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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!

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

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 Magma!

When Ryuga Banjou learns that he is little more than an aspect of the gestalt conciousness that is Evolto; his blood begins to boil and his lust for revenge burns even hotter! Now armed with the Magma Knuckle, Banjou intends to serve up his own brand of justice.

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A full review of the RKF Series: Kamen Rider Cross-Z Magma 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 – June 23rd, 2019

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, the end of Zi-O Set 10 and some new Ryusoulger.

Kamen Rider Zi-O

The final figure of July’s Set 10 has revealed! Zi-O’s final form Grand Zi-O is coming to the SODO line. This figure will feature moulded on details for all of the Heisei Rider statues all over the suit but will have stickers in able to make the statues stand out with greater details.

Ryusoulger

August will see the release of YUDO Set 2. The first figure from this set has been revealed to be RyusoulGold. He will include his Mosa Changer and Mosa Blade. Also included will be the pieces to give him his BiriBiri Armor.

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The Kamen Rider Cyclone figure, revealed a while back, got a better focus recently.

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As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 20 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 – June 16th, 2019

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, lots of Zi-O and Den-O once again.

Kamen Rider Zi-O

The Dai-SODO Set that is releasing has been officially revealed. Consisting of Zi-O, Geiz, and Woz this set will feature better paint details and plenty of stickers for added detail. A sticker sheet will be included for the option of giving the Ridewatch holder any Ridewatch seen in the show. Another added feature is the clear plastic visors of the figures that give off a glowing effect when light shines through them. Woz’s Zikan Despear is also longer in this release than in his original release.

Zi-O Set 10 has also revealed it will have the next two Decade Armors. Based on OOO Tajador Combo and Ghost Grateful Damashii. Each of these forms will feature a base body in the Set lineup with Set 10 including one Decade Armor box with the stickers to make each; so, to display both forms, a second Decade Armor set would be needed.

SODO Ride Plus 2, releasing in August, has revealed most of the full lineup, consisting of DiEnd, Hattari, and Ginga. The last figure, as well as some of the accessories for this figure, are being left as a mystery. It’s unknown if the identity of the mystery figure will be revealed before release.

The SODO Another Set 1 releasing in July has releases better images of the four monsters in the set. This reveals better where the stickers on the figures are going to be as well as the fact that these figures carry over the hand swapping feature from the main line.

Kamen Rider Den-O

SODO Chronicle Den-O Set 2 has been revealed. The set will have Den-O’s Climax Form, Liner Form, and Wing Form. Unlike the second W Set, this will be a retail release. The Climax Form comes with a box of accessories that allow the form to become the Chou Climax Form as well.

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 19 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 Figure Series – Kamen Rider Ex-Aid – Maximum Gamer Level 99

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!

Gaming doctor, Emu Hojo (宝生 永夢), also known as Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (仮面ライダーエグゼイド) goes next level in his ongoing fight with the evil Bugster viruses. He’ll do the impossible and see the invisible in this chonky new form!

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A full review of the RKF Series: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Maximum Gamer Level 99 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 Grease Blizzard

The Rider Kicks Figure series is latest in a long line of budget gimmick figures. This year’s line of Legendary Riders is going back to take one final stand with Kamen Rider Grease Blizzard.

When Team Build assaulted Evol’s Pandora Tower, Kazumi stayed on a lower level to hold back clones of his friends; the Hokuto Trio. Severely outgunned, Kazumi drew open the memory of his friends and the brand new Blizzard Knuckle to transform into Kamen Rider Grease Blizzard and avenge his fallen brothers.

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A full review of the RKF Series: Kamen Rider Grease Blizzard 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!