Friday, December 25, 2020

More Zenkaiger scans

Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger, translated as Machine World Squadron Full Throttle Ranger.

In this story, our heroes will use full-force full-throttle to stop the enemies who are trying to destroy the parallel universes. One hero known as Zenkaiser, with a heart of justice, will stand up to a preposterous giant mass of evil who has managed to break into their homeworld. Fighting alongside him are four robotic lifeforms. Kaito Goshikida becomes Zenkaiser, Zyuran becomes ZenkaiZyuran and his main outfit is based on Geki of Zyuranger and his armor is based on Daizyujin (Original Megazord). Gaon, is based on the Gaoranger's vests and when he becomes ZenkaiGaon, his armor is based on GaoKing. Magin's outfit is based on the Magiranger uniforms and when she becomes ZenkaiMagin, it is based on MagiKing. Vroon is based on DaiBouken and his regular outfit is based on Boukenger's jackets and he becomes ZenkaiVroon.

Their mech forms can become animals or vehicles and can merge together. ZyuranGaon is made of ZyuranTyranno and GaonLion. ZenkaiOh VroonMagin is made of MaginDragon and VroonDump. ◆


Friday, December 18, 2020

Zenkaiger revealed

 Images of the leader of the 2021 series Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger have been revealed as wekll as the other four members. It is not yet known if it is their Ranger forms. The other four are mecha that will grow big and combine, their face sand motifs are based on old robos such as Daizyujin from Zyuranger, Daibouken from Boukenger, MagiKing of Magiranger, and GaoKing of Gaoranger.

Zenkaizer is the leader, he is inspired by Goranger's Akaranger and JAKQ's Big One.

I basically love it. I agree with one comment on Twitter that having the Rangers be mostly costumed is done to prevent COVID-19 complications. We might not get human forms for all of them, maybe only Zenkaizer. I think it is great. As for those saying this is proof Hasbro will no longer adapting Sentai is silly. Many before said Shinkenger and Go-Busters would not get adapted and look where we are now. I personally believe Hasnro will not be adapting sentai any more but this is not a reason. What it could mean is that Toei is free to do whatever they want without worry of Power Rangers but I don't think it has stopped them before. I do know Bandai America did have input in Sentai before but I don't think Hasnro had the same relationship. I think it is a difference between story telling and international branding, maybe Toei didn't worry about Power Rangers in a story telling capacity when doing Super Sentai but maybe they did toy-wise and design-wise for international branding. 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Power Rangers Lightning Collection: Wave 8

Adam/Zeo Ranger IV Green

Syd/Pink SPD Ranger

Ethan/Blue Dino Thunder Ranger

Leo/Red Lost Galaxy Ranger

Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Evox Unleashed - Episode Review

 Episode Summary:

People are exiting a building. Human Roxy guides them out. Traffic is jammed. Zoey's mom announces on the news with breaking news. Shaw tells everyone is an emergency. The Mayor says the city must be evacuated. The Beast Morpher Rangers are behind them. They cut and Zoey's mom asks Shaw to let Zoey come with her. Shaw says Zoey is critical to her success. Zoey's mom wants to see her. Yellow Ranger takes off her helmet and reveals her identity. Zoey's mom hugs her and tells her she is proud of her. Zoey's mom says she understands her and the city needs her. Zoey thanks her and leaves. Nate fixes an arrow and gives it to Ben to put in the Bow. Devon arrives with cases with Betty. Betty takes the cases away. The Rangers run. Evox is near a tower.

The Rangers morph. Devon has a Ninja Super Steel Blaster from Ninja Steel, Steel has RPM Silver and Gold's weapon the Cloud Hatchet, Zoey has a Lightspeed Rescue's Therma Blaster, Nate has a Dino Charge's Dino Saber and Blue has an SPD Delta Enforcer. Evox is shocked. They say he didn't hack their legendary weapons. They attack with the legendary weapons and then shoot an arrow from their BEast-X King Bow. Evox knocks it and calls Robotrons. The Robotrons fight the Rangers and Evox leaves. He enters the main source room. With the energy of every tower, he enters the power source. Steel gets the anti-virus arrow and enters the tower. The Rangers destroy the Robotrons and go after Steel. Steel enter the green energy where Evox is. He stabs Evox with the arrow. Evox laughs and absorbs it. 

