Here is my take on SIC Vol 59 – Kamen Rider Skull, will post a review for Fang Joker soon…
For the box, the style and detail are very simple and yet the texture is very smooth..
( Side of The Box )
Bandai really put a lot of effort on the packaging which is a plus for me, they even manage to put some embossed lines on the side of the box.. really nice..
Look no Twisties!!! 🙂 — This is my first SIC figure that didn’t came with twisties wrapped around its body and accessories.. 🙂
If you’ll notice that there are carvings on the left shoulder while the right side doesn’t, and the ” Infamous ” head seamline still exist but I THINK this is much better than the seamline from what SIC Vol 57 and 58 had because the sculpt on skulls head helps the seamline to blend in a bit especially if you’ll put his hat..lol
The shoulder, arms and knees are double jointed while surprisingly the shoulder pads doesn’t hinder the arms from doing different kinds of poses.
The head can turn 360 degrees including the neck.. yes the neck can turn 360 degrees too Ladies and Gentlemen..
It can do a little ab-crunch and can be bend backwards, the chest can do a full 360 degree turn as well.
Skull has a ball joint hands with hinges w/c is something new to me.. 🙂
SIC vol 59 comes with a massive ( I’m exagerating..lol ) number of accessories which was worth every peny that I spent for this SIC volume.
Though at first I was really wondering why they added 2 Joker memories on this set but I THINK that the 1st Joker memory is for Skull’s attache case while the other is for Fangjokers Double Driver…
Skull comes with 4 sets of hands ( but upon checking you can also use “some” hands of FangJoker.. ). The memories where you can put inside the attache case where you’ll find a double driver…. wait a double driver?? hell yeah!! — You can remove the double driver from the case BUT sadly it doesn’t do much, but still happy Bandai where able to add it up on this set.
And Skull wouldn’t be completed without his trusty Skull Magnum w/c can be turn into 2 modes: 1. Skull Magnum ( Default mode ) 2. Skull Magnum Maximum Drive Mode.
It also comes with a extra chest part where the silver linings on his chest can be opened ( thanks to the hinges on its sides ) to unleash his.. err… other maximum drive…
Replacing the head on isn’t that much of a pain in the ass.. 🙂 Trust me..
Now since replacing Kamen Rider Skulls head with the Crystal Head eerrr… Skull the seamline are now veeeeery visible.. even placing the hat on doesn’t help at all.. Nasty eh? 😦
Trying to put everything together – the scarf are supported by a hinge and a peg that helps to add more detail and posability function to Skull.
The only effect part that comes with the set, detail wise its… awesome! ‘Nough said