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This Week in Tokusatsu Merchandise 2/15/21 – 2/19/21

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This Week in Tokusatsu Merchandise 2/15/21 – 2/19/21

The tokusatsu merchandise roundup for the middle of February 2021 features a wave of Kamen Rider Kuuga items as well as more new merchandise from the Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and Ultra Series. 


No Fear! No Pain! We’re starting this roundup with new goods from the first Kamen Rider of the Heisei era Kamen Rider Kuuga.

First up is the SO-DO CHRONICLE Kamen Rider Kuuga Beatchaser 2000 & Armor Machine Gouram [Premium Bandai Limited] set. This set features Kamen Rider Kuuga’s Beatchaser 2000 which is an upgraded model of the Trychaser 2000 that was designed specifically for Kuuga. It is faster and more durable than the TRCS 2000 model. It also features Kamen Rider Kuuga’s Armor Machine Gouram which is a mysterious stag-beetle-like entity formed from fragments found at the original excavation site from the beginning of the TV series. After its initial formation, the Gouram assimilated various other metals as it made its way to Tokyo in its search for the current Kuuga. The Beatchaser 2000 measures a height of approx. 135 mm x width of approx. 55 mm while the Armor Machine Gouram measures a height of approx. 190 mm x width of approx. 80 mm. Both are made of ABS / PVC.

The SO-DO CHRONICLE Kamen Rider Kuuga Beatchaser 2000 & Armor Machine Gouram [Premium Bandai Limited] set from Kamen Rider Kuuga will go for 6,820 Yen (tax included) and is scheduled for shipment in June 2021. Preorders are being accepted today.

Next, we have a myriad of Kamen Rider Kuuga goods including: wristbands, ties, t-shirts, acrylic keychains, a foldable tote bag, and a muffler towel.

The Kamen Rider Kuuga Narikiri wristbands feature two designs: Rising Mighty and Ultimate Form. The Rising Mighty wristband is in red and has the Rising Mighty symbol. The Ultimate Form wristband is in black and has the Ultimate Form symbol. Each measures approximately 80 mm × 80 mm. They are made of 80% cotton and 20% acrylic.

The Kamen Rider Kuuga Narikiri wristbands from Kamen Rider Kuuga will go for 1,320 Yen (tax included) each.

The Kamen Rider Kuuga Kaoru Ichijo ties. Kaoru Ichijo is the police inspector is one of Yusuke’s most trusted allies, often providing him with equipment and forensic research. He leads the operative of the Science Police force formed for fighting the Grongi. Both ties are worn by Kaoru in the TV series. The ties come in two different designs: “Super Buddy Model” and “Super Makeover Model”. Each tie is made of 100% silk and measures an overall length of approx. 145 cm and width of approx. 8.0 cm.

The Kamen Rider Kuuga Kaoru Ichijo ties from Kamen Rider Kuuga will go for 4,400 Yen (tax included) each.

The Kamen Rider Kuuga “New Legend” t-shirts features Kamen Rider Kuuga in his iconic battle pose with the words “MASKED RIDER KUUGA” behind him. There are two types of shirts available: Mighty Form and Amazing Mighty Form. Both are made of 100% cotton and come in sizes: M (US S), L (US M), and XL (US L).

The Kamen Rider Kuuga “New Legend” t-shirts from Kamen Rider Kuuga will go for 3,300 Yen (tax included) each.

The Kamen Rider Kuuga chibi-style acrylic charms features all of Kamen Rider Kuuga’s form: Growing Form, Might Form, Rising Mighty Form, Dragon Form, Rising Dragon Form, Pegasus Form, Rising Pegasus Form, Titan Form, Rising Titan Form, and Amazing Mighty Form. Each is made of acrylic and measures approximately 75 mm.

The Kamen Rider Kuuga chibi-style acrylic charms from Kamen Rider Kuuga will go for 660 Yen (tax included) each.

