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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 11, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. Today, Zi-O Set 4 and some news on the Zi-O EX set!

Kamen Rider Zi-O

The first figure for Set 4 has been revealed to be the OOO Armor! This armor, like the Fourze Armor from Set 3, will require the use of the new base Zi-O body which is being included once again in Set 4. The Taka, Tora, and Bata animals can all form their animal modes as well, with a special piece for Taka to have both animal and head modes. A special Ziku Driver piece is also included that doesn’t limit any articulation and can still spin.

The EX Set coming out next year has finally been revealed to be the Time Mazine. Zi-O’s version to be exact. Being a SODO scale version it can form both fighter and ship mode, as well as have a range of articulation. A special piece is included to make the head have the OOO Ridewatch instead of Zi-O as well.

The EX Set is also including Zi-O and Geiz’s bike, the Ride Striker.

Next time: Lock on!

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Season 2, Episode 7 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 – May 27th, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. This time we have a bit of news from Kamen Rider Build and the original 1971 Kamen Rider.

Kamen Rider Build

The first few figures of Build Set 10 have been revealed! This set seems to be playing a bit of catch-up from the many forms over the last few months. Starting with some of the Hazard forms seen in the show recently. Hazard HawkGatling and Hazard KaizokuRessha are now joining the SODO line! These figures use the same Hazard body from Set 6 but have the new face plates and even include the HawkGatling wings seen in the show.

That’s not it for Build Set 10 as two more Best Matches are now in SODO form. Seito’s KujiraJet and KirinCyclone have arrived!

Kamen Rider (1971)

A new Premium Bandai SHODO set has been revealed for the original Kamen Rider series. This special set seems to come with different versions of Kamen Rider Ichigo. Kamen Rider Nigo, and the Cyclone bike. Compared to previous SODO and SHODO figures this set seems to have some better details and articulation.

At the end of the Bandai blog post it was teased that the next figure would be Kamen Rider Evol. Tune in next SODO Sundays to find out if that’s true.

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Episode 19 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel.

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SODO Sundays – May 13th, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! In a break from the usual schedule, it’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. This time we have a bit of news from the Kamen Rider Build.

Kamen Rider Build

Last year, when the Ex-Aid SODO line was doing very well, a special set of SODO figures called Dai-SODO was released that featured new versions of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Brave, and Snipe including more paint and extra articulation. It seems Dai-SODO is returning again this year with Kamen Rider Build.

Build’s Dai-SODO set will release this summer featuring new accessories and paint applications from the original releases. The figures included are Build in his RabbitTank form and Cross-Z in his default Dragon form. Both figures include a now painted Build Driver Strap and have their signature weapons that look more show accurate then before.

Both Riders also come with a set of hand accessories that allow for the recreation of their signature transformation poses.

The biggest new inclusion to this set is the Snap Ride Builder piece that can recreate the transformation sequence by attaching the Rider halves to it like a model kit as seen in the show.

This special set will release exclusively at Japanese Aeon stores in June before moving to Premium Bandai at a later date.

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Episode 18 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays! The next edition will release on May 20th on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel.

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SODO Sundays – March 11th, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnighly series, SODO Sundays. This time we have some news from the Kamen Rider Build along with special news for Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.

Kamen Rider Build

Last time on SODO Sundays the full lineup for Build’s Set 7 was revealed. Instead of moving on to the first figure of Set 8 it has been revealed what the first figure of Set 9 is, RoseCopter! RoseCopter comes with a special helicopter propeller piece that can go on his back, similar to the Taka Wings from HawkGatling. The propeller can also be held as a weapon and used to replicate flying away scenes.

Also included with this form is the Blue Hokuto Pandora Panel. The Green Touto one was previously released with OctopusLight back in Set 4. It’s unknown when and if the Red Seito Panel will be released with a figure.

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Coming from the Build Hyper Battle DVD is the KumaTV form! This form will be similar to Ex-Aid’s Bike Gamer from last year as this SODO figure will be packed in with a future issue of TV-Kun in mid March.

