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SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Rising From The Ashes

SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Rising From The Ashes

Articles, Blog, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, toku, tokusatsu
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where protagonists always find the strength to rise from defeat and fight on to victory! Kamen Rider Build recounts Ryuga's hitherto secluded backstory, while Ryuga demonstrates his conversion from sidekick to hero in his own right by coming back from a quick defeat and finds the inner strength to save his friends from certain death. Meanwhile, over in Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger the Lupinrangers are reeling from last week's disaster but their inability to give up leads them back to each other and - thanks to a monster-of-the-week with a useful hidden ability - back on the hunt again. As always we'd love to hear your thoughts on Super Hero Time, so please come and join us over in our forum or on our Facebook page!   Kamen...
SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Relatives Remembered

SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Relatives Remembered

Articles, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokusatsu
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where it's dangerous to be related to Riders or Rangers. Kamen Rider Build continues its themes of identity, but also changes the mood by shifting the thrust of the story over to Ryuga (Cross-Z), who is about as close to a comedic relief character as the show gets. It seems that he too has a mysterious and unknown past, but unlike Sento he never recovered it until now. Meanwhile in Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger the tone is shifting in a more serious way, as Kaito (Lupin Red) finds that his target has a similar family situation to him, prompting him to try and help the very person he's also trying to rob. However, events outside of his control seem to make his chances of seeing his brother again about as remote as Ryuga's chance...
Toy Review: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER’s DX Cyclone Dial Fighter & DX Trigger Machine Biker

Toy Review: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER’s DX Cyclone Dial Fighter & DX Trigger Machine Biker

Reviews, Super Sentai, Toku, Toys, Uncategorized
Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger has proven to be an excellent Super Sentai series, but its toy-line... Well, it's hit and miss. Today, we have the DX Cyclone Dial Fighter and the DX Trigger Machine Biker to talk about. And, while the Biker is clearly better than the Cyclone, neither are too amazing. The Cyclone Dial Fighter is the first upgrade item for the Lupinrangers. As a helicopter, it's pretty cool, mostly green with a unique aesthetic to it. I really like it in this mode. The dial opens up the propeller blades and, well, this is where the toy falls apart. As an "arm", if you can even call it that at this point, it looks awful. Now, in fairness, it's show accurate but it just looks like a broken helicopter attached to a robot. Thankfully, the sounds and in...
SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | True Identity

SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | True Identity

Articles, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokusatsu
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where Japanese heroes strive to discover who they really are. Kamen Rider Build has always had some element of identity within it. Whether it's Sento's (Build) forgotten past, as referenced in the new intro sequence introduced this week, Kazumi (Grease) pretending to have similar amnesia in an attempt to forge a new identity, or the initial mysteries as to who Rogue and Blood Stark were. But this week the question of identity falls to Misora, who displays all three of her personas this episode as the latest chapter of the story begins to dig into the question as to who she is or what is possessing her. Meanwhile in Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger the Global Police are trying to determine if a trio of mild mannered cafe workers ar...
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!...
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...
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 ...
SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Spies & Sharks

SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Spies & Sharks

Articles, Blog, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, toku, tokusatsu
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where we maintain records of all activities related to Japanese superheroes. This week is filled with investigations, as Sento tries to determine the secrets of Misora's bangle, and the Global Police are trying to crack a string of missing person cases. Which do you prefer - the lighthearted hijinks of Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, or the tragedy and tension of Kamen Rider Build? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below or anywhere else in the unlimited world of HJU. Kamen Rider Build, Episode 25 “An Idol Awakens” Following on from last week's battle, Misora appears with her bracelet and eyes aglow. She raises her arm and summons a strong wind. At her command, a section of the Sky Wall par...
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

Reviews, Super Sentai, Toku, Toys, Uncategorized
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...