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Titano Charge Megazord – Power Rangers Dino Super Charge

After playing with really well articulated Transformers, it is always a struggle to re-wrap my head around Power Rangers Zords. The bodies generally have four point of articulation, at the two shoulders, and the legs.

Titano Charge Megazord is no different. In robot mode, he looks to be quite formidable. The later Zords of a series are usually a lot bigger, and can form a robot on their own.

Titano Charge Megazord and Dino Charge Megazord stand about the same height at the head. Rexy’s head gives DC Megazord a little extra height.  Titano is a stout figure, standing strong. Being based on a Brachiosaurus should give a sense of how robust this robot is going to be.  Titano Charge Megazord has a axe type weapon. It is slotted into a hole in his hand.

Of course the fun of the Power Rangers Zords is the transformations. Titano becomes a Brachiosaurus. It is a bit flat in appearance along the back.

There are some nice touches though, like the fact that the back looks like a giant mouth.

We will have to wait to see what this combo is called in Dino Super Charge, but parts of Titano can be added to Dino Charge Megazord to make a REALLY tall figure. It helps that Rexy’s tail becomes the top of the head.

They even go so far as to unite the entire team of Red, Blue, Pink, Black, and Green all in one Zord.

Though not accurate for the Super Sentai counterpart, this version of Titano can use other Zords as shoulder mounted weapons, or use them as replacement arms.

With #10 Dino Charger, my collection is one step closer to being complete. I am only missing D and SD to get all of the main Chargers. There are lots of extra chargers out there like MMPR and others, but for my display, I really only wanted the initial set.

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Anklyo Zord – Power Rangers Dino Super Charge

We are seeing a lot of good use out of the main body of Anklyo Zord. It has already been used for the Tricera Zord, and the Stego Zord. They change the color (of course), the top of the head, and the back piece. It is a really good way of going about reusing some of the zords, but not needing to run new tooling for the entire zord. That will save Bandai America some money in the long run.

It doesn’t feel like a reuse of the same figure over and over again. With the big color change, and the back pieces being so different, they feel like their own zord.

When the charger is placed in it’s mouth, the hammer is dropped. It can fight on it’s own, or it can team up with a Megazord and combine to have a massive punch.

It looks great on the Dino Charge Megazord Stego-Anklyo Formation. Of course if I had been thinking about it when I was making the formation, I should have switched out the Stego Zord, since in the show the Stego and Anklyo switch places for a Tri-Anklyo Formation.

The direction show that the hammer can be used as a weapon similar to the Stego Zord. I don’t think it works as well in execution, and was probably added on as a gimmick since Stego Zord can be wielded that way.

Overall a must have for the Dino Charge Collectors.Unlike the Deinosuchus Zord that I looked at last week, the Anklyo Zord is a part of the show, and not a toy only figure.  It was in the show, so you will want it in your collection.


Deluxe Black T-Rex and Spino Zords

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.

 


Limited Edition Dino Charge Megazord

Something new popped up at Target yesterday. Under the radar, but something I felt like I had to have. This is the Limited Edition Dino Charge Megazord.

On the packaging, it boasts “Limited Edition Color” as well as “All New Charger.” The color combination is fantastic. You get a green T-Rex Zord, as well as black versions of the Stego Zord and Tricera Zord.

A Green Rexy alone looks great, but the addition of the two black figures gives you something extra special. Combine them with the black Rexy, and you have another Megazord that has been blacked out, similar to the MMPR version of the Megazord that is at Toys R Us. I haven’t broken my black Rexy out of the box yet, but that is going to be coming soon now.

The black versions of Stego Zord and Tricera Zord look great. A lot of gold plastic and paint added all over the place, with a touch of silver that remains. They are consistent with the use of gold and silver across all three figures, and it really works.

You still only get one charger with the set, and it would have been great to get some color variations with the different Zords, but it was not meant to be.

Rexy looks absolutely fabulous in green.  Will we ever see this in the show?  I am guessing no, we will not.  This is a toy only variant, but I am glad it exists.   If we keep going with this, we could end up with an army of main Zords.  We now have Red Rexy, Green Rexy, Black Rexy, and Spino Zord in Blue.  We need a pink version, and all of the Rangers would be able to command their own Megazord.

#1 Transparent Clear Fossil  This is a new Charger for anyone who is collecting all of the chargers.

This year we are seeing so many variants, nods to previous Power Rangers series.  This one is stand alone, but it is really nice.  You can begin to work on your rainbow of Megazords now.


Power Rangers Dino Charge – Dino Bikes

Together, they look very similar.  They are exactly the same with the colors changed between the fronts and backs.  They can stand on their own since there are dinosaur legs hanging down by the back wheel. That is a nice touch.

The rider has a really good position on the bike.  It seems a bit big for an off-road bike as is portrayed on the back of the box.  But really, if it is in scale, who is going to complain about getting a good sized vehicle.  Better big than small.

Standing, the bike comes almost to his shoulder, and the seat is chest high.  I guess you DO have to be a Power Ranger to get on this thing.

