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Old June 23rd, 2014, 08:41 PM   #1
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Super Sentai Artisan



WELCOME TO THE SUPER SENTAI ARTISAN DISCUSSION!

The Super Sentai Artisan line of toys is a new set of releases from Bandai Japan, featuring higher quality toys than we usually get from the main toy lines. This includes both re-releases of previously sold toys with quality upgrades, as well as brand new products from both old and new seasons.
The items below are the current products available. As more products are produced, expect this post to be updated.
The official Super Sentai Artisan site is located at http://www.b-boys.jp/shokunin/.



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As all of these products are sold exclusively direct from Bandai, which doesn't ship to customers outside of Japan, that unfortunately means that you must go through a middleman to obtain these items. There are many out there, but these are some of the main sites that may be of help to you.



SUPER SENTAI ARTISAN PRODUCTS

  • PRODUCT NAME - Hikari no rosen Rainbow Line Set (光の路線レインボーラインセット)
  • PRODUCT PAGE - http://www.b-boys.jp/shokunin/products/ssa_01/
  • RELEASE DATE - October 27th, 2014
  • ORIGINAL PRICE - 4,800 yen
  • DETAILS - The Rainbow Line Set is a set of five track pieces. Each track features rails representative of the five main ToQger team members and light-up in their respective colors at the flick of a switch! The track pieces can be joined together side-by-side as well as in a connected line.
    The set also includes new connector pieces for use with the DX ToQger mecha, giving them new pose options, such as giving robo combinations actual elbows!



  • PRODUCT NAME - Chogokin Resha Gattai DX ToQ-Oh (超合金 烈車合体 DXトッキュウオー)
  • PRODUCT PAGE - http://www.b-boys.jp/shokunin/products/ssa_02/
  • RELEASE DATE - November 26th, 2014
  • ORIGINAL PRICE - 12,000 yen
  • DETAILS - As the name implies, this a re-release of the DX ToQ-Oh toys but now features many Chogokin (die-cast metal) parts. These new metal parts can be found in each Ressha, as seen in the illustrative picture above. (Don't worry. It's all fully painted.)



  • PRODUCT NAME - Ressha Gattai Series Kurogane Henkei Shubarutsu Sen'yō Kuliner Robo (烈車合体シリーズ黒鉄変形シュバルツ専用クライナーロボ)
  • PRODUCT PAGE - http://www.b-boys.jp/shokunin/products/ssa_03/
  • RELEASE DATE - December 22nd, 2014
  • ORIGINAL PRICE - 12,000 yen
  • DETAILS - Exclusive to the Super Sentai Artisan line is the Kuliner Robo! In this set, you can form two different highly articulated forms of the Kuliner Robo, as well as different train forms. It's also compatable with other DX Ressha.



  • PRODUCT NAME - Chogokin Otomo Shinobu Shinobimaru (超合金 オトモ忍シノビマル)
  • PRODUCT PAGE - http://www.b-boys.jp/shokunin/products/ssa_04/
  • RELEASE DATE - July 10th, 2015
  • ORIGINAL PRICE - 4,980 yen
  • DETAILS - This new version of Shinobimaru is a huge upgrade to the original release. Since this isn't compatible with the DX mecha as a limb, this has freed-up the design of the toy to be more faithful to the design of the show, both in proportions but also many points of articulation. Don't forget some die-cast metal parts too!
    To go with the new look, two chest accessories are included - A smooth piece and a piece featuring a mini AkaNinger in a crouched position.
    Although this version doesn't have any connection points for combinations, it is still perfectly able to sit as the controls inside Shurikenjin's chest cavity.



