Kamen Rider Amazon
- Name: Kamen Rider Amazon
- Number: 8
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- Char. Design: Shotaro Ishinomori
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Review by JoshB
Kamen Rider Amazon (仮面ライダーアマゾン) was the fifth entry into the Kamen Rider series. The show aired from 1974-1975 and lasted for 24 episodes.
I have never seen Kamen Rider Amazon, but Wikipedia says that Kamen Rider Amazon was unique due to the fact that the character is patterned after a komodo dragon rather than a beetle or other insect. Regardless of the characters origins, I have always liked this character over the other Kamen Riders due to its unique design.
In 1990 Bandai created a series of affordable soft vinyl figures based on its popular Tokusatsu characters. In order to better organize the line, Bandai broke the figures into several different series, such as Ultraman Hero Series, Henshin Hero Series, and Kamen Rider Series. The figures are packaged in similar boxes and have similar construction.
This figure, although a modern toy, has a nice vintage feel. The articulation is limited to the arms and waist, and the toy is made of soft vinyl.
The finish on Kamen Rider Amazon is kind of sloppy, but for the price it is reasonable. One thing to notice when considering purchasing this figure is to look for wear on the front of the white belt. This part rubs against the cellophane window and often has wear in a MIB piece.
|Posted 4 June, 2007 - 09:41 by JoshB|