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TOKU TROVE | The Tip of the Iceberg

TOKU TROVE | The Tip of the Iceberg

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TGIF Toku Trove readers! We are updating this feature series on a Friday once again, hoping to give you another collection to enjoy and help you end your week on a high note. Today, we are featuring Brent's collection, or more accurately, just a small portion of Brent's collection--which makes it all the more impressive once you see the pictures! The tip of this iceberg is an amazing sight in its own right! Remember, if you would like to see your collection featured on Toku Trove, send us pictures, along with a few words about your stuff at tokutrove@gmail.com. We are searching for more collections to feature soon! And now I will hand it over to Brent: I started collecting Power Rangers back in '94, then Super Sentai & Kamen Rider in the early 2000s, and Ultraman just a few ...
Two Tokusatsu Heroes ‘Transform’ Into Music Artists

Two Tokusatsu Heroes ‘Transform’ Into Music Artists

Articles, Blog, Culture, Kamen Rider, Music Videos, News, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized, Video Update
I so want to make a Kamen Rider Hibiki joke right now, but nothing comes to mind. Alas. Suda Masaki's star has risen considerably since his stint as the quirky second part of the half-and-half super-detective in 2009's Kamen Rider W. Leaping from one prestigious role in television and film to another, he's grown more popular than his talent agency deems appropriate for him to return to cameo in the Kamen Rider franchise that many of us know him best from. But as he continues to further branch out in the entertainment world, he gears up to release his new album, including some previously-released tracks as well as new pieces exclusively for this debut album. Here's Suda singing "Scenery I've Never Seen Before" for a commercial celebrating Japanese national soccer. https://youtu....
Everybody Hates The New REBOOT Reboot Trailer

Everybody Hates The New REBOOT Reboot Trailer

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Are we all feeling nostalgic today? Well, too bad, because there's nothing here for you. Recently, a trailer dropped for the new ReBoot: The Guardian Code, the modern follow-up to the 1990s original ReBoot, in which a group of computer-generated characters live in a video game world where they must battle it out in varied scenarios for the amusement of the players out in the real world. At the time, the 3D animated title could be seen as a forward-thinking series exploring the possibilities of technology and using new visual techniques to bring to life its experimental adventure story. Which is why it puzzles many to find that what we have in this new ReBoot is a derivative, backward-glancing live-action series with CG integration that looks like something we've already seen and forgo...
TOKU TROVE | A Continually Expanding Collection

TOKU TROVE | A Continually Expanding Collection

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Happy Friday, Toku Trove readers! We are a few days late with this week's collection (usually posted on Wednesdays!) but we hope that we can help you end your week right with a great collection to admire. Today, we are showcasing Jacob McDannell's rapidly growing Power Rangers collection. Jacob has provided us with some great shots of his collection, and a wonderful story as well. 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 Jacob about his awesome collection: The story behind my collection/obsession: I was a 90's kid through and through. After Power Rangers first aired, it was eat, sleep, and breathe Power Rangers. Back then, as a kid, it w...
LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER Episode 2: You’ll Never Take Them Alive

LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER Episode 2: You’ll Never Take Them Alive

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Promises, promises. It's all determined salutes and solemn vows on this episode of Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger. And as we settle into this "cops and robbers" series, it hits me just how much the franchise has begun to change its tune. I think we were onto something when we speculated that, in its own way, the Super Sentai brand has been slowly creeping back to the forward-thinking Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters flavor in the last few years. I recently described the 2012 series as being ahead of its time, with its slick style, its character-centric stories, and a seeming intent to move the show into a new era. They just moved at such a fast clip that some diehards felt left in the dust with the whiplash it gave the fan community. And so, after a couple series that...
ZYUDEN SENTAI KYORYUGER Returns For One Last Brave Finish

ZYUDEN SENTAI KYORYUGER Returns For One Last Brave Finish

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Four years after their story was completed, the cast of the dinosaur-themed series Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger comes back for another hurrah, in this completely random, unexpected appearance. Showing up in multiple online videos, including a complete "lost" episode of the series, they're back to show us once again how brave they can be. The videos are a collaborative promotional effort between RPG video game developers A-Lim and the tokusatsu maestros at Toei Company, as a means of advertising the upcoming Brave Frontier 2. The mobile game seemingly bears no resemblance to the live-action special effects stylings of Kyoryuger except on the basic level that they both feature heroic figures in outlandish costumes beating the stuffing out of monsters. Also, the word "brave" is said about ...
DRAGON BALL SUPER Gets a New Bulma

DRAGON BALL SUPER Gets a New Bulma

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After the tragic and unexpected passing of Tsuru Hiromi as the original Bulma, a new actress has been hired to succeed her as the blue-haired engineer in the action anime series Dragon Ball Super. Singer and actress Hisakawa Aya has a list of credits as long as a kamehameha wave, adding her voice talents to a plethora of well-known geek properties over the years, including the previous chapter in the DB saga, Dragon Ball Z. Among her other works, she served as the voice of nerd queen Sailor Mercury in the original Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, the sword-wielding Xianghua in the Soul Calibur video games, and the sweet-toothed lion guardian Cerberus in Cardcaptor Sakura. Hisakawa has touched many other beloved properties in her long tenure, including Transformers, Oh My Goddess!, Dete...
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...
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...
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...