  • PRODUCT NAME - Chogokin Otomo Shinobu Rodeomaru (超合金 オトモ忍ロデオマル)
  • PRODUCT PAGE - http://www.p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000098662/
  • RELEASE DATE - December 9th, 2015
  • ORIGINAL PRICE - 5,550 yen
  • DETAILS - Much like SSA Shinobimaru, this new version of Rodeomaru is a great release, featuring all-new articulation, detail, show suit accurate design and die-cast metal parts. A replacement chest piece featuring StarNinger sat with his Star Sword-Gun is included. It can also ride the DX Bison King Buggy and In Shurikenjin's chest cavity.
    Also packed-in is a 65mm tall articulated figure of AkaNinger Chozetsu, which can sit inside the chest of DX Lion Ha-Oh.



  • PRODUCT NAME - Chogokin Samurai Gattai DX ShinkenOh (超合金 侍合体DXシンケンオー)
  • PRODUCT PAGE - http://www.p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000098224/
  • RELEASE DATE - December 17th, 2015
  • ORIGINAL PRICE - 15,000 yen
  • DETAILS - A Chogokin re-release of DX ShinkenOh! As illustrated by the image above, many small pieces of ShinkenOh are now made of die-cast metal. Accessories include a regular version of the Daishinken sword, a blue Samurai Giri version of the Daishinken and new attachments so you can arrange the Origami into the stacked Oden Gattai formation!



  • PRODUCT NAME - Sentai Shokunin Dino Buckler (戦隊職人ダイノバックラー)
  • PRODUCT PAGE - http://www.p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000100456/
  • RELEASE DATE - March 8th, 2016
  • ORIGINAL PRICE - 10,684 yen
  • DETAILS - Based on the Legacy Power Morpher, there are several differences. The most obvious change is the name on the plates being accurate to their "Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger" design. Other differences include a modified back with plugged screw holes and removed battery info. Unlike the original Power Morpher, the die-cast plates are the same mirror finish as the MMPR:TM Legacy Morpher.
    The SSA Dino Buckler includes three sounds: a simple power-on sound and two variations of the henshin sound effect from the show. Contains only one die-cast medal; Tyrannosaurus, which is the same sculpt as the Legacy Power Coin. The holster is also included.
    The set comes packaged with an exclusive 120mm long Dino Crystal!



  • PRODUCT NAME - Shugoju Medal Set (守護獣メダルセット)
  • PRODUCT PAGE - http://www.p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000100500/
  • RELEASE DATE - March 11th, 2016
  • ORIGINAL PRICE - 4,860 yen
  • DETAILS - A complete set of Guardian Beast Medals! As with the medal from the SSA Dino Buckler, these medals are made of die-cast metal. Unlike the Tyrannosaurus Dino Buckler medal, all of the medals in this set feature a Zyuranger "Z" design on the reverse and the fronts are completely new sculpts. Packaged in a beautiful display box.
    Although not technically classed as being part of the Super Sentai Artisan line, all of these medals are compatible with the SSA Dino Buckler.



  • PRODUCT NAME - Doron Changer (ドロンチェンジャー)
  • PRODUCT PAGE - http://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000103914
  • RELEASE DATE - September, 2016
  • ORIGINAL PRICE - 10,584 yen
  • DETAILS - Limited to 6,000 pieces. Orders openned on April 28th.
    A new, updated version of the Doron Changer! It contains the 5 Kakure Medals in die-cast metal, features a henshin sound, communication sound, yokai detection sound and a very cool new feature that plays the henshin music!
    The set also includes a 78mm tall jar with a die-cast hammer and a 53mm tall figure of Ninjaman which can be stored inside!

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Old June 24th, 2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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http://i.imgur.com/CXCvkSQ.png

So beginning with the Light-up Rainbow Line Set, there's a new product line called "SUPER SENTAI ARTISAN". The page for it isn't up just yet: http://www.b-boys.jp/shokunin/ but when it is, we should expect to see more merchandise encompassing more than just ToQger.

The (rough) translation on the Light-up set says:

Hah, ok so shortly after posting, the official page is online. It would seem there are two more items planned, reveals in July and August respectively.
Looks pretty cool. It's nice to see more stuff produced that expands current toy lines for adult collectors.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 10:31 PM   #3
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So I guess it's way up in the air what the future items will be, other than maybe more extra articulation parts for the DX mecha.

