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This Week in Tokusatsu Merchandise 9/7/20 – 9/11/20

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This Week in Tokusatsu Merchandise 9/7/20 – 9/11/20

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This second week of September’s tokusatsu merchandise roundup features Kamen Rider x Sangacio x Harold’s Gear “Ichigo KICKS” sneakers; Kamen Rider Showa Era-inspired design ties; Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger wrist watch and wallet line; GARO emblem ring; GARO Zaruba dog tag and hand ring; Ultraman “Never Give Up” breathable and high-performance face masks; and Ultraman Leo Sevenger/Ultraman Bullton t-shirts. 


To kick off the Kamen Rider series category, we have the Kamen Rider x Sangacio x Harold’s Gear “Ichigo KICKS” sneakers. Prior to the Kamen Rider 50th Anniversary, two popular brands team up. Introducing the handmade sneaker, “Ichigo KICKS”, which is made by Harold’s Gear DG and shoe studio, Sangacio. These new sneakers will be very popular among Rider fans. It is a collective item worn by adult fans. The sneakers feature the characters for “Ichi” meaning “1” and elements that symbolize Kamen Rider No. 1 are shown. A vibrant green leather is used as a reminiscent of a converter rung/chest protector. There are two character lines on the ankle symbolize Kamen Rider No. 1. The red inner represents his muffler. The sneakers come in sizes: 24.5 cm, 25.5 cm, 26.5 cm, 27.5 cm, and 28.5 cm. The upper part is made of leather (cowhide) and cotton. The midsole is made of EVA and the outsole is made of rubber.

The Kamen Rider x Sangacio x Harold’s Gear “Ichigo KICKS” sneakers from Kamen Rider will go for 29,700 Yen (tax included) and is scheduled for shipment in March 2021. Preorders are being accepted starting September 7, 2020, at 10:00 JST until October 6, 2020, at 23:00 JST.

Following the sneakers is the Kamen Rider Showa Era-inspired design ties. Each tie can be used everyday, incorporating each Showa Rider mark into the design. The color is based on the image of the Rider. The ties feature: Kamen Rider No.1, Kamen Rider V3, Kamen Rider Amazon, Kamen Rider Black, Kamen Rider Black RX, and Miscellaneous. All ties are made of 100% silk. The size length of each is approximately 145 cm with the large sword width measuring approximately 8.0 cm.

The Kamen Rider Showa Era-inspired design ties from various Kamen Rider Show-era seasons will go for 4,400 Yen (tax included) each and are scheduled for shipment in November 2020. Preorders are being accepted starting September 7, 2020, at 10:00 JST.

Moving onto the Super Sentai serieswe have the Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger wrist watch. The wrist watch features the S.P.D. logo and emblem design. The in-dials are in the image of the D-Wrapper handcuffs. Furthermore, the watch has the Judgement Time “O” and “X” symbols from their S.P. License. The case, case back, crown, and buckle are made of stainless steel. The band is made of silicon. The dial and needle are made of brass and the windshield is made of mineral glass. The machine used is the MIYOTA 6P23 (quartz Made in Japan). The clock body measures 42 mm x 49 mm x 11 mm thick. The band width measures 20 mm and the arm size is approximately 12.5 cm-18.5 cm. The watch is water resistant for daily life use.

The Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger wrist watch from Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger will go for 22,000 Yen (tax included) and is scheduled for shipment in February 2021. Preorders are being accepted starting September 7, 2020, at 10:00 JST until October 4, 2020, at 23:00 JST.

Premium Bandai is also releasing a line of Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger wallets including a folded wallet, a long wallet, and a round wallet. Each black wallet is made of genuine leather and features the dog silhouette from the S.P.D. emblem. Each also features the green “O” and the red “X” from their Judgement Time mode activated from their S.P. License. All are made of leather and polyester.

The folded wallet measures about 11 cm width × 10 cm height × 1 cm diameter and has four card areas.

The long wallet measures about 19 cm width × 9 cm height × 2 cm diameter and has eight card areas.

The round wallet measures about 20 cm width × 10 cm height × 2 cm diameter and has 12 card areas.

The Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger genuine leather folded wallet from Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger will go for 13,200 Yen (tax included) while the long wallet and round wallet will go for 15,400 Yen (tax included) each. All are scheduled for shipment in December 2020. Preorders are being accepted starting September 7, 2020, at 17:00 JST until October 4, 2020, at 23:00 JST.

