Now, I’m done with S.I.C. Another Shadow Moon review, here it’s about “Another” again… What? Another review “Another”? Yes, S.I.C. Another RX ! Another work & another Limited Version from S.I.C. along with Another Shadow Moon. So far I haven’t found his review in English, so I’m gonna review this myself & hope it helps. This version also themed to be “Hobby Japan: S.I.C. Hero Saga” from Bandai. Currently, this stuff is already hard to find, due to be a Limited release, but people said Another Shadow Moon is the rarest one than this. Hell, yeah!! It’s not really a new work from S.I.C., Another RX was actually a complete swapped color of S.I.C. Vol. 16: Black & Black RX. Meh… Very little is known about him, what I’ve found is he’s one of the character from the S.I.C. Hero Saga story for Black RX ran in Monthly Hobby Japan in the December 2002 through March 2003 issues. Titled Kamen Rider Black RX: After 0, it tells the story of what happened after the finale of Black RX. It features the original characters the White RX(Another RX), which is Shadow Moon with RX powers, and it also features the Creation King(Another Shadow Moon), the result of Shadow Moon absorbing both King Stones. According to my surfing, Kotaro Minami is minding his own business when all of a sudden he finds himself out in the open under the moonlight and he sees someone floating around. It’s Black RX, only white. Another RX beats the f**k out of him and pulls his Kingstone out and becomes the Creation King, Another Shadow Moon. The place turns into some dark temple with a throne and Shadow Moon sits down in it. Kotaro goes all “Nobuhiko whyyyyyyyyyy” but Shadow Moon sneers at him and removes his chest armour to reveal that inside is Nobuhiko’s skeleton… and a beating heart. The fight between Black Sun and Shadow Moon was to determine which body would be most suitable for Gorgom’s ruler, the Creation King to use. He ended up in Shadow Moon’s body. And then Black turns into RX even without the Kings Stone and owns Shadow Moon. Kotaro then wakes up, apparently that was all a dream. Or was it? The End. Okay, start to the review… Another RX is sealed in a gray colored box close to S.I.C. Vol. 17: Shadow Moon & Green, unlike Another Shadow Moon, his box is also a swapped color from Vol. 16 instead of having a new printed image showing. Another RX comes with the exact interchangeable parts like Vol. 16 entirely, with the exception of the painting.
Accessories for Another RX
A pair of fistful hand but the right one has a hole to attach his Revolcane weapon, pair of antennas, & interchangeable body parts that can be converted into Kamen Rider Black with extra fistful hand parts. The Black here got a little repaint, making him close to his TV color version. That’s what they said though…
The figure is made from PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) & some Die Cast. Another RX was definitely sculpted by Takayuki Takeya due to be based from Vol. 16. In S.I.C. Black RX is shown a bit slimmer compare his TV counterpart. Another RX was painted silver-white-ish & black close to Shadow Moon’s color. & rather than having a minor sculpt, he’s completely shares the same sculpt like Vol. 16. Another RX was also an old S.I.C. along with Vol. 16, they have the interchangeable parts with old fashioned ball joints. Making their movement very limited. With this joints, he cannot raise his arm to side, bent up his elbow/knee very close. Some photos were shown.
From the head, his eyes is bigger than his TV version, even almost dominate his entire face & this makes him like a dragonfly’s eyes, the eyes was molded green like Shadow Moon’s eyes. The sculpt was good enough on some mold, but not dark as Black & Shadow Moon imo. Like his TV version, S.I.C. RX had a neck connector , & the antennas was molded black green-ish & they were formed curvy unlike in the TV which is vertical. The other sculpt was quite decent, they’re sturdy enough. The capture of a darker image of the Rider was quite eye-catching.
