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Uchu Sentai Kyuranger Review | SG Kyutama and Capsule Kyutama Series (Candy Toy and Gashapon Kyutama)

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger | SG Kyutama and Capsule Kyutama Series (Candy Toy and Gashapon Kyutama)
SG Kyutama 1 – February 2017
SG Kyutama 2 – March 2017
SG Kyutama 3 – May 2017
SG Kyutama 4 – August 2017
SG Kyutama 5 – September 2017
Capsule Kyutama 01 – February 2017
Capsule Kyutama 02 – March 2017
Capsule Kyutama 03 – April 2017
Capsule Kyutama 04 – May 2017
Capsule Kyutama 05 – June 2017
Capsule Kyutama 06 – June 2017
Capsule Kyutama 07 – August 2017
Capsule Kyutama 08 – August 2017
Capsule Kyutama 09 – September 2017
Capsule Kyutama 10 – October 2017

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Review: Capsule O-Medal Vol. 2

Capsule O-Medal Vol. 2It seems like Vol. 1 was just released, but Vol. 2 is out and available! Unlike the 4 Shitty Cores in Vol. 1, Vol. 2 gives us Cores that are actually helpful to the consumer! This set gives us Lion, Sai (Rhino), Gorilla, Zou (Elephant), Den-O, Kabuto, Hibiki, Agito, and Dark Kabuto. Like Ryuuga before it, Dark Kabuto is totemo chou rea (very super rare for you uneducated folk) and can go eat cock. Yes, I’m bitter. Dark Rider? More like greedy SOB not unique Rider, am I right? Anyway, the designs are all great. I am particularly in love with the Hibiki Medal, and not just because I love Hibiki. It’s just really awesome looking.

Sounds
“Lion!”
“Sai!”
“Gorilla!”
“Zou!”
“Den-O!”
“Kabuto!”
“Hibiki!”
“Agito!”
“Dark Rider!” (Dark Kabuto)

This set is fantastic. For those of you unable to find Set 01 and 02, getting this set will not only give you the entire Set 02 (with the only difference being the back, as the capsules are die-cast like the DX ones) but 1/3rd of Set 01 (Cheetah is in Candy Toy Vol. 1, Kuwagata on the other hand is still only in DX form). The Rider Medals are fantastic as always, and it’s great to have Den-O with a nice die-cast chassis. Currently the only Heisei Riders not available are Kuuga, Blade, and Decade. I can only guess at what Riders will be present in Capsule 3 (Those three, another Rider, and either Ultimate Kuuga or Dark Decade as the evil bastard). Anyway, I only hope that Vol. 3 is as helpful and badass as this one is.

Review: Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Vol. 4 Set

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Vol. 4Another month, more new GaiaMemories for the collection. This month unloaded Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Vol. 4, the fourth set of Gashapon Capsule Memories. This set included Xtreme (a single Memory, with CJX’s portrait), Trial, Dopant A, Dopant B, Diend, New Den-O Strike Form, Deneb Imagin, and Zeronos Altair Form. This is easily one of the best sets of Memories to come out from either the Sound or Sound Capsule lines. Just what do these Memories do, and why are they so cool? Let’s take a look.

First of all, these Memories are loud. Not overly loud, but miles better than what we got with Vol. 1 of each line. I’ll go through each Memory, what they say, and my thoughts on each.

• Xtreme Memory – “Xtreme!”, “~Henshin Sound~”, “Xtreme! Maximum Drive!”, “~Maximum Drive Sound~”
Basically the standard layout for W’s Memories. The Memory is cast in clear with some inside glitter, so it looks really nice overall. The fact that they made this one a Legend Rider Portrait is great, and gave me more incentive to pick it up for my Rider Memory collection, and having the Xtreme sounds in one Memory opens up fun combination possibilities.

• Trial Memory – “Trial!”, “~Countdown Sound~”, “~Henshin Sound~”, “Trial! Maximum Drive!”, “~Maximum Drive Sound~”
Trial is really standard, and nothing spectacular. The only benefit to owning this or the Candy Toy release is the fact that these work in the Double Driver, when the DX Trial Memory doesn’t. Because of this, it does open up some new combinations.

