Thought I'd share some shots of my newly acquired S.I.C. (Super Imaginative Chogokin) Masked Rider figures from the Japanese movie "Masked Rider: The Next".
Unlike the early S.I.C.s, these guys are wonderfully articulated.
"The Next" was the sequel to-- you guessed it-- "Masked Rider: The First"!
Ready to take on a gang of Shock Riders!
The second movie also featured Kamen Rider (Masked Rider) V3, but sadly, S.I.C. never made a figure of him. I do hear that third movie might be in the works which will introduce Riderman, so hopefully we'll see a new 2-pack from that movie with both V3 and Riderman. I love these updated versions of the old 70's characters, and S.I.C. works their usual artistic flair and interpretation into these two figures.
A darker and moodier shot, much like the tone of the second movie on which these two figures are based.
These figures have been long sold out everywhere I looked, so when I found them on Amazon Japan, I used a special service to buy the set and ship it to me. They only charge 5% of the total as their fee-- very reasonable-- so it really didn't cost me much more than if I'd bought them direct myself.
"Rider Ichigo-- Henshin!"
"Rider Nigo-- Henshin!"