Black T-Rex and Spino Zords came out together, and they are based on the same body, so I thought it would be best to review them together.
The black version of the T-Rex is great looking in black and gold. It looks like we are getting a run of this color through all of the figures released in the Legacy line, and this one is just happening to come during the run of the line.
The Black T-Rex uses the same body and head as the Red Rexy. There is a variation on the tail which is short and stubby. The black T-Rex also comes with the missile launcher backpack that comes with the Spino Zord. I doubt we will be seeing him like this in the show, but you never know what they could pull out of their sleeves.
Of course, the only reason most would want the black T-Rex would be to make the all black Dino Charge Megazord. And you are in luck. You can now make it, since there was an exclusive color release of Dino Charge Megazord with Rexy in green, but the Stego and Tricera come in the black. It is all a scheme to get you to buy a few extra parts, but it works fine for me. I like the green version as an homage to an earlier show, as well as being able to now make a full black and full green version of Dino Charge Megazord. If we can get a pink Rexy, we will have colors for the whole team with a main Zord.
Spino Zord is a Zord a lot of people were waiting for. Some really don’t like the backpack with missile launcher. I think it is fine.
He also comes with the stubby tail. I can’t figure out the stubby tail, since it looks like it had the long tail in the Japanese version of the show, and had the long tail in the Japanese version of the toy.
The tail can be used as a missile launcher or a gun on Spino’s shoulder. The backpack becomes a handheld gun.
We are getting quite a collection of Megazords now. Everyone can be formed into a Zord of some sort with lots of combinations. I will definitely stick with standard Dino Charge Megazord, and Black Dino Charge Megazord. But the rest will probably change around a lot as I see fit. I need one more variant color for a Zord to make an all-blue Spino Megazord, and then I need the variant Red Raptor Zord and one more variant colored Zord to make an all-red Zord. There is still a whole season of Dino Super Charge to go, so we may yet be able to build more full single colors of Zords beyond Black and Green.
Rexy can’t have all of the fun. Spino can be used to make the Plesio Charge Megazord: Pachy-Spino Formation too. Not my favorite combination, but there are a lot of fun things you can do with the Zord builder.