Friday, May 15, 2020

Hasbro Reveals: Dino Fury, Power Morpher, Putties, Alpha & Zordon, Psycho Green and MLP

Hasbro dropped bombs today. 

Power Rangers Dino Fury
Logo and premise in link here at IGN.
I like the logo but it doesn't really fit with the Power Rangers logo above. Also, I am not crazy about the name 'Fury' being used again, but what can we do? I didn't like "Thunder" used in Dino Thunder either but oh well. I guess "Dino Knights" would've been too obvious.

Also to be released is Putties 2-pack (which one has a sword arm and another a boulder hand.) And Hasbro Pulse exclusive Psycho Green (from the comics).

Alpha 5 and Zordon Lightning Collection 2-pack is a Walmart exclusive. I do like the Alpha but not Zordon.

Also the Lightning Power Morpher
I wondered how Hasbro would do the power Morpher since Bandai America already did one. Each coin activates different color lights.

Lots of people have said it looks ugly. I don't think so. I showed my niece and she liked it. It is Morphin Pink Pony with the My Little Pony/Power Rangers crossover collection

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Lavender Ranger's eerie guess to Kirame Silver

There is no clean image yet, just pictures of magazines but here is the sixth Kiramager--Kirame Silver.
Here is my guestimate from January, I thought he would be more silver but I did correctly guessed the weapon would have orange, blue and black. 

Kirame Silver is a young man named Crystallia Takamichi who travels the world hunting for treasure and recording his adventures in a special journal. Using the Shiny KirameChanger, Takamichi can monitor locations where treasure is found. Kirame Silvers’ weapon is the Shiny Breaker, which has multiple weapon configurations and can defeat foes using a Shining Beam attack. The Kiramagers’ will also face a new enemy know as the MonStone, a sentient KirameStone that can merge with humans to cause tremendous destruction.

Mystic Knights Battle Thunder confirmed

I have mentioned Mystic Knights season two here before. Mostly rumors. One webpage mentioned a new character by the name of Liam, Knight of the Swamp. But actually, it was Lightning. Power Rangers Media Info bought media release info from Bandai America back from 1999. Bandai was planning a second season of toys but because of poor toy sales and other circumstances, Saban decided to cancel Mystic Knights. The funds went to Power Rangers. At PMC 3, I asked Scott Page-Pagter and some other producers if a second season was planned and they said no. Maybe they werre not in the know.
I couldn't get a confirmation from a fellow fan but rumors were that the actor who played Angus wanted to leave, hence to the use of Liam. Also Garrett who inherit Angus’ powers somehow. Thanks to PR Media Info.

Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Boxed in - Episode Review

"Boxed in"
This was a special extra episode, I believe this was supposed to be Olympics-themed but because the Olympics were canceled and they don't call it by name, it is confusing.

Episode Summary:
Zoey's mom talks about the Pan Global games on the news and the Rangers talk about it. Commander needs three of them to check on the towers. Ravi and Steel really want to go. Devon is for all of them going. Ravi wants to draw names out of a hat. Nate and Steel are for it except for Devon. Ravi and Steel celebrate. Roxy watches the news and turns it off. Blaze says with the Rangers distracted, they can do their plan. At a tower, Devon, Zoey, and Nate ave one down and more to go. A new Robotron confronts them. Ravi and Steel are disappointed when called. The Rangers morph.

The Rangers fight the monster out-strengths them with a giant weight on top of them. Ravi and Steel arrive, Ravi wrestles the monster and then blasts him away. Steel tries taking it off but fails. Ravi uses his Gorilla strength to pull it off. They de-moprjh.  Ravi is upset at losing one event. He asks Devon how hard he tried without him. Cruise arrives. Devon says he doesn't care much about the tower and leaves on Cruise. Commander tells Devon of a danger. The others have trouble with traffic. Blaze and Roxy arrive at a stadium and Blaze inserts a key and it glows purple. Racer Zord is deployed. 

A Gigadrone arrives and Racer Zord fights it. The stadium sucks them in and they find themselves in a giant boxing ring. Someone announces. Alphadrone gets a fancy entrance. Alphadrone fights Racer Zord. The other Rangers arrive and see what's happening on the wall. Ravi tries going in the building to no avail. Nate and Steel run off to get the Striker Megazord. Striker Megazord attacks the building but it is no good. The new Gigadrone brings in a giant dumbbell for Racer Zord. Racer Zord knocks him down and Alphadrone comes back in and kicks Racer Zord repeatedly. Racerzord gets beat up. Another Gigadrone arrives in the city. 

