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SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Childhood Demons

SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Childhood Demons

Articles, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokusatsu
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where the female of the species is more deadly than the male. Or at the very least, the subject of our focus this week. In Kamen Rider Build Sawa is forced to come clean about her true loyalties, while over in Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Umika (Lupin Yellow) is forced to deal with her own insecurities. Regardless of which show you prefer, both end with a new development that promises to mix things up next week, so be sure to come back and join us then. In the meantime, don't forget to come back for our analysis articles or let us know what you thought of these shows in the comments section below. Kamen Rider Build, Episode 28 “The Genius Comes On A Tank” The duel between Sento (Build) and Gentoku (Rogue) continues!...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Full Full Rabbit Tank Bottle & DX Full Bottle Buster

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Full Full Rabbit Tank Bottle & DX Full Bottle Buster

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
Kamen Rider Build gets another upgrade this month with his RabbitRabbit and TankTank forms, and boy, if you thought the DX Hazard Trigger was a finicky toy, the DX Full Full Rabbit Tank Bottle will fix that for you. The DX Full Full Bottle is roughly the size of 2 DX Full Bottles put together, one side is gold and contains an interchanging, twistable top that you choose from a Rabbit image, Tank image, or a neutral image. The silver side is where all the electronics are held, and where all my complaints begin. For starters, the two halves don't interact so the image displayed on the golden half is a novelty at best. Now, to activate the different sound effects, you shake the bottle.... No, I'm not joking. Shaking the bottle gives you the sound of Build mecha rabbit from the show an...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 20 – SHATTERED GRID

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 20 – SHATTERED GRID

Articles, Blog, Comics, Culture, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Tech, Toku, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
Serious business is afoot in recent episodes of Power Rangers HyperForce. Twitch's live roleplaying series based on the Power Rangers television franchise has kicked into a new gear with its incursion into the Shattered Grid comic event, weaving in and out of three different entertainment platforms in a move that truly no one in their right mind could have expected their creators to coordinate. Original Green Ranger Jason David Frank returns for one more go-around with the HyperForce crew, and the wicked ways of Lord Drakkon - the evil alternate universe Tommy Oliver - are giving this new team of do-gooders a workout. https://youtu.be/vPWzqgw6DHw Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.   You might also like: SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Childho...
The POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID Short is Here to Save Live-Action POWER RANGERS in 2018

The POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID Short is Here to Save Live-Action POWER RANGERS in 2018

Articles, Blog, Comics, Culture, Fantasy, Featured, Movies & TV, News, Power Rangers, Sci-Fi, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
What a time to be a Power Rangers fan. A certain number of years ago, the thought of more seasons of the show would have seemed farfetched, let alone the release of a feature-length film, a live streaming show, an addictive mobile game, and a successful line of ongoing comics to add on top of that. There's a lot to be thankful for in 2018, and the hits, it seems, just keep on coming. Now, as we rev up for the launch of the Power Rangers: Shattered Grid comic event, the main writer of the BOOM! Studios publication brings to us this live-action teaser short, starring none other than original Green Ranger Jason David Frank from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (and, like, fifty other seasons) as the villainous Lord Drakkon. Kyle Higgins has been putting in work these past couple years with B...
SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Learning From The Past

SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Learning From The Past

Articles, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokusatsu
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where we crash ideologies headlong into each other to see which will survive. This week in Kamen Rider Build the duels continue as the spotlight settles upon Build and Rogue's clash of ideals, fists, and extending feet. Meanwhile in Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Lupin Red tries to tease Patren #1 away from the cause of justice and focus on obtaining his revenge. Who will the spolight finally fall upon? Will Sawa continue to evade it? As always, please let us know who you think is currently on top in the comments below. Kamen Rider Build, Episode 27 “The Hero's Counterattack” As Ryuga (Cross-Z) and Fu Washio (Hell Bros) prepare to fight, Kazumi (Grease) gets a phone call from Sawa. It initially seems that Fu has the u...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 19

