Accel (do not confuse with Faiz Accel please) is the secondary Rider in W. With looks only a revenge-driven, bandage-wrapped, shade-sporting woman can love, Accel doesn’t necessarily come across as “friendly” ^^;. At some angle, the guy even looks evil and rather ugly… but badass nonetheless. Accel’s design certainly takes a bit of time to get used to but it is possible that it can grow on you. Especially when the person is
Kyosuke Nanbu Terui Ryu.
FURIKIRU ZE! The sad part about Accel is that since he is a secondary rider, he was bound to have his ass handed to him on a regular basis while W powers up to Xtreme levels.
What you get is a bunch of open hands/palms and a special “thumbs down” hand.
“HEN… =_= *constipated look*… SHIN!”
Hot red metallic paint job is HOT! Note the orange tint in the red as well (you can only see it when light shines on it otherwise it looks completely red). Unlike other SHF, Accel is COMPLETELY painted! Well… maybe except the hands and the thing on his back. It’s unfortunate that there is no “light up” mode for the eyes but at least you can still make out all the details inside. I like how the wheel on his back can spin even though it is completely pointless since he can’t transform into a bike xD. Accel is a true Kamen RIDER… what’s with his motif being an engine/bike (Gundam F91 heatsink/engine abs, gas cup, wheels, tachometer belt, handle bars, etc). Wished the accel driver has more details but I think it is sufficient for its size.
Terui Ryu is hardboiled…
I’m not sure if Accel shares the same body with SHF W or not because the two feels different… with Accel being the better of the two. Accel’s stance is very solid and he can pull off kick poses effortlessly!
Maybe it is just my figure but I find Accel’s joints to be VERY SMOOTH. Very easy to control yet still snug all the way, making poses very easy to setup and balance (especially the ankles). One major issue is that his head can’t really turn sideways due to his collar armor obstructing the chin unless you want him to look side-way… upwards.
I don’t remember Accel ever fighting without his Engine Blade before except in Trial mode…
Well it came with something that looks like a pointing hand so I don’t know what pose to use it with except the usual “Count up your sins!” ^^;.
From the way the hand is shaped, it is no doubt a thumb down hand xD
“Despair is your goal”
ACCEL! MAXIMUM DRIVE! *revving it up*
Can’t have a complete Accel without his Engine Blade! The sword is very well detailed! It can even open up for you to put in its engine memory that isn’t included >_>
Even if he is a secondary rider, it is recommended that you don’t piss off Terui…
Did I mentioned that Accel has AMAZING articulation?!
The only things missing are effect parts to replicate ELECTRIC, STEAM, and ENGINE (fire) for the sword.
His face/design is a bit unfortunate but this is still a great figure (if not one of the best so far). I can say with with certainty that this is one of the most solid SHF I have reviewed so far. The full paint job, the details, the articulation, stability… Aspect for aspect, I believe Accel is more superior than many other SHF (including Double). Despair is definitely not your goal with this figure!
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