Hi folks! How have you been? I've been busy lately thus a bit slow in assembling and reviewing but here I am again, with Bandai's MG Figure-Rise Kamen Rider W Cyclone Joker ;)
Grade: MG Figure-rise
Origin: Kamen Rider W
Price: 3800 Yen
Part 1: Legs & Feet
The legs are pretty well-done, as the articulations are very good :) Tights and ankles could turn left and right, giving a lot of room for handsome posing.
I only wished that Bandai would make the feet a bit bigger :p
Part 2: Torso & Belt
The torso is pretty well-done too, as there's parts allowing better hip movement ;) The belt actually resemble the actual mechanical movement, and it does comes with 2 Gaia Memories!
Part 3: Lower Body
As you can see from the pictures below, the lower body fits pretty well together and there's a lot of flexibility.
Part 4: Neck, Body & Shoulders
The neck can be tilted slightly forward and backward, which is excellent.
The body of Cyclone Joker is actually divided into 3 parts... the lower abdomen, the upper abdomen, and the chest! Movement is possible between chest & abs, and between abs & torso. It is also possible to slightly tilt the body forward and backward which is crucial for action poses such as rider kicks ;)
The shoulder permits 360 degree movement so all is GOOD ;)
Part 5: Arms & Hands
The elbow could not be bent too deep, but still provide good flexibility ;) Same as the feet, I do hoped that the hands are made bigger.
Part 6: Head, and then Putting It Together
I love to pose and take pictures with Cyclone Joker ;) It is just awesome!
Signature Pose ;)
Size Comparison with MG Hyaku Shiki
Size Comparison with PG Wing Zero Custom
The plastic very nice ;) The only flaw is that the nub marks turns dark instead of turning white, making it impossible to make disappear without repainting the kit...
- Head/Neck: Fantastic :)
- Shoulder: Fantastic!
- Arm/Elbow: Good.
- Wrist: Fantastic!
- Hand: Very good... wished the hands are bigger...
- Waist: Fantastic!
- Torso/Hip/Tight: Fantastic!
- Knee: Normal.
- Ankle: Excellent!
- Feet: Good.
Looks and Feels
Besides the turning-dark nub marks (which is not obvious by the way), I am very happy with this model ;) If you like action posing, this kit worth your consideration.