Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Poll Results: Male KyoryuViolet/US Figuarts/Licensing Expo/Basco

Which of the following Figuarts that will soon be available in the US would you want to purchase? 
Red Ranger
  77 (59%)
Green Ranger
  83 (64%)
White Ranger
  83 (64%)
Pink Ranger
  59 (45%)

What color would you wanted instead of Gray or Silver in the Kyoryuger?
  116 (55%)
Spring Green
  62 (29%)
  55 (26%)
  115 (55%)

If all the other Spirit Rangers of Kyoryugers are indeed male, which would you want to be gender changed for Saban adaption? 
  148 (42%)
  95 (27%)
  148 (42%)
  70 (20%)
  148 (42%)
  138 (39%)
  148 (42%)

Do you really think KyoryuViolet is male? 
  54 (23%)
  125 (54%)
  51 (22%)

What do you expect most to be shown at the Licensing Expo of Super Megaforce (Gokaiger suits)? 
Press Release
  103 (60%)
5 Rangers Live
  97 (57%)
  64 (37%)
Ranger Swarm
  60 (35%)
Hot Wheels Toys
  31 (18%)
MegaBloks toys
  39 (22%)
Bandai toys
  101 (59%)

Given that Saban Brands has the trademark of Power Rider for the past 3 years, what do you think it is? 
Kamen Rider Adaption
  179 (76%)
Nothing, just trademark
  59 (25%)
PR Product
  41 (17%)

Two Week Poll: Do you think the suit or character for Basco will be used in Super Megaforce? 
  210 (51%)
  64 (15%)
  143 (35%)
Suit Only
  117 (28%)
  73 (17%)

Two week poll: What do you think about the silver streak on Tommy's Green Ranger helmet used in his cameo in Super Megaforce?
  206 (63%)
  74 (22%)
  101 (30%)
  58 (17%)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Razzle's Power Rangers Megaforce Locations

 UPDATED 6/11/13 9:30 PM EST
Raz (@Razzle1337) has painstaking found the locations in Auckland, New Zealand that Megaforce has shot in. They seem to be unique in that they were not used in Samurai and Super Samurai. He used Google Maps.

A small park/reserve outside the Vector Arena where Gia, Emma and Troy were walking

Aotea Square, used in Prince Takes Knight

He found the same park they used in Who's Crying Now at the end

 here's the ledge that Robo Knight stood on in Auckland in Prince Takes Knight

 Megaforce filming location of Jake and Gia at Mt. Albert Grammar School in Auckland 

Troy at the front of Mt. Albert Grammar School for the first scene of Megaforce

 Better shot of Jake and Gia in Aotea Square in Auckland filming Prince Takes Knight

 The exterior shot of the shopping mall that Ernie's resides in is. It is Botany Town Centre in Auckland.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Power Rangers in South Korea (Super Sentai series under the name)

I covered this before. In South Korea, they aired Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Wild Force dubbed in Korean. In 2004, they started airing Super Sentai under the Power Ranger title. From Abaranger to Go-Onger, they also packaged American Power Ranger toys with Japanese toys. Now since Saban Brands has been late on adaptions, South Korea only releases the Japanese toys.

Power Rangers Dino Thunder (2004)
Abaranger logo in Korea was a carbon-copy of the American Power Rangers Dino Thunder logo. I must repeat that Abaranger was aired, not Dino Thunder itself.

Power Rangers Special Police Delta (2005)
For Dekaranger, they used the Power Rangers SPD logo, SPD stood for a combination of what it meant for Power Rangers and Dekaranger. Dekaranger was Special Police Dekaranger and SPD in Power Rangers was Space Patrol Delta, so in Korea it was Special Police Delta.

Power Rangers Magic Force (2006)
Magiranger called Power Rangers Magic Force and its logo looked more like the M insignia. In 2011, an online game was created using the characters and the name.

Power Rangers Treasure Force (2007)
Boukenger was renamed Treasure Force in Korea. It was not called Operation Overdrive.

Power Rangers Wild Spirits (2008)
Gekiranger logo used and called called Wild Spirits. (I know, irony since Gaoranger was called Jungle Force instead of Gaoranger and Gekiranger was called Wild Spirit instead of Jungle Fury).

Power Rangers Engine Force (2009)
Go-Onger was released as Power Rangers Engine Force with the Go-Onger logo. Just like in Japan, the Go-Onger vs. Gekiranger movie was released but as Power Rangers. 

Power Rangers Jungle Force (2010)
Instead of airing Shinkenger, they skipped it because Shinkenger has too much Japanese infulence and the Koreans hate Japanese. Power Rangers Jungle Force---which is Gaoranger dubbed in Korean. But the toyline is a combination of the Bandai America Power Rangers toyline and the Bandai Japan Super Sentai toyline. Bandai Korea used a different background than Bandai America did, the logo is reminiscent of the Wild Force logo but with the Lion zord more prominent. 

  Power Rangers Miracle Force (2011)
 Goseiger (2010) was not skip and became Miracle Force, embracing the Angel-motif unlike Power Rangers Megaforce.

Power Rangers Captain Force (2012)
 For some odd reason, Gokaiger was called 'Captain Force' instead of Pirates. Maybe because they think the idea of Pirates is too barbaric for children.One thing is the name and the other is the visual. Shinkenger was shown in the series but given another name, Power Rangers Blade Force. 

lionel_B  posted the names in the comments of the South Korean version gave to Goranger to Hurricanger. Most of them are carbon copies of the Sentai names except for Hurricanger is given the name Ninja Storm. Kakuranger is Ninja Ranger because Kaku means Hidden or better understood as Ninja. Check the comments of this post.

Power Rangers Go Bursters (2013)
Go-Busters (2012) is now being packaged in South Korea as Power Rangers Go-Bursters.