This version of Skyrider sure does look a lot cooler than the original-- which wasn't bad at all in it's own right. But I'm a sucker for any kind of translucent plastic on a figure, and the chest and arms on this guy are exactly that. He also comes with a second, longer scarf for his when he's "flying".
I hope this becomes available stateside through Tamshii Bluefin, because I'd love to replace my original SIC Skyrider with this one.
He'll be out in Japan in May for Y5,940