JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mkall wrote:I went into TRU looking for some new Movie toys. I left with the Power Rangers Legacy Dragonzord.
The works please. Review, price, images, the whole shebang!
Honestly, there's probably better reviewers out there on the Internet, but I'll give it a shot.
Price: $85 CDN
Review: While I'm certainly no expert in the Power Rangers mythos, I certainly remember being excited at the whole Green Ranger saga when it first aired on Saturday morning TV. At first, it was just the Green Ranger who was pretty cool, although I never could figure out why they felt the need to have the extra golden armour for him. Oh well, it's just another way to separate the character from the regular 5.
On to the toy itself, I find myself kind of disappointed. Not for the figure itself, but because I'm a connoisseur of Tranformers with a growing interest in the Gundam Damashii figures, I find the Dragonzord's maneuverability and possibility somewhat lacking. It stands well though, slightly shorter than the Legacy Megazord and it comes with two sets detachable hands. One set is the finger-cannon pose, while the other features molded, bent fingers for what I suspect is to allow for a less threatening stance, but it really comes off as looking like it's trying to do a Mr. Burns "excellent" pose, but without the poseability to actually allow for it.
The tail contains at least half of this figure's moving parts. There are 6 sections all connected easch via a large ball/socket joint that can hold it in whatever pose you want. It also is as long as the figure is tall. No, that is not a hyperbole. It makes posing the Dragonzord in a standard bookshelf display very difficult.
While I've yet to do so, and I may not bother doing so for a while, he has several aspects which will make him look really good combined with the Legacy Megazord. On the underside of his feet, there's the molded "Z" detailing, and the golden shoulderpads that can merge to form the chest of one of the combined modes are diecast metal. That long tail can collapse in on the joints to form the drill staff, along with the handle accessory that accompanies the figure.
I like the figure overall. Bandai doesn't skimp on figure sculpt. Where I wish they could do more is in the design of the figures to allow for better articulation. In one of the comment threads about this guy on some MMPR board, members were going head over heels over the tail's articulation. While it is nice, I believe that if HasTak released a figure like this in this day and age under the Transformers label, we fans would skin them alive at Botcon.
Yes it's a good display piece. It goes nicely with the Figuarts MMPR rangers that I have. And yes, I'll be getting the Legends Titanus too. If you want, I can get pictures in a little while.