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Does POWER RANGERS Company Saban Brands Have an Employment Problem?

Does POWER RANGERS Company Saban Brands Have an Employment Problem?

Articles, Blog, Culture, Movies & TV, News, Power Rangers, Reviews, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
Since 1993, Saban has dazzled children and parents alike with the exploits of the spandex-clad heroes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their many, many offshoots which have stretched their reign of dominance over toy aisles and screens across the entertainment landscape. But, for almost as long, we've heard murmurs of discontent about the state of the company that largely shepherded this beloved franchise to prominence. We've often wondered what it was that made this show tick behind the scenes, and why certain creative decisions may have been made in the last few years, which saw a sharp decline in audience reception, ironically a short time after the newly-christened Saban Brands retook the Power Rangers intellectual property from temporary rights-holders Disney. That was 2010. S...
Announcing: TOKU TROVE – A New Feature at HJU

Announcing: TOKU TROVE – A New Feature at HJU

Featured, Gallery, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
Bring me your plastic, your vinyl, your huddled piles of Battlizer parts! Tokusatsu. It's a term we can use to refer to larger-than-life kaiju movies, exciting henshin hero shows, science fiction dramas, and more. The fandom for this subgenre is far-reaching. One aspect that seems to touch all areas of this community we love: Collecting. That is the thought behind this newest feature series here at Henshin Justice Unlimited; we want to see your collection!  From Super Sentai, Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Godzilla, Ultraman, Garo or any number of other animated or live-action titles that warm our sparking hearts. Do you have display cases full of meticulously posed S.H. Figuarts action figures? Do you have walls covered in unique posters and original art? Do you have wonderfully d...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Sclash Driver & DX Twin Breaker

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Sclash Driver & DX Twin Breaker

Reviews, Toku, Toys, Videos
As is standard now, every Kamen Rider series seems to need at least 2 transformation belts. Kamen Rider Build's second one is the Sclush (Sclash) Driver. This is a much more solid toy than I imagined it'd be but as per usual, being a secondary Driver, it has far fewer sounds and can read far fewer Full Bottles than the DX Build Driver. It basically only reads the Dragon, Robot and Crocodile Fullbottles/Jellys giving them both a henshin sound and a finisher. Other than that, this thing only reads the remaining Fullbottles as "organic" or "inorganic". Surprisingly though, this Driver comes with both Jellys for Cross Charge and Grease (Rogues will be released next month) so for the most part it's a solid single purchase instead of the DX Build Driver that requires more and more Fullbottles ...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Phoenix Robo Full Bottle Set

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Phoenix Robo Full Bottle Set

Reviews, Toku, Toys
Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Final is the latest installment in the world of Kamen Rider movies. Of course, now that Kamen Rider Build is out, he is our main protagonist, and on top of that, as is standard for these movies, he receives a movie-exclusive form (though it's rumored to perhaps be appearing in the show this month). That form is PheonixRobo, made up of course by the Phoenix and Robot Full Bottles. This set is fairly standard - if you like the gimmick, it continues the trend of being a solid pick up, though this set does do one thing differently. The images on the Full Bottles are not only sculpted in but painted in their respective colors as well making them, aesthetically, the best-looking Full Bottles thus far. I definitely wish all of the Full Bottles had this detail. ...
Toy Review: UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER YUDO Figures Wave 1

Toy Review: UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER YUDO Figures Wave 1

Reviews, Toku, Toys
Do you like the Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger TV series? Do you like the SODO toy line? Well then this set... is still pretty terrible, I can't recommend it at all. Yudo is the Super Sentai franchise's attempt at matching the success of Kamen Rider's SODO line, but with a fourth of the figures, half the quality and care, yet selling for the exact same price. Wave 1 (the first and last wave, at least for Kyuranger) consists of Shishi Red, Shishi Red Orion, and Hooh Soldier. These figures are sculpted just fine and articulate well but my compliments end there. The plastic quality is absolute garbage and the figures have zero paint applications, in favor of a figure that needs to be 100% stickered up. The SODO line, for the same price, does half paint and half stickers, not to mention the be...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 4

