Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gokaiger 42 and 43 Preview





Coming up this month: Ep 43 is Don-Marvelous ep; Ep 44 is Battle Fever tribute with Kenji Oba as Battle Kenya, Luka and Gai Christmas ep (airs the 25th of December), Gai turns into a doll and 45 is rumored to be the Kakuranger episode.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Poll Results: Gobuster / Beetleborgs Merch / 2 Extra to 3

When a team starts with 3, how do you like the other 2 Rangers to be handled? They appear as a duo later or sooner? 
Duo several episodes later
  126 (54%)
Duo early on
  80 (34%)
Fourth early, Fifth later
  79 (34%)
Fourth later in the game
  16 (6%)

Which way did you like when 2 members entered a 3-ranger core team? 
  65 (25%)
Hurricanger/Ninja Storm
  128 (50%)
Abaranger/Dino Thunder
  91 (35%)
Gekiranger/Jungle Fury
  86 (33%)
  148 (58%)

For Gobuster, would you like next 2 rangers to come as a duo or individually like in Abaranger and Gekiranger?
As a Duo
  179 (73%)
Individually like Abaranger
  49 (20%)
Individually like Gekiranger
  62 (25%)

For Gobuster, what colors would you like next? 
Pink & Black
  86 (33%)
Pink & Green
  70 (27%)
Purple & Black
  55 (21%)
Purple & White
  41 (15%)
Purple & Green
  46 (17%)
Black & Green
  74 (28%)
Black & White
  97 (37%)
Green & White
  70 (27%)

For Gobuster, what colors do you think for sure will be done realistically? (not your own) 
Black & Green
  114 (49%)
Black & Pink
  67 (29%)
Black & White
  72 (31%)
Green & Pink
  61 (26%)
Green & White
  49 (21%)

Do you like the Gobusters Suits? 
  190 (59%)
  45 (14%)
Kind of
  82 (25%)

Do you like the robots of Gobusters? 
  204 (69%)
  40 (13%)
  50 (17%)

Do you like that they are making an AkaRed Key? 
  216 (78%)
Not Really
  14 (5%)
What's the Point?
  32 (11%)
Definitely getting 1
  12 (4%)

Do you like that they made Gobuster Ranger Keys? 
  219 (77%)
  19 (6%)
  34 (12%)
What's the Point?
  43 (15%)

What are you most excited for? 
Power Rangers Samurai Season 2
  156 (47%)
More Ranger Key Toys
  85 (25%)
  195 (59%)
Gokaiger vs Gavan
  170 (51%)

Would you like collector action figures of Vr Troopers and Beetleborgs from Bandai? 
  148 (68%)
  69 (31%)

What kind of merchandise would you like of VR Troopers?
Hot Topic Stuff
  54 (43%)
Adult T-Shirts
  72 (57%)
  23 (18%)
Key Chains
  38 (30%)
  24 (19%)
  21 (16%)
  26 (20%)
  24 (19%)
  25 (20%)
Tin Lunchbox
  30 (24%)

What kind of Beetleborgs Merchandise would you like? 
Hot Topic Stuff
  60 (47%)
  23 (18%)
  21 (16%)
Tin Lunchbox
  20 (15%)
  21 (16%)
Adult T-Shirts
  72 (56%)
  18 (14%)
Key Chains
  34 (26%)
  18 (14%)
Computer Stuff
  44 (34%)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Power Ranger Amount of Episodes

Surprised no one asked for this.

I didn't split up Samurai because 20 a season is no season and come on, it's just one season. And MMPR had to be split up, too many episodes. The thing that has been repeat the most is 40 and 32 episodes.

Kamen Rider Amount of Episodes

I covered Super Sentai, might as well do Kamen Rider. The first Kamen Rider was 98 episodes and the rest of the Showa era was pretty small episode counts save for V3, Skyrider and Super-1. Black and Black RX aired way later. As for the current era, 49 episodes is the highest episode count and 51 being the highest series has gotten. Decade is the shortest of this era and Amazon is the shortest of the first era. There is 52 weeks in a year so it makes sense most series are 52 or less. Don't forget that some weeks there are no new episodes because of Golf, a national holiday or a travesty like the recent Earthquake in Japan. Here is a chart...

