Saturday, November 8, 2014

Power Rangers Super Megaforce - "Emperor Mavro" - Episode Review

Episode Summary:
Levira asks Damaras if he has heard new orders, he says no. New ships come in and Emperor Mavro arrives. Levira and Damara bow to him. He sits in a throne and has two soldiers. They take Damaras in custody and they slash at him. Levira tries defending him but is knocked down. Damaras asked to be redeemed and is taken away. Mavro says the Rangers destroyed his sonS so he will destroy them. (I emphasize 'sons' because we just see a big poster of Vekar and not Vrak)

Where we left the Six Rangers, they're fighting X-Borgs. Jake is blasted at and dropped from a ladder and is stuck in a box, he says he is keeping things interesting. They de-morph and get mad at Jake. Jake says it is the end, that they have no more monsters. Troy is not sure about it.Gia says Jake has a point. Jake says it is good news. Troy doesn't think they are done. Emma wants a piggyback race, Gia jumps on top of Noah and Gia on top of Jake. Orion offers to Troy but he just laughs and tells him he has a better idea and they walk off.

Levira tries to convince Mavro for Damaras to redeem himself, he says it is on her head. Levira is taken to Damaras by one of Mavro's henchmen. Damaras breaks out of prison. Meanwhile, Orion and Troy are walking and Orion thinks they are waiting for new orders. Troy gets six tickets for a concert, asking Orion if he even seen a rock group. Orion talks about literal rocks. The boys finish their ride and lay down. Jake says Troy doesn't know how to have fun. Purple ships attack. Damaras teleports down and confronts the four Rangers and says vengeance is his. Noah asks if he is their new leader as they never met before. He destroys a building. Emma says it is not any monster. They are all thrown back. Damaras lands back, laughs and says he expected more. Troy and Orion blast at them.

Orion knows who Damaras is, says he is the 'most powerful in the universe.' Troy says they will continue to battle. Gia is mad and they go to Super Mega Mode and fight Damaras. Damaras does a powerful strike and they all fall down. Troy says to pull back. Damaras fights them more. They are knocked down to boxes and containers. Jake goes to help Troy and tackles Damaras. Troy gets hurt. The others run back but get slashed back. Jake tries protecting Troy but both get knocked down, badly hurt and de-morphed. Jake stands in front of unconscious Troy and fights Damaras.

Jake is knocked away. Damaras grabs Troy by the collar. Troy takes out his Legendary Morpher but it is knocked down and he is knocked as well. Damaras teleports away with Troy, Jake tries to stop it. Jake grabs Troy's key and Morpher. The others Rangers are 'asleep' and moaning. Jake takes Gia in his arms. Damaras has taken Troy hostage and blindfolded in the ship. Mavro wonders if the Earthlings will give up their planet for the Red Ranger. Troy says he won't give up, that it isn't over. The soldiers take Troy away. Jake tends to the Rangers wounds in the command center. Gosei is quiet.

Damaras has put Troy on display (in his Red Megaforce suit but blindfolded) and appears to the Earthlings in the sky and on screens. Jake says he will save Troy. Gosei says Tensou will help. Troy tells Damaras it isn't about him, that even if he is finished, that Earth will continue to fight. He is about to be 'finished' when Jake comes blasting in. Damaras says he should've crushed in. Jake fights the X-Borgs on his own. Jakes morphs to Black and fights the red soldiers and then goes Super Mega and fights X-Borgs.

He becomes Green Mystic Force and calls Damaras chicken. Jake is de-morphed and Tensou frees Troy. Troy jumps down in front of Jake and fights Damaras. Jake gives Troy back his key and Legendary Morpher. The X-Borgs are attacked by the other Rangers. They all line up. Damaras monologues. The six go Super mega Mode. They destroy the X-Borgs and fight Damaras. He does his Sonic Boom and blows away four Rangers, Jake and Troy double-team Damaras.

They double attack and blast back him. They call the Super Mega Cannon and destroy him. Levira makes him giant. The Megazords are formed and fight Damaras. Q-Rex is hit and falls. Damaras blasts the others back. Jake says they have a whole team against one guy. They combine the megazords to make Ultimate Legendary Megazord.

They weaken him with missiles. They call all the zords and do a blitz attack. Damaras monologues and dies. Back at the Command Center, Jake brings Tensou back in, he says it was nothing. Troy says all of them were great and he thanks them. Troy gives kudos to Jake. Troy presents them with rock concert tickets, which they can't believe but happy about it. Orion is confused. They go to the concert and it is recycled footage of Antonio and Mia spliced in.

Episode Review:
2 more episodes to go. Troy is cute so it's great seeing him tied up and rough housed. Yes, I have problems, we all do. Get over it. Believe it or not, there is a whole sub-section of fans that like the Rangers tied up in Sentai, majority are Japanese and majority like the girls to be in such a position. I did like the irony that Jake thinks Troy doesn't know how to have fun and he has just bought tickets to a rock show. I am not even going to comment on recycling footage of Antonio and Mia singing, they are probably not being paid for that. It's sad. I do have to admit that this episode had some great Civilian battles. And kudos to the production team to recreating the Armada ship interior with Mavro and Troy in it. I wish we cold have seen more of that. And why didn't Troy tell them about Mavro?

