Last month, we featured King Ranger, master of Super Sentai Figuarts customs. Now we’re about to take a look at another figure spectrum- Figmas. When S.H. Figuarts Hana (19 years old version) was released back in 2009, many were hopeful more Kamen Rider civilian characters would have Figuarts, or at the very least the Riders themselves would be made. As time went on, we never saw anything similar, bar customs made by people using Figma bodies. This month, we feature one such customizer- The Scream Man from Twitter! Click here to read his interview, as well as view some of his custom Kamen Rider civilian Figmas!
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Just over 1 month ago TokuNation.Com began the countdown to January 4th 2017, to mark our official 5 year anniversary! Check out the lovely commemoration of the day written up by our own Kickback. And as with every year to honor our anniversary, we hosted the massive Toku Toy Box giveaway! Well now that our 5th Anniversary is upon and after over a month of waiting it’s time to announce the winners who will be receiving our 4 incredible prize packs! Without further delay, the winners are:
We are so grateful to every last person who participated this year. Every die hard veteran & every brand new user who joined just to participate. Without all of you this place simply wouldn’t be what it is. We’ve continued to grow and change these last 5 years thanks to all of you. It’s our goal to provide you the best content possible & the best environment to discuss it in. With your continued support we’ll continue to be better than ever! And for the winners this year, please, feel free to tag us on your preferred social media platform and let us know when you receive your prize packs! You’ll be contacted shortly for shipping information. Congratulations again!
**As always winners were chosen at random, TokuNation.com staff members as well as the previous years winners were ineligible for entry. All prizes were provided solely by staff members, no items for this giveaway were provided by sponsors or donors.
2016 has come and gone, and tomorrow marks our official 5th anniversary! January 4th marks 5 years since we began this adventure together, and it also marks the end of our annual Toku Toy Box giveaway! So as of now you have until 12 AM EST tonight to finish getting your entries in for this giveaway. If you need a refresher on the rules, just follow that link.
Below are the 16 eligible galleries that can qualify you for entry:
S.H. Figuarts Tokkei Winspector: Walter
S.H. Figuarts Movie Kamen Rider 1
S.H. Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Gattack
S.H. Figuarts Alien Baltan
S.I.C. Akumaizer 3
S.H. Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Dark Kabuto
Magnet Change Kamerock
Power Rangers Movie T-Rex Battle Zord
S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Zero Drive
S.H. Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider W
S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider TheBee
TV-Kun Contest Prize Silver Kuwajiro
S.H. Figuarts Machine Ghostriker
S.H. Figuarts Space Sheriff Gavan
S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Amazon (Amazon JP Edition)
As always we want to express our eternal gratitude to the wonderful community that exists here. The last 5 years have been an incredible journey for us all, let’s make sure the next 5 are as well!
The finale of Toku Toy Box is here! For our final gallery this year we’ve decided to mix things up a bit. In honor of the recently released figuarts of Alpha & Omega from the Kamen Rider Amazons mini-series, we’re sharing a gallery of their Showa Predecessor. S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Amazon (Amazon JP Edition)!
The original Kamen Rider Amazon was the definition of a violent berserker, so it’s no wonder his Heisei counterparts share that aspect of his nature. This release of Amazon was exclusive to Amazon Japan years ago, just as there are now Amazon JP editions for Alpha & Omega. The primary difference being the boxes, and in Showa Amazons’ a special personalized Tamashii Stage Label. But don’t be folled by this figures age, S.H. FIguarts Kamen Rider Amazon is still an excellent addition to any rider collection.
Enjoy over 60 images of this figure by clicking “Discuss on the TokuNation Forums” at the bottom of this post. As always we have a full review written up as well! This has been the final Toku Toy Box gallery for this years giveaway. The winners will be selected at random on January 4th!
Whether you know him from recent appearances in films like Super Hero Taisen Z or Gokaiger VS Gavan, or from his original television series, Space Sheriff Gavan has been an iconic hero in the tokusatsu world for decades.
Now the Metal Heroes franchise stands at the edge of it’s 35th anniversary in 2017. Gavan is getting a lot of love next year with the 1:1 scale replica of the Laser Blade, a renewal figuart with his bike, and yet another movie appearance! So we felt the time was right, now more than ever, to take a look back at the original S.H. Figuarts Space Sheriff Gavan for Toku Toy Box!
We’ve got over 60 images of S.H. Figuarts Space Sheriff Gavan for your viewing pleasure after the jump. Just click “Discuss on the TokuNation Forums” at the bottom of this post. We’ll be back in 2 days with the FINAL Toku Toy Box gallery as well!
It’s time to make Toku Toy Box burn bright with another gallery from Kamen Rider Ghost! Last month we took a look at Ghost Toucon Boost, and previously we examined Ghost Ore Damashii as well as Specter. This time around we’re spotlighting Takeru’s sweet ride with S.H. Figuarts Machine Ghostriker!