One thing I'd think of would be a full-on collectors' replica of the Zyudenchi charging station.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 03:22 AM   #4
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I'd love if they made either Shinkenger or Kyoryuger cockpit control-stands for the SHFs, complete with LEDs!
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Old June 26th, 2014, 07:06 AM   #5
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So I guess it's way up in the air what the future items will be, other than maybe more extra articulation parts for the DX mecha.
I'd put money on the PR Legacy stuff being released there under this line.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 08:02 AM   #6
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I'd put money on the PR Legacy stuff being released there under this line.
I'd take that bet. This line seems like it will be more about expanding current DX lines in Japan with accessories as opposed to releasing whole new DX toys.

And what is up with people thinking anything PR Legacy related will be released over in Japan?
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Old June 26th, 2014, 08:04 AM   #7
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I'd take that bet. This line seems like it will be more about expanding current DX lines in Japan with accessories as opposed to releasing whole new DX toys.

And what is up with people thinking anything PR Legacy related will be released over in Japan?
They could go with the LG morpher only because it was featured in the Kyoryuger vs. Go-Buster movie, but probably not.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 10:49 AM   #8
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And what is up with people thinking anything PR Legacy related will be released over in Japan?
It's cheaper to repackage something in a new box rather than design and manufacture something from scratch.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 10:59 AM   #9
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And what is up with people thinking anything PR Legacy related will be released over in Japan?
Probably because of the rumour about a "Super Best" line of Sentai items, which seems to have either been completely fabricated or a misinterpretation of what they're doing here with the Artisan line.

I have no idea what they could possibly be doing next with the line, but yeah, seems pretty clear it won't be things like re-released/updated changers. Although I do wish we could see some more screen accurate things like that released.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 11:24 AM   #10
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It's cheaper to repackage something in a new box rather than design and manufacture something from scratch.
Except Bandai Japan and Bandai America are completely autonomous branches of the same parent company brand. If one could just 'repackage' items like you suggest between Bandai Japan and Bandai America then why isn't Bandai America selling S.H.Figuarts themselves instead of Bandai Japan selling them through a 3rd party distributor? Why didn't the US just repackage the Japanese/Asian Mobirate and ranger keys to be sold in the US? Why hasn't Bandai America just repackaged everything DX to bring over here from Japan? Because it's easier said than done.

I started to type out a long explanation about the separation of BoJ and BoA but decided to just leave it at what I said above. Sorry for going off.

Regardless, I'll just reiterate my sincerest doubts that BoJ would release Legacy items through the Super Sentai Artisan line to Japan. I would be surprised to see Bandai Japan release Legacy items at all to Japan, honestly.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 11:34 AM   #11
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I'd put money on the PR Legacy stuff being released there under this line.
Wouldn't items like the morpher and dagger be better suited for the Proplica line?
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They could go with the LG morpher only because it was featured in the Kyoryuger vs. Go-Buster movie, but probably not.
There's no reason to use LG for Legacy. Just use the word. If you really need to be hip and save time, just use L. LG is Lost Galaxy.

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why isn't Bandai America selling S.H.Figuarts themselves instead of Bandai Japan selling them through a 3rd party distributor?
Bandai America can release or repurpose the toys of Bandai Co. Ltd, like they did with the Nippon Megazords and hundreds of toys from past years.

Tamashii Nations isn't Bandai's 'toy' department. It's a different branch, the collector's line. They're partnered with Bluefin because it's probably a mess to deal with all the licensing involved with the various IPs they produce for.

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Wouldn't items like the morpher and dagger be better suited for the Proplica line?
Yes, indeed, but still unlikely.

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Bandai America can release or repurpose the toys of Bandai Co. Ltd, like they did with the Nippon Megazords and hundreds of toys from past years.
The key to your comment is the last three words "from the past". But today more and more stuff released in the US is being designed and marketed by the US because Bandai America make more profit on items specifically designed and manufactured for the US than to try to retool Japanese market items that need to be checked and ensured that they live up to US code concerning safety and manufacturing as well as keeping the markets separate.

