Again, a gift from my generous brother. I was surprised he got this as I did not expect it to have arrived already. He also picked it up over the other available figures that caught his eye, which turned out to be Masked Rider Caucasus and Kuuga’s Titan Form.
Package contents. While he lacks any weapons, Kuuga Mighty Form makes up for it with seven extra hand parts. 3 pairs of hands in palm variations as well as a thumbs-up right hand.
Front view. Notice the slightly different-looking hip joint compared to other figures. It does not move down like older figures. No idea why Bandai has decided on this change. Perhaps it’s for aesthetic purpose as there is no resulting gap between the hip and thigh when the leg is bent forward.
Rear view. While the red gloss paint job looks great, the overall quality of the figure seems a bit lacking compared to older ones in the same line. Near the elbows, the red paint on the gauntlets is slightly faded, revealing the black plastic underneath. The silver paint on the belt is also slightly off, probably due to inaccurate masking. Also, the black on the head is mysteriously matte compared to the rest of the figure.
Godai Yuusuke making the belt materialize.
Prepare for henshin.
This typically involves him getting into the fray of battle as his armour forms section by section.
Unlike Urataros, Kuuga has his shoulder pads mounted on swivel joints so they can lift up and not get in the way of his arms.
Rider Kick. I used the stand off a Fraulein Revoltech figure but the joint on the stand could not take the weight and kept on sagging.
The figure is very detailed. The belt uses a clear part in the centre and the side button-like marks corresponding to the other forms are also painted on.
On the sides are molded hieroglyphs. They remind me of Clock Up pads.
More hieroglyphs on the collar area,
as well as the waist.
There is an annoying seam line down the side of the head, just like the old SH figures with their macabre shrunken human heads inside.