Saturday, November 20, 2010

Poll Results: 20th Anniversary Power Rangers 'Once A Ranger'-like Episode Who Would you pick?

Which 1 would you pick from PROO for a 20th anniversary special?
Mac 82 of 210 (39%)
Rose 44 (20%)
Tyzonn 31 (14%)
Will 22 (10%)
Ronny 17 (8%)
Dax 14 (6%)
I voted for Rose.

Which 1 would you pick from Jungle Fury for a 20th anniversary special?
RJ 126 of 236 (53%)
Casey 50 (21%)
Lily 22 (9%)
Theo 15 (6%)
Dominick 23 (9%)

Which 1 would you pick from RPM for a 20th anniversary special?
Dillon 107 of 242 (44%)
Scott 28 (11%)
Ziggy 55 (22%)
Flynn 10 (4%)
Summer 23 (9%)
Gem 10 (4%)
Gema 9 (3%)

Which 1 would you pick from Samurai for a 20th anniversary special?
Jayden 81 of 184 (44%)
Mike 13 (7%)
Kevin 8 (4%)
Emily 19 (10%)
Ava 14 (7%)
Gold 49 (26%)

Which MMPR that hasn't returned (after a long period) would you want to return?
Billy 138 of 276 (50%)
Zack 136 (49%)
Jason 117 (42%)
Kimberly 114 (41%)
Rocky 76 (27%)
Katherine 57 (20%)
Aisha 55 (19%)
I concur.

I don't exactly understand why everyone voted for two Red Rangers, but I would have either Mac of PROO and Gold of RPM or Rose of PROO and Jayden of Samurai.
In a poll in May where you guys voted for which past warriors should be in a 35th anniversary special with the Goukaiger, you guys picked Gosei Knight, Shinken Red, Go-On Silver, and Geki Violet. Interesting how Shinken Red/Red Samurai Ranger and Geki Violet/Violet Wolf Ranger were both selected. Yay purple! And I guess RPM Black was voted for instead of Silver because of the characters.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Power Rangers Samurai hit the Big Apple

Bandai has posted a new post on their blog with a little bit more info on the Rangers at the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. The costumed Power Rangers Samurai will escort the World balloon through the streets of Manhattan. For those that don't know, the parade airs at 9 am/8 am central on NBC network on November 25th, 2010.

Photo Credit: (which is temporarily down)

UPDATED 11/21/10 and 11/22/10

New photos from the Power Rangers Facebook that has the Red and Pink Samurai Rangers with a Fire Fighter in Times Square and them outside of Madison Square Garden.

NY Public Library

Getting a portrait done.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Poll Results: Power Rangers Samurai 2011 toy line

Which would you most likely purchase of the Power Rangers Samurai Toy Line?
180 votes - Deluxe Megazord won

Do you like the look of the 6 figures?
Yes - 120
No - 90
Kind of - 75
Don't know yet - 29

Do you like the look of the recent pics of the toy line?
Some of it - 97
Yes - 87
No - 54
Don't know yet - 29
Don't care - 17
Maybe - 15

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Poll Results: 20th Anniversary 'Forever Red' and Crimson and Navy Rangers

If they did a 'Forever Red' sort of episode for the 20th anniversary, would you rather have..
Foever Red - 126
Sixth Rangers - 102
Forever Blue - 74
Forever Yellow - 58

Do you consider the Crimson Ranger a Red Ranger?
Yes - 159 of 234
No - 75

Do you consider the Navy Ranger a Blue Ranger?
Yes - 156
No - 49

For the 20th Anniversary, you would prefer...
Anniversary Movie - 134 of 239
Ep like Forever Red - 33
Something New - 51
Ep like Once A Ranger - 21

This was just like this old poll I did..

What would you prefer for a 20th Anniversary?
'Once a Ranger' version 2 -- 82 of 195 votes
1st Cast reunion in Movie - 39
1st Cast reunion in episode -- 38
MMPR retelling movie -- 36

20th Anniversary Sixth Ranger teamup?

NOTE: This was done before GokaigerFor those that don't know, for the 0th anniversary there was a special episode in the 10th season "Power Rangers Wild Force" called "Forever Red," which featured 10 Red Rangers. Some fans have made up their own fan fictions of updated teamup of Red Rangers (some that include the Crimson Ranger, hence the poll this week) and other kind of teamups of different colors. But some colors can't be done because they aren't as consistent. The three colors that are used in every Power Ranger team are blue and yellow; pink is the fourth, but not every team has pink (6 teams have no pink). Also, if one team has green, it has no black, except for SPD, RPM and MMPR. Anyhoo, here's my assessment of Sixth Rangers...

Tommy /Green Ranger and White Ranger
He would have to pick one, or maybe use both powers. Have some kind of special item that goes from one mode to another, show off White Ranger first and then Green Ranger for the end. To get JDF would have to deal with scheduling and compromises.

