I'm always stunned at how many figures this line pumps out and how many other bits of other characters it often tries to mimic. So my question is, are all these characters actually featured in a television show? If so, it would seem there are probably one or two new characters every week. Is this right? That's a lot of pressure on the creative team.
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Monica: No, I just mean your name.
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Post by mechamasterj on Dec 1, 2012 14:29:02 GMT -5
I'm no kamen rider guru in fact only watched a few episodes but I do collect quite a few of te figures especially sic an to my knowledge unlike GUNDAM pretty much all characters have seen the light of day on screen. Even if you watched power rangers they have a new monster just about every episode so it's not that hard to believe that others do the same. You are right though its a lot for a designt team to do but I'm sure they may hash out a dozen or so concepts in the designin phase of the show to begin with. I would be interested in really seeing how that works thiugj
When it comes to Kamen Riders, we are talking about 4 decades of shows worth of characters, so of course there are abundant of them. And the SIC figures are basically a modern stylized take on these old and new heroes, to make them more organic/mechanical/edgy than the original designs with a lot of added details. Kamen Riders usually comes in as lone heroes in their own show in the first couple decades. There are occasional episodes or movie specials where two or more teamed up to fight bad guys together, but they go solo for the most part. However, starting around early 2000, Kamen Rider shows started to change a bit, to cater the newer generation kids that are more fond of having multiple Riders in one show. So Kamen Riders shows evolved into something more closer to Sentai (Power Ranger) shows that has multiple heroes, and sometime even work as a team. This also generate a lot more characters that eventually become action figures. Long gone are the days with a solo Rider kicking ass. They now come in a set of 3, 5, 12...etc. within a single show. Thats why you see the abundant amount of characters in SIC line. When they have new shows like that coming out each year or two these days, its hard to run out of source material for the next new figure.
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