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The end of Kamen Rider Gaim has come – and at TokuNation.com we’ve chosen to celebrate this very popular series with a send off spanning nine total days looking at every single Rider from the show and movie! Stay tuned because at any time we can announce a contest on our twitter account (@TokuNation)!

Today we’re going to take a special look back at one of the single-best characters (in our opinion) to be in a Kamen Rider series – everyone’s favorite French pâtissier, Oren Pierre Alfonzo aka Mister Dangerous aka Kamen Rider Bravo!

Be sure to check out all the previous day celebration threads! A lot of love went in to these!:
- Day One – Movie Riders
- Day Two – The Nut Bros.
- Day Three – Kamen Rider Duke
- Day Four – Kamen Rider Sigurd & Kamen Rider Marika

Come get your pastry on and join us as we take a detailed look back at Kamen Rider Bravo and everything that he brought to the Kamen Rider Gaim series, including the extreme popularity when he first appeared that helped push his original Arms Change figure to be created and released through Premium Bandai! Click “Read More” and beware of SPOILERS!

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The end of Kamen Rider Gaim has come – and at TokuNation.com we’ve chosen to celebrate this very popular series with a send off spanning nine total days looking at every single Rider from the show and movie! Stay tuned because at any time we can announce a contest on our twitter account (@TokuNation)!

And the journey of new episodes for Kamen Rider Gaim has come to an end. The finale aired yesterday afternoon for residents in the Western Hemisphere, as it was airing early Sunday morning in the Eastern Hemisphere. And now that subtitles for the episodes are available, we Kamen Rider Gaim fans will have to settle for waiting until the summer movie is released, encoded, subtitled, and subsequently released. We have some awesome S.H. Figuarts and Arms Change figures coming out to tide us over till then, so expect those in the near future!

Today we’re going to look at cherries and peaches as we dive in to the history of Kamen Rider Sigurd and Kamen Rider Marika (or Malika depending on the translation you want to go with). One started as a shady wanna-be drug dealer, the other as an overzealous assistant to Professor Ryouma, and both shared the same fate in the end (but you’ll have to keep reading for that!).

So go ahead and click “Read More” to get your energy cherry and energy peach on! And don’t forget our previous celebration articles – Day One – Movie Riders, Day Two – The Nut Bros., and Day Three – Kamen Rider Duke! Enjoy the celebration! As always … SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!

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Fake Donguri and Darkness Lockseed Set

“BAKAMON! Haji o shiri nasai! NEVER GIVE UP!!!” Even though the series is over, Gaim continues to produce its merchandise through Premium Bandai. The latest release from this past weekend, is the Premium Bandai Gashapon Lockseed Donguri (Oren Voice Version) and Darkness Lockseed set.

The Donguri (Oren Voice Version) Lockseed, otherwise known to some as the Fake Donguri Lockseed, made its debut in Episode 17, bringing some comedy relief to a serious situation in that episode. Created by Oren Pierre Alfonzo, otherwise known as Kamen Rider Bravo, the Lockseed was used by his protégé, Hideyasu Jonouchi, otherwise known as Kamen Rider Gridon.

The Darkness Lockseed set consists of the Dark Orange and Dark Lemon Energy Lockseeds. These two Lockseeds make their debut in Gaim’s Summer movie, “Great Soccer Battle! Golden Fruits Cup!” used by the brainwashed Kouta Kazuraba, aka the titular Kamen Rider Gaim, to transform into the evil Gaim-Yami.

Note that this set is a Gashapon style set, meaning they lack the LED and springloaded action that DX Lockseeds do, and that they need to have their back button repeatedly hit to make the sounds. Though this set was released this past weekend, another batch of it was up for preorder up until September 17th, with an expected release date for that batch being November 2014.

66action Ultraman

In a surprise announcement, the fantastic 66Action line will be expanding beyond just Kamen Rider and taking on other Toku proprieties starting with Ultraman!

The first wave of the 66Action Ultraman series will include the original Ultraman himself, UltrasevenUltraman Ginga Strium,  and Baltan Seijin 

Due out for release in 2015, each one costs a wallet friendly 380 yen per singles.

 

Kamen Rider Drive Action Poster

While fans across the world mourn the ending of Kamen Rider Gaim, Toei gears up for the future!

The official preview of Kamen Rider Drive’s first episode, Why Did My Time Stop? is now online! This new trailer gives us an up-close look at Drive’s Shift combat & the Roimyudo enemies.

