Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Power Rangers Dino Fury - Phoning Home - Episode Review



"Phoning Home"
Episode Summary:
Mucus makes a new general Slyther and updates the Ranger info from Boomtower. Void Knight puts the Sporix inside the robot and brings it to life. He becomes Void Knight and scares off Mucus, who wants to be best friends. Slyther tricks Mucus again. Void Knight tells him to steal Sporix from the Rangers. Zayto makes another call for Rafkon. Solon gives him an old Rafkon recipe but it turns out to be dog food he would give to his pet. Zayto thanks her for the idea. He sends the message. Slyther sees this. At Boom Blast, Ravi videos Jane revealing a collar that changes J-Borg into a cat. There is a girl with a German Shepard in the 'audience.' J-Borg dons cat ears and flees from the dog, who chases after her and they make a mess of the offices. Jane goes after them. The Rangers get called. They train with Zayto at Dinohenge. Lightning hits and a strange woman arrives. She says her name is Arla, a knight from Rafkon, she even has the antennae. Zayto is full of questions. 

Arla touches the Rangers and states who they are. She says technology has improved and can destroy the Sporix. They go in the base and Solon doesn't trust her. Arla says her ship is fast. Solon says her equipment hasn't detected the ship. Arla says her tech is outdated. Solon says Sporix can not be eliminated. Solon wants to read her mind but Zayto says he can trust her. Arla is sleepy and the Rangers take her to a chamber. Zayto and Solon talk, Solon says it is too good to be true. Arla changes back to Slyther and calls Void Knight. Void Knight attacks the city and the Rangers arrive and morph. They fight the Hengemen. Arla returns to base and Solon offers her food. She eats it and says she enjoys it. Solon calls her out that it is dog food and she should know. Slyther reveals himself and teleports Solon out. Solon and Slyther fight. He attacks her and knocks her down and takes her communicator. He becomes Arla and she teleports back to base. The Rangers defeat the Hengemen.

The Rangers circle around Void Knight and he teleports away. Arla puts the communicator on the table and the Rangers arrive. They ask for Solon and Arla says she went for a walk. The others leave to find her. Arla wants to take the Sporix to her ship. Zayto notices the communicator on the table. Arla asks him to open the vault and he does so but grabs her arm and finds out she is really Slyther. He transforms to his true form. They teleport out of the base. Zayto morphs. Zayto tells the others as he fights Slyther. The Rangers arrive and the Hengemen appear to and the two groups right. Red calls his Dino Key and does the T-Rex Fury Strike. He becomes Roostafa and grows a giant. Zayto calls the zords with his password: Zayto is cool. (Even though 'cool' is a modern version of the word) They call the Megazord Warrior Formation.

They use the reflection from the sun to blind him using the Slick Key. Roostafa falls. They attack him with 3 attacks. Jane looks for J0Borg. J-Borg comes up behind her. She hisses. Jane takes off the collar and she returns to normal. She coughs up a hairball. Roostafa flies. The Rangers destroy it in the air and Slyther lands on powerlines. Mucus arrives and Slyther has lost his memory. Mucus tells him that they are best friends. They teleport away. Zayto makes Solon Buttermint tea and the Rangers repair her. Zayto apologizes. Solon says she is proud of him. The Rangers think he will find his people. Zayto sends another message.

Episode Review:
I don't know why Zayto has to send a second message and the word 'cool' meant something else thousands of years ago. I did like the performance of the actress playing Arla, she reminds me of Katee Sakaoff. I wish she was a guest character more often but oh well. 

Power Rangers Dino Fury - Cut off - Episode Review

 

"Cut off"
Episode Summary:
The Rangers go camping deep in a forest. Izzy says how Javi ate all the marshmallows. Ollie shows off his new tech like a walking stick, boots, binoculars, chainsaw, and jacket. The gang doesn't know what to make of it. Javi says it is a lot of tech, camping should be simple. Zayto gets in the tech hammock. Izzy says it is overkill. Zayto selects the rocking and it spins out of control. Ollie can't turn it off and it breaks and flips Zayto into a tree. He say he's fine but he will stay from tech. Ollie leaves in a huff. Mucus, Roostafa, Void Knight have a balloon, which has a disruptor that will block Ranger teleportation and tech. Izzy, Javi, and Zayto find the villains. The balloon doesn't reach the correct height yet. Mucus says to roast marshmallows but Javi says he ate them all. The Rangers morph and fight Hengemen. Izzy uses her Tiger Fury Strike. Javi uses his Stego Fury Strike.

