Tag: DX

Review: Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger DX Kojishi Voyager

Review: Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger DX Kojishi Voyager

Reviews, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, Toys, Uncategorized
Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger's DX toy line has been pretty hit-and-miss as a whole, but it ends really strong with Kojishi Voyager, aka Caesar. Caesar is a small chibi-like lion toy, similar to Mini-Tyra from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, but instead of combining with a weapon, he combines with a fellow Voyager mech. On its own, I like this little guy, but the real fun begins when you add Shishi Voyager to the mix. Combining the two Voyagers together makes Super Shishi Voyager, my favorite form. This is an amazing form, changing the look of Shishi Voyager from a spaceship with a lion head into a full-fledged lion mecha. The size and silhouette of this thing is great, though I can see fans being bummed out by the lack of articulation. Overall, I think, combined, this is the best Voyager of the wh...
Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Legend Rider Full Bottle Sets

Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Legend Rider Full Bottle Sets

Kamen Rider, Reviews, toku, Toys, Uncategorized
With any gimmick-heavy Kamen Rider series comes the "Legend Rider" merchandise. Basically, this means the fans can get a taste of some of the older Kamen Riders in their new driver toy. Kamen Rider Build, however, does something very clever with its Legend Rider gimmick that very few seasons can match. Here we have the Ex-aid Full Bottle set and the W Full Bottle set. Ex-Aid is broken up in to the DX Doctor Full Bottle and the DX Game Full Bottle, while W is broken up into the DX Tantei (Detective) and DX USB Memory Full Bottles. This is awesome as it both encapsulates the core of Build's gimmick, being organic and inorganic objects coming together, and the main themes of the individual series. Overall, these are great for any Kamen Rider Ex-Aid or Kamen Rider W fans. It's great to remin...
Review: Kamen Rider Build SODO Figures Wave 2

Review: Kamen Rider Build SODO Figures Wave 2

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
Well, the time has finally come. Wave 2 of the Kamen Rider Build SODO figures is here! Much like wave 1, I'm nitpicking at best to find anything negative to say. This time around, we get 7 boxes and 4 figures instead of the prior 6 boxes and 3 figures. The 4 figures are HawkGatling, NinninComic, RocketPanda and our first villain, Night Rogue. Every figure is excellent in detail, articulation and accuracy, once again I find it very, very difficult to say anything negative about these figures, even the price is great. Overall, once again, these are the best Build figures on the market and I can't recommend them enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX_a8m5W1jk For this and other Kamen Rider and Tokusatsu merchandise, check out CSToys and BigBadToyStore.  
Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Transteam Gun & Steam Blade

Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Transteam Gun & Steam Blade

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
So far, Kamen Rider Build has been a great series and its toys have been fairly solid. Items like the Build Driver and DX Full Bottle sets being the best the toy line has to offer and the weapons, so far, being mediocre. Nothing egregiously bad but just nothing noteworthy, UNTIL NOW! The Transteam Gun is the transformation device of Night Rogue and Blood Stark (I won't call him Stalk) and it is the best weapon of the line easily. The gun is a tad small but in fairness it looks small in Gentoku's hands in the show as well so I'll let that slide. The detail is fantastic, the gun fire sounds are satisfying and can be fired as fast or as slow as the user wants. You also get the DX Bat Full Bottle with this set, which can be inserted into the Transteam Gun for transformation into Night Rog...
Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Rocket Panda Full Bottle Set

Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Rocket Panda Full Bottle Set

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
Kamen Rider Build's 5th Best Match is the Flying Monotone! RocketPanda! This form is, unsurprisingly, made from the Rocket Full Bottle and the Panda Full Bottle. Panda is done up in a translucent white plastic and creates a cute image of a panda face. On the other hand, Rocket uses a light, almost sky blue color to differentiate itself from the other blue bottles, Tank and Diamond. It features the image of a rocket ship about to take off, complete with billowing smoke on the bottom, motion lines and some cool perspective work. Ultimately, these are 2 more solid Full Bottles and fans of Build are definitely gonna want them for their collections. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ap6ihNivaE&feature=youtu.be For this and other Kamen Rider and Tokusatsu merchandise, check out CSToys a...
Review: Kamen Rider Build DX 4 Koma Ninpoutou