Friday, November 7, 2014

3 New Ranger Key Packs have been spotted

UPDATED 11/7/14
DaHoneyBooBoo has spotted the Super Megaforce Pack C, Mighty Morphin Pack C and D in Los Angeles K-Mart. So these packs will be available at K-Mart and Toys R Us and hopefully shall also be at Target and Wal-Mart as they are under the old item number. I am not happy with the arrangement but what else are we to expect from Bandai? We could had have instead of Packs B, C, and D just have B with Green, Pink and Armored Red and C with White, Yellow and Armored Black. But oh well.

Pictures thanks to Cegaranger of Instagram
 38310 - Mighty Morphin Pack C
Real pack is Pink, Translucent Green and Translucent Blue

38311 - Mighty Morphin Pack D
The real pack is Translucent White, Yellow and Translucent Red 

38312 - Super Megaforce Pack C

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ranger Key Props in Power Rangers

As  I have said before, there was two different sets of Ranger Keys. They created doubles of 8 teams that are large props (for TV purposes) they used for the first season--Megaforce. They are still seen from far away in Season two. In Season two, close ups were smaller Ranger Keys--which were the same as Gokaiger Ranger Key props.  So because they used only 8 teams twice, one on one side of Gosei's Command Center and then on the other, that is why they are out of order. Like I mentioned before, all the teams are based R-B-Y-G-P replacing Green with Black.

Ranger Key Props in Megaforce (First Season)
Zeo and Mighty Morphin Keys with Jason David Frank

Mystic Force (with incorrect shade of blue) and Lightspeed Keys taken from My Morphin Life show

 Mighty Morphin Keys 
Operation Overdrive and Time Force

Time Force

Left: Time Force Prop in First Season; Center: Time Yellow (Timeranger) Ranger Key Prop from Gokaiger, and Right: Yellow Time Force Ranger Prop in First Season; The first season props had colored necks and black belts and not the thing with the nails or springs. All Yellow Props from Megaforce command center had skirts.

Ranger Keys close ups in Super Megaforce
Mystic Force (with correct shade of blue and yellow has no skirt)

Blue keys: Samurai, Mystic Force, Ninja Storm, Megaforce and Lost Galaxy

Mighty Morphin

Dino Thunder

Time Force

George Hansen (@Siriulianranger) says that the 'stone keys' are actually wet paper towels and resin, commonly used in film.Here you can see the colored feet under it, the left one being green and the right being red.

 But here it is blue Jungle Fury and RPM Red, which is a strange place to put the Robo Knight key. Robo Knight would be next to the Megaforce keys from "Blue Saber Saga" or between Megaforce and Samurai.

Ranger Key Props in Hands in New Zealand
Noah with Blue Mystic Force Ranger Key

 Silver Super Megaforce Ranger with Wolf Warrior Key (you can tell it is New Zealand because his collar is silver when it is suppose to be gold).

Now, here are Ranger Keys of Super Sentai used in footage that we did not see the Rangers become:
Midoranger key spotted in "Grass is Always Greener or Bluer." Denji Red key has also been spotted in "The Wrath" in the Megazord.


Opaque Silver Ranger Key in Boys Underwear Pack

Few months ago, Bandai had on their website a picture of an boy underwear pack with a Ranger Key. But I had checked Target, Wal-Mart and K-Mart and found packs of underwear without keys. But now, someone spotted one.

 Airflow Fox at Facebook bought a pack for his kid. It had the opaque Silver Ranger Key that was only available with the Silver Ranger Halloween costume. So if you were unable to get it, check out the underwear pack!!! He found it in Wal-Mart in Michigan.

 Hopefully more keys pop up in these packs like Blue and Yellow, maybe even Green (hasn't been spotted yet)!

Razzle1337 found Blue and Red:


Monday, November 3, 2014

My Faux Pas

Today was a wild ride. A hectic day. I decided to write this way between me being angry to calming down, when it is still a little fresh. This is my blog and I am American and I can speak my mind. If you don't agree with my opinion, then don't read my words.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Poll Results: Graphite Ranger/Amnonite Zord/Halloween/Favorite Song

What 5 colors you want for Ninninger? R=Red, B=Blue, Bl=Black, G=Green, etc.
  31 (18%)
  36 (21%)
  42 (25%)
  38 (22%)
  102 (61%)
  33 (19%)
  27 (16%)
So basically the majority wants Red, Blue, Yellow, Pink and Violet.

What do you think about the new Amnonite Zord toy in the Dino Charge line?
  73 (80%)
  2 (2%)
  13 (14%)
  3 (3%)

What do you think about the name Graphite Ranger for Kyoryu Grey?

