Review: Shuriken Souchaku Ninnin Buckle (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger)
Shuriken Souchaku Ninnin Buckle
February, 2015 – ¥2,800
We’ve been getting belt toys in the Super Sentai line for quite a few years (barring some exceptions like Go-Busters, which had the Transpod instead). Ninninger’s rendition is the Ninnin Buckle, released in February, 2015 for ¥2,800. The Ninnin Buckle reminds me a lot of the Go-Onger belt release in that it does absolutely nothing. The Ninnin Buckle itself is just a gold chrome rectangle with two belt straps attached to it. Goseiger held cards, Gokaiger held a Key, Kyoryuger held Zyudenchi, but this one does nothing. However, like the Go-Onger release, the Ninnin Buckle has two clips that can hold one Shuriken each. These work very similar to the other toys in the line, with the Shuriken clipping in firmly. With the clips being removable, you can put the clips onto bags, backpacks, belts, or anything else to tote a NinShuriken around with you wherever you want. Included is the Shironinger Shuriken, allowing you to transform into Shironinger or initiate her final attack in the Ichibanto.
Overall, this release is pretty much the easiest pass the line has to offer thus far. With the knowledge that the NinShuriken will be receiving individual releases in May, this isn’t the only place to get the Shironinger Shuriken with lights and sounds. The buckle itself does absolutely nothing, and the clips really only have a use to those that really want to attach a Shuriken to a bag, or want to use it all for cosplay purposes. At the end of the day, it’s just not worth it.