Thursday, December 23, 2021

Avataro Sentai DonBrothers Reveal

UPDATED 12/24/21
The series theme is based on the legend of Momotarō---like Kamen Rider Den-O. 
Red - DonMomotaro
Yellow - OniSister
Blue - SaruBrother (gorilla-like character(
Black - InuBrother (dog-like character)
Pink - KijiBrother (bird-like male character)

DonMomotarowill show up at the near-end of Zenkaiger and have tie-in to them. DonBrothers will technically be their sequel/spin-off. At first, I was surprised by the different-sized characters but I supposed it was done in order for COVID restrictions like Zenkaiger (having unmasked humans with heavy costumed humans). InuBrother (black) is clearly a puppet and KijiBrother (pink) is probably CGI-mixed with costumed character. Most US fans seem happy with the team. 

 Avataro Sentai Donbrothers is the 46th season of Super Sentai.

Power Rangers Lightning Collection Updates

I am a teacher and I've been busy. Now I am on winter break. So here are some late updates. Last Fan First Friday, it was revealed Red Ecliptor and 11.5" Megazord will be released. 

Also Wave 11 Exclusive covers for Walmart. 

Also new reveals of Dino Fury are more figures like Green Ranger with Sprint Sleeve, Black Ranger with Shield Sleeve and Dino Knight Red Ranger. 


Saturday, November 6, 2021

Power Rangers Dino Fury - Secret Santa - Episode Review

Episode Summary:
At the mall, Javi sings and plays the keyboard. Izzy arrives and asks how it is going. He has no replacement key to his keyboard. Izzy asks if he got his Secret Santa present. They only have an hour for the exchange. Izzy leaves Javi. Javi goes to talk to Santa and he gives him the idea to get gloves. Santa shows him his magic sketchbook and to make real gloves from a drawing. Javi says no thanks. Meanwhile, Slyther and Mucus are lurking and want revenge for Void Knight. They get the idea about the book. At the base, they put the tree up. Javi teleports in with a topper, a star. He puts it on the tree. Amelia teleports in, with letters from Power Rangers teams. Aiyon asks for Solon. Javi has a glove gift for Solon, Solon has claws, not human gloves. Javi feels bad. He says Santa is the expert. Aiyon has no idea who Santa is. Aiyon got a Power Sander, thinking Santa was Sander. Amelia and the others go to get a gift. Javi stalls with Solon while they get her gift. Javi asks Solon if she wants to do Christmas Carols. Solon says it feels bad that she can't keep track of the singing. Javi opens a fan card and Mucus sends a holo message. The back is attacked. Mucus says Kaboom, it disables the coms and teleporters. There is a 10-minute countdown until the whole base explodes. 

Solon checks on the computers, they are stuck in the base. Javi thinks one of the gifts is explosive. Javi opens a gift for Izzy, it is an electronics kit--a flashback to the episode where Ollie taught Izzy about electronics. Javi thinks Ollie got it. Javi and Solon open Ollie's gift, it is a ghost rain poncho. Ollie and Amelia met this way--flashback to episode 1. They know it is from Amelia. They have four more gifts. The other Rangers get a message from Santa. Santa says his sketchbook has gone missing. They bump into Mucus and Slyther. They mention a bomb. Zayto tries calling the base but no answer. Slyther gets art supplies and they draw something on the book and create a new monster. The Rangers morph and call the Zords. Zayto calls the Zords. They combine T-Rex, Dimetro, and Mosa to make Fusion Ultrazord. They fight the Spider Monster. Almost six minutes to go, Solon opens a cold gift. It is ice cream for Aiyon. Flashback to Aiyon saving an ice cream truck. Javi says Flagron--a Rafkon food, so it must be from Zayto. They then find a punching bag gift for Zyato. They flashback to Izzy and Zayto joining a gym. They know the gift is from Izzy. So they have one more gift---Solon made a key for Javi. He adds it and thanks her for it. 

They only have Aiyon's Sander, they can't figure which one would be a bomb. The star he put on the tree was a star he got in his guitar case from a guy--it must have been Slyther in disguise. Solon thinks of putting the bomb in a container they sue for Sporix. It explodes and it is contained, only a  minor inconvenience. They get communications back. The Ultrazord destroys the monster. The Rangers teleport out of the Megazord. Slyther is about to draw something else on the sketchbook. Javi appears, all six use their Booster Keys and fight Hengemen. They destroy the Hengemen. Red demands the book. Slyther makes the book huge and draws a huge Slyther. The Rangers call Zords again. Mosa Razor Zord and Dino Fury Megazord Warrior Formation are formed. They race towards Giant Sluther and fight it. They slash at it and destroy the big Slyther. Regular Slyther is sad, Mucus comforts him. Back at the base, Javi apologizes to Santa for the book. The Rangers thanks Santa. They exchange gifts and thank each other. Javi says great gifts come from the heart. He comes up with giving Solon a Christmas Songbook, to help her not be nervous and get in the Christmas spirit. They sing Jingle Bells. 

