Monday, September 22, 2014

(Spoilers) Rangers Super Megaforce become and do not

RANGERS THEY DID BECOME
 Mighty Morphin
The Rangers become them in "Samurai Surprise" and "Love Is In the Air."
Alien Rangers
Gia becomes Black in "A Lion's Alliance" and all of them in "The Grass is Always Greener or Bluer."
Zeo
Jake becomes Zeo Green in "Samurai Surprise" and all of them in "The Perfect Storm."
 Turbo
All of them in "Love is in the Air."


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sailor Moon Crystal - Act 6 Tuxedo Mask - Episode Review

Act 6 - Tuxedo Mask
Picking up from the last ep, Luna tells Sailor Moon the Moon Stick is important to defeating their enemies. In a flashback, Princess Serenity is being attacked by monsters and yells for the Crystal. Mamory wake up shirtless (but with no nipples) talking about it. Elsewhere, Usagi meets up with Ami and Mako. Usagi is waking up early because of bad dreams, of Prince Endiymon fighting monsters. She bumps into Mamoru, who offers to help her up. He tells her to be careful. Mako tells her that she is blushing. Ami recognizes the school he goes to. Mako likes that Usagi knows his name. Their attention is drawn to Tuxedo Mask asking for the crystal on TV, everyone talks about it.
 
 At the Dark Kingdom, Nephrite wants another chance but Zoisite offers to get energy and the crystal which Beryl wants. Nephrite aims for revenge on Mako. Meanwhile, Luna and the others talk at night at the Arcade. Luna suspects Tuxedo Mask to be an enemy. She tells them that the enemy has to be awaken. And that the crystal is dangerous, it can destroy a planet. The girls are scared of it. Luna says it is their fate. So they absorb the info that the Princess and Luna came from the Moon. Luna says they will understand once they are fully awaken. Usagi looks at the Sailor V game, suddenly she sees she has the Moon Stick and Sailor V speaks to her, telling her she can do it. Usagi is shocked but the game returned to normal.
 
The girls ask her whats wrong, she asks if Sailor V is a guardian too, Mako suspects she might be an ally, Rei wonders if she is a regular girl. Meanwhile, Zoisite disguised as a female reporter, hypnotizes the populace to go crazy looking for the Crystal. Usagi returns home finding her mom looking for the crystal frantically. Luna thinks it is Tuxedo Mask. Luna talks the girls inside her secret base inside the Arcade, which impresses the others. Luna says she is making research, she finds the source of the evil energy at the TV station. Usagi gets in an argument about Tuxedo Mask and runs out. Usagi thinks back to when TM saved her. Meanwhile, the female reporter talks about how foolish humans are and takes their energy. Luna and the three girls confront her.
 
He changes back to Zoisite who Luna recognizes. The girls transform. Meanwhile Usagi feels faint and Tuxedo catches her from fainting. He admits he was rash, she asks if he did it. He tells her to trust him. He says he really wants the crystal, he doesn't have special abilities. She gets up and picks up her bag. She says she is the leader of the team but she is powerless, she can't protect what she has to protect, that she has to be stronger. She sees the lightning from far off. The Senshi fight Zoisite with their attacks. Jupiter demands the energy back. Zoisite blasts all three down. The three Senshi are pinned down. Queen Beryl comes down from a portal. They say they are no match for Beryl. Luna wonders where Usagi is. Usagi says she must help but she can't change in front of Tuxedo Mask. He tells her to transform. She is shocked he knew. He tells her only she can save them. She says she is usless without Luna and has no special attacks. He hugs her.
 
TM says that her power is her smile, that helped the others come out of their shells to be Senshi. Usagi transforms into Sailor Moon. Beryl threatens her. Moon says she may be a crybaby but she wants to save her friends. Her wand glows. TM says to do it now. Usagi remembers Sailor V saying to do it. She blasts Zoisite with her Moon Healing attack. Beryl grabs Zoisite and retreats, saying she will pay for this. Moon floats around, spreading dust around the city curing the citizens. She faints in Tuxedo's arms, he thanks her and kisses her. His watch falls on her. She says she feels energized by his warmth and that it feels familiar. We see Sailor V and Artemis. Moon dreams of Prince. She wakes up in Mamoru's apartment and the watch is broken, it tells the phases of the moon. Mamoru greats her, she realizes he is Tuxedo Mask.
 
