For the month of May Tokunation.com is celebrating all things Power Rangers SPD. And what's an SPD celebration without some toys from it's source material, Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger! So today we bring you a gallery of the DX Dekaranger Robo! That's the Delta Squad Megazord for Power Rangers fans.
Composed of the 5 Dekamachines (Patstriker, Patgyrer, Patrailer, Patarmor, & Patsigner) the Dekarobo is unique in that it has 2 primary weapons. The Judgement Sword and Signal Cannon! It also has a giant pair of Deka Cuffs and Patsigners' SP license to use for arresting and judging Alienizers respectively.
One other unique feature to this set is the inclusion of a decal sheet (as well as various cardboard cut outs to be used with Patsigner). Dekaranger was the final sentai toyline to feature label sheets for it's DX robos. Starting with Magiranger any labels would be either factory applied or simply be replaced by paint applications.
A few more details about possible cameos have surfaced since our last update and we've put them altogether in this update here! No new confirmations for appearances as of yet, but some fun and interesting details none the less!
Daniel Southworth, better known as Eric the Quantum Ranger in Power Rangers Time Force had a tweet that no one caught on to because it was so long ago - back in March to be exact. A fan asked him if Saban had wisked him away to a magical Ranger land ... to which Dan replied Nope, but they inquired. There have been no reports, rumors, or anything to cause speculation on whether or not Daniel Southworth would be returning.
There you have it, straight from the mouth of Karan Ashley. I'm sure all of you have some thoughts, comments, and concerns of things brought up in the clip - I know I did as a fan. Go ahead and post your thoughts and comments in this thread.
With production seemingly only wanting 10 previous cast members to return and now others such as Blake Foster getting the axe on reappearing we assume that the Super Megaforce casting news should be dwindling down to a minimum. Thank you all for sticking through as we hashed out who was returning and who wasn't.
Everyone is well aware of the tweeted photos of Ciara Hanna (Yellow Ranger in Power Rangers Megaforce) and Jason Smith (Red Ranger in Power Rangers Jungle Fury). But now thanks to Fury Diamond and his blog at RangerCrew, we can shed more light on what exactly Jason Smith is doing in Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
Jason Smith, or Casey the Red Ranger in Power Rangers Jungle Fury, is going to have his own tribute episode in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. But more than that, Jason Smith is also now WRITING episodes in Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
That's an interesting development - return for a tribute and stay on board to write some episodes. Jason Smith is a Power Rangers and Super Sentai fan, having watched GoBusters and the current Kyoryuger series in Japan.
What do you guys think? Is having a Power Rangers Alumni write episodes for Power Rangers a good thing? Discuss away!
Do you like to take pictures of your collection? Are you proud of some of the harder to find pieces that you've managed to collect? Would you like to share them with the tokusatsu world?
Then a position within TokuNation.com's Photo Staff might be something to consider!
We've opened up a few positions on our photo staff and are looking for individuals with a fondness for photography, and taking pictures of their tokusatsu collections, to fill them!
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And we're back! Sorry for the delay folks, but fear not, because Let's Watch Wednesdays is back at Tokunation.com!
Our topic of discussion, Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger, has been a thrill ride so far with plenty of twists and turns. Now it's time to twist this weekly segment, again! We break from your regularly scheduled programming for a special treat, the movie Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger Vs. GoGo Sentai Boukenger! That's right! Taking place after the events of the Boukenger TV series and around the middle of Gekiranger, this adventure follows our 2 teams as they battle against the deadly new Pachacamac XII and his Space Kimpo.
If you don't want to be spoiled by some of the events in Boukenger it may be best not to watch this film yet, just fair warning to all. But if you do watch it, remember to join our Gekiranger Vs. Boukenger Discussion and you'll be automatically entered in our FREE DVD GIVEAWAY!
So Let's Watch Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger Vs. GoGo Sentai Boukenger!
Excited for COMiCPALOOZA later this month(Memorial Day Weekend!) in Texas? In addition to the following Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers former cast members attending:
Walter E. Jones
...Matt Frank, artist on IDW's Godzilla comics, has created a print for the convention! This isn't just any print, it's a mashup of 2 popular Tokusatsu figures, Godzilla VS Megazord! Alpha 5 is a spectator meanwhile the Dragonzord is chilling in the background. Image comes our way via Geek Speak, click on the thumbnail for a larger look!