The Kamen Rider Kuuga foldable tote bag is an eco-bag inspired by Kamen Rider Kuuga. It features an adult design with Linto monogram from the TV series. The size allows it to be fully stored. It measures approx. width of 510 mm x height of 345 mm x diameter of 210 mm with the handle measuring approx. 55 mm x 360 mm. The bag is made of 100% polyester (thin twill fabric).

The Kamen Rider Kuuga foldable tote bag from Kamen Rider Kuuga will go for 2,750 Yen (tax included).

The Kamen Rider Kuuga chibi-style muffler towel features all of Kamen Rider Kuuga’s form: Growing Form, Might Form, Rising Mighty Form, Dragon Form, Rising Dragon Form, Pegasus Form, Rising Pegasus Form, Titan Form, Rising Titan Form, and Amazing Mighty Form. It also has the words “A New Hero. A New Legend.” and “MASKED RIDER KUUGA”. The towel measures approximately 19.5 cm × 110 cm. The front is made of 100% polyester and the back is made of 100% cotton.

The Kamen Rider Kuuga chibi-style muffler towel from Kamen Rider Kuuga will go for 1,650 Yen (tax included).

All are scheduled for shipment in April 2021. Preorders are being accepted today.

Following, is the Kamen Rider Kuuga JAP Kobo Grongi belts. This is the third collaboration project with JAP Kobo, which creates unique silver jewelry and also handles costumes for movies and musicians. These belts were made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kamen Rider Kuuga. The Grongi’s phantom belt has been changed to a regular belt that can be used everyday. The “Zu” group is replicated with copper antique plating, the “Me” group is replicated with silver antique plating, and the “Go” group is reproduced with brass plating and green-blue paint finish. Please note that plating and painting are manual, so there are individual differences. The large buckles are carefully carved to replicate the ones seen in the TV series. It is the quality of JAP Kobo, which is made with attention to detail. In addition, they are particular about the material of the belt part and use high quality thick genuine leather. The belt buckles are made of brass plate (partially painted) with the belt made of cowhide. Each comes in sizes: S (Belt leather part length about 90 cm (waist 70 cm-80 cm)), M (Belt leather part length about 100 cm (waist 80 cm) ~ 90cm)), and L (Belt leather part length about 110cm (waist 90cm ~ 100cm)). The belt leather width measures about 40 mm and the buckle length measures about 75 mm with a width of about 85 mm.

The Kamen Rider Kuuga JAP Kobo Grongi belts from Kamen Rider Kuuga will go for 19,800 Yen (tax included) each and are scheduled for shipment in July 2021. Preorders are being accepted starting today.

In collaboration with fashion brand “h.NAOTO”, Premium Bandai is releasing Kamen Rider Kuuga “Grongi” x h.NAOTO t-shirts. Each features a unique design in which “h.NAOTO” has incorporated the unique world view of “Kamen Rider Kuuga” into a line of t-shirts. Each has an original design with the image of the specific “Grongi”, each emblem symbol, and numbers arranged in the style of “h.NAOTO”, incorporating a Gothic taste. There are five types available: N-Daguva-Zeba, Ra-Baruba-De, Zu-Gooma-Gu, Go-Gadoru-Ba, and Zu-Baduu-Ba. Each has a rough paint to print art finish which is characterized. The foil and paint parts are all hand-filled, so it depends on the product. “h.NAOTO” is a charismatic brand that created Gothic fashion that caused a worldwide movement. The shirts are all made of 100% cotton and come in sizes: S (US XS), M (US S), L (US M), and XL (US L).

The Kamen Rider Kuuga “Grongi” x h.NAOTO t-shirts from Kamen Rider Kuuga will go for 6,985 Yen (tax included) each and are scheduled for shipment in April 2021. Preorders are being accepted today.

Continuing the “h.NAOTO” collaboration, we have the Kamen Rider Zero-One x h.NAOTO “MetsubouJinrai” collection. Commemorating the release of the V-Cinema, Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai, Premium Bandai is releasing exclusive apparel inspired by the iconic group from Zero-One.

