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Review: Power Up Brace Chouzetsu Shobu Changer (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger)

Power Up Brace Chouzetsu Shobu Changer
July, 2015 – ¥4,200

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To transform into Akaninger Chouzetsu, Takaharu uses the Chouzetsu Shobu Changer, containing the spirit of Lion Haoh known as Shishioh. This big ole brace changer was released in July, 2015 for ¥4,200 or so, depending on where you picked it up from. The toy has some standard functionality on its own, but can also be used in conjunction with the Ninja Ichibanto for final attack sounds.

When attached to the brace, you can spin the Shuriken portion to hear a simple attack noise. Pressing the red button will start the transformation noise. Spin it once more to transform into Akaninger Chouzetsu. That completes functionality of the toy in this mode. Woohoo!

Popping off the Shuriken portion and attaching it to the Ichibanto will start a new attack mode, with a new standby chant starting. Spin the Shuriken to switch it up to the previous standby chant, then press the trigger to initiate the final attack. You can continue to make slashy noises by pressing the trigger, or spin the Shuriken again to skip right to the final attack chant. More fun!

That about does it. It’s not a particularly fun toy, even if it does look pretty nice on display, and to an extent, your wrist. The sounds are pretty cool, and I like the core concept of the toy, but at ¥4,200 base price, there just isn’t enough fun to be had like some previous brace changers such as the Morphin Brace from Go-Busters. Definitely grab it on a sale. It’s neat, but not worth the price.

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