The bike breaks apart near the middle and becomes two dinosaurs.  Neither is particularly appealing, but the front half dino looks a little better to me.  The bottom half seems to be leaning very far forward.

When we look at the Power Rangers figures vs the Zords, they are very different figures. The figures are 5 inches tall, and a Zord of the proper height would be many, many feet tall, and well outside the buying cost or storing area of a toy.

But this time we do have to look at the two since they are both part of the ZordBuilder where you can change parts to remake the Zords into something else.

This time around, taking off an arm and adding a bike. Does it work?

Well, not really. What is the point of adding an arm, that had been a T-Rex head with and a shield/sword, and changing it to a rather useless motorcycle arm is a bit weird. There is seemingly no reason for it.

And it just makes the scale totally weird too. Now we have a giant Zord that is supposed to be standing 53 meters tall, and add on a motorcycle that is what, 2 meters long? Now it is in a new scale is is somewhere over 15 meters long. Strange to be sure.

I am really liking the Power Rangers figures that have come out so far.  They are well detailed.  I have also liked MegaZord.  He is pretty cool, super heavy, and has fun transformations.

These bikes just don’t hold up as well.  They are sturdy, and they hold together really well when the two dinos are combined.  It will be really fun for kids to play with.  I do like that the Rangers included with the bikes do have some articulation.  In the past, Bandai went the REALLY cheap route and put out figures with no articulation at all, so this is a nice change.

Unless you are a Power Rangers fan and want to get all of this stuff, the bikes are a pass.  I got mine on sale at Target for $10.99, so that is a pretty good deal when the figures are running $10 for the 5in figures on their own.


Power Rangers Dino Charge – Dino Charge Megazord

A few months back, I went onto Netflix to find something to watch.  I clicked on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and I was instantly hooked on the show.  From the guys dressed in suits to the terrible lines, I couldn’t stop watching.  Come three weeks ago, the new series Power Rangers Dino Charge was set to begin.  In pre-emptive enjoyment, I grabbed a few of the figures which I reviewed here.

Since then, I have grabbed the rest of the team, and began my hunt to track down the Red Rangers released at the end of the Super Megaforce run.  That is a completely different problem I will address on a different post.  Today we are going to look at the main guy, the Megazord.

I was not sure what to expect when he first came out.  I had only ever collected a few Power Rangers, and only figures.  So, to get a Zord was a whole new ball game.  Last week he was on sale at Toys R Us, so I figured it was a perfect time to get him.  When I picked up the box, I knew I was making the right decision.  It was very heavy.

He is made up of three Zords.  The T-Rex Zord (red), the Tricera Zord (pink), and the Stego Zord (Blue).  He doesn’t have a good articulation as I was hoping for, but there are always limitations with large figures like this that have to do a lot of things.   They have to come apart to form other parts.  They need to be able to eat their Dino Charger.  And of course they have to transform into a dinosaur.

Watching him form into Megazord for the first time in yesterday’s episode (3), it is clear that his transformation is very similar onscreen as it is in toy form.  His head rotates into place and then his helmet is dropped on top just like this.

The Zords are powered by a Dino Charger.  A battery the Rangers keep in their belts and then throw into the air and powers the Zord.  Megazord came with a T-Rex Charger (#1).  It is a special version with a clear case, instead of a flat silver color that comes in the Dino Charger Power Packs.  Speaking of Power Packs, a Power Pack has two Dino Chargers and a hard rubber Zord. There is a button on the top of the charger that turns the picture inside.

I grabbed this pack to get the #5 Triceratops Charger, which is used by the Pink Ranger and powers the Tricera Zord. It also came with what is being listed as an auxiliary charger #16 Dino Stretch Charger which is supposed to stretch one’s neck to extreme lengths. We will see how this one plays out in the show.

When the Zords are apart, they become their standard dino mode.  They can fight in this mode too, as we saw when they were called at the end of episode 3.  They do not have very much articulation, with just movement in the legs.  Rexy has a little more with a his head being able to swivel, and his little front arms can move up and down.

When the Dino Chargers are inserted into the mouth of the dinosaur, their bodies change a bit.  The Tricera Zord’s tail extends and she uses a drill action to attack.  In her premiere episode (3), she blasted through two Giant Vivix, which look like Godzilla.  The Stego Zord has an extra spike that comes out in his back.   The T-Rex Zord’s feathers/spikes on top of the head spread out when the mouth is closed.   He can close his mouth over his charger.  The other two are left with wide open mouths.

Over all I am happy with this set.  I don’t know if I would have been happy at the original $34.99, but at $24.99 with an additional $5 off at Toys R Us, it made for a much better deal.  I just have to remind myself that these are not Transformers.   They serve a different purpose, and are fun in a different way.

Up next I will be looking at the Dino Cycles.  This week they are on sale at Target for $10.99, $4 off.  They come with “an exclusive Ranger.”  Check back to see what that is all about.  And how do they look when they are combined with Megazord.  You don’t want to miss that one.


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