Friday, December 25, 2020
More Zenkaiger scans
Friday, December 18, 2020
Images of the leader of the 2021 series Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger have been revealed as wekll as the other four members. It is not yet known if it is their Ranger forms. The other four are mecha that will grow big and combine, their face sand motifs are based on old robos such as Daizyujin from Zyuranger, Daibouken from Boukenger, MagiKing of Magiranger, and GaoKing of Gaoranger.
Zenkaizer is the leader, he is inspired by Goranger's Akaranger and JAKQ's Big One.
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Power Rangers Lightning Collection: Wave 8
Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Evox Unleashed - Episode Review
People are exiting a building. Human Roxy guides them out. Traffic is jammed. Zoey's mom announces on the news with breaking news. Shaw tells everyone is an emergency. The Mayor says the city must be evacuated. The Beast Morpher Rangers are behind them. They cut and Zoey's mom asks Shaw to let Zoey come with her. Shaw says Zoey is critical to her success. Zoey's mom wants to see her. Yellow Ranger takes off her helmet and reveals her identity. Zoey's mom hugs her and tells her she is proud of her. Zoey's mom says she understands her and the city needs her. Zoey thanks her and leaves. Nate fixes an arrow and gives it to Ben to put in the Bow. Devon arrives with cases with Betty. Betty takes the cases away. The Rangers run. Evox is near a tower.
The Rangers morph. Devon has a Ninja Super Steel Blaster from Ninja Steel, Steel has RPM Silver and Gold's weapon the Cloud Hatchet, Zoey has a Lightspeed Rescue's Therma Blaster, Nate has a Dino Charge's Dino Saber and Blue has an SPD Delta Enforcer. Evox is shocked. They say he didn't hack their legendary weapons. They attack with the legendary weapons and then shoot an arrow from their BEast-X King Bow. Evox knocks it and calls Robotrons. The Robotrons fight the Rangers and Evox leaves. He enters the main source room. With the energy of every tower, he enters the power source. Steel gets the anti-virus arrow and enters the tower. The Rangers destroy the Robotrons and go after Steel. Steel enter the green energy where Evox is. He stabs Evox with the arrow. Evox laughs and absorbs it.
Evox blasts Steel, who de-morphs and shuts down. He glows blue and flows around like energy. Evox laughs. Nate cries. He blasts them and they fall out of the tower, de-morphing. The mayor and Zoey's mom come in a GB car. The Rangers calm down Nate and go to the base. The Rangers inform them about Steel. Devon gets a walkie-talkie and tells Grid Battleforce that they went against Evox and Steel made a choice to fight Evox alone, and did not return. He says Grid Battleforce has to evacuate. He says the Rangers will stay and fight. Ben and Betty say they won't evacuate. Beast Bots say they will stay. Everyone else agrees. The sky goes dark and red energy swirls around Tower one. A huge Gigadrone appears. The Ultrazord is prepped. Shaw gives an inspirational mini-speech. The Rangers run. Evox encounters the Beast-X King Ultrazord. Evox blasts at them and they drop their weapon. Evox makes the Ultrazord goes down.
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Source Code - Episode Review
Nate programmed the Ultra Blaster to destroy Evox. Devon and Ravi are guarding Evox. Nate and the others enter the room and Zoey lowers the shields. Nate blasts Evox two times and he flows. A wire from him goes into Zoey's computer, infecting it. They try shooting him but The wall is build up again. Evox laughs. Evox becomes a virus and enters the computer. They destroy the computer. He leaves. He wants to get into the morphin grid. People can physically see him enter computers, workers run out. He appears in the main base, trying to get the access codes. The gang blast computers. Zoey finds him in the research room. The Rangers run into the research room and blast him and a computer. Shaw says someone accessed the vault. Evox glows in and out takes out a Cell Shift Morpher. He repairs himself and becomes whole.