Review:
 This one was pretty good. I know I have been ragging on Crystal, but it finally got to the point it is different from the other incarnations. Sure, Beryl met them in the Manga and live-action version by this point but how everyone discovers each other's identities is much different and quicker. I don't know how I feel about Mamoru taking Usagi to his apartment and sleeping over. Sure, he is in High School now but still... I also don't know how I feel about Zoisite disguising as a female newreporter. Also it's funny they didn't draw nipples on him when in the live-action version the actor was shirtless a couple times. I mean, this series is not only for kids anymore. It being available on the website and DVDs, the series has to be for young adults. Next episode will be called Mamoru Chiba - Tuxedo Mask, so no Sailor V yet!

Friday, September 19, 2014

(Spoilers) Vrak is Back, The Wrath and Legendary Battle


UPDATED 9/20/14 10:30 PM EST
If you do not want spoilers, do not press "Read More." It is MAJOR spoilers about a main character. It is from the French airing of "Vrak is Back Part 1 and 2," "The Wrath" and "Legendary Battle"

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Poll Results: Previously Non-Power Rangers Sentai in Super Megaforce


Which Rangers would you to get the Action Hero figure treatment?
Solaris Knight
  25 (30%)
 
White Dino Ranger
  44 (54%)
 
Mercury Ranger
  25 (30%)
 
Silver Space
  39 (48%)
 
RPM Gold
  31 (38%)
 
RPM Silver
  35 (43%)
 
Lauren
  40 (49%)
 
White Rhino
  27 (33%)
 
Phantom Ranger
  44 (54%)
 
Ninjor
  42 (51%)
 

Which Sentai "Rangers" so far in Super Megaforce did you like?
Ryuuranger
  55 (54%)
 
Shishiranger
  44 (43%)
 
Tenmaranger
  43 (42%)
 
Kirinranger
  42 (41%)
 
Houhouranger
  41 (40%)
 
Pink Flash
  24 (23%)
 
Green Flash
  47 (46%)
 
Yellow Mask
  47 (46%)
 
 

Which existing Figuarts would you like in the USA?
Ryuuranger
  58 (74%)
 
Kibaranger
  40 (51%)
 
Would you like Dairanger, Flashman and Maskman merchandise in the US now that they were in PRSM?
Yes
  64 (71%)
 
No
  12 (13%)
 
Maybe
  14 (15%)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Another Ranger Key HUH??: TRU Legendary Morpher and Ranger Key Set


Couple months ago Razzle1337 found the Deluxe Legendary Morpher and Ranger Key Set in the Toys R Us server and it had a pic that it contained five MMPR keys, five Megaforce keys, five Samurai Keys and five Super Megaforce keys. But now Fury Diamond of RangerCrew Blog found this:
 
According to the press photo, the following keys are included.
  1.  Red Super Megaforce Ranger
  2. Red Ninja Storm Ranger
  3. Red Samurai Ranger (Jayden)
  4. Red Mighty Morphin Ranger
  5. Quantum Ranger
  6. Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger
  7. Yellow RPM Ranger
  8. Yellow Jungle Fury Ranger
  9. Green SPD Ranger
  10. Green Mystic Force Ranger
  11.  Green Lost Galaxy Ranger
  12. Blue Alien Ranger
  13. Blue Lightspeed Rescue Ranger
  14. Blue Wild Force Ranger
  15. Blue Operation Overdrive Ranger
  16. Silver Space Ranger
  17. Silver Super Megaforce Ranger
  18. Robo Knight
  19. Pink Turbo Ranger
  20. Pink Zeo Ranger
 
 
It looks like they are going one key per season (except for Red and Silver Super Megaforce) and staying by core colors such as Red, Green, Yellow, Blue and Pink or replacing Pink with Silver. Five keys (Yellow Dino, Quantum, Silver Space, Pink Turbo and Pink Zeo) pictured have never been released before, all appeared on display at the SDCC 2014 except for Yellow Dino (save for a poster), Quantum (save for poster), and Silver Space (he was in the treasure box of SDCC 2013). Robo Knight and Silver Ranger were only available with the Silver Spear and Silver Morpher respectively. The other 13 keys were available in multipacks. I would be like why I am wasting 70 or 80 dollars on 13 keys I'd already have from multipakcs. If I had to pick them, I'd pick:
 
