Hello and welcome to another Diggin' Through The TAYbox, episode 6: It slices, it dices, and if you order now, it'll do some other... stuff. Also known as part 2 of my showcase on accessories I will be using for my cosplay come May if I have it done by then.
Anyway, today's article is on the Kamen Rider Decade DX Ride Booker (Korean Version). I ended up getting the Korean version because someone on ebay was selling one new for a decent price and from what I've read the only difference between the Korean and Japanese versions are the cards,(and packaging text) they play the same sounds and everything. Anyways lets get to it:
and here is the Ride Booker itself, front and back:
That peg on the back is to attach it to the holder which itself attaches to the belt of the DecaDriver. The Ride Booker is where Decade keeps all his Cards, but it is also his weapon. Much like some of the other riders, It is both a gun and a sword, and can switch between them as needed. By pressing a button on the handle area, you can set the handle for gun or sword mode, Gun mode looks like this:
There is a trigger on the handle that when pressed can provide sounds for gun and sword mode when the power is turned on. Much like the DecaDriver itself, it is also powered by 2 AAA batteries. Being that this is a kids toy, and safety is important, the sword mode lacks the same visual as the gun form, as the blade when extended looks nothing more than a dagger than a sword like it is supposed to be:
For referrence, here is the same pic but with 2 ps2 boxes laid underneath so you can see the general size of the sword mode and what I mean by it being tiny:
Now lets get the book form, when you press down the button on top you can open the Ride Booker up and store cards. The right side holds many cards, I don't know the exact count but I believe it is somewhere around 20. There is a switch you can slide out which extends a tab to keep the cards from falling out while stored.
On the left side, you can open the door and store a few cards as well. From what I've read from others 3 is about the maximum on that side. Reason for that is you can activate sounds on that side. When you have cards inserted and the door closed, there is a button on the top that when you remove a card from it. it makes a revving sound, much like in the show when Decade pulls out a card.
Lastly here is the Slash card that comes with it. This is on a regular card stock, and compared to the Superbest DecaDriver's plastic cards, this doesn't feel quite as nice. But still cool to have. you can also see how the text is different on the cards.
And that'll wrap up this edition of Diggin' Through the TAYbox, unless I decide to open one of the statues that I currently have nowhere to put, the next TAYbox, most likely wont be until March when BlazBlue comes out and I can discuss the Rachel Alucard Nendroid that comes with the game. ( I won't be doing one on the Figuarts Sailor Mars whenever I get that, as I asked Empress if she'd like to take a swing at it, which she did.) :D I have a few ideas for some new articles that I will attempt to work on and hopefully have out sometime within the next few weeks if time permits. If you want to check out the previous reviews, check em out here.
Until then continue to Journey through the Decade.