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Power Rangers Movie Sequel Confirmed

That post-credits stinger might go somewhere after all. Hasbro confirmed today that they are in the early stages of developing a sequel to 2017’s Power Rangers film, the adult-oriented reboot featuring redesigned suits, monsters, and mecha. Currently, Hasbro is said to be in a “transition” period as we enter 2019, and is hoping to capitalize on the Power Rangers brand as much as possible, including all media and licensed products.

 

 
Power Rangers 2017 stars a new cast, including Stranger Things star Dacre Montgomery, and actors Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott, Becky G, and RJ Cyler. This film also gave many nods to fans in the way of Bryan Cranston’s Zordon, and the confirmation (at least in this universe) of a long-standing fan theory involving Rita and Zordon as previous rangers. The film ended on a post-credits scene teasing the arrival of new Green ranger Tommy Oliver, albeit in a tongue-in-cheek, very 80s teen comedy kind of way. Rumours have swirled for months that a sequel would adapt the TV arc Green with Evil, based on this teaser, but could it go even further? With the new popularity of Boom! Studios comics and the character of Lord Drakkon, that is another possibility.

Hasbro, in their own words, see a “significant opportunity for growth given where the brand has been most recently,” as stated in the original report from licensing.org. This means that the franchise will likely soon follow the same models as other Hasbro series such as Transformers, GI Joe, My Little Pony, and Voltron, all of which have seen record successes under Hasbro’s multimedia expansion including blockbuster films and highly-rated TV series. Power Rangers already has the built-in fanbase to allow for this kind of growth, and with Hasbro steering the ship, it is only likely to swing further upward.

Are you excited for a Power Rangers Sequel? Leave your thoughts and let’s discuss!

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S.H. Figuarts Dan Kuroto and Shin Dan Kuroto Announced

The Game Master returns! Bandai has recently announced that kami-sama himself, Shin Dan Kuroto, will be getting the S.H. Figuarts treatment in the form of not one, but two S.H. Figuarts! Dan Kuroto will and Shin Dan Kuroto have both been announced for release. Dan Kuroto is highly detailed, featuring a facial scan of actor Tatsuya Iwanagi, and Shin Dan Kuroto is decidedly more like something out of anime or a western cartoon. It’s silly, it’s over the top, and it couldn’t be more perfect. The press release photos show the figure in various poses, each channeling the Game Master flawlessly, and the face includes an almost unsettling amount of similarity in expression to the actor himself. The production model is sure to lose some of that quality, as all human-faced figures do, but it is still quite a sight to behold. See images below.

Dan Kuroto:

Shin Dan Kuroto:

S.H. Figuarts Shin Dan Kuroto so far does not have a price, and pricing will be announced in the near future. Per the pictures, the figure will include the Continue pipe as well as a miniature version of the Dangerous Zombie Gashat. Toku Toy Store will be accepting preorders for this item once pricing is released. This article will be updated once pricing is released.
What other Kamen Rider characters would you like to see with the actors likeness? Let us know!

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April Pre-Orders for Kamen Rider Build and Lupinranger VS Patranger

Another month is in full swing and Bandai has revealed all the new toys coming out this month for both Kamen Rider Build and Lupinranger vs Patranger.

Kamen Rider Build

As reported before, a DVD release of the Kamen Rider Build 7 Best Matches YouTube series will be released on April 14th in Japan for £44.99. This set will come with the DX SameBike (SharkBike) Full Bottle Set and can be pre-ordered here.

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Build has another Seito Full Bottle release this month with the DX SaiDryer (RhinoHairdryer) set. This set will release end of the month for the normal Full Bottle price of £12.99, available here.

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Cross-Z will be getting a new form this month. The transformation piece of this new form the DX Cross-Z Magma Knuckle will be released on April 21st for 3600 yen. This new device/weapon can be used with the Build Driver to get the new form. It comes with the DX Magma Full Bottle. Toku Toy Store has them available here for pre-order at £37.99

Lupinranger vs Patranger

Another new Dial Fighter will be released this month for the Lupirangers. This two in one DX Scissors and Blade Dial Fighter will be released on April 21st for 1,944 yen. It can like the other Dial Fighters combine with LupinKazier.

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Very exciting month for both shows! We’ll keep you updated with how Bandai intend to take your money in May.

Which toys excite you the most? Which do you plan to pick up? Leave a comment down below!

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March Pre-Orders for Kamen Rider Build and Lupinranger VS Patoranger

March is here and Bandai has revealed all the new toys coming out this month for both Kamen Rider Build and Lupinranger vs Patoranger.

Kamen Rider Build

As reported last month a large amount of Full Bottles will be released this month including:

Bandai was prepared for all the new Full Bottles to add to the collection with the release of two new Pandora Panels.

