SHF Specter - May
SHF Chaser Mach - May
SHF Ghost Musashi Soul - August
Talking Familiar DX Yurusen - May
DX Fighting Spirit Boost Ghost Eyecon - 12/26
GC07 Ghost Fighting Spirit Boost Soul - 12/26
DX Sunglasslasher - 12/26
Capsule Ghost Eyecon 05
Chogokin Shinobimaru (rerelease)
SHMA King Ghidorah Special Color Ver.
SHF Dead Heat Mach
SHF Stronger & Kabutolaw Set
Makai Kado Giru
Gashapon Shift Car Premium Next Shift Car Set
Ranger Key Set Lost Edition
Doubutsu Sentai Jyuuouger preview
>mech actually looks nice and vibrant in the daylight
>kaijin team members
I'm kind of hype, hope we get some kind of toy for their monster forms.
Holy shit I don't even give a shit about the eyecon gimmick but these are fucking gorgeous.
Decade looks so silly
seems like she's already about to do one in this pic.
Ghost's DX has its own cheap release, not sure about Spectre but you can buy it as part of a set with Robin and Tut.
What? He's $49 on premium bandai, there isn't a middleman service out there that would take $100 to get him to you shipped unless you order next day delivery or some shit.
I have a rule. I only buy SHFs of Showa riders unless I REALLY love a Hesei design. So far, it's only been Fourze and Mach.
The gimmick toys are super fun. I don't give a fuck. I like Drive and Gaim and Wizard, but not enough for Figuarts.
The gimmick toys are at least as good as any western mass retail line aimed at collectors. They blow marvel legends and DCC out of the fucking water.
I will be greatly disappointed if that doesn't happen.
Nippon? I've just done a quick google search but I don't know any site called that? Unless you just mean order from Japan in which case I really have no idea how to, nobody's even put any up on Ebay yet.
I have him. He's really fun to pose. The only thing I have trouble with are his ankles, but that's mainly due to his design which can't be helped.
Would you be able to take a quick photo or two?
Could you pose him doing the "Kabuto kick" (from the side angle), and a picture of him sitting (from the side angle)--
I'm just curious as to the positioning of his legs due to the sculpt.
>CSToys just flat out not ordering shit once again
My fucking sides.
What is this the 5th time they've done this shit?
They did that shit to me for the Bravo/Gridon, Kurokage/Knuckle Lockseed set's AND the fucking Garo figuarts.
After that I went to Nippon for all Exclusive Pre Orders and never turned back.
>we did a good job with gekiranger
>implying you had to do anything
Sentai is niche as fuck and generally gets ignored anyway, but who knows with the advancement social media they probably know already.
Not to mention Jungle Fury didn't even have the mascot characters I think, and in the case of the penguin chick it's a good damn thing too
All of the Masters transformed into their Geki furry modes in the finale.
>On top of the firmly mechanical detail that was built dense in, and have been faithfully reproduce the same texture in the play by overlaying a clear material, it has also been firmly print mark of my soul!
Hmm, so I might be able to pry it off then..
Got my Tyranno ranger from mandarake today. Had convinced myself I didn't need them but for 3k I wanted to grab the red and green. Sadly, I missed the dragon ranger, but I hope to grab him sometime soon. It's a really neat figure and I am glad I grabbed it.
Unfortunately, he can't sit down because Metal Heroes Design (unless I'm doing something wrong). And I can't do the kick because my Act Stages haven't come in yet.
So how many figures can we expect of Rider 1's newest design?
It is, this form is beefed up and more armor than track suit.
>green gloves and boots
>white lines replaced with red
DC 52 Rider 1? I like it though.
...Do you not know what Kamen Rider originally looked like?
This looks more like a return to his Sakurajima colours (middle). Personally though I like his original better.
Also, Rider 4 is still such a good design. I need that figure.
