Rider Kick Appreciation

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Hate-triot, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Gabriel Contreras

    Gabriel Contreras After 5 years of lurking I finally made an account

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  2. Ektris

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    Well I got Kabuto ordered. Can't believe I did this just to have one with better wrists lol.

    Could've sworn he was $95 when the page went up this morning, though. Not the the $100 is now...
     
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  3. G1Wheeljack

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    He was, they raised the price and it's really annoying me. Especially with how this and Hibiki already costed more than a 1:1 conversion rate.
     
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    I swung by the NYC store on my lunch break and snagged em! Gonna post Kabuto pictures soon. :]
     

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  5. velencourte

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    And I'm back. Kabuto's such a sick design.
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  6. G1Wheeljack

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    I caved and bought Kabuto, don't feel like waiting around for one to come in stock on mandarake and being able to catch it. I'm selling my original if anyone's interested in a cheaper option.
     
  7. TheLastBlade

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    I’m hesitant on Kabuto on the basis that outside of the wrists, he didn’t change too much. Plus, I fear he might have the dreaded elbow breakage issue the original had, and I’m not risking putting that large amount of money to experience that again.

    I am interested in the hibiki though. Mostly for screen accuracy.
     
  8. G1Wheeljack

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    Hibiki I'm passing on for now unless I can guarantee a sale of my original first or catch one in stock on mandarake for a good price.
     
  9. Dr Kain

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    Is there any reason to buy the new one?
     
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    I think he has more screen accurate colors.
     
  11. velencourte

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    The original release used a metallic purple, while this 10th version uses a polarized paint to better reflect how the suit looked in the show. It's a very pretty effect!

    Image credit: Bandai (1 and 2), me (3), Twitter/X user @sht_raito (4 and 5) in that order.
     

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  12. Darkstone

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    Doesn’t look triple the price different to me. I know its 10 years worth of inflation coupled with a weak yen, but man that price is disgusting.
     
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    Meh, I think I’m good with the original Kabuto and hibiki.
     
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  14. G1Wheeljack

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    I like the deeper purple on the new one but I'm not a fan of the fading on the face of the helmet, even if it is more accurate.
     
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    Ewwww, there’s actually a noticeable seam line on hibiki’s helmet.
     
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    Yeah, that's really bad looking, especially as the original didn't have it.
     
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    I honestly don't know if I want the Hibiki figure. I've never watched that one but I was thinking about it to get the Heisei main riders for my collection. The most difficult part is my completionist brain is fighting my rule of cool brain (in the sense I don't really like the suit very much). I have almost no desire to buy it but it would look kind of nice in the display as a whole.
     
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    I don't mind the face seam as much since I can just edit it away in post, as most of the time I'd be looking that close up is for photos. What bothers me more is the difference in the loincloth's paint versus the original release. While the price is real high, I'm still happy with having it though it has its issues for sure (I missed out on the original since I got into collecting figures last year -- I'm calling this my late tax LMAO)
     
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    You most definitely need to watch the first 29 episodes to Hibiki.
     
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  20. Gabriel Contreras

    Gabriel Contreras After 5 years of lurking I finally made an account

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    Possibly this!

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