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SafariGaOh from Ressha Sentai ToQger: The Movie – Galaxy Line SOS

SafariGaOh is from Ressha Sentai ToQger: The Movie – Galaxy Line SOS. Basically a repaint of ToQ-Oh with new lion parts added.

The biggest change is with the redesign of Red Ressha inot Lion Ressha. Lion Ressha is still a steam locomotive, but this time around with a lion head at the front, and some added details down the sides.  It comes with a redesigned Fumikiriken, this time taking on the appearance of a lion tail, as opposed to a railroad crossing arm. It also comes with a lion mane, two claws for the front hands, and a large white piece that allows the back legs to be angled down to the ground for a four legged stance.

Eagle Ressha is a repaint of the long Shinkansen of Blue Ressha. This time around it is primarily orange and white.

Wildcat Ressha is a bit of a change. It is pink like the Pink Ressha, but it is powered by ToQ 3gou (yellow). The Pink and Yellow ToQgers have to switch sides in SafariGaOh since of course the arms cannot be on the opposite sides.

Aligator Ressha gets to keep the green color of Green Ressha, one of only two that retain their colors.

Panda Ressha is a black and white version of Yellow Ressha. In the movie, the ToQgers take on new forms when they use the Ressha in their ToQ Changers. It was a natural fit to switch Yellow and Pink for this formation because the attitude of Yellow is more fitting for a Wildcat, while Pink was much more suited for a Panda. Why they didn’t just recolor their own Ressha, I will never know, but it was done, and that is that.

The formation into SafariGaOh is the same as ToQ-Oh with the exception of adding the piece to the back for the hind legs. The lion mode of SafariGaOh is really good looking. The colors are much more subtle than ToQ-Oh, since most of the trains are white and then additionally colored.

There is quite a bit of movement in the forearms, allowing for some additional posing.

SafariGaOh has a robot mode as well as the lion mode. In the movie, SafariGaOh takes on the robot mode for a mere two or three seconds, just enough time to work with ToQ-Oh to attack with the ToQ Safari Double Kick! to destroy the enemy.

When the two Mecha are standing side by side, there looks to be a height advantage for SafariGaOh, since he additional hip accessory becomes a part of the neck area. This gives SafariGaOh just a slight advantage in height.

I did not know quite what to expect when I got this set. I knew it was going to be ToQ-Oh repainted, with some additional accessories. The new front engine, and the accessories really make this guy his own Mecha. Having him in Lion mode really stands out from the other figures in the line, since they are fairly flat figures.

This is the end for my Ressha Sentai ToQger collection, unless I am able to find a few of the missing support Ressha for a good deal at some time in the future. I am certainly not done with Super Sentai yet. ToQger has only fueled the fire of the Japanese versions of the toys, and I have already started to amass a new army, that I will hopefully be debuting after a cross-country vacation, where I am going to be taking my camera and new toys and hopefully finding some epic locals for some great photo shoots.

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Ressha Sentai ToQger – EX Legend Ressha (Full)

One of the fun aspects of ToQger was the crossover specials.  This is a tradition in the Super Sentai shows, where there is a great team-up with a past team, or with a Kamen Rider(s).  In ToQger, there was a team-up with both with ToQger vs. Kyoryuger.  Sadly we will not get to see ToQger in the US, as Saban is going to skip right over it.  There are a lot of aspects of the show I like a lot, and would liked to have seen where it would go in the US, but we don’t have the great train system of Japan, so it would be a really hard sell.  Well, with a little swap of the front engine of Red Ressha, Bandai was able to make a slew of new Ressha dedicated to past Super Sentai Teams.  And though Kyoryuger was the only one that was actually featured on film, the rest make a great collection, and connect to past Power Rangers teams.   Let’s get started…

EX Legend Ressha Shinkenger:

Shinkenger or as it is known in the US, Samurai and Super Samurai.

The Lion Folding Zord Ressha looks great. They did a great job of capturing the face of the lion and adding the top detail as well.

