Well, I didn’t think that we were going to get any news this week, but boy was I wrong. According to an RRR post (link below) that came out just today that in the upcoming Go-Kaiger 199 movie. Apparently, there is going to be one massive combination with all the Sentai machines with from every past series, including the machines from Goranger and JAKQ, forming the ultimate Sentai robo. This is the first time they’ve ever done anything like this, even with the trend in the last few years of these big clusterf*ck megazord formations. Here is a representation of them all together:
Now there really isn’t a lot known about it, and I doubt we’re going to learn anything more about it until the movie is about to come out, but in many ways this sounds cool, and yet at the same time it sounds like a horrible idea. Now whether it turns out to be an actual combination, or if something like an ultrazord or a carrier robot, we’ll have to wait and see to find out. But you’ve got to admit, it does sound interesting.
RRR post here: http://ridersrangersandrambles.com/2011/05/06/11237
Original Yomiuri article here: http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/entertainment/news/20110504-OHT1T00024.htm
-M.C., the Quantum Twin
Hey everybody, I was just poking around looking for actual news to put on the blog (this has been a very slow week for toku news, but for anyone in regular news, they can hardly keep up) when I stumbled across this pic from the Henshin Justice Unlimited forums:
These were zord designs for MMPR’s later seasons designed by the actual Toei sentai mecha designers. The stroy behind this is that it was either designed for the Zyu2 footage, but they settled on the Dairanger footage instead, or, and for some reason I find this more likely, it was designed for their third season, the never-filmed Zyu3, as a way to replace the Dairanger mecha/Thunderzords with zords that better reflected their powers and costumes. If you look at these designs, you can see the overwhelming similarities and drastic differences between these and the original Zyuranger mecha/Dinozords. The design is much more stream-lined, much smoother and cleaner looking, and yet they stil retain the same look and feel of the original, and it looks like they combine the same way too. And it seems to have features that other mecha would use later, like the built-in bow or the drill fist. It may be possible that they went back to these designs when they started work on Abaranger, because there are just too many similarities here for them not to have used these. And as proof that they made this for Saban and Power Rangers (other than the big bold letters on top that say “POWER RANGERS”) is that they incorporated the lightning bolt logo into the design, and they included an updated version of the Tigerzord. Not only does it form it’s own separate robo like the original Tigerzord, it can also combine with the Dinozords, and the Type A formation uses the face from Dragon Megazord. In fact, this version of the Tigerzord borrows a lot from the Dragon Zord. And, at least for the Type B version, the Tigerzord could act as a cannon weapon for the main Megazord.
You know the more I look over this, the more I can’t help but notice things that would go into later mecha designs. Other than Abaranger, I can see design elemants for Hurricanger, Gaoranger, Gingaman, I think that some of it might have even made it over into Kakuranger. These designs, these concepts are just way ahead of their time compared to other mecha designs from around that time. Don’t get me wrong, if they had made, it probably wouldn’t have looked a thing like this, but it still looks like a mecha you would have seen this decade.
Picture comes from the Super Sentai Robot Artbook.
-M.C., the Quantum twin