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Kamen Rider Build has proven itself to lớn be a particularly popular series, especially since Bandai Tamashii Nations are still steadily releasing S.H. Figuartsover two years after its completion. After the release of the extremely popular Kamen Rider Evol (Phase 1,2,3 Set) in 2019 a retool of the evil alien Evolto’s ultimate size seemed inevitable, & sure enough in 2020 S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Evol black Hole form (Phase 4) arrived as a Tamashii website exclusive. After upgrading his standard Cobra size with the power of the Evol Trigger, Evolto becomes complete once more an no longer requires a human host. True to lớn its name, Evol now commands the nguồn of miniature đen holes - able to create & manipulate khổng lồ leave not a single trace of his destruction.

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S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Evol đen Hole form (Phase 4) comes in a windowless Tamashii web exclusive box, with a design identical to that of the other Kamen Rider Build figures. Rather than focus on the additional white this khung brings lớn Evol’s suit, the background of the box is instead a nice phối of black & red that really brings the image of the figure to lớn the forefront. In the top corner there’s also a little molecule tree for Cobra, Evol’s primary theme/Bottle. One spine of the box features an additional image of the figure whilst the other simply has text. It’s the back of the box where you’ll find the usual array of stock images showing off the figure and it’s (admittedly very few) accessories, và then inside you’ll find Evol comfortably relaxing on a moulded plastic tray.
Evol’s đen Hole khung is a retool of his Phase 1 Cobra Form, sporting a remoulded head và upper body armour along with a number of longer skirt/coattail pieces made of softer plastic. These newer parts can be immediately identified by their black và white colour scheme, although the skirt parts bởi also have a red gradient on them as well. The rest of the body toàn thân is a straight reuse of Phase 1, so shares that same vibrant metallic red, blue and gold colouring. Around the time of its debut on the show there were some comments about how the new parts didn’t really mesh well with the colours of the Phase 1 suit, but personally I think it works really well. It’s the same base Evol suit under there supplemented with new armour parts. Yes the colours clash & its pretty gaudy overall, but that fits Evol’s personality to lớn a tee. The upper toàn thân armour shares a similar design khổng lồ the Phase 1 size but overall the thiết kế has been a lot more simplified, và the stark differences between the black & white parts really show that off. The same goes for the head sculpt, which furthers that demonic cobra silhouette with newly coloured compound eyes - trắng with a sinister red line running right through the middle. It’s rare lớn see a Kamen Rider with eyes of more than one colour, immediately making Evol đen Hole stand out as a particularly sinister villain Rider. It’s an incredibly elaborate upper toàn thân design with multiple areas of raised detailing, capped off with huge shoulder pads with huge spikes jutting out of them. The back of the body toàn thân is similarly impressive with its raised spinal column running down the middle. While the overall kiến thiết remains relatively similar lớn the Phase 1 form, it’s amazing how much a change of colours can change how you perceive it thematically. With the metallic red, blue & gold Phase 1 immediately gives off a steampunk aesthetic, but the clashing black & white of đen Hole feels far more space/sci-fi orientated by comparison. Devoid of colour like a black hole, và colours devoid of any warmth lượt thích Evol himself.
Moving down the body to the brand new skirt section, this is a five-piece construction consisting of two longer tails are either side of the hips, a further two smaller ones on top of them & then finally a central piece at the back layered between them. While these are all made of a softer plastic, they aren’t especially malleable and certainly don’t do the articulation any favours. Whereas Tamashii Nations seem to lớn have fully embraced soft goods (whether they be wired or not) on the Shinkocchou Seihou range, the standard S.H. Figuarts line is still dealing with soft plastic. It’s great for static poses, but hardly ideal for Figuarts’ “pursuing character expression tagline”.

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Around the figure’s waist is of course the Evol Driver, which has been previously seen on both the Evol Phase 1-3 set và Kamen Rider Mad Rogue. Of course, the Evol Driver itself is just a reworking of the standard Build Driver, which has been seen plenty of times in the line as well. The Driver is extremely well detailed (the tiny Build hình ảnh on the crank was something I didn’t even notice until I looked at my close up pictures), featuring both a turning crank & removable Cobra and Rider System Evol Bottles. The bottles are a little difficult to unpeg at first since there isn’t a whole lot of clearance above them, but once they’re out they’re very easy khổng lồ peg back in. The new addition lớn the belt here is the Evol Trigger, a parallel lớn Build’s Hazard Trigger that allows Evol khổng lồ upgrade khổng lồ this form. Unlike the bottles though the Evol Trigger is not removable from the belt, and as such probably quite a fragile piece. Gluing it into the belt is perfectly understandable if that’s the case, but then a loose version could have easily been included as well. It’s not lượt thích this mix has any more important accessories that it needed to lớn come with instead after all.
Evol might be a complicated looking figure but there"s still plenty of articulation going on under all that elaborate sculpting. Sharing the same base body toàn thân as the previous Evol figure (which in turn also reworks parts of Kamen Rider Build), Evol đen Hole sports the following;