Episode Review: 

Nice to see Santa again, after 11 years of playing Santa on Power Rangers. Cute clipshow but it shows how clueless Javi is, making me remember Tommy Oliver. 

Power Rangers Dino Fury - Void Trap - Episode Review

 Episode Summary:

In the base, the Rangers talking about Void Knight taking Dr. Akana's device, and perhaps because it can tap into the Morphin Grid and he probably is tired of using the Sproix. They correctly deduce that the Morphin Grid might be a better energy source for whatever he is planning. Unfortunately, they do not know what exactly he is planning. They talk about that Ollie's mom has the capacitor it is missing and Void Knight doesn't know it is missing. Aiyon thinks about him getting the capacitor but make sure the device doesn't work. They all (except Ollie) decide to sabotage the capacitor. Zayto says to make sure Void finds Dr. Akana, which Ollie is not on board because Void Knight is so predictable and he doesn't want to put his mom in danger. Zayto and Solon say it is for the greater good. He agrees to ask her, Back at the evil base, they return Boomtower back. Void Knight says there is a missing part to Akana's device. He tells his minions to find the doctor. They leave. He takes off his helmet and returns to his comatose lady love. He says his plans are coming together. Her name is Saturna.

At the base, the Rangers take Dr. Akana inside. Solon tells her about a microwave. Akana is shocked about her. They shook hands. Dr. Akana has so many questions. Pink tells her about the capacitor and Akana has it. Ollie masks his voice, he tells her it is her decision. She says she is in. The Monsters arrive. Zayto tells her to talk about the capacitor. She says it on a cellphone. The villains surround her. Void Knight takes the capacitor. Ollie watches. The Villains put sleepy cuffs on Dr. Akana. Akana, Mucus, and Slyther fall into a portal. The other monster (Reaghoul) says they are in the dark dimension. Ollie blames Zayto. Boomtower stays. Zayto morphs and calls the T-Rex and Raptor zords. T-Rex Cosmic Megazord is formed, he calls the cosmic gateway, and goes to the Dark Dimension. The other Rangers morph and fight Boomtower.

Zayto in the T-Rex Cosmic Megazord fights Reaghoul in the wormhole leading to the Dark Dimension. The Rangers use Booster Keys against Boomtower. Boomtower uses Boom Blast. Zayto uses blasts on Reaghoul. The Rangers get up and fight again. The Boost Key arms come off. The Rangers combine Fury attacks and Pink channels them to destroy Boomtower. The Rangers escape the blast. Void Knight arrives and puts Sleepy cuffs on all of them except for Ollie. They kidnap the Rangers. Ollie shouts "No!" Back with Zayto, he uses the Cosmic Gateway Strike against Reaghoul, destroying it. He saves Dr. Akana. Mucus and Slyther ask for help but Red teleports away. He takes the cuff off inside the Megazord cockpit. Void Knight uses Akana's device in Dinohenge with the Rangers hooked to another device with his comatose woman Saturna. Zayto and Dr. Akana arrive. Ollie hugs her. Zayto says he is a hugger. Void Knight activates the Morphin Grid. The dino statues glow and hit the Rangers and the energies (green, black, pink, and gold) go to Saturna. Zayto says they won't survive. Saturna starts moving. Zayto says to remove the Capacitor. Ollie says it would work. Zayto goes to fight Void and Ollie is to take out the Capacitor. He almost tells his mom he loves her.

Red uses the Dino Dagger but gets the cuffs on him. Dr. Akana offers to help. Void puts Red in the device too. Ollie thinks of destroying the statues. Dr. Akana decides to distract Void Knight, saying it is her decision. She knocks him with a stick on the back but then he swings her far off. He gets his saber. She sees Red's dagger. He nears her and she throws the dagger into the device holding his woman. She whistles. Blue sprint streaks and slashes the statues. The sleepy cuffs come off. The statues explode. Saturna stops moving. The Rangers de-morph. Ollie de-morph. Dr. Akana is shocked. Dr. Akana threatens Void Knight, Ollie thanks her but tells her to go. The Rangers get the weapons. Void Knight calls Hengemen. They fight the Hengemen. Izzy slashes the device with Saturna. Void Knight teleports and knocks her off. Aiyon blasts the capacitor.Everything starts exploding, the Rangers jump from the blast as Void Knight protests. Void Knight's saber hits the ground. From the smoke, a crater is left, no Saturna and no Void Knight. The Rangers celebrate. They thank Dr. Akana. Solon teleports in and applauds them. Dr. Akana wants to chat with her. Ollie tells Zayto he was right. Ollie apologizes for losing the connection to the Morphin Grid. Aiyon says once a Knight is always a knight. Lightning hits the statue remnants and the Green Morphin Master arrives. She restores the statues and says there is more to do. Zayto asks about Rafkon. Morphin Master leaves ad their powers are restored. Solon says another Sporix has been hatched. The Rangers morph. Back at the evil base, Saturna is returned and still comatose. The Void Knight helmet is cracked and left on the ground. 

Great finale! New footage and great emotional connections for Ollie and Zayto. Zayto and Aiyon to their Rafkon buddies and Ollie to his mom. Wish there was more explanation to who Void Knight exactly is and how Saturna ended up like that. Some fans theorized that Void Knight is Amelia's dad but wouldn't Amelia recognize Saturna as her mom or her dad's girlfriend or something? Also the name Saturna makes me think she is an alien. Also, great connections to everything so far and also the Morphin Grid and the Morphin Masters. Apparently, the Dark Dimension here is a green wormhole and not the dungeon set from Mighty Morphin Rita and Zedd had. 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Power Rangers Dino Fury - Waking Nightmares - Episode Review

 Episode Summary:

At night in DinoHenge, Aiyon is having a nightmare--of a past event. He and the past Rangers are in the base. The old Blue Rangers says the zords are not enough against the Sporix Beasts. Zayto has an idea to use untapped grid energy to create a new Ultrazord. They all agreed. They entered the Ultrazord and used Primal Extreme Blast against millions of Hengemen and a huge monster. It makes a large scorching line on Earth. The old Black Ranger says it is too powerful. The Ultrazord overloads. Zayto says to eject. An explosion occurs and Aiyon wakes up. He tells Zayto, Zayto says he always has that particular nightmare. Aiyon asks if he thinks thye should've made another choice but Zayto says they must get sleep as they must wake early to help Dr. Akano release the two hidden Ranger Keys. Meanwhile at the evil base, Mucus plays with the Sporix machine and it looks like a disco--with light and sound. Void Knight says it will make her cooler. Mucus gets a gold costume and dances with the Hengemen. Slyther wakes her up from her dream. She is touching the machine and stops touching it when Void Knight arrives. Void Knight says it needs to fill up in order to activate it. Dr. Akaana gives the box to Zayto--they are two Battle Keys. Light and Shadow Keys---it can make Black Holes. Both can make the Cosmo Key, which can open portals. Aiyon says they have to find the Zords. Solon recalibrates the zord tractor and says the zords ended up stranged on the planet Nibyro.

AIyon makes the Cosmic key and puts it in his blaster. He opens a Cosmic Gateway. Amelia laughs that it is an alien planet. The portal is unstable, Zayto goes in. Zayto is scanned. He finds four Power Rangers--Blue, Black, Pink, and Green (with skirt). The Rangers draw their sabers. Zayto is happy but the portal closes. Aiyon tries opening a new one but without the zords nearby, they can't get there. Izzy asks why they would attack them. Aiyon says they think the others didn't make it. They wonder how they will get Zayto back. Dr. Akana shows them that the statues are linked to the Power Rangers. Her machine powers up and the Morphin Grid shows up. Aiyon says the key needs power. He touches his Mosa statue and powers up the key. Void Knight, Slyther and Mucus watch and get an idea. They leave. Dr. Akano's machine overloads and she leaves. Ollie uses a fake voice for his mom not to know it is him. Aiyon goes through the portal he opens. 

Back at the evil base, Void Knight talks to his comatose love without a mask, he talks about the Morphin Grid. He releases Reaghoul and gives him a job. He is to revive Boomtower. Void Knight tells him to get Ranger Revenge. Boomtower wants a Sporix and the Hengemen get a Sporixfrom Slyther to use. Back on the alien planet, Aiyon looks for Zayto---who is getting beat up by the Rafton Rangers. Black Ranger keeps saying "It's too powerful." The other Rangers keep repeating things from the nightmare. Aiyon fights too. Aiyon recognizes they are from his dream. They figure out they are nightmares come to life. Meanwhile, the Earth Rangers fight Boomtower. His 'new trick' doesn't seem to work. Amelia mocks him. The Rangers morph. They get blasted back Boomtower throws cannonballs again. Javi uses his key and an explosion goes off. Ollie calls Solon for help.