In robot mode, the head opens to reveal Samurai Megazords face, if not a little small. But the details are there.

EX Legend Ressha Gokaiger:

Gokaiger Ressha is related to the US version of Megaforce and Super Megaforce.  This is probably my second favorite of the Legend Ressha.

The front end looks like the Skyship, complete with the shield and everything.

EX Legend Ressha Kyoryuger:

Nobody can mistake the T-Rex Zord from Dino Charge and the upcoming Dino Super Charge. This Ressha version of Rexy looks great.

He has an opening mouth that makes him my favorite of the line.

He can be attached to the body to form ToQ-Oh Kyoryuzin, or it can be placed on the arm to make a mouth claw. Fun little extra.

Ressha Kyoryuger was the only Legend Ressha that was actually featured in the show, when they made ToQger Vs Kyoryuger.

EX Legend Ressha Den-O:

Ressha Den-O is the only Legend Ressha that cannot combine into the main torso of the ToQ-Oh.  In the movie, he was not a part of the body for long before being bumped out of place and forced into being the legs.

So, he was given a pair of twin Ressha that form the two legs.

EX Legend Ressha Go-Buster:

Ah, Go-Buster. One of the few Super Sentai shows that was not made into a Power Rangers show. Though there is talk about Dino Super Charge bringing some aspect of Go-Buster into the show.

The Go-Buster Ressha is based off of CB-01, the Red Buster’s car, that turns into a cheetah. So, we get a Reesha with a cheetah head. Pretty good idea for a bullet train, no?

EX Legend Ressha Go-Onger:

We are going to jump into the way back machine for Go-Onger which was from the US version of RPM.   It has a great engine coming out of the top of the train, with big wheels on the front.   Definitely a toy only Ressha.

EX Legend Ressha Goseiger:

Finally the Ressha of Goseiger, or Megaforce.  The Ressha has Gosei Dragon’s head, and it looks great.

This line is a whole lot of fun.   I am sad to see it end.   I have one last ToQger set to look at before I bid them farewell, as we move on to other series.  I am still holding out for a few other Ressha to eventually fall into my collection, but the prices have gone insane for for some of them, so I will be short just a couple of the Auxiliary Ressha.  Sometimes those are the breaks of toy collecting.


Ressha Gattai Build DaiOh – Ressha Gattai ToQger

Build DaiOh is basically the first stand alone figure in the line made up of it’s own trains, and combines with itself to create the robot. This creates a super color definitive robot, which is quite different from the rest of the ToQger mecha, but suited for what we see with the stronger additional mecha that come about later in the Super Sentai series run.

Build DaiOh is a great looking mecha. From the top, it has a crane on it’s head. I love me some great Super Sentai mecha hats, and this one is fantastic!  On it’s chest, it has railroad tracks running down the middle, with yellow suspenders down the sides, like ToQ6.

The arms have one hand, and one Ressha. The Ressha side allows for a longer reach with the digging claw. A nice addition for battle.  All the way down, both sides match very well, to the mirrored legs.

In train mode, Build Dai-Oh is actually two trains. The front train is the torso and arms, and looks pretty much like it. This part contains the front digger, as well as the crane. Really, it has all of the important parts that are needed for track maintenance.

 

The back part of the train becomes the legs and lower torso (waist). It is nothing more than a rolling set of tracks itself, to allow the front train some additional height.

If you got the Appli Changer before, it came with a candy version of the Build Ressha. That one is not compatible with the Build DaiOh.

Not only does the Build Ressha that comes with Build DaiOh have more detail and paint, but it is also a working version, with the front of the engine becoming a back-hoe.

Build DaiOh, Diesel-Oh, and ToQ-Oh are all fairly similar in size.  They all end at about the same height, with Build DaiOh taking the height by the slimmest of margins with the top of it’s head.Next to Cho Ressha Gattai Cho ToQ-Oh, Build DaiOh still holds it’s own.  Cho ToQ-Oh definitely has height in the cannons on the arms, but the main body does not get much taller, save for the large railroad horns.

