The DX versions of the both Kamen Rider Old 1 and New 1 figures are pretty much the same as the original version in the ’90s but with a little bit of an improvement.
Too bad that by the time I got these 2 DX figures, the older versions were already gone. Otherwise, I could have a direct comparison of the two versions.
According to my memory, details of the DX versions are pretty much identical to the older ones. I do not see there’s anything surpass the older versions in terms of details or material use.
I think the improvement that was made is the inner body itself. I believe the DX versions have a better scale, and articulations.
Kamen Rider Old 1 comes with the actual human form head sculpt and the helmet can cover the head sculpt, which is very cool!! Because of that, the head vs the body scale of the Old 1 appears a little bit off. But I still like this feature a lot!!
On the other hand, Kamen Rider New 1 has a better scale. Pose-ability is also better than Old 1 because of the material use for the uniform.
Lastly, the Kamen Rider Old and New 1 stand side by side together for your comparison.
This classic mobile suit is a rather simple model kit. Simple design! Simple plating! Simple engineering! Simple color division!
To spice up the kit a little bit, I applied the RG Zaku II decals onto it. Those chrome silver RG decals works excellent in this kit, it has an even better effect than on the RG Zaku. It is because the black armor really makes the shinny chrome silver pops.
The second modification I did was I made my own mono eye out of some extra beam saber part that I had from other kit. The original kit only provided sticker for the mono eye, and the eye area is only a plain surface. Therefore, even I applied the sticker, the mono eye won’t be popping out as what I expected.
The feature of this kit is the shoulders. The way Bandai design the joints of the shoulders allow it to have a great range of forward movement, which allows it to do the classic dash attack pose.
Although the kit has simple plating, surprisingly it has a wide range of weaponry, included machine gun, bazooka, heat hawk, sturm faust, and knuckle shield etc. It is very impressive. However, the weapons led to a weak point of this kit.
The connection points for the weapons are very weak. The hole in the weapon-holding-hands are too big, it just cannot hold any weapon tightly. The shield handle connected to the shield is also very loose, the shield is constantly dropping.
This kit could have been a decent High Grade kit to me. But the loose parts mentioned above was the killer to me. Cause we got decent articulation and great accessories from this kit, but realizing we cannot do much with it due to some of the loose connections is a bit of a bummer!
As usual, the figure has great details, panel lining, and tempo printing in small tiny size.
Same as other HCM Pro figures, the Asshimar has good articulation but not the strongest comparing to other Bandai figures now-a-days.
What’s great about this figure is the perfect transformation!! Easy to transform and managed to hide all the parts perfectly. It can also do a sort of Macross Valkyrie’s Gerwalk mode transformation as shown above!
One of the great feature that most of the HCM Pro figures does not have is it included a display stand.
This is definitely my favorite HCM Pro figure that I collected.