This collection includes: two hoodies and three t-shirts. All apparel are made of 100% cotton and come in sizes: S (US XS), M (US S), L (US M), and XL (US L).

The Kamen Rider Zero-One x h.NAOTO MetsubouJinrai Bleach hoodie (processed logo print) has a motif that emerges from the decadent decolorization process. The damaged gauze material is patch worked and bleached to bring out the logo mark of MetsubouJinrai. It is a medium-sized food hoodie that can be used all season. Because the bleach is processed one by one, the way the color comes off and the way it hangs may differ from the photo.

The Kamen Rider Zero-One x h.NAOTO MetsubouJinrai Bleach hoodie (processed logo print) from Kamen Rider Zero-One will go for 16,500 Yen (tax included).

The Kamen Rider Zero-One x h.NAOTO Extinct MetsubouJinrai hoodie (with costume-style drape cloth) is a medium-sized hoodie that can be used for all seasons in the image of a MetsubouJinrai outfit. The crush processing of black metal has entered the whole and gives a texture. The drape cloth can be arranged by hanging it or hanging it on the shoulder. It features an artistic finish with rough paint on the print. Since the blur paint is processed one by one, the texture may be slightly different from the photo.

The Kamen Rider Zero-One x h.NAOTO Extinct MetsubouJinrai hoodie (with costume-style drape cloth) from Kamen Rider Zero-One will also go for 16,500 Yen (tax included).

The Kamen Rider Zero-One x h.NAOTO MetsubouJinrai Bleach t-shirt uses a motif that emerges from the decadent decolorization process. The bleaching process makes the logo mark of MetsubouJinrai. It is a casual all-purpose t-shirt made of cotton material. Because the bleach is processed one by one, the way the color comes off and the way it hangs may differ from the photo.

The Kamen Rider Zero-One x h.NAOTO MetsubouJinrai Bleach t-shirt from Kamen Rider Zero-One will go for 7,370 Yen (tax included).

The Kamen Rider Zero-One x h.NAOTO MetsubouJinrai Bleach Gauze Patch t-shirt uses a motif that emerges from the decadent decolorization process.The damaged gauze material is patch worked and bleached to bring out the logo mark of MetsubouJinrai. It is a casual all-purpose t-shirt made of cotton material. Because the bleach is processed one by one, the way the color comes off and the way it hangs may differ from the photo.

The Kamen Rider Zero-One x h.NAOTO MetsubouJinrai Bleach Gauze Patch t-shirt from Kamen Rider Zero-One will go for 7,370 Yen (tax included).

The Kamen Rider Zero-One x h.NAOTO MetsubouJinrai Crash Silver Print t-shirt features a weathered texture that is blurred with silver ink. The Metal binder print shines metallically. Since the blur paint is processed one by one, the texture may be slightly different from the photo.

The Kamen Rider Zero-One x h.NAOTO MetsubouJinrai Crash Silver Print t-shirt from Kamen Rider Zero-One will go for 7,370 Yen (tax included).

All are scheduled for shipment in May 2021. Preorders are being accepted today.

Toei Hero Net is releasing Kamen Rider Store “Kamen Rider Sumie Art” era notebook type smartphone cover cases. These are carefully selected original products sold at the Kamen Rider Store are now available for a limited time and quantity at Toei Hero Net. Sales may end without notice, so be quick. There are four types available: Kamen Rider 1, Kamen Rider Kuuga, Kamen Rider Zero-One, and Kamen Rider Saber. Each is made of synthetic leather (PVC). The cases measures approx. a width of 183 mm x height of 163 mm in an opened state and a width of 85 mm x height of 163 mm in a closed state. Please check the size of your smartphone before purchasing.

