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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Toy Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider ZX

The last Showa Rider to receive an S.H. Figuarts treatment for 2013 is Kamen Rider ZX. The ninja-like rider sports a matte grey paint application with the rest of the parts in red. Just like what he looks like on the show, ZX has the ZX belt and cross accents on the forearms and shins that can be detached from the figure. To finish its preliminary look, a muffler is attached on the neck, quite similar take to Kamen Rider 1 and 2.

Unlike the S.I.C. version he has more extra hands, 8 in total. But the S.H. Figuarts version has lesser weapon count. These are the Cross Shuriken, Impact Bomb, Micro Chain and a replacement ZX belt with the electronics exposed. The Impact Bomb can be plugged on one of its extra hands with just a simple peg and the same goes with the ZX buckle on the belt.

I’m not entirely satisfied with the grey paint that was placed on the figure and surprisingly, easy to scratch exposing the plastic mold. But the great thing is, that is the only part on the set I had an issue. I cannot compare this to the S.I.C. version since they have their own merits. When it comes to articulation, the S.H. Figuarts is superior but S.I.C. trumps on the sculpt and weapons count even if some did not exist on the show. More from the video review below.


Zulfahmi Othman said...

My ZX is plagued with loose joints. Even the muffler can no longer be attach at the neck. :(

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