Mucus lets the balloon go and it activates. The Rangers try to teleport but it doesn't work. Amelia tries her phone but there is no signal. The Rangers can't get to the city it is too far and can't teleport. Zayto wants to walk but Ollie has an idea from batteries in his boots to make a gadget to take down the balloon. The Rangers aren't sure so they leave without him. He stays to work on it. Ollie makes up an arrow from his walking stick and a battery. Meanwhile, a Sporix arrives when J-Borg and Jean are by a fountain. Mucus gives the Sporix to Void Knight. J-Borg and Jane find the Pay Phone but it doesn't work either. The other Rangers find themselves with Ollie again as they went in a circle. Ollie throws the Hyper Arrow but it fizzles. The Rangers apologize for not trusting him and that his arrow has a chance. He wants a crossbow so has the siblings cut wood. Ollie and Zayto make the crossbow and Zayto gets the bowstring. They hook the arrow to the crossbow to shoot the balloon. Amelia says Ollie is adorable. They destroy the balloon. 



Solon is happy to hear from them and says the hotline is flooded. The Rangers teleport to him. Hengemen are sent and the Rangers morph. Mucus leaves. The Rangers fight the Hengemen, Void Knight, and Roostfa. Rangers use a Boost Key each. Roostafa becomes huge. T-Rex, Tricera and ANkylo are sent and become the Dino Fury Megazord. The Rangers teleport inside while the Siblings fight Void Knight. Roostafa flies and they change to FOrtress formaiton which protects them. Javi uses the Flare Dino Key and Izzy uses the Muscle Dino Key against Void Knight. Void Knight pretends he has been beaten and says he was kidding and teleports away. The other two zords are sent and they fight against Roostafa. The siblings enter the cockpit and they make the Megazord Warrior Formation (5 zords). Zayto calls the Megafury Saber. They do the Dino Mega Slash and destroy it.

Mucus looks for the SPorix but the Rangers get it before her. Void enter the Sporix he got into the machine. Mucus asks if it is enough. He says they have to stop the Rangers first. Back at the forest, they ask Ollie if he brought everthring. He shows them jackets and the jackets can become Sleeping bags. Izzy presses the wrong button and calls the life raft button and falls into bushes. She first seems upset but is atually happy and wants then to try.


Review:
I am not sure how I feel about this ep. First it makes a good point of not relying on tech but then it makes a strong point for it, even though Ollie's devices are glitchy at best. I guess the point was to trust your friend even when you think they're wrong? I don't know... I did like the plot point of cutting the Rangers off from teleporting, I just wish the forest was more threcherous for them. 

Power Rangers Dino Fury - McScary Mansion - Episode Review

"McScary Mansion"
Amelia's grandfather Pop Pop is cleaning the McClary Mansion and thinks there is a ghost. He is spooked and leaves. Back at Buzz Blast, Javi and Aelia talk about how much she wants an assignment about ghosts and wants to prove Ollie wrong. Pop Pop arrives (he came to fix the AC at BuzzBlast) and tells Amelia what happens which gets her excited about going to the mansion. Javi warns her. She takes the keys that Pop Pop leaves behind by accident. She goes with her ray back inside the mansion. She finds a Sporix Beast. She wraps Amelia up. Amelia and the monster get out and the Rangers come to the rescue. Tombtress zaps Javi with a ray that makes him emotional and cries. They tell Javi to not get involved.

The Rangers fight Tombtress. Tombtress zaps Amelia and makes her angry. Tombtress and Mucus leave. The Rangers don't know what to do with Javi and Amelia, who are still affected by the ray. They return to BuzzBlast and Javi has calmed down but Amelia not so much. Pop Pop comes for the keys and Amelia doesn't have them, she tells him that the Rangers came to save her. She berates him since she is still under the ray influence. Pop Pop goes after the keys at the mansion. The Rangers talk and Javi gives Amelia the keys he found. At Area 62, Void Knight's assignment for Tombtress was to find something with immense power in the mansion. Mucus convinces him to send Tombtress to defeat the Rangers. Amelia as the Pink Ranger finds Pop Pop and he has found a Boost Key. He reveals that Amelia's parents were lost long ago and he promised to take care of her. She is toughed and has masked her voice. She then gets a call from the rangers.


The Rangers fight Tombtress and she makes Izzy super scared, Zayto super lazy and Ollie super happy. Amelia arrives with the key and dons Blazing Battle Armor and fights Tombtress. She becomes huge. Three Rangers are still moody. Amelia gets Zayto's key to call the T-Rex and it shows up but also Dimetro Blaing Zord appears. T-Rex Blazing Megazord is formed. The Rangers are transported in but three of the moody Rangers sit it out. Javi and Amelia fight. Megazord fights Tombtress. They destroy the Tombtress. Pop Pop fixes the AC at BuzzBlast. It seems to be too windy. Pop Pop says he has to make an adjustment. He apologizes to her. Jane goes in and it's too hot inside. Amelia apologizes and says she is thankful for him. They hug. He says her parents would be proud. Jane comes out of the freezing office. She challenges him to a snowball fight. 