The DX Pandora Panel Red and DX Pandora Panel Blue are releasing on March 3rd in Japan. Both of these panels include 6 clips to form the Pandora Box. To make the Pandora Box 6 panels (or 2 of each kind) are required. The DX Spider and Cooler Full Bottles will be released with the panels. Each will retail for £29.99, the same price as the Grey panels. Unfortunately, Toku Toy Store has been unable to secure any of the Red and Blue Panels at release but keep your eyes peeled for upcoming news on the arrival of these items.

Also, to celebrate all the new Full Bottles, will be the DVD release of the ‘Kamen Rider Build: Raising the Hazard Level – The 7 Best Matches; YouTube special. Included in this set is the DX Shark and Bike Full Bottle Set. This set is up for pre-order for £44.99, here.

Build will also be getting two new forms in March: RabbitRabbit and TankTank, accessed with the DX FullFull RabbitTank Bottle. Retailing for £44.99, this bottle allows access to both forms and is used in the Build Driver to achieve the forms. You can pre-order at this link. If you don’t have a Hazard Trigger, a special set of the DX Hazard Trigger and FullFull RabbitTank Bottle will be released for £69.99, available here. We expect both sets to arrive in April.

The BCR release will also be out in March for £57.99. This is a three in one figure that is a base as RabbitTank Hazard and as armor to become RabbitRabbit and TankTank. Get yours here.

 

Lupinranger VS Patoranger

On March 3rd, Lupinranger VS Patoranger will have the release of the DX Goodstriker in Japan. Able to be used in the VS Changer this mecha allows the Patorangers to combine into PatranUgou, a vinyl of which releases on the 3rd for £9.99, here. The Goodstriker can also be used to combine with the VS Vehicles of both teams to create either the LupinKaizer (click here for the set) for the Lupirangers and PatoKaizer (click here for the set) for the Patorangers. Goodstriker retails for £44.99 and is available at this location.

On March 17th will be the first extra mecha for the teams. For the Lupinrangers the DX CycloneDial fighter which can combine with the LupinKaizer. The Patorangers get the DX Trigger Machine Biker which can combine with the PatoKazier. Each release on March 24th for £27.99. Keep your eyes peeled to Toku Toy Store for pre-orders of these mecha, coming soon.

Very exciting month for both shows! We’ll keep you updated with how Bandai intend to take your money in April.

Which toys excite you the most? Which do you plan to pick up? Leave a comment down below!

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Kamen Rider Build’s February Pre-Orders & March Preview

Another new month means another new round of Kamen Rider Build toys!

First up is Build’s newest power-up form RabbitTank Hazard. The vinyl figure for this form, available here, will release on February 5th in Japan so should arrive in the UK towards the middle of the month. To achieve this form Build uses the DX Hazard Trigger. The Hazard Trigger attaches to the top of the Build Driver to access the Super Best Match sounds. Any previous or future Best Match of Full Bottles will work with this. The DX Hazard Trigger also arrives in February and can be pre-ordered here for £29.99.

 

February also sees the release of two new DX Full Bottle sets. The first is the DX SmaphoWolf Full Bottle set. This set includes the Smartphone and Wolf Full Bottles that have been seen in the show. The second set is the DX UniEraser Full Bottle Set. This set includes the Unicorn and Eraser Full Bottles. You can pre-order SmaphoWolf here and UniEraser here.

 

That’s not it for Full Bottles…. February 26th sees the release of two more DX Full Bottle Sets in Japan. The DX TurtleWatch Set and the DX RoseCopter set. Included in these two sets are the Turtle, Watch, Rose, and Helicopter Full Bottles. Head here and here for those pre-orders.

 

As with any Full Bottle Set all of these will work with the DX Build Driver and are £12.99 each.

February also sees the debut of the new Kamen Rider: Rogue! His arrival brings the release of the DX Crocodile Crack Full Bottle, available here for £29.99. Unlike other bottles, this one has lights and sounds while taking a unique design. This bottle is designed to be used in the DX Sclash Driver. It releases on February 19th in Japan so you can expect them to hit British shores around the beginning of March.

 

Kamen Rider Rogue also brings the release of his weapon the DX Nebula Steam Gun. This repaint of the Transteam Gun done in Purple and Gold will include 2 items known as Gears. The Gears allow transformation into Kaisers. The included gears are the Gear Engine and Gear Remocon. Like the Transteam Gun, the Nebula Steam Gun can combine to form the Nebula Steam Rifle. This will release for £44.99, also expected at the start of March. Get yours here.

 

Alongside this new weapon, Kamen Rider Rogue also sees the release of his Bottle Change Rider figure for £39.99. The Kamen Rider Rogue vinyl will arrive late February and you can pick it up for the usual £9.99 vinyl figure price. Go here for the BCR and here for the vinyl.

