Note: This is a special Web-Tamashii Limited release and as such, I made this review especially long by taking W the amount of photos for a SHF review :)
Kamen Rider Accel Trial, the speed demon form of Kamen Rider Accel, fights not with power but with speed. The idea: If one kick isn’t enough, then kick 100 more times at lightning speed until your opponent is destroyed. There are two things I love in this world- Speed and sword. Accel has both so he is made of win! It helps that Accel is more aesthetically pleasing in Trial form as well ^^;.
Side view… Kamen Rider AccelTrial? Not Accel Trial?
Please do not get Accel Trial and Faiz Accel confused… though in this case, they are awfully similar. Once the Trial Maximum Drive is activated, Accel Trial only has 10 seconds to attack just like Faiz Accel… but I’ll give the cool factor to Faiz more ^^;.
The hands included are the same as the regular Accel. Other bits include the regular version of the Accel Driver, Trial Memory, and the Engine Blade.
A closer look at the hands and bits included.
Being the case that Accel Trial’s motif is modeled after a dirt bike/motocross racer, you can see the influences in his helmet, body and wheels on this body.
Accel is a TRUE Kamen RIDER… if you get my drift… heh.
Coolsome metallic blue paint job throughout his entire body! The body is entirely the same as the normal Accel minus some armor and bits here and there. The simplified armor allows Accel to move more freely and there is no obstruction to hinder articulation. Accel Trial’s head can look sideways whereas Accel’s head cannot… but neither can look down -_-;.
Comparison with Accel.
You know you’re in trouble when Accel gives you the thumbs down…
From the way it is shaped, there’s no way this could be a “thumbs up”… Terui is no Godai Yuusuke…
“GET OUTTA HEA!”
“Check out this bitchin’ GN Drive on my back!”
Accel’s ultimate weapon that has been entrusted to him by Veda… the power to disable the powers of all unworthy Kamen Riders!
Oh wait… wrong system…
Unlike Accel who fights with his Engine Blade the whole time, Trial use punches and kicks!
TRIAL KICK! YOU ARE GUILTY!
Trial is also very good at running…
I wonder if Trial can outrun Sonic the Hedgehog…
Trial can kick like a champ!
Changed the light setup so you can see the eyes better.
It would be even cooler if the eyes could light up but this looks pretty cool too ^^.
Trial’s speed is very inconsistent. When the plot calls for it, he can dodge anything from bullets to the weather… or he won’t even be able to dodge a punch >_>.
TRIAL! MAXIMUM DRIVE!
IMMA GO CHUNG LI ON YO ASS!
TRIAL! MAXIMUM DRIVE!
What’s an Accel review without some swordplay?
Would’ve been nice if the sword can also turn blue as well…
Since the head can turn more freely, poses naturally look better than regular Accel’s.
ENGINE! MAXIMUM DRIVE!
Gotta exploit the fact that I have two Engine Blades sitting around…
Now that I think about it… Accel Trial would fit right in with Master Chief in Halo…
Can’t complete this review without photos of the two together!
RIDER TWIN MAXIMUM
Forgot to recreate this scene in Accel’s review so I’ll put it here…
“Now I will shake free from my cursed past!”
“RIDER TWIN MAXIMUM!”
While overall the same exact figure as Accel, this SHF has many improvements over its regular form. The most prominent change I guess we can all agreed on is improved aesthetics ^^;. Aside from that, the new armor design also removed some obstructions as well, particularly for the head. The paint job is superb and the Rider is well-replicated. I don’t think it is a matter of whether you should get it or not, but it is more of a case if you can find it for a reasonably inflated price. As of now, you won’t be able to find this SHF anywhere beside ebay for a cool sum of money ^^;.
In honor of Terui Ryu… DO NOT ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS =.=