Review:
It is truly awesome to see Pink Ranger in an armor which her counterpart did not don in Ryusoulger (the armor exists in Ryusoulger but Pink never wore it). Also, a great story connecting her grandfather and also giving backstory to as to why Amelia likes the paranormal, she believes something mysterious happened to her parents. Maybe she thinks she can find their ghosts? Also nice to have an episode with Jane solo and not with J-Borg. Not that I hate J-Borg but it is nice to see them apart. Also nice to see Javi and Amelia communicate in BuzzBlast which we don't see that often. The scene between Pink Ranger and PopPop is really touching even though one person is in costume. It all comes together with Pop Pop's performance, Amelia's voice acting, and the Suit actor's acting.

 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Fan First Friday June Reveals

Hasbro Power Rangers Lightning Collection figures get revealed on Fan First Fridays, but yesterday June 11, 2021 they did a color-specific theme. For the first time, Pink Ranger theme. Fans were hoping for Jen the Pink Time Force Ranger and any other Pink Ranger after 1997. Some reveals were a bit underwhelming. 

Pink Ranger Helmet and Pink Ranger Morpher
I will be getting the helmet for sure and it seems Razzle knows. The Morpher has been done before by Bandai America, I would have done Black or Yellow Ranger. 

Katherine Set
Two Katherine heads and MM Pink and Zeo Pink with PC figure. I would get it just for PC. Some people said why not Turbo Pink but I guess they just want to finish the current teams (MMPR, Zeo, In Space, Lost Galaxy, Time Force, Dino Thunder, SPD, Dino Charge, Beast Morphers) before starting new ones. 


Cel Shaded
The thinking behind this would be to look like it is from a comic book. I didn't really like this reveal. When they said Pink Ranger-themed, people thought all Pink Rangers but apparently only Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger. 


Ecliptor/Astronema Set
This was not revealed on Fan First Friday but today by @whenaiyy and No Pink Spandex, there will be an Ecliptor/Astronema set. This was seen at China Wonder Fest. The difference with Astronema a new sculpt of purple hair, as the original had indigo/blue hair. Also, I don't like how on Fan First Friday, they mentioned Kendrix and Cassie and Kendrix's death and didn't reveal a set. 


Sunday, May 30, 2021

Power Rangers Dino Fury Episodes 9-11 to premiere on Netflix US

Power Rangers on Twitter announced on May 26 that episodes 1-11 of Power Rangers Dino Fury would premiere June 15th in Netflix in the US, UK, ANZ and Canada. It has been confirmed by Power Rangers Command Power Hour (https://twitter.com/RangerCommandPH) through their Hasbro source that it is true that episodes 9-11 will premiere. Episodes 1-8 have aired in the United States on Nickelodeon. Usually new episodes are released internationally before they do in the United States. This is the first time new episodes stream on Netflix in the US before they air on Nickelodeon US. I am not sure about the UK and Canada. This does not surprise me as it has already been leaked that season 2 will exclusively stream on Netflix and no longer be on Nickelodeon in 2022.

 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Power Rangers Lightning Collection: Female Figures (UPDATED)

UPDATED 6/13
 As of May 2021, there are 15 female Lightning Collection figures. There have been 3 villainesses and only Yellow and Pink Rangers. For the record, there is 1 more Red Ranger (Lauren/Samurai), 1 Black Ranger (Hyperforce), 1 Green Ranger (Izzy/Dino Fury), 3 Blue Rangers (Mystic Force, Ninja Storm, Omega), 5 White Rangers (Alien, Wild Force, SPD, Mystic Force, and Ninja Steel) and 2 Silver Rangers (RPM and SPD).
Kimberly and Trini

Katherine and Aisha Metallic Armor

Katherine 2-Pack (Zeo and MMPR)


Rita Repulsa came with a 2-pack with Zedd.


Scorpina and Aisha 2-pack

Ranger Slayer

Ashley/In Space Yellow


Astronema (came with Andros set with indigo hair and soon with Ecliptor with purple hair)



 
Psycho Yellow and Psycho Pink
Both came in Psycho Rangers set 





Syd/Pink SPD


SPD A-Squad Pink and Red, sold separately at Gamestop