Saturday, November 12, 2011

Poll Results: Shinkenger Figuarts/Possible Collectibles/Jungle Fury Marathon

Do you think the entire cast of RPM will appear in Clash of the Red Rangers? 
  147 (63%)
  83 (36%)

What do you think about Jungle Fury Nicktoon marathon? 
  107 (50%)
  47 (22%)
What about MMPR?
  77 (36%)
What about RPM?
  85 (39%)
  23 (10%)
  22 (10%)

Have you bought a Shinkenger Figuart from Toys R Us?
Yes, Red
  37 (21%)
Yes, Gold
  25 (14%)
  92 (52%)
Plan to
  66 (37%)

If Toys R US sells the other Shinkenger Figuarts, which ones would you get?
  93 (57%)
  97 (59%)
  108 (66%)
  106 (65%)

Which of these do you think Bandai would realistically make as a collectible?
Psycho Rangers
  135 (71%)
MMPRtM Rangers
  84 (44%)
White Mystic Ranger
  65 (34%)
Kat Ranger
  48 (25%)
Dark Specter
  38 (20%)
Nova Ranger
  40 (21%)
  45 (23%)
Emperor Grumm
  34 (17%)

Which Villainess should be made into a collectible? 
  87 (45%)
  125 (65%)
  72 (37%)
  46 (24%)
  46 (24%)
  46 (24%)
  38 (20%)
  49 (25%)
  39 (20%)
  45 (23%)
  36 (18%)
  72 (37%)
  73 (38%)

Which villain should not be made into a collectible?
  65 (38%)
King Mondo
  41 (24%)
  70 (41%)
  39 (23%)
The Master
  45 (26%)
  49 (29%)
  53 (31%)
  33 (19%)
Emperor Grumm
  41 (24%)
Master Org
  48 (28%)

Gokaiger Episode 38, 39 preview and Gokaiger vs. Gavan Trailer Screencaps!


Episode 39:

It seems that Gai will become MagiShine and Gosei Knight. The others will become Timeranger and Megaranger, for sure Gai will be MegaSilver but not sure if he will become TimeFire.

Gokaiger vs. Gavan The Movie:


199 Heroes: Answers?

 Fans have had a happy week this week, by seeing 199 Heroes movie which has now been available online and it wasn't available as of yet. It has gotten many positive reviews from fans, it is over 84 minutes (Less than a hour and thirty minutes long), this is currently the longest Super Sentai movie. But there are still some questions from fans. These questions: What happened to the other robos?  What happened to Ninjaman? Where is Datas? How was Rio and Mele and other dead warriors were resurrected?

For those who had not seen the movie, the Legend War starts in the beginning after Goseiger fights Zangyack and then the Extra Heroes appear. They also gave up their energy as well as the others. According to the Gokaiger producers, there was more backstory they planned and had no time to do it. Rumors and reports say that the producers said some unknown source brought back the dead warriors to fight. In Episode 28, Gai was brought back to Earth by a god-like entity but could not be seen by anyone else other than the main 5 Gokaiger. In Episode 18, we get a flashback of Mikoto visiting Gai in a dream, so we can't call it a resurrection, I personally take it as his spirit visiting him in a dream. As for the Ninjaman and Datas questions, the producers say that robos fought each other before the Legend War we saw and all the other robos were probably lost. (Episode 40 has shown Ninjaman's jar, so seems he was not in the Legend War!) We saw the spirit of the main robos at the end of the 199 heroes and they weren't the real ones and they were brought to life by the spirit of the people believing in Super Sentai.

 So basically the producers did plan to answer those questions and we can take it as 'canon' that other warriors and robos were lost and couldn't be revived or whatever in time. Datas was not in the 199 movie or even mentioned. As for Rio, Mele, Burai, Naoto, Sara, and the others being revived, I believe it wasn't 'resurrected' forever, it was just a temporary thing. There is also other questions in the Gokaiger world, like how Mikoto and the others were able to make the Gokai Phone and Gokai Silver's powers and is it connected to AkaRed? And is AkaRed dead, isn't he just a spirit of the Red Rangers and not really a person? There are also rumors that Don was a legendary warrior, leading fans to believe he is Aka Red. One theory from fans is that the Zangyack reprogrammed Aka Red into Don, but why make him Don?

My own personal theory is that AkaRed is Don, but not reprogrammed by Zangyack, just by unexplained magic. I am alright with unexplained magic, I think that is also the answer. I remember an interview with an animator involved by the Hayao Miyazaki films, that Americans are not used to magic and need explanations, that Japanese are alright with stories without exposition or explanation. I personally don't think there is no reason to have an explanation to the origin of the GokaiSilver powers, just enjoy the show. Now people might be asking, that they are not concerned about it and why am I? And I say, it could also apply to the other questions left unanswered. 

Casting Message from PR Casting Director

On November 7, this memo was posted to Breakdown Services (the industry source for casting notices):

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, 12:56 PM PST
POWER RANGERS (Memo from Iris Hampton)
Non-Union Episodic

Dear all agents who participated in the Power Ranger casting process,

We want to express our sincere thanks to your clients who recently auditioned for Power Rangers' 2013 season and provide you with a quick update. Since we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary season in 2013, we have decided to elevate the season's creative to entirely new heights. This will require us to commence production in 2012 rather than 2011. We hope that the great talent we met during our recent auditions will still be available when we recommence casting and promise that you will be the first to know when that will occur. At this time, we plan to resume the casting process March to early April 2012.

With kind regards and respect,
Iris Hampton
Power Ranger Casting Director

 This is news for fans and it was posted on Rangerboard, most people have accepted this as a truth and so far there is no indication that it is fake. For those who don't know, casting happened last month, saying production was going to start in January 2012 and most likely it was going to be adapted from Goseiger. But now, that casting is pushed to March and April, filming might start in May or June. By what Ms. Hampton says in the message is true, by 'elevate the season's creative' would make fans bealive it is Gokaiger.

My float idea for Power Rangers Samurai

This is one of my favorite floats ever, the Masters of the Universe float, which combined the worlds of He-Man and She-Ra. When it went down for Macy's Thanksgivings Day in the 80's, they did a perfomance. The conceptual idea looks more ambitious and didn't look exactly like that in the final product. The bridge was bigger, the dragon is brighter and more downplayed and the pink Crustal Castle was on top of a hillside and looked more like a traditional castle than the toy version.

 The final version had all the characters of both worlds fighting with each other and dancing around. The performance recorded for the Parade's televised version, the act wasn't well coordinated with some hiccups here and there and can be found on YouTub.

 Anyway, this idea inspires me for a parade float for Power Rangers. Power Rangers Samurai are said to be in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving parade but it hasn't been announced yet in what form. Thee is no mention of a balloon and the balloons have already been announced, a balloon would had been cool and most likely the balloon would be a Red Ranger. Last year when the Samurai Rangers premiered, it was less fan-fae, it was just the five walking down the street with a small Earth balloon.

Even in their time in Walt Disney World, they didn't have a float. The Power Rangers never have had a float, so here is my idea...

I didn't go so crazy with the design, basically I combined the Junk of the Sanzu River with the Samurai Megazord and I figure they can have a fight like in the Masters of the Universe float. I figure they can have Moogers there as well and maybe Deker and Dayu too.