Review: S.H.Figuarts – Kamen Rider AccelTrial

0 Review: S.H.Figuarts   Kamen Rider AccelTrialCheck out a written review here: http://ridersrangersandrambles.com/?p=1272

Another month passed, another round of exclusive releases from Tamashii Web Shop. For November we had AccelTrial and Machine Decader. Today, we take a look at AccelTrial, the speedy form of everyone’s favorite cop with gay tendencies and infatuation towards dolphins. Accel was a really nice Figuart, particularly due to the metallic red paint. Needless to say, AccelTrial is no exception.

Overall, for W fans, AccelTrial is an amazing addition to the line up. He’s not completely necessary as normal Accel is, but if you are a huge fan of W or Accel, I feel like this is a must have for the collection. Between the beautiful paint job, the great sculpt, and the overall awesomeness of the figure, no sane person should be disappointed with this release. Accept it, enjoy it, love it. Good day.


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Review: S.H.Figuarts – Shinken Gold

0 Review: S.H.Figuarts   Shinken GoldYes, he came with a Kuroko, and yes I forgot to include it in the review, check out the ShinkenRed review: http://tinyurl.com/3gqyueo if you want to see Kuroko-chan.

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Umemori Genta! Everyone’s favorite sushi seller has arrived! Second in the series of Shinkenger S.H.Figuarts, the sixth hero has graced us with his presence in a non exclusive form. Shinken Red was received with mix reviews, with some people thinking he was “too brittle.” Well I’m happy to say that, despite being the same mold, Shinken Gold trumps Shinken Red in a battle of epic proportions.

Overall, Shinken Gold is a must have for Shinkenger fans, especially if you enjoyed Genta’s character, or expect to like Antonio’s character in Samurai (supposedly he’s toned down for Samurai.) Between the beautiful gold paint used, the excellent articulation and sculpt, and the stellar accessories included, Shinken Gold is a release that no Shinkenger fan should miss. Highly, highly recommended.

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Review: Mega Ranger Figures (Power Rangers Samurai)

0 Review: Mega Ranger Figures (Power Rangers Samurai)Written Review: http://ridersrangersandrambles.com/?p=2276

I finally found these at Target after a small hunt, actually being much shorter and more reasonable then my hunt for the MMPR figures last year. I wasn’t going to get these at first, as I was originally very off put by the SIC like designs BoA had given the Rangers. Besides the rumor that these were molds Bandai was going to use before Saban bought back the franchise and created Samurai, it makes no sense why Bandai would go on a limb and give us non-show-accurate figures in Wave 1 of the series. That STILL bothers me, but I purchased them with an open mind, and I’m honestly glad I did. Keep in mind that I use a lot of Shinkenger terms in the review, as the only American terms we know right now are “Samuraizer” and “Fire Smasher.”

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to like these figures. I’m a sucker for screen accuracy, and I was originally really turned off by the designs and the figures themselves. Finally owning them, I can safely say that I do actually enjoy them. They come off as a very SIC Kiwami Tamashii like take on the Shinkengers, and I guess I can respect that. The mouth plate still bothers me, but I can ignore them, as they are quite tiny in the first place. I have to respect Bandai for bringing some nicely sculpted, painted, and detailed 3.75″ figures to the table, and they are indeed a huge improvement over the MMPR figures in terms of proportions, weapons, and sculpt in general. If you MUST HAVE ACCURACY, then wait and see if they make spandex clad versions for Wave 2, get the unarticulated multi-pack versions, or spend a bunch of money and get the S.H.Figuarts form Japan. For those of you that love Shinkenger or Samurai, and can respect a new take on a favorite design, you’ll love these figures. You can find them at Target and Walmarts as of this review.


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Review: Robot Damashii – Evangelion-02

0 Review: Robot Damashii   Evangelion 02Check out a full written review here: http://shukuenshinobi.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/review-robot%E9%AD%82-evangelion-02/

Overall, I can really only recommend this figure if you are a fan of Evangelion, but if you are a completist of Robot Damashii, it doesn’t really matter anyway. Regardless, if you are a fan of Evangelion, I feel like this is a must have. It’s a great representation of the Rebuild animation model, with high amounts of detail, and absolutely fantastic articulation, it’s definitely worth the purchase. I can’t wait until I eventually get Eva-01. Hurray for displays!

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Review: S.H.Figuarts EX – Gills Raider

0 Review: S.H.Figuarts EX   Gills RaiderCheck out a written review here: http://shukuenshinobi.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/review-s-h-figuarts-ex-gills-raider/

S.H.Figuarts EX – Gills RaiderTamashii Features told us it was coming (just like the recently announced GuardChaser) so it comes to no surprise that this thing exists. Another exclusive bike hits the stage, but thankfully it is a good one that blows the SkullBoilder, the next exclusive bike, out of the proverbial Shuki Lake. The last few exclusive bike releases have been great, so how does the Raider of Gills stack up?

Overall, it’s a must have for Gills fans, as it matches him perfectly. However, just like the other bikes so far, it just doesn’t do much. Without a cool gimmick like Tornador’s transforming, it just seems a bit lackluster. On the bright side, it’s not as dull as Hardboilder and Skullboilder. At least this one has a badass Tamashii Stage!

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Review: Revoltech Yamaguchi – Professor Layton

0 Review: Revoltech Yamaguchi   Professor LaytonCheck out a full written review here: http://shukuenshinobi.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/review-revoltech-yamaguchi-professor-layton/

Ahh Professor Layton, a series of mystery, puzzle solving, and genuine awesome. As I’m currently playing through the second game, my interest in any and all things Layton are peaked, and when I found out that Revoltech was releasing a Layton figure, the “must have” switch in my brain triggered (I really need to learn how to disable that thing). That leads me to this review. I hope you can solve this one.

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Review: S.H.Figuarts EX – Skullboilder

0 Review: S.H.Figuarts EX   SkullboilderCheck out a written review here: http://shukuenshinobi.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/review-s-h-figuarts-ex-skullboilder/

I’ll be honest, I was never excited for this thing, and my excitement was flushed down the drain even further when I got Hardboilder and found out how much it sucked. Unfortunately, this thing sucks even more. I suppose it’s not the bike’s fault exactly, the Hardboilder’s mold was actually okay, and with the Skullboilder being an all black repaint of it would technically take one of the main flaws of the Hardboilder (lack of painted detail) more understandable, but as it stands, the Skullboilder just doesn’t hold it’s own.

So yeah, don’t get it unless you are a huge fan of Skull and MUST HAVE BIKE. If you loved the Hardboilder for some reason, you might like the Skullboilder too, but as it stands, as an exclusive repaint without an exclusive Tamashii Stage, it’s just not worth it at all. Save up for something worthwhile like Guard Chaser or something.

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