Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Candroid #01 Taka Candroid (Kamen Rider OOO)

A great item from Kamen Rider OOO, the 12th Rider show of the "Heisei series" debuted in September 2010, the Taka Candroid, looking a lot like a hawk (taka) after transforming from "can" mode. Just flip the tab on top! and do some simple transformation. Includes one OOO medal (Taka Cell).

The Candroids (カンドロイド, Kandoroido) are special support robots that are held within the Ride Vendor. After inserting a Cell Medal into the Ride Vendor in its vending machine mode, a beverage can like device is "bought" from the machine. The Candroid is transformed from its Can Mode (カンモード, Kan Mōdo?) into its Animal Mode (アニマルモード, Animaru Mōdo?) through the pull-tab on top. Normally, a large number of them are deployed from the Ride Vendor, but only one needs to be manually activated, the others simply activating on their own after wards.

* The Taka Candroid (タカカンドロイド, Taka Kandoroido) can fly and primarily used by the Kougami Foundation to gather Medals or serve as a remote control recon that transmit images to a Kougami Foundation laptop.

* The Tako Candroid (タコカンドロイド, Tako Kandoroido) is a flexible flyer that can join with fellow Tako Candroids to form various things like roads, bungee cords, or trampolines. On its own, a single Tako Candroid is able to defend itself by spraying ink at its attacker.

* The Batta Candroid (バッタカンドロイド, Batta Kandoroido) is a new experimental Candroid that acts as a two-way transmitter. It is given to Eiji and Ankh to test for the Kougami Foundation as a sign of trust so they can join forces to gather Medals.

The packaging...





Out of the packaging.... you will get the manual in Japanese but with a nice graphical explanation also, the Candroid and the OOO medal (Taka Cell) which you can put into that Kamen Rider OOO belt thingy....




The Candroid in "can" mode...






The manual...





Thanks to Syful who helped me with the "henshin" (transformation) - well, it was - pretty easy anyway... so this is it after "henshin"...

Taka Candroid in "Hawk" (Taka) mode...








And all you need now is Ozu sama.....





Special for the FFR and OCC figures, when Bandai designed them, Bandai already knew about future expansion and additional stuff and thus there is reason why they made that hole on the foot...




That is where you shall attached it...





And this is it now... Oz with the Taka baby....






Looks pretty cool...







Those SHF figures can't ride on this stuff coz they don't have hole in their foot...





Overall, this is an interesting toys to be added into your Kamen Rider OOO collectibles. The concept is basically taken from Transformers series but who cares, it works well, fun to play and nice for display together with OCC Kamen Rider OOO Tatoba Combo....

At 2,000 yen (about SGD 32.00 before adding shipment charges), the price is quite decent though not all Kamen Rider figure collectors will like this kind of stuff but they are many who love them as well...



You can read the rest of our Kamen Rider OOO figure and toys review below;

OCC #01 Kamen Rider OOO Tatoba Combo

OCC #02 Kamen Rider OOO Gatakiriba Combo

OCC #03 Kamen Rider OOO Latorartar Combo

Candroid #01 Taka Candroid Combo

OCC #05 Kamen Rider OOO Tajadol Combo

DX Toraidovender (Toridevender)

OCC #06 Kamen Rider Birth















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9 comments:

  1. I love the bird mode. Remind me very much like lazerbeak from Transformers. Nice can too. If I saw it and the price is right, I may get it for the fun of it. :D

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  2. I watched the reviews on youtube, theres another candroid in the form of an octopus or squid of some sort and I'am amazed with new kamen rider gimmicks, before we have decade and diend with cards, W with usb like pendrive, and now OOO with tokens. what next?

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  3. What's next? mmmm... the next Kamen Rider after Oz will use DILDO as the new gimmicks... this DILDO can transform into a gun or a knife of some sort.... LOL.... Bandai will then produce the toy and lot's of kids and Kamen Rider fans will walk everywhere carrying the cute new weapon for the new Kamen Rider.... can u imagine that...

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  4. Pretty interesting concept to have OOO to be able to ride on the can. Although they are too small for OOO to ride in the show....

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  5. LOL! bandai is clever indeed! but one question struck my mind, why there aren't any female kamen rider?

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  6. Female Kamen Rider? mm... I think there was a few... But then again I'm afraid they will be the "RIDE" by the other Kamen riders LoL

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  7. wow.. nice eh.. macam transformers

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  8. Nice :) There would be 4 of this cans I quess @_@

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  9. I guess this link solves my curiousity about female kamen rider http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWCWu9Frz6o&NR=1

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