That means nothing. Gaim prices rose to the sky as soon as it ended in regards to the Sengoku Driver(Genesis was already pretty expensive near the last two months), Kyoryuger had pretty much all its toy prices climb to insane prices like $70 Gaburevolvers by themselves and $80+ mechs, and OOO stayed around $80-120 consistently until Super Best OOO released just as some examples.
Fourze has been dirt cheap ever after the show aired for example, Meteor's the only expensive one and his belt is only about $50-60. Wizard has also been pretty cheap, sitting around $30-50, Beast is always around $20-30, and White Wizard is almost always $30.
>all these statistics really matter, because they back up my statement that your statement means nothing
Moose, have you ever thought about offing yourself? Just loading up that shotgun, wrapping your lips around the barrel, and pulling the trigger? Now's a great time to start, if not.
>Is there a sweet spot to buy them?
You can guarantee yourself retail price as the show is running for the first six or so months, then it's up in the air depending on how big the reception was to the show. Gaim for example kept adding more and more things for you to get for the main belt, and it kept showing off the Gensis belt on top of major players having them, so that helped with making it cost much more. Wizard's belts plummeted in price outside of the main belt, W's series has stayed at a constant $50ish for the past couple years, but originally all of them were going for $60-80 starting, and Fourze started slightly expensive but then went down for $30 while Meteor rose.
But it being the last year's belt really doesn't mean much. Yes, there's availability due to it being so recent, but prices vary wildly depending on reception and how many of the things are available. Usually they're around the retail price for the year or two after the show ends, maybe $10 more at best.
Drive followed Gaim which had a massive explosion in production to match the demand they expected to come from Gaim, so it makes sense for the belt to be pretty cheap even now. Other times the belts can be crazy expensive ever after the series just ended, as seen with the OOO Driver, the Genesis and Sengoku belts, and even the Mach belt is up there in price because Chase was such a popular character but used a secondary's driver.
I'm not sure how this doesn't make sense.
Cool. This is my cart right now. Besides the ones that come with the weapons (Wild/Technique/Formula), does the price seem reasonable?
Most of the DX sets I'm seeing on Mandy right now are around ￥400 to ￥600 with the Mad Doctor set being ￥1000. Cheapest belt on Mandy is ￥3000 for the single, ￥5000 for the Narikiri, so you seem good to go. Being eligible for free shipping makes it even better, so yeah, it looks good to me at least.
Yahoo Auctions is the only place I see with belts for under ￥3000, and everywhere else is Capsule/Candy toy singles for the same price.
Well look at that. Just got my Drive Driver in today from Amazon. Getting the Steering Sword, Door Gun, and separate Shuft Car Holder soon. Was going back on Amazon when I just realized Shift DeadHeat is really cheap and I am one of the 10 people who bought both SHF type DeadHeat AND DeadHeat Mach. Been as tempted just to snag all the other DX Shift cars available when I come into a pickle about needing to reach $25 to actually buy them all and I'm stuck at $21.
>Trailer Gun is expensive despite belonging to a really divisive form
>Shift Tridoron is super expensive
>Mach Driver, Break Gun, Prototype Shift Car, and Signal Axe are super expensive
>Surprise Future set not in the range I'd like to spend either
>Formula Shift Cars are pointless without type Formula
>DX Shift Bikes and Zenrin Shooter are pointless without the Mach Driver
>Viral Cores because are useless without the Break Gun
>Hate type Fruits
Almost considering DX Tridoron and leaving it in Wild mode because I want SHF Tridoron and I know they'll never do any other form of Tridoron as an SHF. But then that would sort of defeat my purpose of getting away with things super cheap and being left with just "a good price".
Yeah, but I am looking to add something onto the Amazon cart now. Definitely not gonna be any of those given Amazon's prices for them.
For the Shift Cars and Signsl Bikes for other Riders/forms, I'd rather wait until I can ensure that I nab the DX toys for them first.
The two pack is of CycloneCyclone and JokerJoker. The forms that lasted less than 5 minutes in the movie with Decade. So they have the silver strip down the middle and use W driver; as opposed to Cyclone and Joker which use lost driver and do not have the silver strip.