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 19

Articles, Blog, Books, Comics, Culture, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Tech, Toku, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
In the future, weapons will both inflict and treat the damage they deal to their targets. There's something different about the next destination for the time-tossed heroes of Power Rangers HyperForce. The Twitch roleplay series rolls forward with more fun traipsing about the Power Rangers multiverse, now crossing over with the likes of the much-beloved Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book series from publisher BOOM! Studios. And who better to serve as the guest in this episode than the ongoing book's author Kyle Higgins, playing a character fans of his work on the series may know both from the comic and the series it takes inspiration from. A shattering burst of nostalgia awaits. https://youtu.be/2us14qDVo34 Higgins' appearance coincides with the Shattered Grid comic event, which...
Teaser: ChameleonGreen Goes Ham in UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER VS SPACE SQUAD

Teaser: ChameleonGreen Goes Ham in UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER VS SPACE SQUAD

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, News, Space Sheriff, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
Another day, another crossover event in the land of cool guys who rarely look at explosions as their enemies pun all the way to fiery doom. This time, it's Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger who steps up to bat. The series about a crew of space-faring heroes fighting against the unscrupulous Jark Matter only recently ended its year-long run on television, but that's not stopping them from tearing it up with the best of them in the seemingly unending cycle of Toei Company's team-up extravaganzas. Interestingly enough, some members on this particular team already have some experience with their latest companions in intergalactic day-saving. It's Space Sheriff Gavan! And he's bringing his disparate team of tokusatsu randoms from the newly-created Space Squad along for the party, in the new Uchuu Sentai...
VIEWTIFUL JOE: 15 Years Later

VIEWTIFUL JOE: 15 Years Later

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Comics, Culture, Fantasy, Featured, Kamen Rider, monster, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Super Sentai, Tech, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized, Video Games, Video Update, Videos
(Kyoryu) Brave New World Tokusatsu hero shows, and the worldwide fandom surrounding them, have changed greatly over the past fifteen years. Beyond genre, beyond formula, beyond character archetypes, beyond even cinematography and direction, the greatest way that change has manifested is cross-pollination. Super Sentai—in its original, unedited form—currently gets official DVD releases in the West. GARO went from a pet project known only to the hardcore, to a running franchise and a mainstay event for one of the biggest MMOs in the world. Kamen Rider has radically reinvented itself several times tonally, and Ultraman is finally getting significant amounts of love by way of behemoth streaming service Crunchyroll.  Meanwhile, more and more properties are adopting the "live-action...
Toy Reviews: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER DX Good Striker & Candy Toy (Mini Pla) LupinKaiser Set 01

Toy Reviews: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER DX Good Striker & Candy Toy (Mini Pla) LupinKaiser Set 01

Reviews, Super Sentai, Toku, Toys
A month after Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger's first round of toys released, we now get the final missing piece to the wave 1 merchandise: Good Striker. DX Good Striker is a big and bulky mecha with 2 "modes" and 4 various functions. The first mode is his Dial Fighter form, where he more closely resembles one of the Lupinranger's mecha and, through some very simple and not-so-creative motions, he can assume his Trigger Machine form to more closely resemble the Patranger's mecha. Honestly, I think most people would agree Good Striker was really only meant to be an aerial vehicle. It's the mode he looks the best in and his car mode is a stretch at best, though I do admit the slight changes do make him fit in better with the respective teams. Good Striker also ...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 6

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 6

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
Kamen Rider Build's 6th entry into the SODO line continues to  add new Riders to the mix, along with a movie exclusive/ganbarizing form and upgrade forms for the show's characters. First, let's start with Kamen Rider Grease. This figure looks great and (unsurprisingly) uses a lot of similar pieces and ideas from the Cross Charge figure from wave 5. Next, we have my personal least favorite figure, Doctor Game form. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with this figure. The sculpt, the articulation, the paint and the stickers are all well done, but I just don't like the look of the form aesthetically. Now, supposedly this form was briefly seen in the last Heisei Generations movie before giving Kamen Rider Build a form resembling Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (though, at this point in tim...