Alongside Kibaranger, the Tamashii webstore has also started taking preorders for a first appearance costume version of Kamen Rider Skyrider. The "strengthening" version sports a darker colourscheme, but seems to include no different accessories from the original mass release version.
Skyrider will cost 3360 yen and be released in September.
The Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA Facebook page has just been updated with new images of the SH Figuarts White Ranger. While this is exclusive to the Tamashii WebShop in Japan, it is also a shared exclusive with the USA, courtesy of Bluefin! More info:
Sept/Oct 2013 $44.99
The legendary White Ranger (Tommy Oliver) joins the ranks of the Power Rangers high-end S.H.Figuarts action figure line-up. Based off of a Tamashii Web Shop Exclusive only available in Asia markets, this original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers packaged S.H.Figuarts title has been made specially available to North America fans in response to very high demand. Intended for the serious action figure collector, S.H.Figuarts White Ranger features meticulous attention to detail, accurate proportion, and advanced articulation characteristic of the S.H.Figuarts line. Action figure set includes Saba Saber with interchangeable short and long blades, as well as interchangeable hand parts.
Ain't It Cool News has posted a new image of FEMA on the set of Godzilla in Vancouver, Canada! More info:
Hey folks, Harry here... with FEMA having a presence in Legendary's
GODZILLA - I assume we can be guaranteed of an American landfall... even if this FEMA set is actually in Vancouver, where the Godzilla crew is busily making this recovery center. Right now - I'm just imagining a giant Godzilla foot stomping through the arena top and smashing all the injured and recovering folks below. But then, I've probably seen GODZILLA VS BAMBI a few too many times! Thanks to our mysterious spy, known only as JEFF
Can FEMA cope with the catastrophic epitome of destruction known as Godzilla? 1 more year to find out!
This video from Karen Ashley, better known to fans as "Aisha," the second Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger, confirms that she will not be participating in Super Megaforce filming due to insufficient actor pay & the inordinate travel expense related to New Zealand filming.
In addition, Matt Austin (Bridge from SPD) has commented on the same video with the unfortunate suggestion that NONE of the Disney-era cast has received invitations from Saban, meaning he & many others will also not be back.
Jason David Frank, who you know best as Tommy Oliver the Green Ranger and White Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the Red Ranger in Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo, and finally the Black Ranger in Power Rangers Dino Thunder. Today, Jason David Frank, or JDF, posted the following video on his official Facebook page:
The video, entitled "What's Next Tommy Oliver?", showcases the Rangers that JDF has been. To top it off, JDF also posted the following regarding his upcoming appearance at Puerto Rico Comic Con 2013:
To all my Fans,
I'm sorry to inform you that I will not be able to attend Puerto Rico Comic Con 2013. Although I enjoyed my time in last year's event and planned on meeting more of my fans this year, due to circumstances beyond my control, I will not be able to attend. It was a very difficult decision, however, I have decided to partake in a new filming project out of the country that interferes with the event. This is a very important project that I cannot miss.
I am saddened that I will miss the opportunity to meet all my fans because they are very important to me. I hate to cancel any event and disappoint them. I deeply apologize to all my fans that are planning to meet me at Puerto Rico Comic Con, but I am hoping that I will be able to return on a future date to meet with you all.
Again, I am sorry for any inconvenience.
Jason David Frank
Call me crazy but I'm pretty sure this is JDF telling us he's now involved in Power Rangers Super Megaforce!
(Maybe he can pick up Rhett Fisher on the way?)
What do you guys think? Happy that JDF is returning to Power Rangers? Or are you sick of the series continually going back to Tommy? Voice up your thoughts and opinions! DISCUSS!
Toei's famous astral heroes are teaming up to teach youngsters about space history!
A special event hosted by Saitama Youth Astronomical Museum features Fourze & Gavan telling the history of Voyager 1, the spacecraft launched beyond our solar system with recordings of our world to attract the possibility of alien life.
What effects this may have on Megatron's plans for the future of Cybertron are yet to be determined.
