Thursday, January 29, 2015

Power Rangers Dino Charge - Helmetless Pic, Character reveals and preview clip

Saban Brands sent Power Force the helmetless pic above, a link to a post about character reveals of the Keeper, Sledge and Poisonara.
 
 
Also a preview clip:
 
Also since there was 100 retweets, the first episode will be unlocked tomorrow on Nick's site, but only available for the United States I believe.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New ToQ 1 Gou changes in Toqger vs Kyoryuger

 

ToQ 1gou of Darkness appeared in Episodes 44-46 and now in the Toqger vs Kyoryuger. ToQ1gou Light will also appear, it is the bright sparkly white-ish one. He also becomes ToQ 1 Gou Build (Orange).
 
Above is ToQ 1 Gou Rainbow, where he is full rainbow.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Liar, Liar: Ranger Key Changes from promotion to product

UPDATED 1/26/15 11PM EST
Changes from pre-production to promotional images to product is common in toys and has happened in Power Rangers toys. Toys change color or items included change. But this in this post I ONLY cover Ranger Keys as I am both obsessed and also, there is more changes than in any current PR toyline, not counting the Legacy line.
 
1. Toys R Us Deluxe Legendary Morpher and 20 Ranger Key Set
Around June, Razzle1337 found this image on Toys R Us computer. The image showed 5 Super Megaforce, 5 Megaforce, 5 Mighty Morphin and 5 Samurai Ranger Keys. This was going to be the only way to get Pink and Yellow of Megaforce, Mighty Morphin and Samurai.
By September, TRU released this image revealing the true product that is now in stores (started in November 2014) with the keys pictured including Yellow Dino Thunder, Quantum Ranger and Silver Space Ranger. The Mighty Morphin Pink and Yellow keys later appeared in MMPR Sets C and D. Samurai Pink is set to come out in the Samurai Set B. Yellow Samurai, and Megaforce Pink and Yellow are yet to be released.
 
 
 
2. Legendary Ranger Keys Pack - Power Rangers Samurai Set A
On the back of boxes the female Red Samurai Ranger key is featured. And in the promotional image of the Samurai pack, she is also there. In the real package that is in the first wave in early 2014, the key was male. Lauren key kept appearing in future key pack backings. Even when the Samurai packs were re-released for other waves, there was a rumor that the Red Ranger key was female, which was untrue.
 
 
 
 3. Legendary Ranger Keys Pack - Power Rangers Zeo Set A
In the back of boxes and promotional images, Green is featured part of the first pack of Zeo. When the Zeo keys came out in the second wave in 2014, it came with the Yellow key. By the time the other key packs came out, Yellow was in the back of the boxes. Green Zeo key later appeared in the Set B in 2015.



 
 

4. Super Mega Cannon
The Lauren (female Red Samurai Ranger) key appeared in promo images and in the commercial, but the actual product had the male Jayden key.
 


Friday, January 23, 2015

Bandai America Ranger Key Complete or Incomplete Teams

UPDATED 1/26/14
With reasons to why perhaps a key was skipped and/or other explanations Most of these are highlighted in White.
The following does not include Translucent, Metallic or any other kind of special keys in the pictures but are mentioned. This is an easy guide to if you can get complete teams (about 6) or incomplete teams (more than 10!)
 
Super Megaforce
All six Rangers of Super Megaforce are available to make a whole team. Red, Blue and Green regular ones are available in weapons and hero sets but also in the first Super Megaforce set, Pink and Yellow came in Set B, Silver came in the Silver Morpher and TRU 20 Key Set. Red had 5 versions (regular, metallic, translucent, translucent & glitter and opaque); Blue had 3 versions (regular, translucent and opaque); Green had 1 version; Pink had 3 versions (regular, translucent and opaque); Yellow had 2 (regular and opaque); and Silver had 4 (regular, translucent, translucent & glitter, and opaque). Of the opaque keys: only Green is missing. Of the Translucent keys: Green and Yellow are missing.
Full Team: Yes
Full Opaque: 5/6
Full Translucent: 4/6
Availability of regular keys: If you buy 2 sets and a Silver Morpher
Availability of Opaque Keys: Difficult. Red, Blue, Silver and Pink came in costumes; Red, Blue and Silver came with underwear; Yellow was an exclusive at Nick Hotel during PRSM weekend in October 2014.
Availability of Translucent Keys: If you buy Toys R Us Training Sets, Legendary Megazord and PRSM Set C.
 
