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SODO Year In Review

In 2018, the SODO line brought us new figures for multiple Kamen Rider seasons, Ex-Aid, Build, and Zi-O being the main ones. So, at the beginning of this new year, let’s take a brief look at some of the things SODO has brought us this past year as well as the new figures coming.

Kamen Rider Zi-O

The full contents of Set 5 are here now with the Wizard and Gaim armors. These armors, which were teased before, are now fully shown off.

The Wizard Armor brings with it a new Geiz body cast in red plastic this time. This makes all of the Geiz SODO forms look much more show accurate now.

The Gaim Armor comes with both holdable Daidaimaru’s and fake ones to put on the armor itself. Keeping with the show it can also fold up to its “fruit mode”. The armor also includes the Ride Heiseiber for the Decade Armor and the Suika Arms like Ride Gadget in SODO form.

Finally, Ohma Zi-O is teased for a future set.

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SODO has made great progress this year, whether that was including Ex-Aid’s V-Cinema forms in the Build line months later, releasing sets of every accessory imaginable, or going back to re-release figures to correct mistakes or improve their accuracy. Hands have now been included with the Zi-O figures to get more poses out of them, and little things keep being added to make the figures better than before.

You can check out this news and a brief look back at SODO in 2018 below:

What was your favorite SODO moment this year? Leave a comment below!

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SODO Sundays – November 25, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, more Zi-O and an appearance from the Build line!

Kamen Rider Zi-O

More toy exclusive form RideArmors have been revealed as part of Zi-O Set 4! Blade, Kabuto, and Kiva are next up. Featuring the Taka WatchRoid piece, a special wake-up leg, and a RideWatch version of Geiz’s Zikan Ax, each armor comes with a nice accessory.

The next armor to show up in the show, the Gaim Armor, has been teased and is expected to be revealed soon.

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Kamen Rider Build

After being somewhat confirmed a while ago pictures are finally here for the Kamen Rider Prime Rogue figure that is to be released in the special DX box in December.

Next time: Join us as we journey through the decade…

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 8 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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Gallery: Rider Kicks Armor Series – Kamen Rider Zi-O and Kamen Rider Geiz

The Rider Kicks Figure series is latest in a long line of budget gimmick figures. This year’s line ‘kicks’ off with the titular character, Kamen Rider Zi-O, and the series’ secondary hero, Kamen Rider Geiz.

Kamen Rider Zi-O

Mild mannered high schooler, Tokiwa Sougo (常磐ソウゴ ), is an 18 year old with big dreams – one day, he aspires to be the king. His dreams begin to become prophecy according to the arrival of Tsukuyomi and Woz, travellers from 50 years into the future, who tell him that 50 years from now he is the tyrannical leader of time, Oma Zi-O.

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

Kamen Rider Geiz

Myoukouin Geiz (明光院 ゲイツ) is a Kamen Rider from the year 2068 who is bent on killing Sougo in order to change the course of history. In the future, Geiz is a resistance fighter dedicated to ending the tyranny of Oma Zi-O. With the intervention of Tsukuyomi, Geiz is persuaded to observe and mold Tokiwa Sougo to prevent his rise to power, rather than kill him.

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

Each of these figures is available from Toku Toy Store at £24.99 each. Stay tuned for further Rider Kicks Figure reviews and galleries!

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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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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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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.