Within the past month, Tamashii Nations announced that the next S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou release would be based on Kamen Rider Black. During this timespan, Tamashii Nations began to slowly reveal details regarding the figure’s overall design process and its release details. Thankfully from the information we have learned that with most titular Kamen Riders, S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Black is a retail release. In addition, the figure will be released in April 2021, and it will be sold for 7000 to 7700 yen. Below is the official gallery and content listings from Bandai:
The figure will contain:
- Five Pairs of Optional Hands
- Spare Antenna Parts
Online retailers will begin opening pre-orders for S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Black tomorrow, November 6 in Japan. Whereas, international distributors may have already begun accepting deposits for this item. However, it is expected that Bluefin Brands will be distributing this item to North America, and they will open their pre-orders in the coming days.
For those unaware, Kamen Rider Black is the eighth installment in the Kamen Rider franchise. However, the titular character is the tenth Kamen Rider overall within the series. The series, itself, aired from October 4, 1987 to October 9, 1988 and spanned 51-episodes with two theatrical films. Furthermore, the first feature film features series creator, Shotaro Ishinomori as a guest role assisting our hero. The series premise follows Kotaro Minami becoming Kamen Rider Black to defeat Gorgom before the Creation King can successfully acquire a successor; whether it be Kamen Rider Black or Kotaro’s stepbrother Nobuhiko Akizuki a.k.a. “Century King” Shadowmoon, it does not matter to the Creation King! Yet, Kamen Rider Black was eventually victorious, and the series’ success lead to the creation of its direct sequel, Kamen Rider Black RX. Whereas, international fans will recognize its sequel as being the source material for Saban’s Masked Rider. Nevertheless, Kamen Rider Black’s legacy lives on as the character has reappeared in various other productions since the late 1980’s.
Source: Tamashii Nations