Racerzord moves out of the way and Alphadrone kicks the Gigadrone. The Rangers try getting sucked in the building but they get spit out. They fight Tronics. Blue and Yellow go to Beast X Mode. Nate thinks of using Beast X King Megazord with the Ultrazord. Deltadrone arrives and tag teams with Alphadrone. They both fight Racerzord. Racerzord gets beat up./ Nate made the adjustments and they run off. The other zords arrive. They make Beast X King Ultrazord combine. They try diggin the building and knock out another Gigadrone. They figure out the commentator and building was a Gigadrone named Boixadrone. The Zords destroy Gamerdrone and Alphadrone. Boxadrone is the only one left. The Ranger fight. Ultrazord destroys Gigadrone. Back at the base, Ravi realizes the games are over. He apologizes for being selfish. Steel apologizes too. The five do the job together and later attend the karate final.

WIth its over use of footage and tacked on "lesson," this is the equivalent of a Ninja Steel episode. 

Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Secret Struggle - Episode Review

Nate shows Ben and Betty the Beast-X King Spin Saber and Betty grabs it and it becomes a helicopter that take her and Ben for a ride. They then crash into barrels. Steel arrives and asks for help for his zord. He rebuffs Zoey. Zoey comes in with concerns on zords and Nate offers to do it tonight. Steel voices his confusion to Zoey and refuses he 'like likes' Zoey. Steel soon becomes a Zoey-Nate shipper when Zoey reveals they do like each other after he finds a dating magazine. Zoey tells him to not say anything about the rule between dating. Robo Roxy looks for Evox and gives him Morph-X so he can become the mayor.

Zoey spots them together and the mayor lies that Roxy is trying to kidnap him. She takes out guns and the two girls fight. Zoey morphs and uses Beast-X Mode. Roxy does Jackrabbit Spin strike and Roxy sparks. Roxy says she will pay and teleports away. She tells the Mayor he is safe. He thanks her. Back at GB, Nate injects a tracker into the Mayor. He is kinda mad. He asks if it is necessary. They say they can track him. Steel volunteers Zoey and Nate to be bodyguards for the mayor. The mayor leaves to not so discreetly make a phone call to Scrozzle.

He needs more Morph-X. Roxy and Blaze come up with a plan. Nate and Zoey back when Ben and Betty come in with Clothing Capsules. They throw the Clothing Capsules at them and they are dressed up for prom. Nate says they are supposed to blend in and not stand out. Ben throws one on Steel and he dons a pink dress which he likes. He offers Zoey and Nate chocolates and roses and Nate realizes what he is doing. Nate and Zoey leave.

At the Mayor's meeting at the park, Nate gives Zoey ramen. Steel is behind them and drops Nate's ramen. Zoey and Nate are force to share the noodles. They have a Lady and the Tramp moment and almost kiss. The hot ramen fall on Zoey and breaks the moment. Evox takes the opportunity and sneaks off. Nate calls the commander to say they lost the mayor. Roxy and Blaze arrive. Nate and Zoey arrive. Roxy and Blaze teleport away. They go back to the base. Commander shows them the footage of the almost kiss. Nate and Zoey confess. Commander tells them dating is a violation. Steel reveals he dropped the ramen. "What use is a rule if it makes people unhappy?" The Mayor leaves. Ravi is to replace Nate and Zoey is commanded to leave. 

Zoey and Ravi check out the area while Evox/Mayor talk on the phone with Blaze and Roxy. The trio walk around. Blaze and Roxy arrive. Roxy grabs a tiara from a little girl and makes it into Tiaratron. Tiaratron gors to attack the mayor. Zoey fights her. Zoey and Ravi morph. Ravi fights the monster while Zoey protects the mayor. A Gigadrone arrives and Racerzord rides the Lion. Ravi overheats and Gold and Silver fight Tiaratron. The new Gigadron throws out Tiara drones that attacks Racerozrd. Ravi cools himself down. Ravi rejoins the fight. Blaze and Blaze become their robo forms and confront Zoey. Zoey calls the Spin Saber and fights the two robots. 

Blue activates Beast-X Mode and uses  a huge gorilla fist and slams Tiaratron. She is destroyed. Zoey de-morphs. Roxy blasts but Nate takes the blast and de-morphs. Zoey grabs the spin saber and destroys the two robots. Nate and Zoey hug.. Mayor tells them well done and thanks them. Gigadrone goes after Racerzord. Racerzord destroys it--Devon uses his blaster. Back at the base, Commander sees the two hug. The gang arrive and the Commander gets rid of the rules, saying the closer they are, the more successful they are. Mayor continues coughing and runs out. Devon runs out concerned about him. The whole gang go out of the building and find out the Mayor is Evox. Evox plainly say that the Mayor is dead and leaves, but Devon states that they are share a body.