As with most any basic Rider Machine release, Machine Ghostriker is pretty straightforward & bare bones. Lite on accessories, the Ghostriker includes both a clear wheel base and interestingly a Tamashii Stage Adapter for action scenes. And although this release is lacking in anything else unique, it thankfully benefits from rock bottom discount prices currently on sites like Amiami.com. Do yourself a favor and at least pick it up as an accessory for one of your Ghost figuarts.
We’ve attached a selection of images to this post but you can view the full gallery after the jump by clikcing “Discuss on the TokuNation Forums” at the bottom of this post. We’ll be back in 2 more days with the penultimate Toku Toy Box gallery!
I know you probably weren’t expecting us to double up on galleries from B-Robo Kabutack with this years’ Toku Toy Box, but just for Christmas we wanted to give you an incredible treat. Today we’re sharing an unprecedented look at an elusive figure of which only 5 exist in the world. We are proud to present this full gallery of the Superchange Silver Chrome Kuwajiro!
You read that right. This incredibly rare figure was limited to just 5. These figures were awarded to 5 young lucky Japanese fans for a Coloring Contest hosted by TV-Kun Magazine in 1997. Since then they’ve mostly faded into obscurity. Most Metal Hero collectors simply don’t know this release exists. The other 4 Kuwajiros are currently in collections somewhere across the world but I was lucky enough to stumble upon an auction for this one myself. And now I’m immeasurably proud to be able to share this full gallery of it below.
We’ve taken over 50 photos of this incredible figure and you can view them all by clicking “Discuss on the The TokuNation Forums” at the bottom of this post. It’s purchases like these that truly excite me. I absolutely love sharing looks at obscure & rare figures with this community, and Silver Kuwajiro fits both those criteria fantastically. I hope you enjoyed this gallery as much I did!
“Cast Off! Change, Wasp!”
After a pair of Shinkocchou Seihou galleries from Kamen Rider Kabuto we thought we’d roll the clock back a bit for Toku Toy Box. Back to a character that as of yet, hasn’t even been teased to receive the premium renewal treatment that Kabuto, Gattack, & Dark Kabuto have. Join us in a brief look back at S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider TheBee!
While TheBee is one of the older releases in the overall S.H. Figuarts line, as far as Kabuto figures go it was the 10th. So it doesn’t suffer from as many of the issues that plagued early releases in the line-up. While Figuarts of this time are undoubtedly outdated and under-accessorized, TheBee is still a truly memorable design with some charm to it. The figure itself goes for rock bottom prices these days and there’s no sign of a Shinkocchou Seihou renewal on the horizon, yet. The Hopper Bros were just teased at Tamashii Nations 2016 though, so anything’s possible. Check out our full gallery & review to see why TheBee may be worth picking up for now.
We’ve attached a selection of images to this post but you can view the entire 40 image gallery by clicking “Discuss on the TokuNation Forums” at the bottom of this post. We’ll be back on Christmas day with a truly one of a kind gallery for you as well!
“Now, count up your sins.”
A hotly anticipated release joins the line up for Toku Toy Box! In 2009 any first time fans made their way into Kamen Rider thorough Kamen Rider W, and as collector’s they’ve had to make due with the flawed offerings Bandai had produced up til now, but no more. S.H. Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider W is finally here and blowing every previous release away!
Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider W is in every conceivable way, the superior to the original line of W figuarts. There is no comparison, aside from the painful side by side I made of the two in the thread below. It’s incredible what an additional 5+ years of engineering has done for this line, and this character in particular. W’s suit is lavishly faithfully recreated here, and the figure has the properly engineered articulation to make full use of the charms and body language this design is capable of. Add a fully functional Double Driver with removable Gaia Memories and the two most perfect scarves ever, and you have the #1 Kamen Rider release of the year. Hands down.
We’ve attached a selection of images to this post, but you can view over 70 images of S.H. Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider W after the jump. Just click “Discuss on the TokuNation Forums” at the bottom of this post to see entire gallery and review. We’ll be back in two more days with another Toku Toy Box Gallery!
We’re doubling up with yet another retro gallery for this years’ Toku Toy Box! For last years giveaway we took a look at the impressive Superchange DX Kabutack set, and this year we’re following up with Kabutack’s friend and ally, Superchange Kuwajiro!
Kuwajiro, like Kabutack, features an interesting and fun SD style Normal Mode, but by way of the Superchange gimmick can assume the more heroic Super Mode! Each figure in this line features the two, but perhaps Kuwajiro’s are the most similar. While he’s certainly not the most dynamic figure in the line, like everyone else he still has quite the charm to him. And thanks to his included Hasamic Cutter he packs a little bit of heat to make up for it.
We’ve attached a selection of images to this post but you can see the entire 40 image gallery by clicking “Discuss on the TokuNation Forums” at the bottom of this post. We’ll be back in two days with yet another gallery for Toku Toy Box!