Review: SG and Capsule Legend Rider Lockseeds (Kamen Rider Gaim)

SG and Capsule Legend Rider Lockseeds
November, 2013 to July, 2014 – Prices Vary

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Just like we’ve been doing since Kamen Rider W’s GaiaMemories, the Lockseeds of Kamen Rider Gaim were available in Candy Toy (SG) and Gashapon (Capsule) formats. Using these sets, Bandai not only gives us cheaper alternatives to the DX releases, but also uses them as outlets to release Legend Rider versions of the gimmick. Starting with a Gashapon release of the Ryuki Lockseed, the line expanded more and more. A total of 38 Legend Rider Lockseeds were released via the SG Lockseed, Capsule Lockseed, and Lockseed Bandage releases. Each Lockseed retailed for around ¥500 give or take, but obviously reached much higher prices on the secondary market. The Lockseeds released via these lines include:

Lockseed – Set – Month Released

Rider #1 – SG Lockseed 5 – March, 2014
Shocker – Capsule Lockseed 12 – March, 2014
Black RX – SG Lockseed 6 – April, 2014
Kuuga – SG Lockseed 3 – December, 2013
Agito – SG Lockseed 4 – February, 2014
Ryuki – Capsule Lockseed 03 – November, 2013
Ryuki Survive – SG Lockseed 7 – May, 2014
Faiz – SG Lockseed 4 – February, 2014
Faiz Blaster – SG Lockseed 7 – May, 2014
Blade – Capsule Lockseed 09 – January, 2014
Hibiki – SG Lockseed 3 – December, 2013
Kabuto – Capsule Lockseed 08 – January, 2014
Den-O – SG Lockseed 2 – December, 2013
Den-O Climax – SG Lockseed 6 – April, 2014
New Den-O –  – SG Lockseed 7 – May, 2014
Momotaros – Capsule Lockseed 08 – January, 2014
Kiva – Capsule Lockseed 09 – January, 2014
Decade – Capsule Lockseed 06 – December, 2013
Double CJX – SG Lockseed 8 – June, 2014
Skull – Capsule Lockseed 14 – July, 2014
Joker – SG Lockseed 6 – April, 2014
OOO TaJaDol – Capsule Lockseed 07 – December, 2013
OOO PuToTyra – SG Lockseed 8 – June, 2014
Ankh – Capsule Lockseed 04 – November, 2013
Fourze Cosmic – SG Lockseed 8 – June, 2014
Meteor – Lockseed Bandage 2 – December, 2013
Wizard Infinity – SG Lockseed 8 – June, 2014
Beast – Lockseed Bandage 2 – December, 2013

To tell the releases apart (and to fit within budget for each line) SG Lockseeds feature an opaque ring around the stickers. Capsule releases feature a translucent ring around the stickers. Bandage releases have opaque rings, but feature flat, non-holofoil stickers. Each Lockseed works the same, with one singular button that cycles through the sounds in the Lockseed. One press for the unlock, one press for the transformation, then another press for the attack sound. Two other attacks can be heard by hitting the button one or two additional times during the attack step.

Overall, the Legend Rider Lockseeds were a huge hit with me. I was ready to ditch the Legend Rider gimmick that year, but once I seen the Ryuki Lockseed, I knew I needed to have them all. They are a wonderful blend of sounds we all know and love, with the unique flavor of Gaim. Hearing the Lockseed voice announce all these new arms, as well as phrases and attacks that everyone is familiar with was a really neat touch that made the collectibility of these increase ten-fold. While it is absolutely difficult to track down a full set now, I would at least actively hunt a set of Heisei Riders, especially if you invested in the Showa Rider Premium Set. They won’t all match, but it will look pretty nice on display. While I wouldn’t pay out the butt for any of these, they’re great toys I love having in my collection.

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Posted on April 24, 2015, in Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Gaim, Reviews. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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