They shoot him and he stops the blast. He says Nate should know who he truly is. He says he experimented with old Ranger technology. In a flashback, Nate tried to power old morphers with Morph-X and snake DNA. He did it to the Shell Shift Morpher and released Evox into the system. His voice changes to Venjix and says he is Venjix. Ravi figures out he was the virus that almost destroyed the RPM dimension. He blasts the Rangers back. He laughs and leaves. Devon asks if it is true. They leave but Nate is depressed. Zoey gets him hot Evox walks through the halls and face ben and Betty. He ties them up. Jax and the beast bota follow Evox. The rangers morph. They find him outside. He creates Robotrona. The rangers fight. Evox pulls Devons weapon away. Nate is hurt and I morph. Evox leaves and Nate cries and leaves. Back at the base, Zoey talks to Nate is mad at himself. He says he absorbed all of venjix code. He lashes out at Zoey. Shaw wants a solution, Zoey says he needs to talk to Dr K, someone who understands him. A portal opens and dr k meets Nate. He knows about the book. They flashback to RPM. Dr k says venjix escaped her dimension and they must work together. Nate doesn’t want fox dr k uses reverse psychology. She says she felt the same and sit down and says the world needs him. Dr K says to take the first step.
A great episode and Dr. K even did what other episodes could not, reduce Ben and Betty to their essential cameo than outlandish slapstick comedy that serve no other porpose to keep the younger kids entertained for a chuckle. Nate's struggle is just made whiny but Dr. K is such a delight to watch. It is great to see Olivia Tennent again and she is a prescence. Also great to see she is much calmer and mature than she was in RPM, she is a worthy mentor now. Not that she was bad before, but now she has an interesting teaching technique to pupils and more patience. Hasbro hasn't had an easy task with Power Rangers Beast Morphers. To appeal to Mighty Morphin fans (with Ben and Betty, Riptide gym, martial arts and Jason), RPM fans (with Dr. K and Venjix) and references to other seasons. They want a serious seasonw ith light moments, but also stuck doing Bowlderiwse with morals and lessons for Nickeldeon or the Moral Guardians (parents). That being said, they have done an admirable job, not perfect but at least they are trying. As for the storyline of Evox being Venjix, it was handled very well. Andrew Laing voiced Venjix in RPM and is credited as Randall Ewing in Beast Morphers. So it is great to have his voice actor back, which is unlike the mess made with Breaking Bad, with different voice actors used for characters and especially Goldar. It wouldve been nice to have the original Goldar voice as his voice is so iconic.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Crunch Time - Episode Review
At Riptide, the real Blaze arrives with a motherboard from the Roxy monster and it has important information. Everyone is surprised because Blaze is supposed to be a martial arts tournament in Japan. They take it to Grid Battleforce, Nate, Steel, and Devon see a video that Evox is planning to have a Gigadrone. Robotron attacks and Zoey and Ravi morph and fight it. Devon is late. Blaze arrives and fights along with them. Blaze gets hurt. Devon arrives and Blaze leaves. Zoey has a plan and they go outside. Railtron looks around and only finds Ravi and Devon. Zoey jumps from the sky and attacks him, destroying Railtron. Blaze tells Devon he has to be harder on Cruise because the last battle is coming. Devon chastises Cruise. Back at the base, Blaze and Devon train. Blaze tells him to train harder. Nate shows his plan to the gang.
Blaze comes up with the idea to trap the Gigadrone in their hangers. Cruise brings up the point that it is dangerous for the Beast Bots. Blaze makes him feel bad. Blaze leaves sadly. Ravi and Zoey reprimand Blaze. Devon tells them to work together. Devon goes with Blaze's plan. Scrozzle finds out Railtron is gone. Evox says he has a great. Ben and Betty try out a forcefield Nate created for Evox/ A janitor trips and traps Ben and Betty They scream but the Janitor is listening to music and can't hear them. Ben and Betty transport the blaster and sizzle themselves. Nate helps them escapes. The Rangers morph and board their zords. Evox and his Omegadrone arrive.
Omegadrone blasts the Megazords. Hanger doors open. It falls into the hanger. The Megazords attack it. Evox fights back. There is fire around them. The beast bots say it is dangerous. The Megazords fight back. Devon calls the Beast X King Megazord and it comes to help. Evox blasts at them. Cruise is overheating and malfunctioning. Omegadrone is heating up and there is an explosion. The zords are badly damaged and Devon carries Cruise. Cruise is malfunctioning. Devon feels bad and says it is his fault. The Rangers look for Evox. The workers take Cruise away. Evox comes out of the rubble and comes towards the Rangers. They blast him and transport the devices and teleport him away. Evox is trapped in the cage. Blaze says it was his plan. Evox still makes fun of Cruise. Cruise says it is his fault. Devon says it is not cool how Blaze has been treating him. Devon apologizes. Cruise thanks him. Devon says they are strong because of their friendship. Blaze says it is sweet and he apologizes and then turns it around. Devon gets a call from the real Blaze and they find out the Blaze in front of him is Robo Blaze. He teleports away. Nate figures out Evox wanted to be captured.
