New Samurai Toy Spottings: Blurring the lines between the Holiday Season and Season 2.

Since the new toy line announcement last week, people have started to see the new spring line pop up in stores just in time for the holidays (like that was an accident). Here’s some of the new toys that are on the shelves now (depending on where you live/shop), found by various users on Rangerboard.

First, from Toys’R’Us, we have this new Lantern/Spiderzord with a Super Gold Ranger figure:

Yeah, not sure where they came up with the spider concept either, but we have a Lantern zord now.

And here’s a few pics from Rangerboard member TheReverend7, which he took at his local Wal-Mart in Abilene, TX:

And this is what he took home:

And here’s a video demonstrating how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wsbkt5QpZI

And these next pics were taken by SPDRed222 at a Toys’R’Us in Cincinnati, OH:

And finally, we have a few pics from deadsilence1, from both a Wal-Mart in Brownville, TX and a Target in McAllen, TX:

So, have you seen any of these new toys in your local stores?

Power Rangers Samurai Toys Coming to McDonald’s!: Now I really will have a “happy meal”. :P

Rangerboard member Silver Zeo (you might like to chat with him, PaladinZeo), who happens to be a McDonald’s employee, has just informed us that a Power Rangers Samurai Happy Meal promotion is planned for next month (September)! Here’s some of what Silver Zeo said:

“…Starting September 15th we get Power Rangers Samurai toys! . . . I was told there will be 8 toys, I think 6 are rangers and then the megazord and a weapon of some sort if I recall correctly.”

Well, on the off chance you haven’t been able to find any PRS toys in your hometown (I just found some a couple of weeks ago at my local Target), I can’t think of a better opportunity. Any ideas on what that eighth toy could be?

-M.C., the suddenly-very-hungry Quantum Twin

UPDATE: (8/28/11) Just got this screen shot from Henshin Grid, thanks for mentioning my blog on yours!

Here’s the toys coming next month! So grab your younger sibling (or just own up to your geekiness) and get yourselves a Happy Meal this September!

http://www.happymeal.com/en_US/#/Toys (Link to that page on HappyMeal.com, just click the “Next Happy Meal” tab. They will also have iCarly toys available for girls, but who really cares?)

Go-kaiger: So, we have a crew.

So the cast of the new super sentai was recently confirmed. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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According to the forum sites (image stolen from rangerboard by thieving bloody pirates!), the cast is as follows:

  • Go-KaiRed will be played by Ozawa Ryota
  • Go-KaiBlue will be played by Yamada Yuuki
  • Go-KaiGreen will be played by Shimizu Kazuki
  • Go-KaiYellow will be played by  Ichimichi Mao
  • Go-KaiPink will be played by Koike Yui

This does seem to be the final confirmed cast, but this is still in the realm of internet rumors. There really is no way of telling until they start to promote the new series. But most everyone agrees that this will be the final official cast. Personally, I can’t wait until the annual press conference to see if this is real.

Now there are still other rumors about the series, but most of them are unconfirmed. The two biggest I think would be the two hundred senshi rumor, and the Go-KaiBlack rumor. Supposedly, there will be a total of two hundred sentai senshi to appear over the course of the series, but most people don’t know who exactly will be featured. Beyond getting past and present cast members to return to do the series, the main issue with this is that, despite the fact that the show will have been around for 35+ years (the 35 years isn’t actually the real number, since the series premiered well before then), there aren’t 200 past senshi, at least if your counting main cast members, so no one knows who the  rest will be. And as for the Go-KaiBlack rumors, well there have been possible cast “confirmations” before, but given the sentai‘s current make-up, there probably won’t be a Go-KaiBlack. But there probably will be more than one special senshi given the various team make-ups, and the fact that this series is supposed to be a sentai-equivalent of Kamen Rider Decade.

Well, these are just possibilities at the moment. When anything new pops up, or any other rumors are confirmed, I’ll let you know. In the mean time… hey wait,… where did my… what, HEY… come back here… BLOODY PIRATES!!!

-M.C., the Quantum twin

UPDATE: This is infact the new cast, and the first preview premiered this sunday following the newest episode of Goseiger. (12/26/10)

UPDATE: The names of the characters have been confirmed. They are as follows:

  • Captain Marvelous/Go-KaiRed
  • Joe Gibuken/Go-KaiBlue
  • Don Dokkoiya/Go-KaiGreen
  • Luka Milfy/Go-KaiYellow
  • Aimu Do Famille/Go-KaiPink

UPDATE: There’s a second promo thats been released. It Includes a panning shot of almost every sentai squadron, an individual look at the actors, and a sneak peak of Go-KaiGalleon in action. You can check it out on YouTube, provided you watch it sometime soon.

UPDATE: (1/23/11) There have been some images taken from the Goseiger Vs. Shinkenger movie, specifically from the scene where Go-Kaiger shows up, that shows them in action. Apparently, not only can they each change into previous senshi from past Sentai, but they can each change into ANY of the past warriors, they aren’t restricted to senshi of the same color. And when they change into a past senshi, the personal logo from that sentai appears in front of them. In fact, in that scene, they each change into red senshi from the past five seasons. Gotta tell ya, that just blows the lid off of a lot of the rumors floating around at the moment. For Go-Kaiger pics, check the most recent Go-Kaiger post.