• Dopant Memory A – “Nasca!”, “Smilodon!”, “Masquerade!”, “Weather!”
Get used to the mold, as those of you that are getting the 35 Memory Dopant Set will have a LOT of it. Speaking of the mold, initial pictures had me worried, but the molding details on the Memory are just as good as the DX Memory, just a slight bit standard sized. Once it’s colored up in the 35 Set, the mold will look spot on perfect. Between this and Dopant B, you get all the Sonozaki Dopant sounds, plus Masquerade and Shinigamihakase. When held down, it says the name of the Dopant you just activated, plus the insert sound. Also, this is molded with a gold tip, but I would like to point out that according to the sticker and the sound layout, it’s SUPPOSED to be a silver tip. Also, this Memory comes with stickers for each of the four Dopants, so pick your favorite and stick it on!

• Dopant Memory B – “Terror!”, “Taboo!”, “Clay Doll!”, “Shinigamihakase!”
Same mold and base sound as the first one, just with these four Dopants instead. The inclusion of Shinigamihakase made this Memory made the purchase for me, considering I was complaining about not owning one just days before it was announced. Guess which sticker this one got. As with Dopant A, it includes stickers for all four Dopants featured. Everything else is pretty much the same. As the stickers and sounds show, this one is meant to be the gold tip it is.

• Diend Memory – “Kamen Rider!”, “Diend!”, “~Henshin Sound~”, “Final Kamen Rider! Di-Di-Di-Diend!”
This should seem familiar as it’s the EXACT same layout as the Decade Memory released in Capsule Vol. 1. This is one of my favorite Memories so far, if only because it has better sounds then the Diend Driver does, and I find that funny. Great companion Memory for those of you that have Decade. We’ll have to see how well it works with the Decade Memory coming out in Capsule Vol. 5.

• New Den-O Memory – “New Den-O!”, “~Standby Sound~”, “Strike Form!”, “~Henshin Sound~”, “~Snapping Fingers Sound~”, “Full Charge!”
No, I don’t know why the snapping fingers sound is there either. Sure, he does it a lot, but that’s no reason to need it in the Memory. Everything else is spot on and really cool. I really dig his Speed Racer-esque pre-henshin music. With this being silver tipped, you can also do New Den-O/Den-O combination, which is also pretty neat.

• Deneb Imagin Memory – “Saishou ni itte oku, mune no kao wa kazari daa! /  Let me say this to start, the face on my chest is only a decoration!”, “Ima no wa, kocchi ga warukatta. Ayamaru. / For now, that was bad. I appologize.”, “Yuuto yoroshiku! / Take care of Yuuto!”, “Yuuto…shiitakechan to tabeta? / Yuuto…eat the shiitake?”
And Deneb enters the fray to round out or pentagon of Imagin awesomeness. Sadly, we still need Sieg and Teddy, but it doesn’t look like we’ll be so fortunate. Thankfully, we do have Deneb. Some of his phrases may be weird, but it’ll make sense when we look at Zeronos. He is cast in a dark green with glitter, matching the other Imagin perfectly. Really love him.

• Zeronos Memory – “Zeronos!”, “~Henshin Sound~”, “Saishou ni itte oku, ore wa KANARI tsuyoi! / I’ll say this to start, I’m FAIRLY strong!”, “DENEEEEBBBBUUUU!”, “Shiitake ireruna! / Don’t add shiitake!”
Everything makes sense in this Memory until  you realized they left out “Altair Form!” and added some shit about mushrooms. BUT, it makes sense in the end, trust me. Yeah, the lack of “Altair Form!” is saddening, but it’s a price I’m willing to pay for having such a great Memory, and a feature that I really appreciate. Zeronos is also cast in the same green plastic with glitter. I kinda wish his was solid green though…

Anyway, the coolest thing is when you either press and hold Deneb & Zeronos a second time, or activate their transformation in the Double Driver a second time, it will start an exclusive combination between the two that goes something like this. Keep in mind that the “DENEBU!!!” comes from the Deneb Memory and “Yuuto…” comes from Zeronos. Not sure WHY but it does. Light Green is Yuuto, while Dark Green is Deneb.
“Yuuto…” “DENEBU!” “Let me say this to start, I am fairly strong!” “Let me say this to start, the head on my chest is only decoration!” “DENEBU!” “For now, that was bad, I appologize.” “DENEBU!” “Take care of Yuuto!” “DENEBU!” “Yuuto…eat the shiitake?” “Don’t add shiitake!”
I find this inclusion really awesome, and makes these Memories a must for all Zeronos fans. It’s too cool to pass up.

