Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Toqger Catalog Pics - SafariGaoh

Original pics from HeroShock
The Build Ressha are personal trains Toq 6gou. They can assemble BuildDaioh (unfortunately we can't see it).
SafariGaoh will be the exclusive robot movie. The body looks like ToqOh but white and with claws.

 New weapon of the Toqgers, the Dai Kaiten Cannon (Big Rotative Cannon) is a cannon capable of shooting several Resshas one after the other by rotating them. The toy seems to be sold with a golden Red Ressha. 

The rest are toy only: Gokaiger, Goseiger, Shinkenger and Go-Onger.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Lavender Ranger Editorial: How Lavender Ranger dreamed Super Megaforce to be

UPDATED 3/5/2015
Updated with the concept that some of the guest rangers are substitute teacher that I noticed Fury Diamond and other fans hoping this season would include. Also added Ninja Rangers and 2 Gia centric Episodes. Also updated with info of new episodes.
With how Super Megaforce is turning out to be, it is obvious now that Saban got very little budget then they used to have. What blinded me was the Mega Modes in Samurai. It is noticeable in the editing (Turboranger, Flashman and Maskman caught on the show) and reliance on Gokaiger footage. What has also run down the budget for Super Megaforce is having to shoot footage of the Rangers going from Megaforce to Super Megaforce. I am sure fans have plenty of ideas on how they wanted Gokaiger adapted. But here I have how I would have liked Super Megaforce to turned out with a bigger budget and more attention to detail. I am also combining it with some results of polls I did last year of what guests people would've liked to see.

So to be clear, this is not exactly how I would adapt Gokaiger, I am keeping the cast of Megaforce (Andrew M. Gray, Michael Loudmilk, Azim Azik, Ciara Hana, Christina Masterson and Cameron Jebo) to make it easier. But in my sceanario, the Megaforce powers were destroyed and became Ranger Keys so there wouldn't be that annoying transformation from Megaforce to Super Mega. In my perfect season let's say there was 36. For argument's sakes, I am not using any Sentai before Zyuranger and you'll see why.

Episode 1
Gokaiger Episode: 1
Usable Footage: Gokaiger's first episode's useable footage was the Legend War, the 'Megazord' zipping around against the armada of villains (which was used for "Earth Fights Back" in the real series) and then the Rangers transforming and then changing to Mystic Force and Samurai.
What Really Happened: They kept Megaforce Mode, Super Megaforce came out of nowhere.
My Explanation: First of all, how they handled Jake going from Black to Green was cute but this how I would have handled it: When MMPR went to Zeo, Zordon said something changed with the sub crystals, so Gosei can say because the big battle, they had to change things. So in my version, the Megaforce powers were destroyed with the Messenger. Gosei uses the residual powers of Robo Knight to help make Super Megaforce powers. The Megaforce powers become Ranger Keys that the Rangers can use. So they carry around the Legendary Morphers now. I would've added Mighty Morphin Power Rangers change instead of Goranger, it was just skipped in the real ep. I am sure everyone would agree.
Title Change: Real episode was called "Super Megaforce," I would've called it "Super Tactics."

Episode 2
Gokaiger Episode: 2
Usable Fotoage: Ninja Storm, SPD and All Red transformation. They form the Megazord.
What Really Happened: Episode 2 of Gokaiger was used for ep 1 "Super Megaforce." Gosei Red was changed to Operation Overdrive Red in the all-Red change.
My Explanation: I would've used some of the rebuilding scenes and Troy worrying about Robo Knight from "Earth Fights Back" and makes this the "Earth Fights Back." I would keep the Operation Overdrive change.
Title: Meh, let's go with "Earth Fights Back."
Episode 3
Gokaiger Episode: 3
Usable Footage: They receive the'Mystic Dragon. So usuable footage is the Blue, Pink and Yellow Ranger becoming Black Dino Ranger, RPM Ranger Black and Black Aquitar Ranger. Then they fight the monster as Mystic Rangers and get the dragon.
What Really Happened: This episode and footage was skipped except for the Mystic Force Keys glowing in the cockpit for "Blue Saber Saga." They used the all-black morph for the "A Lion's Alliance" episode.
My Explanation: Since Blue, Pink and Yellow transform into White Rangers but two of them are Sentai, they could have transform into White Wild Force Ranger, White Rhino Ranger and White Aquitar Ranger. It would've been nice to have a former Mystic Force Ranger. In my past poll, it seemed people wanted Nick (Firass Dirani) back. It looks like Saban was against bringing any Disney actor back except for Jason Smith (Casey).
Addition: Red Dragon Fire Ranger
The Plot: I would've had a more original plot where the monster steals Jake's courage and learns to gain it back thanks to Nick.
Imaginary Title: I would have called it "Spelling Disaster."