Mighty Morphin
All eight Rangers (included Armored Red) of Mighty Morphin are available to make a whole team. Red, Blue, Black came in Set A. Green, White, and Armored Red came in Set B. Yellow comes in Set C and Pink comes in Set D (as of November 2014 spotted at Toys R Us and K-Mart). Red has 4 versions (regular, metallic, armored and translucent); Blue has 3 (regular, metallic, translucent); Green has 4 (regular, translucent special, translucent and metallic), White has 3 (regular, translucent & metallic); Black has ONE; Pink has two (regular & metallic); and Yellow has two (regular & metallic). SDCC 2014 released metallic keys of all seven. Of the Translucent keys: Black, Yellow and Pink are missing.
Full Team: Yes
Full Metallic: Yes
Full Translucent: 4/7
Availability: If you buy all 4 packs
Availability of Metallics: Bought at SDCC 2014, eBay or other third-party suppliers at cons and online
Availability of Translucent: Buy MMPR Set C and MMPR Set D 
 

Alien Rangers
All five Alien Rangers are available for the team. Red, Blue and Black in Set One and Yellow, White and Ninjor in the second set available at Toys R Us as of January 2015.
Full Team: Yes
Availability: If you buy both packs
 Picture: thanks to Rangercrew

Zeo
All six Zeo Rangers are available for the team. Red, Yellow and Blue in Set A and Pink, Green and Gold in Set B at Toys R Us as of January 2015. Pink Zeo also came in the TRU 20 Keys Set.
Full Team: Yes
Availability: if you buy both packs

 Turbo
You can only get 6 of 7. Red, Green and Blue came in Set A, Pink, Phantom Ranger and Blue Senturion in Set B available at TRU as of January 2015. Pink Turbo came in TRU 20 Key Set. No Yellow Ranger Key has been made. I suppose if sales go well with the new keys, they'll release Yellow with translucent versions of 2 others. Yellow has NEVER appeared at conventions nor promos. Most likely Blue Senturion and Phantom Ranger were chosen for Turbo Pack B because they are both male and both Sixth or extra heroes. Yellow was probably excluded because all these new packs or wave '6' do not have TWO females and only allow ONE.
Full Team: No
Availability of six keys: If you buy both packs
Picture: thanks to Rangercrew

 
In Space
Red, Blue and Black released in Set A. Silver comes in the TRU 20 Key Set. As of January 2015, Set B has yet to be released and the only new key coming in that one is Yellow. No plans for Pink yet. The new set might come with translucent Red and Blue. Pink did appear at SDCC 2013. Most likely Pink was excluded to not have TWO females in the pack.
Full Team: No
Availability: Hard, you would have to buy both packs and the 20 Key Set. New set won't show up for another couple of months. I guess March but maybe May.
Picture: I will post one once the promotional images are up.

Lost Galaxy
You can only get 5 out of 6. Red, Green and Blue come in Set A. As of January 2015, you can get Set B with Yellow and Magna Defender at TRU. Pink appeared at SDCC 2013 and 2014 but not at NYCC 2014. No plans for Pink yet. The only translucent key is Green. Most likely Pink was excluded to not have TWO females in the pack.
Full Team: No
Availability: If you buy both packs.
Picture: Yellow and Magna thanks to TokuNation

Lightspeed Rescue
So far they only released 4 keys out of 6. The new TRU wave won't have a LR set. Red, Blue and Green come in Set A and Titanium is only available through PMC 2014. Let me add that Pink and Yellow have NEVER been seen at cons nor promotional posters.
Full Team: No
Availability of 4 keys: Really hard. LR came limited when released and Titanium only available if you went to PMC, got a ticket and paid for it or paid A LOT for it on the web.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Vehicles in Super Sentai (2015 Edition)

This is the third one of these. Just like the Animals in Sentai, I decided to do Vehicles in Sentai, it is exhausting to do because it isn't as easy as animals. I am not including the Liveman, Jetman, Hurricanger (Ninja Storm), Go-Onger (RPM), nor Goseiger because I already included them under Animal and they are majorly modeled after animals. I might have miss some, please kindly point them out, not rudely, like some do. If one vehicle appeared just once, then they are not mentioned here. So if you say... "You forgot Toqger's Shield Reesha or Diesel Reesha." I'll say...  "There's just one of those so far." If you read this and it is no longer 2015 and there is a new vehicle, keep in mind this was written in 2015.

