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Crashbash – Transformers: Generations – Titans Return – Titan Master

Crashbash is renamed from the 1988 Headmaster team of Squeezeplay. As we have seen, they take the body and change the name to the Titan Master, and then have to change it again because of copyright of some sort. Why not just go with the original Headmaster’s name, Lokos. That is a great sounding Decepticon name.

Anyway, Crashbash comes with a vehicle accessory that is a T-Rex. This is one of the most integrated figures we have seen. Most ride the vehicle, or fold up and become an attachment.

For Crashbash, he becomes the lower jaw and arms of the dinosaur. It is quite impressive how they got all of that to work.

From this mode, Crashbash with the T-Rex folds out a handle and becomes a weapon when the tail is stored away. The details on the gun barrels are really well done. I love it when the weapons have rifling. I don’t know that it is necessary in a laser weapon, but it looks cool none the less.

Crashbash becomes quite a gnarly looking head. He looks like he should be the head of Ratbat or Mindwipe, but this head is not being used for the upcoming Mindwipe. I am really surprised about that. It looks very menacing and is definitely a Decepticon.

As with the other Titan Masters, the original Master can be stored in the gun while the alternate head is being used. In this case, Grax is a part of the gun, while Crashbash is controlling Skullsmasher.

Then there is the alternate transformation. As with all of the Titan Master accessory vehicles, they made them into triple changers. This one is a dragon, complete with a little head and wings. The execution of this one is pretty poor after the great opening matchup for the T-Rex mode. Crashbash is just kind of hanging off back there, and the whole thing is back heavy. I am pretty sure I will never use this combination.

I really like this guy. The T-Rex mode is great, and the head looks fantastically terrifying.

One more Titan Master before we move on to something a bit bigger.

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Plesio Charge Megazord – Power Rangers Dino Super Charge

PC Megazord is fantastic. He comes with so many pieces, and creates his own Zord without having to add any other Zords. This is similar to the Ptera Zord that can also stand alone. That really helps the fighting of the bad guys when more Zords can show up to be in the fight.

It is clear which iteration of the show he belongs to, with the giant gold dino face across his chest. The color scheme on him is fantastic. Clearly a look a the color wheel was taken to match the gold with the purple. Add in some black and white, and you have a good combo all around. There is just a touch of red around the face to give a little touch of extra, and to nod to the later Plesio Charge Megazord: Pachy-Rex Formation which includes the red Rexy.

He has one extra piece that is the head of the Plesio and can form a giant blaster on one arm. Fear not. He does come with two hands, and does not need to head to be attached at all times. The extra hand, or both hands can be stored against the back of the leg. It turns out to be a great hiding spot since he has so much bulk behind him anyway.

There is a lot of movement of parts to get him transformed into the spaceship.  When all is said and done, he makes a great looking ship too.   Inserting a charger into the mouth, opens a cannon array on the back of the neck. You can alway use extra firepower.   Similar to Rexy, when the charger is in the Plesio’s mouth, the mouth can fully close.

Of course, things cannot stop at a zord and that is all. They have to combine in some way. When we first saw Rexy, he had to be combined with two other Zords to form Megazord. PC Megazord can definitely stand on his own, and is quite a brute to boot. Well, we add a little Rexy, and a touch of the Pachy Zord, and what we end up with is the Plesio Charge Megazord: Pachy-Rex Formation. This is no small feat of connection. There are pieces moved all about. Rexy becomes the lower torso and waist. Plesio rotates and moves so much that his legs become the new shoulders to attach big arms onto. His cannon becomes one arm, and Pachy Zord becomes the other.

The directions are really good, and all of the parts of Rexy and Plesio are used, except for where to stick Dino Charge Megazord’s helmet. It can actually attach inside of Plesio’s cannon.

This is a good time to talk about the mis-colored Pachy Zord. I have talked about it before, and liked the nod to the Dino Thunder color scheme. I actually like it even more now, since Pachy matches the Plesio, and the graphite color of the original version doesn’t match.

In this new formation, he is huge. He is tall, think Rexy with a tall head on top, and Plesio’s feet added to the bottom of Rexy’s. He is wide, shoulders out to there. And he is long. Rexy keeps his head and tail to make the full length.

And let’s not forget what is best about all of the different lines of Power Rangers… the heads of the Zords.   Some have great heads, some have awesome hats.  The Pachy-Rex Formation is no different.   It looks like two sides of jaws opening to reveal this great new head.  It is actually the back of Plesio’s head turned around.

Standing with the other two Megazords, he is not super extra huge compared to them, but he does have a little extra height in the head.   This guy is a great addition to the team.  He is big and powerful, and a lot of fun to play with.   He is substantial, but is so well designed that he stays together while being played with.


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.


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