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Power Rangers Legacy 6.5 inch figures – Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Team Compete (White and Yellow Rangers)

Today we are taking a look at the last and final two figures to complete the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers in the 6.5 inch Legacy line.

This is wave 3, but technically the 4th wave due to the Toys R Us exclusive set of movie figures that came out a little while ago. This wave is again split between two teams. 2 figures are to complete the MMPR team, while the other three figures will complete the Power Rangers In Space team. I grabbed the MMPR figures first since I know there is a whole lot of love for both the White and Yellow Rangers. It is not a big surprise that Bandai would wait until the end of the line to give us these two figures.

First off, let’s look at the White Ranger. Another Tommy Oliver. Haha! This is not the first line to have multiple Tommy’s in it, and we have at least one more on the way, when we get to Zeo.

Tommy comes with Saba, and a sheath for said beautiful sword. The Saba sword really is a work of art. Saba is so nicely painted, with a base of white, and touches of gold, red and silver. This is probably the most expensively colored single piece that Bandai has ever done in terms of paint apps.

Facing off, Tommy vs Evil Tommy. Actually this works and is show accurate. If you remember, Rita had a second Tommy, an evil Tommy made, and they fought. Of course you know a copy is never quite as good as the original.

Next up, let’s look at Trini. The original TigerRanger from Zyuranger was a male, hence the lack of a skirt. It made the transition to MMPR fairly well, and Trini had her helmet off enough that we just went along with it being her.Of course in the Legacy line, they give their ladies a little more going on up top, so this is definitely a woman this time around. She has one of my favorite helmets in the entire series, with the tiger face and teeth coming down over the visor.

Trini comes with the final part of the Dino Megazord, though back in the day it was just Megazord. She comes with the yellow right leg. It is not quite as nice looking as the blue leg. It is a bit flat around the bottom, and the face of the tiger is a bit cartoonish.

The girls are together and they look great. There are some subtle differences in the two, as to not just be a repainted copy from pink to yellow. For one, Trini is shorter than Kimberly. Now that I say that, in season 2, Trini leaves for a peace conference, and Aisha Campbell takes her place as the new Yellow Ranger along with Rocky and Adam who took over as the Red and Black Rangers respectively.

The core 5 members look great together. The colors are so bright, as they were back in 1993. So many different colors that created a genre of action TV all it’s own.

So, you can go with season 1 and 2, when Tommy broke the power of the Green Ranger and became a part of the team.

Or you can go with Season 2 and 3 with the White Ranger. Whatever your favorite team makeup, you certainly can make it here.

The Megazord is complete. As with other Build-a-Figure lines, these are generally very special parts that are going to end up being one-off parts. There are no other Zords that are like the Megazord, so we will only see these used once. Megazord is really well done. It has open hands that makes me think he should have a sword of some sort. It really is too bad it didn’t come with one.

Now we have 2 complete Zords, not including the Astro Megazord that will be done with the rest of the In Space team at the end of this wave.

I am really, really happy with what they are doing with these figures. Bandai America is really doing a great job of giving the Power Rangers fans what they really want and deserve. From fantastic figures, to nice Build-a-Figures.

The rest of In Space will follow with Zeo on the horizon. There is also the whole metallic MMPR figures debacle that is coming soon, but I won’t get into that. I will just hope for a weapons pack so the core 5 can have their individual weapons at some point.

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Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Figures are out!

Leading up to the holidays it seems that all toys go through a sale of some sort, usually to get rid of old stock.   Then the holidays pass, and people have money of gift cards to spend, so the new toys come out to fill the shelves.   It is no different with Power Rangers.   We are starting to see the Dino Super Charge figures hit the shelves and pegs.   We got a little look before the holidays with the T-Rex Super Charge Morpher, and some of the new Chargers, but the figures were still not out.  They are out, they look good, and I found a nice cross section to look at what we have to look forward to now.

Purple Ranger:

I love the color of the new Purple Ranger.  She is so bright.  Pretty much the Pink Ranger with a new head sculpt, but that is what we generally get with the Rangers in this line.

She comes with the green sword and morpher.  As with the rest of the Rangers, the morpher can be attached to her hip.  She can hold it much better in her left hand than her right.

Aqua Ranger:

He has what is probably the most detailed head sculpt of any of the 9 Rangers out now. You can see all of the skin texture of the dino imprinted in his helmet.

I love the gold/copper color across his chest. It adds a lot to the outfit, and separates him from the other Rangers.

He comes with the standard sword and morpher. I wish one of these guys would come with the sword/morpher combo.

Dino Steel Pink Ranger:

Shelby is the second most figure I own in the in the Dino Charge series, after Red Ranger.  This version of Pink Ranger comes with the right arm in Dino Steel form, or extra armor plates down the arm.  Add to that the Tricera Drill, and she looks great.

Unless they come up with some other variations, the next version we will see will be the Dino Super Drive, but I am guessing we will not see that for a little while since we are getting the Dino Super Charge marketing, but the Dino Charge show hasn’t even ended yet.  Seems a little backwards to me, but I will just sit back and enjoy what is coming our way.

T-Rex Super Charge Red Ranger:

Tyler gets another upgrade. This was a surprise to no one that walks down the toy aisle at Toys R Us. The T-Rex Super Charge Zord hit the shelves before Christmas, so it was only a matter of time before the figure showed up in the store too.

He is a bit more robust than the other figures in the line. He has some amazing paint apps this time around. I am really excited to see him in the show in this form.

He comes with the T-Rex Super Charge Zord in blaster mode. It is all red, and does not show the vast colors that the actual blaster has, but that is typical for this line.

