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SHfiguarts Kamen Rider W CycloneJokerExtreme

EXTREEEMMMEEE!!!

A review of SHfiguarts Kamen Rider W CycloneJokerExtreme, or CJX for short.

CycloneJokerExtreme, or CJX, is basically Kamen Rider W’s ultimate form (excluding CycloneJokerGoldExtreme/CJGX). Unlike the other forms which use either Shotaro or Phillip’s body, CJX is a combination of both their bodies in a single entity. Designwise, CJX retains elements from CycloneJoker’s design. Which makes sense, since the henshin involves CJ pulling himself open via the silver strip in the centre of his body.

CJX has green, black and silver as his primary colors. The Doubledriver has been replaced by the Extreme Memory, which is really very well-sculpted and detailed here. They even made the effort to paint the red X at the top of the Memory, which is pretty impressive. Due to the nature of the actual costume’s design, Bandai used a different approach to recreate the transparentish effect for the silver parts. Instead of sculpting and painting it, the silver transparent parts are actually a layer of clear plastic over the silver sculpted inner details. Sure, it doesn’t recreate the whole prismish holographic look, but it sure looks pretty close when under lighting. Strangely, CJX actually looks thinner/slimmer than CJ, despite the actual costume looking fatter than CJ’s costume.

“Prism Bicker!”

CJX comes with his signature weapon(s), the Prism Bicker, which comprises of the sword and the shield. Although the Memories are molded in the Bicker’s Memory Slots, they’re not painted at all.

The sword and shield can be separated and wielded individually.

As usual, CJX comes with detailed bug eyes.

The sword itself’s pretty detailed too. Even the tiny red activation button’s painted.

An interesting thing to note is that the Joker half of CJX is actually matte, unlike CJ which had a glossy Joker half. Good effort there on Bandai’s part.

Now, here’s possibly an unwittingly useful point about CJX: his gripping hands can be used for gripping Hardboilder’s handlebars.

Neither Hardboilder nor CJ come with suitable handlebar-gripping hands, interestingly. Thankfully, CJX’s hands fit CJ perfectly, since they’re the same design and color.

Overall, W CJX’s an okay figure. Not particulary impressive or fun to pose with, but a likeable figure nonetheless. Oddly enough, CJX is shelfwarming across Asia at cheap prices.

 

For more pics, do check out the gallery:

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Categories: Kamen Rider, SHfiguarts
  1. giga
    January 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

    A mashine of awesome, this is what you are. ace!

  2. Exena
    January 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    awesome review! CJX really looks thin compared to the costume…

  3. Wboiler
    January 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    CJX’s transparent centre part looks quite accurate IMO

    too bad for the black joints

    • January 24, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      Well, the black joints kinda plagues most of the W figures…

  4. RiderHero
    January 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    strange, i just realized that the Bicker actually has the 4 Memories sculpted into the slots, but they’re all colored black…

    • January 25, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      Well, to be fair the Memories are kinda hard to paint, I guess.

      • Wboiler
        January 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm

        Yah they are quite small

        but they manage to paint accel memory right

      • January 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm

        Yeah, Accel’s Memory is painted. Probably because his will look weird if it’s black, since his whole body is red.

  5. apolloguys86
    January 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Need to check about something, does your CycloneJokerExtreme have legs of uneven length?

    • January 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      Slightly; the Joker foot is popping slightly outwards from that socketishplug joint… Not that obvious in dynamic poses though.

  6. Kamen Senshider
    February 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Nice gallery! I wonder why hardboilder doesnt come with extra gripping hands.

    • February 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      Budget issues on Bandai’s part?

  7. UraKaMe
    February 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    very comprehensive review! CJX does look kinda thin compared to the TV costume.

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