Episode 4
Gokaiger Episode: 4
Usabale Footage: Jungle Fury and SPD
What Really Happened: 'Blue Saber Saga'
My Explanation: Wasn't the greatest episode but meh, I'll keep it. Of course removing the Mystic Dragon introduction.
Episode 5
Gokaiger Episode: 5
Usable Footage: The Rangers transform into RPM Rangers without Red and then with Red, SPD Rangers and get a SPD zord.
What Really Happened: Dairanger was used. No SPD Actor. Footage was used for "Earth Fights Back."
My Explanation: In my imagination, Dairanger change would've been used. The guest in the ep would be Doggie Cruger, coming from the future (2025) to defeat the monster of the day. In Operation Overdrive, when Sentinel Knight brought Bridge, the Red Ranger to 2007---they mentioned the future but not why he selected him. My explanation for the Super Megaforce Rangers having the SPD powers is that they appearing in the past ("Wormhole" and "Once A Ranger") caused them to be recorded in the Morphing Grid. I guess they could've thrown in Bridge or Jack too.
Addition: SPD Battlizer
Title Change: Instead of "Earth Fights Back," and plot change in my imagination, I'd call it "Emergency from the Future."

Episode 6
Gokaiger Episode: 7
 Usable Footage: Wild Force and Jungle Fury changes
What Really Happen: "Spirit of the Tiger" with Casey guest starring.
My Explanation: Keep it the same, perfect.
Episode 7
Gokaiger Episode: 9
Usable Footage: The Rangers find Anamirum and transform into two non-PR teams so I would have reshoot that. They later gain the Red Lion Zord and use it on their Megazord.
What Really Happened: "Lion Alliance" only used Wild Force change and no Wild Force Cast.
My Explanation: Pretty straightforward. Rick Medina (Cole) said kids might be confused if he returned as Cole if they know him as Deker. So I would have used Shayla. And replace Turbornager and Jetman with Power Rangers Turbo and Power Rangers in Space, have them fly down from the island with their Galaxy Gliders.
Addition: Wild Force Battlizer
Episode 8
Gokaiger Episodes: 11 and 12
Usable Footage: In these two episodes they become MMPR and Lost Galaxy. Then the others without Blue transform into random Rangers, so they should have reshoot the non-PR ones. They become Samurai Rangers and  then gain Samurai mode of their Lion/Megazord.
What Did Happen: They squeeze both eps into "Samurai Surprise," used Jii and Jayden, and kept in for some unknown reason MaskYellow and Pink Flash.
My Explanation: So I would've kept the episode more or less the same except replace Mask Yellow with Lightspeed Yellow and replace Pink Flash with Pink SPD Ranger. And "Samurai Surprise" was fine title. Also, I would've made Argus Robo Knight.
Addition: Shogun Mode outside zord
Episode 9
Gokaiger Episode: 14
Usable Footage: 14 is a Turbo tribute. They transform into MMPR and Turbo Rangers (our Turbo, they do transform into Sentai's Turbo Rangers but that can't be used).
What happened: Footage will be used for Episode 11 "Love is in the Air" having Levira fall for Jake instead of Red Racer. This ep has MMPR and Turbo Legendary Modes
My Explanation: Most people want Justin back. I would have that in my dream. I would have Levira fall for him. SB doesn't seem to care to have three Legendary Modes like in Gokaiger, sometimes they just have one. I would have replaced Sentai Turboranger with a battle with X-Borgs and they change to Alien Rangers and Zeo Rangers. In my imagination, Justin is a race car driver and a guest substitute teacher for Auto Shop. Gia shows off her good skills at fixing cars.
Title Change: I would call it "Shift into Turbo Forever."
Episode 10
Gokaiger Episode: 6
Usable Footage: Gia becomes a bunch of Yellow Rangers: Lightspeed, Operation Overdrive and Turbo. The others become JAKQ, that can be replaced by Dino Thunder, let Emma become Yellow n honor of her friend.
Explanation: This episode was not used, but I added to have Gia-centric episodes which has NOT happened on the actual show. For fun, I'd add Casey back to build a romance between her and Casey as in real life they are together. So the Gokaiger episode was about Yellow did an odd job and protecting a golden tree for a man which ends up being burned.
Plot: Gia is tired of waiting for Vekar to attack and decides to investigate on her own. She tries stowawaying in an Armada Ship and ends up being discovered and fights a monster. The other Rangers are kidnapped and she has to save them. Some footage has to be reshot to explain what building she is when she becomes Lightspeed Yellow and the others transform into JAKQ.
Imaginary Title: Gia's Way or the Highway