Review: Kamen Rider Build DX 4 Koma Ninpoutou

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
Well, if there is one thing to complain about with the Kamen Rider Build series so far, it's the toys. More specifically, the role play weapons (and the gimmick line, but we've been over that already). The Drill Crusher was underwhelming but it did come with a Full Bottle making it feel like a decent purchase. Then the Hawkgatlinger abandoned the Full Bottle gimmick and while it wasn't offensively bad it was far from a "must own" toy. Now we have the 4 Koma Ninpoutou aka the Ninja Art-Invoking Four-frame Ninja Sword and its name is the longest thing about it. The sword itself I think is a cool concept, combining a pen and a sword making a pretty sweet weapon in the show, but as a toy it ends up being more pen than sword. If I haven't made my point clear enough yet, this thing is tiny...
Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Ninnin Comic Full Bottle Set

Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Ninnin Comic Full Bottle Set

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
Kamen Rider Build's 3rd Full Bottle collectible set is that of Ninja and Comic. A bright purple and yellow duo, these two combine to give Sento his Ninnin Comic form. There's not much more to say, they're standard Full Bottles. The sculpted detail is nice, the sounds effects are solid and the price is highly affordable and super wallet friendly. If you like the Full Bottle gimmick, you'll like Ninnin Comic. Now, please enjoy my review for the Stealthy Entertainer! Yeeeeeeeah! https://youtu.be/M5vKixnVYIk For this and other Kamen Rider and Tokusatsu merchandise, check out CSToys and BigBadToyStore.  
Review: Kamen Rider Build SODO Figures Wave 1

Review: Kamen Rider Build SODO Figures Wave 1

Kamen Rider, Toku, Toys
Well, I haven't hidden my disdain for this year's Kamen Rider toy gimmick very well, but these figures are everything the BCR line should have been and more! I present to you all the SODO line of figures for Kamen Rider Build. Wave 1 contains 3 figures, 2 Best Matches (Rabbit/Tank and Gorilla/Mond) and 1 Trial form (Harinezumi/Soujiki). All of these figures are great, they're show accurate, they articulate beautifully and they can swap around like the show and maintain all the great articulation. The only potential downside (completely dependent on the individual) is the use of stickers, tho if you watch the video to the end you'll see I've provided a solid solution to your potential sticker pealing nightmares. At the end of the day this line is cheaper than 1 BCR figure, articulates be...
Review: Kamen Rider Build Bottle Change Rider #01 Rabbit Tank Form

Review: Kamen Rider Build Bottle Change Rider #01 Rabbit Tank Form

Kamen Rider, Toku, Toys, Videos
Every year, we get our gimmick line of figures. These figures are meant to emulate the form changes that we see on the show and every year it's a coin flip if these figures will be good or not. Unfortunately, for this year's Kamen Rider Build, we lost that flip, in my opinion. The BCR (Bottle Change Rider) line forgoes 2 major points of articulation, in the waist and head, to achieve its form-swapping. The arms and legs are great, they're pretty standard for the yearly gimmick line, but without waist or head movement, posing and playing with this figure isn't a fun time at all. Aesthetically he looks great, bright red and blue, even the belt is painted which is a rarity in these lines of figures. He comes with his Drill Crusher as well, unpainted as usual, it's permanently in its swo...
Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Hawk Gatlinger

Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Hawk Gatlinger

Kamen Rider, Toku, Toys
Kamen Rider Build's new form, HawkGatling, is his first to have an exclusive weapon- the Hawk Gatlinger. This item is interesting in that it's not a bad toy but it doesn't come with any Full Bottles nor does it interact with them to add any extra depth or playability to it. Now this is not totally unheard of in Kamen Rider but it will definitely deter fans from the purchase, though after the DX Drill Crusher setting the bar so low, the Hawk Gatlinger is a good step in the right direction. So what does it do? Well for starters you can pull the trigger for classic gun shot sounds, rotating the barrel gives out a number from 10-100 (counting by tens) and fires that many shots the next time the trigger is pulled. When the barrel is rotated ten times and it announces "one hundred" the fin...