Saturday, February 4, 2017

Power Rangers Ninja Steel - Live and Learn - Episode Review

Episode Summary:
Spinferno is introduced in Galaxy Warriors, who is runs fast on wheels. Redbot and Mick work on a Ninja Strar and put it in a prism and give it to Brody. They present the Element Stars to the Rangers in new ninja uniforms. Calvin is given the water star, he puts it in his sword and it doesn't work. He is then blsted across the junk yard and crashes. Brody asks who wants to try fire and the others disappear. Later, the gang leave the hideout and go to class. Preston gives Brody a bookbag. Brody gets info on Spinferno on his datacom, he goes without the others. 

Red Ranger fights Spinferno at the plaza. He asks Datacom what to do, she tells him to hold him with chains, which he does but it doesn't work. He does a water attack to make him retreat. Brody runs off to class while some kids video taped him. Preston is mad that Brody didn't tell them. Victor wants more views, he wants to compete with the Rangers. Sarah berates him, he tells them with smiles they had to study. The teacher arrive and introduces Brody quickly and goes on to the quiz. Brody wants to use his datacom, Sarah tells him no. He uses it anyway. Victor figures out he is cheating. The teacher asks what it is, Brody tells her and she tells him she doesn't want to see it again. The datacom falls out of his bookbag and Victor gets it. 

Victor asks how he can become more popular and is told he needs to defeat a monster. Later at the cafeteria, Hayley tells rody how he shouldn't use the Datacom. The monster is attacking again, Brody finds he can't find his datacom. The others leave without him. Victor and Monty arrive in ridiculous suits in front of the monster. A fire extinguisher backfires on Victor. The monster blasts the Datacom and spins the other two away. He recognizes the Datacom and the other Rangers arrive. Mick scares Brody as he was looking for Datacom. Mick tells him the Datacom didn't give him the courage to lead. Brody figures it out and runs out. 

The Rangers are losing. Brody arrives and morphs, they introduce themselves and fight the Kudabots with their Ninja Star Blades. Brody and Preston fight Spinferno. Spinferno throws fire at them. Teh two go down. The others arrive and Spinferno retreats. Bordy tells Calvin to go and they will trap him. Brody says they will use the elements. Yellow kicks Spinferno and tells him to race. He offers his star. Clavin races with the water attack. Spinferno is ahead when the others corner him and do forest attack and wrap him in vines. They use fire attack and final strike him away. They decide not to make him big but they release a Skullgator. The rangers call the zords. 

Yellow spins around and hits the nose with his blade. The Rangers go down and make Megazord. They enter the cockpit. They get another Ninja Stars and activate Ninja Master Mode. They gain Ninja Master Mode. They destroy the monster. Galavanax is mad. Cosmo says the crowd likes the megazord. Back at the Snack Stop, Brody gives them new Ninjacoms for apologizing for relying on his datacom. The datacom broke connection to the ship. Victor and Monty watch their epic fail on video remix. Victor is happy because he has more views than the Rangers. 

Episode Review:
It was a great episode as it dealt with character development and tied in Victor and Monty. While they gave a reason to the Elemental Stars but again, we are treated to a zippity-do-dah explanation to the Megazord cockpit, And we are treated to yet another Red Ranger episode when it was clearly a Yellow Ranger episode from Ninninger. It would have been great to have a Calvin episode to get to know him and maybe a clear indication if he and Hayley are in a relationship or not. Many fans complained how Troy was just a blank character and robotic but I don't like how Tyler and Brody are too smile-y. Even when they do something childish, they just justify it with a shrug and a smile. I can go on how Tyler baby-cried to Shelby when she said he might not find his dad. And Shelby didn't even do it in a big sister is punishing you manner but in a rational manner. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Ninja Steel Production Steel Episodes 2 -

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Power Rangers Ninja Steel - Forged in Steel - Episode Review

Calvin and Hauley are in  their yellow truck with their dog Kody. Calvin and Hayley find fallen equipment from the ship and Mick, finding out about aliens and Galaxy Warriors. They fight Bashers. Galvanax is upset that teenagers have gotten the Ninja Stars. He decides to get a contestant to destroy the Rangers. Calvin, Hayley and Mick arrive to the school's shop class. Principal Hastings mistakes Mick for the new shop teacher. Victor and Monty arrive with his car all newly painted but gets painted on. 

Back at the house, Brody freaks out that Aiden isn't home. Sarah reassures him. He looks in his dad's workshop and digs up to look for it. Sarah sees trophies. Brody tells them the dad melt the ninja steels and made them into throwing stars. He disappeared when he destroyed the prism. Redbot finds an empty box. They see a pic of the dad's trophy so they figure it is at the school as he went there. Brody thinks AIden put the ninja steel inside the trophy. Ripperrat is sent down to get the trophy. Brody destroys one of the spy bots. Brody tells Mick to look for the trophy.

Mick, Calvin and Haykey find the Ninja Steel. Ripperat arrives and attacks Mick. Calvin and Hayley fight him with sporting equipment. Ripperrat breaks Mick's datacom. The prism knocks Ripperrat out and Calvin and Hayley pull out the Ninja Stars. (Gold is missing) The Prism flies off. The Rangers arrive and introduce each other. Ripperrat arrives again and the five morph. They fight Ripperrat. They try the different attack modes of the morphers like bow mode, claw, and blade mode. Red does a final attack and blows it up. They 'gigantafy' Ripperrat. His chain arms are jammed. The prism shows them their zords. Mick takes out the throwing stars and throws them into the prism, making them stars to call their zords. 

They summon the zords and give them names like Robo Red Zord, Dragon Zord, Zoom Zord, Nitro Zord and Codiac Zord. They fight Ripperrat. They blast him and destroy him. Back at the school, they hide the prism in the paint booth as it is broken and since Mick is the shop teacher, no one will question a thing. Brody is happy he gets to go to school and apologizes for getting them involved. Mick says it wasn't an accident, he says he heard legends. Back at the ship, the host says ratings are high. They realize the Gold Ranger star is missing. Unfortunately Madame whats-her-name (Odium?) has it. 

It is a shame that Redbot doesn't become the Robo Red Zord, missed opportunity. I didn't like the thing of the Rangers naming the zords as it just relied on things they liked and nothing to do withe personality nor character development. All was missing was Preston to call his "Magic Dragon Zord." Good episode, it ties everything up in a nice bow but they use Power Rangers logic like why the Principal didn't check the name of the teacher and just assumed it was Mick. Also, did Aiden return home after he left (when Brody was kidnapped) in order to leave clues? Also why he left the house unlocked? 

Toy Fair 2017: Power Rangers movie and Legacy items

Upcoming and Current toys and Exclusives

2 Pack Good Vs Evil Sets in 5 inches
Green Ranger with Sword of Darkness vs Red Ranger (from Super Megaforce toys)
Robo Knight vs Loogie (5 inch version as original was 4 inch)
Silver vs Vekar
Samurai (PRSM toy) vs Ninja (?)
Gold vs Fury
Red vs Poisandra

Toys R US Exclusive Movie Legacy figures
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Target Exclusives
Power Ranger Team with metallic figures and Goldar.

SFX Masks
Red available in all other stores, these only at Target

Power Swords, Red available at other stores.

Auto-Morphin Figures coming soon, presumably available in other stores.