I'm assuming you're referring to Kamen Rider Cyclone and Kamen Rider Joker, vs Kamen Rider CycloneCyclone and Kamen Rider JokerJoker
The former have a Lost Driver in the case of Cyclone some extra lining while the latter have a Double Driver and a seam down the middle where the two halves connect.
We have Kiva in his main form already though.
He could do with a Renewal, but this is the form he's seen in for most of the show.
I also did this. And added the $17 Formula shift car set too. Now I only need the Tridoron, Wild, and Technique cars, but I'll have to wait on them until after my birthday.
When I saw how cheap the belt was, I knew I had to pull the trigger.
What I want to know is: what the fuck happened to SIC Fourze? They skipped him for Wizard, and now they've done Gaim AND Drive. Does the designer not like Fourze? Are there weird rights issues? Does Fourze just not sell well? Do we actually know?
I just found out, and this is a better picture, so here.
I really liked the Rider 3go SHF, so really happy we are getting the original Rider in a similar format.
The designers didn't believe that they could do justice for Fourze's module gimmick. All the S.I.C. figures incorporate that riders main gimmick and Fourze has one that takes quite a bit of effort to pull off that might not even earn back on the effort used, the figuarts modules are still shelfwarming in some places.
If they do this for Ichigo and Nigo, and maybe V3, then i'll be happy. Though they really shouldn't try and update any of the other Showa riders unless that rider is actually getting some kind of special movie or something... which i actually really hope ZO and J/Shin do someday, but that's never going to happen.
Photos of the Zyuohger Sentai Hero vinyls are up on Amazon. 900 yen each before tax.
I don't think ZO, J or Shin need any redesign, just lift their excellent SIC forms to actual suits. Especially since Takeya did the work on both the films and the figures themselves.
anon, where did you find this Takeya drawing and which series is this one from? Is this an upcoming figure or a showcase of one of the series? I know he did work on Drive tv show and will be doing the SIC.
Long story short: thanks for posting this, I'd like to save the rest of the gallery from which this came out of.
is this your gallery? this is so cool. thanks for uploading or sharing the link. I never did like OOO's rider design but thought the monsters were awesome.
Kamen Rider W has some of my fav series monsters too, Terada is the guy who designed the entire series' monster. He is another Takeya level genius. Wish they would release an artbook for that.
I can seem them at least going up to the Legendary 7 and redoing them in pairs up until Stronger.
>Rider 1 and 2 for this movie because twinsies
>V3 and Riderman because of their show
>Amazon and X because of their history
>Stronger alone in commemoration of his actor which will end in all of them fighting together
Or when all of them finally get powered up Stronger will power up in one dramatic scene in Amazon and X's movie and barge into whatever fight the Riders are in at the moment. Would be good commemoratio. without being too character intensive which they would be hardpressed to be given his actor is dead.
On their front page since like the 26th:
"We’ll have limited customer support during the New Year holidays, but will be back at full strength when shipping resumes on Jan. 4 JST. Details are in our Help Center!"
Imagine, all I had to do was go to hlj.com to find this out, and read their front page. The kids these days.
So the Ghost eyecon got a seperate DX release. What are the odds of Specter's and/or Necrom's eyecon getting one too?
The thing where they only sell a certain lockseed/memory/ring/car/gimmick with another toy nobody wants is understandable, but really annoying.
>The thing where they only sell a certain lockseed/memory/ring/car/gimmick with another toy nobody wants is understandable, but really annoying.
>another toy nobody wants
Speak for yourself.
And for non-main riders i'd be extremely surprised if they did, and think it's likely that they'll never sell Specter and Necrom's DX eyecons separately.
Though the gashapon versions aren't bad at all, really.
Ha, sorry. I just can't get over the fact that I had to buy the silly bow to get a Lemon Energy lock seed.
