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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Toy Review: S.H.Figuarts Shocker Rider [Toei Hero.Net Exclusive]

Another ToeiHero.Net Exclusive which is a (sort of) repaint from Kamen Rider 1 -  the S.H. Figuarts Shocker Rider.  The first evil rider has a similar box art like Ichigou and Nigou, the outlined silhouette has the same treatment and you wouldn't tell the difference until you find the yellow blocks surrounding the box and the ToeiHero.net logo found near the Tamashii Nations logo. It's layout is quite neat unlike other box arts that had a lot of text scrambled all over. 

This Shocker Rider was first seen in episode Atrocity! Fake Kamen Riders! There were 6 fake riders hence there are also 6 colored mufflers plus 1 more for Yellow Shocker. He also includes a briefcase and 7 interchangeable hands and the mold is similar to Ichigou's. The briefcase doesn't open and if my memory serves me right, this should have a capsule ( I think it was a bomb of some sort) included like my RAH DX version. 

Unmistakably, a repaint but with slight differences such as the helmet which has a paler shade of green, the pair of antennae seems to be shorter and lastly the gloves and boots have changed from grey to bright yellow. Articulation, absolutely the same as 1 and 2. So why should you pick up this and why not buy a lot of Kamen Rider 1 and 2 and paint it yourself? Historically, he can be considered as a classic since it represents  the first evil rider which paved way to more rider villians such as Shadowmoon and opened to the possibility of mirror images of our riders i.e. Ryuga and Dark Kabuto. I think this will be a quick miss but overall not bad for a fake rider. 


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