In case you missed it, we've recently wrapped up the Licensing Expo in Nevada, where our first official images of Power Rangers Super Megaforce were shown. We got the press-release (which didn't detail hardly anything we didn't already know) but as for information regarding merchandise and toys ... we only know that we're getting them. There's hope that we'll see some of the first stuff around San Diego Comic Con next month, and TokuNation.com will be there to give you all your first look at whatever Bandai of America brings!
TokuNation.com member and RangerCrew.com founder Fury Diamond was in attendance at this year's Licensing Expo and took a ton of images as well as video - did you know that the Power Rangers Super Megaforce actually showed up at the expo? The suits, not the actors.
Last week was the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or more commonly known as E3, and there was some Power Rangers Megaforce goodness to be found if you headed towards the Nintendo area of the floor!
TokuNation.com member and RangerCrew.com founder Fury Diamond was in attendance and got a chance to play the game first-hand. The game is a side-scrolling adventure similar to the Power Rangers Samurai game that was released last year. Please do yourself a favor and check out the write-up that Fury Diamond spent so much time writing for more information.
With the Licensing International Expo just about to get under way, Saban Brands have officially unveiled the 2014 Power Rangers series, entitled Power Rangers Super Megaforce, via a press release and an official teaser poster. Power Rangers Super Megaforce will follow on as the second half of Power Rangers Megaforce, with footage adapted from the 35th Super Sentai series Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
The press release is as follows:
Saban Brands announced today that it will launch Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce, the newest season of Power Rangers, in 2014 on Nickelodeon. Power Rangers, one of the top rated and longest running boys live-action series in television history, offers SUPER MEGA action, excitement, humor and entertainment, while maintaining core themes of friendship, teamwork, fitness and helping others.
“As Saban Brands and Power Rangers celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the iconic franchise this year, it is more apparent than ever that the show has a strong connection to fans of all ages and backgrounds,” said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “We are happy to continue our partnership with Nickelodeon and we look forward to entertaining our fans with more action-packed, SUPER MEGA adventures in 2014 with Power Rangers Super Megaforce.”
The upcoming season of Power Rangers Super Megaforce focuses on the Rangers’ mission to defeat a massive alien army Armada that was sent to conquer Earth. To face this threat, Gosei, a supernatural guardian who has protected Earth for centuries, gives the Rangers special morphers and keys, which allow them to morph into Super Megaforce Rangers. The Rangers also have an added special ability to morph into any team of Power Rangers from the past. These super-sized adventures can only mean one thing: the all-new Power Rangers Super Megaforce has arrived!
Thanks to our friends over at Rangercrew (who are attending the Licensing Expo), we also have a hi-res version of the first promotional poster for the show. Interestingly there are two versions of this poster - one featuring only the core five rangers and another including the silver ranger.
For the month of June, Tokunation.com is recognizing all things Power Rangers Lighspeed Rescue starting with a gallery of what makes these Rangers possible, the Rescue Morpher!
The deluxe Rescue Morpher has four buttons that correspond to three unique sounds and a cancel button. The morpher also has a 'ranger' or 'Megazord' icon that lights up when the correct button is pushed.
For a demo of the electronic lights and sounds, check out the video below:
Our current Let's Watch Wednesdays segment is almost over. Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger VS Engine Sentai Go-Onger will be the final part of the Gekiranger saga!
But LWW doesn't end there, it's time for you the community to decide what tokusatsu we'll be watching next! This thread will serve as a place for you to submit entries for our next Let's Watch Wedesdays segment which begins in 2 weeks after the Geki/Go-On movie. Just post your choice for the next Let's Watch in this thread to have it considered for our next spotlight.
Some things to remember. Only ONE entry per user, and please no changes after initial choice is made. Please select series which have been fully subbed only. Entries due by Sunday June 23rd. The 10 shows with the most nominations behind them will be entered into an open poll for the community to vote on. The winner of said pole will be the victor and the focus of our next Let's Watch Wednesdays!