Excited for the American tokusatsu movie Pacific Rim? There's been some interesting news lately, and we're here to fill you in! Nothing like seeing some footage so check out the Japanese trailer:
According to NintendoLife, Yuke's is both developing and publishing the Pacific Rim video game. No word on which consoles but considering the source is a Nintendo site, it could be for the 3DS and/or WiiU.
Thanks to I Am Rogue, we can have a look at the huge banner made for Pacific Rim!
Just a few more months until Pacific Rim hits theaters!
This just in from Jetbolt at our sister site of TFW2005.com!
Rhett Fisher, better known as Ryan the Titanium Ranger in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, was invited for a cameo role in the upcoming Power Rangers Super Megaforce season. However, due to apparent budget constraints, Saban Brands rescinded their invitation, and Rhett Fisher will no longer be appearing in Super Megaforce.
Guess who was invited to do a cameo on PR Megaforce and then un-invited the next week because of budget restrictions. #majorletdown#titanium
This is a devastating blow to a lot of Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue fans, as the Titanium Ranger was the first USA-exclusive Power Ranger, and many wondered if the suit would make an appearance in Super Megaforce. Since the actor was uninvited, it leads us to believe the suit no longer exists.
How does this strike you? Did you want Rhett Fisher to be part of Super Megaforce? Could you care less? What's this say about Saban Brands and just how far, or how little, they're interested in going for this upcoming anniversary season?
Another rumor to take with a grain of salt but this comes from an individual with ties to the professional side of Erin Cahill and her career.
kalenabear from Rangerboard.com shared some information regarding the possibility of Erin Cahill, who played Jen the Pink Ranger from Power Rangers Time Force, and the possibility of her making an appearance in Power Rangers Super Megaforce:
I did not hear from the direct source yet (meeting up next week!), but another TF ranger will likely not be returning for the same reasons as Cardenas. She was only offered to be in one scene, so it wouldn't have been worth the time & money. I think E is also filming a small indie film this month. But who knows, Faunt may pull her into it. Again, I'm just hearing this from management!
So there you have it. After a few days of promising possibilities of favorites returning, two days in a row of a confirmed rejection (Steve Cardenas) and now a rumored rejection (Erin Cahill).
What do you guys think? Can Jason Faunt talk Erin Cahill in to showing up for a scene? Do you even want Erin Cahill to appear? Are you heart-broken that she may not? Voice your thoughts!
Sad news for those hoping to see the return of Rocky, who played the second Red Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Zeo.
On his personal Facebook, Steve Cardenas posted the following:
The offer was too low and there's not a lot of character development. Just basically going to be in the background as an extra. I would've loved to do it but I could possibly take that amount of time away from my business for that little amount of money. I'm sorry but I believe that it's them that's letting the fans down because they want to get away with paying too little. I hope you understand.
What do you guys think? Is Steve Cardenas in the right for rejecting to appear for a cameo appearance? Or is he letting the fans down by wanting more money than Saban Brands was willing to offer? Let us know!
It's important to emphasize that this is FAN-MADE but it's just too cool NOT to share with everyone. With all the rumors of past cast members returning, it's never too early to start the hype machine and get pumped up! Check out the video below!
Special thanks to botmarley for showing us this video, and to YouTube user Riderdecade2020 for uploading (and creating?) it!
It’s been almost 2 years since Kamen Rider W’s end, and it seems as though Bandai isn’t done with Gaia Memories quite yet.
Bandai has just announced that new batch of Rider Memories is in the works. Unlike the last batch of Rider Memories that came out, instead of a Kamen Rider’s face, this time they’ll be releasing the Rider insignias plastered on the Memories, and so far the following have been announced:
First Image: Fourze, PuToTyra Combo, Decade Complete, Kabuto Hyper, Hibiki Armed, Blade King, Kuuga Ultimate, V3, X, Skyrider, ZX, Black RX, and ZO.
As the Megaforce Mega Bloks sets finally make a mass market release, Tokunation is proud to bring you a gallery of the deluxe Gosei Great Megazord set.
The finished build stands at approximately 9 inches tall, has 30 point of articulation, and has electronic lights and sounds that run on 2 AAA batteries. Accessories include a translucent Megaforce Red Ranger and a translucent sword.
