SH Figuarts Kabuto Extender

Today’s a rushed post because I was busy with drinking parties this past week. I got this along with the renewal Kabuto despite knowing it has no transformation gimmick.

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Box.

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Package contents. You get a stand adapter and a rear wheel stand. Since there are appropriately-shaped gripping hands from Kabuto himself, you don’t get any other accessories.

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Overall views. The paint job is decent, but the lack of any show-accurate transformation gimmick is a pity. Also, the horn on the front falls off from mere touch making handling the toy massively frustrating when you are trying to force the rider into a proper sitting position. I was so annoyed that at some point I just stopped caring whether the horn was still attached.

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No instrument panels or anything too.

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As usual you get rear suspension gimmick.

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Besides using the kick stand to prop the bike you can attach a base to the rear wheel too. The fit is a bit tight and the instructions say there is a risk of paint transfer to the base if left attached for some time.

I am not sure if the old Kabuto can ride this toy as my copy is back home.

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I tried getting the bike to bank but keeping it balanced was a huge challenge. I was holding down the base off screen in this pic.

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There is a hole underneath the bike with a cover panel which is removed and a stand adapter attached, allowing you to do wheelie poses. I recommend keeping the supporting rear wheel base on as there is little leverage and most stands, especially the Tamashii Stage ones are too weak to keep the whole thing balanced.

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The lack of any features, the incredibly loose horn and the high price make this toy an exceptional letdown.

★★☆☆☆

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