For years upon years, the S.H. Figuarts line of figures from Bandai Japan have been considered the ultimate visual form of our favorite spandex-clad superheroes from Japan. Featuring heavy articulation, show-accurate paint and details, as well as a variety of weapons and accessories, you really cannot beat a S.H. Figuart in terms of feeling you have a “complete” figure. Then something called “Rider Kick Figures“, or RKF, emerged recently.
Bandai Japan would like to appeal to those who cannot always afford a solid $50 for a figure.
Releasing in September is the brand new action figure line “Rider Kick Figures” which literally, and I quote, has the catchphrase “It’s cheap and it moves!”. Consider our interests piqued. The first figure to release will be Kamen Rider Build in his Rabbit/Tank form. Following his release will be Kamen Rider Cross-Z and Kamen Rider Grease (shown in pictures attached to the article), and announced or teased figures include Kamen Rider Zi-O, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Kamen Rider Evolt, and Kamen Rider Build Dragon/Rabbit form.
For those of you who want to collect figures but cannot afford the price of S.H. Figuarts, or are simply annoyed at the constant influx of Premium Bandai releases, the Rider Kick Figures may be for you. Check out all the in-hand images by clicking the title of the story.