And yeah, the Eyecons aren't that special on their own, so you don't miss out on much (if anything at all) when buying the gash versions. I'd still like a DX version, if possible though. I'm elitist like that.
So far RAH Genesis Drive looks amazing. I'm looking forward to getting mine in the mail. My only wish would be tire sets (....and Mach,followed by Chaser).
I just ordered Benkei, Robin Hood, Tuthankhamen, Beethoven and Nobunaga, where are the other 10?
Musashi: Gun Sword
Edison: Ghost Driver
Houdini: Unreleased packed in with a Bike Jacket for the little figures.
My CSM Diend driver arrived a few days ago. The thing is really nice. The CSM Decadriver is definitely the better purchase just based on what you get with it, but together, they're fantastic and look ridiculously good.
CSM K-Touch when?
It's happening to Ichigo and safely assed Nigo, who might be getting their own gaiden or something to that considering the SHT this year is considered "Movie #1 of the anniversary". Building of SHTGP and KR4, which Rider 3's appearance this year suggests, they could be going on fo a couple of years. If lasts to the 50th, that is enough years to get the Legendary 7 done.
Hmm. I mean, I'm a little confused by the logic of "Fourze's is too hard to do", since Drive's is basically the same thing.
Is the armour on the Gaim figures/tires on Drive not removable?
Drive not having Tire Exchanges doesn't bug me too much, but Gaim not getting the Arms Change is annoying.
So, uh, enlighten me. If I'm not mistaken, Fourze is "completely different base forms with exchangeable weapon add-ons", right? How's that meant to be harder to implement than OOO/Drive?
Essentially, and enough parts to do Birth Day or the scorpion. But Proto is a different form after they changed it enough
ReBirth would probably interact with them too
They made prototypes of different forms. But I'm referring to more classic figures like Kuuga: different forms are handled with a clothing change all on the same base, while Wizard is each form gets its own figure, not interchanging.
No guarantee they'd sell all the forms, there're a lot of people who don't like Fourze's other forms and the performance of the Fourze Figuarts line was not as popular as they hoped.
Jumping Christ. I forced myself to ignore all Rider news and merch for the past month after getting drunk on Thanksgiving and making an enormous Mandy order. What the FUCK have I missed?
>some new Ichigo
>a goddamned W Damashii for Specter
Is there a new crossover movie?
At the same time you have to be really willing to shell out money for them. Even if you shop around we're talking tens of thousands of yen for a set.
Ichigo is related to the Spring movie, we don't know much else other than it's the 45th anniversary so they're doing something interesting.
Double through Drive eyecons are going to get short web things every 2 weeks and are going to be involved in the movie; Heart, Terror Dopant, Lord Baron, and Phoenix are making returns. Past that, there's the Kuuga through Decade premium bandai set.
>At the same time you have to be really willing to shell out money for them. Even if you shop around we're talking tens of thousands of yen for a set.
Who actually bothers getting the full set?
Fuck me. I need to dive into Ghost. These forms are getting sweet and I loved Phoenix. Additionally, the W Damashii is basically the tightest fucking thing I have ever seen.
Maybe it's just that I don't care for the main forms. I have ShaUTa and KuraBaWani, with plans to get GataKiriBa and SaGaZo. If I can manage to get those at their regular lower prices, with shipping I'll spend easily over 30k for those four.
This is also the only time Phoenix is showing up that isn't an alternate timeline, they probably won't but I'd like if they mention how he came back from the center of the sun.
>Double through Drive eyecons are going to get short web things every 2 weeks and are going to be involved in the movie; Heart, Terror Dopant, Lord Baron, and Phoenix are making returns. Past that, there's the Kuuga through Decade premium bandai set.
It's Load Baron you baka-chan-tachi
Actually, they're modified humans. Cyborg is just less of a mouthful in English. The Blu-Ray box translates it as "reconstructed men". (Pic related)
Way more show accurate, better proportions, better paint, better looking accessories including cards he can hold, pretty much everything.
