Friday, September 14, 2012

My HD version of the Power Rangers Megaforce Trailer

Updated 9/14/12
 Sort of HD 
I posted this before but someone suggested I'd do it in HD so I had some extra time so I did. I've been busy with work and family so it's been kind of hard. 

Even more HD:

Power Rangers Super Samurai 2012 Halloween Children Costumes

New Halloween Children Costumes:
At Wal-Mart, they have a muscle Child Halloween Costume. it is the Super Red Ranger but they have muscles and it is called 'Mega Red.' So far we have Green Muscle, Red, Red muscle, Red toddler, Red Super Muscle, Blue, Blue muscle, Pink, Pink deluxe, Gold, Gold Muscle, Gold toddler and Gold Mega Mode (Target Exclusive).
Green is new for this year. So far I haven't seen this one in stores. Usually they have the options of with muscles or regular since Ninja Storm but this one doesn't seem to have it yet.

Red Ranger Costumes:

Regular, Muscle and Toddler muscle suits available at Party City, Toys R Us and Wal-Mart and other stores. These were available since last year except for Toddler.

Pink Rangers:
Deluxe and Regular; These were available since last year.

Blue Rangers:
Muscle and Regular. These were available since last year.

Gold Rangers:

 Muscle and Toddler Muscle; I am not sure but I think one of the Gold costumes were available last year.

Mega Mode (Target) and Regular; Mega Mode sprung up a few months ago. 

Power Rangers Super Samurai Merchandise for September 2012

UPDATED 9/19/12

Here in this blog post, we have new merchandice for the Fall 2012...
2013 calendar avaliable online in the United Kingdom. I am sure we will have an American one soon as they had an RPM one. I am happy Yellow Ranger is so big.

12 months and a disappointment is that there is no Green Shogun Ranger. There is Red Ranger Mega Mode and Red Ranger Shogun Mode, Blue Ranger Mega and Blue Shogun, Yellow Mega and Yellow Shogun, Pink Samurai Ranger Mega Mode and Pink Shogun Mode, Green Samurai Ranger Mega Mode and Green Super Mega, Xandred and Samurai Megazord. I would had rather they had Green Shogun and Gold Mega Mode. And Even though Red Super Samurai Ranger is on the cover, he doesn't get a month page.

Squinkies Series 4
12: Super Red, Green, Pink, Blue, and Yellow; Gold Ranger Mega Mode, Lightzord, Serrator and Samurai Megazord. Three mystery Squinkies.

Lite Force Grab n Glow, it is a night light/flashlight. It is in the form of the Red Ranger in Mega Mode. Looks cool.

 Morph Lites, there is regular Gold and Blue and Mega Mode Red. Gold and Blue don't look so hot but Mega Mode Red looks really sweet.

This photo is brought to us by Mystery Ranger of Rangerboard, they are Mash'ems, about 4 inch tall squishy toys. They are relatively new and are not on eBay, google nor the official website:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ninja Turtles Next Mutation Volume 1 DVD Review

Since RangerCrew has reviewed the Power Rangers DVD boxes and the VR Troopers Volume One DVD, I don't see a point for me to do it (Unless you guys request it). I decided to do a review on Saban's Ninja Turtles the Next Mutation, which aired from 1997-1998 and was filmed in Canada. With the new Ninja Turtles animated series and movies coming soon, it is interesting that Saban Brands chose to release this now. There were only 26 episodes. Rumor is that it did fine in ratings but Fox Kids chose to cancel it anyway. This volume has the first 13 episodes. Since Shout! Factory is not letting people post episode captures, I can't add more pictures.

The menu is straight forward (it is better than the Liongate DVDs of Power Rangers Super Samurai that take forever to go through the Previews---it doesn't let you skip to the menu in the first few minutes) with no previews at the beginning. What is interesting is that the menu plays a song other than the theme song and sounds a lot like the Big Bad Beetleborgs theme song. The Closed Captioning is actually much better than the ones on the MMPR DVD Box set and the VR Troopers Volume One, both from Shout! Factory. Brian Ward, who put together the Box Sets for Power Rangers for Shout! Factory says the closed captioning was given in by Saban.

Story: We all know the story: little pet turtles that got in mutagen ooze and became giant humanoid mutants trained in the ways of ninja by Splinter, the rat. The first episode doesn't really go over this, it expects you to sort of be familiar with it. They live in the train station from the second and third movies and Shredder is still around (but is not Super Shredder from the second movie). Everything is turned on its head when Splinter is taken into the dream world and is sick outside. The Dragon Lord and his group known as the Rank is trying to escape from a mirror. The keeper of the mirror has trained his adopted daughter, Mei Pei Chi, who is also a mutant turtle. Splinter must have not picked her up and she ended up in China Town and then grew up in China.

