Rider Ouja is why I watched Ryuki. This is the serial killer, the man who loves to fight. He is the snaked themed warrior. He took out more Riders than any other on the show…and he is a great figure for one’s collection!
Now I will admit, this will be a biased review. Why? Ouja is simply hands down one of my favorite Kamen Riders. Top 5 easy, top 3 possibly. When I saw him finally available I had to have him. Now is he perfect? Alas no, but still great to have.
First to get this off my chest…the purple is too light. He is more lilac than the dark purple he had on the show. Now the silver and gold are perfect and having the matte black for the rest cinches him color wise…but man I wish I could just take him down a shade.
Being a Figuarts he of course handles many poses. The Ryuki like sports the die cast feet with those awesome bendy toes. Now his uniform hinders his shoulders slightly because of the snake crest. This is half and half for me because I LOVE that part of his uniform…but he can’t rotate his arms pinwheel style because of that. I accept it with no loss.
Now for the accessories…this is interesting…
So far of the Ryuki main stream line, he has the least accessories. We have the Venovisor (snake staff), Swordvent, Advent cards (not shown) and a ton of hands…well a ton of right hands and a pretty damn good amount of left. Two styles of gripping, 3 styles of open hands, two ways to hold cards, only one fist though, go figure lol. *NOTE found second fist…was hiding*
And removable advent deck. Alas no stand, which would have helped. Plus he was also the first to not come with a contract beast, Venosnaker. I have a feeling THAT will be a we exclusive though, but should come with the stand. Ouja was the third Ryuki release, and since Ryuki and Knight had both contract beasts, this was a disappointment.
I will say, the different open hands still give him a lot of personality.
Also, as do all figures with this design…his ports fall off…
Normally I don’t montage, but man I do enjoy this guy…Shockwave had to pull Venosnaker’s duty tonight.
Have I ever mentioned this axe? Anyways…I highly recommend this figure. Not just to have a dark Rider in one’s collection, but as a good figure in general. While limited in the extras, what he does have will more than keep you happy. PLUS it does keep his cost down to be frank.