Ressha Sentai ToQger has received a special award this Railroad Day in honor of the show’s effort in teaching kids about Japan’s expansive railway system. Railroad Day is held annually on October 15th to celebrate the connection between Shinbashi Station and Yokohama Station in 1872.
The document released reads:
“Ressha Sentai ToQger, is one of the Super Sentai series that has aired on TV Asahi for nearly 40 years. This Sentai has been produced using a train motif! The award presented is aimed to familiarize and promote the railroad system to a wide ranger of people. We believe that the show is an excellent source of encouragement in the upbringing of future railroad fans.
In the program (referring to the ‘Everyone’s Train Corner’ segment) we see the show’s collaboration with railway operations throughout Japan, introducing the 41 railroad companies and the 66 types of important trains all across Japan (as of September, 2014). The show also held a promotional stamp-rally campaign this past summer. This campaign created an atmosphere that all railroad operators can work together, beyond their business obligations. The promotion creates a positive energy that promoted both teamwork, and the railroad business as a whole.
Finally, the ToQger’s popular line ‘Please remain behind the white line while waiting’ has brought up an opportunity for parents and children to think, embrace, and discuss about the importance of railroad safety.
This award is to honor and recognize Ressha Sentai ToQger in its efforts and accomplishments in helping promote and teach future generations about the importance of the railway in Japan.”
We sincerely hope you enjoyed reading this and the ToQger toys as well :)
So it it no secret that Kamen Rider Agito, the 2nd Heisei Rider, does not have his "Alter Ring (known as DX Triple Flash Henshin Belt) " in the Complete Selection Modification line until now. Not fair :(
Knowing other Kamen Riders get their CSM releases, and we have not heard the good news for Agito at this point if we are correct.
So this week, let's talk about that!
[KR Agito Question] Agito is the 2nd Heisei Rider. If Bandai is to sell KR Agito's CSM Triple Flash (Henshin Belt) in future, what would it be #1 priory for you to have the set? We will share it at our next FM Live Show at https://t.co/woYK4Bwzqo #cstoys #tokuwave #Agito #CSM
— CSTOYS International (@cstoys) November 11, 2018
Kamen Rider Agito continued the Heisei Rider series as a spiritual successor to Kuuga. While initially having some small references to the 2000 series, the show eventually set those aside and continued to be its own independent story. Kamen Rider Agito transformed with the Alter Ring (known simply as the "Triple Flash DX Henshin Belt" in the toy line). Much like Kuuga's Arcle, it would appear when summoned from within by Shouichi and used to transform. The toy, much like the Arcle, was able to transform between Agito's Ground Form, Storm Form, and Flame Form. With an additional piece, sounds for the Burning and Shining Forms were also obtainable. Unfortunately due to the loud motor for the middle spinner, a lot of the sounds are difficult to hear.
Agito was also the first series in the Heisei Era to feature more than one Rider with the arrival of Kamen Rider Gills and Another Agito. Both Gills and Another Agito didn't use transformation belts, instead simply transforming from their human forms to their "Agito" forms after saying the iconic "Henshin!". However, both characters featured a belt like feature on their designs. Kamen Rider Gills sported the Meta Factor while Another Agito sported the Ank Point. The Meta Factor was released in toy form in a special Kamen Rider Gills roleplay set, though it featured only a few sounds and was a more simplified release. The Ank Point was unfortunately never released.
Join us next week for the belts of Kamen Rider Ryuki!
Contributor: Collector Shuki