Evox blasts Steel, who de-morphs and shuts down. He glows blue and flows around like energy. Evox laughs. Nate cries. He blasts them and they fall out of the tower, de-morphing. The mayor and Zoey's mom come in a GB car. The Rangers calm down Nate and go to the base. The Rangers inform them about Steel. Devon gets a walkie-talkie and tells Grid Battleforce that they went against Evox and Steel made a choice to fight Evox alone, and did not return. He says Grid Battleforce has to evacuate. He says the Rangers will stay and fight. Ben and Betty say they won't evacuate. Beast Bots say they will stay. Everyone else agrees. The sky goes dark and red energy swirls around Tower one. A huge Gigadrone appears. The Ultrazord is prepped. Shaw gives an inspirational mini-speech. The Rangers run. Evox encounters the Beast-X King Ultrazord. Evox blasts at them and they drop their weapon. Evox makes the Ultrazord goes down.

Evox mentions Steel. He says being human makes you weak. Nate says Evox couldn't handle being human, with Steel and the Mayor. Nate goes to Devon's cockpit to reroute the Morph-X to human DNA. He made the other zords offline. They make Beast-X King Megazord. The Morph-X flows through the and attack Evox. They glow green. Green energy flows from the megazord to him. He screams. Explosions occur. The Megazord flies out. They destroy him and Evox is eliminated. The Rangers cheers. Green energy flow everywhere. Nate says the Morph-X is returning to the Morphin Grid. A blue swirl emerges. They watch it as they see Steel's form. It changes into a teenage boy. Nate cries. The boy says he is Steel and can't believe he is human. Nate hugs him. 

He says the Morphin Grid did it. Steel can not believe it. They all hug. A year later, Ben and Betty capture Scrozzle. Colonel Truman has brought him. Devon is now the commander. Truman says they found him in the Corinth sewers. Truman leaves. Devon welcomes them and alerts them of operation 3-6-5. The mayor says they use wind energy now. Mayor hopes Zoey never runs for mayor. Nate and Zoey run off. Ravi paints Roxy in the park with his mom. Ravi runs off because of a call. Steel fights some punks but it turns out to be a movie and Blaze is his stunt double. He gets an alert from Devon and leaves. Steel morphs into the Silver Ranger. He finds the base empty. He takes off his helmet and it is a surprise birthday party from the team. He is one years old. He says he has everything he could possibly want. They celebrate. 

Episode Review:
Good sweet episode. Nice to have Colonel Truman around for a cameo.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Source Code - Episode Review

Episode Summary:

Nate programmed the Ultra Blaster to destroy Evox. Devon and Ravi are guarding Evox. Nate and the others enter the room and Zoey lowers the shields. Nate blasts Evox two times and he flows. A wire from him goes into Zoey's computer, infecting it. They try shooting him but The wall is build up again. Evox laughs. Evox becomes a virus and enters the computer. They destroy the computer. He leaves. He wants to get into the morphin grid. People can physically see him enter computers, workers run out. He appears in the main base, trying to get the access codes. The gang blast computers. Zoey finds him in the research room. The Rangers run into the research room and blast him and a computer. Shaw says someone accessed the vault. Evox glows in and out takes out a Cell Shift Morpher. He repairs himself and becomes whole.

They shoot him and he stops the blast. He says Nate should know who he truly is. He says he experimented with old Ranger technology. In a flashback, Nate tried to power old morphers with Morph-X and snake DNA. He did it to the Shell Shift Morpher and released Evox into the system. His voice changes to Venjix and says he is Venjix. Ravi figures out he was the virus that almost destroyed the RPM dimension. He blasts the Rangers back. He laughs and leaves. Devon asks if it is true. They leave but Nate is depressed. Zoey gets him hot Evox walks through the halls and face ben and Betty. He ties them up. Jax and the beast bota follow Evox. The rangers morph. They find him outside. He creates Robotrona. The rangers fight. Evox pulls Devons weapon away. Nate is hurt and I morph. Evox leaves and Nate cries and leaves. Back at the base, Zoey talks to Nate is mad at himself. He says he absorbed all of venjix code. He lashes out at Zoey. Shaw wants a solution, Zoey says he needs to talk to Dr K, someone who understands him. A portal opens and dr k meets Nate. He knows about the book. They flashback to RPM. Dr k says venjix escaped her dimension and they must work together. Nate doesn’t want fox dr k uses reverse psychology. She says she felt the same and sit down and says the world needs him. Dr K says to take the first step.

Nate says they can find weakness and dr k asks about the morph x. The others tell Zoey good plan. Evox tells Blaze to upload his access codes to the world. Blaze leaves and he gives the access codes copies to Scrozzle. Ben and Betty offer their help and she gives them a simple task. The rangers fight blaze. Dr k says the arrow is ready and Nate gets the box and defeats Blaze. Nate and Zoey hold hands. Shaw wants Dr. K o stay. She says she has to find traces of the virus in Corinth. They thank her and she leaves through the portal. Then they get an alert. Evox communicates with them saying while they fought Blaze, Scrozzle sneaked the codes to the towers and are spreading his virus throughout the world and they failed.

