- The Alter Ring
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.
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- Collection Page: The 20 Heisei DX Henshin Belt Series
Contributor: Collector Shuki