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Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Genius Full Bottle

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Genius Full Bottle

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The lead hero of Kamen Rider Build has reached his final Genius Form. And, to attain that form, Sento needs the Genius Full Bottle. The DX Genius Full Bottle is a great final toy for the line. It's simple, but it comes with all the functions you'd expected, and it looks and sounds pretty sweet. On its own, the the toy looks similar in size and shape to the DX Sparkling Can. It does, however, have a new color scheme and mirror in the center for a cool light-up effect when activated in the driver. On its own, the DX Genius Full Bottle has a button that you can press to activate the "turn on" sound effect. From there, continually pressing the button will cycle through Sento's voice saying some of his classic catchphrases until you cycle back to the "turn on" sound again. Inserting the to...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 9

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 9

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Kamen Rider Build's 9th SODO set features 4 figures again and, like the last set, one of them is from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid's Another Ending Trilogy. First up, we have 2 Best Matches from Hokuto and Seito, they are RoseHelicopter and ToraUFO. These are pretty standard figures for Build's SODO line, but of course this isn't a bad thing. These figures have great paint, articulation, and detail on them. The amount of stickers is reasonable and the swapping ability is still present. Next up, we have a retool of Kamen Rider Paradox from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. I never owned any figures from Ex-Aids SODO line but, as far as I can tell, this version of Paradox is identical, minus the coat tail pieces, and the plastic is molded in black and grey instead of Paradox's signature red and blue. His stick...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Evol Trigger

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Evol Trigger

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Kamen Rider Evol gets an upgrade in a very similar way to the star of his show. This results in similar toys yet again for the Kamen Rider Build series, though that might not be such a bad thing. The DX Evol Trigger here is a huge improvement on the previously reviewed DX Hazard Trigger. Pressing the button and inserting it into the DX Evol Driver gives you the "Revolution" sound effect with the new jingle for Black Hole form. Furthermore, in this state, you get a new attack, the "Black Hole Attack". A second button-press gives you the "Fever Flow", obviously similar to the "Overflow" from the previous version of the toy. Lastly, this toy gives you the option for the "Black Hole Finish" and the "Black Hole Break" for its final sound effects. Overall, it's a very simple toy and complem...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Evol Driver, DX Rabbit & Dragon Evol Bottles, DX Bat Engine Full Bottle Set

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Evol Driver, DX Rabbit & Dragon Evol Bottles, DX Bat Engine Full Bottle Set

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Kamen Rider Evolt has appeared in the last act of the Kamen Rider Build TV series, and of course a new Rider means new gear, so lets take a look at it all. First up, we have the DX Evol Driver, basically a repaint of the DX Build Driver, but with new sounds and a few fresh parts. All of the unique sound effects are fantastic and a vast improvement on the old Driver toy. It's able to read every single collectible Full Bottle too (as seen in the second video), though it does read them differently than the DX Build Driver, so that keeps things fresh. The set comes with our first two Evol Bottles, Cobra and Rider System. With these, you're able to make Evol's base form. The form gives you a henshin jingle and finishing attack, the Evol Finish. Any non-Best Match gives you the Evol Attack ...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD S.H.Figuarts Night Rogue

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD S.H.Figuarts Night Rogue

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Kamen Rider Build has been lucky enough to have 2 regular SH Figuarts releases, with a 3rd to come in June. Here we have Night Rogue, the first major antagonist of the series. Holy crap, this figure is beautiful. Build was a good figure but his design is very simple. In contrast, Night Rogue is complex and far more intricate. The detailing is just superb and the articulation  doesn't suffer one bit for any of that. The paint is on point too, he even has glowing yellow eyes that can be seen under his bat visor when you look closely. The accessories are great as well. He comes with the Transtream Gun and Steam Blade, both are accurate to the show and look great on their own but can even combine into the rifle mode for an even cooler look. At the end of the day, I have absolutely zero negat
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

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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 time
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, beatin
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 ...