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 4

Reviews, Toku, Toys
Kamen Rider Build's fourth entrance into the SODO toy line is probably its least exciting yet, though still not bad. Set 4 decides to drop the potential RabbitTank Sparkling figure (bumping it to set 5) in favor of Build's bike....... Yay? This leave us with only 2 new Build forms: KaizokuRessha and OctopusLight. In fairness, none of these figures are bad, in fact KaizokuRessha is the most complicated to sticker so far, but the lack of a third form or Rider does leave the wave feeling a bit light for your money. Overall, despite it being Build's weakest wave, it's still miles away from being bad, by any means. All the figures here are solid and the bike, while not personally for me, is very good and show-accurate and looks great when ridden on by Kamen Riders Build or Cross-Z. This line ...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Rabbit Tank Sparkling

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Rabbit Tank Sparkling

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Kamen Rider Build's first major upgrade form is Rabbit Tank Sparkling! The show's toy line celebrates this new form with one of its first deviations from the standard Full Bottle gimmick. This "soda can" functions similarly to the Cross Dragon, having its own lights and sounds that work in tandem with the Build Driver to make its own unique henshin and finisher. The jingle is awesome and the light effects are incredible. This item feels powerful compared to the Full Bottles, and the sounds enhance that feeling. It's also nice to have a unique finishing sound for a change. Overall, this is a must own for anyone who has the DX Build Driver. Its a great toy and a nice change from the standard gimmick, plus it has some interactive functionality with future toys being released (but more on...
Which KAMEN RIDER BUILD Toy Ranks #1 With Collectors?

Which KAMEN RIDER BUILD Toy Ranks #1 With Collectors?

Articles, Blog, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
Kamen Rider Build appears to be Rider Kicking butt on the sales charts, if Toys R Us' figures are any indication. The toy vendor juggernaut recently held a poll with shoppers asking them to vote on their favorite items available at their local store, and the results are in. Which Rider item crushed the competition, driving through to the top spot? Was it the HawkGatlinger, Sento's rapid-fire weapon of choice when he wants to deliver some righteous gunkata moves on fleets of robotic adversaries? Or maybe the Transteam Blade proved a cut above the rest, used by the nefarious Night Rogue and his on-again/off-again partner in crime Blood Stalk? Nah, let's go with something a bit more classic. LiveDoor had these results to share, revealing the three most beloved pieces in the Toys R Us cat...
POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID – Exhibit A in Why Everything POWER RANGERS is Good These Days but the Show

POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID – Exhibit A in Why Everything POWER RANGERS is Good These Days but the Show

Articles, Blog, Books, Comics, Culture, Movies & TV, News, Power Rangers, Reviews, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized, Video Games
The Power Rangers brand is having something of a silent renaissance of late. While the television series has gone on for years, almost invisible to most adults yet never off the airwaves with new episodes for more than a single year since the franchise's start in the early 90s, the Rangers have branched out considerably to other entertainment mediums, often with strong results. The Teenagers With Attitude, and the many young adults that launched from their footsteps in the years after Angel Grove was a mere glimmer in their visors' display panel, dominated the attention of many curious watchers this year, whether it be on our phones with games like Power Rangers Legacy Wars, or on the big screen with the franchise's first feature-length movie in decades. There's also Power Rangers Hyp...
LIVEMAN’s LiveRobo & Live Boxer Join the Super Mini-Pla Line

LIVEMAN’s LiveRobo & Live Boxer Join the Super Mini-Pla Line

Blog, Super Sentai, Toys
Today, Erasu tweeted out the finalized promotional images for the next Super Sentai Super Mini-Pla toy releases! These new Super Mini-Pla sets are based on LiveRobo and Live Boxer from Choujuu Sentai Liveman. The images show that both LiveRobo and Live Boxer will be able to combine into Super LiveRobo. Pre-orders for both items have now opened up at online retailers with the intended release for March 2018. However, Super Mini-Pla Live Boxer is P-Bandai exclusive, which means it harder to obtain and higher in price. Below are image galleries for both mechas:   Super Mini-Pla Liverobo Super Mini-Pla Live Boxer   For those who have not seen, Choujuu Sentai Liveman is the 12th installment in the Super Sentai series. The series consists of 49 episodes, and ran from Feb...