Friday, June 17, 2011

The Incredible Shrinking Power Ranger Figures

By Request...
When MMPR started in 1993, the first toys were 8 inch tall! I personally think this is what attracted me to the series.

MMPR Season three introduced 5 inch and a half tall Ninja Ranger figures and 4 inch tall Alien Rangers, but...

Zeo was the first to have the 5.5 inch figures of the main rangers. In Space was the last one to have 8 inch tall figures.

In Space figures started having big muscles, which fans disliked as they looked more and more looked like they were on steroids.

12 inch figures with cloth suits were introduced alongside the 5.5 inch ones in Time Force and kept on going through the seasons, being phased out by Operation Overdrive. In Wild Force to SPD had human faces. They made only males, except for Ninja Storm that had a Tori figure.

Jungle Fury had 11 inch plastic figures that had no cloth suits.

In MMPR, there were girl dolls (I don't remember the size).

Jungle Fury and RPM figures didn't have 'roid rage' and in MMPR 2010, they did get steroids. The MMPR 2010 figures are the first to be the smallest at 4 inches, if you don't count the Alien Ranger figures. Samurai Rangers figures continue being 4 inch, Bandai America says it is because of the economy.

Gokaiger DX Keys and GokaiOh Props at Toy Event

Ranger Key Set 06
Go-On Red - Go-On Blue - Go-On Yellow - Go-On Green - Go-On Black

Ranger Key Set 07
ShinkenRed - ShinkenBlue - ShinkenPink - ShinkenGreen - ShinkenYellow

Ranger Key Set 08
GoseiRed - GoseiPink - GoseiBlack - GoseiYellow - GoseiBlue

Ranger Key Set EX
5 Gokaigers special metallic color version.

Ranger Key Set SP
15 remaining Red warriors.

Deluxe Metallic Gokaiger keys and DX Goseiger (DX Set 8) and Shinkenger keys (DX Key 7)

DX SET SP: Mask Red, Red Falcon, Red Turbo, Five Red, Red Hawk, Oh Red, Mega Red, Time Red, Denji Red, Goggle Red, Spade Ace, Red One, Change Dragon and Flash Red.

Go-Onger (DX Set 6), DX Set 4: MagiShine, DekaBreak, Anchor, Shurikenger and Shinken Gold

DX Set 4: Gosei Red, Tyranno Ranger, Battle Japan, Hurricane Red and Red Racer

Tyrannoranger key (Metallic), surprise surprise, much like the MMPR metallic figures.

Six Gokaiger, Tyrannoranger, DekaRed, MagiRed and DynaRed, Goggle Red, Gao Silver, GoseiShine, Go-On Gold, Go-On Silver and Goranger.

GokaiOh Props...

If you order a DX Gokai-Oh and a DX GoJyuJin at the same time you'll receive a special TyrannoRanger key metallic color version.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Saban's Power Rangers on Twitter says DVD to come soon

"We are making the episodes available on DVD. You can see the episodes online via Netflix. Power ON!"

"We will be su latest updates on where you watch the classic episodes in Australia and Canada. Stay tuned here for all the latest news!"

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Henshin0's feelings over PR streaming on Netflix

When I read the article about Netflix streaming this "tomorrow" (today by now), you couldn't believe my ecstasy. This is one time where being an insomniac is a good thing, because lying on your bed, you start to realize, "Wait, it's midnight.....POWER RANGERS ARE STREAMING ON NETFLIX NOW!" And I got a first look, and it rocked my world. First of all, the graphics of older footage has slightly improved (the way you think MMPR revisioned would have, before you actually saw it), and at the end of the episodes of all of the shows, even the Disney seasons, they use the new Saban logo, like the one they use at the end of "Samurai". Since I didn't sleep at night, I spent the whole night watching "Zeo", and thanks to the digital remastery, I noticed things I didn't notice before even when they aired it on Jetix.

First, in the zord garage, you can see the initials "U.A.O.H." from Zeo's Japanese counter-part, "Ohranger". Also, in the power chamber, where they have capsules containing the MMPR suits, Yellow ranger's suit (are you ready for this) has a skirt. What ironic timing to notice it, when gokaiger is airing in Japan. I also noticed a few less impressive things like the rangers wearing turtle-necks......a lot, and subtext about David Yost, but that's not important. Who knows what other things I will just start to notice in other old season, but whats really cool, is the fact that it's on netfix, means that via desktop, laptop, TV internet, and iPhone, I can literally spend the whole day watching non-stop Power Rangers. Although, there are a few things you should know. First, they're not streaming Mystic Knights, or Masked rider, and second, MMPR-R is considered S-19 on Netflix, not S-18, while "Samurai" is considered 18, but isn't on netflix at all, even though the cast list is on the site.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Official: Past Season Power Rangers Reunion for Netflix Announcement

Press Release I received:
Led by the Samurai Power Rangers (star of the recent hit series on Nickelodeon), previous generations of the iconic Power Ranger teams reunited today in Las Vegas! Creator Haim Saban and Saban Brands president Elie Dekel joined the Rangers at the Saban Brands booth at this year’s Licensing International Expo. This reunion also commemorates the announcement that starting tomorrow, over 700 episodes from the enduringly popular Power Rangers television series will be made available via Netflix’s instant streaming service.

