But, to be honest, this is what Kamen Rider is all about, right? I mean, for those of us who enjoy the show-- and grew up knowing it or watching it-- Kamen Rider has always been Japan's answer to a televised super hero show, but in the last decade or more, it's also gone hand in hand with merchandising. In fact, many of the belts, gadgets and props on the show look like toys so that they will be exactly what you'll be buying the store (in the form of 1:1 prop replicas and cosplay items.)
And all these forms...? Yes, they are cool to see-- and Japan has always been all about the upgrading of characters within a series (ala Transformers, Dragon Ball Z, etc)-- but they are also to help sell all kinds of toys.
So let's take a look at see what Bandai has on tap for us next. Oh, goodie. Everyone's favorite: Tamashii Web Exclusives!!!
They will run Y3,675 each (approx $40.00 each) with Water Dragon coming in July, and Hurricane and Land Dragons coming in August.