SH Figuarts Winspector Fire Official 005

Last week Bandai was kind enough to give us a taste of what was to come for S.H. Figuarts Fire, the leader of the Metal Hero team Tokkei Winspector. And today they’ve finally seen fit to release a full selection of official images for this upcoming figure!

As speculated and confirmed  by this images Fire includes his Maxcalibur arm blade as well as his Daytric M2 handgun in both pistol form & baton/holster form, as well as 3 sets of hands and features a movable visor! This figure is currently set to be the first Metal hero figuart ever released at normal retail, rather than being a Web Exclusive.

S.H. Figuarts Fire will retail for 6480 yen and will be released in January. Expect pre-orders for this figure to hit major online retailers  September 1st!

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Here we go! Today the casting sides for the upcoming Power Rangers 2017 Movie were released online. What is a casting side you ask? Well, it’s basically a bunch of lines for actors to read off or to get in to character while auditioning for the role of the character they’re trying out for. Casting sides are not always a guarantee – the casting sides for Power Rangers Megaforce were different than what we ended up with.

Now obviously – there’s potential major spoilers. Below is a screen shot of the casting side with the details blurred out. These casting sides potentially give us the first details on the story (how similar is it to the “leaked” story from a month or so ago?), as well as more details on some of the character bios that were leaked not too long ago (Kimberly being absent from school for six months is explained, as well as part of Billy’s reasoning for being such an introvert). If you’d like to see the casting sides, you may do so courtesy of our friends at MorphinLegacy.com, our friends at RangerBoard.com, as well as the folks of RangerCrew.com.

To see a scan of one of the castings ides (albeit edited to avoid spoilers), simply click READ MORE!

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Kamen Rider Ghost September Scan 3

A plethora of new images for the upcoming Kamen Rider Ghost have surfaced online, giving us several new details about this exciting series!

*First and foremost, we get a good look at Ghosts’ henshin sequence! It seems that Ghosts’ base body is essentially a blank slate and the alternate clothing mantles are ACTUAL ghosts that this Rider will wear during fights.

*Upon receiving his powers, Ghost gets a sidekick- a miniature white phantasm known as Yurusen that will teach Takeru about his new abilities.

*We also have some clear images of Kamen Rider Ghosts’ vehicle- the Machine Ghostriker!

*Last but certainly not least, we have our first good look at the Ganma monsters! It seems these creatures can take on mantles similar to Ghost and evolve beyond a basic foot-soldier configuration to a new stage known as Ganma Commando. The first three Commandos revealed in these scans are the Katana Ganma, the Yari Ganma and the Denki Ganma.

Kamen Rider Ghost premieres on October 4 2015! Stay tuned to Tokunation as we keep you up to date on all ghostly news!

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A brand new Power Rangers Dino Charge mobile game has been released for iTunes (coming soon for Google Play) by the Ireland-based company StoryToys! Featuring both a 2D narrative as well as 3D battles, fans of Power Rangers Dino Charge will be able to battle Sledge and his evil alien monsters through 7 chapters and 20 total levels. The game’s full features are listed below.

  • Explosive turn-based battle game featuring a range of awesome attacks
  • Easy-to-learn controls for players of all ages
  • Learn and master all the Ranger moves and combos
  • Fight super-sized monsters with mighty Megazords
  • Stunning 3D graphics and explosive effects
  • Battle against Vivix, Sledge, Fury, Ice Age, Scrapper, Sting Rage and other villains from Saban’s Power Rangers Dino Charge
  • Variety of battle types, including: minion swarms and boss fights
  • Unlock 7 chapters and over 20 levels!

You can download the game NOW on your mobile or tablet device through iTunes for free. There are no in-app purchases other than a one-time purchase of $3.99 to unlock additional chapters. For the full press release, click “Read More”!

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A new round of magazine scans has surfaced online, giving us some insight into the further adventures of the 39th Super Sentai Series!

