Saturday, February 2, 2013

Kamen Rider Wizard Episode 21

Go-Busters Miission 49 Gallery - Go Buster!

My Adventures Shopping (My Haul)

Okay so I went shopping and hunting for the ACG cards which I am obessed with thanks to the Gosei Morpher. So I missed the premiere of Megaforce but I recorded it and reviewed it in my eariler post. So yeah, I wanted to get there on time, going to my local Target and finding nothing.

I went to an another Target and did find the mini figures which my nephew will love. For those in Miami, it is the one on Biscayne Blvd NW in Aventura, the one near Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus. To get the Translucent figure, I had to grab the one in the back of all of them. I forgot to grab some extras to trade.

I finally went to Wal-Mart (of 163 avenue NW in Aventura for those who live in Miami) and found them. I grabbed 2 Starter Packs.

Starter Pack comes with the 'game board,' instructions, 2 Dice, and 40 cards (half Samurai, half Megaforce). And 16 cards are repeats, 2 of each. 

And a couple Booster Packs.

I got a good haul and even a MM Power Up Holo card. My goal is to get most of the females, since they only got Mighty Morphin, RPM, Samurai and Megaforce in this first series, I got them all except for Yellow.

Here are my repeats if anyone is interested in trading.

Power Rangers Megaforce Episode Review - Mega Mission

Pics thanks to the painstaking efforts of FuryDiamond of

   [Some of the summary will be out of order]
We see all the Power Rangers from the past fighting in a large war. It turns out a dream the new kid Troy is having. He wakes up on the bus and goes to class. In a class, the teacher Mr. Burley asks his students (including Emma, Gia, Noah and Jake) which species will survive. Emma says Insects and Noah says robots. Troy enters and says humans. Admiral Malkor asks Creepox about Earth. The Warstar aliens have inspected Earth and say they can invade. Gia goes to the hangout Ernie's Brain Freeze and Emma request something as she goes to see a Orange Monarch Butterfly.

 So Jake has a crush on Gia so he convinces Noah to go with him to Ernie's. Vrax hopes that the humans aren't a problem, he tells Malkor. Malkor is sure they will take care of them. In a secret underground Command Center on an ocean shore, Tensou and Gosei wake up. Gosei tells Tensou to select five teenagers. Tensou has three eyes and reminds me of Wall-E and the robot from Short Circuit.

Emma spots a monster. Jake is about to give an ice cream to Gia but Gia gets teleported away. Noah then gets teleported away. Jake gets teleported last. Troy is practicing martial arts on a building roof and gets teleported. The four enter the mysterious base and meet Tensou. The place lights up, with hundreds of statues known to fans as the Ranger Keys. Gosei surprises them and explains that Zordon left him to guard the Earth and only wake up when there is an extraordinary menace. Jake comments that Gosei looks like a Tiki from his dad's Hawaiian shirts. He explains they will be Power Rangers. Emma teleports in and shows them the monster she saw. Gosei shows them on their consoles video of the Power Ranger they shall be and the powers they will have. 

Noah asks who are the Ranger Keys. Gosei tells them that they are the Rangers before them. Troy commented eariler that he saw them before in his dream as he looked at the Red Time Force Ranger Key, which we flashback to but with more footage. Gosei gives them their Gosei Morphers and teleport them to the city. They land on the ground and Loogies are attacking. They fight the Loogies and are outnumbered so they morph and fight the Loogies. They call their weapons the Phoenix Shot, Snake Axe, Dragon Sword (even though called Dragonzord in the closed caption), Shark Bowgun and Tiger Claw.

Scaraba is summoned to fight the Rangers by the Warstar aliens.  They destroy him, return to the headquarters where Gosei congrats them. "We were lucky this time," was said by Zack and now Noah. Emma repeating Kim's "Helmet messes up my hair." At least she said "Just Kidding" and not "Not."

The Nick Bumpers are cute.  Jake is definitely the funny one and has the best lines. Noah's actor John Loudermilk does a good job at little mannerisms and such for his intellectual character. Emma and Gia come off a bit stuck-up and cold in this episode. Jake and Noah are endearing. Troy seems bland, like Red Rangers before him, hopefully he peps up. Some lines made me laugh as intended, some made me shudder like Emma's "Pink is my favorite color. I am not sure about this Ranger thing." I did like that Noah's line of "Megazords. Power Cards." mimicked Zack's line in the first episode of "Power Morphers. Megazords." Blue admiring the robot also mirrors the first episode and also the Rangers landing and Troy saying "Gosei said this will give us more power."