Combine the three together, and you end up with Cho Cho Ressha Gattai Cho Cho ToQ-DaiOh. Now THAT is a mouthful. Basically we are throwing everything we have at the bad guy before we have to go even bigger by bringing in the Hyper Ressha.

It looks great in this mode, though there are only a few changes to combine Build DaiOh to Cho ToQ-Oh. The chest of Build Dai-Oh becomes the taller chest and head. And the waist, legs become the feet. Then the two arms combine with the Fumikiriken in sword mode to create a lance that it can use to finish off the enemy with the Imagination Express finishing move.

The only problem I have with this whole thing is how the bottom part is created. The legs and waist stay together, and they take away any movement down there. The feet are connected in the back. It seems like Bandai should have been able to put a break in there to allow us to only use the feet part of Build Dai-Oh, and not have to have the waist stuck back there.

Build DaiOh is in the middle flanked by Diesel-Oh above and ToQ-Oh below.   Diesel-Oh and Build DaiOh are similar lengths, with ToQ-Oh going way longer.   That is due to ToQ-Oh having overlapping trains in mecha mode, so though the train is longer, the mecha is a similar height to the other two.

I cannot imagine a fan of ToQger not having a great time with this figure or being extremely happy with the purchase.  It is a much needed piece for the collectors, and Build Dai-Oh is a great addition to any shelf.


ToQ Buckle – Ressha Sentai ToQger (Shield Ressha)

The ToQ Buckle is probably the least fun live action accessory of the ToQger line. It is a simple buckle that has a center part that clips in and out. The reason I got it was, similar to most anyone who got the ToQ Buckle, for the Shield Ressha.

The ToQ Buckle will make a good display piece that will show off the team buckle and make a nice centerpiece for all of the Ressha, but that is about all.

The Shield Ressha is what this whole set is about.   It can be used in blaster, changer, and as an auxiliary arm for both ToQ-Oh and Diesel-Oh.

The Shield Ressha was used many times in the show, so it is a must have for ToQger collectors.   It splits in half down the middle to the midpoint of the train.

Add a little offense to the defense with a team-up of the Police and Shield Resshas.  The Shield is a powerful defensive weapon for the team.

It has stop lights inside that are the colors of the ToQgers.


Hyper Ressha – Ressha Sentai ToQger

This set is huge. I had to expand my photography background both in width and height in order to fit this monstrosity. I think this is a case where bigger is not always better.

The Terminal looks really good. It has places to hold full trains with room to spare. It is clear this is where we really go off the tracks in the show for realism, since we have a train terminal that can convert into a massive locomotive. I am not saying the rest of the Super Sentai series is real, but with the rest of the Ressha, at least they could travel around Japan on already used tracks, until they use their flying tracks to fight.

It is clear to see just how big Hyper Ressha is with ToQ-Oh standing by it.

With all five trains on board full length with room to spare.  This thing really is a terminal.

It is clear that the smaller Hyper Ressha is meant for great things.  It has quite a formation for later use.

A lot of folding, and the Terminal turns into Hyper Ressha for Hyper ToQ 1gou, late in the series.  The front end looks great.  It is a powerful locomotive, with great colors, and guns to boot.  We get a bit of a problem in the back half, where it is just open air back there.   I do not like that part.

Hyper Ressha has a spot of honor on top of Hyper Ressha.  it just sits there in the groove.   There are lock in ports all over this thing, but this is not one of them.  I really would have liked to see this lock into place.

The front end of Hyper Ressha is fantastic.  There are so many great details here.

A few changes here and there, stand him up, and you have Hyper Ressha Henkei Hyper Ressha TeiOh.  I am not fond of this mode.   he is pretty much a chunk of plastic with stubby moving arms.   This is a display piece more than anything.  The playability here is very low.

This guy is sizable, standing a whole head taller than ToQ-Oh.

