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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:20 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:Japan has it down to a science; have the Red Ranger of the new series show up in the finale of the old series as a set up.
Well, we're not Japan. ;)


Are you sure?
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But seriously, Power Rangers is made in New Zealand (formerly Los Angeles).


Yeah I know I was being funny. I wonder how they'll handle the anniversary aspect of Gokiger since it won't be released, if released, in an anniversary year.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:29 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wonder how they'll handle the anniversary aspect of Gokiger since it won't be released, if released, in an anniversary year.
My friend watches Gokaiger (or at least he was for a while) and said that there seems to be enough footage of just the Pirate-themed Rangers in action in that show for Power Rangers to avoid the anniversary aspect altogether.

After all, while Gokaiger is an anniversary series for Super Sentai, a Power Rangers adaptation of it wouldn't be, since Samurai is considered "season 19" (Yes, for some reason, both Nick and Saban count MMPR 2010 as the 18th season :roll:) and it's going to continue for a second season titled "Super Samurai", which will be the 20th season.

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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:32 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wonder how they'll handle the anniversary aspect of Gokiger since it won't be released, if released, in an anniversary year.
My friend watches Gokaiger (or at least he was for a while) and said that there seems to be enough footage of just the Pirate-themed Rangers in action in that show for Power Rangers to avoid the anniversary aspect altogether.

After all, while Gokaiger is an anniversary series for Super Sentai, a Power Rangers adaptation of it wouldn't be, since Samurai is considered "season 19" (Yes, for some reason, both Nick and Saban count MMPR 2010 as the 18th season :roll:) and it's going to continue for a second season titled "Super Samurai", which will be the 20th season.

While I don't mind Samurai getting a second season, I really dislike how it's being done. >:oP


How the heck are they doing a second season? New Mecha just for the show?
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:42 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:How the heck are they doing a second season? New Mecha just for the show?
Nope. They're going the cheap route of having both seasons be about 20 episodes long (that's right, only a mere 20 episodes for each) and dragging them both out throughout each year by showing constant reruns. To those who have been watching Samurai all this time, ever wnotice how it's near the end of 2011 and only 20 episodes have aired thus far (not counting the TV specials)? Well, that's because the remaining other 20 episodes are gonna be the Super Samurai episodes aired in 2012. >:oP

So instead of making one Samurai season of decent length and then moving on to the next adaptation, they're making two really short Samurai seasons and dragging them out with rerun breaks. :BANG_HEAD:

So, yeah, the only thing left to air before they air Super Samurai is the holiday special "Christmas Together, Friends Forever". They're leaving this season unfinished so they can wrap it up next season.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby Shadowman » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:16 am

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While I don't think RPM took place on another planet (Since, you know Flynn grew up in Scotland, among other things that point to that being Earth all along) I do agree that yeah, it's not in the main continuity. That said, a for-real crossover could have worked. Like, Venjix royally screwing with the Morphing Grid, causing reality to split open and the worlds begin to merge. The Samurai Rangers have to help the Ranger Series Operators get their powers back, then stop Venjix from destroying both Earths.

Would have been sweet.

Mostly I just really wanted to see a follow-up to RPM. It was the first series I really liked since Zordon died, and easily my favorite PR series.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:52 am

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Shadowman wrote:While I don't think RPM took place on another planet (Since, you know Flynn grew up in Scotland, among other things that point to that being Earth all along) I do agree that yeah, it's not in the main continuity. That said, a for-real crossover could have worked. Like, Venjix royally screwing with the Morphing Grid, causing reality to split open and the worlds begin to merge. The Samurai Rangers have to help the Ranger Series Operators get their powers back, then stop Venjix from destroying both Earths.

Would have been sweet.

Mostly I just really wanted to see a follow-up to RPM. It was the first series I really liked since Zordon died, and easily my favorite PR series.


