Saturday, January 14, 2012

Episode 46 of Gokaiger and 47 Preview

Episode 47:

 It seems Marvelous is incapacitated and Sally defects from Basco. The team becomes Dairanger and Gingaman (with Gai as KuroKishi).

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Power Rangers Samurai toys from Polish Bandai site including Super Mega Pink & Yellow

Pictures come from the Polish Bandai site
Series One mini figures, seen here are 5 Rangers and a Mooger. This are like the 2010 MMPR mini figures. My nephew has them and their head and one arms come off.

Here is a doozy and head scratcher... Pink and Yellow Mega Mode in super mode. I don't know the official name but they are when they are in super mode and become Mega. I wonder if we will be getting Super modes of the girls, since we got super mode of the boys. The site just says Pink Ranger Mia and Yellow Ranger Emily. Also look at the buckles... similar to the ones to Red Ranger in Shogun mode.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mega Force: Advantages to adapting Goseiger or Gokaiger

I have done a lot of posts about adapting Gokaiger. Before Samurai, I discussed the pros and cons of adapting Shinkenger or Goseiger. 'Mega Force' has been copyright by Saban Brands, Samurai won't end until the end of this year--2012. In 2013, they will be adapting a new series. The logical choice would be Goseiger, as it aired after Shinkenger and Saban and Disney hadn't skipped one. 2013 is the 20th anniversary for Power Rangers. It is rumored Toei MIGHT (not will for sure---there is a difference) re-shoot the Legacy War for Power Rangers (rumored to omit Pre-Zyu teams and speculated to omit Dairanger and if they skip Goseiger, them too). Anyway, they said they might do the war for PR but didn't say for what year, the 20th anniversary could be 2014 and we don't know if the footage will be kept for 2014. But Saban Brands dude Elle Dekel said 2013 would be the 20th anniversary. If you had to choose between Goseiger or Gokaiger for the 20th anniversary, reflecting on past teams, which one would you choose?

Tensou Sentai Goseiger
The plot of Goseiger is a team of Earth-protecting Angels from a special world. But of course, in adapting it, they could make it anything they wanted. Some fans have suggested that their master Master Head could become Zordon and their robot Datas could become Alpha's successor. Gosei Knight in Goseiger is one of the 'zords,' but they can re-make it into a human. But fans say its boring and we won't be missing much. They do have the colors of the original Power Rangers. I did give some thought to the Goseiger being the ones using the Ranger Keys but there is the logic of their buckles, their zords, their cards and other factors that it wouldn't work out.

Master Head
As I said before that Master Head that can be taken and said he is a resurrected Zordon. That he is looking over the Rangers for years but has not interfered.

He looks nothing like Alpha 5. Even though fans don't think the goofy-acting child-like Datas can be transferred into Power Rangers but remember that Magiranger's mischievous Smoky became a lame Genji in Mystic Force and Go-Onger's Go-Roader GT became the lifeless Road Attack Zord in RPM. Also, the simple-minded Zuuban of Boukenger became elitist Sentinel Knight. But he could be used as a rebuilt Alpha robot.

Costume Villains
The majority of the villains are in suit, meaning they wouldn't have to hire an actor. But knowing Power Rangers, they always add one new character like Ransik, Master Org, Flurious, etc. Mystic Force didn't add a new villain but did have LeeLee.

Pirate Sentai Gokaiger
Many fans have expressed that they don't want Gokaiger skipped and some do want Gosieger skipped. There is evidence to make me believe they will be adapting Gokaiger into Mega Force or whatever, skipping Goseiger: They did casting in late fall of 2011 and the casting director they didn't settle on any and might be casting again in Spring 2012 because they are 'putting more resources' into it as it will be the Power Rangers' 20th anniversary. Saban Brands big wig Elle Dekel said 2013 would be the 20th anniversary.

Selling old toys and having exposure of old seasons might boost sales of DVD and rental of streaming on Netflix. Since in Gokaiger, the past teams have lost their power sand no longer can transform, Saban crew can pick any actor of past team, doesn't have to be red. And the past Rangers were called 'Super Legends' by Disney and Bandai a few years ago. The con would be negotiating costs to fly American or Canadian actors to New Zealand, it depends on their schedules.
Gender Changes
In Power Rangers, we can finally see females in colors we haven't seen before like Navy, Black, Green and more Reds and Silver and White. They are different twists to the suits of past Rangers and they some how make them more interesting. Having the main team become past teams definitely have a '20th anniversary' feel.  Of course, this was done for the 35th anniversary of Sentai so obviously it would have an anniversary feel.

Skipping Pre-Zyuranger Teams
It seems that Toei has been sort of adjusting things for Power Rangers, now this is just a speculation, but not true. For example, the other auxiliary zords so far (Mystic Force, SPD, Wild Force, Samurai, MMPR, Time Force and Dino Thunder) and in future (Ninja Storm and RPM) were all Power Rangers-related, not one is of Sentai before 1992. Another is that with 45 episodes out of 51 episodes of Gokaiger that has aired currently, there has only been 4 tributes episodes based on pre-Zyu teams. So it would be very easy to re-shoot scenes featuring the past costumes (which have been short) and skipping 4 to 10 episodes has been done many a time for Power Rangers. 

For the Cons and other Pros to adapting Gokaiger, check out these other posts: