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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider GrandZi-O

The Rider Kicks Figure series is latest in a long line of budget gimmick figures. Zi-O’s time comes to an end with a celebratory Heisei era form!

Sougo Tokiwa takes the fight to Another Decade (アナザーディケイド) with the collected power of all Heisei Riders! Able to summon any of them, any time, he aims to thwart Swarts and his ascent to the throne. Rejoice, for this is the advent of Kamen Rider GrandZi-O (仮面ライダーグランドジオウ)!

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A full review of the RKF Series: Kamen Rider GrandZi-O 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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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Brave

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 Brave.

Medical prodigy and lover of cake, Hiiro Kagami (鏡 飛彩), lends his surgical prowess to the CR in order to end the threat of the Bugster outbreak and regain his lost love as Kamen Rider Brave (仮面ライダーブレイブ)!

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A full review of the RKF Series: Kamen Rider Brave 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 – August 25th, 2019

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, Zi-O ends but isn’t gone for good!

Kamen Rider Zi-O

Zi-O aired its final episode last night and with it came a blog update looking back on some of the new things the SODO team accomplished this year from giant robots to special extra sets, monster sets, swappable hands, and past series making appearances in the line.

New stuff was revealed though. Ohma Form and the 3 Movie Riders from Zi-O’s summer movie will finally be getting releases in the SODO line but not in a premium set or anything, they will be coming out retail throughout the first couple of waves of Zero-One’s SODO line. Along with them will be the newest Rider to show up in the final 2 episodes, Kamen Rider Tsukuyomi!

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Kamen Rider Double

In a surprise reveal Kamen Rider Eternal will be making an appearance in the SODO Chronicle line. It is unknown at this time how or when he will be released. He will have his dagger as well as swappable pieces to change into T2 Maxmium Drive attack.

Kamen Rider Zero-One

The newest Rider series will begin next weekend as well as a look at his first SODO figure. A teaser was shown off this week, however!

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With that SODO Sundays Season 3 will begin next week!!

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 24 (Season 2 Finale!) here:

That’s it for the final edition of SODO Sundays Season 2! Stay tuned for the beginning of Season 3 on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel.

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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Cronus

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 Cronus.

Both reward and calling, the power of Kamen Rider Cronus (仮面ライダークロノス) is gifted to those who prove their mettle in the Kamen Rider Chronicle game and Masamune Dan (檀 正宗) is just the man to take that power. Rejoice, for the hour of judgement is at hand.

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

This figure, as well as other Rider Kicks Figures, are available from Toku Toy Store at £24.99 each. Stay tuned for further Rider Kicks Figure reviews and galleries!

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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Muteki Gamer

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 Ex-Aid Muteki Gamer!

Needing an edge against the oncoming threat of Kamen Rider Cronus, Emu Hojo (宝生 永夢), also known as Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (仮面ライダーエグゼイド), utilises the invincibility granted by Kuroto Dan’s latest gashat – Hyper Muteki!

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A full review of the RKF Armor Series: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Muteki Gamer by Mint in Box Reviews can be viewed here:

This figure, as well as other Rider Kicks Figures, are available from Toku Toy Store at £24.99 each. Stay tuned for further Rider Kicks Figure reviews and galleries!

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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider GeizRevive

The Rider Kicks Figure series is latest in a long line of budget gimmick figures. This year’s continues the RiderArmor gimmick with an all-new compatible figure; Kamen Rider GeizRevive!

To fight the would-be overlord Sougo Tokiwa, Geiz is gifted a boon from White Woz, his retainer from an alternate future where Geiz stopped Zi-O on The Day of Ohma, becoming that timeline’s saviour. Rejecting the possible futures before him, Geiz vows to use this new power to forge a new future as Zi-O’s friend and ally; Kamen Rider GeizRevive (ゲイツリバイブ)!

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

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

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Kamen Rider Zero-One cast announced at press conference

Streamed to millions around the globe, the cast of the next installment in the Kamen Rider franchise were revealed at a press conference late last night.

After the toy catalogues are leaked, the next big event on the Kamen Rider calendar is the official press conference to introduce the cast, story and trailer. Late last night (UK time), Toei Company gathered their forces to put on full display their first offering of the Reiwa Era.

The Story

The main story of Kamen Rider Zero-One focuses on the shows main protagonist, Hiden Aruto, who serves as both Kamen Rider Zero-One as well as the head of Hiden Intelligence. In the universe of the show, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation have become more prevelant in society and have almost completely replaced humans in unskilled work. It transpires that this AI/robotics system, HumaGear, has been hacked and corrupted by a terrorist group, ThunderclapOfDestruction.net, and is being used for evil purposes. In his role as CEO of Hiden Intelligence, Zero-One vows to fight against them but he’s not the only team that seeks to thwart the terrorist uprising; also fighting the terrorists is the group known as Artificial Intelligence Military Service (A.I.M.S.). It is unclear whether A.I.M.S. will work with or against Hiden Intelligence but, in traditional Kamen Rider fashion, it’s likely they will start as enemies before coming together as allies.