  1.  Kamen Rider - 98
  2. Skyrider - 54
  3. V3 - 52
  4. Black and Agito -51
  5. Ryuki and 555 - 50
  6. 49 episodes - Kuuga, Blade, Kabuto, Den-O and W
  7. Super-1, Hibiki and OOO - 48
  8. Black-RX - 47
  9. Stronger - 39
  10. X - 35
  11. Decade - 31
  12. Amazon - 24

Monday, December 5, 2011

Super Sentai Amount of Episodes

We can't count Goranger and JAKQ because Goranger lasted 2 years and had 84 episodes and was the first one, so they didn't know it was going to last 35 years. JAKQ was not as possible and lasted 35 episodes, ironically because that is how long in years it was lasted. In 1978 there was a break and then in 1979, Battle Fever J aired and had 52 episodes. It seems that Gokaiger will indeed have 52 episodes, since Go-Buster will premiere in late February. There is 52 weeks in a year so it makes sense most series are 52 or less. Don't forget that some weeks there are no new episodes because of Golf, a national holiday or a travesty like the recent Earthquake in Japan. Here is a chart...

2 series had 52 episodes, 10 series had 51 episodes, 11 series had 50 episodes, 5 series had 49 episodes, 3 had 48 episodes, Kakuranger had 53, Changeman had 55, JAKQ had the less at 35 and Goranger had the most at 84. Other than Goranger, Changeman had the most episodes.

  1. Goranger - 84
  2. Changeman - 55
  3. Kakuranger - 53
  4. 52 Episodes: Gokaiger and Battle Fever J
  5. 51 episodes: Denjiman, Dynaman, Bioman, Maskman, Turboranger, Jetman, Megaranger, Timeranger, Gaoranger and Hurricanger.
  6. 50 episodes: Zyuranger, Dairanger, Goseiger, Go-Onger, Flashman, Abaranger, Dekaranger, Sun Vulcan, Goggle V, Gingaman and GoGoV
  7. 49 episodes: Liveman, Magiranger, Boukenger, Gekiranger and Shinkenger
  8. 48 episodes: Fiveman, Ohranger and Carranger
  9. JAKQ - 35

Sunday, December 4, 2011

IFs: How would Bandai America handle Ranger Keys?

UPDATED 1/23/13
I am obsessed with the Ranger Keys of Gokaiger. I am not the only one, fans are already debating over how Bandai America will handle the Ranger Key situation as the Bandai Japan treatment has been a double-sided sword if one was willing to get the whole team sets and now we find out that in 2012 we will be getting team sets. And there is too many Red Ranger repeats if one buys the complete Gashapon sets. The Rangers they pick have been very random.

If anyone was collecting the Engine Cells of RPM, one couldn't get them all. They release some keys with armored figures but they didn't release all the Engine Cells. And as for the Power Coins, they did release them with the MMPR 2010 Ranger figures. And in the Samurai line, we got most of the Spin Discs. 

Footage from Gokaiger will get adapted into Power Rangers Super Megaforce but we don't know if they will be using trhe suits. But the Ranger Keys do appear in the headquarters of the Megaforce, so hopefully we will getting the Ranger Keys in the toyline. I made the count of 125 keys (adding the five American-only PR Rangers, it is 125) instead of 199 (from Super Sentai), maybe Bandai America has more of a chance of covering at least 2 of each team. Bandai Japan released all 35 Red Ranger keys (obviously it would be red) in deluxe form, but the Red Ninja key was release with a treasure box. 

 It is safe to say that Bandai America won't have the three types like Deluxe, Gashapon and Candy Toy, most likely just one or two types. Judging by the Gosei Morpher, which is smaller than its counterpart the Tensouder, the main PR keys might be smaller than the Japanese ones. might be smaller since most toy morphers are smaller than the Sentai versions. A second type might be a none transforming one for the Training Sets.

The Ranger Keys that Bandai chose were obviously based on the first auxiliary zords: Magiranger, Dekaranger, Magiranger and Gekiranger but always mixed it up with one older Ranger. But then they were all random. The Mobirates comes with Red and other Reds: Go-On Red and Shinken Red, most likely the American one may just come with the Red key since the Spin Sword only has the Red Fire Disc and the RPM Cell Shift Morpher only came with the blue cells.

Most likely might not release Ranger Keys in sets by themselves, mostly like with a figure. They could do like the Samurai Auxiliary Zords, they come with a figure. Gokai Sabre comes with Yellow and Gokai Gun comes with Blue. Pink and Green came with the Buckle, most likely the Buckle will come in some sort of Training Set, sans Pink's Key. Since the Mystic Force's Mystic Sword came with only the Red, Green and Yellow attachments without Pink and Blue, so maybe the sabre will come with Green.

