Bandai’s candy toy blog posted a new entry for Kamen Rider Zi-O, with the last addition to SO-DO Kamen Rider Zi-O: RIDE 9.
The man previously in charge of candy toy development goes by D, and in honor of Zi-O, he went by Di-O. However, as of this blog post, a successor takes his place, going by G. In honor of Zi-O, he will be going by Gi-O, which sounds just like Zi-O in Japanese.
Gi-O introduces himself as a major fan of SO-DO, and recounts how his boss specifically told him not to put personal belongings on his shelf, as they are used for displaying samples. Despite his boss’ instructions, he couldn’t help but display some SO-DO, and admits “I’m looking forward to my boss’ reaction when they read this blog update.”
Gi-O also admits to feeling a great deal of responsibility being in charge of this blog, filled with the thought of “I want all the fans to be happy!”
With that, the final addition to SO-DO Kamen Rider Zi-O: RIDE 9…
Sogo x2: “I feel like I can do this!”
Premiering in episode 16, this is Kamen Rider Zi-O in DecadeArmor: Ex-AidForm, R & L. It is based on the Double Action Gamer Lv.XX power-up used by Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.
A notable feature for this pair of forms is its use of metallic paint, making it more accurate to the show compared to the original SO-DO Kamen Rider Ex-Aid release featured in STAGE 5.
Gi-O provides closeups to indicate that there are stickers applied, but the colors are matched so well that you wouldn’t notice.
Included with the armor is DecadeArmor’s RideHeisaber. Previously, this weapon was included with RIDE 5 – one version featured a dim display, the other had a lit up display with a RideWatch inserted.
The weapon included with this armor has the Decade RideWatch inserted, and comes with stickers for both variations of the display.
These forms will take up three slots in RIDE 9, meaning that there is only one armor with stickers for both R and L. This means that those who wish to display both will need two of the armors, and will be able to freely display both variations of the RideHeisaber.
Finally, Gi-O ends with a collection of photos for these forms.
With that, RIDE 9 is complete. The set will include Zi-OTrinity, DecadeArmor: Ex-AidForm R & L, and Kamen Rider Killbas from the Kamen Rider Cross-Z V-Cinext special. The wave will be released on May 20th.
Ending the blog post, Gi-O shows photos of the TimeMazines for Geiz and Woz, which were revealed to be part of a Premium Bandai set called SO-DO Kamen Rider Zi-O EX: Zi-O Mechanics TimeMazine Set.
The set will include four RideWatch heads for Zi-O and Geiz, replicating different fight scenes from the show and 2018 winter movie. The set is available for pre-order with a release date of August 2019.
With that, Gi-O’s first post is complete. The next blog post would come on April 21st.
Source: Bandai Candy Staff Blog