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Super Hero Synopses | Rival Royalty

Super Hero Synopses | Rival Royalty

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Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where our Lord and toku savior has risen! Yes, we're blending seasons again on Kamen Rider Zi-O, as even though this is the double episode tribute for previous series Kamen Rider OOO, Dan Kuroto from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid has returned to life again like some kind of Dangerous Zombie. Why is he appearing here and not back in episodes for his own series? Well, Bandai have just begun running a promotional campaign where Japanese shoppers can obtain a free Genm Ride Watch when they purchase other Kamen Rider merchandise, such as the Zi-O toys related to OOO that are also released this weekend! It's almost as if this is all some sort of extended toy commercial or something... Will Dan Kuroto chew all of the scenery? Will Eiji get the opportunity to b
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER ZI-O DX Faiz, Hibiki, Kabuto, Den-O Ride Watches, Faiz Phone & Ride Watch Dizer

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER ZI-O DX Faiz, Hibiki, Kabuto, Den-O Ride Watches, Faiz Phone & Ride Watch Dizer

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Kamen Rider Zi-O's gimmick continues on strong with 4 new entries. Our first one is for Kamen Rider Geiz, the Faiz Ride Watch, then the next 3 for Zi-O being Kabuto, Hibiki and Den-O Ride Watches. These all function the same as the Ride Watches of the past. Bottom line: if you like the gimmick as a whole, the sounds these toys make, or the Rider they represent, then you're going to like these toys. https://youtu.be/-HjGpuylB-c https://youtu.be/Wh7bvYNHHb0 https://youtu.be/_7ZUIQmRfLY Den-O is the only one that comes with a stipulation that the buyer may or may not be okay with. Den-O's Ride Watch is in a set with the DX Ride Watch Dizer. It's basically this year's version of the Pandora Panel from Kamen Rider Build but with less story significance. Either way, it nearly doubles the a...
Super Hero Synopses | Pass The Mayo

Super Hero Synopses | Pass The Mayo

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Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where mayonnaise is the perfect condiment to put on dried squid. This double episode of Kamen Rider Zi-O is dedicated to Kamen Rider Wizard. It's also the first time we get to see a returning secondary Rider not accompanied by the Rider being paid tribute to. As this is Zi-O, it's perhaps appropriate that they do this with a Rider themed after the king of the jungle, Nitou Kosuke a.k.a. Kamen Rider Beast. Nitou doesn't get ensnared too deeply into the plot but it's very nice to see him and they manage to pack in a whole bunch of his quirks and one more transformation. Did you enjoy seeing all three Time Jackers acting together on one plan? What do you think happened between Woz and Geiz in their past? Which other secondary Riders would you like ...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER ZI-O DX Fourze Ride Watch & RKF Ghost / Ex-Aid Armor

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER ZI-O DX Fourze Ride Watch & RKF Ghost / Ex-Aid Armor

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The latest collectible toy for the Kamen Rider Zi-O series is the DX Fourze Ride Watch. As far as Ride Watches go, it's right in line with the rest. Multiple sound effects based on button presses, a henshin jingle and a finisher sound. Overall, if you are like me and absolutely love this gimmick line, this is another fantastic entry. https://youtu.be/QnTAfxPTkuE The RKF (Rider Kicks Figure) line isn't slowing down either with 2 new releases at once: the Ghost Armor and the Ex-Aid Armor. Ex-Aid has by far the coolest armor as well as this gimmick still standing strong as one of the better gimmick lines we've seen. Ghost has some added perks as well. Not only is it just as good as the other 2 armor sets but this one comes with some bonus accessories for both Kamen Rider Zi-O and Kamen Ri...
Super Hero Synopses | Open Your Eyes

Super Hero Synopses | Open Your Eyes

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Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where creepy smiles are a specialty! Technically this is still a Kamen Rider Fourze story, but this week is all about the Kamen Rider Faiz guys. It seems the changes to the timeline have made them buddies now, but it wouldn't be those two characters if they weren't at each other's throats anyway. In a brief dive into some deeper trivia, it turns out that the 'shooting star' mention was a Faiz reference all along rather than a simple name-check for the Fourze character, Kamen Rider Meteor. Do the giant shoulder phones on the Faiz armour get good reception? Did you enjoy the blending of two different legend Riders into a single story? Could Takumi and Masato return later in the series? Please do share your thoughts with us in our forum or over on ...
Toy Review: Rider Kicks Figure (RKF) KAMEN RIDER ZI-O, Geiz, Build & Build Armor

