Tag Archives: Kamen Rider

Toku Review Round-up! (17th September, 2020)

Welcome back to the Toku-Review Round-up! It’s been another interesting fortnight of Tokusatsu TV with the debut of Kamen Rider Saber, and the continuation of the amazing Ultraman Z and Mashin Sentai Kiramager. I think it’s fair to say expectations are high for all of these shows at this point – Z and Kiramager because […]

Zero One’s Final Episodes, Reviewed!

In the final chunk of the recently finished Kamen Rider Zero-One, we’ve zoomed in to focus on the conflict between Aruto and Horobi. At first, this conflict positions the two as avatars for their respective satellites Zea and Ark, and then after the satellites are essentially out of the picture, it positions them as individuals […]

Toku Review Round-up! (July 19th, 2020)

Looks like it’s that time again; I’m back once more to review recent episodes of the latest tokusatsu shows! Compared to the state of the world, the current climate of Tokusatsu could be described as ‘aggressively normal’ – there’s many quality shows airing, and everyone’s got their hot takes. As Zero-One nears its conclusion, speculation […]

SODO Sundays – July 12th, 2020

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, Zero-One starts its final retail set and the next series for SODO Chronicle is revealed! Kamen Rider Zero-One AI-10 will start with the Dodo Magia in 3 boxes. The first box will have his original Magia […]

Toku Review Round-Up! (July 4th, 2020)

Hello, and welcome to the first ever ‘Toku Review Round-Up!’ on the Toku Toy Store! I’m Adam – you may remember me from some other things I’ve written recently for this site, such as my ‘What makes a great Kamen Rider villain?’ piece and my recaps of the currently airing Super Hero Time Shows Machine […]

Kamen Rider Zero-One: The Story So Far

Here on Toku Toy Store, I recently recapped all of Machine Sentai Kiramager in anticipation of its return as part of the Super Hero Time broadcasting slot, giving a ‘sparkling’ summary and brief thoughts on the show. In light of the recent ‘presidential’ recap specials and the imminent return of the show, it only makes sense […]

SODO Sundays – June 14th, 2020

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today actual Zero-One news once again! Kamen Rider Zero-One To start off AI-09 we have two new HumaGear versions joining the SODO line! First up is the first generation of the HumaGear seen in the Reiwa: The […]

What makes a good Kamen Rider villain?

When tokusatsu fans talk about Kamen Rider, there is – and always has been – a certain need to categorise the characters into the strict roles they serve in the story. We hear the terms of ‘primary’ ‘secondary,’ and even ‘tertiary’ or ‘extra’ Riders to describe the formation of the heroes, the order in which […]

Toei Tokusatsu World Reviews: Masked Rider Shin

Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue (真・仮面ライダー 序章 (プロローグ), also known as Masked Rider Shin, is a 1992 V-Cinema that came about in the period between what we now know as the Showa and Heisei eras. Technically part of the former, the V-Cinemas of Shin, ZO, and J are all stand-alone and really stand apart from both […]

SODO Sundays – April 18, 2020

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today Zero-One’s AI-07 begins! Kamen Rider Zero-One To kick off AI-07 is one of the more recent suits to appear in the series Kamen Rider Jin Burning Falcon! Bandai stated that they tested twelve different shades of […]

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 […]

Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – DX Hiden RisePhone

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! The Hiden RisePhone (飛電ライズフォン) is Aruto Hiden’s personal executive phone and data device as the President […]

Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Valkyrie

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! Yua Yaiba (刃 唯阿) leads a conflicted life as a ZAIA Enterprises double-agent and AIMS technical […]

Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Vulcan

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! Captain of the AI-hunting SWAT team A.I.M.S., Isamu Fuwa (不破 諫) is a hot-headed robo-racist who […]

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 […]

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