Aiyon and Zayto recreate the positive part of the dream and the dream Rangers disappear. It becomes  blue and purple ball. It is a guardian and proved they mean no harm. Solon sends a message. Aiyon opens a gateway for Zayto. The guardian tells him to follow him. Zyato arrives and uses the Hyper Dino Key against Boomtower. The other Rangers use Boost Keys but Boomtower takes them down. Javi figure gas come from the cannonballs. Hengemen arrive and an explosion occurs. The Rangers fall down. They figure out a spark can make the invisible gas blow up. Aiyon finds the twin zords and thanks the Guardian. He creates the gateway and leave with the zords. Aiyon drops in with Boomtower. He uses the SHadow DIno Key and makes the Shadow Battle Armor. He shoots the cannonballs and they get sucked into a Black Hole. Boomtower grows. Mosa Zord and the Shadow Raptor Zords are sent. Mosa becomes the Mosa Razor Zord. He combines the Shadow one with his Megazord making the Mosa Shadow Megazord.  The others make the Dino Fury Megazord Warrior Formation and Aiyon calls the saber. He does the SHadow Megablast and makes a Black Hole that destroys Boomtower. Solon tells them to go to Void Knight. Solon tells them Void Knight took Dr. Akana's equipment. 

Episode Review:

Great episode, great continuity. Introducing Aiyon gives Zayto more depth than just the calm leader, shows a darker side. But unfortunately, I still don't have a lock on who Aiyon really is. Sometimes Aiyon comes off as a showboating jerk ("Our Hero") and other times as a Lancer (Trope where the character is like a cool bad boy who sometimes has reason and clashes with the leader), here he comes off as a rash younger brother to Zayto. As usual with the sixth Rangers (ever since Tommy), they aren't clearly defined. The one Sixth Ranger I say was clearly defined and are complex was Quantum Ranger from Time Force. I'm not counting other extra heroes who are like Sixth Rangers but aren't technically number six like Trent, RJ, Hunter, Bake, and Nate. Plus, no comic relief needed like Jane, J-Borg or even Poppop.

Power Rangers Dino Fury - The Makeover - Episode Review

Episode Summary: 

A museum curator is being interviewed about a Purple Beard exhibit and Amelia's grandfather Ed saves Beatrice from a falling stage light. She asks him on a date. Amelia is excited.  Void Knight watches the BuzzBlast news and wants the talismans. BoneSwitch switches the bodies of Slyther and Mucus, they have each other's voices like in Dino Charge. Void Knight tells BoneSwitch to switch the Rangers. Amelia is looking up blazers to change her grandfather on a laptop and the other Rangers comment in the Dino Base. Zayto asks why change him, it doesn't make sense. BoneSwitch attacks and searches for the Tailsmans. He finds nothing in a box. The Rangers arrive and then Hengemen. The Rangers Morph. BoneSwitch switches Zayto and Amelia, switches Ollie and Javi. Izzy and Aiyon get out of the way, they do not get switched. Aiyon and Izzy fight the monsters. The switched Ranger try morphing but they can not. Aiyon slashes BoneSwitch and he falls. Aiyon gets the Electro Battle Armor and blasts BoneSwitch, who fleas. 

Back at the base, Amelia tries to raise Zayto's antennae. Ollie as Javi says their connection to the Morphin Grid is disconnected. Amelia says Poppop needs her help. Amelia convinces Zayto to do with a headset. Later, Zayto as Amelia helps Poppop, the cologne says might attract bees. Poppop puts too much. Amelia as Zayto puts on the headset. Ed arrives at the date. Amelia tells Ed what to say. Beatrice brings soup. A bee arrives and circles them. The bee lands on Poppop's face and he smacks it and the earpiece goes in the soup. He says it is a hearing aid and runs to his van. Zayto as Amelia comes over. Ed wants to put more cologne. Zayto as Amelia says you don't need fancy clothes, show he is fun and clever. Ed agrees and kisses Amelia's cheek. He goes in his overalls. Zayto as Amelia tells to trust him and Ed. Ed goes in his handyman clothes and Beatrice recognizes the grease on his clothes, as her father was a mechanic. Amelia thanks Zayto as they get along.

Back at the base, Ollie in Javi's body says their energies are still with them, so they have to morph with their keys. The Rangers switch keys. The six morph in front of BoneSwitch. They morph and they return to normal. BoneSwitch switches a pigeon with Aiyon. Zayto puts on the Blazing Battle Armor and the others put on the Boost Key arms. BoneSwithc grows big and the zords are deployed. The main 5 slashes at the monster. They make the Megazord Warrior Formation and enter the cockpit. They fight the monster. They cut off his horns. They return to the right bodies and de-morph. They swap keys and morph. Aiyon switches back, he morphs, and enters the Megazord. The monster jumps away. Mosa Racer Zord bits him from the ocean. Mosa destroys it with its tail. Void Knight gets the Sporix. Later at the museum, Ed got a job to restore things and Amelia apologizes to him for trying to change him. They hug. Pop Pop says the bowtie was ugly. He shows Ollie's mom, Beatrice, and Amelia that there are puzzle pieces supposed to come apart and they form Purplebeard. His Talismans look like Ranger Keys and the puzzle looks like DinoHenge. Amelia goes off to tell the Rangers. Beatrice kisses Ed. The Rangers meet with Beatrice, Ed, and Ollie's mom at Dino Henge. Zayto uses the Vision Boost Key to track something under Dinohenge and finds a box with two keys. 

