Saturday, March 8, 2014

Poll Results: First week of March 2014: Dino Supercharge, last set of Ranger Key packs


What do you think about two seasons of Power Rangers Dino Charge? 2 years again for the third time.
  73 (37%)
Go back to 1 year
  89 (45%)
  6 (3%)
  28 (14%)
What do you think about the second season title Power Rangers Dino Supercharge?
  73 (45%)
  16 (10%)
  52 (32%)
  18 (11%)
Ninja Zord (Ninja Storm Mini Zord) is reported to have 2 Ranger Keys, which you think they are?
Red SM & Silver SM
  25 (19%)
Red SM & NS Red
  19 (14%)
Silver SM & NS Red
  21 (16%)
Silver SM & NS Green
  26 (20%)
NS Red & NS Green
  48 (37%)
Navy NS & Crimson NS
  68 (53%)

Entertainment Earth site says Aquitar pack comes with Red, Black and Blue, you think true?
  64 (52%)
  8 (6%)
  50 (40%)

Entertainment Earth says there will be second pack of MMPR keys, which keys you think?
Pink, Yellow, Green
  76 (62%)
Pink, Yellow, White
  36 (29%)
Red, Green, White
  46 (37%)


Wave 3 of Ranger Keys are repeats but Zeo pack is reported to be Red-Blue-Green, do you think true?
  49 (44%)
  20 (18%)
  41 (37%)

According to Entertainment Earth, Dino Thunder key pack will be Red-Blue-Black and not Yellow...
Great to have Black
  33 (33%)
I want Yellow
  52 (53%)
  6 (6%)
  7 (7%)

Power Rangers Super Megaforce - A Lion's Alliance - Episode Review

Pictures from PR_Media_Info and Jeffery Hunter and Razzle on Twitter.

Legendary Megazord fights giant Bruisers on jets and call upon the Mystic Dragon and Delta Runner. In the Command Center, Gosei sends them on a mission to "Anamaria." Noah says he has heard of the Lion, Anamaria and the Wild Force Rangers. They leave. We see Red in the cockpit of the Sky Ship, the other four in their Super Mega suits without helmet in the Crow's Nest (thanks Greg). Gia asks Jake what he's looking at, he covers that it was her. Emma notices a turtle shaped cloud, Troy turns the ship, Gia falls on Jake and they find the Anamarium island.

Damaras sends a monster and X-Borgs to them. The ship gets lost in clouds. Emma sees a warship that crashes next to the skyship. They land on the island. The X-Borgs attack and they put their helmets back on and fight them. Noah 'feels' something, they run into the forest. They run around in new US footage as the pirates. Blue senses something, the island quakes. Noah feels like someone is watching them. Pink, Yellow and Blue fall in a trap set up by the X-Borgs. Red and Green stop as they hear something. Red calls Blue, they get a heads up.

 Yellow suggests transforming into Black. The three turn into Black Dino Thunder, Alien and RPM Rangers and fight the X-Borgs. More X-Borgs and Bruisers land and the monster too. The other three return and fight the X-Borgs. They change to Wild Force and do some awesome moves. Lion appears, roars and the Rangers look up at him. Levira tells the minions to go after the Lion. The Lion bats them away, including the Rangers. We see Wild Force Rangers fall to Earth and they crash as Megaforce regular mode. Black and Pink land on a  truck of boxes while the others land on trash.

Troy says they have to prove themselves to the lion for Gosei. Red, Blue and Yellow go Mega, Black and Pink hear this and quickly run-morph to Super Mega. They fight the monsters. Noah says he feels the presence of the lion. Jake and Emma figure the X-Borgs abandoned their Lion mission and are after civilians now. They continue fighting X-Borgs and Noah says they are being distracted by the lion. They transform into Wild Force yet again! We see their helmets morph.

