Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Power Rangers Beast Morphers Season 2

The super-less Season 2 of Beast Morphers premieres February 22, 2020 at 8AM/7AM Central on Nickelodeon. 

Official New Intro:

First Look:

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Jada Toys Nano Metalfigs Power Rangers Collection

It has been announced Jada Toys will be releasing small Power Rangers figures soon at retail price $25. They are very similar to the small vinyl Mighty Morphin Power Rangers figures Bandai America made back in 1993. These diecast figures are said to be age 14 and up and are unique as they are not only MMPR but representative of other seasons.

The first set (I am assuming) has Mighty Morphin Red, Black, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Green, and White; Lord Drakkon, Zeo Green, Zeo Gold, Dino Thunder Triassic, Koragg and Wolf Warrior, Ninjor, Psycho Red, Phantom Ranger, Rita Repulsa, Goldar, Lord Zedd, and Scorpina

At a toy fair, there were other figures seen such as Psycho Green, Psycho Silver, Black Dragon (MMPR comics), Primator Red/Green Ranger, Dark Specter, and Z-Putty and maybe a Tyrannodrone? According to TokuChris, the figures in the second set includes Primator Red/Green Ranger, SPD Shadow, SPD Kat Ranger, Dino Thunder White, Emperor Grumm, Zeo Yellow, Magna Defender, Psycho Blue, Mighty Morphin Black, Dark Specter, and Lost Galaxy Green

What is unique is these collections contain characters there have been no action figures mass-produced before like Scorpina, SPD Kat Ranger, Emperor Grumm, Dark Specter, etc. 

Will you be picking one up?

  1. Mighty Morphin Red Ranger (Series 1)
  2. Mighty Morphin Black Ranger (Series 1, 2)
  3. Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger (Series 1)
  4. Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger (Series 1)
  5. Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger (series 1)
  6. Mighty Morphin Green Ranger (Series 1)
  7. Mighty Morphin White Ranger (Series 1)
  8. Rita Repulsa (Series 1)
  9. Goldar (series 1)
  10. Scorpina (Series 1)
  11. Lord Zedd (Series 1)
  12. Z-Putties (series 2?)
  13. Primator Red/Green Ranger (Series 2)
  14. Ninjor (Series 1)
  15. Lord Drakkon (Series 1)
  16. Black Dragon (series 2?)
  17. Zeo Ranger Yellow (Series 2)
  18. Zeo Ranger Green (Series 1)
  19. Zeo Ranger Gold (Series 1)
  20. Phantom Ranger (Series 1)
  21. Dark Specter (Series 2)
  22. Psycho Red (Series 1)
  23. Psycho Blue (Series 2)
  24. Psycho Silver (series 2?)
  25. Psycho Green (Series 2?)
  26. Lost Galaxy Green (Series 2)
  27. Manga Defender (Series 2)
  28. Triassic Ranger (series 1)
  29. Dino Thunder White (series 2)
  30. Emperor Grumm (series 2)
  31. SPD Shadow Ranger (series 2)
  32. SPD Kat Ranger (series 2)
  33. Koragg (Series 1)
  34. Wolf Warrior (Series 1)

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Mashin Sentai Kiramager

2020 Sentai is Kiramager, a gemstone-theme sentai with animal-vehicle mecha. It looks like Red, Yellow and Green are one team with a 3-mecha robo with Blue and Pink separate. Green and Pink are females. Their transformation trinket seems to be a Samsung Watch-like device.

 I like the belt buckles look like seat belt buckles. I like the street sashes and the glittery arms.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Lavender Ranger's thoughts on Hasbro movie announcement

[Art by Freelance illustrator/concept artist Carlos Dattoli]

It has recently been announced that Jonathan Entwistle has been hired to direct the new Hasbro/Paramount Pictures Power Rangers. Jonathan Entwistle is best known for UK show The End of the F***ing World. Patrick Burleigh (Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway) is the writer. They promise that the show will go back to the 90's roots. It is said that the Power Rangers will return back to the 90's. Time travel is a major component of the script. I am not sure about returning back to the 90's. I am okay with the time travel element though. Now, the movie is still in early stages so it is possible this can be changed. I have not seen either Peter Rabbit 2 nor The End of the F***king World. It seems strange that they want a more kid-friendly movie but with a director of a young adult show with edge. I would've gotten the director of a Superhero movie (DC, Marvel, etc.) or someone more familiar with family fare but has done edgy movies like the director of The House With the Clock on Its Walls (Eli Roth) or even the director of Galaxy Quest (Dani Parisot).

I have written my ideas for a soft reboot here. But I think Mighty Morphin should be left alone, since they already did a movie in 2017 and now rebooting so quickly into 2021. Reboots are nothing new to Hollywood and recently the trend is to have new reboots really close to each other like Batman. Also I am curious if the teens will become Rangers before the time travel or after the time travel. I hope the characters have more characterization and they have a different take on Rita. In the meantime, I will watch The End of the F***king World.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Scrozzle's Revenge - Episode Review

 Episode Summary:
The Rangers and Beast Bots set up the Christmas tree in the headquarters. The Beast Bots want to spend Christmas with them but unfortunately, Nate is busy, Zoey will spend it with her mom and grandmother, Devon with his dad and Ravi with his family. The Rangers get a call and leave. Jax remembers when Zoey's mom helped with the Morph-X Bikes and then when Zoey's mom had a chance to reveal the Rangers' identities and chose not to. Chase remembered about Devon's dad. when Devon got a job at a carwash and how Devon's dad went to save Devon. Smash remembered how Ravi's mom reprimanded Ravi about going after Roxy and losing the Megatransporters. 