Best crossover, they bring back all the season 1 rangers but now they're old, Kimberly and Tommy are divorced because she had a kid with the black ranger and Trini's dead but Billy caries her ashes around with him.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:05 am

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Shadowman wrote:While I don't think RPM took place on another planet (Since, you know Flynn grew up in Scotland, among other things that point to that being Earth all along)
I mentioned that because when the RPM cast comes to the Samurai story setting they say something like, "So this is Earth, huh?"
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:27 am

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wonder how they'll handle the anniversary aspect of Gokiger since it won't be released, if released, in an anniversary year.
My friend watches Gokaiger (or at least he was for a while) and said that there seems to be enough footage of just the Pirate-themed Rangers in action in that show for Power Rangers to avoid the anniversary aspect altogether.


The one thing that has it going is that the secondary mecha are all post-Zyuranger or post-Mighty Morphin' based. Observe:

MagiDragon: Mystic Force
PatStriker: SPD
GaoLion: Wild Force and Samurai
Fuuraimaru: Ninja Storm
Machalcon: RPM
GouJuuJin: Time Force (Drill), Mighty Morphin' (Rex), Dino Thunder (Robot)

The rest are simply somewhat silly attacks if you ask me.

I wonder how Saban will adapt Goseiger, since it primarily deals with angels and Heaven. You know, religion? Better ban torches and pitchforks beforehand...
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:07 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The one thing that has it going is that the secondary mecha are all post-Zyuranger or post-Mighty Morphin' based. Observe:

MagiDragon: Mystic Force
PatStriker: SPD
GaoLion: Wild Force and Samurai
Fuuraimaru: Ninja Storm
Machalcon: RPM
GouJuuJin: Time Force (Drill), Mighty Morphin' (Rex), Dino Thunder (Robot)

The rest are simply somewhat silly attacks if you ask me.
That's good. Though, they could still probalby avoid the anniversary aspect altogether since a Gokaiger Power Rangers adaptaion wouldn't be an anniversary show for Power Rangers.

Also, I just noticed that GouJyuJin has the same modes as BWII Galvatron: Drilltank, saurian beast, robot. 8)

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I wonder how Saban will adapt Goseiger, since it primarily deals with angels and Heaven. You know, religion? Better ban torches and pitchforks beforehand...
They could just say that they're "gaurdian spirits" or something. Remember how they got rid of the God and Satan aspects of Zyuranger? ;)
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

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Sabrblade wrote:Also, I just noticed that GouJyuJin has the same modes as BWII Galvatron: Drilltank, saurian beast, robot. 8)


Except with a lot of part-forming due to the limb-swap.

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I wonder how Saban will adapt Goseiger, since it primarily deals with angels and Heaven. You know, religion? Better ban torches and pitchforks beforehand...
They could just say that they're "gaurdian spirits" or something. Remember how they got rid of the God and Satan aspects of Zyuranger? ;)


Dai Satan into Lokar and DaiZyuJin into a non-sentient robot? I noticed. >:oP
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Dai Satan into Lokar and DaiZyuJin into a non-sentient robot? I noticed. >:oP
All I'm saying is that it's not impossible.

Still, if they were gonna make this special, they should have at least waited to air it in order. I mean, first they skip episodes 1 and 2 until about 18 episodes later, and now they go airing this... thing a whole season too early? :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby robofreak » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:42 am

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Best crossover, they bring back all the season 1 rangers but now they're old, Kimberly and Tommy are divorced because she had a kid with the black ranger and Trini's dead but Billy caries her ashes around with him.



How does that work? Trini's actress is dead, but Tommy never really went anywhere with Kimberly after she left the team. If you watch the Zeo Christmas special, you'll see that Tommy and Kat eventually married and had a family as they imply their grandson is a ranger.

I'm hoping the silver Ranger for the US Gokaiger will be the son of Tommy. That would be freaking epic. He would have the powers of all the 6th rangers.

