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Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Hawk Gatling Full Bottle Set

Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Hawk Gatling Full Bottle Set

Kamen Rider, Toku, Toys
Well, Kamen Rider Build episode 3 just came out and we already have our newest form released in plastic. Taka and Gatling are the next two Full Bottles that create Build's HawkGatling form, the rampage of the skies! These two toys are pretty standard as far as Full Bottles are concerned, they're cheap, they unlock a new henshin jingle and they come in two new colors. If you like what you see, be sure to pick them up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7kcqNsvsHM For this and other Kamen Rider and Tokusatsu merchandise, check out CSToys and BigBadToyStore.
Someone Forgot the Safeword in Kamen Rider Build Episode 3

Someone Forgot the Safeword in Kamen Rider Build Episode 3

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The hits just keep on coming for the new Kamen Rider Build, as Sento flies higher, the story goes deeper, and one character may find out just how much chains and guns excite them. After trolling Ryuuga through another flawless recap, Sento kicks us off by holding Kamen Rider 101 with his star pupil (doubtlessly because he's the only one there), Ryuuga himself. He goes over the chain of events that have lead us to this point, searching for Nabeshima, the man who knocked out Ryuuga before Faust could haul him off to the monster farm. This scene is so ridiculous. I don't even know how it's possible that Ryuuga doesn't understand his own backstory, which he lived through and remembers perfectly well now, and yet he needs Sento to go over it all again, complete with a marker board and visu...
Reviews: Kamen Rider Build DX Full Bottle Holder, GorillaMond Bottles, Drill Crusher

Reviews: Kamen Rider Build DX Full Bottle Holder, GorillaMond Bottles, Drill Crusher

Kamen Rider, Toku, Toys, Video Update
Ah, the classic "holder" toy. This has pretty much become a staple of the yearly Kamen Rider franchise, very few seasons skip it. In Kamen Rider Build's case, the draw is not the holder but the exclusive gimmick item it comes with. With the Full Bottle Holder you get 3 empty slots for 3 Full Bottles (too bad 8 are already out, making this thing obsolete already). It comes with the Soujiki Full Bottle, and currently this is the only way to get this toy. The overall set isn't bad, sure it costs more than your average Full Bottle Set, but not by much so the price, this time around, won't put off too many fans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYZI2gFhPbs&feature=youtu.be Next, our first Full Bottle set is here. Well actually it was released before the Driver, but that's beside the poin...
Tamashii Nations 2017 Exclusive S.I.C. Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms Revealed

Tamashii Nations 2017 Exclusive S.I.C. Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms Revealed

Kamen Rider, News, Toku, Toys
The official Tamashii Nations 2017 event website was recently updated revealing the S.I.C. Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms figure from the Kamen Rider Gaim TV series. This as well as the S.H. Figuarts (Shinkocchou Seihou) Kamen Rider Joker are exclusively available to the Tamashii Nations 2017 event, but these items will be available for pick-up at the venue. Details on how to pre-order will be revealed at a later date. As for the S.I.C. Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms, the figure cost 9,500 yen. The Tamashii Nations 2017 event will happen December 1-3. [Source: Tokunation]
Ultraman Geed 11 Shows Its Receipts in Best Episode Yet

Ultraman Geed 11 Shows Its Receipts in Best Episode Yet

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Well, this is hilarious. Two episodes after we issue criticisms at Ultraman Geed, the latest entry into the Ultraman franchise, for its lack of punch, they serve up what is quite easily their greatest effort to date. Not only is it the most stylish, action-packed episode so far, it disperses story concerns that were mounting in the lead-up to this installment. Nice timing. Director Taguchi Kiyotaka infuses the episode with a visual flair unlike any of Geed's previous chapters, proving exactly why the Ultra franchise needs to keep this man onboard as long as they can. From the tense dialogue sequences between the devilish Kei and the show's plucky young hero Asuka to the high-octane battle sequences both above and within the crumbling city, "The Geed Identity" is a cut above the rest. ...
Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Build Driver

Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Build Driver

Kamen Rider, Toku, Toys, Videos
Well, Kamen Rider Build has begun and with the new series comes new toys. Today we have the DX Build Driver. The Build Driver is very different from the Gamer Driver of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid in that it has all the sounds pre-programmed into it. This may be a bit off-putting at first, since additional sounds are going to be limited to what is currently inside the Driver, but the trade-off is a bigger, heavier Driver that feels more like a piece of high-tech machinery than a piece of plastic. The crank is very satisfying as well and the sound effects are solid, though a unique sound for each Voltech Finish would have been a welcome addition. Full Bottles on the other hand are surprisingly smaller than they appear on the show. They, of course, make no sound effects on their own but they do hav...
Kamen Rider Build Episode 2 Shines Bright, Like a Diamond

Kamen Rider Build Episode 2 Shines Bright, Like a Diamond

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Can we talk about the new Kamen Rider Build? I have to talk about this. I need to be reassured that I'm seeing what I'm seeing and that it's not going to be taken away from me when they finally realize what they've done and decide it's all a really expensive mistake. This is too much of what I wanted all at once. Who's about to get fired for this magnificence?! The brilliance begins at minute one, with the greatest recap ever committed to film. The braggadocious smarty-pants Kiryuu Sento and his new fugitive pal Banjou Ryuuga have dueling summaries, bantering even as they tell us what happened in last week's premiere episode. I already love these idiots and it's only been like twenty minutes. Please tell me I can keep them, mommy! After the recap, we get our first look at the openi...