider Kicks Figure reviews and galleries!

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SODO Sundays – September 29th, 2019

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

Kamen Rider Zero-One

The rest of AI 01 has been revealed! Biting Shark and Flying Falcon will be the last two figures to be featured in AI 01. Continuing the trend from Rising Hopper there is a lot of paint on these two forms with minimal stickers. Shark will come with the Attache Calibur in sword mode while Falcon will come with it in suitcase mode.

There will also be a Complete Set Box that will have just enough extra bodies to give each form an option to be displayed. This set will release on October 28th.

Kamen Rider Zi-O

The second Set of Another Riders will be out next month and the showcase on all four figures has begun with Another Den-O. All of the figures in this set will come with optional year stickers to reflect their original appearance or their Another Zi-O II summons.

BiriBiri Geiz will also be getting a figure in the big yearly box set this year that will also come with the DX Ridewatch for the form.

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Ryusoulger

December will bring the third set of YUDO figures for Ryusoulger. Ryusoul Red and Gold will be returning from the older waves. The grunts of the series, the Drunn Soliders. 3 more armors will be included as well: the CosmoRaptor, ShadowRaptor, and PackyGuru armors.

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

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

 

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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Snipe

The Rider Kicks Figure series is latest in a long line of budget gimmick figures. This year’s line of Legendary Riders takes back to the long-lost past of 2016 with Kamen Rider Snipe.

The first of the CR’s Kamen Riders and a disgraced doctor, Taiga Hanaya (花家 大我) continues his one-man war against the Bugsters. Whether fighting to save a patient’s life or fighting for revenge, people will remember him as the crackshot doctor; Kamen Rider Snipe (仮面ライダースナイプ).

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A full review of the RKF Series: Kamen Rider Snipe by Mint in Box Reviews can be viewed here:

This figure, as well as other Rider Kicks Figures, are available from Toku Toy Store! Stay tuned for further Rider Kicks Figure reviews and galleries!