Back to samurai. I'm trying to watch it, but this series is just painful. Can they put whoever was in charge of writing RPM back in charge of Power Rangers?

I finally got to see RPM and it was probably the best PR series yet and did a great job of turning the Go-Onger footage into a dark storyline. Samurai just didn't live up to the awesome standard that RPM set.

I'm with Shadowman on this. RPM was probably the only series since the Zordon era that I can say I really enjoyed.

I'm not happy about this 2 years behind thing with Sentai now. I've been looking forward to the US Gokaiger and I really hope they don't screw it up. I'm also hoping they allow the pre-MMPR stuff in and write them off as stuff along the lines of alternate Rangers.

Especially the whole aspect of Rangers keys and the fact that the additional Zords all span different series.

I really hope Saban doesn't screw this up.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:52 am

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:Best crossover, they bring back all the season 1 rangers but now they're old, Kimberly and Tommy are divorced because she had a kid with the black ranger and Trini's dead but Billy caries her ashes around with him.



How does that work? Trini's actress is dead, but Tommy never really went anywhere with Kimberly after she left the team. If you watch the Zeo Christmas special, you'll see that Tommy and Kat eventually married and had a family as they imply their grandson is a ranger.


1) I was being funny I know Trini's actress is dead. She died in an accident that left Dustin Guwen's wife paralyzed.

2) I never really watched a PR series save for a few episodes of season 1 so I didn't know Tommy ended up with Kat. Interesting since there was a rumor that JDF and AJJ were having an affair in real life.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:49 am

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robofreak wrote:Back to samurai. I'm trying to watch it, but this series is just painful. Can they put whoever was in charge of writing RPM back in charge of Power Rangers?


Won't be happening. Saban himself cited the whole lack of humor, too much darkness issue of the past few seasons and said this one would be lighthearted, funnier and return to it's early childhood target roots.

RPM's a standalone piece of beauty that won't return anytime soon. It was groundbreaking and ahead of it's time. You can't replicate that. Especially with Saban at the helm.

robofreak wrote:I finally got to see RPM and it was probably the best PR series yet and did a great job of turning the Go-Onger footage into a dark storyline. Samurai just didn't live up to the awesome standard that RPM set.


I wholeheartedly agree. Samurai, if it continues providing an experience like Clash Of The Red Rangers did, could become my second favorite PR series. However, I'm sure it'll devolve back into camp n kitsch. The toys are at least a saving grace.

robofreak wrote:I'm with Shadowman on this. RPM was probably the only series since the Zordon era that I can say I really enjoyed.


Actually, RPM was so good, it ruined all other PR series for me. MMPR was groundbreaking, I can't deny that. The movie was good enough that I went to the theater for it. Nothing lived up to it, really. Lost interest during the beginning of Ninja... RPM...changed everything for me. The mecha was fantastic, the storyline blew me away and it was just a lot of fun. It wasn't stupid, yet easily accessible for kids.

It proved to me you could have depth, action and still entertain kids and adults. I personally don't think anything will live up to it in PR. Period.

robofreak wrote:I'm not happy about this 2 years behind thing with Sentai now. I've been looking forward to the US Gokaiger and I really hope they don't screw it up. I'm also hoping they allow the pre-MMPR stuff in and write them off as stuff along the lines of alternate Rangers.


I wonder what the parent companies have to say about Saban's plans? From what I was told (by different people) is Saban is contractually obligated to use each year's Sentai offerings. He must convert them over, he's not allowed to skip. iirc...Disney was held to the same standard. I'm not sure how they'll pull off Gokaiger, but from what I hear, there's enough original footage of the pirates, minus the past generations stuff, to make a unique standalone series. It'll be up to the writers to make it really work. Not a job I'd want.

robofreak wrote:Especially the whole aspect of Rangers keys and the fact that the additional Zords all span different series.

I really hope Saban doesn't screw this up.