If they do follow the sets, they might release Jungle Fury, SPD, Mystic Force, and Wild Force Reds; Lightspeed, Dino Thunder, Operation Overdrive, and Lost Galaxy Reds; Megaforce, MMPR, Ninja Storm, and Turbo Reds. That's 13 out of 19 right there, leaving Aquitar, Zeo, Space, Time Force, RPM, and Samurai (if RPM and Samurai don't come with the Mobirates equivalent). They could make 4 sets right there. The Gokaiger set 3 by the way was Goranger so maybe they will make a MMPR set.

In 2011, Bandai released Team deluxe sets like Goseiger, Gokaiger (shiny), Go-Onger and Shinkenger. I could see them doing the same for RPM, Samurai and the other two. I would be surprised to see if they had the female Ranger Keys come with the weapons or even with the female Rangers themselves. I think that would be great if they release the Pink Ranger Key with the Pink Ranger. Or another incentive, a male Ranger Key with a female Ranger.

(For argument's sake, let's say the Gokaiger suits will be used for the second season and the other keys are just my examples so no way means it is real or official) 
Red Ranger Action Figure with Red Megaforce Ranger Key
Blue Ranger Action Figure with Blue Megaforce Ranger Key
Pink Ranger Action Figure with her Pink Megaforce Ranger Key
Yellow Ranger Action Figure with her Yellow Megaforce Ranger Key
Green Ranger Action Figure with Black Megaforce Ranger Key 
Silver Ranger Action Figure with Robo Knight Ranger Key
Armored Silver Ranger Action Figure with Silver Space Ranger Key
Morpher with Red Super Megaforce Key, Red Samurai and Red Jungle Fury Ranger Keys (instead of RPM)
Blaster Weapon with Green Super Megaforce key and Pink Super Megaforce Key
Sword Weapon with Blue Super Megaforce key and Yellow Super Megaforce Key

Megazord with a Red Time Force Ranger Key
Mystic Dragon Zord with Mystic Force Keys (5)
 SPD Delta Runner 1 with SPD Keys (5)
Lion Wild Zord with Wild Force Ranger Keys (5)
 Red Ranger Training Set with Dino Thunder Ranger Keys (5)
Blue Ranger Training Set with Operation Overdrive Ranger Keys (5)
"Red Cycle" with Red Samurai Key (Lauren)
"Blue Cycle" with Blue Samurai Key 
"Green Cycle" with Green Samurai Key
"Silver Cycle" with RPM Ranger Silver Key 
"Red Morphin Vehicle" with  Rhino Ranger Key   
"Blue Morphin Vehicle" with Blue Jaguar Ranger Key

"Green Morphin Vehicle" with Violet Wolf Ranger
"Silver Morphin Vehicle" with  Ranger Gold Key

 Silver Morpher with Silver Super Megaforce Ranger Key
Silver weapon with Green MMPR Ranger Key and White MMPR Ranger Key
Anchor with Solaris Knight Key, Omega Ranger Key, Green Samurai Key, and Gold Samurai Ranger Key

Silver Dinosaur Zord with Titanium Ranger Key and Quantum Ranger Key  
Ninja Storm Mini Zord with Ninja Storm Ranger Keys

RPM Red Zord with RPM Ranger Keys 

 Ranger Key Set #1: MMPR (5)

Ranger Key Set #2: Zeo (5)

Ranger Key Set #3: Turbo (5)

Ranger Key Set #4: In Space (5)

Ranger Key Set #5: Lost Galaxy (5)

Blind Pack Set #1: Red Lightspeed, Yellow Cheetah Ranger, Blue Senturion, Pink Samurai Ranger, Gold Zeo Ranger, White Alien Ranger and Lunar Wolf Ranger

Blind Pack Set #2: Blue Time Force Ranger, Yellow Time Force Ranger, Green Lightspeed, Pink Lightspeed, Black Alien Ranger, Mercury Ranger,  and Sentinel Knight

Blind Pack Set #3: White Mystic Ranger, Wolf Warrior, Yellow Samurai Ranger,  Pink Time Force Ranger, Magna Defender, Blue Alien Ranger and Green Time Force Ranger

Blind Pack Set #4: Red Alien RangerYellow Lightspeed. Shadow Ranger, Kat Ranger, Blue Lightspeed, Camile and Dai Shi

Blind Pack Set #5: Yellow Alien Ranger, Gold/Silver RPM Ranger, Christmas Ranger, Shark Ranger Key, Elephant Ranger, Bat Ranger, Phantom Ranger