Overall, this is easily the best set of Memories we’ve gotten so far. If you are a Den-O fan, half of this set is built for you, and fans of Diend have an added treat as well. The Dopant Memories are great for those that missed the DX one, Trial for you Accel fans, and a Legend Rider Xtreme Memory for those of you that really dig the Memories with the Rider Portraits on them. This set is built to be a little bit of everything, and it definitely succeeds. Awesome, awesome set.

Check out a photo gallery of the set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shukuenshinobi/sets/72157624457281629/

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Set 5

GaiaMemories…can’t live with them, can’t live without them. The crack to everyone’s little sound based plastic addiction, it seems between the DX Toys, the Candy Toys, and the Gashapons, there’s never a moment without one of these little plastic drugs is released into the wild. If you thought four sets of these Gashapon drugs wasn’t enough (not to mention the three Candy Toy sets) thanks to Ngee Khiong, who found the scan on et-c.com, we know have evidence of a Set 5. WHAT MORE COULD THEY POSSIBLY DO?

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Set 5Yep, that’s right. Combos and re-dos. Set 5 consists of:
• CycloneJoker Memory
• “Shotaro & Philip” Memory (No idea what this is exactly…)
• “Capsule Memory A”
• “Capsule Memory B”
• “Capsule Memory C”
• Momotaros Imagin Memory V2
• Decade Memory V2

CycloneJoker is probably going to cycle through the henshin for CycloneJoker, like an individual Memory would. “Shotaro & Philip” Memory will probably cycle through various clips of the two talking. The A, B, and C Capsule Memories are just unknowns. They could be HeatMetal, LunaTrigger, and FangJoker, they could be more Riders, or they could be something completely different. It’s odd to see Momo and Decade again. As they are V2 (and now Gold Tip instead of Silver Tip) I’m sure they will have new sounds and timing compared to the previous release. Hopefully these ones actually say “Momotaros!” and “Decade!” in the proper GaiaMemory voice. Also, it’s really nice to see normal Decade on the Memory instead of Complete Form.

These are due for release in August, only a month after Set 4’s release, so we’ll see how this all pans out. Due to timing, and the upcoming release of Regulus/Trans/Links/Whatever after W finishes airing, I would assume this will be our last Set of Gashapon Memories, unless of course, the Memories never fade. Nah, who am I kidding? They need to prepare for the Candy Toy and Gashapon Medals that can be used in the next belt. Silly me.

Gashapon GaiaMemory Sets 2-4!

Earlier this afternoon, a scan of what is now confirmed to be Gashapon GaiaMemory Set 4 (Sound Capsule GaiaMemory) was leaked. Not knowing what it was at the time, I poked around the interwebs with “korodou” as my keyword. This led me to the “Gachakorodou” site (a store dedicated to Gashapon toys it seems). I browsed there with “GaiaMemory” as a keyword, and wound up with these.

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Set 2 (Expected to be released late March) – Accel, Engine, Skull, Fang, Ryuki, and Momotaros

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Set 2

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Set 2

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Set 3 – 3 Unknown W Memories, 2 Unknown Rider Memories, Urataros, Kintaros, and Ryutaros

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Set 3

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Set 3

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Set 4 (due out the 1st of May, according to the scan) – Extreme, Trial, Terror, Nasca, Diend, New Den-O, Deneb, Zeronos

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Set 4

Sound Capsule GaiaMemory Set 4

I don’t have much to say about Set 2. As for Set 3, things get interesting, as they are unknown. Heat and Metal both have not gotten the Gashapon release. They could make 3 a fun set, and have the 3 W Memories be CycloneJoker, HeatMetal, and LunaTrigger. If 4 is in May, and 2 is in March, it’s safe to assume Set 3 will be in April sometime. As for Set 4, everything is pretty much there. The Rider selection was clearly influenced by the Cho Den-O Trilogy beginning in May and leading into June. Apparently, the Dopant Memories will have about 3 Dopants each. I can read “Smilodon” under the Terror Memory (oddly enough “Nasca” seems to be there too, so maybe they’re backwards?). I’ll post or update this post as more info is released.