I am so excited that I finally got my hands on some Super Sentai from Japan. I love the Power Rangers stuff, but what I really needed was the original for my collection.
ToQ-Oh is the Mecha or Zord in the Japanese show Ressha Sentai ToQger. This is the show that came after Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, the show that became Power Rangers Dino Charge. Since it was announced that Ressha Sentai ToQger was going to be skipped, I figured this would be a great opportunity to get something from the Sentai line-up in Japan. I felt kind of funny spending massive amounts of money for stuff we would eventually get here…though it seems to be lower quality in some cases.
Red Ressha (1) is the main train of the Red Ranger, who in this series is called ToQ 1gou. He drives a steam locomotive that turns into the center body and head of Toq-Oh.
Blue Ressha (2) is the bullet train of ToQ 2gou. He forms the right torso and leg of ToQ-Oh.
Yellow Ressha (3) is a subway car and left arm of ToQ-Oh.
Green Ressha (4) is another bullet train that forms the left torso and leg of ToQ-Oh.
Pink Ressha (5) is the last subway car, and forms the right arm of ToQ-Oh.
The trains can be kept separate, or connected with male/female tabs at the front and back to make a train as long as you want. The five trains linked form a line about 4 feet long. The Ressha front parts can be separated and attached to allow movement side to side and allow the train to turn in a realistic arc.
The trains actually attach to one another very similarly to the show. Blue and Green slide up against Red and lock into place. Yellow and Pink stick out grey arm attachments and connect.
The trains then start to transform in their tasks to allow the formation of ToQ-Oh. When he is standing, the doors open on his face, and ToQ-Oh is ready to fight.
The five trains are different, but similar enough that they look really good when ToQ-Oh is formed, since there is a good sense of balance.
ToQ-Oh comes with a Fumikiriken, which is a crossing arm that can be a sword or a gun.
I absolutely love ToQ-Oh. He looks correct to the show, and has great details. I would still love to see a Zord with an elbow and knee, but I may never see that one.
This is a two-pack set that came with ToQ-Oh and ToQ Changer.
ToQ Changer or (Transformation Brace ToQ Changer) is the device that allows the ToQgers to change into their outfits. This one is pretty unique as the ToQgers can “Change Stations” and switch their Ressha with one another and change their colors and weapons in the fight.
The sound is nice. I wish I speak Japanese to know what it is saying, but between the Power Rangers Wiki and the subtitles on the show, I can figure it out pretty well.
This is a bit of a separation from Dino Charge, where their weapon is their Morpher. These guys have both. And not to worry, I got a great deal on the blaster. It was not supposed to be in my hands for another week, but it got here early. You will not want to miss that one.