The Bandai Tamashii Nations website has updated with a new page dedicated to the long awaited S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Blade. This page shows off the new body type the figure will be using, along with all of the accessories that will be included.
Kamen Rider Blade will come packaged with a selection of Rouze cards, the Blay Rouzer, lightning kick and rock effect parts and a range of alternate hands. He will be released in August priced 3990 yen.
It seems everyday we have new information to share about possible cast appearing in Power Rangers Super Megaforce! We only post things when we have a solid lead that it's a possibility ... we know that Saban Brands has contacted many past actors, but we only post the rumors of people returning when they drop hints.
This is another instance of a possible hint.
Jason Faunt who played Wes the Red Ranger in Power Rangers Time Force posted on his personal Facebook about the locations he was headed to for work. He mentioned Detroit. He also mentioned New Zealand and laughed about living out of hotels for awhile.
Is Jason Faunt headed to New Zealand to appear in a cameo for Power Rangers Super Megaforce? What do you think? Do you want Wes to return? Share your thoughts!
Tokunation.com continues it's weekly tradition, Let's Watch Wednesdays, once again! Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger pushes right along and towards the final stretch!
Last week we saw Mele obtain the precious SoJyuTou for Rio, in doing so she also broke her own personal code of honor and from that rage obtained DoRinki. Now the pair have traveled to JyuGenKyo in order meet the Jyuken God and obtain it's power. But the fully assembled 7 Kensei stand in their path. Maku will also attempt to stop Rio's quest for power and everyone's favorite gattai GekiRinTouja will make a rare appearance!
As always please join our weekly discussion thread for the set of episodes for your chance to win FREE DVD's of Power Rangers, Beetleborgs, and more!
Once again, photos from Instagram will give us previews of whatís upcoming for Super Megaforce, though sadly the original source has been deleted.
This time, itís not a rumor or anything speculative, but rather a look at the card backings for the upcoming toy line.The packaging also confirms that the ranger keys will indeed be part Super Megaforceís gimmick.
Previously speculated but now confirmed, Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2 will only run for 13 episodes. Listings have just gone up at CD Japan for the Blu-Ray release of the series. The description for volume 4 sadly confirms that much like Akibaranger Season 1 there will only be 13 episodes.
However don't be too sad. Season 1 ran for 13 episodes but garnered love from fans all over the world, the series was a commercial and critical success. Fans demanded more and the show returned for it's triumphant 2nd Season , which is already shaping up to be the same kind of success. In this writer's (and fan's) opinion this series may continue this formula if there are further installments after this year. It's been successful doing so thus far, so why change things up now?
The official Toei Youtube channel as uploaded a promotional video for a Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger & Super Sentai Dinosaur Encyclopedia DVD special. This DVD will be given away with the June issue of Televi-kun magazine.
The DVD will feature a guide to the Kyoryugers, their arsenal, beast batteries and partners. All included will be information on the dinosaurs of past Super Sentai series!
There's bound to be some contraversy on this one. Samuell Benta, who played the Black Ranger known as Will in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive left a mysterious tweet the other day that has many believing he's been contacted to return for a cameo in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. The tweet is as follows:
Now, to the contraversy surrounding Samuell Benta and why so many, including myself, wish he'd stay as far away from Power Rangers as possible.
The first Power Morphicon was a huge success, hence why it's returned every other year since then. The entire cast of Power Rangers Operation Overdrive was in attendance. There were four official banners that all the guests signed and were going to be auctioned off on eBay with the earnings donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Samuell Benta took one of the banners and, on his own without the assistance of staff, went about getting signatures from all the guests. Upon the closing ceremonies of Power Morphicon, the organizers asked Benta for the banner - Benta refused to return the banner, stating he was going to keep it for himself as a souvenir from the convention. That's right - he willingly chose to keep a banner meant to be auctioned off for sick and dying children. He admitted that he had it, that he took it, and that he was keeping it. He knew that it was going to be auctioned off for charity but still chose to keep it for his own personal collection.
So Power Rangers fans, do you want Samuell Benta to return for the anniversary season of Power Rangers Super Megaforce? Let us know!