Episode Review: 

Body swap episodes are usually really fun or really boring. This one runs the gamut. The Amelia stuff can get boring when the obvious answer is in front of her but she doesn't listen. Zayto of course, being the calm one figures it out early. It is nice to see Poppop get storylines though. I thought Ollie and Javi's body switch should have been more explored, much like the body swaps in Dino Charge. The Aiyon/Piegon swap reminds me of the Antonio/Fish swap in Samurai. 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Power Rangers Dino Fury - Crossed Wires - Episode Review

 Episode Summary:
Izzy is holding hands with Fern and is coming out of high school. She calls her "my girlfriend.' She has to retake her electronic test. Fern says she could have helped her. Izzy kisses her cheek and says she's okay. The Rangers arrive and ask about the test. Ollie is his usual pretentious self when they get a call from Solon about Haverely Park. They arrive and find everyone unconscious on the ground. Javi and Izzy's dad arrives and he gets hit by a purple cloud. He yawns and falls asleep. His children come to his aid. Solon calls about a Sporix at the Chemical plant. Red, Blue, and Pink go to the beast while the others check out a sound. A machine blasts a purple beam. Izzy tells Ollie. The Rangers hear a similar whirring sound. Zayto sends Ollie. Ollie nods and opens the machine and it has a blue ball. Ollie thinks he knows and unplugs the cables. The others sigh. Ollie explains Izzy how to shut it down. Izzy is not sure. The monster arrives and the trio morph. Hengemen go after them. 

Izzy and the boys open the machine. Javi says Izzy knows how to do things. Izzy pulls out the blue blob and the system overloads and zaps Aiyon and Javi. They fall asleep. The others wake up but not Javi and AIyon. Izzy teleports them away. Mucus laughs. She takes the machine and teleports away. Red, Blue and Pink keep fighting Hengemen. Stone SNare says hackneyed slang. He is destroyed by the three. Pink gets the Sporix ball. Ollie gets the sleep trap. They teleport back to the base. Javi and AIyon are under beds. Izzy explains what she did. She apologizes. Ollie asks how she could mess up something so simple. She says she is hopeless at electronics. She says she can't put her head around it, everyone expects her to get good grades. Ollie says she should have let him tutor her. Solon asks Ollie for help with the device. Solon thinks Izzy can help. Ollie scoffs. Solon says if books don't help, maybe hands-on will help.

Ollie explains the device to Izzy. He shows the capacitor. Meanwhile, Mucus blabbers on about what happened. He tells her to be quiet. He is working on a Mega Sleep Bomb. There are two more Stone Snares (Stone Sad and Stone Mad), they cry about their brother. Izzy tries the machine and the two Rangers wake up. Sporix Beasts have the big machine and the Rangers arrive. Hengemen are called. Ollie is to disable the bomb. Ollie falls asleep when the purple mist comes out. The monsters grow. Izzy puts her jacket on the bomb and it says vision impaired. Rangers morph and call Zords. Izzy tries bypassing the block. The Zords' blasts don't work. The two monsters merge into Stone-Rad. The two Megazords combine into Fusion Ultrazord. Izzy keeps working on the bomb, the bomb says "Nice try." She then tries parallel like Ollie told her. Zayto calls the Saber. The Ultrazord destroys Stone-Rad. Stone-Sad calls out for his brother. Zayto asks Izzy for status. With 12 seconds left, the Rangers teleport to her and she has it offline. Mucus gets two Sporix and teleport away. Aiyon makes a bad joke. Later, the Rangers wait for Izzy. Izzy says the results are tomorrow. Fern shows her the A. Izzy says books are touch for her, she learned that doing things 'hands on' is better. They find Amelia's grandfather who is cleaning leaves. He falls into a bunch of leaves. He has his device doesn't work. Izzy says she will check it out. He happily goes with her to fix it. Fern says "That's my girl."

Episode Review:

Izzy officially calls Fern her 'girlfriend.'  And she kisses her on her cheek. It is not on the lips but it is a step forward. I  love this episode where it shows there are different types of learning. Some learn from reading books and some learn from touching. I am a teacher and there are different types of learning: visual, kiesthetic (tacticle), audiotory, and more. Kinesthetic is hands-on. What is terrible is that now with the Corona Virus, it has been harder for young tacticle learners to be able to touch anything in order to learn. Most episodes on TV about a kid that has trouble on tests don't try other approaches to learning. So I appreciate the effort. I also like that Jane and J-Borg are not in this epsiode and only Amelia's grandfather has the comic relief. 

