Review: DX Lock Seed Kamen Rider Taisen Set
DX Lock Seed Kamen Rider Taisen Set
Retail Release – April, 2014 – ¥3,300
In the Kamen Rider Taisen film, the powers of the Kamen Riders are turned into Lock Seeds, harnessed by these two Lock Seeds, the Showa 15 Riders Lock Seed, and the Heisei 15 Riders Lock Seed. The Showa Rider Lock Seed is used by Gaim to don the Rider 1 Arms, while the Heisei Rider Lock Seed is used by Kamen Rider Fifteen to don the Decade, Fourze, Wizard, and Gaim Arms. While the use in the film was ultimately limited, the toy versions of these two Lock Seeds encompass the entire history of Kamen Rider. Each Lock Seed contains the transformation sounds for all 15 of that era’s titular Kamen Riders. The total sounds for each Rider include their name, transformation sound, Squash, Au Lait, and Sparking attacks in the Sengoku Driver, as well as Charging and Power sounds in the Musou Saber. Even with repeated sound effects for the attacks, this is a whopping number of sounds for one Lock Seed. The Showa Lock Seed contains sounds for Ichigo, Nigo, V3, Riderman, X, Amazon, Stronger, Skyrider, Super-1, ZX, Black, Black RX, Shin, ZO, and J. The Heisei Lock Seed contains sounds for Gaim, Wizard, Fourze, OOO, W, Decade, Kiva, Den-O, Kabuto, Hibiki, Blade, Faiz, Ryuki, Agito, and Kuuga. The transformation sounds are faithful to the Legend Rider Lock Seeds we’ve been getting via the Sound Lock Seed Candy Toy and Capsule releases, meaning these are a great pick up for those who haven’t been collecting. Even if you have, these are great pick ups, and it’s neat to have all those sounds in two Lock Seeds. Easily a must have for Rider fans, and worth the hunt for sure.