This week in Premium Bandai fashion and merchandise, new Kamen Rider W items have been announced, the Epson Smart Watch line gets a new band to celebrate the upcoming movie, and more!
Kamen Rider W has been getting some merchandise love from Premium Bandai. The biggest announcement thus far has been one of the biggest pieces of merchandise that were never released during the show’s initial run, Philip’s ubiquitous blank book that he carries with him throughout the show. The book will come with two removable covers, one featuring the black with gold accents of Philip’s blank book, while the other is the “Raito Sonozaki” book from the library featured in later episodes of the series. The set also comes with six bookmarks of the main Gaia Memories used by Philip & Shotaro. Pre-reservations have just opened for the book set, which retails for 4860¥ and is slated for a March 2018 release.
Other new items offered by Premium Bandai include new shirt and hoodie designs, plus a Kamen Rider Skull military style jacket. The Skull jacket is an MA-1 black military jacket, with Skull’s logo on both the front left breast and the back, and is a March 2018 release retailing for 16,200¥. There is a Gaia Memory hoodie, which has an allover design featuring the various memory symbols, retailing for 8640¥ and releasing in January 2018. There are also three different t-shirts with Gaia memory designs, which retail for 3240¥ each and are slated for a February 2018 release.
Many Windscale items are also up for ordering, for March 2018 release. Philip’s clothes, including several color combinations that have not been available to order for the last couple of seasons, are available, as are his jackets. Additionally, some of Shotaro’s hats are available to order for May 2018 release, and several ties are included for February 2018 release.
In other Rider merchandise news, a set of necklaces and bracelets are being released to commemorate the Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: FINAL movie. These pieces are being developed in collaboration with Phiten Corporation. The RAKUWA series pieces include necklaces with titanium designs and a Rider accent on the back of the neck, as well as silicone bracelets with Rider symbols. The necklaces will retail for 4356¥, the bracelets for 2916¥, and will be available in May 2018. Quite a few Riders are included, from Kamen Rider Ichigo up through Kamen Rider Build. There are also some Godzilla designs in the line as well.
Lastly, for those who have ordered the Epson Smart Canvas Watch items that we reported on previously, Premium Bandai has announced a new band design which commemorates the Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: FINAL movie. It is black, and features chibi designs of the Riders featured in the movie (Fourze, Gaim, Build, Ex-Aid, Ghost, and OOO). The listing is just for the watch band, which is priced at 4860¥ and will release in March 2018.