Episode 11 and 12
Gokaiger Episodes: 17 and 18
Usable Footage: Silver Ranger debut.  Episode 18 shows off his zord. Ep 17 has Sixth Rangers morph for the five. Ep 18 has all five going Silver Legendary Mode and Samurai.
What did Happen: Episode 17 become part 1 and Episode 18 becomes part 2.
My Explanation: I would have kept the Sixth Ranger morph because I love the female White Dino Ranger. I think it was changed to explain they didn't have the Sixth Ranger Keys. But they excused Maskman and Flashman so all logic is out of the door. So I would have kept "Silver Lining." As for Part 2, I saw it, but I would've kept the all Siler Legendary Mode (they probably omitted it because it had Robo Knight in it) and the Samurai/Zeo Gold joke. Also, this was so easy but they decided to go bland---they could've said Eric got contact with Time Force and Tommy and Dino Thunder Rangers worked on new technology in Eltar (Zordon's home planet) and created the Silver powers. Orion could have been from Eltar and got the powers when they attacked. But Nooooo, they had to make him from some random new planet and found the powers with no explanation.

Episode 13
Gokaiger Episode: 19
Usable Footage: RPM change and Gold Mode
What did Happen: "Power of Six" Episode 9, Jake is jealous of Orion. Orion becomes RPM Gold/Silver fusion and Gold Mode. Green becomes Green Flash.
My Explanation: I liked the episode but I'd change Jake becoming Green Flash into becoming Mystic Force Green with Mystic Fighters.
Episode 14
Gokaiger Episode: 20
Usable Footage: Episode 20 is the Lost Galaxy Episode. Basco uses Magna Defender, Wolf Warrior, Shadow Ranger and White Mystic Rangers against the Rangers. The five transform into the Lost Galaxy Rangers.
My Explanation: According to the poll I did a year ago, fans wanted Leo and Mike back. Danny Salvin indeed will return for Ep 20 "Legendary Battle." Funny enough, his counterpart appeared in Episode 20 of Gokaiger. This episode will not be adapted.
Plot: Orion takes the Rangers in his space ship to Mirinoi to fight Vrak, who has gone there to use Extra Hero Ranger Keys. Vrak has found some keys and use Magna Defender, Wolf Warrior, Shadow Ranger and White Mystic Rangers against the Rangers. Orion idolizes Magna Defender and gets the key back. Mike tells him to keep it. So basically this would be Vrak is back.
Addition: Lost Galaxy Battlizer
Title Name: I would call this episode "Brave New Worlds" or "Vrak's Back."

Episode 15
Gokaiger Episode: 21
Usable Footage: The Rangers become Aquitar Rangers and Operation Overdrive
My Explanation: In my imagination, Mac comes back and is a substitute teacher for Mr. Burley.
Plot: Troy learns from Mac how to become a good leader. They go find a treasure before the villains do, the villains release Moltor.
 Addition: Sentinel Red Ranger
Title: "A Test for a Leader"

Episode 16
Gokaiger Episode: 22
Existing Episode: "A Perfect Storm," it was a great episode so I'd keep it.  
Episode 17
Gokaiger Episode: 23
Usable Footage: Lightspeed Rescue Episode. Pink and Yellow become Mystic Force and a non-PR team. Five Rangers become Lightspeed Rescue. The Rangers battle Sentinel Knight, Camile and Rio doubles.
My Explanation: Alison Macinnis (Dana) returns for 'Legendary Battle along with Sean Cw Johnson (Carter). But it would have been great to have them for a ep like the Gokaiger one. This episode will not be adapted. We can say Vrak comes back to Earth and uses the keys of Sentinel Knight, Camile and Rio. Dana could also be a substitute for Home Ec and all five rangers go to this class.
Plot: Gia and Emma bump into Dana who helps a woman give birth.
Addition: Red Ranger with the Cycle Armor, Orion becomes Titanium Ranger, replace Fiveman morph with Zeo or Mighty Morphin
Title Change: I would call this "To the Rescue"

