Tuesday, June 28, 2011

MG Figure-Rise - Kamen Rider W Cyclone-Joker (Bandai)

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 ;)

Manufacturer: Bandai
Scale: 1/8
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

Action Poses

I love to pose and take pictures with Cyclone Joker ;) It is just awesome!

Signature Pose ;)

Rider Kicka!

Size Comparison with MG Hyaku Shiki

Size Comparison with PG Wing Zero Custom

Quick Review

Plastic quality

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.

Fin ;)


  1. i really enjoyed building the Kamen Rider Fang Joker MG Figure-Rise.. its worth building .hope bandai makes more MG Figure-Rise

  2. hahaha... Bandai sure heard you... OOO Tatoba available now, and they are making #1 and #2 ;)