Kamen Rider Ex-Aid

Revealed a little while ago was the fact that the SODO line was going to do the Kamen Rider Genm God Maximum Gamer Lv Billion figure. Now we have release details for it. It will be part of the Kamen Rider Build SODO Set 8 with Kamen Rider Ex-Aid set in April. This figure is basically a repaint of the Ex-Aid Maximum Gamer that came out last year. This one comes with a Gashacon Keyslasher.

No release info for the Kamen Rider Lazer Lv X, but it will be coming.

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Episode 14 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays! The next edition will release on March 25th on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel. For constant updates on the SODO/SHODO line, go check out the @SODOFountain Twitter page.

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SODO Sundays – February 11th, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnighly series, SODO Sundays. This time we have some news from the Kamen Rider Build line.

Kamen Rider Build

Set 6 of Build’s SODO figures releases at the end of February. Bandai has revealed the last few figures joining this set. First up is a rerelease of Blood Stalk. Due to the figure’s rarity in its previous set, it’s a welcome addition to this set. The new Blood Stalk has no difference from his original release.

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Moving on to the new figures in the set is the newest Build form RabbitTank Hazard. This figure includes the Rabbit half and the Tank half. Even though the figure is mostly black, there are stickers included any way to give some areas more of a textured look. In the new YouTube special Build uses SmaphoWolf Hazard so the SODO line has included the eye pieces needed to swap out and make that form as well.

With that the full contents of Build Set 6 are: RabbitTank (SmaphoWolf) Hazard, Build DoctorGame, Kamen Rider Grease, and a rerelease of Blood Stalk.

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In March Build Set 7 will release and the first figure has been revealed for it. To go along with SmaphoWolf Hazard is the original SmaphoWolf form.

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Other YouTube special forms such as ToraUFO and RoseCopter will be revealed soon, according to the blog.

As always you can watch SODO Sundays Episode 12 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays! The next edition will release on February 25th on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel. For constant updates on the SODO/SHODO line, go check out the @SODOFountain Twitter page.

 

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SODO Sundays – December 31st, 2017

Hello, tokusatsu community! Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my biweekly series, SODO Sundays. For this final edition of the year we have news from Kamen Rider Build and the new upcoming Sentai Lupinranger vs Patoranger.

Kamen Rider Build

Joining SODO Set 5 for Build is his new movie Best Match from Heisei Generations FINAL: PhoenixRobo.

This figure doesn’t have any weapons but does include foldable Phoenix wings.

Lupinranger vs Patoranger

A few months ago Bandai showed off the YUDO Kyuranger figures and it seems they will be doing another set of them but this time for the brand new Super Sentai. So far only LupinRed and PatoIchigo have been revealed, hopefully, the rest of the 2 teams are soon to come.

LUPIN VS PATO

That’s it for this final 2017 edition of SODO Sundays! The first edition of 2018 will release on January 14th on both the Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel. For constant updates on the SODO/SHODO line, go check out the @SODOFountain Twitter page.

You can view this week’s episode from the Toku Toy Store YouTube channel here:

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SODO Sundays: November 19, 2017

Hello, tokusatsu community! Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my biweekly series, SODO Sundays. This week we have news from Kamen Rider Build.

Kamen Rider Build

SODO Set 3 is releasing at the end of this month but looking to the future is Set 4. Bandai has revealed 2 figures from the next set. First up is Build’s bike the Machine Builder. This bike is in 2 different boxes and can be used with any of the SODO figures.

 

The next figure for Set 4 is the Best Match KaizokuRessha! This figure comes with a stand and his Kaizoku Hassher weapon.

 

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays! The next edition will be on Sunday December 3rd on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel. For constant updates on the SODO/SHODO line go check out the @SODOFountain Twitter page.

You can view this week’s episode from the Toku Toy Store YouTube channel here:

 

Will you be picking up these figures? What figures do you want Bandai to make next? Leave a comment down below!

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SODO Sundays: November 5, 2017

Hello, tokusatsu community! Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my biweekly series, SODO Sundays. This week we have news from Kamen Rider Build.

