Friday, May 18, 2012

Poll Results: Colors and DVD collection news


What metals other than Silver, Gold and Titanium should be used in Super Sentai or Power Rangers?

Chrome
  123 (53%)
Platinum
  160 (70%)
Bronze
  83 (36%)
Copper
  52 (22%)
Other
  48 (21%)

 What unlikely color would you want for a sixth Go-Buster?
Orange
  91 (37%)
Purple
  121 (50%)
Crimson
  67 (27%)
Navy
  58 (23%)
Brown
  78 (32%)
Lime Green
  91 (37%)
Other
  65 (26%)

 The FiguArt of Red Hawk of Jetman willl be released in America, what do you think? 
I want it!
  114 (51%)
That's Strange
  62 (27%)
So Cool
  71 (31%)
I won't get it
  26 (11%)
Signs to more Sentai maybe
  77 (34%)
Don't Know
  30 (13%)

What do you think of the 40-DVD Power Rangers collection?
I want it! I want it!
  181 (72%)
Sounds Good
  94 (37%)
Don't Know
  19 (7%)
Not interested
  25 (10%)

 
I don't think people understood the poll below. How would you feel if the Goseiger suits were used instead of Gokaiger for Power Rangers and they became past Rangers? 
Horrible
  148 (50%)
Sad
  46 (15%)
Mad
  58 (19%)
Happy
  60 (20%)
Confused
  70 (24%)
Don't Know
  49 (16%)

How would you feel if Goseiger suits were used with the Gokaiger concept for Power Rangers?
Horrible
  159 (53%)
Mad
  64 (21%)
Sad
  35 (11%)
Happy
  67 (22%)
Don't Know
  53 (17%)
Maybe
  36 (12%)

Ethnicity Articles

The following past posts talk about casts and the diverse ethnicity. The most diverse casts include Time Force, Wild Force and Samurai, the one that is less diverse is Jungle Fury. Jungle Fury only has one Asian of a team of five, while the rest are Caucasian. There has been no female African-American Ranger since Time Force. I think it has to do with the filming in New Zealand which makes it a narrow cast search and also, I think it has to do with the Asian stunt women matching the actresses. Teams that have no had no African-Americans have been Ninja Storm, Jungle Fury and Mystic Force. Teams lead by an African-American are Turbo, SPD and RPM. Casts without Latinos have been Lost Galaxy, Lightspeed Rescue, Time Force, Jungle Fury and RPM. And Sixth Rangers have only been Caucasian, Latino, and Asian. We yet to have African-American Sixth Ranger, an Asian Red Ranger, and African-American Pink Ranger.

Related: Casts where minorities are majorites | Debate over the want of an Asian Red Ranger for 2011 | Power Rangers Ethncities | Ethnicities of Power Ranger Villains | Ethnicities of Actor Vs. Character

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Monkey Quest's Power Rangers promotion


Monkey Quest is a Nickelodeon game designed for kids ages 8-12 that's absolutely free! Since its launch in early 2011, it has already reached over 10 million players! Additionally, Monkey Quest will be doing a Power Rangers promotion starting in late May and running through June! The promotion will include an Arena Challenge and there will be special prizes every day with the Power Rangers theme. 

 Nickelodeon’s Monkey Quest, the action-packed massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), now ranks as the fastest-growing virtual world for kids* in its first year live, amassing 10 million registered users since its April 2011 launch. To celebrate this milestone, Monkey Quest players around the world will be gifted limited-edition battle gear through the end of the month.  Players enter the world of Monkey Quest by creating a monkey warrior and gear up for battle as they embark on an epic adventure, fighting evil monsters bent on stopping them from completing quests, joining tribes, and ultimately unlocking the secrets of the legendary Monkey King.

- Team up with the Power Rangers and battle evil in Ook
- A Red Ranger monkey marks the entrance to an exclusive Power Rangers-themed arena, where players can hone their fighting skills against some of Ook’s toughest monsters.
- After defeating the arena a special chest will unlock, awarding the player one of 8 different prizes, including a Samurai Sword, Power Rangers Masks and consumables that will help them during their next battle.
- Players can return every day to battle evil and to receive another prize.