One more mode with another transformation similar to standing the Terminal on it’s end and adding lots of Ressha and we get the Hyper Ressha Gattai ToQ Rainbow. This is it. All that the ToQgers can throw at the bad guys. He is the grand master of all Ressha. I still have a few Ressha missing from my collection, so there are some blank spots in his body, but you get the gist of what is going on. The front cars of all of the Ressha help to combine this guy.

He is a little more pleasing to the eye than the Hyper Ressha Henkei Hyper Ressha TeiOh, but he is still blocky. At least he has longer arms, and you can play around with the Ressha on him.

Overall, this is a Ressha you will want to get only if you intend to collect the whole line. If you are after the smaller Ressha alone, you may want to go with the candy version. You will save a lot of money and space. I don’t know where I am going to put this guy. I really like the Terminal conversion the best, but it takes up a lot of real estate. The Hyper Ressha conversion is good too, and I may have to keep him in that mode most of the time to save space.


Tank Ressha and Car Carrier Ressha – Ressha Sentai ToQger

The boxes on these Japanese toys continue to amaze me. They squish so much information onto the smallest of packages. The Tank Ressha and the Car Carrier Ressha come in the same size packaging, since they are the same size. On the front, they show the ToQ-Oh Tank and the ToQ-Oh Car Carrier. Not the most original names for the combinations, but it tells what they are.

Tank Ressha:

The Tank Ressha was the second of the support Ressha to be found, after the Car Carrier Ressha.   It carries fuel that can super charge the Ressha.  When used as the ToQ-Oh Tank Ressha combination, it gives ToQ-Oh a lot of extra speed for punching E. Honda style. The two parts of the train separate, and can connect with a flexible middle.  They also have some movement that is not at first apparent in the show, since they do not change when being used by ToQ-Oh, but fear not, the changes will be coming.

The Tank Ressha was the second of the support Ressha to be found, after the Car Carrier Ressha.   It carries fuel that can super charge the Ressha.  When used as the ToQ-Oh Tank Ressha combination, it gives ToQ-Oh a lot of extra speed for punching E. Honda style.

Car Carrier Ressha:

The Car Carrier Ressha was the first of the Support Ressha to be found, though it is number 7 to Tank Ressha’s number 6.

The ToQgers originally used the Car Carrier to launch them into battle using the small cars, and again as a bridge to get across a broken bridge.

When they formed the ToQ-Oh Car Carrier combination, the Car Carrier Ressha gave ToQ-Oh extra arm length to fight, as well as being able to fire the small cars like bullets.

In the movie that this combination appeared in did not show the Tank Ressha giving any extra speed to ToQ-Oh.  It did however create a firing combination of the Tank Ressha launching the Tank Ressha like a missile to destroy the enemy.

Both of these are fantastic Ressha.  They have lots of moving parts that show they are more than just plug-in support Ressha.  Wait until Diesel Ressha shows up. Then the party will really get started.


Police Ressha and Fire Ressha – Ressha Sentai ToQger

The list of Ressha I have is continuing to grow longer.  The show is really great, and I am having fun collection all of the trains and learning more and more about this show and I collect.

The police Ressha is a two-car train with a police motif. The cars separate in the middle and allow the reveal of weapons.

In the front car is a blue gun. It flips out forward. It can attach to ToQ-Oh’s hand, and has been used on both hands.

The back car is a handcuff. It opens on the top and bottom, can twist side to side, and it is removable. Now I just wish I had someone for ToQ-Oh to capture.

When placed in the ToQ Changer, it says Police Ressha, and then makes a police siren instead of the dinging train crossing bell. Fun!

Fire Ressha is similar to Police Ressha in that it is a two-car set. that separates in the middle.

The front car has an interesting fold, and becomes a fire extinguisher that can be held by ToQ-Oh. Fear not, the fire extinguisher can also be used as a flame thrower.

The back car becomes a hook and ladder with a nozzle attachment. It can be used to fight fires, as well as save people. It has an impressive reach.

Together they cover a common need in any society.  Protection.  These two make a great team, and a good addition to the growing ToQger collection.

As usual, I took more photos than I can put on here, so head over to my Flickr page to see lots more pictures.


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