This would only have worked if Human Blaze was more part of the team in previous episodes. Because viewers are only used to seeing evil Blaze. Plus, if they had different names. If they called human Blaze Bradley or something. It gets confusing, even for adults, which Blaze they are referring to. Plus Blaze already sounds like an evil name. Also when they say Roxy, they don't make the distinction of Robo Roxy or human Roxy, who doesn't even make an appearance. Would have been nice for Robo Blaze to miss or being negative towards to human Roxy as a clue he was evil. If the Rangers already had a relationship on screen with human Blaze, it would be an indicator as to why they put up with his behavior. The story was a nice idea but without any supporting relationship prior, it doesn't work and it is obvious it is evil Blaze.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Fossil Frenzy - Episode Review
The Rangers train at the Ripetide gym. A young man approaches Zoey, he is her older brother Mike who has an arm in a sling. He shows her a claw belonging to an undiscovered dinosaur. He wants a scholarship from this and wants Zoey to help from Grid Battleforce. He trusts her with it and he leaves. Ben and Betty come in looking for their dad's dog. Ravi gets the dog. Evox gets more Morph-X. Evox praises Blaze and blames Roxy. Robo Roxy says she has to probe herself. Nate does a tune up on Jax when Zoey brings down the fossil and Nate tells ger to get an orange bottle but it is acid and it melts a container and keeps moving. She didn't read the label. It heads for the fossil and she runs for it. Nate stops her and it melts. Mike calls her and she bemoans.
She meets him at Riptide and tells him the truth. He is upset but understanding, saying he can't get another sample. He tells her he will be okay. He leaves again. Ravi offers help. She refuses. Roxy shows Scrozzle the news about the fossils. She wants to look for it. Zoey climbs the dangerous mountain for it. Her communicator breaks. Devon shows the article to the others. They figure out Zoey went up the peak. Jax offers the Chopper Zord. Zoey teaches a flat surface and looks down. She removes her helmet. She finds an excavation site and tries to steal a piece. Zoey arrives and analyzes the fossil with the scanner she stole from Nate. The others arrive from the Chopper Zord. Nate gives Nate a new come. Roxy morphs. Zoey morphs.
Zoey fights Roxy. Roxy gets the DNA Scanner and teleports away. Zoey goes for the fossil and gets a sample. They jump up into the Chopper Zord. Scrozzle is about to send a Gigadrone. Roxy gets the DNA and about to upgrade. She upgrades into a new mode. The DNA overloads the system and breaks the machine. Now the robos can not be regenerated. If they are destroyed by the Rangers, that is it. Roxy is not afraid of the Rangers. Roxy and Blaze leave. Zoey meets with Mike again and gives him the new fossil. He calls her crazy. She wanted to make things right. She shows him the DNA results. She gets a call and leaves. Mike is happy. Roxy and Blaze meet the Ragers, who morph.
Roxy morphs and shows off her new upgrade. The Rangers fight the new robos. Red fights Blaze while Roxy fights the others. Roxy gets Ravi and Zoey in her tentacles. They upgrade to Beast X Mode and escape. Gold and Silver protect them. Blaze knocks Red down. Yellow does an attack on Roxy. Roxygrows big with a more menacing form. The Rangers call the Zords while Red continues fighting Blaze. Ravi forms BEast X King Ultrazord. Roxy fights it. They use energy fields to reflect her attacks. She crashes down. They do the Ultrastrike and destroy her. She protests as she is destroyed. Blaze looks up and can't believe she is gone. Scrozzle comes and says they can't build another Roxy. This is news to Devon. At Riptide, Devon tells them Robo Roxy is gone. Zoey is still sad. She says she made the same mistake as Roxy and thanks her friends. Mike returns and says has the scholarship. Devon gets his food. Ben and Betty arrive with the dog in the crate. The dog escapes from the crate and takes Devon his food and Devon freezes. He accuses Pickles and Ben and Betty see the dog eating the hot dog. The dog splashes the two with ketchup.
