SIC Masked Rider 1
Review by Jmann
Masked Rider 1 was brought to you by Bluefin Tamashii Nations!
Faced with the destruction of Leawood (and the world), Prince Dex seemed like he was completely out of options! Defeated by one of Count Dregon's minions, hope was nowhere to be found for him until the MASKED RIDER WARRIORS leapt into action! This special team of Warriors from other planets or something or other journeyed to Leawood to put a stop to the evil Dregon once and for all! Lead by the determined Warrior Leader and Other Warrior Leader, Warrior Commander, V3, Rider Man, Masked Rider X, Amazon, Strong Man, Zee Cross, and some other guy assist Dex in foiling his uncle's plans and show him what it truly means to be a Masked RiDER.
Warrior Leader is sculpted here in true S.I.C. fashion. S.I.C stands for Super Imaginative Chogokin, and prides itself in showcasing well-known characters in a way that is reminiscent of a horror film. And boy, does it look good.
The dark, heavy lines really pop out and set him apart from other bland figures. I especially love the asymmetric sculpt here. Some folks might not like his lanky proportions, but I love it! I just can't stop staring at this guy on my shelf! I also love how the sculpt hides a lot of the articulation in a way that looks natural. It's just breathtaking.
The articulation is also really well done here. There are hinges on every single part of his body. If it looks like it should be able to move, then chances are it does.
I especially love the ab crunch because his chest can move up or down so that there is NEVER a gap in the sculpt! I haven't seen that before on very many figures. It just proves how spectacular this figure is. The scarf is also very well articulated. There are several swivels at the base of it so it can move in any direction and still look natural. I have ZERO complaints here!
He also has some diecast in his shins. That way they can use the word "chogokin" without people screaming at them.
The accessories are also pretty nice, if a little limited. He comes with four pairs of hands (fists, posing hands, calm hands, and holding-things hands). He also comes with a base and upper torso of SQUID DEVIL! It is SUPER DETAILED and looks awesome!
He also comes with effect parts for recreating a RIDER KICK and RIDER PUNCH! These come apart so it is easier to attach them. They look very effective. I like them a lot. The translucent plastic really helps here.
Warrior Leader also comes with a seperate head that is screaming and looks like it erupted straight from the pits of Hell.
I love it.
Sure, Masked Rider Warrior Leader never did anything like that in the show, but I really like the stylistic approach here. If you disagree with me, then you can deal with him.
LOOK AT THIS FACE.
Of course, while the accessories seem a little limited, I found that this set really isn't lacking anything. Warrior Leader has everything he needs for the most part (*vroom vroom*).
Overall, S.I.C Masked Rider Warrior Leader is a great addition to any toy shelf! Fans of Masked Rider should ABSOLUTELY get him. Seriously. The addition of holding-things hands makes me wonder where this line is heading. I reaaaaaally want an S.I.C. version of his bike (MOVIE REALIZATION DOESN'T COUNT). If they announce a bike for him in the coming months, I will be one happy customer. Please, Bandai?
|Posted 1 March, 2014 - 00:52 by Jmann|