 

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As a reminder, Kamen Rider Grease will finally get his BCR figure on February 10th in Japan. Pre-orders are still open for this item and available here.

That’s it for Kamen Rider Build in February! But Build isn’t done yet…

Some photos of upcoming March toys have also been revealed.

A surprising number of Full Bottle sets will be released in March including:

-DX Orange & Magician      -DX TigerUFO     -DX WhaleJet    -DX GiraffeCyclone

-DX PenguinSkateboard  -DX DeerPyramid   -DX WaspSubmarine

All of these Full Bottle sets will cost £12.99 and release throughout the month of March.

Bandai was prepared for all the new Full Bottles to add to the collection with the release of 2 new Pandora Panels.

 

The DX Pandora Panel Red and DX Pandora Panel Blue are releasing in March. Both of these panels include 6 clips to form the Pandora Box. To make the Pandora Box 6 panels (or 2 of each kind) are required. The DX Spider and Cooler Full Bottles will be released with the panels. We expect them to retail for £29.99, the same price as the Grey panels.

Also, to celebrate all the new Full Bottles, will be the DVD release of the ‘Kamen Rider Build: Raising the Hazard Level – The 7 Best Matches; YouTube special. Included in this set is the DX Shark and Bike Full Bottle Set.

All these March releases will be available for pre-order soon at TokuToyStore.com

It’s definitely going to be an exciting few months for Full Bottle collectors! What do you think about the new Build toys? Are there any you’re planning on buying? Leave a comment down below!

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Lupinranger vs Patoranger Wave 1 Toy Pictures

Next month the 42nd entry in the Super Sentai series Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger premieres in Japan. Bandai has released the official pictures for Wave 1 of the toys.

Lupinranger

For the Lupinranger Bandai is releasing vinyl figures of the team like they do every year. LupinRed, LupinBlue, and LupinYellow are each getting one. Each figure retails for £9.99.

Like any Sentai the Lupinranger have their main weapon. For the Lupinranger that is the DX LupinBlade, a sword that doubles as a claw weapon. Retails for £34.99.

Now for the mecha. Each Lupinranger has their own mecha. LupinRed has the DX Red Dial Fighter. LupinBlue has the DX Blue Dial Fighter. LupinYellow has the DX Yellow Dial Fighter. Each VS Vehicle retails for £27.99.

Patoranger

Just like Lupinranger the Patoranger will be getting vinyls as well. PatorenIchigo, PatorenNigo, and PatorenSango. Each figure retails for £9.99.

The main weapon of the Patoranger is the DX MegaBou, a sword that doubles as a megaphone. Retails for £34.99.

Each member of the Patoranger has their own mecha as well. PatorenIchigo has the DX Trigger Machine Ichigo. PatorenNigo has the DX Trigger Machine Nigo. PatorenSango has the DX Trigger Machine Sango. Each VS Vehicle retails for £27.99.

Both Teams

The transformation device of both teams is the DX Double Henshin Jyu. This changer is able to be purchased as the LupinRed Set or the PatorenIchigo Set. To transform you insert the VS Vehicle Mecha of that Ranger and the changer will make lights and sounds. This changer retails for £49.99 per set. Each changer is the same but the included VS Vehicle is what’s different per set.

When the DX Good Striker is released the VS Vehicles will be able to make a full mech.

All of these new Sentai toys can be pre-ordered now at TokuToyStore.com.

Will you be picking any of these toys up? Which team do you like most? Leave a comment down below!

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Toku Toy Store launches two new website sections

It’s an exciting day for Toku Toy Store today as we launch two brand new sections of the website. As announced during last week’s activation video, Toku Toy Store Workshop launches today to coincide with the premiere of Kamen Rider Build in Japan. In conjunction with this, as a surprise for all of our customers and followers, we’ve launched Toku Toy Store News.

Toku Toy Store Workshop will be the home of a wide range of fantastic new products. At launch, the Workshop is the place to find our existing custom products, such as the Legacy Communicator Display Holder and Coin & Gimmick Display Stands, as well as a new range of wearable accessories based on the gimmicks and gadgets from Kamen Rider W including Cyclone, Bat and Stag!

Going forward, we have big plans for the Workshop, including more accessories, clothing, display stands and cases, repairs, special custom pieces and more!

We’re also proud to announce the launch of Toku Toy Store News. With this new section, we aim to keep you up to date with the latest news and information from all of your favourite tokusatsu series. We will also post details on upcoming toys and reviews of both new and existing releases. This is all part of our aim to be your one stop shop for everything tokusatsu!

Could you be a writer for the new Toku Toy Store News section? We’re looking for Content Contributors to help us bring the latest tokusatsu news to the masses. You must be literate and have a good grasp of English but no prior experience is required. If you think you’d be suitable for the role, you can fill in our application form, here.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about our new sections. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!