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Gallery/Review: SHfiguarts Kamen Rider Punchhopper


Okay, so this is pretty much my first review. As the title states, this review’s about Bandai’s SHfiguarts Kamen Rider Punch Hopper, from 2006’s Kamen Rider Kabuto. Punch Hopper’s one half of the Hopper/Hell Brothers, the other being Kick Hopper.

Punch Hopper is one of the earliest SHfiguarts, along with the Riders from THE NEXT. Being from the Kabuto series, his mold/parts are eventually reused for other Kabuto Riders. The first release came with a special stand, which the subsequent reissues lacked.

Moldwise, Punch Hopper is extremely show-accurate. The paintjob’s pretty awesome, being in a metallic hue. One main gripe I have, however, is how the eyes are somewhat yellowish, instead of being silverish as shown in the stock pics, or white as seen in the show itself. Not exactly a big issue, but it still irks me nonetheless.

Unlike the subsequent Figuarts, Punch Hopper has quite a fair bit of metal content. His legs are chock full of diecast, making him a very solid figure. Articulation-wise, he has the standard Figuart level of poseability. In addition, the grasshopper leg thingies on his right forearm are poseable as well. Not a very neccessary point of articulation, but a nice touch anyway.

All in all, Figuarts Punch Hopper is a highly recommended figure. However, the lack of his aibou Kick Hopper kinda limits the playability…

For more pics, check out the gallery below.

Categories: Kamen Rider
  1. RiderHero
    January 24, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    my Punch doesnt have that yellow eyes…

    • January 25, 2011 at 9:06 pm

      Really? I’ve seen some Punchhoppers with clearer colorless eyes compared to mine.

      • Wboiler
        January 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm

        at least you have 1, i dont…

      • January 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm

        LOL, just wait for the rererelease then.

  2. apolloguys86
    January 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    It’s surprising that Bandai actually made it such that the hopper leg on his arm is articulated, seeing what they did with the other Kabuto Riders…

    • January 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      To put it simply, Bandai’s been cheapening out lately compared to when the line first started.

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