They fight with different Wild Force attacks, they call for the combined weapons Jungle Sword and do the Jungle Slash attack. They become Super Mega again and do Super Mega Blast with their Blasters. The monster then grows. They form the Legendary Megazord. The Bruisers block them so they can't move. Jake senses the Lion Zord. Their Wild Force keys glow. They loosen the grip. Red Lion Zord lowers from the island and slashes the monster. Megazord jumps on the Lion Zord and they form "Legendary Wild Force Megazord." They slash the villains.

The monster comes towards them, they conduct the final strike, mega roar and destroys the monster. Tensou celebrates that they did it by spinning in circles. Gosei says they couldn't find a more powerful island. The Rangers wave goodbye to the Lion on their skyship from Amaria. Jake says he hopes the Lion doesn't want to stay on the ship because they would have to get a big liter box.  

Clever use of ep 3 and 8 of Gokaiger. So the all Black change we saw in the opening sequence is indeed used in this episode. No White Ranger change from Gokaiger. And no Turboranger and Jetman, even though we do see Turboranger (1989 Super Sentai) briefly when the rangers fall (Pink is obvious). Good to see the original footage for Wild Force change, with some great fighting and movement. Also good that Noah did some research and knew about the Wild Force story. Interesting that the Gokaiger became Jetman and flew off the island, while these rangers just fell as Wild Force and became Megaforce. Also constantly fighting X-Borgs was also exhausting, it just takes from the story, obvious padding for time. The double Wild Force morph was a bit tiring.

 It would had been nice for them to become something else on the island like Turbo or MMPR. Overall a decent episode but without Cole from Wild Force (like the Gokaiger episode had Takeru/GaoRed telling them how to tame the Lion) or any other 'padding,' this episode looses heart and overall character development. No creativity was put into the changes as well. Even as great as the original Wild Force fighting footage was, it would had been nice to see them morph into something else. At least not SPD! People are complaining of the last three eps that the Rangers become SPD but that is because the footage from different eps have been mixed. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Super Megaforce Gender Changes

UPDATE 7/22/14
 The gender changes when a female Super Megaforce becomes a previously male Ranger or a male Super Megaforce becomes a previously female Ranger. In most cases, a skirt is added or taken away. In rare cases, if another female ranger has no skirt, the others in her team don't get a skirt.
Mystic Force - 3
Originally Blue Mystic Force Ranger is female and Yellow Mystic Force Ranger is male, Yellow Super Megaforce Ranger changes the costumes, adding a skirt. Blue Super Megaforce Ranger has blue legs when he becomes Blue Mystic Force Ranger and no skirt. I put it as 3 Gender Changes because of the skirted Red Mystic Force Ranger.

Ninja Storm - 3
Originally, Blue Wind Ranger of Ninja Storm) is female, Yellow Wind Ranger is male and Navy Ranger is male. When Yellow Super Megaforce Ranger became Yellow Wind Ranger gained a skirt. Hurricane Blue lost the skirt when Gokai Blue donned the costume. When Pink Super Megaforce Ranger became Navy Ranger, she added a skirt.

Yellow Super Megaforce Ranger or Pink Super Megaforce Ranger became Red Jungle Fury Ranger in the second episode, a skirt was added. Yellow Super Megaforce Ranger or Pink Super Megaforce Ranger became Red Mystic Force Ranger, skirt was added. This happened in "Super Megaforce."

Jungle Fury - 2
Originally in Jungle Fury, Rhino Ranger  is male, Pink Super Megaforce Ranger dons a skirt when she becomes him. There is 2 Gender changes because we also saw a skirted Red Jungle Fury Ranger. This has happened in "Blue Saber Saga" and "Spirit of the Tiger."

RPM - 1
Pink Super Megaforce Ranger became RPM Ranger Black with a skirt, he is originally male. This has been seen in "Earth Fights Back" and "A Lion's Alliance." It will also be seen in "Power of Six" and "In the Driver's Seat."