My dad watched today and he brought up why they told Commander they lost the mayor if they can track him. As for the ending, I like Evox turns around the Star Wars quote and says "I am not your father." Devon completely missing the point is hilarious but not on purpose. So now we have a whole summer hiatus (or until international spoilers) to wait to see what happens.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Beast King Rampage - Episode Review

Pictures from Pictures from @powerrangersfun
Evox brainwashed Nate to create malware and Scrozzle put it in a dart for Blaze and Roxy to put in a new weapon. General Burke has a new weapon. He is about to show a video, but it was Betty and Ben in an embarrassing karate video. Burke reveals they made a new zord Beast-X King which makes the commander and the rangers upset. They plan to make a bunch of them to guard the Morph-X around the planet. The mayor brings in Megan, who the Rangers have bad blood with. Megan created the Beast-X King Zord and the majestic zord comes out of mountains. Megan apologizes to the Rangers because of her past actions. 

Blaze and Roxy are next to it and throw the dart that makes it go wild. Beast-X King shoots fire. Nate asks if the zord has a firewall against viruses. Nate says it is Evox. Commander tells Devon to go in his zord. The mayor smirks. Cheetah is deployed against the lion and they tackle. Cheetah goes to battle mode and climbs on top while the lion runs off. Devon and the zord is dropped down. Nate tries to take care of the virus. He shows footage from earlier, the dart. His guess is the dart with from Evox. He blames Megan from not installing a firewall.

Megan offers help but Nate doesn't want it. Megan gives Zoey the morpher and controller. Megan wants tot alk to Zoey. Steel and Ravi go in a van with a satelite dish. Megan tells Zoey that Nate's plan will backfire and apologizes. She wants her to believe she has changed. She wanted a second chance after showing them she wants to help. Zoey leaves regardless. Ravi and Steel arrive with the satellite and laptop. Nate sends the reprogramming signal. Devon tries to give them a clear shot by jumping on the new zord. The zord tries knocking them off.

Nate sends the data and the lion flips Cheetah off. Beast-X King changes modes to a battle mode. The two robots fight. Nate sees he gave it a battle mode. Zoey calls the duo back. Devon fights the zord within his zord. Zoey brings up Megan to Nate. She convinces him to get her to help. He runs to her and tells her what happened. She says something has to shoot into the zord. He shows her the Ultra Bow, which has Gorilla and Rabbit DNA. She suggests adding Lion DNA so it is compatible. They initiate the lion dna and it changes with a lion head. Beast-X King Ultra Bow is now the name. Nate congratulates and thanks Megan. The Rangers leave to the site. 

Blaze and Roxy arrive and fight the Rangers. Nate asks for a clear shot. Cheetah punches the lion and Nate shoots the power bolt. Beast-X King turns into a lion and is tamed. The Rangers celebrate. Evox/Mayor is upset and leaves. Cheetah gets on the lion and goes back to base. The Rangers fight the Tronics and Roxy. Blaze leaves to fight Devon. The Rangers morph. Blaze arrives in his rebuilt zord. It blasts at the Racer zord on top of Beast-X King. Beast-X King becomes a motorcycle. Nate destroys Robo-Roxy with his bow. Blaze's zord falls down. Cruise tells Devon they are out of Morph-X. He enters the Beast-X King Zord. He changes it to battle mode. Blaze brings his zord up. The two fight. Beast-X King destroys the zord/Gigadrone. Blaze is destroyed too, seemingly. In the base, Ravi has Evox's dart and says they will destroy it. Megan gives Devon the key and morpher. The General apologies for not informing them. Nate and Megan hug. Megan thanks them. Ben and Betty come in with the camera fixed. Ben grabs the evox dart and throws it at Steel and it goes wild. He detaches his legs. His legs go wild. Ben and Betty take Steel on a cart to get the legs. Everyone laughs. 

If more episodes were like the first act of this episode, bringing in together the plot threads and characters back from other episodes and not just being standalone. The first act ties in Nate being brainwashed last episode, the Mayor being taken over by Evox which has been in all season 2, and Megan from a past episode. It creates conflict between the Rangers. The look on their faces when they find out a zord was created without them was priceless. This episode tries to redeem Megan and the Rangers are understandably hesitant to trust her. This is a good episode with layers that are rarely done in recent Power Ranger seasons. Evox is still affably evil, just for the evulz. It would be better if he had a drive with more depth than just being 'an evil virus.' Venjix of RPM at least had a creator in the mentor. I am not saying Nate should've created Evox but at least having some sort of connection to Evox. 

The majority of the story is from Go-Busters but the Beast-X King Ultra Bow is new. But it was clever to add it to the plot as the Go-Busters threw a cure dart on the zord. So it is unknown if the bow idea came from the story or it was just a coincidence. Anyway one of the better "Introduce new toys" episodes.