Every classic episode from the 17 year run of the world’s most successful kids action series will now be available for fans to view any time—from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to the futuristic Power Rangers RPM. Following its introduction in 1993, Power Rangers quickly became a global phenomenon as the most watched children’s television program in the United States.

Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others, the series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morph” into superheroes. Seen in more than 60 countries and translated into numerous languages, Power Rangers rose to rank as the #1 boys brand in the world from 1993-97, based on toy sales and television ratings.
Same pictures again and deciphering which Ranger is which:
[Front: Green, Yellow, Red, Gold and Pink Samurai Rangers; Second Row: Blue Wind Ranger, Red Mystic Ranger, Yellow Wild Force Ranger (girl); Third Row: White Dino Ranger, Red SPD Ranger, and MMPR Black; 4th: Cheetah Ranger, Yellow Dino Ranger, Green Samurai Ranger (Ninja Storm); 5th: Jaguar Ranger, Blue Wild Force Ranger. Behind Green Samurai Ranger is another Yellow Wild Force Ranger. In the background are also MMPR Pink, Ranger Green (RPM), Blue SPD, MMPR Blue, Red Dino Ranger, Pink Galaxy Ranger, and Lunar Wolf Ranger and Pink Overdrive Ranger.

Pink Galaxy Ranger and White Dino RangerBlue Mystic Ranger
Blue Wild Force Ranger, Black Wild Force RangerGreen Samurai Ranger
Yellow Mystic Ranger and Red Mystic Ranger
MMPR Red Ranger
Zeo Ranger V Red and Red Dino Ranger
Jaguar Ranger
Yellow Overdrive Ranger and Blue Wind RangerYellow Wild Force RangerAnd Gold Samurai Ranger and Ranger Green and I don't know who else, I can't tell, I know I see Red.

Center: Elie Dekel and Haim Saban
Left to Right: Pink Mystic Ranger, Blue Wind Ranger, Jaguar Ranger, Pink SPD Ranger, MMPR Yellow Ranger, Lunar Wolf Ranger, Yellow Cheetah Ranger, Yellow Samurai Ranger, Pink Overdrive Ranger, Yellow Galaxy Ranger, Pink Galaxy Ranger, White Dino Ranger, MMPR Blue, Green Samurai Ranger, Blue Wild Force Ranger, Red Mystic Ranger, Red Samurai Ranger, Yellow Dino Ranger, White Wild Force Ranger, Green Samurai Ranger (NinjaStorm in between, you see buckle), Gold Samurai Ranger, SPD Blue Ranger, two Yellow Wild Force Ranger, Blue Mystic Ranger, Blue Samurai Ranger, Pink Samurai Ranger, Black Wild Force Ranger, MMPR Pink Ranger, MMPR Black Ranger, Ranger Green, and Red SPD Ranger. I saw Yellow Mystic Ranger in the escalator picture and there is a yellow helmet behind the White Dino helmet. Red Mystic Ranger behind Blue Wild Force and Yellow Overdrive behind Blue Mystic, you can see her helmet peaking between Blue Samurai and Black Wild Force. It looks like the Yellow Wild Force Ranger suit is the only costume repeated. The only teams that don't seem to be included is Turbo, Space, Lightspeed, and Time Force---Ironically Saban seasons.

Yes, the Red Mystic Ranger's helmet was thought to be repainted Pink. Since there is only one RPM Ranger, I am led to believe that most of the Ranger suits are from Disney World (RPM Green, Pink Mystic, Blue Jungle, Red SPD, Yellow Overdrive, White Dino, Lunar Wolf, etc.). The only of Disney World that doesn't seem included seems to be Pink Time Force Ranger. The Blue Ninja Storm, Yellow Jungle, Blue Mystic, Red Dino, Yellow Dino, Red Mystic and other related suits are probably around because Disney had them for promotional stuff. I can't explain the repainted Pink Mystic helmet and even Zeo. The ones they have of all are MMPR, Wild Force and Samurai.

35 Rangers:
Red Samurai Ranger
Pink Samurai Ranger
Yellow Samurai Ranger
Green Samurai Ranger
Blue Samurai Ranger
Gold Samurai Ranger
MMPR Red Ranger
MMPR Yellow Ranger
MMPR Blue Ranger
MMPR Black Ranger
MMPR Pink Ranger
Zeo Ranger I Red
Yellow Galaxy Ranger
Pink Galaxy Ranger
Black Wild Force Ranger
Yellow Wild Force Ranger (2)
White Wild Force Ranger
Lunar Wolf Ranger
Blue Wind Ranger
Green Samurai Ranger (PRNS)
Red Dino Ranger
Yellow Dino Ranger
White Dino Ranger
Red SPD Ranger
Pink SPD Ranger
Blue SPD Ranger
Red Mystic Ranger
Blue Mystic Ranger
Pink Mystic Ranger
Yellow Mystic Ranger
Yellow OO Ranger
Pink OO Ranger
Jaguar Ranger
Cheetah Ranger
RPM Ranger Green

VR Troopers, Beetleborgs and Power Rangers Seasons Avaliable for Streaming on Netflix Tomorrow!

A few weeks ago, it was big news as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie was avaliable for streaming on Netflix. But now actual TV episodes of other Tokusatsu made by Saban in the 90's. Right now it says they are 'Unavaliable' but they will be ready for streaming from 6/15/11