It’s been a while since my last toy review. I was busy on my wedding preparations here in the Philippines. I’m telling you nobody beats home! In my vacation here I manage to get this figure from one of he famous local hobby shop here GREATTOYSONLINE.COM where I usually get my stuffs here when I was still living in here.
S.H.Figuarts Fourze (Base States)
Regarding boxart, Figuarts have evolved in this department. Shown below is the comparison of the old figuart box from the newer released boxes from this line.
w/ old Figuarts box
w/ new released Figuarts Den-O climax
Old boxes normally comes out only in dull gray color. But, they upgraded their boxarts following the theme of the figure their releasing nowadays.
Out of the box
Kamen Rider Fourze (仮面ライダーフォーゼ, Kamen Raidā Fōze) is the main protagonist in the series of Kamen Rider Fourze. His name roughly says Forty, as well as a combination of “Four” and “Zero”, an indication of the Kamen Rider Series‘ 40th Anniversary and the forty different powers and weapons he can access with the Astro Switches.
– Source Wiki
Before anything else, I would like to apologize for the crappy pitures on this review.
Main Figure compared to the real one.
One of Figuarts selling point is how the head design turns out especially it’s beautiful compound eyes.
although I don’t like the belt design of this rider, being a representation for a toy they managed to do it great.
back (booster?) detail
Detail wise, the figure looks great. As for Paint job, it’s not 100% neatly done but still Bandai did a good job. The only part that I did some retouches was on the right leg with the “X” design on it. The Blue paint was all over on the upper part that I needed to put white Gundam marker so that it will be much nicer to look. I’m not sure if this applies on other fourze figures but I recommend you to do it.
This is how far I can stretch the figure. Still a good amount of stretch and besides, I think no one will pose their figures like this anyways. :P
Happy that they brought back this kind of feet on Figuarts.
Knee and feet articulation
Waist and torso
Extra neck joint (I think)
Set of hands
Detailing: a bit sluggish on panel lining IMO…..\
I really do not recommend doing this quite often cause it might loosen up the peg on the arm and leg.
Astro switches plus extra drill switch.
Belt’s lever gimmick
Shown below are the other set of accessories which are sold separately.
* photos taken from HobbySearch (http://www.1999.co.jp)
Figure: The figure is awesome imo. I love the toy for sure. Not the best design for a rider but for me trying to complete the main Kamen Riders, this fig is a great addition in my growing rider collections. The only thing that bugged me when I got the fig was the paint detail on the right leg where I applied a white marker just to fix it and that was all. Never the less the toy is great.
Rate: 4.5 over 5
Articulation: Great range of motions. You can do great and different type of posing from this figure.
Rate: 5 over 5
Accessories: Although they only included extra 2 pairs of hand because of the inclusion of the rocket and drill attachment, it’s still a win. Now for the astro switches it was great that you can remove them from the belt but be sure that you will not loose them…or if you will loose one make sure it’s the drill not the other three. Which made me think that why they only included the drill switch only and did not add the rocket switch? Maybe the extra switches is included on the second set of accessories which is sold separately. The only thing that turns me off was the panel lining on the rocket and drill. Too messy, and I know they could have done much better.
Rate: 3.5 over 5
*Please do note that my rating is only base on my personal thoughts. It is still base on your own decision whether your still gonna get this toy or not. But for someone like me who is trying to complete the main rider from this line, this figure is a must.