Super Hero Time Screen Shots: Ok, so they’re mostly Go-Kaiger, there’s a little bit of OOO stuff, too.

Alright, this week’s Super Hero Time has already come and gone in Japan, and the screenshots are already starting to come in. Here’s a bunch of pics from the newest episode of Go-Kaiger:

And here is a new ending sequence with scenes from the upcoming summer movie:

And some previews of Ep.21:

Mini Pics! (Yes, they’re this small)

 Wait, AkaRed? What’s going on here?

And here is a little bit from Kamen Rider OOO:

Not sure if this is this week’s or next, but what’s going on with Maki’s arms??!!! And why is Shingo’s left arm airbrushed over? Hmm………………………………………….

Anyway, that’s it for now, More will be out soon I’m sure.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Go-Kaiger Gingaman Tribute pics and Episode Summaries: You see, this is why I never go hiking through the woods…

This time, we’ve got some pics from the Gingaman tribute episode, and a few episode summaries from upcoming episodes. Iteni ikuzo!

Is that a Gingaman comicbook?

Yeah, I’m not sure what that’s suppose to be, but someon felt it was important to highlight it.

And here are some episode summaries, looks like we’re going to have three tribute episodes, almost all in a row!:

Episode 20: The Lost Forest – July 10
Navi tells the Gokaigers to search for the closed forests, Gai believes that Navi is talking about the Gingamen and they head to the Ginga Forest. Although, the Gingamen fought a group of space pirates and because of that, they can’t get along with the Gokaiger’s who are also space pirates. Hyuuga appears in front of them and tells Gai to give him the Gokai Cellular. Hyuuga states that he’ll do a better job than Gai. Gai, who has always adored Hyuuga, is so shocked to hear such words. Basco arrives and is targeting the Gingamen’s greater power. He summons MagiMother, DekaMaster, BullBlack and Wolzard Fire.

Episode 21: the Heart of an Adventurer – July 17
Action Commander Ryuuwon appears. The former BoukenRed and Chief, Satoru Akashi shows up!! Out of nowhere, Satoru is seen standing on the Go-KaiGalleon. He’s trying to retrieve the precious “The Heart of Hades”, but for that he needs help from the Gokaigers. But Zangyack and the Jaryuu clan are also after the Heart of Hades. And the Heart of Hades seems to be cause of Ryuuwon’s revival.

Episode 22: The Promise from the Stars – July 24
The Action Commander Stargull appears. A non-tribute episode

Episode 23: Human Lives are the Future of Earth – July 31
The Fireroid Meran appears. A KyuKyu Sentai GoGoV tribute episode featuring Luka and Ahim, with Matsuri Tatsumi aka GoPink.

Alright, that’s all for now, if I see anything else, well you know the drill.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Go-Kaiger Gingaman Tribute Pic.

Here you go.

Go-Kaiger pics: Having a really hard time coming up with clever titles right now. I’m a little worried about that.

Ok then, I just can’t come up with anything clever to say, so I’m just going to post a bunch of pics. Enjoy!:

And now for some episode summaries:

Ep. 19: The Armor of 15 Warriors: Gai wants to help out on the ship, so he shows off his cooking skills, which makes Don jealous.

Ep.20: Navi tells the crew, “You’ll have to find the warriors in the closed forest”. When Gai hears this, he tells the crew to go to the forest where the Gingaman used to live. While in the forest, they start being chased by a man in black, and end up running into Basco.

Oh, boy! the Gingaman tribute episode is coming up. Do you think the man in black might be BullBlack? Can’t wait to see!

That’s it for now, hopefully I’ll be able to come up with clever titles soon. And as always, if anything else pops up, I’ll let you know.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: Found some more!

Okay, so some of that wasn’t exclusively Go-Kaiger stuff, but hey, it looked cool. Consider it a bonus!

UPDATE: (6/22/11) Found some more, and this time, I might include some context!

This is Gai’s official team jacket. Very reminiscent of a certain Goseiger’s jacket.

Here are some pics verifying the episode rumors. Basco’s back, and he’s got some new keys!

And here’s some stuff from the Go-Kaiger summer movie, possible validation for rumors that have popped up.

That’s it for now, any more, and I’ll just add it to a new post.

henshinGARB Catalogue 4: Or why people like to stop at trilogies.

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the season when there is absolutely no big toku news. So guess what I’m going to do? That’s right! I’m going to push my own stuff onto you! Because of such underwhelming demand, and an ever-expanding product list, I decided that it was time to publish a new catalogue. And this time, I’m including EVERYTHING that’s currently in the shop. I’ve got a lot of old stuff, a lot of new stuff, and a lot of stuff you might not even be interested in. So let’s get to it!