One criticism would be the use of the Goseiger cards in the show when they could have reshot it with new cards. The new Power Rangers cards appeared at PMC and they started shooting this season after PMC but I guess they had their reasons. I liked the Zordon references and other references. I am glad there is no Bulk or Skull, but Ernie's name use is confusing. Emma mentioning Insects and Noah mentioning Robots foreshadows the villains this for this year. Also, the open credits include many future Megazords, the big Legend War, and Ernie (new) and Mr. Burley.

Friday, February 1, 2013 New Look

Last night launched a new version of their site, with Megaforce section and new look to the Seasons section.

The Seasons section had these mistakes:
Mighty Morphin Yellow

  • Griffin Thunderzord
  • Bear Ninja Zord/li>

  • [Code is showing: /li> ]

    Ninja Storm
    [Strange order of Rangers: Green should be last as he is the sixth member and Yellow third, Crimson and Navy should be together]

    [Shadow Ranger is present but it says "Omega Ranger." Omega Ranger profile is missing.]

    Mystic Force
    [It is Solaris Knight, not Solaris Ranger]

     Operation Overdrive has the zords as vehicles

    Operation Overdrive
    Mercury Ranger
    [Zords: Rescue Runners
    Weapons: Drive Detector
    Gear: Mercury Morpher]

    Samurai/Super Samurai
    Mia has Jayden's profile.

    I reported them through Power Force and they fixed them, so thanks to them. Now I know that they are also missing a lot of other heroes such as the Green Ranger, Gold Ranger, Phantom Ranger, Silver Ranger, Magna Defender, Omega Ranger, Kat Ranger, Wolf Warrior and the Spirit Rangers and Lauren, but I suppose it is their decision to add them or not.

    Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Vote for me in the Power Rangers T-Shirt Design Contest

    Here are my original designs. Voting begins February 18!
     Real Leaders are Women
     Lauren (Red Samurai Ranger), Jen (Pink Time Force Ranger) and Delphine (White Aquitar Ranger). Not included are Charlie, the Red Ranger of the SPD A-Squad because the team was evil and Taylor/Yellow Wild Force Ranger because it was just for one episode.

     Violet Wolf Ranger
    I drew this long ago in color pencil, I scanned it and fixed it up in a photo manipulation program.

    Sixth Rangers:
    The poses are inspired from a 25th anniversary Super Sentai poster and fixed up with the Sixth Rangers, I omitted Phantom Ranger and Magna Defender because I was mostly following Gokai Silver's Ranger Keys and had to omit him just in case he didn't get adapted but we now know he might. Anyway, in hindsight I should had included them because now its just 16, with them it would have at least been 19 or add the Spirit Rangers and Phantom and make 20.

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    Robert Bradford designed the statue made of Power Rangers Samurai Figures

     Remember at the UK Toy Fair, we saw a statue made of Power Rangers Samurai figures and one Megaforce figure. It was designed by Kent artist Robert Bradford.
     “I was commissioned by Bandai Toys to make a life-size Power Ranger using toy Power Rangers,” said Bradford. “It was their idea and of course they supplied all the Rangers. So boxes and boxes arrived and I was like a kid in a toy shop. They were all different shapes and sizes and there was a mass of packaging – it took me about half a day just to unwrap them all.”

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    Poll Results: Aquitar Rangers and ACG cards

     Do you think Bandai will make Aquitar Ranger Keys next year for the US? 
      112 (56%)
      33 (16%)
      69 (35%)
      37 (18%)
    Did you sign the petition for the Aquitar Ranger Keys and merchandise to be made?
      94 (53%)
      82 (46%)
    Will you picking up some Power Rangers Megaforce ACG cards?
      81 (47%)
      55 (32%)
      10 (5%)
      44 (25%)

    7th Mystery Ranger unboxed - Lauren!

    thunderzordpower of Rangerboard lives in the UK and grabbed 7th Mystery Ranger at Toymaster toy store. So the figure indeed is Lauren, if anyone else thought other wise.

     So as you may notice, she has the same kind of triangular skirt like the girl rangers and her helmet is smaller and tighter than Jayden.