LAND
Cranes (2)

Boukenger - Indigo Crane
Go-Busters - BC-04 Beetle


Bikes (2)
Dekaranger - DekaBike (Omega MaxCycle)
Go-Busters - LT-06 Tategami Lioh Trike form

Jeeps (2)
Turboranger (1989) - Blue Jeep 
Carranger (1996)/Turbo (1997) - Blue Vehicle/Mountain Blaster



Vans (3)
Turboranger (1989) - Pink Turbo Wagon
Carranger (1996)/Turbo (1997)- Yellow Vehicle/Dune Chaser (SUV) 
Green Vehicle/Desert Thunder (Mini-Van)
 
Drills (4)
Maskman - Black Masky Drill

Boukenger (2006)/Operation - Orange Gougou Drill/Drill Driver
Gokaiger (2011) - Gouzyu Drill
Toqger (2015) - Drill Reesha
Fire Engines (4)
Carranger (1996)/Turbo (1997) - V Fire/Lighting Fire Tamer 
Lightspeed (1999)/GoGoV (2000) - Pyro Rescue One/Red Ladder
 
Boukenger (2006)/Operation (2007) - Gougou Fire/Zord #11

Toqger (2014) - Fire Reesha

Tanks (4)
Goggle V - Goggle Tank 
Flashman - Tank Commander
 
Maskman - Masky Tank

Toqger - Tank Reesha
 

Ambulance/Emergency Vehicle (4)
Carranger/Turbo - White Wind Rescue/V-Rescue 
GoGoV/Lightspeed - Pink Aider/MedRescue Five
 
Boukenger/Operation - Gougou Aider/Rescue Runner
Dekaranger/SPD - PatSignlar /Delta Runner 5 (not ambulance, but emergency vehicle-like)

Police Cars (5)
Carranger/Turbo - Blue V-Police/Siren Blaster BlueWhite Robo Racer/Sirender 
Boukenger/Operation - White Gougou Police/Zord #12
Dekaranger/SPD - Red PatStriker/Delta Runner 1
Gokaiger (2011)/Super Megaforce (2014) - Red PatStriker/SPD Patrol Zord
Toqger (2014) - Police Reesha

Dumps (5)
Google V - Yellow Dump
Carranger/Turbo - Green V Dump / Thunder Loader
GoGoV/Lightspeed - Yellow Armor/Haz Rescue 4
Boukenger/Operation - Red Gougou Dump / Dump Driver
Ninninger - Yellow Dump


Trucks and/or Trailer (6)
Flashman - Titan Boy
Turboranger (1989) - Black Truck
Fiveman (1990) - Five Trailer
Dekaranger (2004)/SPD (2005) - Green and White PatTrailer/Delta Runner 3
Goukaiger (2011) - Yellow Goukai Trailer
 Go-Busters (2012) - Blue GT-02 Gorilla
 

Racers/Dragsters (7)
Turboranger (1989) - Turbo GT Fiveman - Land Gamma
Carranger (1996)/Turbo (1997) - Red Vehicle/Red Lightining
Carranger (1996)/Turbo (1997) - Yellow V Dozer/Star Racer
Boukenger (2006)/PROO (2007) - Black Gougou Formula / Speed Driver
Goukaiger (2011) - Green Goukai Racer
Go-Busters (2012) - Red CB-01 Cheetah

Animals in Super Sentai (2015 Edition)

Contrary to popular belief, not many Super Sentai are animal-inspired. Out of the 39 series, there is only about 20 or so series that has animals, mythical creatures or dinosaurs.

If you are looking for the animal from Power Rangers, I am referring to the original intention in Super Sentai. Power Rangers are notorious for changing the animal's identity.