I don't think there's much complaints about most of the SHFSS line of figures other than Agito and Hibiki I think not selling all that well, and for me personally I wasn't a fan of Kabuto's peg hands (which you'll notice they didn't do for future releases)
>Bet you guys would really like us to give a release date for Mad Gallant wouldn't ya
>Goddamnit Bandai let him go!
>I don't know, does anyone really remember Juspion, these sale numbers for his figuarts ain't that great
>How about I just put him in the safe right next to Janperson, that OK?
>Not fucking cool
>just gonna put him waaaaaaaay in the back
>Janperson is still locked away
As long as he gets released one day, I don't really mind. Gives me a chance to actually watch the show.
I can't resist that sexy metallic purple and kissable lips, mane...
Hoping that Kikaider Reboot Figuarts will get out of prototype hell.
We got Diend and Gatack coming if that's what you meant.
Fuck Holidays. My package left Japan 5 days ago and there has been no updates since.
Why do they just shut everything down for Holidays, some people don't give a fuck and are more than willing to work.
Are you speaking for yourself? Because apparently you aren't speaking for japan. :^)
But hey, go move there, get into holiday politics, and get shit done.
Be the change you want to see.
>Its my shitty Country's issue.
but yes I usually don't care about Holidays and I worked Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve and New Years Day. I actually didn't want to work New Years Eve because it is one of the few Holidays I do give a fuck about but I still worked it because I am not a child.
Damn.... Not the best way to start 2016.
>Spent $80 on Drive stuff.
>Going to spend another $55 on more Drive stuff this week.
Shit man. I know I'm only limiting myself to stuff only Drive used, but I feel like I'm going overboard. That's still not counting the Formula Trailer Canon and Type Tridoron. Not to mention all the single gashapon shift cars I need to hunt down.
Look at it this way anon, at least a lot of it is cheaper now than when it was airing, so it'll balance out. Main reasons why I have the Gash versions of Wild and Technic, didn't wanna shell out for the sword and gun.
I'm shelling out for the sword and gun. They're both under $20 on Amazon right now so I can easily justify that.
The first part of my haul came today. Just waiting on the belt and the other stuff now. Today I'm ordering the weapons and the other shift cars I'm missing. Formula trailer cannon and DX tridoron shift car will have to wait until after I get paid back.
Yeah, under $20 isn't bad, but when they were $30+shipping? I just bit the bullet and shelled out for the gash versions, same with Spike and Shadow.
>I regret not buying Gaim shit as it was releasing
Same, I just recently managed to get a Sonic Arrow and DX Lemon Energy for $90, so I'm down to just needing the Cherry for all the stuff just used in show.
I ordered the three pack of gashapon for Burning Solar and Midnight Shadow, but now I'll have a duplicate Dream Vegas. Might be able to ebay it for a bit to try and recoup some of the expense.
Other than that, all I'm missing now is Formula, Tridoron and Road Winter. Road Winter should be easy enough to get, but fuck man, DX Tridoron and Formula Trailer Cannon will have to wait.
I still think it's a shame we never even got DX versions of Solar, Winter, Traveler, etc.
Yeah, the Trailer and Shift Tridoron really spiked, it's kinda nuts when everything else that's solely Drive's stayed cheap. Makes me glad I got my Brake Gunner and Mach Driver on release.
I limited myself to only stuff that Shinouske used during the show and not any of the movies, though I may go back on that for the type fruits/Drive lockeed combo.
I just need to budget my money now. Aside from buying all this drive stuff, I also bought the jumpsuit I'm going to use for my Fallout vault suit cosplay for the local cons this year.
Shift Fruits/Drive Lock is worth it especially if you have both drivers. I got the surprise future set, holy shit what a let down that was, only positive out of the whole thing was the Newton Eyecon.
I mean Shift Next literally just has the Signal Mach's code on it, it activates the regular Mach sounds in the Mach Driver. That's the laziest thing I've ever seen.