Previous segments, therefore ineligible:
Kamen Rider Ryuki
Kamen Rider W
Choujin Sentai Jetman
Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger
Gosei Sentai Dairanger
Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
While the retail release for Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Vs. Dobutsu Sentai Go-Busters isn't for sale yet, the rental version is out now! And with it we get our first looks at the transformation sequences for the Animal Go-Busters; Red Cheetah, Blue Gorilla, Yellow Rabbit, Gold Beetle, Silver Stag, Green Hippopotamus, Black Puma, and Pink Cat!
It's worth noting that that Green Hippopotamus' actor is actually also the voice actor for buddyroid Usada Lettuce! In this alternate world where Messiah was never built the Go-Busters took very different paths in life, becoming a more "traditional" set of sentai characters. Commander Kuroki is Black Puma, and Hiromu's sister Rika is Pink Cat. 2 worlds collide on June 21st!
One of the pains of toy collecting is when the toy company releases multiple case packs with harder to find figures more prevalent in a second or third revision that never seems to make it to the big brick and mortor chain stores. This is the case when it comes to the Power Rangers Megaforce figures Loogie and Vrak. Online toy stores received these figures, but your stores like Wal-Mart, Target, etc., maybe got one case and never again.
But because the world works in strange ways, TokuNation.com member raz dropped by to let us know that he found both Loogie and Vrak at a local CVS Drugstore.
If you're missing those figures ... then let the hunt begin!
Special thanks to raz from our TokuNation.com forums!
We reported just a few days ago that South Korea would be getting Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters as Power Rangers Go-Bursters. Now thanks to TokuNation.com member shikishima we have some more details to share along with the fact that Kamen Rider Fourze will also be airing alongside Power Rangers Go-Bursters in South Korea!
Daewon Media, a South Korean company that specializes in cultural content, is responsible for bringing over Power Rangers Go-Bursters and Kamen Rider Fourze to that country. Along with the shows will be imported toys, action figures, and accessories for both shows to the South Korean market.
If you missed your chance at getting some of the swag from these series when they were airing in Japan, this is now your chance!
A big special thanks to TokuNation.com member shikishama for this news!
We're in the home stretch folks. Let's Watch Wednesdays is winding down to the end with Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger! Last week we learned the turth about Jan's father and his ultimate fate at Jan's hands. We also learned that the terrible Long has been using Rio, but to what ends?
This week we hit the final four episodes of the series. Long's terrible history has been revealed to all. The immortal monster who has manipulated events since before the series began has reared it's true form. Rio, shaken to the core, struggles to find purpose in his life. If an enemy is truly immortal how can he be defeated? 2 schools must unite as one. Even heroes die.
These may be the final episodes of Gekiranger but not to worry, we have one more week on this LWW. Next week will feature Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger Vs. Engine Sentai Go-Onger The Movie! So be sure to stay tuned, and in 2 weeks we'll be featuring our next Let's Watch segment! Be sure to get in on the discussion for this week and next as those will be your last chances to be automatically entered in our DVD Giveaway!Details here.
This photo just appeared on Bluefin’s Facebook page.
With no other info given, they could be anything. But the color layout on the suits seems to indicate a possible western release of the S.H.Figuarts Shinkenger releases, which aside from Shinken Red and Shinken Gold have previously been Tamashi Web Exclusives.
What’s you’re take on Bluefin’s mystery Figuarts? Discuss on the thread!
After some heavy speculation, former Black Ranger Johnny Young Bosch (better known as Adam in the latter section of Mighty Morphin, Zeo, Turbo and from cameo appearances through In Space and Operation Overdrive) will not appear in the upcoming new season.
Keep getting asked this but to set the record straight...no I wasn't officially asked to return for Megaforce. Most of us were interested in the thought of returning but it's probably best we didn't all get invited...
With San Diego Comic Con right around the corner, and Bluefin Tamashii teasing the Power Rangers fan community with a slew of "hints" regarding the "Power Ranger/Sentai themed" exclusive for this year's convention, they took to Twitter last night to answer a host of other questions, and in the process, revealed quite a bit of information that may have been lost in that of social media. Luckily, TokuNation.com has you covered.
Here are some snippets below.
