Thursday, January 31, 2008

Kamen Rider Mask Collection by Bandai


Just realised that this is the 101st post! Despite the extremely irregular posting frequency, I've managed to come this far; so not bad, I guess.

The past month, I've been busy collecting these Kamen/Masked Rider mini-masks. The Kamen Rider Mask Collection by Bandai has been released for many years now (I think volume 1 was released in 2005 or 2006) and is currently on its 4th volume. It would be categorised under 'Trading Figures' since the masks are in random boxes. Some of the stands come with an LED so when you press down on the mask, the eyes light up, which is pretty cool.
I was only interested in the 'classic' riders since I don't care much for the newer series. So after much searching on the phone (calling the local shops) and on google, I managed to complete my collection! I bought the entire set for volume 1 and 4 since it was impossible to find the loose pieces and I sold-off the non-classic riders on yahoo auction. Some pieces are much more rare than others. For example: in a carton of 100 masks, there may be only 2 Amazons. As a result, the only way to get an Amazon is to buy the whole set or pay a crazy amount.

See also:
More of Kamen Rider Mask Collection

Kamen Rider Mask Collection Vol. 1
Kamen Rider V1 (new)
Kamen Rider X
Kamen Rider Stronger
Kamen Rider Super-1

Kamen Rider Mask Collection Vol. 2 (released July 2006)
Kamen Rider V3
Kamen Rider Riderman
Kamen Rider Black
Kamen Rider Black RX
Kamen Rider Roborider
Kamen Rider Biorider
Shadowmoon

Kamen Rider Mask Collection Vol. 3 (released Feb 2007?)
Kamen Rider V1 (old)
Kamen Rider V2 (new)

Kamen Rider Mask Collection Vol. 4 (released Jan 2008)
Kamen Rider Amazon
Kamen Rider Skyrider
Kamen Rider ZX

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A great site on Kamen Riders and their chronology: Igadevil



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Top row (left to right): V1(old), V2 (old), V1(new), V3, Riderman, X
Bottom row: Shadowmoon, Biorider, Roborider, Black RX, Black, Stronger
Front row: ZX, Super-1, Skyrider, Amazon
The masks are arranged roughly in the order of their TV series.

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The mouth of Amazon can open!

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1 Comments:

Blogger Photowalker said...

I love your collection.

Beautiful!!

5/7/08 8:29 PM  

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