Episode Review:

A great episode and Dr. K even did what other episodes could not, reduce Ben and Betty to their essential cameo than outlandish slapstick comedy that serve no other porpose to keep the younger kids entertained for a chuckle. Nate's struggle is just made whiny but Dr. K is such a delight to watch. It is great to see Olivia Tennent again and she is a prescence. Also great to see she is much calmer and mature than she was in RPM, she is a worthy mentor now. Not that she was bad before, but now she has an interesting teaching technique to pupils and more patience. Hasbro hasn't had an easy task with Power Rangers Beast Morphers. To appeal to Mighty Morphin fans (with Ben and Betty, Riptide gym, martial arts and Jason), RPM fans (with Dr. K and Venjix) and references to other seasons. They want a serious seasonw ith light moments, but also stuck doing Bowlderiwse with morals and lessons for Nickeldeon or the Moral Guardians (parents). That being said, they have done an admirable job, not perfect but at least they are trying. As for the storyline of Evox being Venjix, it was handled very well. Andrew Laing voiced Venjix in RPM and is credited as Randall Ewing in Beast Morphers. So it is great to have his voice actor back, which is unlike the mess made with Breaking Bad, with different voice actors used for characters and especially Goldar. It wouldve been nice to have the original Goldar voice as his voice is so iconic. 


Saturday, November 28, 2020

Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Crunch Time - Episode Review

 Episode Summary:

At Riptide, the real Blaze arrives with a motherboard from the Roxy monster and it has important information. Everyone is surprised because Blaze is supposed to be a martial arts tournament in Japan. They take it to Grid Battleforce, Nate, Steel, and Devon see a video that Evox is planning to have a Gigadrone. Robotron attacks and Zoey and Ravi morph and fight it. Devon is late. Blaze arrives and fights along with them. Blaze gets hurt. Devon arrives and Blaze leaves. Zoey has a plan and they go outside. Railtron looks around and only finds Ravi and Devon. Zoey jumps from the sky and attacks him, destroying Railtron. Blaze tells Devon he has to be harder on Cruise because the last battle is coming.  Devon chastises Cruise. Back at the base, Blaze and Devon train. Blaze tells him to train harder. Nate shows his plan to the gang. 

Blaze comes up with the idea to trap the Gigadrone in their hangers. Cruise brings up the point that it is dangerous for the Beast Bots. Blaze makes him feel bad. Blaze leaves sadly. Ravi and Zoey reprimand Blaze. Devon tells them to work together. Devon goes with Blaze's plan. Scrozzle finds out Railtron is gone. Evox says he has a great. Ben and Betty try out a forcefield Nate created for Evox/ A janitor trips and traps Ben and Betty They scream but the Janitor is listening to music and can't hear them. Ben and Betty transport the blaster and sizzle themselves. Nate helps them escapes. The Rangers morph and board their zords. Evox and his Omegadrone arrive. 

Omegadrone blasts the Megazords. Hanger doors open. It falls into the hanger. The Megazords attack it. Evox fights back. There is fire around them. The beast bots say it is dangerous. The Megazords fight back. Devon calls the Beast X King Megazord and it comes to help. Evox blasts at them. Cruise is overheating and malfunctioning. Omegadrone is heating up and there is an explosion. The zords are badly damaged and Devon carries Cruise. Cruise is malfunctioning. Devon feels bad and says it is his fault. The Rangers look for Evox. The workers take Cruise away. Evox comes out of the rubble and comes towards the Rangers. They blast him and transport the devices and teleport him away. Evox is trapped in the cage. Blaze says it was his plan. Evox still makes fun of Cruise. Cruise says it is his fault. Devon says it is not cool how Blaze has been treating him. Devon apologizes. Cruise thanks him. Devon says they are strong because of their friendship. Blaze says it is sweet and he apologizes and then turns it around. Devon gets a call from the real Blaze and they find out the Blaze in front of him is Robo Blaze. He teleports away. Nate figures out Evox wanted to be captured. 


This would only have worked if Human Blaze was more part of the team in previous episodes. Because viewers are only used to seeing evil Blaze. Plus, if they had different names. If they called human Blaze Bradley or something. It gets confusing, even for adults, which Blaze they are referring to. Plus Blaze already sounds like an evil name. Also when they say Roxy, they don't make the distinction of Robo Roxy or human Roxy, who doesn't even make an appearance. Would have been nice for Robo Blaze to miss or being negative towards to human Roxy as a clue he was evil. If the Rangers already had a relationship on screen with human Blaze, it would be an indicator as to why they put up with his behavior. The story was a nice idea but without any supporting relationship prior, it doesn't work and it is obvious it is evil Blaze.