  88 (63%)
  20 (14%)
  30 (21%)

Favorite Power Ranger theme song?
  72 (43%)
  76 (46%)
  52 (31%)
In Space
  66 (40%)
Lost Galaxy
  60 (36%)
  53 (32%)
Time Force
  59 (35%)
Wild Force
  47 (28%)
Ninja Storm
  50 (30%)
Dino Thunder
  74 (44%)
  64 (38%)
Mystic Force
  40 (24%)
  29 (17%)
Jungle Fury
  62 (37%)
  39 (23%)
  37 (22%)
  42 (25%)

If you are dressing as a Power Ranger this year, which color?
  52 (49%)
  27 (25%)
  32 (30%)
  22 (20%)
  24 (22%)
  27 (25%)
  48 (45%)

Does what former Ranger actors do online effect your opinion on them?
Absolutely Not
  32 (29%)
  44 (40%)
A Little
  36 (33%)
  17 (15%)
I don't know
  14 (12%)

Sailor Moon Crystal Act 9 Serenity - Princess

Episode Summary:
Mamoru had been hit by an attack by Kunzite. He finds himself in a fog and sees Princess Serenity with no face, she calls him Tuxedo Mask and her face appears. She changes to Sailor Moon. He asks why she is crying, he realizes this happened to him long ago. She calls him Endiymon, he realizes his past self, that he was reborn. In real time, he calls her Serenity. She cries and yells. Her tiara smashes, Venus' symbol changes to her tiara and Usagi becomes Princess Serenity. The time locket floats and the time goes backwards. She says her memories are returning.
She was in love with the prince of Earth, he came to see her a lot. It was a forbidden love called "God's Law." Earth people with swords and spears wanted to take the crystal, Endiymion stood in the way and Beryl slashed at him. In real time, Usagi cried, saying they finally found each other, that it is cruel destiny. Her tear makes a bright crystal. Mercury's visor goes on and she analyzes it. Because of the light, flowers grow. Queen Metalia says she feels energized. Beryl is happy it is out. A bit of light goes from the crystal inside of Mamoru. The light stops.
A portal opens and Queen Beryl orders Kunzite to get the crystal. The Guardians float in front of Serenity to protect them. Jupiter and Mercury attack, making everything foggy. Kunzite gets fire on him by Mars. Beryl throws evil energy at them, they scream. Usagi checks and Mamoru is gone, he is Kunzite's arms.The Guardians are too busy fighting off Beryl to save him. Jupiter and Mars hold Usagi back. Kunzite and Beryl leave. Usagi cries on a pillow in the command center, Venus asks if she remembers the past and says she is the real leader of the Guardians. Usagi nods. Rei asks to clarify that Minako is not the reincarnation of the princess. Artemis apologizes for lying but they had to protect Usagi.

Artemis tells them that they all protected Princess Serenity and Earth soldiers invaded the Moon Kingdom. The Guardians see their past lives. Endymion tried settle the war but was killed 'by an ally.' Rei realizes Mamoru was Endymion. Metallic destroyed the kingdom and she was sealed. Venus believes Beryl broke the seal. Usagi wants to know where Beryl took Mamoru. Venus tells her to calm down, she calls her princess, Usagi says she is Usagi. Usagi holds the crystal, she can't believe her tear broke the seal. Venus says it was her love for Mamoru. Usagi faints. Later at the Dark Kingdom, Kunzite hasn't found the crystal on Mamoru even though they saw the light go in him. Beryl leaves Kunzite and he is joined by the other kingdmen.

They mention how he seems familiar to them. Kunzite doesn't want to admit he remembers him. Usagi abruptly wakes up to a nightmare of Beryl tearing Mamoru apart. At the central command, Luna has her eyes closed and thinking how she didn't trust Usagi and made her go through hardships, she's ashamed to look at her. Artemis tells her to go see Usagi. The girls say they want to see Usagi smile again. Artemis nods to Luna, she does the same. The girls go to Usagi's mom and carefully go to her room, seeing her hair has grown very long. They help cut it and style it. Minako says Usagi's body is changing to how it was in her past life as Princess Serenity.

The crystal is on a napkin. Usagi feels like she is losing her identity. She remembers Mamory and freaks out again. Ami says Usagi is strong and she made them smile. Usagi says she's not a princess. Rei says she doesn't have to take the same path as the princess, that she was born as herself for a reason, that they are all prepared to fight. Usagi cries, they all hug. She thanks them all but she doesn't know what to do. Luna says they all must go to the moon, to find out mysteries like where Dark Kingdom is. They all turn and look at the moon. Usagi thinks to Serenity and Endiymon kissing. Usagi says she won't be the tragic princess again, that they will go to the moon.

No comment. Just kidding, when it comes to Sailor Moon, I must comment. I don't know, I've seen it twice and it finally is taking its own direction. It's beautifully done, not perfect but it's good. Maybe more comments later.

Toy Week - Holiday Toy Books

 Target has the "Wish For This and This and" toy book and it has a page for Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers. It has a Megaforce logo. It has Super Mega Cannon with one red key, Legendary Morpher with Super Megaforce and Mighty Morphin Red Ranger Keys, 12 inch Red Ranger, Super Mega Sword and the Gosei Great Megazord (which must be a mistake as it hasn't been spotted in stores).

In the Great Big Christmas Book for Toys R Us, Super Megaforce logo, Turbo Falcon Megazord, Legendary Morpher with red key and Super Mega Cannon with blue, green, blue, red and black keys.