The Kamen Rider Store “Kamen Rider Sumie Art” era notebook type smartphone cover cases from various Kamen Rider series will go for 4,400 Yen (tax included) each and are scheduled for shipment after mid-April 2021. Preorders are being accepted starting February 16, 2021, at 12:00 JST until March 23, 2021, at 23:59 JST.

“Hade ni Ikuze!” Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Gokaiger, Premium Bandai is releasing the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger design t-shirts. Each shirt features Gokai Red, Gokai Blue, or Gokai Silver along with the Super Sentai logo and the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger title logo. It also has the romanizations of “KAIZOKU SENTAI GOKAIGER” and their respective Ranger names. The shirts are made of 100% cotton and come in sizes: S (US XS), M (US S), L (US M), and XL (US L).

The Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger design t-shirts from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger will go for 3,300 Yen (tax included) and is scheduled for shipment in April 2021. Preorders are being accepted starting February 17, 2021, at 11:00 JST until March 7, 2021, at 23:00 JST.

To celebrate the release of Super Sentai Movie Party 2021, Premium Bandai is releasing the Super Sentai Series t-shirt. The shirt features RyusoulRed from Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger, KiramaiRed from Mashin Sentai Kiramager, and Zenkaizer from the upcoming Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger. It also has the individual ranger names as well as the logo of each series and the romanization of each series. 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 Super Sentai Series t-shirt from Super Sentai Movie Party 2021 will go for 3,300 Yen (tax included) and is scheduled for shipment in April 2021. Preorders are being accepted starting February 19, 2021, at 11:00 JST until March 21, 2021, at 23:00 JST.

Moving onto the Ultra Series, we have the Acrylic Logo Display EX Ultraman MAT logo. The Monster Attack Team (MAT) has the mission of protecting the public from kaiju attacks and investigating bizarre anomalies. It belongs to the Earth defense organization of the United Nations and was formed in order to kill the monsters that were awakened by extreme weather events and phenomena of the Earth. The Acrylic Logo Display EX presents a new form of display featuring a logo that symbolizes the character. It has a thickness of about 10 mm and surface processing which produces a sense of presence and luxury. There are various display possibilities such as displaying as a single item or displaying with a collection. The logo measures approx. width of 83 mm x height of 47 mm. The pedestal measures approx. width of 65 mm x ​​height of 23 mm. It is made of acrylic.

The Acrylic Logo Display EX Ultraman MAT logo from Return of Ultraman will go for 1,320 Yen (tax included) and is scheduled for shipment in April 2021. Preorders are being accepted until March 14, 2021, at 23:00 JST.

Commemorating the 55th Anniversary of the Ultra Series and the 25th Anniversary of Ultraman Tiga, UNIQLO is releasing a new UNIQLO “UT” Ultraman Collection which will go on sale this Spring 2021. Similar to the previously released Ultraman series UT collection that came out in 2020, this collection will also feature a wide range of past Ultra Heroes and Ultra Kaiju that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. The catalog includes designs reminiscent of classic posters, the ever-popular Tiga, Dyna, and Gaia, as well as the latest New Generation series.

The apparel featured here may not be available in certain countries or regions. For more information, please check with your local UNIQLO.

Inspired by the strength and security of Ultraman, “Ultraman” model workwear is now available from Koshin Rubber. “Ultraman” model workwear is now available from “Koshin Rubber”, which produces products suitable for every site and every environment. Prior to the release on March 17, 2021 (Wednesday), preorders are now being accepted.

The world view and strength of Ultraman are expressed by the technology of Koshin Rubber, which is a workwear brand loved by professionals. Not only has the design been carefully developed, but also the water-repellent finish, the use of waterproof fabric, and the extensive storage pockets have been too.

The “ULTRAMAN UT-08 UV pocketable hoodie” is a lightweight, compact and functional pocketable hoodie that can be carried anywhere. It features pocketable specifications that are convenient to carry and respond to changes in temperature. It has UV cut 98% (UPF50 +) that is convenient for UV protection. The hoodie uses water-repellent fabric that repels light rain and has easy-to-move stretch fabric for sports and leisure Optimal. It is equipped with drawcords on the neck and hem so the size can be adjusted. The hoodie is available in three designs and colors: Silver (Ultraman), Red (Ultraseven), and Blue (Ultraman Zero). It comes in sizes: S (US XS), M (US S), L (US M), and XL (US L).

