Friday, December 21, 2012

EXCLUSIVE Power Force pic of the Megaforce Teens in High School!!!

As a 'Holiday gift' to Power Force members, we got an exclusive never-before-seen photo of the Megaforce Ranger teens in High School. I remember reading a comment from a fan on a board wondering if Saban was going to have a promotional photo of the cast in High school like in MMPR. This picture looks clear and awesome, not like the filtered Instagram picture of the headquarters. I like how the Pink Ranger has short pink shorts like Kim. Also Noah, the Blue Ranger does look a stereotypical preppy nerd, everyone else doesn't look 'stereotypical.' Gia/Yellow's outfit looks more like Kira from Dino Thunder. Anyway, kudos to the Saban Brands team to really mirror the first season. And unlike the first season, Jake has products like the jacket and Adidas shoes (or what looks like) because in most seasons the gang wore generic cheap clothing.

Fellow Power Force member Mr. Yellow did this comparison pic:

Lauren/Female Red Samurai Ranger in Media

UPDATED 7/26/13
I covered the female Red Ranger's Japanese Counterpart Hime Shinken Red and her merchandise before. ( Now I am covering where Lauren has appeared in Power Rangers media or merchandise. Since she comes in late in the game, it is hard to have her in any merchandise. Though Saban has been able to sneak her in. had video of Lauren leading the team.

For the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade 2012, Lauren appeared with the other 19 Red Rangers to complete the 20 Red Rangers!

 In February, Lauren joined the other Red Rangers on a bus in New York doing a tour around the city for a Twitter contest.

In the game Power Rangers Samurai: Super Samurai, it has been upgraded with Lauren and Shogun mode.

Lauren has her special spinning attack like in the show but sometimes there are glitches.

 When you win her over with Super Mode, only Jayden appears in the big picture sequence with the villain. Also, when she morphs we see Jayden's hand and his ranger form before the game starts. Even in super mode, sometimes it glitches and shows Jayden's regular Samurai mode instead of Super.

 Lauren in Shogun Mode above. She holds her Fire Smasher forward.

Jayden in Shogun Mode above. He holds his Fire Smasher on his back.

 Shogun close-up for both.
And the elusive '7th Mystery Ranger' which showed up in the UK and still hasn't appeared in the US stores. Some were hoping she would turn up in the Megabloks line but unfortunately the way they designed the female figures, they have no skirts so there is no way to show off the female Red Ranger and also their chests are all the same.

Also in the Super Samurai X-Box Game, Lauren is mentioned in the credits, she might be an unlockable character. No pictures have been seen yet of this.

Lauren has two cards in the Guardians of Justice series (2) of the Power Rangers ACG.

She has one card in Hope of the Universe (Series 3).

Volume 4 of Power Rangers Super Samurai was released June 11th. She is on the cover and back of the DVD and in the menu and DVD disc but Pink Ranger has been omitted.

She has replaced the White Ranger on the cover of Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly. 

Jason David Frank in front of the Saban Brands booth at the San Diego Comic Con 2013, pictures thanks to the Power Morphicon Facebook.

Apparently her Figuart was sold at the NYCC 2012.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Poll Results: Skull on PRSS/Speculation on Gender Changes

What do you think of Skull's cameo in Power Rangers Super Samurai? 
  111 (62%)
Too Short
  46 (25%)
  20 (11%)

What do you think about changing the gender of a Ranger to have two females for Power Rangers adaptions like they did in the past with Yellow Rangers? 
Yes, no problem
  134 (69%)
Yes, it has to be done
  38 (19%)
No, it's wrong
  28 (14%)
  24 (12%)
Don't Know
  27 (13%)
  27 (13%)

If Saban decides to change the gender of a male Kyoryuger when they adapt it in the future, which color would you choose? Red is not an option as it is a boy franchise and the leader must remain male.
  93 (38%)
  67 (27%)
  158 (65%)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Poll Results: Kyoryuger

What do you think about only one female in Kyoryuger? 
Finally   54 (22%)  
 It's ok   136 (56%)   
Don't Like it   72 (29%)   
Welcomed change   40 (16%)   

What do you think of the Kyoryuger designs? 
Awesome   128 (52%)   
Okay   77 (31%)  
 Don't know yet   55 (22%)   
Tacky   30 (12%)   
Don't Like it   21 (8%)     

What do you think of no Yellow for Kyoryuger?
  121 (50%)
Don't Like It
  52 (21%)
Welcomed change
  101 (41%)
Do like it
  30 (12%)
Not sure yet
  38 (15%)

  128 (62%)
  35 (17%)
Don't Know
  46 (22%)
  30 (14%)

Yay! Series 3 of Power Rangers Samurai MegaBloks spotted!