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Tamashii Nations isn't Bandai's 'toy' department. It's a different branch, the collector's line. They're partnered with Bluefin because it's probably a mess to deal with all the licensing involved with the various IPs they produce for.
Right on, it states that on Tamashii Nations global page very clearly and this was a rhetorical question. But, since you brought it up, your answer, while making a possible guess as to the reason, can't actually answer my question with anything concrete, just conjecture. In 9 different countries Tamashii Nations are still distributed by Bandai branches (H.K., Taiwan, Guangzhou, and South Asia branches) but in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, France, and Spain, it's 3rd party companies. Why is it any less of a mess for Bluefin or any of the other 3rd party companies to sort out licensing and legality than Bandai within those regions? It's likely cost/profit related but it's more a rhetorical question anyway. Maybe that guys that works for Bluefin on the board can shed some light on the subject.
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Old June 27th, 2014, 12:26 AM   #14
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They've updated the site with two more preview images. Takes the guesswork out of the July and August items.


Chogokin ToQ-Oh(?)


Chogokin Darkliner Robo
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The key to your comment is the last three words "from the past". But today more and more stuff released in the US is being designed and marketed by the US because Bandai America make more profit on items specifically designed and manufactured for the US than to try to retool Japanese market items that need to be checked and ensured that they live up to US code concerning safety and manufacturing as well as keeping the markets separate.
Oh I know, I was just saying it was something they could do. Jungle Pride was only 6 years ago, and was also just before the recession started to effect a lot of people.

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Right on, it states that on Tamashii Nations global page very clearly and this was a rhetorical question.
Whoopsies.

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But, since you brought it up, your answer, while making a possible guess as to the reason, can't actually answer my question with anything concrete, just conjecture.
It's like a discussion board.

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In 9 different countries Tamashii Nations are still distributed by Bandai branches (H.K., Taiwan, Guangzhou, and South Asia branches) but in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, France, and Spain, it's 3rd party companies.
Well, the Power Rangers license covers all of the universe, sans Asian territories.

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Why is it any less of a mess for Bluefin or any of the other 3rd party companies to sort out licensing and legality than Bandai within those regions? It's likely cost/profit related but it's more a rhetorical question anyway. Maybe that guys that works for Bluefin on the board can shed some light on the subject.
That's a good point. Konami, back when they had their Ultra Games sub-brand in the NES era, would typically put out their less-than-stellar titles on Ultra so any flubs wouldn't come back to hurt their name. If Bluefin sales look bad, then maybe the hope is retailers won't associate it with Bandai sales?
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Old June 27th, 2014, 04:52 AM   #16
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They've updated the site with two more preview images. Takes the guesswork out of the July and August items.

http://i.imgur.com/12MlQ4h.jpg
Chogokin ToQ-Oh(?)
Die-cast version of the ToQ-Oh that was shown last week.
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It's about time this thread had a bump for some proper usage rather than just using the Legacy thread

The Super Sentai Artisan Shinken-Oh is now out and KyoryugerJP has made a full video review of it, including a comparison to the original release.
It's pretty gorgeous, although the new diecast parts do create some mismatches against the paint in some areas. Other changes include the new blue sword, the swords being complete on both sides (not hollow), the sword now has a separate hip holster and the thighs have been lengthened. It also comes with the new totem parts, of course. All in all, it seems pretty damn nice.

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It is just perfect in term of appearence, sound (identical to the series) or... boxart (identical to the original one) !

Enjoy K2eizo's review.

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Old March 9th, 2016, 07:32 AM   #19
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I really dig but the box art, but the sounds leave something to be desired. I was hoping that turning it on would do the sound when they first place their medals in the buckler, which is more like four beeps instead of 3 "crashes", and that holding the button would go into the Zyuranger theme like how the morpher does the MMRP theme...
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So what was the point of them releasing the Legacy Power Morpher in Japan if they were not going to fix the biggest design flaw it had? Urg....
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