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S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider W Cyclone-Joker

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I like how S.H. Figuarts

I like how S.H. Figuarts didn't go all crazy on reinterpreting W's classic Showei-esque design.
They highlighted key points and brought them out with some smart sculpting like the pronounced chest area and streamlining the silhouette.
great review of a great figure

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Posted by jRex on 12 January, 2011 - 02:01
Wasn't the girly looking guy

Wasn't the girly looking guy from Blade already called Kamen Rider Joker?

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Posted by kidnicky on 12 January, 2011 - 12:01
No, he was just the Undead

No, he was just the Undead Joker

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Posted by irregularcog on 12 January, 2011 - 16:23
I saw all of KR Blade a few

I saw all of KR Blade a few years ago (and liked it!), so I know this well.

The Rider you're thinking of was Kamen Rider Chalice, who represented the Suite of Hearts in the show, and the insect design for his suit & weapons was a mantis.
The "Joker Undead" is the 53rd Undead monster, a literal "wild card" in the Battle Royal that the series follows in the modern day. Every Undead is based, in some way, on a card from the standard 54-card playing deck, and Joker (Chalice's true form) is a dangerous variable in the Battle Royal because he represents death and destruction of ALL life on Earth, not like the 52 other Undead who wish to erase humanity from Earth so that their own species can become the dominant one. (The reason humanity exists on Earth is because Human Undead won the last Battle Royal hundreds of thousands of years ago.)

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Joker came into contact with Human Undead early in the 2004 Battle Royal, and as a result of winning the battle (I think Human surrendered, but IDR why), Joker captured Human Undead in a Card. Then, because his normal appearance is that of an Undead, Joker uses the Human Undead Card to change his appearance into a human form, thus allowing him to possess the Chalice powers.
Joker consciously knows what a danger he would be to the world if he ever won the Battle Royal, and so he hides himself as a human in order to avoid fighting... even if this means fighting as a B.O.A.R.D. Kamen Rider.

I will not discuss the end of the Battle Royal, which would take up a lot of space and be OT for this toy review!

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 14 January, 2011 - 18:49
I do believe his name was

I do believe his name was actually Chalice, although he was based on the Joker card from a 52 card deck.

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Posted by Dkun on 13 January, 2011 - 10:34
Yeah,his name was Chalice.

Yeah,his name was Chalice. It's been years since I watched it,but I think Iremember the villians calling him "joker".
Doesn't really matter either way,just kind of funny that they re-used it like that.

I'm going to try to start watching this. I liked Decade,but one thing led to the next and I ended up not watching it past the 5th or so episode. that's generally what happens with all my anime/toku viewing.

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Posted by kidnicky on 14 January, 2011 - 15:27
 
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