So after a 5-parter, it is established that the Dragon Lord escapes the mirror and sets up shop in a castle. Dragon Lord, himself, has horrible mouth movements, looks like a reject turtle and isn't that much of a villain. He is pretty much in the same realm of Master Vile and Dark Specter, where he is touted as a Big Bad but is more like a one-note villain. What his evil plot? He wants to eat the Turtles! Pretty disgusting. And we not only him but other villains through the other episodes like the ape-like yeti gangster Silver; Simon Bonesteel, a crazy game hunter; and Dr. Quease, an evil scientist that Dontello first admired but no longer the case. There is also Vam-Mi, but she doesn't appear until Episode 14 so hence not in this set. Also interesting is "Mutant Reflections" aired after the "Unchain My Heart" four-parter but is in this set. "Turtles Night Out" aired before "Meet Dr. Quease" but is placed four episodes after it on the second DVD.  "Truce or Consequences" which aired before the "Unchain My Heart" saga is not in this set. "All in the Family" aired before but is put after "Meet Dr. Quease." These are probably the Production Order. Which is funny because MMPR is put in the Airing Order instead of Production Order.

Venus De Milo is a female turtle who only appears in this series. One of the TMNT creators hated her because Fox Kids had Saban add her and she was not related to the Turtles so had the idea that they could make more turtles and the turtles basically were one of their kind. Venus is a Shinobi, meaning a Ninja that has magic. She can astral project, bring out energy from her hands, mediate and other tricks. She is very reserved and is a mediator, which is contrast to the rambunctious turtles. She doesn't like to be called 'babe' and so forth. I actually like her, even though the whole fish out of water mispronouncing slang terms a bit tiring, it definitely creates a big conflict and interesting plot point of the female/male dynamic.

 I was a Ninja Turtles fan before Power Rangers so I have to say that this series is fun and Ninja Turtle fans should pick it up! Should Power Rangers fans pick it up? Well, it is not exactly like the other Tokusatsu series that it has a Monster of the Day or has something be destroyed at the end of each episode. It is still fun, quotable and even though the puppetry is laughable and not top notch, the writing and voice acting is pretty good.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kyoryuger Rumors and Spoilers

So the newest rumors from Dukemon22 is that the Kyoryuger is about primitive animals, not actual dinosaurs. Kyoryu means Dinosaur (or literally 'giant dragon') so it is pretty curious. The animals sound TOO good, so maybe they aren't true. Take these with a grain of salt.

The Kyoryuuger drive robos called "Jyuden Genshijyu" (Beast Electric Atom Beasts). Genshijyu" means Primitive Beasts. 

KyoryuuRed has the "Jyuden GigaKong" a giant ape type mecha, with rock-like plating. GigaKong is named after the Gigantopithecus:

 KyoryuuGreen has the "Jyuden Ootsunojika" a deer-type mecha, named for Megaloceros:

 KyoryuuBlue has the "Jyuden Andrewsarchus" a hyena-type mecha, named for Andrewsarchus:

KyoryuuPink has the "Jyuden Glyptodon" an armadillo-type mecha, named for the Glyptodon: 

KyoryuuYellow will control the "Jyuden  Shisochou" an archeopteryx-type mecha, named for the Archaeopteryx:
Henshin Device:

The Kyoryuuger will henshin with the tentatively-titled, "Kyoryuu Smaho" (Kyoryuu Smartphone)

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Poll Results: Early Airing of PRSS/Zord Builder/Power Rangeres 20th Downloads/7th Mystery Ranger figure

What do you think about the last PRSS episodes airing in Latin America, France and other areas?
  67 (40%)
  87 (52%)
  43 (25%)
  23 (13%)

Have you seen the last Power Ranger Super Samurai Episodes? 
  62 (35%)
  106 (60%)
  20 (11%)

What do you think the 'Mystery 7th Ranger' is?
Female Red Ranger
  154 (84%)
Female Red Mega Mode
  39 (21%)
Female Red Super Mega
  38 (20%)
Another Jayden figure
  14 (7%)
  23 (12%)

Will you buy the 7th Mystery Figure, whatever it is? 
  74 (47%)
  47 (29%)
  52 (33%)

Have you participated in the Zord Builder contest at 
  31 (21%)
  111 (78%)

Have you used or downloaded anything from Power Ranger's new 20th anniversary site?
  61 (41%)
  65 (44%)
  14 (9%)
Not Yet
  24 (16%)

 If a female Red Samurai Ranger figure is indeed made, do you think it will have a similar skirt as Yellow and Pink?
  46 (29%)
  124 (78%)
  8 (5%)

Power Rangers Megaforce MegaBloks on

 Blue Ranger and Blue Mechazord

  Yellow Ranger and Yellow Mechazord

 Hero Pack Red
Gosei Great Megazord
Robo Knight Showdown

 Red Ranger and Red Mechazord