Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Masked Riders The Next

Always nice when they get together for a group shot

Masked Riders The First and Masked Riders The Next side-by-side

You can see the difference in the colour tones of Masked Rider No. 1 from The First to The Next. Now that there's a comparison, Masked Rider No. 1 the First version looks flat and lacks depth, very two-dimensional while Masked Rider No. 1 the Next looks very much like the improved version.

Masked Rider No. 2 before and after

Masked Riders make it to the 2008 Top 10 list.


Unknown said...

Hi Alex,

I will be getting my Next Rider 2 and Rider 1 soon, to join my Next V3. Have a couple of RAH220 DX Kamen Riders figures. I am thinking of taking them out to display, but would they "melt" in S'pore's weather over time?

Recently, I took out my medicom Gatchaman Joe "the Condor". It has already melted after 4 years in the box!

And if you display all your figures, how to keep them dust free and stop them from melting?

Need Advice,

alex teo said...

Hi Gary,
The humidity in the box is much worse than the air outside. My Gatchaman Joe & friends are still good. Those displayed did not melt but the boxed ones did when left in the box in the storeroom :(

I think the newer riders have a better threshold than the earlier ones which melted away in our heat :( painful experience for me. I also decided to display them as they have less tendency to melt/disintegrate. I put my figures in glass displays (which help keep the dust out) away from the sun but still have to clean them gently once in a while. I call it Toy Therapy.

I'm no expert either but some of my medicom figures have been with me for more than ten years and are still good :) hope this info helps

Unknown said...

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the info! Now to get that glass display. Any good bargains to recommend? I am inspired to slowly build up my displays just like yours!

Best Regards,

alex teo said...

Hi Gary
Ikea sells the glass displays for SGD99 which is the best price so far. They are great for displaying figures!
All the best,