Snide:

Next season’s bad guy. He is a really scary looking dude. Still totally over the top in Japanese design, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

He has quite a bit for a villain. He movement in his arms (shoulders, elbows), legs (hips), and head (neck swivel). His shoulder pads move up and down like the Rangers to allow for good movement in the shoulder joint. He comes with a sword that matches the color of his armor. The details on the costume are really well done.

We now have a huge variety of Rangers.  This is no simple repaint from here on out.  We have standard Rangers, Dino Drive Rangers, Dino Steel Rangers, Gold Ranger, T-Rex Super Charge Red Ranger.  This is getting pretty fun, and looks fantastic on the shelf.


Power Rangers Dino Charge – Ptera Charge Megazord

Lots of bright beautiful art.  He comes with his gold charger (clear #6), his head, 2 cannons, as well as a funny plate that covers the hole in his chest.  A strange addition to be sure, since it is removed and the Pteranodon’s head is attached there.   Of course the box would have been 3 inches deeper if they had put the head on for release, and that would have been ridiculous.

When he is in Pteranodon form, he has quite a wingspan.  Basically the length of the shoulders and double the length of his arms.  The body is a bit on the square bulky side.

The head covers the Dino Charger slot.  The top of the head pivots up, and the jaw drops down.

The charger sliding into place allows double cannons to be flipped forward for extra firepower.

Ptera Charge Megazord’s head is very intricately decorated.  There is mostly gold and silver with touches of blue.  It is quite a good looking helmet.

Standing in robot mode, he has slender legs with sharp toes.  He looks great as a Megazord.

Insert the charger, and the cannons flip forward for firepower in Megazord mode.

The guns that are attached to his shoulders can be removed and used as pistols.
The helmet slides closed from the sides to protect his face when he changes to Pteranodon.

Ptera Charge Megazord stands almost as tall as Megazord all on his own, withouth the addition of extra Zords.  To Dino Charge Megazord’s credit, all of his height is from T-Rex Zord alone.  He needs help from others for arms.

Dino Charge Megazord: Tri-Stego-Ptera Formation:   The formation of the two Megazords is quite a thing to behold.  This new Zord looks to be tough and flight capable.

MegaZord’s hat is taken off, and the Pteranodon’s head is used as a hat instead.

That is quite a backpack.  And the T-Rex tail is definitely needed to keep this guy standing.

Ptera Charge Megazord: Stego-Tricera Formation: Not really a sanctioned formation as of yet, but I wasn’t prepared for the Para-Raptor Formation.  As in, I didn’t know what the actual formation was until I looked it up on RangerWiki.  That and the box back uses the future Zords that have yet to be released.

The playability alone of these is so amazing and fun.   With a second Megazord, there are so many more possibilities.  There are enough arms out now that both Megazords can have a pair, with more on the way.  We are going to be crawling in extra parts in the very near future, with some fun new arms that will be more playable than the pairs out now.  I was just getting to the point of being bored with waiting, and then they came out with the next big thing along with some of the new Power Rangers and a whole slew of bad guys.  This looks like the largest number of bad guys released in any iteration of the show.


Power Rangers – Dino Charge – Pink Ranger, Fury, and Vivix

In August of 1994, the US was introduced to The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  22 Seasons later, we are at the dawn of Dino Charge.  This latest iteration of the long running show has toys pouring into the toy aisle of stores near you.  Ready or not, Dino Charge is coming on Feb 7th on Nickelodeon, but first I am going to take a look at the 5 inch figures.

Pink Ranger:

Looks like we are starting with only one girl this time around. Shelby Watkins is her name, and kicking butt is her game.  On the MMPR Wiki site, they claim there is going to be  a Purple Ranger later in the series.

One of the problems always faced by the female PR, and especially the Pink Ranger is the lack of leg articulation due to the skirt… as if we didn’t know she was a girl from the pink outfit, and clearly female body. Oh well.  She has slight movement in the hips, knee bend, and ankle twist.

I had to get her first, as most toy companies generally short pack the girls because clearly boys don’t like to play with girls.

The details in the sculpt are really nice.  She has a great torso, with a good mix of pink and silver.   Her arms are a different color pink, but that seems to match the outfit she will have in the show.   As always I am super bummed when they feel the need to print something on the back of the legs.

Villain Fury:

The packaging lists him as Villain Fury, but he will be known as Fury.  I think that is the funniest of all.  He certainly does not look like a good guy.  What kid would buy this guy and then later watching the show get upset that he ended up with a bad guy?

Fury is a big boy. He is considered a General. In other words, the big bad guys that generally run around causing massive amounts of havoc on the Power Rangers.

He is only about half a head taller than the Pink Ranger, but he seems so much bigger overall.

He has some really good articulation. Swivel in the neck. Movement in the shoulders, elbows, and “wrist.” He also has a bunch of movement in his legs, including ankle articulation, which we don’t generally see in the Power Rangers.  His rubber skirts are separated, so it allows for the good motion in the legs.  I wish we got some of that action in the Rangers themselves.

Fury comes with a pretty menacing looking sword.

Villain Vivix:

Think of the Vivix as the Putties from the original show.  You know the guys, the basic foot soldiers. A massive number of bad guys that give the Rangers a little bit of trouble for a while before only because there are so many of them.

This Vivix has great articulation. It is so funny to see bad guys with more articulation than the good guys.

The picture on the front and back of the packaging show the live action Vivix with weapons. No weapon for this guy. Boo on that. It looks like a very important part of the character.

Overall, a good start to the toy line.  I have all of what I think are the short packed characters, though I am not positive.  Getting these three were my musts.   The rest I will go after in the next few days.  I wanted to just get a taste for them and see how they are as toys.  Solid, good articulation, and fun to play with.  Can’t ask for much more than that.  I have my TiVo set for the show’s premiere on Feb 7th.


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