From June 28th to July 8th, 2018, successive heavy downpours in southwestern Japan resulted in widespread, devastating floods and mudflows. And Uwajima City was among the cities suffered. 11 people died in the town, 187 households evacuated from their houses in Uwajima City only, and the investigation team of Ehime University confirmed at least 3410 landslides locations (over 50 m/164 feet long and width) in the related areas.
We can feel pains in our chest to learn the beautiful area destroyed and people there still forced to live without drinking water due to the damage of the water purification plant caused by the floods. Not just about the water supply, the agricultural damage caused by the floods and landslides in this small area estimated $2.2 billion which is a direct impact to the local farmers and the economy in the area.
Our company director & the radio personality, Masaki Seike aka Mr.S was born and raised in Uwajima city and we too feel connected to the town. And we all think that we need to do something to contribute to their recovery effort through what we do, our hero toys and Toku Music.
We are launching our donation program on this individual page we created from today August 5th until the end of September. After deducting the necessary fees for shipping & international transaction, all the sales of these items will go to the Uwajima City by the End of October 2018.
Not only at our online store, but we are bringing this donation program to Power Morphicon 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center, CA, from Friday Aug.17th to Sunday Aug.19th. Our booth # is 514 and we will be seeing you there.
Once we gathered the funds in October, we will contact the City and the Mayor of Uwajima City, to have a brief presentation at the Uwajima City Hall. If we are allowed, and everything worked out, we will be live-streaming the ceremony at the hall for our heroes from all around the world who participated in our recovery efforts.
Also, you can support the locals by sending us your Toku Music Requests and your kind messages to them. From Monday, 3 PM JST, August 6th, our live radio program will be back to the regular schedule and you can send us the music request & message for Uwajima City from the links below:
We seek your support and help for this challenging time the Uwajima locals have to face now and in future.
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
Thanks to everyone participated to our donation program, “Recovery Effort for Uwajima City”, from August 5th to October 30th, we have gathered ¥60,000 JPY (approx. $400USD at Power Morphicon 2018 and the rest from our donation page at our online store.) With your generous support and love, we personally handed the fund to the Mayor of Uwajima City on Nov. 6th at his office.
Uwajima City is the place I was born and raised, and we have CSTOYS’ country office where we shoot videos, work and relax in the beautiful atmosphere. And our country office was also damaged by the flood & heavy rains occurred on July 7th, 2018, and it is still on its way to recover now, just like the city itself.
This exclusive video will be premiered at 13:45 JST today on Saturday, Nov. 10th prior to our weekly live streaming show from 14:00 JST. Come and join the chat to talk about our latest toys and what Tokusatsu Community is capable of ;D
★To watch how CNN reported this, please visit the following link:
★To learn about what happened in Uwajima, visit here: