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Hasbro’s POWER RANGERS: A Fan’s Perspective

Hasbro’s POWER RANGERS: A Fan’s Perspective

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The New York Toy Fair is currently in full swing. This is the time when companies create booths and give presentations to the press to show up what direction they are heading and what toys are coming out for the year. For toy geeks, it's like Christmas seeing all the new reveals. But one announcement that rocked the toy world was made a couple days prior. In probably the greatest shock to the fandom, it was revealed that Bandai of America and Saban Brands would be parting ways in 2019! After 25 years, Bandai of America will no longer make Power Rangers toys or import items from Toei Co's Super Sentai. Though it should be noted that Bandai of Japan will still continue to support Super Sentai with toys and merchandise. To put this announcement in perspective this would be like Hasbro di...
Toy Review: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER’s  DX VS Changer, All DX Dial Fighters & Trigger Machines

Toy Review: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER’s DX VS Changer, All DX Dial Fighters & Trigger Machines

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The Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger toy line has started off on a fairly high note. The concept of one Morpher being utilized slightly differently by both teams is an interesting one and the VS Changer pulls this off well, almost feeling like 2 separate Morphers. The toy can be purchased in 2 separate ways as well. One being the Lupinranger version and the other being the Patranger version. The VS Changer itself doesn't vary from set to set but rather the included mecha, being either the Red Dial Fighter or Trigger Machine Ichigo. In the end, regardless of which version you purchase, all of the DX Trigger Machines and Dial Fighters are available for individual purchase separately. The gun, for the most part, is white with black and orange highlight, and clear re...
POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS Coming 2019 from Hasbro & Saban Brands

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS Coming 2019 from Hasbro & Saban Brands

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Plot twist. After Saban Brands, the handlers of the long-running Power Rangers franchise parted ways with original merchandise collaborators Bandai America, a new announcement was swiftly made, formally showing Hasbro Inc. their seat at the dynasty table. Promptly afterward came Hasbro's introduction to the latest incarnation of the Power Rangers legacy in the form of 2019's new season: Power Rangers Beast Morphers. It's a week of revelations for this undying brand. And this may be just the beginning. Electing Hasbro as the new shepherds for the franchise seemed like a no-brainer after we reviewed some dispiriting facts on the subject of Bandai America's business practices recently versus the comparatively outstanding performance of Hasbro in recent years. They've proven themselves as...
What’s It All About? POWER RANGERS’ Saban Brands Ejects Toymaker Bandai From The Company Megazord

What’s It All About? POWER RANGERS’ Saban Brands Ejects Toymaker Bandai From The Company Megazord

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Well, this is an interesting turn of events. After a partnership that endured across two and a half decades, entertainment company Saban Brands has taken a page out of the playbook of their most famous characters and decided to sacrifice the zords. Bandai America, who has worked with Saban for 25 years to produce toys based upon the long-lasting Power Rangers brand, has jointly announced its separation from the media company. Fans are already reeling from the thought that the one other consistent name that carried alongside Saban's where its multicolored superheroes were concerned may soon fade into memory. But as the news comes as a surprise, it's also not one that causes much confusion either. Bandai and Saban's statement follows: "After a successful 25-year partnership building ...
LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER Episode 1: This is Also All Lupinranger’s Fault

LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER Episode 1: This is Also All Lupinranger’s Fault

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With the clink of champagne glasses, we begin our newest entry into the long-running Super Sentai franchise. And as the 42nd incarnation of this ongoing saga, Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger has a lot to live up to. After achieving some success by mixing up their well-worn formula with the previous series, chief among my hopes for their latest endeavor was that they'd continue to reevaluate and reinvent their style, which sometimes felt a bit old hat. It's fitting then that we kick off the new story in a casino, as Lupinranger VS Patranger is in a gambling mood this premiere week. Let's zipline into the first action-packed episode and see if it paid off. We open with an exquisitely over-the-top shyster taking money from a desperate man who seems not to notice th...
Game On: EARTH DEFENSE FORCE Series Part 3

Game On: EARTH DEFENSE FORCE Series Part 3

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Earth Defense Force 2 part 1! Fighting Frogs Ultra is giving us another episode of that weekly alien killing action! Once again our Frogs of Justice assume the role of a soldier in the midst of an alien invasion, this time in EDF2! Unlike the first EDF, this game actually managed to make it to the western market as a portable release for the Playstation Vita. FFU on the other hand is playing the original Japanese release on the Playstation 2. Don’t miss an episode of this weekly series, because the FFU are covering EDF across the generations! Let’s Get Started. https://youtu.be/SJc9vwCLItc   You might also like: SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Which Toku Title Stole The Show This Week? Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Hazard Trigger, Smartphone Wolf & Unicorn Eras...
MEATBALL MACHINE: KODOKU Review

MEATBALL MACHINE: KODOKU Review

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I am a fan of all flavors of horror films, from the gory genius of the Saw films to the campy classics like the Evil Dead films to the nostalgia of the Nightmare on Elm Street films. Now I can add the wonderful weirdness that I found in the live-action Japanese film Meatball Machine: Kodoku to the list of flavors that I like. Meatball Machine: Kodoku is labeled as an action, comedy, horror film and it delivers all of those. The movie opens with our soon-to-be-hero Yuji Tanaka, a debt collector who is not very good at collecting and who has a crush on bookstore clerk Kaoru. Before the title card even shows itself, we see Yuji failing at his job, being taken advantage of, and diagnosed with cancer. What would you do if you found out you had only weeks to live? Yuji tries to start living...
TOKU TROVE | A Collection to Fall in Love With

TOKU TROVE | A Collection to Fall in Love With

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Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to another installment of Toku Trove, Henshin Justice Unlimited's continuing feature series. Today, we are showcasing Will R.'s breath-taking Power Rangers collection.  Will has done an excellent job of showcasing each part of his amazing collection, supplying us with many wonderful pictures, and we are sure that it will be love at first sight for many of you! Remember, if you would like to see your collection featured on Toku Trove, send us pictures, along with a few words, of your stuff at tokutrove@gmail.com. We begin with some words from Will about his awesome collection: I've been a huge Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan since the show first aired. My family was not financially well off, so my dad was only able to buy me a few MMPR toys a...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 14

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 14

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Power Rangers HyperForce is sticking to the shadows in this installment of the live roleplaying game series based on the Saban Brands Power Rangers television franchise. This new band of time traveling heroes has been flying up and down the Ranger timeline, their adventures finally leading them to the famous NewTech City, where they soon bump into a familiar, blue face from 2005's Power Rangers SPD. Zac Eubank of HyperRPG, always a delightful presence whenever guesting on the show, now comes to us to play the most irritable version yet of our favorite canine-man, Commander Doggie Cruger aka Shadow Ranger. It's another doggone great time here with HyperForce! https://youtu.be/ORLavLRjFQM Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.   You mig...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 22 May Elevate the Series to Masterpiece Status

KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 22 May Elevate the Series to Masterpiece Status

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Wow. I'm fresh out of new adjectives to describe this spectacular series with. Kamen Rider Build is playing for keeps, holding us all firmly in the palm of its hand and refusing to let go. There's never been a Kamen Rider series so ruthlessly determined to tell a story with depth and character at the forefront while still maintaining such an exciting overall feel that keeps you coming back week after week. How much more in awe can one reviewer be? Let's find out as we dive into the supreme episode 22. Previously, Kiryuu Sento said hello to the bottom of his emotional barrel, having caused the death of an enemy combatant with the berserker powers of the Hazard Trigger, a devastating turn of events for one as righteous as he, taking on the guilt of every perceived misstep and folly. Ove...