I like the new fighting footage. I do not like the plot with Mike constantly entering and exiting the Riptide on the same day. It doesn't make sense one person would enter and leave a place back and forth for no reason. It would have made more sense he stayed there. Plus Zoey steals a fossil sample from an excavation site that is not sure if it was from Archeologists or Mike. If it was archeologists, they were dumb to leave the site unattained. If it was Mike's, then makes no sense Zoey got the whole entire fossil out of there. But of course, Power Rangers wasn't always for realistic logic. I mean a dog squirts ketchup on them!
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Power Rangers Beast Morphers - The Silva Switch - Episode Review
Steel regrets he can't enjoy ice cream like Nate does. Nate has something to show him. Ben and Betty have been helping Nate work on a way to make him completely human. Steel wants to try it. Nate says the amount of Morph X is too much for the machine. His hand goes wild with the ice cream and locks with Steel and Nate. They glow and have swap bodies, they speak with each other's voices. Zoey hugs "Nate" which is Steel. Nate inside Steel is freaked out. Steel is happy he is human. Nate says they have to switch back. Steel wants to stay human for a little longer, Nate gives him one day. Steel hugs Nate. Nate as Steel loses energy.
Blaze and a robotron try to take Morph X when the Rangers arrive. Robo Blaze fights Nate and Steel while the Rangers fight the Robotron. Blaze retreats. Nate as Steel is hurt. Steel wants to go to the beach, Nate wants to go too but Steel's body has to be maintained. Back at Riptide, Steel talks about the beach and is pumped up. Nate is kind of sad. Human Roxy is there too. Steel ordered every smoothie on the menu. He then sings a song. He imagines the others dancing with him. Afterwards, the others including human Blaze say how they appreciate being human. Nate explains he took being human for granted.
Back in the Cyber Dimension, Robo Roxy makes fun of Robo Blaze for being defeated. Blaze says they were training. Scrozzle says that sounds like honest work. Blaze makes fun of Roxy for having plant DNA. Roxy leaves in a huff. Blaze wants to pump up on Morph X which Scrozzle goes against. Blaze tells him not to tell anyone and he pumps himself with Morph X. At the base, Shaw tells the rangers to get to Blaze and the Robotron. They are getting barrels of Morph X. Blaze runs off to get more. Robotron fights the Rangers after they morph. The main trio fights him but the duo knocks him down. He blasts at them. The trio upgrades to Beast X Mode. Devon is about to do his final attack until Blaze morphs and knocks Devon down. Robo Blaze is upgraded. Robo Blaze fights Devon. The others join in. All of them are knocked down. Robotron wants to fight, but Blaze destroys him. Steel calls him crazy. Nate fights him and is knocked down. Steel defends his brother. The five Rangers gather and attack but are speed-attacked by Blaze. Blaze escapes with Morph-X. A Gigadrone arrives.
Steel and Nate start disappearing as there is a molecular decay because they are in the wrong bodies. Nate leaves to the base. The others go for the zords. Beast-X Lion is deployed along with the other zords. They form the Megazord and destroy the Gigadrone. Evox charges up with Morph X and thanks Blaze, telling him he can trust him. Blaze says he can always count on him and leaves. Roxy asks how Blaze got powerful, Scrozzle plays dumb. Roxy knows he is hiding something. Back at the base, Nate wants to switch bodies which will stop the decay. Steel says it was the best day of his life. Steel and Nate get into position. Zoey starts it and the two hold hands. They glow and they are back to normal. Steel laments being half-robot again. Nate says he will not stop trying to make him human again. Zoey says they will always be there for him.
Even though most PR fans don't like it when there is a musical number, the cast clearly enjoyed doing one. The song was corny but it was fun and served a purpose. As for the episode, it is anvilious in this moral as always but a valid one, Steel wants to be fully human. Weird out of all the robots on Power Rangers (good and evil), only two wanted to be human (Mac and Steel). Robo Knight didn't wnat to be human.
Friday, November 13, 2020
Lightning Collection Surveys 1-2, 4 Results
Survey 1: Villains and Villainess
Survey 2: Monsters and Footsoliders
Tronics and X-Borgs tied at 70%
Sawbot and Dynabot tied at 30%
Survey 4: Comics and Sets
Kendrix and Psycho Pink won at 23%