#Kamen Rider


Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/30 to 12/6

Interesting week this time around. Not one, but two toys made specifically for girls found their way into the overall ranking this week. Meanwhile the hobby ranking features a male Nendoroid and two female knights that couldn't be dressed m...

Top sales 11/9 to 11/15 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/9 to 11/15

Looks like there might have been some sort of hiccup at Toynes.jp. Their rankings for overall toys is updated even though it hasn't changed much, but some how the hobby rankings for this week are a complete copy and paste from last week, "n...

Top sales 11/2 to 11/8 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/2 to 11/8

This week's overall listing is a lot like last week's, but Duel-Masters has dropped off, replaced by another Kamen Rider Ghost item. Japanese kids sure do love their supernatural stuff. No surprise the overall ranking matches the boy's toys...

Top sales 10/26 to 11/1 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/26 to 11/1

So this is unusual. Every single item in the overall ranking has gone up from last week. Typically we see a mix of ups and downs as pieces swap positions or get bumped by new items, but it's very rare for everything to rank higher from the ...

Top sales 10/19 to 10/25 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/19 to 10/25

The battle for the number one sales spot is always fierce, but this week seems to illustrate just how so. The 10 spots between the two rankings are taken up by seven different franchises, several of them older than the fans buying into them...

Top sales 10/12 to 10/18 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/12 to 10/18

It's days before Halloween so it should be no surprise that the overall ranking is dominated by two supernatural toy lines: Yo-Kai Watch and Kamen Rider Ghost. OK, it probably has less to do with Halloween and more to do with the overwhelmi...

Top sales 8/31 to 9/6 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/31 to 9/6

Normally we see the top hobby sales go to Bandai, mainly dominated by Gunpla. Not this week. This time around it's Good Smile Company (with an assist from Phat!) dominating. Bandai is still taking over the overall ranking, but it always fee...

Top sales 6/15 to 6/21 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/15 to 6/21

For some reason Toynes.jp took a short break so we don't have rankings for the week of 6/8 to 6/14, but things appear to be back on track! This particular time frame has been a bit delayed, so expect the week of 6/15 to 6/21 to be up soon a...

Top sales 6/1 to 6/7 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/1 to 6/7

Normally the majority of toys we see make the rankings every week are robots. But this week things are a little different with only three bots on the list, and only two of those are Gundam. Plus we've got two girls on the list and the retur...

Top sales 5/25 to 5/31 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/25 to 5/31

Hey, this is actually a really cool mix for this sales period. Sure, we've got the usual mix of Yo-Kai Watch, Super Sentai, and Gundam, but we've also got a Transformer, a second week of Hatsune Miku, another Kamen Rider, and a Nendoroid! G...

Top sales 5/4 to 5/10 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/4 to 5/10

Well this is a little odd. For the first time since we started reporting these Japanese sales ranking we've got absolutely nothing new for the overall and hobby lists. In fact none of the rankings reported by Toynes.jp had new items on...

Top sales 4/20 to 4/26 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/20 to 4/26

By now we should be used to Bandai owning these top lists so I won't harp on that any more. Instead we'll focus on what's actually made the lists rather than who made them. Like last week the overall list matches the boys list which can be ...

Top sales 3/30 to 4/5 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/30 to 4/5

So last time I lamented a bit that figma Sinon from Sword Art Online II didn't rank during her release week. Well it seems she received a delayed reaction as she ranked pretty high in the first week of April. And she wasn't even the only fi...

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Tamashii Nations 2014 event reveals some 70+ new S.H.Figuarts

At the latest Tamashii Nations event held over this past weekend Bandai blew the roof off the place with a staggering number of reveals! We're talking some 70+ S.H.Figuarts figures and accessories alone! There's way more than I can list her...

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Watch the vacuum around these extra tiny Kamen Rider figures

Banpresto is out to prove that you really can get big things in small packages. Their new Micro line of figures intend to take the super-sized cast of Kamen Rider and shrink them down to a mere 1.5 cm. That's just a little more than half an...

Review - SHF KR Agito photo

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Agito Shining Form

Kamen Rider Agito has had his share of figures. It was one of the notorious early releases in the S.H. Figuarts line, namely due to the fact it only came with the standard figure and two extra hands. Since then, the other forms and riders h...

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Ramen Rider rides on, thanks to Dolly Oblong

Rev up your motorcycles, Kamen Rider fans; Dolly Oblong has put together a new custom 3-inch Dunny in the tokusatsu spirit. Ramen Rider is clearly inspired by the original Kamen Riders, mixed in with Dolly's usual style, and what's fun...

SHF Kamen Rider Shin photo

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Shin is something new

Kamen Rider Shin doesn't look like the Kamen Riders that you're used to. He looks more like an SIC representation of some other Rider, but no, this is Shin. The result of 1990s need for grimdark and edgy, Kamen Rider Shin tried to take the ...

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Tomopop LinkUP: the grand opening edition

Hello and welcome, Tomopeeps, to the first ever Tomopop LinkUP! A lot of news comes out in any given week and there just isn't enough time in a day to get it out. It's not bad news, in fact it's quite good news, but when you deal with a few...