Kamen Rider Build

SODO Build Set 3 has revealed its final 2 figures. The first one shown off is Build’s newest Best Match appearing next week in Episode 10. This is the KeyDragon form:

 

This figure comes with a stand like most of Build’s forms. Also included is a Transteam Rifle for either Night Rogue or Blood Stark.

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Set 3 also includes the newest Kamen Rider to join the series, Kamen Rider Cross-Z. Cross-Z is made using Build’s Dragon half and another different version of Dragon. Cross-Z comes with his Beat Crosser.

 

With that all of Build Set 3 is revealed.

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  1. Lion
  2. Firetruck
  3. Dragon (Build)
  4. Key
  5. Dragon (Cross-Z)
  6. Blood Stark

Finally, Set 4 is teased to have Build’s bike, we shall see as Set 4 contents are revealed.

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That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays! The next edition will be on Sunday November 19th on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel. For constant updates on the SODO/SHODO line go check out the @SODOFountain Twitter page.

You can view this week’s episode from the Toku Toy Store YouTube channel here:

Will you be picking up these figures? What figures do you want Bandai to make next? Leave a comment down below!

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SODO Sundays: October 8th, 2017

Hello, tokusatsu community! Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my biweekly series, SODO Sundays. This week we have news from Kamen Rider Build, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, and the Ultraman franchise.

Kamen Rider Build

Last week, Bandai revealed the lineup for SODO Set 2, due out at the end of October. The final figures revealed for this set were two more Best Matches for Build. His newest form NinninComic was shown off first; this figure comes with the Ninja half, the Comic half, a stand, and his weapon the 4 Koma Ninpoutou.

Bandai also revealed Build’s next Best Match: RocketPanda! This figure comes with the Rocket half, the Panda half, and a stand. RocketPanda also comes with the Steam Blade weapon for Night Rogue and Blood Stalk. To give both of them the blade, you’ll have to buy two of RocketPanda, sadly.

Of course, as with all SODO Build figures, the Ninja, Comic, Rocket, and Panda halves can be mixed and matched with all the other halves already released to get all of Build’s Trial Forms.

The full line up for SODO Build Set 2:

1-2: HawkGatling

3-4: NinninComic

5-6: RocketPanda

7: Night Rogue

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When it comes to Blood Stalk, his figure was just revealed last night as the first figure in Set 3, due out in November. Stalk comes with the sticker for his stand (stand sold in other sets) and the Transteam Gun. The gun is cast in red plastic this time, probably to cut down on costs a bit.

A final note for Set 3 is that Bandai said to make sure you have the Vacuum and Hedgehog pieces for this set, basically confirming that Fire Truck and Lion will be released in Set 3 to complete those Best Matches.

Kamen Rider Ex-Aid

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Ex-Aid’s new form, featured in the upcoming Kamen Rider Para-DX Hyper Battle DVD, was getting a SODO figure release in the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Super Complete Special Edition Hyper Muteki Box in December. Pictures for this figure have finally been revealed. The figure looks great, using all repainted parts from other Ex-Aid SODO figures it captures the look of Double Fighter Gamer Level 39 perfectly.

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Ultraman

Finally, two new SHODO Ultraman VS. sets have had some pictures revealed. VS. Set 4 features the figures of the original Ultraman, Ultraman Tiga, Red King, and Alien Balton. This set releases in December.

In January 2018, the next Ultraman VS. set will be released. VS. Set 5 will include the current Ultraman, Ultraman Geed, as well as Ultraman Leo, Astra, and Magma Star. Set 5 also includes some effect parts of buildings and attacks to create great display pieces. The building pieces would also be great for the Super Sentai Minipla robo series.

Of course, SODO Build Set 2-3 as well as Ultraman VS. Sets 4-5 will be available at TokuToyStore.com!

You can watch my full SODO Sunday video below:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays! The next edition will be on Sunday October 22nd on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel. For constant updates on the SODO/SHODO line go check out the @SODOFountain Twitter page.

Will you be picking up these figures? What figures do you want Bandai to make next? Leave a comment down below!