Toy Review: Rider Kicks Figure (RKF) KAMEN RIDER ZI-O, Geiz, Build & Build Armor

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Kamen Rider Zi-O is releasing a gimmick line of figures. This is no surprise, as every Rider series has one, but Zi-O is striving to be different. The Rider Kicks Figure (RKF) line feels more like discount Figuarts than a standard gimmick line, and that is definitely a good thing for the fans. Zi-O and Geiz are strong first entries into the line. Both have fantastic articulation, decent accessory counts (Zi-O has one alternate hand and they both have a weapon, though only in one of their 2 forms), and they have reasonable paint for their price. The only downside, as far as I can see, is the size. The RKF line has been sized down to something closer to America's Power Rangers Ninja Steel action figures rather than scaling with past gimmick lines or even Figuarts. I will say, however, that...
Super Hero Synopses | Uchu… Kitaaa!!!

Super Hero Synopses | Uchu… Kitaaa!!!

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Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where friendship will take on the universe and things are always settled man-to-man! This week, Kamen Rider Zi-O attempts to up the ante (or perhaps just cover for a lack of returning actors) with a double tribute. As such, our time traveling trio have to infiltrate a certain high school to investigate the cause of multiple missing person cases. It seems that a number of young ladies are attracting the attention of the franchise's most infamous psychopath. But before we can confront him we must check in with the Kamen Rider Club. *thumps myself twice in the chest before pointing forwards* Given who is after the victims, is it possible that they're secretly Orphanochs? Did you feel the absence of Sota Fukushi (Gentaro) or did you think that the e...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER ZI-O DX Kamen Rider Drive, Ex-Aid, Ryuki Ride Watches & DX Zikan Girade

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER ZI-O DX Kamen Rider Drive, Ex-Aid, Ryuki Ride Watches & DX Zikan Girade

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The Kamen Rider Zi-O series continues to release more and more toy collectibles with the DX Ride Watches for Kamen Rider Drive, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, and Kamen Rider Ryuki. These function exactly the same as previously seen DX Ride Watches, but with the added flair of the respective Rider. It's also worth noting that this is the first time we can see official images of Zi-O's Ryuki Armor Time form but also we do not get an alternative for Kamen Rider Geiz nor do we see a Kamen Rider Zi-O version of the Drive Armor. Anyway, if you're like me and loving the Ride Watch gimmick, then by all means snag these while you can. They're great additions to anyone's collection. https://youtu.be/kXsKqc7au0E https://youtu.be/CPZ4YXnuOIE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoS96g99MOI&feature=youtu.be ...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER ZI-O DX Geiz, Ghost, Build Ride Watches & Holder

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER ZI-O DX Geiz, Ghost, Build Ride Watches & Holder

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Kamen Rider Zi-O is releasing toys at an insane rate. Ride Watches are coming out literally every week and I plan on covering them all. Here we have the DX Build, Geiz, and Ghost Ride Watches and the DX Ride Watch Holder. All the Ride Watches function relatively the same way. The Kamen Rider's symbol and series year are displayed on the face. Rotating that frame reveals the face of Kamen Riders Geiz, Build, or Ghost. They all have a singular button that can be pressed to activate the sounds. The first press is the Rider's name, the second is a tagline for the Rider in Japanese, of course, and Geiz gets a third line that summons the Time Machine. This third line is specific to Zi-O's series and is identical and exclusive to Geiz and Zi-O. All three Ride Watches can be placed into ei...
Super Hero Synopses | Game Clear!

Super Hero Synopses | Game Clear!

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Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where it's the moment you've all being waiting for: The grand return of 'Captain Ghost'! Yes, it's very random, but then again the spectral pirate ship from Kamen Rider Ghost originally existed just to combine with the titular Rider's bike in order to become a giant iguana, so "random" seems pretty par for the course really. This week's episode of Kamen Rider Zi-O continues the show's tribute (?) to Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. Emu's attention is divided between trying to help two people, and it falls to Sougo to take one of them off his hands, and in the process save them both. Did you enjoy this blast to the past? What was your favorite Ex-Aid reference? Which Rider Armour do you prefer so far? Come and tell us in our forum or over on our Facebook pa...