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SHFiguarts Kamen Rider Accel

Your goal is despair!

A review of Kamen Rider W’s secondary Rider, Accel.

First introduced at the end of Movie War 2010’s end credits, Accel is Kamen Rider W’s secondary Rider. Like a few other secondary Riders, he started off being somewhat against the main Rider, only to gradually side with the titular Rider. In the show, Accel has the unique ability to transform into a bike form, something which the SHFiguarts release is unable to do. (Fret not though, Bandai might be releasing a Figuarts of his bike form with AccelGunner.) As such, Accel’s design features some bike parts, which has proven to be somewhat controversial among some fans.


SHFiguarts Accel, like the onscreen costume, is mainly metallic red with silver bits. Unlike SHFiguarts W, however, Accel has color-accurate elbow and knee joints. Instead, he has red wrist joints, though they’re well-hidden by the hand pieces. Articulationwise, he has basically the same articulation as W, but his chest armor and AccelDriver somewhat restrict the ab-crunch movement. Also, the collar restricts the head movement. However, the semiwheels on his legs are balljointed and can fully rotate.

Accel has some really nice headlight-eye sculpting behind his blue visor. However, there’s a problem with this; the blue is too dark, making the headlight details not quite visible. A way to get around this, however, is to remove the eye visor and paint the details silver. Nonetheless, very nice.

Accel comes with his signature weapon, the Engine Blade. The Memory Slot on it can be opened, though the lack of any Memory kinda renders it useless. A nice touch though.

Accel! Maximum Drive!

*crouches*

Hyaaah!

Your goal is despair.

Accel is able to hold poses pretty well, like the other Figuarts.

“Isaka… Shinkurou!”

Overall, Accel’s another great addition to the W series SHFiguarts. Do note, however, that my Accel’s Acceldriver was modified by me to look more screen-accurate; the standard one doesn’t have anything on the Driver buckle.

 

 

For more pics, do check out the gallery below:

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Categories: Kamen Rider, SHfiguarts
  1. Sakurai
    January 17, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Nice stuff, but you are right, the eyes are too dark!

    • January 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      Yeah, and I’m worried something will go wrong if I try to remove the visor.

  2. Boilderx
    January 17, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    does ur accel’s paint chip off?

    • January 17, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      Very slightly, luckily none at very noticeable spots.

  3. Ichigo Rider
    January 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Is Accel gloss or matte?

    • January 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm

      It’s more like semi-gloss, I guess.

  4. Giga
    January 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    BAdass, thats what it is. the lower legs of accel are wuite posibly my favorite part of any kamen rider figuart i own, THE CHUNK MAN!A+ gallery!

  5. January 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Huh? What you mean modified, how you did it?

    • January 17, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      Modified as in modified 😀
      Basically I got a very good image of the Acceldriver here.

      • Wboiler
        January 26, 2011 at 12:54 pm

        what u use to stick it on?

      • January 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm

        Would you believe me if I said I used normal glue?

  6. Wboiler
    January 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    wow i didnt noe accel’s eyes are detailed, the eyes are too dark to see.

    • January 25, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      It’s a waste when the eyes are too dark to see the inner details, like what happened with Decade Violent Emotion…

      • Wboiler
        January 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm

        yah, maybe rerelease will have better color eyes?

      • January 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm

        I kinda doubt so. So far all the rereleases don’t really have any change in color (except Gatack’s has lousier eye paint).

  7. RiderHero
    January 24, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Accel’s “horn” is made up of 2 parts?

    • January 25, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      Yes, the upper part is a separate piece. Probably due to toy safety regulations (SH Blade’s horn is a separate piece too)

  8. apolloguys86
    January 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I suppose you can just paint over the red wrist joints…

  9. Kamen Senshider
    February 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Nice photography. Do you use a lightbox?

    • February 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      No. I don’t have a lightbox, so what I’m currently using is pretty much natural light and my room’s ceiling light.

  10. Ika
    March 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    With Accel, despair doesn’t await you.

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