More Power Rangers Samurai Stuff: Parades, Floats, and the greatest Panel EVER.

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

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Power Rangers Samurai Spring Toy Line: Super Samurai Included!

Hey, a bunch of new Power Rangers Samurai toy pics showed up over the weekend for PRS’s Spring Line, and they include the Super Samurai figures, the new “Shark” Zord (Kyoryu Origami), and a bunch of other cool toys and figures! Looks like it’s going to be quite the shopping season. Let’s get to the good stuff!:

First, here’s the Super Samurai:

And here’s Pink and Yellow. Theye’re normal, but with modified weapons:

And here’s a new Master Xandred figure:

Also on the list are some re-releases of the auxilary zords, this time with new helmetless figures (attachable helmet included):

And now back to some new stuff. Mainly, the new Shark Zord:

Yep, that’s the relabel Kyoryu Origami, which includes what I’m guessing is a helmetless Jayden as the Shark Attack Ranger. Here’s a couple more pics:

Something about that new belt looks awfully familiar…                                                                  No time to dwell on that, though, we’ve got more figures to cover.

Like these new Super Samurai Morphin’ Figures:

Or how about these Mini Cycles:

Then there’s this new collection of Mega Ranger figures:

And there are some new Power Rangers plushes:

These plush action figures, called the Power Rangers Battlers, are 18in tall and are currently available:

And here’s the smaller, 10.5in versions:

And, since they have to keep up with current toy trends, here are some new Power Rangers Squinkies:

The entire collection of PRS Squinkes comes in three sets.

And those are the new toys that, for the most part, are out now (depends on where you look). Since this is technically the spring line, there’s a good chance that we might see more of it come out for the Holiday Shopping Season. I doubt they’ll reveal any more than they have here (in regards to stuff that will show up in the show in the future), but you never know what they’ll decide. We might even see a female Red Ranger figure show up. 😉

-M.C., the Quantum Twin and Official Santa’s Helper