Power Rangers Dino Fury - Our Hero - Episode Review

The Rangers are enjoying the summer on the Beach when J-Borg eats ice cream when she isn't supposed to. She malfunctions and makes the cart go haywire. Aiyon saves some people from the runaway cart. The ice cream man gives Aiyon free Ice Cream for life which he loves except for Javi. Sporix attacks and the Rangers go in a tent to morph. Gold Ranger is interviewed by Jane and asked for selfies. The monster captures the five Rangers while Aiyon shows off. Aiyon uses the Blazing Dino Key in his blaster and dons the armor. He saves the Rangers. Mucus arrives and teleports away with the monster. The Rangers chastise Aiyon for showing off and taking selfies, which he does more of.

Back at the evil base, Slyther and Void Knight examine the new monster. Mucus shows the video on Gold Ranger from BuzzBlast. At BuzzBlast, Jane reads about the party for the Rangers when they overhear. Jane and J-Borg leave. Aiyon thinks it is awesome.Amelia and Javi say they can't go because Void Knight might attack. Ollie says they can go as civilians. At the party, the guests talk. One guest says the Gold Ranger is the coolest and a male guest says "Yeah, I bet he's cute too." The Rangers as civilians arrive. The Monsters are at a tent. Slyther disguises himself as a human. Zayto tells Aiyon to lay low. Slyther has the crowd call the Ranger names. They all look around. Gold Ranger arrives. Zayto facepalms. Slyter asks about the rest of the team. Gold says they are training and asks for selfies. Slyther asks for the zord. They start yelling "Zord." Zayto says he won't. Aiyon calls his zord and the monster captures it with a net. Slyther transforms and blasts Aiyon. Slyther and Trawler leave. The Rangers gather around Aiyon who apologizes. Slyther hypnotizes the zord. Void Knight arrives.

Trawler teleports away. Aiyon puts his gold key in the Zord finder and they locate it. The Rangers warned Aiyon to lay low. Aiyon says he wasn't thinking and he was a fool. Javi says the Invisi Dino Key can help but only one Ranger can use it. Solon tells them about an attack. The Rangers teleport except for Javi and Aiyon. Javi tells AIyon the plan. The Rangers arrive on the beach and morph. Javi and AIyon hide behind trees where the Hengemen guard the Mosa Zord. Javi goes invisible with the Dino Key. Slyther keeps hypnotizing Mosa Zord. Gold makes himself known. Javi takes out the Hengemen. Slyther commands Mosa to attack Gold. Aiyon and Slyther fight. Hengemen are all destroyed. Meanwhile, the Rangers fight Trawler. Javi kicks Slyther back. Solon calls in the Dimetro Blazing Zord. Javi uses the Hover Dino Key and makes Mosa Zord float and DImetro burns the net. Trawler becomes bigger. 

The other zords are sent in. They combine the main four into Dino Fury Megazord Claw Formation. Trawler tries throwing a net but misses. He blasts the Megazord and then gets a net on it. The Megazord can't move. Javi and Aiyon fight Slyther. Aiyon combines Mosa and Dimetro into Electro Zord. It blasts Slyther. Slyther teleports away. Javi and Aiyon go to the zord. Electro Zord blasts the net off the Megazord. Now the Megazord overheats. Javi uses a mist spritz from his dino key arm. Trawler goes underground and Electro Zord sets him on fire. The other two enter the cockpit. Red calls his saber and they destroy Trawler. Gold says he'll get the Sporix and he does. Later, the civilian rangers are at the beach. They go for ice cream and the ice cream man tells AIyon--the hero to go to the front. Aiyon says he'll help. 

I have not seen the Ryusoulger episode but I think the majority of the kidnapped Mosa Zord scene with Javi and Aiyon is all new footage. 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

NFT Megazord Controversy

When I saw the upcoming Black and Gold Megazord, I was like I rather have the regular one but I had no idea what NFT meant. NFT stands for Non-fungible token. The Black & Gold Zord Ascension Project Dino Megazord will be an NFT exclusive from Hasbro. The NFT is a placeholder. The controversy is that NFT is a risky business, it wastes raw computing. First of all, fans don't like that it is black and gold, and second that they need a token. The third is that the NFT is controversial in itself. I had no idea what NFT was, apparently, it has hit other franchises but this is the first time it affects Power Rangers. But since it is exclusive and limited, I am hoping this isn't a big dent to what have you. I still don't understand what raw computing means to be honest.  

