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Monday, March 12, 2012

Toy Review: S.I.C. Kiwami Tamashii Side Basshar

S.I.C. Kiwami Tamashii Side Basshar is the third bike that was revealed in the Tamashii Nations event and one of the most anticipated SIC KTs released this year. SIC KT Side Basshar is the second biggest box art and continues to have the same box art as Kamen Rider Kaixa. Out of the box, Side Basshar is pretty a no non-sense set. This set has the bike and the side car already connected together, nothing else.

What takes your breath away is how detailed this chibi monster bike is - from the mufflers, under carriage, engine block, even the seat pad excudes SICness. Details are far more superior than the RHF counterpart and paint apps provide the SICness fans and collector alike crave for.
Wheels turn ok, however underneath the side car, only the back has wheels therefore the front nose scratches much on the surface. Whether it is your intention to roll out the bike, this feat is near impossible without scraping the plastic beneath the bonnet.

When we say SIC, whether big or small, should have die cast parts - that is the allure of SICs. In SIC KT Side Basshar, die cast parts are too minimal you can't tell the difference or find the metal plates. Hint, there are all near the engine bit.

Placing your Kiwami Kamen Rider Kaixa fits well with little tweaks on how he sits down. But as always, you aren't able to add one more rider on the side car. I guess it is meant to be that way.

Its transformation is not as sleek as the RHF, it entails dismantling the parts and combining them all together to form its robot mode. As expected only the arms have manageable joints and leaves the legs in a static pose.

A couple of things I dislike about this toy - first there is too much oil that went into the bike in order assure than the joints will move. With this, the oil seeps into the paint ruining the plastic parts in the process. Most evident area are on the wheels, the discoloration cannot be ignored. Second, as also expected the joints between the transformation are flimsy making the poseabilities unstable...much ado with SIC KT Auto Vajin. Be careful during the transformation. If the joints don't fold up - do not force it. The pegs are on a soft plastic which is susceptible to careless breakage.

The SIC Kiwami Tamashii Side Basshar is still a work of art in most aspects but its the execution that was carelessly done.


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