Scrozzle comes out of the woodwork and the Rangers morph. Scrozzle zaps Nate into a tree ornament. The Rangers fight. Steel tries to get help. Devon and Zoey can transform into tree ornaments too. Steel and Ravi manage to get Scrozzle to leave and take the tree back to the base. In the base, Steel accidentally turns Ravi into an ornament too. The Beast Bots feel bad. The Rangers remind them on how they helped before Nate reminds Steel about how he helped when the Steel imposter broke Nate's computer. Zoey reminds Jax on how he stood up to a Robotron. Devon reminds Chase on how he saved him from danger. Ravi reminds Smash on how he saved him from Turbotron. The Beast Bots go to use the Zords against a new Gigadrone.

Nate helps Steel fix the tree zapper. The Beasts Bots fight and destroy the Gigadrone (and in turn destroy Scrozzle) with their zords. Steel releases the Rangers. The Rangers surprise the Beast Bots with a trip to the North Pole with Santa. 

Cute episode but the blandness of colors from the Grid Battleforce base set makes me a bit dizzy. And the sitcom-like framing also makes me a little sick. The Dino Charge set at least like a cinematic-type environment. As clip shows go, this one had a story. I wish Scrozzle had a one to one battle instead of a Gigadrone death like Blaze.  I like how the Beast Bots got focus in this episode. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Evox: Upgarded - Episode Review

Cyber Gate is almost created. Mayor confronts the commander about Devon being a Ranger. He meets Ravi and realizes he is a Ranger. Zoey explains about Evox's plan. She tells him Devon was trying to stop him. Mayor asks how he can help. Commander says no. Ben and Betty begin the test and open the dimension portal and something wrong happens. Betty is sucked in and becomes flexible. She returns to normal, now she has stretchy powers now. Ravi wants to go in with a beacon inside. Commander says no. Mayor Daniels grabs the beacon inside and enters the portal. Everyone is shocked. Steel wants to shock them. Zoey says they need a bigger zord. Nate says he has the Ultrazord ready. Scrozzle sees Morph-X enters Evox's new body. Blaze wants him to hurry. Devon is left alone and a brick is dropped next to a Tronic. The tronic turns and is hit in the head by Mayor Daniels. He tells Devon is quiet and he takes him away. Tronics realize Devon is gone. 

Ultrazord is ready to be made and the Rangers dissemble the zords. The other zords are combined and Ultrazord is formed. The Ultrazord is teleported away. Scrozzle detects the,. Blaze asks for an army of Gigadrones. Gigadrones are assembled. The Gigadrones blast at the Ultrazord. Devon and Mayor hide in brick walls. They catch up. Devon tells him that it is against the rules to tell him. He apologizes for giving him a hard time and he couldn't be more wrong, that he is a hero.The Ultrazord does the Ultra strike and destroy a,ll the Gigadrones. Evox is formed. He teleports in front of the Ultrazord. 

Evox blasts at them and the zords come apart. Devon and Mayor reunite with the Rangers and Beast Bots. The zord are damaged. Evox confronts them. Mayor hides for safety. Devon morphs. Evox blasts them and they de-morph. Evox glows and grows. Evox heads off. Steel says he might want to merge with the Morphin Grid. They make a plan. Devon and Cruise use the Racer Zord while the others stop Scrozzle. Devon morphs again. Evox enters the transporter. Blaze hurry up Scrozzle. Scrozzle sends Tronics. Red and Cruise enter the Racer Zord and get to the Morph-X Tower. They find a new Gigadrone inside the tower. Blaze is piloting it. The Megazord fights the Gigadrone. The Rangers fight Tronics. Nate, Smash, Mayor and Jax goes after Scrozzle. 

Nate blasts at Scrozzle. Scrozzle teleports away with some gear. Nate tries stopping the teleportation. Red does Hyper STrike and takes down the Gigadrone and Blaze at once. Nate tries to reversing the teleportation. The tower becomes unstable/ The Rangers reunite and they go back to the cybergate portal entry. The Megazord becomes Racer mode and an explosion occurs that wipes out Evox. The cyber gate opens and the Rangers run in. Mayor looks longingly at the portal for Devon. Morph-X comes towards the mayor and the portal is full of green fog. Devon and Cruise come out of the mist. The portal closes. Betty is still flexible. Mayor says he is proud of Devon. Blaze awakens and a technician finds him. 

A week later, the Rangers get a medal of valor. Mayor was re-elected. Ben and Betty also get something. Betty is in a bubble suit. They get medals and their dad cries. Betty goes flying everywhere. She is then fine. Steel wants a selfie. Mayor's hand glows purple. 

 Devon gets the acknowledgement that many kids want from their parents. I am not sure if the Megazord footage was all new but some of it was pretty good. It is a good episode. I wish this was the season two ending because it is hard to top, that is what happened with the Ninja Steel finale. The Ninja Steel finale was better than the Super Ninja Steel finale. The Dino Charge finale at least let the door open for Dino Supercharge. This doesn't seem like a mid-season finale even though the next season won't have 'super' in it. Also, there is no indication what place Roxy and Blaze will have now that they have been saved.