ABOUT THE FIGURE :
- Date released : April 2002
- Starting Price : Y7,140
- Scale/Size : 6 inches tall
- Weight : 1.09kg
- Sculpt and Design : collaboration of Kenji Ando and Takeyuki Takeya
- Other Info : This was the 14th releases of the regular edition S.I.C.
- This set was the third vehicle for the S.I.C. line and the first to come from the Masked Rider series.
—– Kamen Rider 1 ——
It is on a huge box with a huuuuge display window, the box art concept has a mechanical-ish feel.
The figure is being served in a two tray, the cover tray and the tray that holds the figure, bike and its accessories… and of course let’s not forget the effin’ twisties that are full of fail!
The figure is well detailed, it somehow reminds me of the main art/manga concept of Shotaro Ishinomori of his very first rider way back in the early 70’s.
- But of course, this time an alteration was made. A well thought out color scheme, a breathtaking mold and sculpts w/c most of it was concentrated on his head and chest.
- Talkin’ about the details, I’m a bit confuse because I find the figure a mixture between Kamen Rider Kyuu Ichigo version ( compound eyes ) and Sakurajima Ichigo version
- ( color scheme – dark green )..
Sadly there isn’t much of chogokin parts on this figure except for its Typhoon Belt which at the center is made of red translucent plastic.
The range of motions are pretty decent, its articulation points are well enough to ride its bike and come up with some “limited” dynamic poses.
It comes with a fair number of accessories w/c are :
• 2 pcs of scarves
• 1 pair of chopping hands
• 1 pair of close fist hands
• NO Human Head.. Oh wait.. WHAT?!! #mindblown
Here is a preview of the manual that came with the figure..
—– “First” Cyclone ——
Finally I was able to get my hands on the very first “rider machine” released in the S.I.C. line..
The bike is a bit heavy since 90% of the materials used is diecast metal.
Cyclone has a solid details, features and paint apps, even the meter gauge has an accurate design while the exhaust comes with a weathered-ish color scheme applied.
A highly recommended figure most especially to those diehard fans of the showa era Riders.
To me the only cons for this S.I.C. release are :
• If the mouthpiece is not close firmly, it would tend to fall off easily — a portion of the human face will be visible.
• Does not come with KR no. 1’s human head, the bikes compartment scheme is useless for this figure unless you want to store the figures spare hands inside the compartment…LOL!
As far as the articulation of the figure is concerned, it’s not really a big deal for me since this is an “old school” S.I.C. release so I really don’t mind about the limitations of the figures articulation.
but overall still, it’s worth it since there are only a few S.I.C. rider bikes released by Bandai unless you would go for the HK/SPC custom made bikes that may cost more….