Kamen Rider Black Sun Henshin belt hinges, cost 300 USD
Where there is a tokusatsu show, premium merchandising will follow. A new Black Sun Kamen Rider Henshin Belt is on pre-order in Japan, and is the first “fully automated“Henshin belt in the line. Part of the “Complete Selection Modification” (CSM) series, the Black Sun Kamen Rider Henshin Belt was exhibited at the ongoing Narikiri World 2022 exhibition in Tokyo.
Narikiri World is an event held by Bandai to showcase the various roleplaying, cosplay, and tokusatsu replica merchandise it has produced over the years. Some of the items on display include driver’s seat belts from Kamen Rider Fthe Gao Brace of GaoGaiGar, and beta capsule replicas of ShinUltraman.
Check out a preview clip for the Black Sun Kamen Rider Henshin Belt (officially named the “Century Sun King Driver”).
The belt itself is Henshin’s first fully automated belt in the CSM range. At rest, the belt has four deployed metallic “petals”. As shown by actor Hidetoshi Nishijima, the transformation sequence is triggered when the wearer passes their hand over a sensor. This causes the support machinery to turn on and the petals to retract in a circle surrounding the central light of the belt. The machinery also folds up to make the belt more compact, with a swinging pressure gauge needle and more lights on. The sequence is also supported by precise sound effects.
here is the Black Sun Kamen Rider Henshin Belt seen on the show itself and recorded by Twitter user Power Rider Tycoon. Nishijima, who plays protagonist Kotaro Minami, directs the classic Kamen Rider Black Henshin movement.
Kamen Rider Black Sun Henshin pic.twitter.com/e56z7QW9el
—Power Rider Tycoon (@Felipe16584173) October 27, 2022
CSM Century Sun King Driver is available for pre-order from Bandai High-end Bandai Online Store. It will cost you 44,000 yen (about US$300). Black Sun Kamen Rider is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in Japan. International release plans have yet to be detailed, although Discotek Media licensed original 1987 Kamen Rider Black series for Blu-ray.