Meet the Characters

Hiden Aruto (Kamen Rider Zero-One):
Aruto’s goal in life was to see his father smile but, after his passing, he is struggling to make ends meet as an entertainer, owing to his poor comedic styling. Quite suddenly, Aruto is appointed CEO of Hiden Intelligence, following the wishes of his grandfather Hiden Korenosuke. After initially refusing the role, Aruto changes his mind when he witnesses a hacked and rampaging HumaGear wreaking havoc. He transforms into Kamen Rider Zero-One using the Hiden Zero-One Driver – a piece of technology that can only be utilised by the CEO of Hiden Intelligence – and devotes himself to the fight against ThunderclapOfDestruction.net.

Fuwa Isamu (Kamen Rider Vulcan):
As the commanding officer of A.I.M.S., Isamu possesses supreme fighting capabilities and, too, devotes himself to fighting the terrorist group, ThunderclapOfDestruction.net. In his past, Isamu was injured in a mystery explosion at Hiden Intelligence’s experimental city. For this reason, he holds a grudge against the Hiden Intelligence CEO but reserves the most of his ire for the “murder machine” HumaGear. Under his leadership, A.I.M.S. believes that breaking the rules is just, so long as you’re destroying the HumaGear.

Izu (Secretary to the Hiden Intelligence CEO):
Izu is herself a HumaGear – a robotic AI assistant. Despite this, she is capable of learning and is able to adapt herself to each person that she interacts with. She is completely devoted to new Hiden CEO, Aruto, but finds herself completely frustrated that she must be the one to explain Aruto’s inane comedy.

Yaiba Yua (Kamen Rider Valkyrie):
As A.I.M.S.’s technical advisor, Yua was responsible for the development of the A.I.M.S. Rise Shooter system that both she and Isamu use to transform. She is a brave and intelligent female warrior who fights to maintain the security of the city. Yua holds an intense hatred towards HumaGear but tries to suppress that during battle.

Jin (ThunderclapOfDestruction.net Operative):
Jin is responsible for the spread of data that reprograms the HumaGear. He is destructive and petulent – submitting programming that causes the HumaGear to rampage and attack humanity.

Horobi (ThunderclapOfDestruction.net Leader):
The leader of the show’s antagonist terrorist group. He believes that AI systems are superior to people and should surpass humanity. He launched ThunderclapOfDestruction.net to hack and corrupt HumaGears, turning them into “murder machines”. He considers Hiden Intelligence CEO, Aruto, his rival and uses the catchphrase, ‘the day humanity will become an endangered species is near’.

Fukuzoe Jun (Vice President, Hiden Intelligence):
Jun is an an all around good guy but consistently finds himself playing second fiddle to others. After the former Hiden CEO dies, he believes that he will inherit that role but is shocked to discover that the position will pass to Aruto instead. From that day, Jun has viewed Aruto as an obstacle to his becoming CEO and secretly hopes that he will fail. Despite this, Jun takes pride in the success of Hiden Intelligence and works to maintain its prominence.

Koichi Yamadera will serve as the narrator, with Noriko Hidaka providing the voice for the AI system.

Other staff includes:
Producers – Chihiro Inoue (Kamen Rider Zi-O) and Takahito Omori (Build)
Main Writer – Yuya Takahashi (Kamen Rider Ex-Aid)
Main Director – Teruaki Sugihara (Lupinranger VS Patoranger)
Composer – Go Sakebe (Ressha Sentai ToQger)
Action Director – Jun Watanabe

Should you be so inclined, you can watch the full press conference here:

Kamen Rider Zero-One will begin on September 1st in Japan.

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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Zi-O Trinity

The Rider Kicks Figure series is latest in a long line of budget gimmick figures. This year’s continues the RiderArmor gimmick with an all-new compatible figure; Kamen Rider Zi-O Trinity.

To fight Another Blade, the would-be overlord Sougo Tokiwa summoned the powers of his compatriots and fused with them to become the three-in-one saviour; Kamen Rider Zi-O Trinity (仮面ライダージオウトリニティ)!

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

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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Genm and Level Zero and God Maximum Level Billion

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 Genm!

From ambitious CEO to sentient computer virus, Kuroto Dan (檀 黎斗) is a man of many talents and just as many personality quirks. Dan menaced the CR doctors as Kamen Rider Genm (仮面ライダーゲンム) but once he began working with them, he quickly developed various new powers, including the power of the God Maximum Level Billion armor.

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Full reviews of both the RKF Series: Kamen Rider Genm Level Zero and the RKF Series: Kamen Rider Genm God Maximum Level Billion by Mint in Box Reviews can be viewed here:

 

These figures, 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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Gallery: Rider Kicks Figure Series – Kamen Rider Decade

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 2009 with Kamen Rider Decade!

Sometimes he is the Destroyer of Worlds, other times he’s the wild card that can turn the tide of battle. In either case, Tsukasa Kadoya (門矢 士) is an uppity jerk and a low-key Loki-type figure who is just passing through the multiverse and brings balance to the various AR Worlds as Kamen Rider Decade.

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A full review of the RKF Series: Kamen Rider Decade 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!