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Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Medicom

The attraction for Medicom is their lineup of 1/6 Real Action Heroes. They've made a surge as of late by going after key sought-after characters like Link and Saber. With the line finally getting its focus somewhere beyond Kamen Riders and ...

S.H.F. Shocker Combatmen photo

Load up your Shocker army with S.H. Figuarts multipacks

Any army builder knows how frustrating it is to get grunts. Whether its Stormtroopers or Vipers, it's tough to get a lot of them at once. When it's an S.H. Figuarts that you need to army build, it's that much more difficult due to pre-order...

SDCC: Tamashii Nations photo

SDCC 2013: Tamashii Nations

So we've seen Sailor Senshi and superheroes, xenomorphs and other morphers. But the Tamashii Nations booth was home to more than just some new reveals; plenty of figures coming in the next 6 months were all on display, from the Pink and Red...


Tomopop Review: SHF Kamen Rider Den-O Liner Form

Kamen Rider Den-O remains one of my favourite Tokusatsu shows ever, a unique blend of time travelling drama, awesome action and a truly memorable cast. Oh and flying trains. Even six years after it first appeared on our screens it's hu...

Tamashii Features vol. 6 photo

Tamashii Features vol. 6: the new Kamen Rider SHF

The focus of the Tamashii Features event this weekend has been to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the S.H. Figuarts. Since the line was an offshoot of a Kamen Rider figure line, the focus has been on Kamen Rider SHF. With the announcement ...

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Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider 1 (Sakurajima)

Kamen Rider sure has a confused history in the west. Its first venture started in 1995 as an incredibly goofy Power Rangers spin off simply called Masked Rider. That series took Kamen Rider Black RX all sorts of places it probably had no bu...

Tamashii Features vol. 6 photo

Tamashii Features vol. 6: How to make a S.H. Figuarts

On display at Tamashii Features was a small exhibit detailing how they come up with creating a figure in the S.H. Figuarts line. From sculpting the details, next to 3D printing, then prototype and final stages, it takes a lot of steps to cr...

Tamashii Features vol. 6 photo

Tamashii Features vol. 6: New SHF body and KR Kabuto

The figure news leading out of Tamashii Features is a renewed version of Kamen Rider Kabuto. The original release of Kabuto came back towards the SHF line's beginning, back in October of 2008. However, Tamashii Nations has introduced a new ...

SHF KR Blade King Form photo

SHF Kamen Rider Blade King Form is now official

Odds are, if something is on the cover of a book, it's going to be real. That's the case for S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Blade King Form as he was confirmed as an upcoming release by Bandai. I was excited as it was on the cover of a book, it ...

SHF Kamen Rider photo

SHF Kamen Rider Black, ZX lead into Tamashii Features

Tamashii Nations is getting ready for its special show this weekend, Tamashii Features. This year, the company is also celebrating the 5th anniversary of the S.H. Figuarts line. In gearing up towards the show, a few planned items are being ...

SHF KR Blade King Form? photo

S.H. Figuarts book cover reveal shows unannounced SHF

There have been a lot of S.H. Figuarts release to date. Many of these figures are of the Kamen Rider franchise, so with Hobby Japan, they decided to release a book documenting all of these figures. With the next major release scheduled to b...

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Tamashii Nations' September releases for US & Canada

September is looking to be a good month for the obscurities of many franchises. Figures I never thought would see the light of day are coming in and just as many are heading back out to school. Bandai is set to release quite a bit of said f...


It's in the cards for S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Blade

S.H. Figuarts has been a dream come true. For anyone who remembers the old Souchaku Henshin line, while they were okay for their day, Figuarts are the figures we always wanted. As the line continues to grow, the number of titular Riders lef...


Miyazawa Model Expo 31: Bandai

Bandai displayed many of their big releases at Miyazawa Model Expo. Starting from D-Arts, already available for pre-order were Blastoise, Charizard, and Mewtwo. Of course, what only seemed logical was to show off now was Venusaur! Shown on...


Miyazawa Model Expo 31: Real Action Heroes

Medicom didn't have anything new in the Real Action Heroes range to show off at the Expo but they did bring along a whole range of their previously announced big hitters to show off, and it was the first time many of these gorgeous figures ...

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Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Zeronos

The 2007-8 series Kamen Rider Den-O is what started me down my path of tokusatsu. The series became my favorite, which of course led to me tracking down the figures of the time. Souchaku Henshin was the line of the era, and they were decent...


Bandai's June releases are now available at US web shops

This past week, we got really excited regarding the release for June from Bandai. In particular, the MMPR Red and Green Ranger Figuarts and the Saint Cloth Myth Ex Aries Mu caught our eyes. The entire lineup will now be available via Americ...


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Tomopop DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl by Kotobukiya"The power of Zeus compels you"


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Tomopop Nendoroid Shoukaku & Zuikaku by Good Smile Company"The pride of the 5th Carrier Division!"


Tomopop Kagamine Rin Tony Ver. by Max Factory"Pop stars aren't usually this cute"


Tomopop Velvet with Cornelius by Alter"A homeless princess and a Tiny Toon"


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Tomopop SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters"Walk quietly and carry a massive sword"


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Tomopop Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura"Nice to see you, good to meet you"


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Tomopop Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second"Anyone have cherries for this handsome man?"


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