Jason (Gold Ranger)
I think he would want to do it, but again like JDF, they would have to work out scheduling stuff because Austin St. John still teaches and works. Three Sixth Rangers (suit wise).

Phantom Ranger
Even though not considered a sixth warrior in Sentai, he is still consider a Power Ranger and this would be the easiest one to get because he is just a guy in the suit. It would be great to get Alex Dodd back as his voice, but like with Aurico, they can get whoever. Four Sixth Rangers.

Zhane (Silver Ranger)
The actor Justin Nimmo would be hard to get because he no longer acts, he works in homes rent to own with his wife and has kids to raise (which hasn't stopped other former cast members before, but you never know). Five Sixth Rangers.

Mike (Magna Defender)
Might not be considered a Power Ranger by some fans but he does fulfill the spot for Lost Galaxy, he did loose his powers but maybe the original Magna Defender can return to restore his powers. As Russell Lawrence, I don't know what he is up to now so it is iffy. Six Sixth Rangers.

Ryan Mitchell (Titanium Ranger)Rhett is in a band and still acting, but I am sure they would have to figure out the scheduling but he might do it. Seven Sixth Rangers.

Eric Myers (Quantum Ranger) I am sure he might do it because he has gone to both Power Morphicons and he did the Forever Red and he is still acting. Eight Sixth Rangers.

Merrick (Lunar Wolf Ranger)
Don't know what he is up to currently so we don't know. Nine Sixth Rangers.

Cam Watanabe (Green Samurai Ranger)He lives near New Zealand or Australia so location may not be a problem but I don't know what he is up to now or if he would be into it. Ten Sixth Rangers.

Trent Fernandez (White Dino Ranger)
There was no sixth Ranger in Dino Thunder... we only got a power up for Red Ranger (Triassic Ranger)... but they could bring Trent in (don't know what the actor is doing, don't know if he would do it) since, like, he was used along with Lunar Wolf and Green Samurai (PRNS) at Disney World. Eleven Sixth Rangers.

Sam (Omega Ranger)
Easy to do, just in suit. Get some guy for the voice. Twelve Sixth Rangers.

Daggeron (Solaris Knight)
He has done PR for two seasons, so I am sure he would do it again. Thirteen Sixth Rangers.

Tyzonn (Mercury Ranger)
He has done Power Rangers for a couple of seasons, so maybe he might come back and they can say he got his morpher back from Hartford. 14 Sixth Rangers.

RJ (Wolf Ranger) or Dominick (Rhino Ranger)
They could go either way on this, since there was no formal Sixth Ranger in Jungle Fury and I consider the Wolf Ranger and the Rhino Ranger as the fourth and fifth Jungle Fury Rangers. They could pick either one to represent the Sixth Ranger, I think if they had to choose, they would pick Rhino. 15 Sixth Rangers.

Gem (Ranger Gold) and/or Gema (Ranger Silver)
They fill in gaps from absences of Sixth Rangers, they could bring Gema (his sister, who is technically a seventh ranger) too. Having Gema, would at least have one female. Dunno if the actor and/or the actress would do it though. 16 and 17 Sixth Rangers.

Gold Samurai Ranger
Would take some scheduling but I am sure he might do it. 18 Sixth Rangers.

Including 'Gosei Knight' (whatever they will call him) would make 19, not enough for a 20th anniversary. If they celebrate the 20th anniversary with the Goukaiger adaption, then they use whatever sixth ranger they have if they will have one and they'd have 20. If they don't use Rangers from Dino Thunder or Jungle Fury or Ranger Silver, they'd have 16.

Basically they would have 2 Green Rangers, 2 White Rangers, 5 Silver Rangers (PRiS, PRLR, Wild Force, PROO, RPM), 1 Red Ranger, 4 'Gold' Rangers (Zeo, Mystic, RPM, Samurai), 2 Black suit warriors (Phantom & Magna), 1 Silver suit warrior, and if they count White Dino Ranger and Rhino Ranger, then they would have 4 White Rangers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Namihei Koshige practices for Power Rangers Samurai

Namihei Koshige, stunt man and suit actor for Power Rangers since season 2 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers all the way up to RPM. He has mostly played female Rangers, like White Aquitar Ranger, Cheetah Ranger, Pink SPD Ranger and many others. I am subscribed to his You Tube channel and he recently posted this video. It doesn't reveal much, but it does confirm to me that he is once again working in Power Rangers. He and his wife moved to New Zealand when production originally moved there and I think he either stayed or return to japan and came back once again.

On his blog there are some revealing pictures:
This shows they are filming a scene where a man is fishing, it seems they are recreating Episode 7 of Shinkenger where the Blue Ranger had to fish for the Swordfish Zord (Kajiki Origami).

Also, it seems they are also using horses in Power Rangers Samurai.

His Blog