If you're ready for some lighthearted fun in the form of a mockbuster movie, then get ready for Atlantic Rim! This movie features extremely simple dialogue with robots that look like they're right out of Real Steel fighting giant lizard monsters in cities. This movie features a bunch of people we haven't heard of along with Treach from Naughty By Nature fighting "very large" monsters and stuff from the sea.
New images from the set of the 2014 Godzilla movie have been posted by Richmond Review. Godzilla is being filmed in Steveston. More info:
On Monday, the fishing village appeared to be transforming into a coastal California community for eight planned days of filming for the blockbuster reboot of the Japanese monster film franchise Godzilla.
It reportedly has a budget north of $100 million and will star Bryan Cranston, of Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad fame, along with Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe, of The Last Samurai.
Godzilla is filming all over Metro Vancouver, and is the biggest feature movie ever filmed in Richmond.
One of the greatest things about being a tokusatsu fan are the high amount of collectables you can purchase! One of the harder things to do is go back in time and get that one figure you wanted from an older series.
We have dozens upon dozens of active threads of people selling things in our For Sale forum! SH Figuarts, various Megazords from both Power Rangers and Super Sentai, and so much more!
If you can't find what you're looking for but want to get it out there what you're wanting, we have you covered with our Wanted forum! Browse it and check out if anyone wants an item that you're willing to part with!
And most importantly, we have TokuNation's own Member Feedback thread, where you can check out if the seller you're purchasing from, or the buyer that wants your stuff, is reliable. As a side note, TokuNation makes it a priority to take care of scammers - we ban anyone who is registered on our site that has been banned for scamming members at any of the 2005 Network sites!
Check it out and see if you can find the deal you've been waiting for!
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Tokusou Gattai! Here's a 24 image gallery of the Dekarobo from Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger! This kit has a lot of special features, and is a personal favorite of mine. What it lacks in articulation it makes up for in gimmicks!
We have some more updates on the upcoming Power Rangers Super Megaforce season, specifically more updates on possible cameos from various actors.
To begin, Walter E Jones who played Zack the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers tweeted the following message from his twitter account:
“I just want to say sorry to all the Power Ranger Fans! I will not be in Super Mega Force. It would have been great though!”
Richard Brancatisano, or Xander the Green Ranger from Power Rangers Mystic Force, let Fury Diamond of RangerCrew.com that he was not invited to be a part of Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
Rhoda Montemayor, or Rose the Pink Ranger from Power Rangers Operation Overdrive was not invited, and had the following to say:
“I’m a bit gutted that I didn’t get the invite, but if I had been invited, I definitely would have begged my producer to rejig the shooting schedule so I could to do it…and to the lucky rangers who are doing it – may the force be with you.”
Erika Fong, or Mia the Pink Ranger from Power Rangers Samurai is not able to go to the cameo shooting, as she is busy with another project. This one shocks us because the rest of her cast apparently are returning.
Steven Skyler, or Antonio the Gold Ranger from Power Rangers Samurai was invited and has not come to a decision at this time.
As always, a big thanks to our friends at RangerCrew.com for being able to get answers out of a lot of the actors.
Following the debut of Cho AkibaRed his transformation device the Munya Munya Zuban has finally been revealed on Tamashi’sAkibaranger page, though release detail for this figure still remain unknown at the time of this posting.
One of my sources has confirmed that 10 past cast members have signed contracts and already completed their fitting. Some of these cast members are not active with the fandom and Power Rangers conventions. Jason Faunt confirmed earlier today and Danny Slavin may be one of the other cast members. The Samurai Cast members are not included in the 10 members.
Several cast members got the invite but didn't get the uninvite letter. They are waiting for production to make a decision. These cast members are very excited to return.
My guess is that the production team only allocated for 10 past cast members.
Fury Diamond has now confirmed the 10 actors that will be appearing in Super Megaforce, from Diamond's exact Post here is the list of confirmed Actors that are gonna appear in Super Megaforce:
I got off the phone with my source with a fun list of confirmed cameos. I am waiting confirmation for the final one. They said that only 10 members were confirmed. I don't know whether they are planning for additional cameos since several cast members are still waiting for confirmation / uninvites.
