robofreak wrote:Now onto Autobot032's thoughts. Sorry, I don't have enough time to mess with the quote button.
....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.
EDIT: Missed this post somehow.
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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