It might be out of his hands, really. The Ranger keys probably won't happen because I have high doubts that BoA will put that kind of funding into it. I mean, they've stripped down the toys for Wild Force, RPM, MMPRv2 and now Samurai. After seeing all the keys, I sincerely doubt BoA will do it. Or, if they do, that'll be the bulk of the toyline and that'll just SUCK.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:28 am

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RPM the best/only good post-Zordon series? Really? No one here seriously liked Lost Galaxy? Lightspeed Rescue? Time Force!? Dino Thunder? SPD? Come on! These were all diamonds in the rough, here!

And I wouldn't give RPM so much credit. After all, it wasn't the first PR series to have such a magnitude of quality. That title belongs to In Space. Time Force later took up the same title shortly after. But it was In Space that took itself and the audience seriously first. A fully serialized storyline from start to finish with adequate character development for both the Rangers AND the villains. The stakes were higher, the risks were greater, the characters all had depth. Why, the two primary villains were some of the best developed character of the whole franchise! And lest we not forget that absolute unbeatable awesomeness that is the Psycho Rangers. :twisted: 8)


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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:35 am

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And who do we have to thank for that? The writers for sticking closer to the original plot of Timeranger. As for the Psycho Rangers, they also appeared in Megaranger as "Jaden Sentai Nejiranger" with much the same personalities.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby robofreak » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:25 am

Sabrblade, I too like Dino Thunder. When I found out Tommy Oliver was back in that series, I watched it religously.

Now onto Autobot032's thoughts. Sorry, I don't have enough time to mess with the quote button. Maybe I'm just weird, but the dark story of RPM would have been the kind of thing I could really sink my teeth into as a kid. At 4 years old, my favorite series next to MMPR was Gundam and when Outlaw Star came out, that was mind blowingly awesome.

I think Saban thinks children are too delicate. Lighthearted campy acting can be fun, but I think it's time for the series to expand. I really feel that we live in an era of overprotective parents and this is what's going to screw up kids. Yeah, I know I'm going to in depth here, but I'm still bitter about all those parent groups that got my favorite shows edited and cancelled after 9/11.

We have 3 years before Gokaiger hits the US. I'm going to hunt down the toys now cause I don't want to wait 3 year for BoA to destroy the awesome features in those toys.

Can someone tell me why the Samurai toys were so stripped down compared to the Shinkenger versions? I've handled them and I don't think they are as lethal to children as Bandai made them out to be. MMPR 2010 Megazord was cool, but I really hope we don't have an era of Megazords being cross compatible with each other even though they don't relate to each other. Goseiger might be able to break this cause of Gosei Snake.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:03 pm

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robofreak wrote:Can someone tell me why the Samurai toys were so stripped down compared to the Shinkenger versions? I've handled them and I don't think they are as lethal to children as Bandai made them out to be. MMPR 2010 Megazord was cool, but I really hope we don't have an era of Megazords being cross compatible with each other even though they don't relate to each other. Goseiger might be able to break this cause of Gosei Snake.


Cost is the best I could think of, as well as to lessen the complexity of the toys themselves. The Origami were rarely used in their Emblem, so why should the toys have them? As a neat extra, albeit nonfunctional, feature of course, but apparently Bandai US doesn't believe in that.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:59 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And who do we have to thank for that? The writers for sticking closer to the original plot of Timeranger. As for the Psycho Rangers, they also appeared in Megaranger as "Jaden Sentai Nejiranger" with much the same personalities.
If you're going to go that route, then you should be praising Go-Onger for providing the source material for RPM. I was speaking of the PR series by their own merits alone. Whether or not they stuck close to their Sentai source series didn't matter to what I was saying.