Info thanks to: Monkey Quest Affiliate Team of the Intelligent Performance Marketing

Power Rangers Samurai Volume 1 & 2 DVD Press Releases



POWER RANGERS SAMURAI
SEASON ONE, VOLUME ONE & TWO

The Power Rangers Are Back In An All-New Series Available For The First On
DVD June 19 From Lionsgate Home Entertainment

The Power Rangers have returned to save the world as Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases for the first time on DVD, Power Rangers Samurai: The Team Unites (Vol. 1) and Power Rangers Samurai: A New Enemy (Vol. 2), coming this June. Join the team of Samurai Rangers as they battle Master Xandred and his evil Nighlok monsters to defend mankind. Power Rangers, a fan favorite, combines action-filled story lines with humor and heart while promoting strong values including teamwork, friendship, honor, fitness and loyalty. The DVDs each contain four episodes of the show and are loaded with special features including auditions, behind-the-scenes training, character and weapons galleries, bloopers and more. Featuring foil O-card packaging, the Power Rangers Samurai: The Team Unites (Vol. 1) and Power Rangers Samurai: A New Enemy (Vol. 2) DVDs will be available on June 19, 2012, for the incredible value of $14.98 each.

Power Rangers Samurai is the #1 kids action series across all television, consistently ranks #1 with boys, and is the #1 game on Nick.com, where visitors voted it2011’s Game of the Year. These DVDs join an extensive licensing program with more than 100 new licensees worldwide that include toys, video games, apparel, publishing, sporting goods, food, beverages and more.

POWER RANGERS SAMURAI: THE TEAM UNITES (Vol. 1) SYNOPSIS
Master Xandred, the evil Nighlok leader, has reawakened. And it’s up to Red Ranger Jayden and his Mentor Ji to form a new team of Samurai Rangers! Bound to duty by ancestry, Kevin, Mike, Emily and Mia join Jayden in his quest to abolish evil from the world. Soon, the teens must work together, with the help of their inherited symbol powers, to battle and defeat the menacing Nighlok monsters. Meanwhile, Xandred moves forward with his plan to cause the waters of the Sanzu River to rise with human tears and flood Earth. The Samurais must risk everything to keep their friends, family and civilization safe. Featuring non-stop energy, incredible transformations and the power of teamwork, these four adventures are filled with serious Samurai action!

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
Auditions
“Train Like a Ranger” featurette
Character gallery
Power Ranger Swarm Video
Trailers *Subject to change

POWER RANGERS SAMURAI: A NEW ENEMY (Vol. 2) SYNOPSIS
A new threat lurks deep from the Netherworld and the future of mankind rests in the hands of the only team with the knowledge and powers to defeat them – Power Rangers Samurai! Jayden, Kevin, Mia, Mike, Emily and Antonio must battle Master Xandred’s menacing Nighlok monsters as they also learn to hone their powers and energies from Mentor Ji. Whether it’s saving civilians from physically crippling insults, mastering new Megazords and Beetle Cannons, the Rangers must do whatever it takes to bring down the Nighlok monsters. Unfortunately, a mysterious new enemy appears on the horizon, intent on battling Jayden. Who will prevail?

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
Bloopers
“Ask a Ranger” featurette
Weapons gallery
Trailers *Subject to change 

Lavender Ranger says:
Bloopers and Auditions sounds awesome! The 'Ranger Swarm' video is when there was various Rangers dancing at the International Licensing Expo last year (2011) and it is on the Power Rangers' YouTube channel.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Henshin0's Sentai Mecha Wishlist

