Hey, don’t be fooled by shiny specials, this week has practically been dedicated to all things Power Rangers. As proof, we have video of the Power Rangers Samurai in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, along with a few photos, a new design for a Tournament of Roses Parade float, and video from the Tsuyoshi Nonaka Panel at the Pacific Media Expo (PMX) talking about the desings for the Mega Mode figures. Let’s get this Samurai celebration started!
First, for those of you who didn’t catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, here’s the Power Rangers Samurai’s official appearance in the parade:
And here’s a small gallery for you:
Who doesn’t like a little Ranger live-action show? And the little affair is fine, but it could have been really jazzed up with a float like this:
Yes, this float will be created and submitted to the 123rd Annual Tournament Of Roses Parade by Namco Bandai, and will feature all six Rangers standing amongst their zords and the Samurai Megazord, the float itself being made with precisely arranged flowers and organic materials. Just a little over-the-top promotion for the Wii game.
And finally, we have a video from the PMX featuring the Tsuyoshi Nonaka Panel, and during this panel they reveal some secrets behind the design of the Mega Mode figures, including:
- That the “Battilized” Ranger figure would appear in the show
- That the ninja/wrestler-style masks were originally included in the design because they had no idea who would be on the final cast, and Saban just decided to incorporate the masks into the toys
- That the Mega Mode was partly inspired by the suit designs from the MMPR Movie
- And that they usually use these kinds of designs mainly with Kamen Rider
Check out the panel video here (for the stuff about the PRS Mega Mode, skip ahead to about 8:47):
And that should be everything Power Rangers-related for now. If anything else pops up, I’ll let you know!
-M.C., the Quantum Twin