The point I was getting at was that there were several good post-Zordon series to come before RPM. Not all of them were failures. And it was In space that started the streak of really good PR series, and it was way different from Megaranger anyway.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:25 pm

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How could would it be if Saban took a turn and used series like Flashman, Fiveman, Liveman, and other older ranger series?
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby robofreak » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:01 pm

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robofreak wrote:Can someone tell me why the Samurai toys were so stripped down compared to the Shinkenger versions? I've handled them and I don't think they are as lethal to children as Bandai made them out to be. MMPR 2010 Megazord was cool, but I really hope we don't have an era of Megazords being cross compatible with each other even though they don't relate to each other. Goseiger might be able to break this cause of Gosei Snake.


Cost is the best I could think of, as well as to lessen the complexity of the toys themselves. The Origami were rarely used in their Emblem, so why should the toys have them? As a neat extra, albeit nonfunctional, feature of course, but apparently Bandai US doesn't believe in that.


I have a really hard time buying into that because of how much it costs to produce molds. For injection molds, we're looking at about $15K per Megazord. Samurai, Clawzord, and Battlewing already have about $45K sunk into the US versions. Add the Japanese versions and we have over $100K just in molds. More than double the average for PR series. I'm not even counting the Bull Carrier yet.

So for all intents and purposes, it actually cost more to dumb down the molds for the US. The cheap route would have been to reuse the molds originally used.

The only Zord that got a much needed improvement so far was the Sharkzord and that's cause it no longer looks like a lame roleplay item.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:21 pm

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robofreak wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
robofreak wrote:Can someone tell me why the Samurai toys were so stripped down compared to the Shinkenger versions? I've handled them and I don't think they are as lethal to children as Bandai made them out to be. MMPR 2010 Megazord was cool, but I really hope we don't have an era of Megazords being cross compatible with each other even though they don't relate to each other. Goseiger might be able to break this cause of Gosei Snake.


Cost is the best I could think of, as well as to lessen the complexity of the toys themselves. The Origami were rarely used in their Emblem, so why should the toys have them? As a neat extra, albeit nonfunctional, feature of course, but apparently Bandai US doesn't believe in that.


I have a really hard time buying into that because of how much it costs to produce molds. For injection molds, we're looking at about $15K per Megazord. Samurai, Clawzord, and Battlewing already have about $45K sunk into the US versions. Add the Japanese versions and we have over $100K just in molds. More than double the average for PR series. I'm not even counting the Bull Carrier yet.

So for all intents and purposes, it actually cost more to dumb down the molds for the US. The cheap route would have been to reuse the molds originally used.

The only Zord that got a much needed improvement so far was the Sharkzord and that's cause it no longer looks like a lame roleplay item.


I agree; Samurai Zord would've been the first Megazord I like the look that much, but without the origami modes there's no point. Keep in mind that they did make new attachments for the zord, the bikes.
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Re: Power Rangers: Samurai

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:22 pm

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....you make time, sir. You make it happen. You click the button and there's a quoted piece of text. As Wheelie said, sit back and watch the magic happen. *does jazz hands for added effect*

Picard once said time is a predator that stalks us. ...then he said it was our companion or something... anyway, Baldy don't know what he talkin' 'bout. You press that thar quote button sir! Press it as if the world depended on it!

robofreak wrote:Maybe I'm just weird, but the dark story of RPM would have been the kind of thing I could really sink my teeth into as a kid. At 4 years old, my favorite series next to MMPR was Gundam and when Outlaw Star came out, that was mind blowingly awesome.


I think you'd be surprised just how many kids would've embraced the show if given a chance. Evem with how dark it's content is. Unfortunately, Disney decided to be a collective douche about it and run all the shows their way and on their networks. That's fine...up to a point, but most of them aired on XD (take note Hasbro and Discovery. The Hub needs easier access. Jus' sayin'....) and then came along RPM and they started airing it during ABC Kids (which is now defunct). Most affiliates refused to air Kids. They'd preempt the entire line up for paid programming, local talk shows, sports, etc. On;y a few would rise above 'em all and actually air the shows. I felt so bad for parents and kids, because there was toy product to buy, but no show to sell it with. We all know kids fare much better in sales when they have a tie in they can embrace.

robofreak wrote:I think Saban thinks children are too delicate. Lighthearted campy acting can be fun, but I think it's time for the series to expand. I really feel that we live in an era of overprotective parents and this is what's going to screw up kids. Yeah, I know I'm going to in depth here, but I'm still bitter about all those parent groups that got my favorite shows edited and cancelled after 9/11.


