Vice user Niko posted a blog entry about a new product in Japan, wherein you can have a figure of yourself as Kamen Rider made for you, with your name on the base and everything, for the mere price of ¥13,650 (about $144 USD).
“But Gia!” you may cry. “For $144, I could get some poor starving art college student to create my likeness in some sort of 3-D fashion!” True, but would it be a poseable Kamen Rider action figure with interchangable head/mask and everything? Huh? WOULD IT?
Honestly, I'm having a little bit of deja vu on this; I could have sworn that a couple of years ago (while I was at animeOnline) there was some kind of product being developed or on the market that could create some kind of customized figure thing...unfortunately, I haven't been able to find it. Anyone know what I might be thinking of?
And on another note entirely: if I WERE a Kamen Rider, what would I be like? How about John and Len? Go ahead, write us up as Kamen Riders 3, 4, and 5 if you feel like it. I'm curious.