First up we have the henshinhead logo tee, available in multiple sizes and colors, available for men and women. Only $12.00.

New to the shop is this tee with the mini logo on the left side of the chest, so that you can have the logo of your favorite blog site on your heart. Available in multiple sizes and colors, for men and women, and for only $12.00.

Here we have the newly re-designed HENSHINHEAD RULES! tee, I’ve changed the font, and played around with the sizes, and you’ve got to admit, it looks nicer. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, in multiple colors, and available for only $10.00.

Still available are these re-designed Heroes for Japan Tees. Now, I know that the Super Hero Time Japan Relief Effort has been over for some time, and that I originally designed these shirts for that charity, but these are still cool designs, and the message is still the same. Available for only $12.00.

Also still available are these Still Standing Tees, showing the Kamen Rider statue in Miyagi after the tsunami devastated the area, still standing after a massive earthquake and a raging tsunami. The ultimate symbol of Japan’s strength and resilience. Available for only $16.00.

And of course, one of our favorites, the GOOOO-KAIJA! Tees. Both men’s and women’s sizes are available in multiple sizes and colors. Men’s shirt for only $12.00, and women’s slim fit AA shirt for $19.00.

And now for one of my favorites, the Don’t make me Push my Buttons! Tee. It’s a pun with a toku twist! Now available for women’s sizes. Available for $16.00.

We’ve now made it to our Toku Allegience line, and here we’re starting with Super Sentai. Based off of the Goranger costumes, it now includes Akaranger and Momoranger designs. Each available for only $12.00.

Also still available as part of the Toku Allegience line are these designs based off of Kamen Rider and Ultraman. Each also only $12.00.

Sorry ladies, I’m still working on female equivalent designs for Kamen Rider and Ultraman. But you can always get the Momoranger shirt.

Next up we have the popular Bouken Spirits Tees, featuring the Boukenger compass logo on the chest, which are equal in size and position as they appear on the Boukengers’ uniforms. Available in multiple sizes and colors, $12.00 for men’s, $19.00 for women’s.

And new to the shop is the Bioman Badge Tee. Because I’ve been watching a lot of the dubbed episodes of Bioman lately, I’ve become somewhat of a fan of the show, and wanted to express that in t-shirt form. Available in multiple sizes and colors, $12.00 for men’s, $19.00. for women’s.

And along with this line of retro series, I decided to through in these new Aura Power! Tees. With the Maskman logo in the proper place on the t-shirt as it was on the uniform,  even you can use the power of aura and kung fu skills to fight evil. Available in multiple sizes and colors, $12.00 for men’s, $19.00 for women’s.

And because I am apparently one of the few people who actually likes either version of this series, we have these Gingaman in a Lost Galaxy Tees. With the iconic Charlie Brown-esque jagged line marks across the midsection, these shirts properly pay tribute to this series. Available in multiple sizes, men’s muscle shirt $17.00,  women’s standard weight t-shirts only $12.00.

And now for a random series of buttons.

As you may or may not be able to tell, I really like buttons. We’ve got six different button designs, all available in small and large size buttons. The majority cost $5.00 for the small buttons, and $6.00 for the large buttons. The only exceptions are the Still Standing buttons, which are $4.00 for small, $5.00 for large.

So that is everything currently available in the shop, hope you guys like this stuff. If you’re interested in any of this stuff, or just want to check out the store, just click the henshinGARB link in the blogroll on the side, under the section labeled “Stuff I actually have anything to do with”, and it should take you straight there. And if it’s anymore of an enticement, there is a Spreadshirt special going on for the month of May, buy four short-sleeve shirts and get one free. Details in the coupon below. (Note: you do not need a physical copy of the coupon, just the coupon code listed below.)

UPDATE: Okay, I understand that the KRFan SUCKS! Tees were in bad taste, so I’ve gotten rid of them. But the sentiment is still there.

UPDATE: (5/21/11) Hey, added some new stuff, ckeck it out:

It’s all part of my new Abare Guts! line of products. We have men’s shirts available in red, blue, and black for $12.00, a yellow women’s shirt available for $19.00, and two sets of buttons for $5 and $6. So if that doesn’t entice you to buy something, I don’t know what will. And for anybody who just can’t find the link to the shop it’s right here: http://henshingarb.spreadshirt.com/

Could somebody buy something please?! I just can’t keep waiting on PaladinZeo to get paid. Come on, I will do whatever you want, make whatever you want, if you want me to modify the designs or make them available in different sizes or colors I’ll do it, just please say something. It’s all about the customer here at henshinGARB.

More stuff Saban hid in the closet: Zord designs for unfilmed Zyu3 project!

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