Lately there has been a lot of hype on Shin Kamen Rider, due to the movie just released in Japan. And the SHF figure arrived just in time. It is really well made. Joints are tight, proportion is very good, and they made the helmet just a tad smaller than the original Rider 1 just so he looks a bit cooler and more modern. Very nice detail, and nice very fine texture on the leather suit. This is pretty much a Shinkocchou figure released in the regular SHF line. HOWEVER....the trench coat it came with is HORRIBLE. It fits like a kid wearing his dad's oversized coat. Fortunately, my wife is very good with doll clothes and helped me out with a quick alteration. She basically slimmed down the arm sleeves, armpit, and waist, as well as shortened the sleeves a bit. While it still don't look ideal or perfect due to limitations on the cutting and material, she helped me improved the otherwise horrible looking trench coat quite a bit, and actually look pretty cool in some angles. If you are into SHF Kamen Riders, this one is a must buy. Even if you don't collect them much but just want one or two on your desk, this would be a great one to have (iconic Rider 1 look, but with more modern details).
And including an image showing how baggy the trench coat used to be (looks like they will slim down Rider 2's coat a bit, but still look way oversized)
Swintronix: Friends, I just released a new EP of music inspired by our hobby. Animex_03 is instrumentals using BGM from Combattler V, Captain Harlock, Yamato, Devilman, and Gundam '79. Hope you enjoy! SoundCloud: bit.ly/3RbSzGH
Nov 23, 2023 14:21:56 GMT -5