Pulsecon 2021: Power Rangers Lightning Collection Reveals

 Friday Pulsecon revealed Power Rangers Lighting Collection figures and other items, here are some:

Lord Zedd Helmet

Wave 11 has Lunar Wolf Ranger (Merrick), Red Dino Fury Ranger (Zayto), Cog (With Blue Ranger weapons) and Pink Dino Charge Ranger (Shelby). This completes the main six Dino Charge Rangers and starts Wild Force and Dino Fury. Some are Walmart exclusives.

Also Piranthishead, Hasbro Pulse exclusive.

Blue In Space Ranger and Galaxy Glider, making TJ available both in the set with Psycho Silver and this set. If you'd ask me, I'd rather had had Red Ranger.

Later on, don't know when Dino Megazord Lighting Collection collectible coming soon.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Power Rangers Dino Fury - Ancient History - Episode Review

 Episode Summary:

Gold Ranger arrives at Dinohenge and touches the ancient animal he is based on. The Rangers are practicing inside while Ollie makes a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. Gold Ranger teleports in and de0morphs to reveal an alien-like Zayto. Aiyon is his name, Solon hugs him. Aiyon greats the new Rangers. He grabs Ollie's food. Zayto says he thought the team was lost. Aiyon tells him he launched the final attack. We get a flashback to the ancient team. He abandoned the Megazord. He was in a pod and slept in the bottom of the ocean. Green Morphin Master woke him up, mentioning Lord Zedd. Aiyon wants to be leader, saying Zayto is not a great leader. He flashbacks again, to them being Knights of Rafkon. News came that they were going to use an army of Sporix Beasts to defeat evil. The Beasts were supposed to fight with them. Aiyon believes Zayto could have stopped it but he did not. Aiyon warned him the Sporix were dangerous. Zayto said he trust the military. The leaders released the Sporix. Aiyon tried to stop it, saying it was a mistake, and fought against Zayto. Sporix were released and they devastated the planet. He says they were no longer friends. Amelia and Izzy are upset.

Solon tells them of an attack. Zato says he owes them answers but they have to stop the beast. The five teleport away along with Aiton. Mucus blasts at them and the six morph. Zayto says he has it and she blasts at him. The blasts hit fish oil. He slips on the oil and falls. He is tied by the spear-like weapons that Mucus threw. The others fall by slipping. Aiyon surfs on wood. Javi and Izzy copies him. They have Mucus where they want her. The other villains arrive, saying the Gold Ranger Zord is underwater, and they teleport away. At the base, Solon helps Zayto. Izzy praises Aiyon. Aiyon says he is not fit to be a leader and he leaves. Zayto and Solon talk, she says owning up to mistakes is difficult. He trusted his superiors. One mark of a good leader is to know where to step aside, only he can make the decision. Void Knight uses Sporix to create Wreckmate, a new general in his base. Wreckmate speaks like a pirate. Void wants the Mosa Zord destroyed. Mucus says she is the second in command and say they have to make a quick stop first. 

The Rangers without Zayto in the Buzz Blast find the Mosa Zord but no location. Solon tells them of trouble at the plaza. The villains are getting supplies for the beach. Mucus wants ice cream but Wreckmate doesn't. He obliges when she makes her scopes. Aiyon blasts it. Mucus keeps throwing ice cream at him. He explodes Mucus. Zayto arrives, saying to help. Aiyonand the others morph. They do the role call. They fight the Hengemen. Zayto and Aiyon don their Battle Armors. They defeat it and it becomes big. They call the Megazord and all six are in the cockpit. They go in the water and the seawater starts shutting down systems. Wreckmate attacks them underwater. Aiton asks how do they win and then asks Zayto. Zayto says to abandon the zords. Wreckmate attacks the Zords. They are knocked down The Rangers teleport out. Aiyon feels bad. Zayto says he had to do it. Aiyon says being a leader is hard because you get judged. He says he got it now. Zayto and AIyon say Friends forever. Aiyon's belt buckle glows. Wreckmate is about to defeat the Megazord when the Mosa Zord arrives. it jumps out of the water. Aiyon calls for Battle Mode. Zayto and Aiyon enter the Megazord and destroy Wreckmate. In the base, the Rangers praise the Mosa Zords. Zayto and Aiyon wrap things up and makeup. Aiyon says Zayto should be the leader and both spar. Ollie says Aiyon's Ranger energy must have sparked. Solon says it must have to do with them being friends. 