Kamen Rider Drive premieres October 5th- one week from today! Stay tuned to Tokunation until then as we keep you up to date on all Kamen Rider news!

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The end of Kamen Rider Gaim is fast approaching – and at TokuNation.com we’ve chosen to celebrate this very popular series with a send off spanning nine total days looking at every single Rider from the show and movie! Stay tuned because at any time we can announce a contest on our twitter account (@TokuNation)!

Today marks two special occasions – for starters the final episode of Kamen Rider Gaim will air in Japan on Sunday morning or Saturday afternoon for those in the United States and Canada. Please make sure to join us as we watch the live stream of the final episode! Click here for live episode discussion as well as a link to the live stream. What an incredible ride it has been with this show – we’re sad to see it go!

The second bit of today? It’s Day Three of our Kamen Rider Gaim celebration! And today we’re going to celebrate everyone’s favorite short-wearing long-haired professor – Sengoku Ryouma aka Kamen Rider Duke! Everyone’s favorite Lemon Energy badass is getting his own special inclusion in our nine day celebration of all things Kamen Rider Gaim! So go ahead and click “Read More” to take a look back at the guy who, really, started it all. There are, of course, spoilers in our special review. Enjoy!

And if you somehow missed it, be sure to check out our Arms Change Kamen Rider Duke Gallery by our own Den-O! And stay tuned in December for our S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Duke gallery!

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Kamen Rider Drive Dream Vegas Massive Monster

With the end of Gaim near, time for us to take a shift into Drive territory! From this scan, we can see the abilities of two more of Drive’s Shift Cars, Dream Vegas and Massive Monster!

Dream Vegas (originally believed to be Dream Pegasus), gives Drive a Slot Machine themed Tire, arming him with two giant poker chips that he can use as cymbal-like weapons. Massive Monster gives Drive a Monster Truck themed Tire, arming him with a large monster-like clamp weapon akin to the Kyoryuger’s Deinosgrander or ToQ4′s Alligator Safari Ressha.

After a year of the odd yet awesome fruit motif of Gaim, it seems that Drive is taking a turn into some interesting territory! Are you ready to join the ride? What could other powers could the Shift Cars give Drive?! Stay tuned and find out!

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A new round of magazine scans are now online! At last we get to see the headquarters of the Rainbow Line!

The massive Hyper Ressha serves as a rest station (called the Hyper Terminal) for the other Resshas and is also the home of the Rainbow Line President, who wears a costume similar to Conductor & Ticket- except with a gigantic bunny head. The President’s story is not yet revealed in full.

Hyper Ressha transforms into a super-powerful Mecha form, Hyper Ressha TeiOh! This massive Ressha towers over the other combos & has a powerful arsenal strong enough to take on any Shadow creature.

What other new adventures could be coming down the line for ToQGer? Stay tuned to TokuNation as we keep you up to date on the Rainbow Line!

 

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Magazine publishers Kodansha has a special treat for Kamen Rider fans, having recently announced a series of Official Mooks.

The Mooks will contain detailed information spanning both Heisei and Showa eras, the mooks will also cover all 798 Kaijins from the Heisei rea.

A total of 16 books will be released with two issues coming a month, each will retail for a wallet friendly 602 yen and will be printed in color with 52 pages in total Volume 0 has already been released.

An approrpriately themed Kamen Rider Binder will also be released that can house all the books.

The release schedual for the Mooks can be seen on the offical website for the project, make the jump here to see it.

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The end of Kamen Rider Gaim is fast approaching – and at TokuNation.com we’ve chosen to celebrate this very popular series with a send off spanning nine total days looking at every single Rider from the show and movie! Stay tuned because at any time we can announce a contest on our twitter account (@TokuNation)!

It is now day two of our celebration and we thought it would be fun to celebrate a group of Riders that, because of their Lock Seeds, have been dubbed in some circles as the Nut Bros.. They would be Kamen Rider Kurokage, Kamen Rider Gridon, and of course, Kamen Rider Knuckle. And while the “bros” part is more appropriately given to Kurokage and Gridon for their relationship at the start of the series, it also felt worthy to include Knuckle in the group as well.

Please click “Read More” to see our entire article on these three popular Riders! But of course be warned – there are major SPOILERS in doing so, as we look at their history throughout the show and in toy form. So join us as we look at our Nut Bros.Kamen Rider Kurokage, Kamen Rider Gridon, and Kamen Rider Knuckle!

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