FELINES:

Lions (18)
Liveman (1988) - yellow lion
Dairanger (1993) - green lion Star-ShiShi
Gingaman (1998) - red lion GingaLion
2-Gaoranger (2001) - red Gao Lion and gunmetal black Gao Leon
2-Hurricanger (2002) - yellow Hurricane Lion and white Gattling Leo
Magiranger (2005) - white Magi Lion
Gekiranger (2007) - black Rin Lion
2-Go-Onger (2008) - blue Buson (half bus), black, red and yellow Shishi-no-Shin
Shinkenger (2009) - red ShishiOrikami
3-Goseiger (2010) - Silver and Black Grandeon, blue SeaLion (not actually a sea-lion), and red SkyLion
Gokaiger (2011) - red Gao Lion
Go-Busters (2012) -  Dark Blue LT-06 Tategami Rai-Oh
Toqger (2014) - Safari Reesha (Lion) (Not Pictured)

Tigers (6)
Dairanger (1993) - white Won Tiger
Gaoranger (2001) - white Gao Tiger
Gekiranger (2007) - red Geki Tiger
Go-onger (2008) - silver Jetoras (half jet)
Shinkenger (2009) - white ToraOriKami
Goseiger (2010) - yellow Gosei Tiger (half dozer/tank)

Jaguars (2)
Gaoranger (2001) - yellow-orange Gao Jaguar
Gekiranger (2007) - blue Gao Jaguar

Cheetahs (2)
Gekiranger (2007) - yellow Geki Cheetah
Go-Busters (2012) - red CB-01 Cheetah


AVIARY:
Condors (5)
Jetman (1992) - black Jet Condor
Gaoranger (2001) - blue Gao Condor
Hurricanger (2002) - white Tri-Condor
Go-onger (2008) - red Speedor (half racecar), red, black, and yellow Retsu-taka

Falcons (5)
Liveman (1988) - Red Falcon
Kakuranger (1994) - white Tsubasamaru
Gingaman (1998) - green Gingalcon
Gaoranger (2001) - red Gao Falcon
Gokaiger (2011) - Red and white Machalcon (half race car/half Falcon)

Hawks (3)
Jetman (1991) - Red Hawk
Hurricanger (2001) - red Hurricane Hawk

Goseiger (2010) - red TakaHeader

Eagles (4)
Sun Vulcan (1981) - red Vuleagle warrior
Gaoranger (2001) - yellow GaoEagle
Jetman Manga (1991) - Green Eagle -- not considered canon
Goseiger (2010) - Indigo GoseiBird 
Toqger (2014) - Safari Reesha (Eagle)

UNDERWATER CREATURES:
Sharks (10)
Battle Fever J (1979) - blue/white Battle Shark (battleship)
Sun Vulcan (1981) - blue Vulshark
Gingaman (1998) - dark blue/silver Ginga Bitus
3-Gaoranger (2001) - blue Gao Shark, purple Gao Hammer (hammerhead shark) and maroon Gao SawShark.
Gekiranger (2007) - sea blue Geki Shark
3-Goseiger (2010) - blue Gosei Shark (half-submarine), cyan HammerHeader (hammerhead shark), Goseiger (2010) - Teal SawSharkHeader

Dolphins (3)
Liveman (1988) - Blue Dolphin
Hurricanger (2002) - blue Hurricane Dolphin
Goseiger (2010) - blue Dolphin Headder


Squids (2)
Hurricanger (2002) - indigo squid
Shinkenger (2009) - purple and white Ika Origami (Octozord)



REPTILES/AMPHIBIANS
Alligators (2)-- (I know, not exactly underwater)
Gaoranger (2001) - forest green Gao Gator
Go-onger (2008) - orange CarriGator (half carrier)--was called a Croc in RPM but it's not a Crocodile. Crocodiles and Alligators are from different families.
Toqger (2014) - Light Green Safari Reesha (Aligator)


Tortoises (3)
Liveman (1988) - black/silver Gran Tortoise
Dairanger (1993) - green Dai Mugen
Hurricanger (2002) - periwinkle Totasu Hammer


Frogs (2)
Kakuranger (1994) - God Gammer (Frog NinjaZord)
Go-Busters (2012) - Ene-chan FS-0O