@yourfriendlyandy: WANT (and the 3 others yet to come)!!! Damn you @TamashiiNations for ruining my bank account! #MMPR (image was of the 4 MMPR SH Figuarts) TamashiiNations: @yourfriendandy 3 more eh? Our count says more than 3 for #mmpr #powerrangers @ZeltraxMilleniu: Heck Yeah. I do have a question for the MMPR figuarts:
Will the power weapons be able to combine? TamashiiNations: Currently not authorized to answer
The above conversation was meant to say that we have yet to see official photos of the upcoming Yellow Ranger, Blue Ranger, and Black Ranger from Power Rangers and Zyuranger. We'll say it's a safe bet (see below) that we'll get a Red Ranger with Dragon Armor to round that upcoming number to 4, but is there a chance we could see a villain like Goldar released as a web exclusive in Japan? Time will tell... Fans have also been curious if the weapons will combine like they did in the show. Speculation is either 1) They do, or 2) They don't but an accessory will be sold later
@PwnStar511: Will the Yellow Ranger have a male or female body type? @TamashiiNations: It's a topic of discussion
A lot of fans have speculated (and debated) whether the SH Figuarts Zyuranger Tigerranger/Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger should have a female body or a male body. In Zyuranger, the Yellow Ranger was male. In Power Rangers, the Yellow Ranger was female. However there was no change made to the costume (no skirt), so the fans continue their debate ... a male body would be accurate to the costume, but for Power Rangers fans, it would be inaccurate to who played the character.
@ptoadstool: Is there any hope for the Gokaiger Figuarts coming over for Super Megaforce? (including the girls?) @TamashiiNations: The answer to this will depend on something yet to be....
In other words, probably yes - we'll end up seeing Gokaiger SH Figuarts hitting US shores in some way, shape, or form in the next year. This is not a confirmation, but an open-ended speculation.
@LinearRanger: Any chance of seeing the other Shinkenger, Dekaranger or Gosei Knight SH Figuarts in US releases? @TamashiiNations: Yes!
Many have speculated that Gosei Knight would be released as an SDCC exclusive Robo Knight, kind of like how Female ShinkenRed was released as a NYCC exclusive last year. For those who missed out on Shinkenger and Dekaranger releases, this must be good news.
@TamashiiNations: Does the PR exclusive have some sort of armor or shield?" No...but THAT one is for something else #sdcc
Many people speculated we'd see a Red Ranger with Dragon Armor released at some point. This pretty much confirms it without officially confirming it.
Bluefin Tamashii also tweeted about a "pack" of exclusives. Something that comes in a "pack" and that foreshadows a future release of Power Rangers. Let the speculation run rampant!
Tamashi Nation’s Akihabara Show Room has once again been updated with new Web Exclusive product which can now be seen on display.
This time, the recently announced S.H.Figuarts Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger is now seen on display, holding her signature Power Arrow weapon and standing behind Mighty Morphin Red and Green, both of whom are due out very, very soon.
Currently slated for a US release of October/November,Mighty Morphin Pink will retail for about 39.99 USD.
The next Kamen Rider Girls single has been announced, and to coincide with Toei’s on going Shocker Recruitment Event the Kamen Rider Girls will be hanging up their Rider-inspired outfits and instead will be donning Shocker Foot solider themed outfits!
Kamen Rider Girls SSS ~Shock Shocker Shockest~ will be released in July. A CD+DVD combo set and a stand alone CD version will be made available. The single will cost 1260 yen while the CD+DVD Combo Set will retail for 1890 yen.
A short preview of the song has found it’s way onto Youtube. You can see the preview in the link below:
Thanks to poster ZeroKing2010 of Rangercrew, we have our first look at the logo and name for the forthcoming South Korean dub of the 36th Super Sentai series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters!
As with previous shows, Go-Busters will air with the Power Rangers name. Oddly rather than continue the "... Force" trend we've seen with previous Korean dubs, the series shall be titled Power Rangers: Go Bursters.
This coming Halloween, your kids need Dino Zord power, now!
Birthdayinabox.com has a new item up for sale and it's none other than a Power Rangers Super Legends Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Megazord kids costume.
While the price-tag is a little bit higher than most will spend ($130...ouch!) it's still cool to see none-the-less. And who knows, it could be an easier way to Megazord your child without the time and expenditures of making it yourself.
Special thanks again to Fury Diamond for dropping by and offering his extra cards for reasonable prices to those looking to collect them! He also has a special pre-order incentive for those who want to get the next set.