Here is my review on my S.I.C. Toei Hero Net Limited Kamen Rider New Den O. This is also my first review that I’ll attempt to do a different approach where in I will keep this and my upcoming reviews short or brief but still focuses on the information that you need to know about a particular figure that I am reviewing.
so for the..
It is well kept in a brown box that are very common nowadays to most exclusive released not only for the S.I.C. line but also in the SH Figuarts line, and I believe this brown box packaging started way back in 2009 / mid 2010.
The figures main packaging is very simple with a large embossed reflective text and image of New Den-O at the center
while at the back is just a plain logo of Den-O and some information that are in Japanese language.
FYI: there are a few stores or online shops that doesn’t keep the brown box because they think its just a piece of “trash” that needs to be thrown away or does not serve any relavance to the figure. 😦
The figure is being served in a single tray and knowing that this came from a 2009 release we can all anticpate that this figure are being strapped to death (of course I'm exagerating..LOL) by these annoying twisties...
Front and Rear view
Well, one thing that are very common to the S.I.C. Den-O line is its superb details, sculpt and mold from every single part of its body. It has a big translucent eyes while the railway design on the right lower part of its body has a bit of weathered details that looks like a rust.
The color scheme used on the enitre body is matte finish blue that adds more stunning effect on the figure.
*note: bracers, shin guards and anklets are in diecast.
While the materials used in the outer body ( or armor ) is mostly made of diecast, but here are also some small plastic parts were placed on top/above the diecast area and the rest of his body are made of plastic.
ARTICULATION: 5/5 — S.I.C. Den O line = Nice Articulation + Wide Range of motion.
Outstanding points of articulation w/c is something that we can expect from a S.I.C. Den O line.
Double jointed elbow • Wide range of motion on the shoulders and despite the huge detail on its shoulder pads w/c btw are using a hinge to move upwards, it doesn't hinder his entire arm to move freely.
Great waist/body and leg articulation. Biceps can swivel and has a hinge on its wrists.
• Double Jointed Knee • Feet can swivel • Ankle and Toe has a hinge that adds articulation for some dynamic or non-dynamic poses.
The common " gimmick " for the Den O line still do exist in this figure but unfortunately there is no way we can turn this into its plat form version unless we will customize volume 42's plat form or we can just hope that Bandai would release one soon.
Like what I said.. nice articulation.. wide range of motion.. don't want to explain further..LOL
The figure comes with a fair number of accessories which are : • Machette Teddy ( the sword ) • 2 pair of open splayed hands • Holding-Things hands that has a groove on its palms to hold the sword firmly • Den Gasher parts • 1 rider pass.
Took a photo of the manual for you guys to see to which peg the dengasher should be put into.
If the figure itself got his treatment of getting a bad ass detail then you may wanna check this out as well. Behold, New Den-O's Machete Teddy.
Some weathered effects were also placed on its blade while the rest of it has a superb sculp and details. It's a good thing ( at least for me ) that they did not made this sword into a diecast because the hands may not be able to support the weight since it has a hinge on its wrist, so posing the figure to either a normal or dynamic stance would cause some difficulty..
another photo I took from the manual it came with the figure.
Height comparison from an HDM Gashapon ( left ) , SH Figuarts version ( center ) and of course, their S.I.C. version ( right ).
*the Bike does not come with this figure incase you dont know.. 😛 Each sold separately.. LOL!
For the price, to be quite honest it doesn’t cost that much if we will compare it from a few S.I.C. Toei Hero Net Limited that were already released, except if you’ll gonna buy it from a “opportunist” store or online shops that usually sells these for a very ridiculous price, my advise is to keep on researching for a better price and just have a little patience. 🙂
A must have S.I.C. figure to any toy collectors or if you’re a fan of the Kamen Rider Den O franchise. The articulation, paint apps, details and the entire aesthetics of this S.I.C. release will not dissapoint you unless you are a pain in the < instert text here > nitpicker. LOL!