Squadron (Dairanger) - 1
Not given a name yet in Super Megaforce but in the original Dairanger, Yellow is male so they added the skirt but since US kids never seen these suits before, they probably assumed Yellow was a girl. This has happened in "Earth Fights Back" and the Tensou episode.

Wild Force - 1
 Yellow Wild Force Ranger, she gains a black hem on the skirt because White Wild Force Ranger had a pink hem and Pink wouldn't make sense on yellow so Black is the only natural progression but some people would want gold. In the Japanese series Gaoranger, Yellow was a boy. This has happened in "A Lion's Alliance" and "Spirit of the Tiger."

Alien Rangers - 2
 With the Aquitar Rangers, the only female is White, Yellow is male. Yellow Super Megaforce dons a skirt as Yellow Aquitar Ranger.  Yellow Super Megaforce as Black Alien Ranger has appeared briefly in the opening sequence and in "A Lion's Alliance."

MMPR - 1
In MMPR, Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger was female but in Japan, he was originally male and had no skirt because of that. Super Megaforce Ranger dons a skirt similar to Pink Mighty Morphin Ranger. Here there was extra effort as they had to make a stylized skirt with hem for Yellow. This has occurred in "A Samurai Surprise." In the intro for Super Megaforce where the Rangers look up at a cliff with Rangers, we see the Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger with a skirt.

Time Force - 1
Yellow Time Force Ranger was female but had no skirt because her Japanese counterpart was male, so when Yellow Super Megaforce Ranger becomes her, a skirt is added. We didn't see them transform as a team. 
Lost Galaxy - 1
Yellow Lost Galaxy Ranger had no skirt because like MMPR, Time Force and Wild Force, the Japanese counterpart was male. Super Megaforce Ranger dons a skirt. In Gingaman, Yellow was male. This has occurred in "A Samurai Surprise" and "Silver Lining Part 1."

Lightspeed Rescue - 1
Yellow Lightspeed Ranger is the same story, she gains a skirt this time as she previously did not have one. Kelsey was female but no skirt because in Japan, Yellow was male. We didn't see them transform into a team.
RPM Gold and Silver - 1/2
One half? Yup. Silver Super Megaforce Ranger becomes RPM Gold and Silver in "Six", a mix of Gold and Silver making half of Silver a male suit, with no skirt. This will appear later on in the episode "Power of Six".

New Powers - 1
We see Jake become Prism Green (Green Flash) and it is clearly male. In "The Wrath", we see Emma become a female version of Prism Green. This was probably done to match with the footage.

18 1/2 gender changes!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Power Rangers Official Meme Generator

(above one I did)
My Power Force rep has informed me about this. Saban are launching a SUPER MEGA Power Rangers meme generator, where fans can create their own custom Power Ranger meme. It is now live on the Facebook tab on the Power Rangers page. The meme generator will first include Power Rangers Super Megaforce images, but they might add more images over time.
My favorite created by Tony H.:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Poll Results: End of February 2014

 What do you think about the announcement that there will only be 60 Ranger Keys?
It might be more than 60
  88 (55%)
It's not fair
  61 (38%)
Boycott Bandai
  29 (18%)
I'll stop buying
  21 (13%)
Keep buying anyway
  22 (13%)
Hope they'll be more
  62 (38%)
What do you think about the inclusion of Dairanger in Super Megaforce?
Want a name
  123 (68%)
Like It
  64 (35%)
Don't Like It
  35 (19%)
Means more Sentai
  33 (18%)
What name do you want for Dairanger?
Star Force
  94 (51%)
Destiny Rangers
  24 (13%)
Eltarian Rangers
  45 (24%)
Ancient Rangers
  60 (32%)
  43 (23%)
Do you think we will see Dairanger in Super Megaforce again?
  115 (60%)
  18 (9%)
  57 (30%)
Toqger: What other colors do you want?
  62 (30%)
  89 (43%)
  69 (33%)
  45 (22%)
  45 (22%)
  89 (43%)
  58 (28%)
  90 (44%)