Hey guys, it's been a while. This is not a toy wishlist; it's more of a list of things I'd like to see in the future of sentai mecha. The things in my list vary from mecha, to theme, to limbs etc.
The first thing I wish to see is more insect themed sentai/mecha. With Beetbuster coming soon, I felt relieved to see a new insect senshi and mecha. Prior to gobusters, the insect senshi count in sentai was only 2: kaburaiger and kuwagaraiger from hurricangers. and the insect mecha prior to gobusters count is 4: gourai beetle, gourai stag, kabutogami, and stag header. Growing up as a kid, insect predacons were my favorite transformers, because of the complex structures as insects, and the complex transformations into robots, and gouraijin and the images of BC-04 were not disapointing. Furthermore, the theme of insect sentai hasn't been done yet. The closest thing to an insect sentai i've seen is kamen rider black rx, blade, and kabuto (but only in line-up scenes), and b-fighter/b-kabuto. Even the members of Eyeshine (the rockband with Johnny Yong Bosch [Adam Park] as the lead singer/rhythm guitarist of) all concurred with the desire for an insect theme when i told them about a rock themed sentai (that's another story). The point is, there needs to be more insect senshi and mecha, and i pray that beetbuster is the first of many.
 
There are other animals that were indeed used, but very little, but I'd like to see them reused out of how many creative ways they could be utilized. Among them, the first i can think of are giraffe and deer (both used only in gaoranger). A deer is kinda cool; the design for thunder deer from kamen rider blade can be root for things other than an arm with stag-claws such as wings, or a crossbow, or a thunder staff etc. A giraffe is just new and original. Other than just being an arm, it could also be a lowerbody/upper legs section, and another mecha with a hole in its body can go through the neck to form the upperbody, and the rest of the neck can come off to reveal a head and be a sword or something. Gobusters is the first to use a rabbit. When i heard it, i was skeptical at first, but it worked out. RH-03 (animal form) looks awesome! the only other time i've seen a rabbit theme robot look cool is one of Weil's eight gentle judges from megaman zero3. In sentai, there have been several recurring mythical creatures (mainly dragons and pheonix), but one that has only been used once (that being magiranger), and would be awesome to come back is the unicorn. Heck, a horse in general. Unicorns are awesome, and could be used as a leg, both lower legs, an arm, both arms, or the same way used in magikaizer in general. other rare animals I'd like to see include squid, frog/toad, aligator/crocodile, ram, armordillo, stegosaurus, fairy, jaguar, chameleon, turtle, monkey, snake (ESPECIALLY SNAKE), and manta.

As far as vehicles go, there is little to wish for. There are litterally more seasons with vheicles than animals. In fact, animal mecha (mecha, not senshi) weren't used until liveman. Although there are some that could work into my list. Of all my transformers, astrotrain is one of my favorites because it is not only a tripplechanger, but also two vehicles i wish to see more often: a train, and a space shuttle. trains were used only 4 times: gogoV, magiranger, go-onger, and goseiger. space crafts in general were only used in megaranger, gogoV, timeranger, and gokaiger (if you count gokaigalleon as a space craft).....that's pretty much it.

One thing I really want to see in the mecha is more complex and creative gattai formations. There are way too many formations that have one mecha be the body, and the other four become arms and legs, or have two be either arms or lower legs, and the third become the rest of the body. it's even worse when the gattai actually needs less mecha, and remaing is just accesories such as gogo gyro and abare ptera. I enjoyed gaorhino becoming both legs save a foot for gaodillo, ginga gorilla and chunin toad becoming the waist down, and gosei snake becoming the waist-to-knees and the right leg. It is less often used, and it seems more desireable for the creativity. Gobusters is the first since dairanger to have the primary gattai be the red by himself, then the rest of the team become armor). Even if they use recurring uncreative animals or vheicles, at least make the gattai formations more creative. Make something that would make reviewers such as baltmatrix and collectionXD say "THIS IS A MUST HAVE".

So far, bandai looks ok with the beet crane coming soon, and it becoming an individual mecha like won tiger, but (addressing the executives from bandai) if you can't come up with anything interesting from the above, just email me. I'm loaded with good ideas for future sentai toys. This is what will make you more money from the American fan base. Some people do a lot of concideration between buying sentai now and buying ranger later.

Avengers 2 Dream Cast


My internet went down on Saturday night and I didn't get it back until today.

Check out my Spanengrish Ramblings blog for my Avengers review and me picking actors for hypthotetchical new heroes for Avengers sequel.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Go-Busters 12

I've been busy this weekend and the internet went down in my home. I am doing this post from work.

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