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Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 7

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 7

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Kamen Rider Build's SODO toy line continues to deliver with wave 7. This wave consists of Kamen Rider Build SmartPhoneWolf form, Kamen Rider Rogue and a third figure of your choosing. The last figure comes with enough pieces to create Engine Bro, Remocon Bro, or Hell Bros form. All these figures are very well done, as you'd expect from SODO, and they come with a fair amount of paint, especially the Hell Bros. I highly recommend getting a case rather than a set for this wave, so that you can have both Bros in your collection. Overall, this is another great wave, and I look forward to more from the SODO line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWIcEWtxQjs&feature=youtu.be   You might also like: Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Full Full Rabbit Tank Bottle & DX Full Bottle B...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 6

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 6

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
Kamen Rider Build's 6th entry into the SODO line continues to  add new Riders to the mix, along with a movie exclusive/ganbarizing form and upgrade forms for the show's characters. First, let's start with Kamen Rider Grease. This figure looks great and (unsurprisingly) uses a lot of similar pieces and ideas from the Cross Charge figure from wave 5. Next, we have my personal least favorite figure, Doctor Game form. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with this figure. The sculpt, the articulation, the paint and the stickers are all well done, but I just don't like the look of the form aesthetically. Now, supposedly this form was briefly seen in the last Heisei Generations movie before giving Kamen Rider Build a form resembling Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (though, at this point in tim...
Toy Review: S.H.Figuarts KAMEN RIDER BUILD

Toy Review: S.H.Figuarts KAMEN RIDER BUILD

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S.H.Figuarts are known for making the best Kamen Rider figures on the market and the current entry in the television franchise is no exception. Kamen Rider Build Rabbit Tank Form is beautifully crafted here in sleek and shiny red and blue plastic with mat black underneath. Topping him off are his gorgeous red and blue compound eyes that, of course, emulate a rabbit and tank. His articulation is 100% what you expect from a figure of this quality and brand, though the head is slightly limited by his design. As for accessories, Build is pretty light, having only 5 hands to swap between, he doesn't come with any weapons or effect parts. While this is a bit of a bummer, it's hard to be too mad at the figure. It's a regular release SHF (which is rare nowadays) and it's incredibly cheap, beat...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 5

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 5

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SODO set 5 makes a huge comeback after the lackluster set 4 for the Kamen Rider Build series. We have the return to form with 3 full figures (4 if you count the re-release of Night Rogue but I already have him from set 2 so we'll only be focusing on the new figures). First up, we have PhoenixRobo and RabbitTank Sparkling. These guys are fairly standard figures, though that's not a bad thing. Both have excellent detail, articulation, roughly the same amount of stickers, and they both maintain the body swap gimmick. Build's Sparkling form only has one slight deviation from the norm, being a fully painted face that is also one solid piece unable to split up while the rest of him can. Cross Charge, however, is a completely new type of figure to this line. Also split into 2 boxes, Cros...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Hazard Trigger, Smartphone Wolf & Unicorn Eraser Full Bottle Sets

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Hazard Trigger, Smartphone Wolf & Unicorn Eraser Full Bottle Sets

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The new power-up item introduced in the Kamen Rider Build TV series is the Hazard Trigger. This device allows Build to access his Hazard mode as well as utilize other forms later on down the line. The toy itself is pretty cool, turning already existing "Best Matches" into "Super Best Matches" and adding an awesome guitar effect, among others. This item is similar to the Cross Dragon or Rabbit Tank Sparkling in that it tries to make sounds in tandem with the Driver but it does not work well with the aforementioned items, only your basic Full Bottles. That being said, the henshin is the same despite the bottles used and the Hazard Trigger then offers the user 3 different attacks. The Hazard Attack by cranking the handle, the Overflow by pressing the button on the Hazard Trigger again, and ...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD: The Road So Far

KAMEN RIDER BUILD: The Road So Far

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Twenty episodes in and Kamen Rider Build, the latest in the ongoing Kamen Rider action/adventure franchise, has taken us by storm. To celebrate, we're serving up a look-see at the world of the series through a collection of pretty pictures showcasing the heroes, the villains, and everything in-between as the ride stretches onward. In almost two dozen weeks worth of reviews, detailing the events of this standout series, we've amassed just a few images, most of which never made it into any post on our site, so why not take a gander at the goods, just for (rider) kicks. Every Build review we've done is now linked with its successor, so you can fully catch up on the story while experiencing all the wild speculation, iffy spelling choices, and silly theories in airing order without hav...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Sclash Driver & DX Twin Breaker

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Sclash Driver & DX Twin Breaker

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As is standard now, every Kamen Rider series seems to need at least 2 transformation belts. Kamen Rider Build's second one is the Sclush (Sclash) Driver. This is a much more solid toy than I imagined it'd be but as per usual, being a secondary Driver, it has far fewer sounds and can read far fewer Full Bottles than the DX Build Driver. It basically only reads the Dragon, Robot and Crocodile Fullbottles/Jellys giving them both a henshin sound and a finisher. Other than that, this thing only reads the remaining Fullbottles as "organic" or "inorganic". Surprisingly though, this Driver comes with both Jellys for Cross Charge and Grease (Rogues will be released next month) so for the most part it's a solid single purchase instead of the DX Build Driver that requires more and more Fullbottles ...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Phoenix Robo Full Bottle Set

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Phoenix Robo Full Bottle Set

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Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Final is the latest installment in the world of Kamen Rider movies. Of course, now that Kamen Rider Build is out, he is our main protagonist, and on top of that, as is standard for these movies, he receives a movie-exclusive form (though it's rumored to perhaps be appearing in the show this month). That form is PheonixRobo, made up of course by the Phoenix and Robot Full Bottles. This set is fairly standard - if you like the gimmick, it continues the trend of being a solid pick up, though this set does do one thing differently. The images on the Full Bottles are not only sculpted in but painted in their respective colors as well making them, aesthetically, the best-looking Full Bottles thus far. I definitely wish all of the Full Bottles had this detail. ...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Rabbit Tank Sparkling

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Rabbit Tank Sparkling

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Kamen Rider Build's first major upgrade form is Rabbit Tank Sparkling! The show's toy line celebrates this new form with one of its first deviations from the standard Full Bottle gimmick. This "soda can" functions similarly to the Cross Dragon, having its own lights and sounds that work in tandem with the Build Driver to make its own unique henshin and finisher. The jingle is awesome and the light effects are incredible. This item feels powerful compared to the Full Bottles, and the sounds enhance that feeling. It's also nice to have a unique finishing sound for a change. Overall, this is a must own for anyone who has the DX Build Driver. Its a great toy and a nice change from the standard gimmick, plus it has some interactive functionality with future toys being released (but more on...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Full Bottles – Medal & Friendship, Light & Octopus

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Full Bottles – Medal & Friendship, Light & Octopus

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The Kamen Rider Build TV series is far from done with their collectible toys, the Full Bottles, but rounding it out at number 19 and 20, the last Full Bottles from Touto, we have Octopus and Light. This set is as solid as all the rest. If you like the past Bottles, you'll like these. The sound effects are solid and if you've collected them all then these are a must for filling out your Pandora Panels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gteZfQMgKM8 Meanwhile, Build's toy line releases its third Legend Rider set, Friendship & Medal. This set is designed with half the essence of Kamen Rider Fourze and half of Kamen Rider OOO. This makes it an odd choice come checkout. Unlike the past sets for Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and Kamen Rider W, this set requires the HawkGatling and RocketPanda sets as ...