Episode Review: 

Aiyon is supposed to be hundreds of years old and from a time even longer than let's say Koda or Ivan from Dino Charge. He speaks like a modern African-American and says "Let's roll," also dresses pretty modern. Zayto had some adjusting to do in the first few episodes--granted not as much as Koda and Ivan--but Aiyon had zero of that. I mean, Power Rangers are not usually known for accuracy. Anyway, Aiyon is the first African-American Sixth Ranger and it is the first show to have two Black-American Rangers on the team. Technically they are aliens. Fans have said they wish Aiyon and Zayto's conflict was more drawn out and not solved in just one episode. Producers have said it wouldn't be 'ranger behavior.' Some fans have argued that Tommy, Eric, and other Rangers have acted similarly. I would have accepted at least two episodes of Aiyon being on his own. Heck, Jayden of Samurai was not leader for a handful of episodes. Zayto could've stayed off the team for a while and have an arc. Oh well, doesn't matter. 

Power Rangers Dino Fury - Storm Surge - Episode Review

 Episode Summary:
Javi gets on Ollie's case for disappointing him for help at work. Ollie is more concerned about technology. The other Rangers mention his new phone and smartwatch. Jane gets Javi a case on a strange storm. Ollie says his mom is all over it. Zayto says the Nexus Prism went into the bay. Javi asks if he could interview Ollie's mom but he says she is busy but he can do it. Javi tells him to be on time and he leaves. Ollie meets with his mom with her scanner gear. Ollie tells her to get a new laptop. She says laptops aren't cheap and hers will do fine. She tells him to be patient. Mucus and Slyther are watching them, they want to steal the info Ollie's mom collects. Ollie sees people running away. Ollie goes to the source--a Sporix becoming a monster. He calls the others. He confronts it and morphs. 

He fights it. The others arrive and Red dons the Blazing Fury Armor. Mucus and Slyther watch. The monster cancels the fire with water. He knocks the five down. The monster leaves, the villains go after it. Ollie goes to check on his mom. She is fine. The Rangers decide to leave. At BuzzBlast, Jane has Mr. Wiz (Slyther) with a bubblegum challenge. Ollie and Javi are ready to be in an interview. Slyther offers a laptop which Ollie wants. Ollie uses logic and math. Javi tells not to count gumballs until after the interview. Ollie and Javi sit and Javi begins the questioning but Ollie seems more preoccupied with the gumballs. Ollie wants a pen. Javi reminds him to continue the interview. Javi asks another question and Ollie says 2046 and "Mr. Wiz" says he is the winner. Javi tells him to hold on a second. Ollie thanks him. Javi says they are not done. Jane stops the video. She talks to Mr. Wiz and not Javi. Javi tells Ollie he screw up the story. Ollie says Jane is happy and with the laptop--quicker answers about the storm. Slyther/Mr. Wiz smiles. 

Ollie hooks up the new computer but Javi and Ollie's mom are not so sure. Ollie's mom asks how he won it and Javi says it was a whole thing. The sub drone pulls something to the surface. It looks like the computer has been hacked and the sub drone is being controlled. Javi says the laptop is very convenient. Ollie calls the others. Back at the base, they ask about what is happening. ollie asks Solon to scan for signals. Solon says there is a shortwave signal. Slyther is steering the subdrone. Ollie and the Rangers arrive. Slyther makes them realize he was Mr. Wiz and teleports away. Tidemare (Monster of the Day) fights the Rangers after they morph. The rangers use their keys. Tidemare disappears and reappears with an attack. Dr. Akana can't control her equipment and finds Slyther and Mucu with the subdrone device. The subdrone drags the glowing device. Mucus gets the device. It glows. Someone comes out of it. The two teleport. Dr. Akana says it is incredible. 

Javi uses Hyper Strike but the splash shield knocks them down. Gold Ranger comes into the rescue. Zayto says "Could it be?" Gold Ranger fights Tidemare. Hengemen arrive and Gold fights them. Gold does his Mosa Slash and uses his Electro Key in his blaster. He cocks the weapon and dons armor--Electro Battle Armor and does the Electro Fury Blast. He destroys the Splash Shield. He creates the Gold Fury Blade Blaster by combining his weapons. He defeats Tidemare.  The Rangers de-morph. They ask wh he is. Gold says hi to Zayto. He teleports away. They ask him who he is. Zayto is lost for words. Zayto gets the SPorix from Izzy and teleports away as well. The Rangers are surprised. Ollie calls his mom. They go talk to her. She explains the Gold Ranger came out of the container--which looks like the base one. She says all the power in the pod must have created the storm. Ollie and Javi talk.

Ollie says Slyther played him and he let Javi out. He says he has to focus more on the things that matter and offers him his new headphones. Javi thanks him. Ollie asks if he still needs a BuzzBlast story. Later, Jane is trying to get 3 contestants to blow big bubbles. It throws gumball in the air which J-Borg swallows. J-Borg makes a big bubble. It is too big that everyone backs away. It explodes all over Jane and J-Borg. Javi wants to pitch a story. 

Nice episode, I like the bond between Javi and Ollie.