Delicate? Perhaps. However, I think it's far more sinister than that. I think he finds them stupid and gullible. The shows under his name have some of the worst cheese imaginable. (He should own a winery, a nice Cabernet would go with that cheese.) Sure, it impresses them now, I can't deny that, but he's in it to make a profit, not cater to anyone. If he wanted to cater to people, he could've done some amazing things with this property. (PR as a whole.) Which he has, but some of it...he really dropped the ball on.

robofreak wrote:We have 3 years before Gokaiger hits the US. I'm going to hunt down the toys now cause I don't want to wait 3 year for BoA to destroy the awesome features in those toys.


Yeah, if you want superior, you'll need to go BoJ. BoA will strip it down.

robofreak wrote:Can someone tell me why the Samurai toys were so stripped down compared to the Shinkenger versions? I've handled them and I don't think they are as lethal to children as Bandai made them out to be. MMPR 2010 Megazord was cool, but I really hope we don't have an era of Megazords being cross compatible with each other even though they don't relate to each other. Goseiger might be able to break this cause of Gosei Snake.


Oh no no, it has nothing to do with lethality. It has everything to do with cutting corners and costs as much as possible. The downsizing, I can deal with. The removal of entire gimmicks bothers me immensely. See, towards the end of RPM and just before MMPRv2 started, Bandai went through restructuring due to shutting down their PR division, because the show was officially canceled and off the air. At the last minute, they hired unknowns who had no prior PR experience, to run things and design the toys as a barebones crew. That crew has since expanded some, but that's really where the trouble started. Downsizing happened with Operation Overdrive (Boukenger) and it became common place. This barebones crew were the geniuses to decide we didn't need an actual Morpher for MMPRv2, or a Dragonzord...even though it was in the show and they produced a Titanus. Two thirds of the Ultrzord and they throw in the towel. Yeah...

Now, they did keep one thing that BoJ has, and that's the inter-compatibility ports and pegs. Which is actually a smart move, because if kids have the MMPRv2 Megazord, the Samurai and whatever else is coming...they're all compatible for mix n match and customization. Kids do eat that up.

As it was said, by Jelze, the emblems weren't used much, so they figured they'd skip 'em. It also cut costs. Less moving parts, less money. Problem is, one of the first episodes shows the use of the emblem mode. It's a major plot point. Not to mention, their on screen transformations. Plus the fact that the Sea Turtle and Ape Zords fold into their emblem modes for Claw Armor Megazord and the upcoming Ultrazord. Plain as day, can't miss it.

It's all to cut costs.

On the other hand, some of BoA's changes were for the better. RPM? Made the Zords more streamlined and cut out the electronic Engine Key system. I agree. Changing 3 button cell batteries in all those keys? Yikes. Plus the Megazords were given a more humanoid shape with hips that actually look like hips, etc. Still retained the look without being as boxy.

Did the same thing with the Samurai Megazord and MMPRv2 Megazord. Plus the role plays have been larger and better looking than their Japanese counterparts. Especially the swords and blasters.

On the flipside, they gutted the trunk gimmick on the RPM Paleomax Megazord. And of course the emblem modes on Samurai. Those cuts are big cuts, and they're quite noticeable.

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robofreak wrote:The only Zord that got a much needed improvement so far was the Sharkzord and that's cause it no longer looks like a lame roleplay item.


The SharkZord is better than the original, plus it still retains it's role play status. The spine has finger grips for holding it as a weapon.
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