Where have you been? What are you thinking?!

Hey there folks!

We maybe mentioned this before, but we know we’re not the best at feeding you new content. Trust me. We’re working on it, and some fun things have been going on behind the scenes. Our hope is to have our Instagram feed up and displaying all the latest and newest Sentai and Rider collectibles right here on the site as they arrive. In the mean time, if you want to keep up with our collections gallery, look us up on IG @henshinheroes. When we envisioned this site, we had intentions to run a YouTube toy review channel. While this isn’t out of the realm of possibilities, it’s not something that’s in the cards in the immediate future – setup costs can be steep (and if you’re going to do something, do it right, right?) and these collectibles are coming out of our own pockets. Unfortunately we don’t have any connections to Bandai or anyone important in the toy business, so no freebies.  As such, we’ll keep our toy gallery to Instagram for the time being and maybe even some text reviews for you all to peruse. I digress, though. I’m rambling.

Where are we at? Right. Koy and I just finished up Kamen Rider Gaim. Let me tell you, I’m still not sure how I feel about that ending. Absolutely love the show – the story was excellent, the costuming was fantastic; great series. That ending though. Just kind of sticks with you.  Since concluding our viewing of Gaim though, we’ve been slowly catching up on the past few episodes of Ghost while lagging all the same. One thing you’ll find is that I’m usually terrible for in-the-moment show reviews on account of my absolutely pure disdain for cliff hangers. I’m usually inclined to let a few episodes stack up so I don’t get quite as batty if something is left hanging. I’m very excited for TV-Nihon to drop their sub for Ghost 33 as I’m led to believe it will be the premier of Takeru’s new form, Mugen Damashii – gained through the power of FRIENDSHIP!

Zyuoh continues to grip me by the feels. Everything just sucks me in when I fire up a new episode. I can’t wait to get caught up and see the new challenger, ZyuohTheWorld. If you haven’t seen the latest drop, pictures have just surfaced of ZyuohTheWorld’s cube mecha deluxe toy set Zyuohcube 789 Doubutsu Gattai DX Tousai Zyuoh. Looks like it’ll cost around $85, and based on the photos we think it’ll be well worth the price.

Coming soon we’ve got a Bandai limited edition, web exclusives Yurusen DX Hand Puppet figure from Kamen Rider Ghost that we can’t wait to snap some photos and give you all some impressions on. Coming with it should be the S.H. Figuarts Ghost feat. Mini-Yurusen. I’m not normally one for the SHF products primarily due to their often steep price tag, but I couldn’t pass up the fact that they included a miniature Yurusen. I’m a sucker for the little douchebag in all of his sassiness.

We’re on the first leg of a weekend family road trip, so I’m looking forward to finally diving into Toqgers and maybe even progressing past mid-season Dekaranger on the ride down. Toy releases have been a bit slow over the couple of weeks, so we haven’t had much to sink our teeth into that isn’t going back a few years. That should pick up soon as ZyuohTheWorld’s complete DX set looks to be due to drop on June 25th, and I’m sure we’ll see some new Rider merch in the coming weeks with Mugen Damashii and Deep Specter getting into full swing and showcasing all their new abilities.

I’m also considering some substantial layout changes to HenshinHeroes, and maybe a full fledged logo redesign in coming weeks. If you have suggestions, let us know.

Yours most sincerely,

Haruto