Episode 18
Gokaiger Episodes: 25 and 26
Usable Footage/My Explanation: Ninja Storm Episode. Red, Blue and Yellow become Dino Thunder and a non-PR team. In the footage, the Hurricanger return and transform and fight along side the Gokaiger.
What Will Happen: Was not adapted, the Ninja Storm zord comes out at the same time as the Super Mega Cannon in an unconnected episode.
Plot: I would have brought back Shane, Tori and Dustin and have them fight alongside the Super Megaforce Rangers.
Addition: Instead of Liveman, I'd have Troy, Noah and Gia become RPM. Also, Red Ranger Battlizer.
Title Change: I'd called it "Streaked Like Lightning"

Episode 19
Gokaiger Episode: 29
Usable Footage: Rangers become Dino Thunder. In Gokaiger, Pink became AbarePink.
My Explanation/What Happened: This episode was used for"United As One", an Emma Episode. They did reshoot the Dino Thunder introduction. Emma is somehow cut out to make a kite fly (oh yeah that seems so important). It didn't have any veteran Dino Thunder Rangers, I would have added Kira (Yellow) and he could be a substitute for Mr. Burley too. I'd keep the name "United as One."
Addition: Triassic Battlizer

Episode 20
Gokaiger Episode: 31
Usable Footage/My Explanation: Lots of usable footage here as the Rangers have to fight the Extra Heroes that Basco has.  This is a Zeo episode as the five become Zeo Rangers. The Gokaiger episode had OhRed and OhPink, which would mean Tommy and Kat but most fans want Tommy back for MMPR. Tommy will indeed be back for "Legendary Battle." This episode was not be adapted. In my version, it is only Kat. Kat can also be a substitute teacher.
Plot: Vrak threatens the Rangers with a bomb. Kat comes in to help. The Rangers fight the Extra Hero doubles Vrak sends on them. Orion manages getting most of the keys. Vrak escapes.
Addition: Since this is my imagination, heck throw in Zeo Zord toy with new CGI.
Title: It could be called "Dire Decisions."

Episode 21
Gokaiger Episode: 27 and 32
Usable Footage:  Instead of Yellow and Green switching bodies, Blue and Green do. They mix it with Episode 32 in which Green makes the Super Mega Cannon.
What Happened: Episode 27 and 32 will be used for Episode 12 "The Grass is Always Greener or Bluer." They use the Alien Rangers and Changeman.
My Explanation: I liked the episode except for the Changeman stuff, so I would changed it to Lightspeed Rescue. I would keep the episode the same. They can connect the Super Mega Cannon to Zeo as well.
Episode 22
Gokaiger Episode: 33
Useable Footage: The Rangers become Dairanger and Jungle Fury. Silver becomes Lunar Wolf Ranger. With the episode "Perfect Storm", Saban Brands calls Dairanger-- Legendary Squadron, I would had called them Mythical Beasts or something.
My Explanation:  They used this episode for the casting sides for Orion. It would have been great to explain the Dairanger powers with this. They could had been a team from Orion's planet that he looked up to.
Plot: Orion is discouraged when his morpher is eaten by a monster and a Red Ranger he looked up to visits him to help him out.
Title: "When Discouraged"
Episode 23
Gokaiger Episodes: 35 and 36
Usable Footage: These two episodes are the RPM episodes. They transform into SPD, RPM and Battle Fever J, I would replace BFJ with In Space.
What Happened: They go to Corinth, which is basically just like Machine World from Go-Onger and they don't meet no one else. They only become RPM.
My Explanation: I would have gone with Dillon. Fans picked Scott. Making any of them substitutes make no sense if they are traveling to Corinth. Episode will be called "In the Driver's Seat," I would keep it. So I would had not use as much as Machine World footage and actually rebuild the Corinth sets.