I thought it was canceled but it seems we get a Christmas present in that the Series 3 of Power Rangers Super Samurai from Mega Bloks have been released! These have been spotted by Infinitevirtue of Rangerboard. I am surprised they used Gold Ranger for background and not Green, Green Ranger gets shafted again! Apparently these were found in Canada, hopefully they turn up on eBay or the USA in like Ross or something.

1. Training Blue
2. Metallic Blue Ranger Samurai Mode 
3. Super Mega Green
4. Mega Yellow
5. Translucent Gold Ranger Samurai Mode  
6. Regular Pink 
7. Translucent Mooger

8. Translucent Red Ranger Super Mega Mode (comes with helmet)
9. Battle Damage Regular Red (comes with Spin Sword and not the Fire Smasher, this is the only pic of Battled Damaged Red I could find).
10. Solid Super Mega Gold figure (Could this be the Secret Rare figure?)


Power Rangers Legends App Game Review from a non-gamer

Download the app:
Believe it or not, I am not a gamer. People don't get it. But yeah, the last game system I ever owned was the Super Nintendo. So yeah that's aging me. I don't play games on my phone. When I heard about this new game app, I wanted to play it but I don't own an iPod, iPad or whatever. My sister does own an iPad 2 (2010). This review is from the prospective of a non-gamer adult and a 3-year-old boy observing the game. In fact in 2013, I am taking this blog Henshin Grid to a new direction with more videos and reviews from my nephew.
The app is usually $1 but I somehow found it for free tonight. Pictures are from MorphinLegacy and Thanks to FuryDiamond from
And this is the review from my buddy MorphinLegacy:
Here is the review from FuryDiamond:

So I had my nephew Jaiden play the game with me. He loved it but he wanted the Red Ranger. I explained we could only play the Green Ranger first and slowly get more Rangers. When downloading the game, there is a screen capture of the Red Ranger, making him conclude we would be able to use him right now but that is not the case. More on that later. 
You are given a certain amount of points when you start. You can 'buy' stuff with these points. So far you only start as the Green MMPR Ranger and can unlock the Pink Ranger, no other Rangers. Soon there will be more Rangers with updates. If you don't have points, you can always pay actual money (usually $1) for these points.

There are certain levels, you choose an 'episode' but you got to pass one to unlock it. The blacked out ones are Xandred (PRS) and Trakeena (PRLG) but so far you can only unlock 5 episodes of Lord Zedd. Each 'episode' has 3 or so villains to fight. I only got to the 2nd level, I only fought Putties.
The Putties are the Z-Putties but they are given different names and have Samurai Swords (but not the Spin Swords---they are more a mix of the Spin Sword and Nanashi swords). They are given different colors and one has fire. I say it would had been better if they had actually Putties from MMPR like the regular first season ones, those dark putties, putties with rocks on their hands and Z-Putties. Also, there were a variety of Putties: Clown Putties, Pumpkin-headed Putties, Putty Mutants, and Football Puttis from season one.
Anyway, they give you a tutorial and you can swipe with your finger horizontally, vertically and diagonally to fight, you can block by pushing the arrows left or right or block with the shield button on the lower left on the screen. Also when it fills up and powers up, different attacks light up. When they fill up, you can use an attack or finisher. I wasn't so good and kept dying and needed to be revived and it needed points. Once I was out of points and needed to be revived, I needed to pay for that and I didn't want to do it yet.

So my complaints are of 'new' characters like the Dark Rangers (Dark Orchid Ranger, Dark Fire Ranger) and various Putties without using in-show characters which they are plenty of! Also, another complaint is having a picture of the Red Ranger for 'Equip' because my nephew kept demanding for the Red Ranger but there was no available. So maybe other parents might go through this, even with children of six years of age. As a non-gamer, the gameplay was not so challenging but the actual game and passing it was challenging.
The following I haven't gotten to yet:
 Dark Lotus Ranger basically has the MMPR Pink Ranger's helmet, black body and purple gloves, boots and belt and hostler.
 The music is an instrumental version of the PRS theme and some incidental PRS orchestral music.
There are some level up stuff I don't get. Also, I don't like how the Red Ranger's Power Sword is called something else and is blue. Other than that, great game and you guys should get it! There have been complaints of crashing on older iPods, iPhones and iPads but I had no crashes or problems on a iPad 2.