Phew, now I got my 1st owned rider bike on S.H.Figuarts collections! Really happy with this, because of the cheap price. Now, allow me to introduce you, Cyclone THE FIRST Ver.! Cyclone is a machine given to Kamen Rider 1 (Takeshi Hongo)to ride, but unlike the original, in Kamen Rider THE FIRST, Cyclone was designed and created by his mentor Tobei Tachibana. Hongo rides the Cyclone even in human or rider form. Cyclone is usually identical to it’s sounds – VRROOOMM -, which shows that Kamen Rider is here to the rescue! XD The base model of Cyclone came from Honda CBR1000RR both in THE FIRST & THE NEXT, & this Cyclone is marked as THE FIRST Ver. & it makes me wonder to differ if ever there’s THE NEXT Ver. (surely, if Bandai also plans to make it someday…), because both in THE FIRST & THE NEXT. Cyclone has no different in my eyes. Okay, cut the crap with this Version thing, let’s head on to the review! 1st of all, Cyclone was packaged in a simple white colored box, except on the back. Also, the S.H.Figuarts is marked as “EX”, I personally don’t know why it’s marked “EX” since Cyclone was a standard release, but it gives me a freak’n bad remembrance on my expensive Shana… Cyclone was released because the presence of S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider 1 THE FIRST Ver. (as you can see Rider 1’s photo in back of the box), but Cyclone didn’t comes with many variable accessories.
There you go, a pair of extra handle bars, & a stand display. That’s all what Cyclone got.
Clearly Cyclone’s body is colored white accompanied by metallic red in certain area of the body, black overall inside the body & certain parts, brown colored forks & shocks, funny rainbow-ish colors in exhaust tube, gray in wheel spokes & other certain parts, & clear headlights with the window. Unlike in the original movie, this Cyclone lacks the logos of various brands like “Honda”, “Bridgestone”, “Moriwaki”, “JB”, etc. Which makes it looked too plain simple only with the white, but I don’t really mind it at all. However, the motorbike is modeled from Honda, though…
Now, this is how Cyclone looks from certain angle, in front we get to see it’s front hook there’s a nice “Tachibana Racing Club” logo, same goes to the 2 small ones on both sides. Atleast, that’s the only logo that Cyclone has in S.H.Figuarts EX. The coloring between metallic red & white are quite pleasing enough, it looked fit very well, eventhough, I don’t like red color. There’s also a nice feature on the back of the tires which contains a spring that can be compressed/stretched if we push down or give a weigh on upper body from the back, just like how bike should work when we sit on it. Cyclone’s handlebars can also be swiveled along with it’s forks & shocks, to make it turn right or left. Cyclone has a very2 outstanding sculpt details, loving how they made the tank fuel, pedals, tires, the headlights, & the lower body from the back.
Cyclone is included with extra pair of handle bars, incase you miss or break the original attached ones. Of course, 1Go needs to hold the handle bars with his outstreched palm, & attached splayed open palm like open hold. However, I never use the splayed open palm ones. But, in my opinion, 1Go needs an extra pair of hand grip parts! Kinda upset why Bandai didn’t include this….
Lastly, a wheel stand display to maintain it’s position, when we don’t use sidestand on Cyclone. The pose is shown above.
Alrighty, this is the end of this review & Cyclone will be my last collections of S.H.Figuarts THE FIRST series, since I’m not going to hunt 2Go THE FIRST. Overall, Cyclone is another decent work from Bandai, Cyclone didn’t dissapoint me so far. Really full of joy to get ahold of it. All and all, Cyclone was made for 1Go THE FIRST ver. since it’s labelled THE FIRST Ver., but for me 1Go THE NEXT looked far better on Cyclone than THE FIRST Ver.
Pros: I love on how Bandai added the spring & pedals for Cyclone, which made it looked like a real motorbike. The details are impressive, 1Go really fit together with this bike.
Cons: Nothing goes wrong for me so far in matter of the use, but Cyclone really lacks some accessories… Atleast Bandai need to make additional hand grip parts for 1Go THE FIRST & THE NEXT.
Small Parts: 1/5
Accuracy sculpt: 5/5