  1. Red Super Megaforce Ranger
  2. Red Samurai Ranger (Lauren)
  3. Quantum Ranger
  4. Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger
  5. Yellow Alien Ranger
  6. Yellow Operation Overdrive Ranger 
  7. Green Samurai Ranger (Ninja Storm)
  8. Green RPM Ranger 
  9. Magna Defender
  10. Blue Mystic Force Ranger
  11. Shadow SPD Ranger
  12. Ninjor 
  13. White Jungle Fury Ranger
  14. Lunar Wolf Ranger
  15. Silver Space Ranger
  16. Silver Super Megaforce Ranger
  17. Robo Knight
  18. Pink Turbo Ranger
  19. Pink Zeo Ranger
  20. Pink Lightspeed Ranger

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Power Rangers Super Megaforce - Love is in the Air - Episode Review

 
 
 Episode Summary:
Jake kicks a ball through the school window to a goal post, hitting Mr. Burley's head. In the main Armada ship, Vekar wants to do better, he assigns Levira to make a plan. Later, Jake kicks balls into trash cans while Noah takes video. Vekar's new butler spots Levira, who was his childhood crush. He makes a love potion, which makes her falls for the first he sees, which ends up being Jake--she was observing him. She sends the butler to capture Jake. X-Borgs attack, Noah tries helping Jake but the X-Borgs aren't that interested in him. Noah morphs and then Jake, the others arrive and then they go Super Mega mode. They go Mighty Morphin and Troy slashes the monster, who says he is a lover, not a fighter. Levira is mad. She says Jake is hunky and the monster hears this.

Monster is in the garbage and a woman (from the footage) talks to him. Later the others talk about the monster and why they want Jake (Emma says he is cute). The monster returns but is burning up and runs through the Rangers. Levira defends Jake, the monster thinks she used him and he turns up the heat and throws it at Levira and a ragdoll of Jake. The other four just watch. Noah thinks a human-alien triangle is gross. Damaras thinks it is a spell. Jake runs around from Levira as she fights the monster. Levira tells the Rangers to help so they morph into Megaforce. Argus thinks they should let this play out, Damaras says they have to take action, Argus says they can't without the Prince's approval (maybe foreshadowing?) So the Rangers go Super Mega and fight the monster. The monster does a fire attack.

The Rangers turn into Turbo (Carranger) and do an attack involving bicycles, unicycle, skates and a skateboard. Troy does the final attack and they go back to Super Mega. Levira runs back for Jake. Vekar makes the monster big. Jake tries to fix the problem by having the monster ask Levira on a date which he does. But then the monster attacks the Rangers and the they call the Megazord. They do the Turbo Spin Out but doesn't call it that and knock him out of the park, he lands inside the ship without being big anymore. Levira is over the spell. At the Brain Freeze, Jake is about to ask Gia on a date (by Emma's encouragement) BUT Noah interrupts with a viral video of Jake which somehow makes the Rangers including Troy cheer.

Episode Review:
Fans loved the last ep and not so much this one, complaining of its laziness and it being a filler episode and not resolving much of the Jake-Gia relationship. While some find it funny, some didn't like how the gang just stood and stared at Levira swing Jake around, also what Noah said about alien-human romance. I am not surprised they used the Carranger/Turbo sequence of Rangers on bike and unicycle. Fans liked that they didn't use the Sentai Turboranger and also hated that they didn't call the Turbo Megazord-inspired final attack as "Turbo Spinout." I am surprised they didn't use the backstory flashback scene of Levira and the butler in school clothes, I guess that was too weird for the Super Megaforce producers (even though they did use the unicycles and bicycles).


 
Another complaint is too much changing back and forth, from Megaforce to Super Mega which is just redundant. I think they could have made it funnier, by having Emma and Gia egg on Jake even more. Noah repeating that he was ignored was a bit dumb. Also, with all the new footage they did today, they could've done more in earlier episodes (to replace Pre-Zyu Sentai) or even in this ep by adding Silver!! Fans also complained where Silver was. As in the original episode, Silver was not present as it was BEFORE Silver made his debut. But they could've at least made an excuse for Orion like they used for Antonio on Samurai. Oh also, the scene of the woman talking to the 'dumped' monster was from the Japanese series, the woman was from the footage. Oh also, the Jake ragdoll was hilarious.

Pictures from:
http://www.megaforcecast.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=975