Jason David Frank
Hector David Jr
According to our friends at RangerCrew.com, we have updates on three of the actors who were in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy.
Danny Slavin who played Leo the Red Ranger in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy accepted the cameo invite to appear in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Whether he is still attending or if he received an uninvite E-mail is unknown at the time of this news update.
Valerie Vernon who played Kendrix the Pink Ranger in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy had to turn down the cameo invite, as she's a mother and did not receive enough time in advance to plan accordingly. She states:
One month wasn’t enough time..especially when you have kids. If I was given two to three months to plan for it I could have gone. I’m so bummed! I was looking forward to seeing some of my old friends! Maybe they’ll do another one soon! I’d love to be in the next one!”
Finally, Reggie Rolle who played Damon the Green Ranger in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy also received the invite and was still considering whether or not to attend as he was given very little advance warning before filming was to begin.
Over the course of the last 8 hours there have been more cast updates about the upcoming anniversary season of Power Rangers Super Megaforce. For starters, we'll continue with the most famous of the franchise, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Megaforce=No 4 me. They lost me when the offer started "Dear Power Ranger" & had several grammatical errors. #donewithabusiverelationships
Through our good friend Fury Diamond of RangerCrew.com, we've also learned that Sally Martin, who played Tori the Blue Wind Ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Storm, as well as Melanie Vellajo, who played Madison the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Mystic Force, did not receive invites to appear as a cameo. Fury Diamond confirms it in this tweet here.
And finally, Dan Ewing, Dillon the Black Ranger from Power Rangers RPM, let his fans know that he did not receive an invite either.
UPDATE: Not that this comes as any surprise, but Mr. Yellow was able to discover that none of the Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers were invited to attend. Check out the info by clicking here.
UPDATE #2:Caitlin Murphy, who played Ronny the Yellow Ranger in Power Rangers Operation Ovedrive, received an invite BEFORE the "mass E-mail" sent out by Saban Brands, but has never heard back from production.
Shout Factory, known for bringing Power Rangers to DVD recently here in the US, and the 3 Japanese exclusive G1 Transformers series before that, is taking a stab at some classic tokusatsu. Announced today, Shout Factory will be releasing a full DVD set of Ultra Q!
Ultra Q, as you may or may not know, is the precursor to the original Ultraman series which ran from 1966-67. This DVD release will contain the full 28 episode run of Ultra Q. Currently it's unknown whether or not these DVD's will only contain the Japanese audio track with english subtitles, or if it will also contain the elusive english dub produced in the late 60's by Film House in Canada.
What is known is that it will be digitally colored and re-mastered from it's original black and white, contain the full 6-disc 28 episode series, and that retail price will be $59.97. However pre-ordering through the shout factory site will reduce the price to $47.98.
Now we're not 100% certain on this one, but we're calling it close enough to call. Today Brand Jay McLaren who played Jack the Red Ranger on Power Rangers S.P.D. responded to Fury Diamond stating that he was not invited for Super Megaforce.
In the tweets that followed, Chris Violette who played Sky Tate the Blue Ranger on Power Rangers S.P.D. joked about how Saban Brands had "dropped them like they're hot", and joked with other S.P.D. cast members about flying in to New Zealand anyways and just filming their own reunion.
We also know that Matt Austin who played Bridge the Green S.P.D. Power Rangerwas not invited either. While the girls have yet to pipe in regarding their status, seeing as neither live in New Zealand, we just don't think Saban Brands will have invited any of them to attend.
As for John Tui, (Doggie Kruger, the Shadow Ranger on Power Rangers S.P.D. and Daggeron the Solaris Knight on Power Rangers Mystic Force), we have yet to hear confirmation from him either way but will follow up when we do.
Power Rangers S.P.D. is a beloved season by many fans. What are your thoughts on Saban Brands choosing not to honor their season, or the fans of that season, in the 20th Anniversary "celebration" of Power Rangers Super Megaforce? DISCUSS!
Don't forget to check out our comprehensive list of returning and not-returning Power Rangers for Super Megaforce!