SIC Vol. 11 Kikaider and Side Machine Part 2: Articulation

KIKAIDER 11

Head and neck bent extremely up and back. The neck has a ball joint into the torso and another into the head.

KIKAIDER 12

Head and neck extremely downward and forward.

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The double ball jointed neck can bend to the side as shown above.

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The gold collar piece can also freely rotate independently. The head can rotate freely all the way around.

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Some details of the red side of Kikaider’s upper body. Unlike the semi-statue release of Kikaider, the pectoral chest plate does not open.

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The arms can be raised all the way on the blue side. However, due to the red shoulder pad hindering free movement, the red arm can only go up so far, as pictured above.

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The elbows work on a single ball joint system. They can, unfortunately, bend so far. Any further, and it is easy for the ball joint to fall out of its socket. Luckily, the joint can be popped back into place just as easily.

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The arms are quite in articulate, and can only reach across the chest this far. It seems as though he isn’t anywhere near reaching his arms around his chest at all!

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Perhaps by chance, due to the sculpt of the translucent piece of the red arm connecting to the red lower bicep, the red arm has a bicep swivel. The blue arm does not.

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The torso flexed extremely backwards. The upper torso and abdomen are connected by a hinge joint. The waist and abdomen, I believe, are connected by a ball joint.

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Extreme forward torso/ab crunch.

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While I believe that the waist is attached by a ball joint, it only acts as a swivel and can only swivel this far on either side, before it is hindered by the shape of the belt.

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The legs can be spread about this far.

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Due to the shape of the upper thighs (both on ball joints at the hip), the legs will naturally turn when bent forward, giving him a relaxed, semi-cross legged pose.

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The knees are built on a double ball joint system.

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And they have an acceptable amount of bend. The knee is bent as far as it can above.

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Since the feet are on ball joints that are slightly raised for more articulation, the feet have amazing ankle tilt.

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Pictured above are the two hands that Kikaider can use on either arm. The two pieces on the back are the forearms removed from the figure to show the peg joint system.

Kikaider comes with two “holding things” hands and two slightly open, semi-rage hands that many SICs have.

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