S.H.Figuarts Review: Kamen Rider Double CycloneJokerXtreme

CJXOne of the most successful KR series now has it’s own ultimate form! In a Figuarts form! And the good thing is,  he’s a normal release! I’m very excited for this thing, and now it has reached my 2nd favorite Figuarts. This, alongside Hardboilder, is the last retail releases. From now on, all of Double Figuarts will be EXCLUSIVE.  AccelTrial,  Eternal, Skull Crystal, Dopants, you name it!

After Phillip’s encounter with the Xtreme Memory, something has happened to him that it makes Shotaro too weak to become Double. Eventually, both manage to overcome it, and as a reward, the Xtreme Memory evolves CycloneJoker into CycloneJokerXtreme! This results in Shotaro and Phillip to fuse, making this form the ‘true’ Double. I originally thought his their name is going to be Xtreme Form, but it’s CycloneJokerXtreme.  Deal with it.  I was also hoping if there was HeatMetalXtreme or LunaTriggerXtreme and more importantly, FangJokerXtreme, but they didn’t show it.

Oh well, onto the review. The box. Previous Double box has dual-color scheme (Black background and green lettering for CJ, blue background with yellow lettering for LT), this one has a normal silver background but with green lettering for KR Double and standard black for CJX, implying that it has 3 main colors.

The figure, it is AWESOME. Yeah, the black joints bother me, but they are standard, what can we do? The Cyclone side is cast in metallic autumn green, and I like it. The Joker side are cast in glossy black, but the chest, waist and head area are MATTE FINISH. Holy crap about that. I wish that all of the black side are matte finish, but if they did that, I think he’ll be an exclusive. Speaking of which, the Gold version of this is an exclusive, so I hope that Joker side is complete matte finish. Now the Crystal Server side in front, is silver. BUT, it has a shiny prism-y plastic that makes it look shining. Take that Shining Agito. The Xtreme Memory is painted really good, but I don’t understand why there’s a yellow dot on the flash area. It should be green. Thanks a lot, Bandai. You’ve just ruin the figure’s perfectness.

Articulation. He has tight joints on the arm, just like Niigo. But the leg joints are incredibly loose. Even more loose than DiEnd. But I’ll give it a slide, coz’ all Double mold Figuarts have loose legs. Especially Skull.

Accessories, he didn’t have everything he needs, because he has 2 weapon holding, 2 relaxed, and 2 henshin hands. WHERE THE HELL ARE KAZOERO HANDS?! Every Double Figuarts needs Kazoero hands. Well, I guess the Henshin hands are a great replacements. And I like dual fingers as Kazoero hands too. Now, the weapon. The Prism Sword is detailed and painted really good, but the Bicker Shield didn’t have the painted Memories. Shame. Other than that, all was painted well. The sword can also inserted into the shield, just like the show. A good plus.

Overall, despite the VERY, VERY minor nitpicks, CJX is an awesome Figuarts. I wasn’t even expecting to buy these either, because I was aiming for VE Decade or Joker or even the CycloneCyclone and JokerJoker. But only CC and JJ are available, but they were wayyyyyy too expensive. 160 dollars, take that. But I’m VERY happy with it and I highly recommend him because he’s easy to find, unlike FangJoker, who disappears after 10 minutes of arriving to the store.


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