Yeah, I bought the Sengoku driver at PMC in 2014 so it would be worth it to me. I have it on my amazon wishlist now so hopefully someone gets it for me for my birthday next week.
If not, I'll buy it myself, haha.
I should, but right now I'm down to around $39 in my bank account so I need to wait. I loaned my mom $100 a while ago and she's going to pay me back this week so I'll buy it after I've deposited it.
What the heck. Mandarake switched its search bar functionality or something. I used to have search terms I used a lot, like Lockseed, Ranger Key and Kamen Rider in Japanese as auto-completes there but now I have to manually enter them each time.
Sweet, just found a way to circumvent that duplicate Dream Vegas problem. Turns out It Came From Japan had both Midnight Shadow and Burning Solar by themselves. And since shit's cheap in Canadaland I saved like $8.
Yeah they switched it around a few months back. Sometimes I'll hit the bookmark I've got and it will either go to a blank homepage or it will give me the search results in the classic site format, dunno why it does that.
>order gokai red figurats for a friend because he is internet impaired or something
>new waifushit i ordered last month just arrived
>no notice of marvy-chan
Fuck. What can I do? Who should I ask?
Some countries will hold stuff in customs but they notify you if they need you to do something. You could probably ask if they have something belonging to you but I wouldn't have a clue on your crounty's process to make that request.
Who else is getting spooky tonight?
Hey guys I need your help I got a Drive s.h.figuarts from amazon for christmas and when it arrived there was only the stupid flare bonus parts. What can I do?
The first steps would be to double check the listing to make certain what it said what you thought it said, if it actually was a listing for the whole Drive and 1st release bonus then contact the person you bought it from about them. If they aren't helpful then you can take it up with Amazon itself.
Okay he just got back to me and said he sent it to amazon for inspection. Its kinda weird that he only gave me the tracking number for the flare parts but I guess I'll wait a week and see if it turns up.
Any Canadians, British Columbia, having problems with tracking? I've never had a package take this long to be updated after leaving Japan.
Canada post said they are no longer doing tracking for RSAL, only EMS.
Though for my last 2 packages one gave me tracking updates when it was out for delivery while the other gave me tracking updates after they were delivered, so I'm not sure whats the deal.
I got another spooky-ass order in today.
Boost eyecon is kinda meh. Not a fan of the paint job on the front of it. Also doesn't go completely black like the show when it isn't in use.
The ghost gadgets are alright, but with the exception of the bat clock, none of them make sounds, so that's a bit of a disappointment.
The Sunglasslasher, however, is pretty awesome. I just wish I knew how the damn thing worked and what it was saying (I don't speak Japanese), both of which will be revealed in the next episode.
Still awesome seeing all of these Eyecons together, though.
Well, instering two normal Eyecons gets you the mabushii (shining/dazzling) standby and the Omega Shine/Flash finisher if it's in sword or gun mode respectively.
Putting the Boost Eyecon into the right slot gets you the mega mabushii standby and the Mega Omega Shine/Flash finisher.
The USD/JPY rate is free-falling....shit.
>DX Yurusen sells out
>wait a while to see if the shop I was gonna order it from gets more in
>After waiting so long I just go ahead and spend the money on something else
>next day they have it and now I can't get it
On the other hand atleast I've got Specter/Ghost ordered. But fuck.
Not him, but I snagged DX Yurusen from BiginJapan. You have to just go to their website to get the e-mail they use for taking special orders.
Give them the info they ask for and they will repsond whether they will accept or not (they did for me). Then they send you an invoice to pay for half it. The second half will be charge when the item comes out (in this case, in May).
BiginJapan has page on their site you can get to from the home page that is about custom orders for things not already listed by them. "Special order" I think. Of course you need to give them the url so they know what you're talking about. So basically it's:
>Specifics like quantity, color(if applicable), etc.
>Type of Shipping you want (I asked for RSAL)
Then just for them to respond.