The “ULTRAMAN UT-08 UV pocketable hoodie” from Ultraman will go for 2,200 Yen (tax included) each.

The “ULTRAMAN UT-09 BOX backpack” is a large-capacity waterproof BOX type backpack that is ideal for commuting to school and outdoors. Featuring a large-capacity design (approx. 30L capacity), this backpack can accommodate notebooks, PCs, books, clothes, and towels. It is made of waterproof material that can withstand sudden rain and has waterproof fasteners. The main material used is “600D Ox TPU” which has excellent strength Laminated polyester. It has a structure that is easy to carry on the back with cushion padding and is equipped with 7 storage pockets. It is available in three designs and colors: Black (Ultraman), Red (Ultraseven), and Blue (Ultraman Zero).

The “ULTRAMAN UT-09 BOX backpacks” from Ultraman will go for 6,600 Yen (tax included) each.

The “ULTRAMAN UT-10 backpack” is a waterproof round backpack that is easy to handle all around. Sneakers can be stored in the front pocket, and the round shape (approx. 22L capacity) is easy to handle. It is made of waterproof material that can
withstand sudden rain and has waterproof fasteners/waterproof tape processing. The main material is excellent in strength. It uses “600D Ox TPU Laminated Polyester” and provides a structure that is easy to carry on the back with cushion padding. The backpack is equipped with three independent pockets with zippers on the outside. It is available in two designs and colors: Black (Ultraman) and Red (Ultraseven).

The “ULTRAMAN UT-10 backpacks” from Ultraman will go for 6,050 Yen (tax included) each.

The “ULTRAMAN UT-11 body bag” is a waterproof body bag that is convenient for everyday use. A long wallet, folding umbrella, and 500ml PET bottle can be stored with the capacity being about 4L, which is just right for everyday
use. It is made of a waterproof material that can handle sudden rain with a waterproof fastener and waterproof tape processing. The main material is strong. It is made of excellent “600D Ox TPU Laminated Polyester. The front
pocket opens wide with a double zipper and the belt can be attached or detached with one hand. There are 3 pockets for small items inside. It is available in three designs and colors: Black (Ultraman), Red (Ultraseven), and Blue (Ultraman Zero).

The “ULTRAMAN UT-11 body bags” from Ultraman will go for 2,200 Yen (tax included) each.

You can check the product details and functions on the Koshin Rubber special website. In addition, advance reservations are accepted at the official online store “Koshin Shop Yahoo! Store”.

Joining the Acrylic Logo Display EX Ultraman MAT logo, we have the Acrylic Logo Display EX Gojiban logo. Gojiban is a YouTube series featuring reimagining Godzilla monsters as weirdly cute puppets. The Acrylic Logo Display EX presents a new form of display featuring a logo that symbolizes the character. It has a thickness of about 10 mm and surface processing which produces a sense of presence and luxury. There are various display possibilities such as displaying as a single item or displaying with a collection. The logo measures approx. width of 124 mm x height of 53 mm. The pedestal measures approx. width of 115 mm x ​​height of 23 mm. It is made of acrylic.

The Acrylic Logo Display EX Gojiban logo from Gojiban will go for 1,650 Yen (tax included) and is scheduled for shipment in April 2021. Preorders are being accepted until March 14, 2021, at 23:00 JST.

Sources: Premium Bandai, Toei Hero Net, Tsuburaya Station, and Tsuburaya Official News Blog


Also known as HebitsukaiLi Cosplay and @sentairidertaisen45 on Instagram, Charlie Li is a current MFA Student at New York School of Interior Design and a New York University Game Design BFA Graduate. 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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