Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sailor Moon Crystal - Act 4 - Masquerade Dance Party


 The original Anime had this same episode, based on the manga where there is police barricade because of a Princess with her mysterious box the enemy thinks is the Mysterious Silver Crystal. Usagi wants to go and disguises as a princess and dances with Tuxedo Mask. The Princess who looks like Umeko with nerdy glasses gets possessed by Nephrite. Usagi and Tuxedo Mask fall from a balcony and sail down due to a Parasol. Moon, Mars and Mercury exorcise Nephrite's copy from the Princess and we find out that she didn't have the Silver Crystal. In the end, Mamoru kisses Usagi while sleeping and she says it reminds her of something.

So this episode pretty much follows that, except of just seeing Nephrite, the Sailors meet all four Shittenou. I was never fond of Usagi's first kiss as Mamoru kissed her when she was drunk in the original Anime. In the dub, they made it into a dream. In the Live-Action version, Usagi dressed as a bear and hid and there was no kiss. Okay, back to this episode--other changes are Luna telling the three their mission and also a brief thing about each of their personalities. Rei asks when will the Princess be revealed, Luna says when all five Senshi are present and a special block they have on her will be taken off.

 I am not writing a simple summary and review this time as I am growing tired of the same thing over and over. We have seen this all before. They say this is closer to the Manga but I have been seeing the old Anime and it is all pretty much the same. Only major difference from this Anime and the original is that Naru is not involved in this version and that Rei and Ami actually go to the dance, but they pretty much serve the same purpose and make no difference to the Usagi and Mamoru plot.
What new thing is that Jadeite destroyed her Tiara and she got a new one this time. In the last Anime, it got destroyed and it magically came back the next time with no explanation. Sailor Jupiter premieres in two weeks.

Power Morphicon Ranger Key Set: Titanium and Violet Ranger

Unlock the power with the Power Rangers Power Morphicon Limited Edition Ranger Key Set! Together in this set are two Power Rangers Keys, including the exclusive metallic Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger and Light Speed Rescue Titanium Ranger which are unavailable in a metallic version outside of this collection! Both keys activate an exclusive sound by inserting them into the Deluxe Legendary Morpher (sold separately). These keys also unlock sounds and features throughout the Power Rangers Super Megaforce toy line, and can be scanned for digital play with the Power Rangers Scanner App available for Apple and Android. Only 500 produced. Available exclusively at Power Morphicon 2014! Limited quantities available each day.
Price $10.00
We want to make things as easy as possible for you so here are some FAQs for Bandai product that will help you get your hands on our Limited Edition Power Morphicon Exclusives!

1. Where can I purchase these Exclusives?
Power Morphicon Convention, Pasadena, CA, Bandai America Inc. Booth.

2. When do the Power Rangers Power Morphicon Limited Edition Ranger Key Set go on sale?
On Sale August 22-24, 2014. While supplies last.

3. What forms of payment will be accepted?
Credit card only.

4. How many can I purchase?
Limit 1 per person.

5.How much will they cost?
Lavender Ranger's Opinions
$10? and only 1 per person???!!! What the? I was planning to get 2, one for my nephew and one for me (and have it signed by Rhett Fisher and David DeLatour--I may still do that). And two people already asked me to buy one. Some people think this has been done for enough of the hundreds of people to get one for themselves. I think it is also to stop too many eBay scalpers.

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Members for Power Force

UPDATE 9/10/14
A couple months ago, the members of Power Force were asked to renew their contracts and two declined. I will not say who they were but some people already know and can deduce by checking the official websites. A couple months later we were asked to select three nominees, three fans that had to have certain requirements. The requirements are they must be a highly passionate Power Rangers fan, must have a wealth of knowledge about the Power Rangers franchise and must have a strong online presence through a blog, social media, and/or forums with a dedicated following and or readership. With those requirements (which most fans fit 2 out of 3), not everyone fit all three. So out of the three I picked, one was selected. In all NINE were selected and I do not know why or anything like that. Neither do I know who in the existing group picked nor why. The only one I picked that was selected was Eric Berry who won the contest. I met The2ndBatgirl in passing before and I can't wait to meet Eric Berry at PMC I am planning to go. Congrats to all the new members!
Here are the new members, which round out to 25:
He is the owner of TokuNation and host of Talkin Toku Podcast.
Eric Berry is host of and Co-host of
She owns Power Rangers Recaps. She is the second female Power Force member, first is Lisa J of No Pink Spandex.
 Hassan Ahmed is a toy reviewer on YouTube:
Brian Dagley owns which mostly deals with Sentai.
Jacob Brode does videos on YouTube

He does video reviews on YouTube

She makes YouTube videos, she is the third female which is great!

Miss CD


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Poll Results: Villains to return/Nick Hotel/DVD Volumes/SMC reviews

 Should I stop doing Sailor Moon Crystal reviews?
  37 (41%)
No I Like them
  58 (64%)
Which season of Power Rangers you bought DVD volumes for?
In Space
  26 (46%)
  24 (42%)
  27 (48%)
Alien Rangers
  28 (50%)
Mighty Morphin
  37 (66%)
Which of the following have you spotted in your toy store?
Legacy Lord Zedd
  17 (28%)
Legacy Red, White, Green
  19 (31%)
Silver Morpher
  21 (35%)
Silver Spear
  15 (25%)
RPM Turbo Falcon
  31 (51%)
Fall Morph Suits
  12 (20%)
31" Super Megaforce
  20 (33%)
Ninja Zord
  14 (23%)
Nick Hotel: What do you think about the real PRSM cast being there for a weekend?
  81 (79%)
  9 (8%)
Wish I could go
  40 (39%)
Don't Know
  12 (11%)
 Which Disney Villains would you want to return for PRSM?
  17 (16%)
  17 (16%)
  24 (23%)
  56 (54%)
  34 (33%)
  25 (24%)
  15 (14%)
  13 (12%)
  18 (17%)
  25 (24%)
  17 (16%)
  16 (15%)
Dai Shi
  42 (41%)
  44 (43%)
  20 (19%)
Which Saban Villains (suits) would you want to return for PRSM?
  76 (70%)
  33 (30%)
  17 (15%)
  21 (19%)
  40 (37%)
  38 (35%)
  21 (19%)
Captain Mutiny
  14 (12%)
  23 (21%)
  27 (25%)
  19 (17%)
  32 (29%)
  17 (15%)
  29 (26%)
  33 (30%)
  27 (25%)
Which villains (suits only) would you want to return for Super Megaforce?
  39 (23%)
  23 (14%)
  69 (42%)
  20 (12%)
  45 (27%)
  27 (16%)
  31 (19%)
  90 (55%)
  30 (18%)
  19 (11%)
  39 (23%)
  20 (12%)
  23 (14%)
  19 (11%)
  23 (14%)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

July 22, 2016: Power Rangers Reboot Movie date

All other Power Force members got this that the official date for MMPR Reboot is July 22, 2016. This might change but this is what we got. Some people think it is too soon but I think it is a good date. I mean, it's August 2014 right now. Lionsgate and Saban Brands are bringing out news about this date. This will coincide with the summer hiatus of Power Rangers Dino Supercharge. 

The following movies are scheduled to be released July 2016, these may change as well:

  • Independence Day 2
  • Angry Birds
  • Bourne Legacy 2
  • Ice Age 5
  • Doctor Strange
  • Planet of the Apes 3