*First up, we finally get to see StarNinger Chozetzu! Kinji will get a chance to use the super-armor & avenge his family!

*Two new Ninjas will be appearing in the future: Kikyo, a potential love interest for Takaharu, and her Master Iseki Rock– played by Ryoma Baba aka Blue Buster!

*The scans also depict Kyuemon breaking away from the Kibaoni and developing a secondary army!

A major element of Kyuemon’s backstory is revealed (or at least, hinted at) through these scans. We will keep spoilers off the front page out of respect for fans who wish to experience the story firsthand, but feel free to join in our Discussion Thread for these new scans if you wish to learn the whole story!

SH Figuarts Ride Macher 009

Searching, destroying, all done at mach speed! And this time Kamen Rider Mach has a little bit of help, today we’re taking a look at the recently released S.H. Figuarts Ride Macher! 

The Ride Macher is both the companion piece and sort of the successor to the Ride Chaser and these brother machines share a base in the Honda NM4. At their core the figures are quite similar as well. The Ride Macher trades out the Chaser’s dark theme for a bright futuristic look that definitely syncs up with Mach’s own racing motif. The Ride Macher also includes many more accessories than the Ride Chaser in the form of 2 new Advent Signals and their accompanying Signal Bikes; Tomarle & Kaksarn! As with the Chaser a 1st run bonus accessory is also included, the Funky Spike Effect! Sadly of course this bike can not form the mighty Ride Crosser with the Ride Chaser, unlike the DX’s they simply aren’t capable of it.

We’ve attached a selection of images to this post but check out our full discussion thread by clicking “Discuss on the TokuNation Forums” in order to see the full 40+ images of the S.H. Figuarts Ride Macher & the Funky Spike Effect Bonus!

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Joining along side the DX Maron Energy Lock Seed preview that went up earlier this month, Premium Bandai just released another featuring the DX Messiah Lock Seed.

The Lock Seed announces “Zakuro Arms!” which means pomegranate translated into english. Once again, Yuki Kubota(Takatora) and Tsunenori Aoki(Ryoma) appear in character to promote the Seed via monologuing a scene from the V Cinema. You can view the preview in the box below. 

The DX Messiah Lock Seed will be sold in a set with the Savior Arrow, the set retails for 5,616 yen before shipping and any middleman fees and will be released in November.

Garo Anime

The Garo Project blog has updated with a near-complete production team for recently-announced second anime season, The Crimson Moon.

This season will be directed by Atsushi Wakabayashi a veteran of several prominent anime projects including Bleach, Naruto and Yu-Yu Hakusho.

The main story editor for Crimson Moon is Sho Aikawa whose resume includes Kamen Rider Blade and GoGo Sentai Boukenger.

Finally, six writers have been announced for this season-

*Takao Yoshioka (of Queen’s Blade)
*Seishi Minakami (of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
*Masaki Wachi (of Kingdom)
*Shinichi Inotsume (of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
*Shigeru Murakoshi (of Garo: Seal of Flames)
*Toshiki Inoue (of Kamen Rider Faiz)

A veritable mix of accomplished talent for this new series! No start date has been announced at the time of writing, so stay tuned to TokuNation as we keep you up to date on all Garo news!

With our thanks to The Tokusatsu Network for translations!

Legacy Thunder Megazord BBTS Pre Orders

Our site sponsor BigBadToyStore.com has just listed a pretty big release many of our members have been eyeing since our coverage of it during San Diego Comic Con 2015!

Slated for a February 2016 release is the highly anticipated Power Rangers Legacy Thunder Megazord! A piece of brand new placeholder art is currently attached to the pre-order but we also have another piece of information, the shipping weight of the Legacy Megazord is stated to be 4.9 pounds! So that’s one nice chunk of diecast we’ll be getting.

BBTS’s retail price is listed as $199.99. If you haven’t already done so head on over to BigBadToyStore.com and get you pre-order in by clicking THIS LINK which will take you straight to the Legacy Thunder Megazord!

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