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Spandex Power Armour Episode 32 – Ex-Aid Special!

Spandex Power Armour Episode 32 – Ex-Aid Special!

After another hiatus, the team returns to discuss Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: The series that had divided our opinions since it was first announced.
We try to wrap our heads around the bizarre plot, and discuss the menagerie of riders in this very special episode!

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Spandex Power Armour Episode 31 – Scientists, Spacemen & Non-Sequiturs!

Spandex Power Armour Episode 31 – Scientists, Spacemen & Non-Sequiturs!

Kamen Rider build has finally crept over to the western hemisphere, and Kyuranger is making more plot jumps than George R.R. Martin on methamphetamine. We discuss our first impressions with Build and speculate on how the plot will progress, and question just why Toei like to make female villains with secondary sexual characteristics which are questionable for Sunday morning family programming.

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Spandex Power Armour Episode 30 – What’s new in toku?

Spandex Power Armour Episode 30 – What’s new in toku?

After a brief hiatus due to issues in meatspace, the duo return to discuss news in the tokusatsu community! Due to the meatspace issue, they are also accursed by a horrible case of reverb!
We look at Lucky’s new form in Kyuranger, take on the torrent of Ex-Aid V-Cinema releases, plunder the first few minutes of the JJBA movie, and marvel over Garage Hero’s funding progress for Strega!

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Spandex Power Armour Episode 29 – The Men Behind the Monster Part 2

Spandex Power Armour Episode 29 – The Men Behind the Monster Part 2

The conclusion to our two-part special honouring the men behind 1954 Godzilla. This week, we discuss special effects legend Eiji Tsuburaya and composer Akira Ifukube and talk about our favourite works from each of the five men.

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Spandex Power Armour Episode 28 – The Men Behind the Monster Part 1

Spandex Power Armour Episode 28 – The Men Behind the Monster Part 1

The loss of Haruo Nakajima was a sobering event that reminded people around the world of the cultural impact of Godzilla. In this two-part special, we look at the big names behind the 1954 classic and explore their lives before and after working on this film.

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Spandex Power Armour Episode 27 – Absolutely Smashing!

Spandex Power Armour Episode 27 – Absolutely Smashing!

After the release of the trailer for Kamen Rider Build and the character bios, Kamen Ranger and Hypnopotamus Rex discuss what has been revealed and which of their predictions were horribly wrong. Along the way, they become enamoured with the name of the series’ villain faction: The Smash.
Additionally, they talk about the latest Kyuranger episode and the chance that the ominous “Orion” character just might be the bad guy.

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Spandex Power Armour Episode 26: Ultra Giga Heisei

Spandex Power Armour Episode 26: Ultra Giga Heisei

As Kamen Rider Build and the abdication of the emperor of Japan approach, we look back on what Toei did to make post-Decade Kamen Rider more successful (and profitable!). We discuss our favourite conventions most of the Neo-Heisei/Heisei Phase 2 shows stuck with, and point out the times they tried something that deviated from the norm (Looking at you, Gaim). It’s nothing but hype for the new era!

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Spandex Power Armour Episode 25: Much Ado About Build!

Spandex Power Armour Episode 25: Much Ado About Build!

Rejoice! One and all! Scans of Kamen Rider Build have been released and the duo speculate just why he resembles Double so much!
We also discuss the scans of the new secondary Rider and the two villain Riders! Exciting times are ahead, so drop us a comment with your opinion on this new Kamen Rider who is really Build-ing up hype!

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Spandex Power Armour Episode 24: Space (Suicide) Squad!

Spandex Power Armour Episode 24: Space (Suicide) Squad!

The duo pop a couple of tokusatsu ritalin and focus really hard on the recent Space Sheriff Gavan vs Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger movie! Have you ever dreamed of a science-fiction cop drama about an evil diaper company and a CEO who punctuates his sentences with punches? If you have answered yes to either of those: You are a terrible person, but this movie would be your cup of tea!

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Spandex Power Armour Episode 23: Newscrank 2: Crank Harder

Spandex Power Armour Episode 23: Newscrank 2: Crank Harder

The pair discuss a few choice cuts of this week’s news, and engage in tangent after toku tangent! Super Hero Time’s timeslot has changed! More developments in Kyuranger! We also talk about the latest images from the Kamen Rider W Manga!

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