Friday, August 3, 2012

Mystic Knights Battle Thunder: What Could Have Been

Mystic Knights of Tira Na Nog was made by Saban and aired from 1998 to 1999. It was the first live-action Saban series, other than Next Mutation, that did not use Tokusatsu footage. It was shot in Ireland and in Germany, it had a better different theme song than we heard in the US.  There was a rumored second season called Battle Thunder. The official logo below, so it did go enough pre-production to have a logo. Some sources say they saw prototypes for the toys and that production even started. 

This website above claims to have a new Knight, Seanin, the Mystic Knight of the Swamp. 

From the site: "Seanin was discovered from the same piece of scroll, that the rest of the knights were foretold in. Only one thing is different, Seanin is evil. Queen Maeve learns of him and decides that he will be perfect to fight against the good Mystic Knights. Seanin's elemental call is Death Below Me. His weapons is a wicked scimitar and his armour is steel plate and chainmail."

"Also from site: Joseph Barton, a 23 year old, was born in Atlantic City, NJ in 1975. (Meaning this was written in 1998.) He grew up in Galway, Ireland, taking an interest in fencing at the age of 10 (and eventually began a study in the arts as well.  Among his talents are irish stepdancing, singing and acting. He speaks French, plays piano and the Uillean Pipes, and has performed in several musicals in Dublin and Britain. "I haven't had any major roles," he mentions in an online interview in January, but his Mystic Knights role is sure to raise his profile a little more.  Joseph shared a few thoughts on his newest gig as Seanin, commenting "I think the writers figured Maeve didn't have a shot with 5 knights against her." He describes Seanin as "a villain.", "quite unique", with armor made of real steel instead of the fiberglass used in his castmates' costumes. "[Steel is] more evil looking I guess," says Joseph.  "..don't feel bad if you don't like my character." Seanin is apparently as evil as they come. He sounds like the kind of guy his fans will love to hate.  Look for Seanin, the Mystic Knight of Swamp to debut in the Mystic Knights of Tir-Na-Nog this fall."

And sadly, it never happened. But no knowledge if this is official. It could be fake and be online since 1998. I never saw it but I did know about the logo. As you can tell, there is very little information about Mystic Knights second season. I liked Mystic Knights even though it wasn't accurate celtic fantasy and had lots of recycled monsters from past Saban shows. Some sources has 'Death Below Me' as 'Swamps Below Me' which makes more sense. But from the picture, he doesn't look so 'swampy.'

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Poll Results: Power Rangers Figuarts Fans Want

 Which of the following top ten of the last poll would you think most likely Tamashi Nations/Figuarts would make?
Pictures with an asterisk (*) are pictures from

7 MMPR  125 (70%)

All Red Rangers  96 (54%)
(Red Megaforce Ranger featured above is a Japanese toy of Gosei Red)
Psycho Rangers 73 (41%)

Titanium Ranger  60 (33%)

Lord Zedd 53 (29%)

Gold Ranger  50 (28%)

Quantum Ranger*  48 (27%)

Ranger Gold & Silver 44 (24%)

Aquitar Rangers*  43 (24%)
Phantom Ranger 38 (21%)

Which of these others (did not fit in last post) would you want made into Figuarts?
Thrax      111 (47%)

Kat Ranger        111 (47%)

Nova Ranger       111 (43%)  

White Mystic        111 (42%)  

6 Ninja Rangers       99 (42%)

Blue Senturion      94 (41%)

Rita Repulsa        84 (35%)   
'Robo Knight'       84 (35%) 

Wolf Warrior        83 (35%)   
  Omega Ranger        76 (32%)

 Solaris Knight        75 (32%)   

 Camille        75 (32%)  

Which villains would you want for Figuarts by Tamashi Nations?

  Lord Zedd        96 (58%)

Goldar        73 (44%)

 Ecliptor        64 (39%)  *

Scorpina        69 (42%)   *

Rita Repulsa        56 (34%)  

Astronema        53 (32%)

 Rito        52 (31%)   *

Dai Shi (Jarrod)        49 (30%)

Zenaku        47 (28%)   

Camille        45 (27%)  

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Poll Results: Red Aquitar Ranger Collectible and Megabloks figures most wanted

If they made a collectible of the Red Aquitar Ranger, would you purchase it? 
  109 (64%)
  21 (12%)
  60 (35%)

What PRS MegaBloks figure are you most looking forward to?
Yellow Super Mega
  43 (40%)
Yellow Mega
  38 (35%)
Blue Super
  37 (34%)
Blue Training
  28 (26%)
Blue Super Mega
  42 (39%)
Gold Super Mega
  56 (52%)
Clear Deker
  53 (49%)
Clear Xandred
  38 (35%)
Pink Samurai
  41 (38%)
Flying Mooger
  36 (33%)
Green Super Mega
  44 (41%)