Making a surprise visit to this week’s roundup is the GARO franchise. The first item in this category is the GARO emblem ring. The GARO emblem ring features GARO’s iconic belt buckle. The writing on the left translates to “Protector One”, the writing on the right translates to “Called One”, and the bottom translates to “Garo”. A red triangle is positioned in the center with a golden triangle wrapped around it. The ring is made of white brass and paint. It comes in sizes: No. 14, No. 16, No. 18, No. 20, No. 22, and No. 24.

The GARO emblem ring from the GARO franchise will go for 12,100 Yen (tax included) and is scheduled for shipment in November 2020. Preorders are being accepted starting September 8, 2020, at 18:00 JST until September 27, 2020, at 27:00 JST.

Following are the GARO Madou Ring Zaruba dog tag necklace and the GARO Madou Ring Zaruba “Hand” ring. Zaruba is the Madou Ring for Golden Knight Garo’s duties as a Makai Knight. He is a recurring character in the series and is a guide for the wearers of the Garo armor. He also narrates some episodes in the series.

The GARO Madou Ring Zaruba dog tag necklace features Zaruba’s face in the center with markings from the series around him. The dog tag measures approximately 50 mm height × 28 mm width with the chain measuring approximately 50 cm. The dog tag is made of alloy and paint while the chain is made of brass.

The GARO Madou Ring Zaruba “Hand” ring features Zaruba’s boney hands wrapped around a ring. The ring is made of alloy and paint. It comes in sizes: No. 20, No. 22, and No. 24.

The GARO Madou Ring Zaruba dog tag necklace from the GARO franchise will go for 8,250 Yen (tax included) while the GARO Madou Ring Zaruba “Hand” ring will go for 9,350 Yen (tax included). Both are scheduled for shipment in November 2020. Preorders are being accepted starting September 8, 2020, at 18:00 JST until September 27, 2020, at 27:00 JST.

Starting off this week’s Ultra Series category are the Ultraman “Never Give Up” breathable and high-performance face masks. Each breathable mask has six color design variation, good breathability, smoothness on the skin, ear-friendly, and can be reused after washing. Each high performance mask has a three art system design, high-functionality, PM2.5 corresponding activated carbon filter with five layers activated by carbon on both sides, two-layer melt-blown non-woven fabric, double-layer non-woven fabric. The mask is made of antibacterial material, antibacterial gauze (100% cotton) with two-layer structure, ear straps, soft rubber, and flat rubber.

The breathable face masks feature three designs:

The high performance face masks feature three different designs:

The Ultraman “Never Give Up” breathable face masks will go for 979 Yen (tax included) each while the high-performance face masks will go for 1,650 Yen (tax included) each. Both are scheduled for release on October 31, 2020. Preorders are being accepted starting September 4, 2020.

Next in this category is the Ultraman Leo Sevenger t-shirt. This shirt features Sevenger, a robotic Capsule Kaiju who first appeared in Ultraman Leo, episode 34 as the fourth official member of Ultraseven’s set of Capsule Monsters. The characters for “Sevenger” are printed at the top with Sevenger posing with both hands up in the center. Both are in vivid colors like blue, white, and pink. The shirt is made of 100% cotton and comes in sizes: S (US XS), M (US S), L (US M), and XL (US L).

The Ultraman Leo Sevenger t-shirt from Ultraman Leo will go for 4,180 Yen (tax included) and is scheduled for shipment in November 2020. Preorders are being accepted starting September 10, 2020, at 10:00 JST until October 11, 2020, at 23:00 JST.

Following the Ultraman Leo Sevenger shirt, we also have the Ultraman Bullton t-shirt. This shirt features Bullton, an amorphous, meteorite-based creature. The first one was defeated by Ultraman, and a second one appeared on Planet Boris, and was defeated by Telesdon. In the series, Bullton was responsible for bringing Kaiju and Rei (as an infant) to Planet Boris. The characters for “Bullton” are printed at the top with Bullton in the center. Both are in vivid colors like red, white, and blue. The shirt is made of 100% cotton and comes in sizes: S (US XS), M (US S), L (US M), and XL (US L).

The Ultraman Bullton t-shirt from Ultraman will also go for 4,180 Yen (tax included) and is scheduled for shipment in November 2020. Preorders are being accepted starting September 10, 2020, at 10:00 JST until October 11, 2020, at 23:00 JST.

Then, there’s the Ultraman Limited Edition Ultra Seven Eye Slugger watches. These are the American releases of the #UltrasOnly featuring the eyeslugger of Ultraseven as the 1-second spin turbine powered by the automatic Seiko movement. With an exclusive Ultraman color scheme and components, these watches are paired to a digital asset which resides in the blockchain. The included QR code will not only pair the watches to the digital asset, but also activate your warranty when scanned. Wearing your watches after hours? Keep the Kaiju away with this Specium Beam schemed glow in the dark feature. The best part is, no battery required. Each is serialized and paired to a digital asset exclusive to the watch owner only. The first two digits are always 78 to represent Nebula M78, the Land of Light. Utilizing NFC, you will be able to tell if the watches are truly authentic and render the asset that is appended. These timepieces are sure to grab a lot of attention. Don’t wait, only 1000 will be made.

The watches are available in three strap colors: black, red, and blue. The black and red leather strap contrasts with Specium Beam blue on the watch faces to make the watches pop. The blue leather strap contrasts with Ultraman red accents to make the watch pop.

The Ultraman Limited Edition Ultra Seven Eye Slugger watches from Ultraman will go for $585.00 each and are scheduled for shipment in October 2020. Preorders are being accepted today.

Lastly, there’s the Dragon Beard x Ultraman shoes collaboration. Dragon Beard shoes have been worn by toku heroes such as Tenkuji Takeru/Kamen Rider Ghost from Kamen Rider Ghost, Lucky/ShishiRed from Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, and Hiden Aruto/Kamen Rider Zero-One from Kamen Rider Zero-One. The collaboration features: two low-cut shoes models that embody the essence of Ultraman, a high-cut shoe model that gathers a large collection of popular Ultra Series monsters, and a middle-cut shoe model that is full of originality with the theme of Science Special Search Party. In addition, a limited design tote bag will be presented as a novelty.

The Ultraman “DB-2214 UL” shoes are a model that embodies Ultraman’s body design and color. The silver and red coloring is reminiscent of the original Ultraman. Blue rubber parts that are reminiscent of his color timer are placed on the heel. The insole is designed with a silhouette that emits Specium Rays. This is a premium pair that you can enjoy wearing or displaying.

The Ultraman “DB-3903 UL” shoes are inspired by the M78 nebula, where Ultraman’s hometown, the Land of Light, is located. This is a premium model designed with the theme of the M78 nebula. Gradation prints are used on the sides and insoles of the shoes to express the nebula. In addition, a bold print of Ultraman’s silhouette is printed on the toe area.

The Ultraman “DB-2605 MON” shoes feature the monster that appear in Ultraman. Each monster is represented by the silhouette illustration used at the opening. This is a premium high-cut model with the distinctive coloring of American comics and the uneven arrangement of illustrations such as stained glass. Inside, Ultraman’s nemesis, Alien Baltan, looks into his face.
This is a pair full of playful details.

The Ultraman “DB-1109 SP” shoes are inspired by the uniform of the Science Special Search Party (SSSP). The distinctive base color creates individuality at your feet. The tongue part is equipped with the SSSP symbol, “Meteor Mark”.
This is a pair that adds a premium feeling to the details, such as the quotes of the members are designed on the inside.

To commemorate the release of the Ultraman models, Dragon beard will give away three types of limited edition tote bags: Ultraman version, Ultra monster large set version, and the Science Special Search Party version. The above three original designs are limited in quantity and won’t be available once the store runs out.

The Ultraman “DB-2214 UL” and “DB-3903 UL” shoes from Ultraman will go for 10,000 Yen (excluding tax) each while the Ultraman “DB-2605 MON” and “DB-1109 SP” shoes will go for 11,000 Yen (excluding tax) each. All are scheduled for retail release on September 25th, 2020. Preorders are being accepted starting September 11th, 2020 at Dragon Beard’s Official Online Shop.

Sources: Premium Bandai, Rakuten.co.jp, Ultraman.watch, and Dragon Beard’s Official Online Shop


Also known as HebitsukaiLi Cosplay and @sentairidertaisen44 on Instagram, Charlie Li is a Game Design BFA Graduate at New York University. He enjoys tokusatsu of all kind as well as anime and k-pop. His top 3 Sentai include: Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, and Denji Sentai Megaranger.

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