There, as I said before he’s exactly swapped color from Vol. 16. & yeah, he looks slim & but he’s bulkier than Black. In “Another” version his coloring is more like an inverse colors. Having silver colored body entirely, & black mouth like Shadow Moon. The Solar Power was painted black which more convincing to be an inverse color. However, his neck connector was molded Black exactly like Vol. 16, personally it looks odd when we see the back view of his neck connector… the head & his shoulder was silver-white-ish, while his neck was molded black. & even so from side view, his neck contains a yellow stripes paint. Well, of course since both Another RX & Black shares the same neck connector… In Takumi Damashii version his neck shares the same color along with his head & back. I say it’d be better to make 2 neck connector for both of them, frankly I’m totally pissed whenever I want to exchange their head parts, I need to use quite power to detach them, & yet more worst the neck joint usually detached from the neck itself, rather than detaching from the head. Man, it was pain in the arse as hell… For the rest of his back, he’s close to Black’s back with exception of Black RX has no wings but it’s an armor. Unlike Black, Black RX had an armor for his arms, with this he’s shown to be more muscular. Rather than showing his bug elements Black RX didn’t have a grasshopper’s leg on his waist, this count on his lower legs & arms which has no grasshopper spikes. His RX logo lines on his left chest are totally long & almost scratching his left chest entirely, unlike Vol. 16 the logo shares the same color to his chest. He had a dark sunriser containing 2 King Stone, & in here his King Stones was molded shiny dark brown rather than sharing color to his green eyes. On his right wrist he had a comunicator contains a shiny dark stone. & His die cast foot was also painted same like his body, while in Vol. 16 the die cast foot was not painted at all. Overall, Black RX’s sculpt almost has no different between each side, although if we look carefully both sides got a little different sculpt.
Hand Parts & Revolcane
Another RX extra accessories was a pair fistful hands with a hole on his right hand to attach his Revolcane weapon, unlike Black & Shadow Moon, Black RX has no sharp fingernails. The sculpt was good enough but not hideous as Black & Shadow Moon. Another RX hands was painted a bit difference, they had some black painting on his upper hand instead of being color swap only. The Revolcane was sculpted pretty dark, the details was quite good having a 3 buldge lines on his sword, & each Revolcane’s side got a different sculpt. However, The Another RX version was entirely the same like Vol. 16 which also shares the same painting, even the stone also painted glossy red instead of sharing the color either his eyes or King Stones. Honestly, it makes no special at all… However, in Takumi Damashii version his Revolcane stone was painted green.
Now, to Kamen Rider Black TV color version! Here, I will only tell the comparison between Vol. 16, overall it was a pretty minor repaint.
In this version his mouth was painted white rather than dark glossy gray in Vol. 16. His antennas was molded black green-ish like Another RX. However, in the TV version Black’s antennas was colored exactly like his Vol. 16, I don’t know why they end up on this color. The scratch lines on his face was painted red to brown-ish close to Green(Vol. 17/Another Shadow Moon) rather than purple in Vol. 16.
Both of his hands has a yellow & red stripes paint resembles to his TV version, which is his Power Stripes ability, it’s kinda odd to see the paint of power stripes. Since it’s only painted on his hand & his head, in the TV series he had the colors on his head, shoulder, hands, & legs. They even missed the paint on his waist having a silver colored armor waist in TV series. & the other difference between this version & Vol. 16 is, Another RX one has a separated knee joint, of course Another RX has a silver colored knee joint while Black got his own black colored knee joint. In Vol. 16 both Black RX & Black shares the same knee joint, on the other hand Another RX’s knee joints also shares the same sculpt like Vol. 16 & his Black counterpart. The body armor & belt has no difference between Vol. 16. Lastly, if they really wanted to make him close to the TV version, repainting his manga version was a total disastrous idea, because, they shares major differences in many ways. I say making a new sculpt is way more acceptable or mix between this version & TV version.
The hand parts themself shares no different between his vol. 16 version, but the fingernails was painted a bit different. Ok, since I’ve already reviewed Another Shadow Moon’s Green parts, I have nothing to review again about him, because Green was exactly a swapped color from Black. So if you wanted about further review about him, read my Another Shadow Moon‘s review on Green parts. But my opinion black one was far more better than green, & Black was the main reason why I hunted S.I.C.
Pros: S.I.C. only good from their design & some material, nothing else… But because of this… No matter how limited their joints, just to make them stand or make some several pose, they looked awesome! Still, they need a better joints!
Cons: Still, changing the parts was definitely hard as hell. Black’s shoulder pads are easy to get detach, I’m not really comfortable when carrying him. Same goes as antennas they’re separating the antennas from the head, & this really made me pissed. From the photos showing about Black, we get to see that Black’s leg armor was molded differ color. The right one was accurate to his entire body, while the left one is shown a bit green-ish. Another RX right arm’s parts was a bit slacky than his left one & this makes the arm easy to loose, but this problem is not only come from me apparently as there’s someone who had the exact problem like me…
Small Parts: 4/5
Accuracy sculpt: 5/5
Black(TV Color Version)
Small Parts: 4/5
Accuracy sculpt: 5/5
Revolcane VS Revolcane S.I.C. Black with Satan Saber
Black VS Trio Shadow Moon
Q: Are you going to make a review of Vol. 16 itself?
A: I think, no… This one is a complete swap of Vol. 16, only differ in coloring only…