Saturday, August 20, 2016

Power Rangers DinoSupercharge - Besties 4 Eva



Summary:
Erin, best friend of Shelby's is making the male Rangers laugh at the Dino Cafe. Erin claims writing a Triceratops song. Shelby admits she wrote the song to Chase. Shelby says she takes credit for everything. Outside, Chase paid for ice cream and Erin takes credit for the Ice Cream. A Spikeball arrives, the Rangers run off and morph. Erin watches from a  tree. Pink Ranger takes on the Spikeball. The Rangers destroy the Spikeball and walk off. Erin sees the Spikeball's weapon. A reporter arrives and goes to Erin, asks what happened. They ask if she is a Ranger, Erin takes credit and says she is the Pink Ranger.

At Dino Cafe, Shelby looks for Erin. They watch Erin on a laptop, Breaking News. Shelby can't believe it. Koda asks her why she stops being Pink Ranger. Shelby is mad. Erin arrives and everyone crowds her for autographs. Shelby berates her. Erin avoids her. Shelby is in mid-speech until she gets a phone call for Erin. Erin says her battery ran out and needed Shelby's phone. Back at the ship, Heckyl eats a bad cookie for Half-Bake monster. They want cinnamon, which the Spikeball was after. half Bake wants to fight the Rangers but Heckyl and Wrench laugh. Half Bake tries running away but is stopped by Wrench and they fight. 

Half-Bake runs off and scares people in the city. Back at the base, they want to make Dino X Charger, with the power of all the Dino Chargers. They hear an alarm. Erin keeps taking pictures and she is told of a monster attack. She is hesitant but walks and the crowd follow her. She tells them to stay there. Wrench arrives and fights Half-Bake. The Rangers arrive. Half-Bake runs away. Wrench fights the others as Red goes after Half-Bake. Wrench short-circuits. Erin arrives at where Red is fighting the monster. Red is down. Shelby calls Tyler and he runs off. Wrench knocks down the Rangers, calls Viviks and runs off. Black calls his armor and fights Wrench. 

The Rangers fight Viviks. Red blasts the Rangers. Wrench escapes, Black reunites. Erin goes to the damaged car and the camera crew comes to interview her. The Rangers watch this in the base. Keeper and Shelby talk. Shelby says she doesn't want to stop being friends. Keeper asks if she has spoken of her concerns. Shelby responds no. He then asks how can she expect her to change? Then they see the monster capture Erin. Riley activates the track her down. Shelby tells them she has her phone. Kendall gives them the new charger. Half-Bake is about to bake Erin into a pastry and she admits she is not a Ranger. The Seven Rangers (With Purple!) arrive at the sewer due to the GPS. They morph and go down a tunnel. Half-bake wants their energems.


Red becomes Carnival... I mean T-Rex Super Charge. The Rangers pose. Half Bake throughs dough at them. He throws bombs. The Rangers fight him. They use the Dino X Charger and do Victory Maximum Final Strike. They save Erin. Erin apologizes to Pink. Heckyl is mad but makes the monster big. They tell Erin to hide and call the Megazords. Pink calls the Saber and they all go to Super Dino Drive Mode. They destroy the monster. Erin apologizes and tells the media the truth, the Rangers watch this on the news. Tyler says it takes guts. Erin comes to Shelby in person and asks if they can talk. Erin apologizes not only for being a Ranger, saying she is too nice to say anything but apologizes for taking credit for things she did. Shelby says it is okay. Erin tells the Rangers that the Triceratops song belongs to Shelby and they sing it together. 

Review:
I was going to dismiss this episode as just filler but it just gels, from Heckyl wanting cinnamon, Wrench malfunctioning, Erin's performance, funny instances and Shelby's acting. What doesn't quite work is Shelby being friends with Erin. She keeps saying Bestie' but we don't actually see them being friends for long. It is most like a sister or cousin. If it was just a boring filler, would have been better if this was aired with the first group of episodes. But it wasn't a boring filler. It was quite entertaining.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Poisandra and Zeo Legacy Figures coming soon, revealed at PMC5

Credit:

Lots of things revealed at the Bandai Panel at PMC 2016 on Saturday 8/13/16 like Zeo figures in the Legacy line in the Fall. First Gold, yellow an Green and then later Blue, Red and Pink. 

Also Posiandra is coming soon too but it is unclear when. It is also unclear if she will be in the Dino Supercharge line or Ninja Steel like Rita was packaged with Samurai and not MMPR 2010. 

Power Rangers Dinosupercharge Production Stills

Besties 4Eva: 



This post will be updated once I get more pics from Saban Brands

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Power Rangers Ninja Steel cast revealed at PMC5

The two middle pics from Eric Berry





Will Shewfelt as Brody, Red Ranger
Chrystaine Lopes as Sarah, Pink Ranger
Chantz Simpson as Calvin, Yellow Ranger
Zoe Robins as Hayley, White Ranger
Peter Sudarso (Yoshi's Brother!) as Preston, Blue Ranger

I saw it live on Facebook via the Power Rangers and wow, the feels when Yoshi found out his brother was the new Blue Ranger. I have to give kudos to the casting directors for choosing two African-American Rangers in the same cast as it was an unspoken taboo before. I mean, we have so many white faces in the casts, why not more than one black? I'm an elementary school teacher and plenty of times black kids have said to me they don't like being the only kid. Now you might say, that is awfully young to feel like that but that's just how it is. It is the reality. I've always told them the color of skin shouldn't matter. It's nice to see more variety.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Ninja Steel toys, Power Sword, and other products revealed at PMC5

I went to the past two Power Morphicons but not to this one because of work, money and scheduling. Here are pictures from @PowerRangersNow and @DenO_tokunation

 Ninja Steel:









Upcoming Dino Supercharge toys!

Legacy Power Sword
Picture thanks to hassanahmed120

Legacy Dino Megazord for $40 at PMC.

Tamashii Nations reveals Soul of Chogokin Megazord. 





Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Volume One Boom Comics Collection

UPDATED 8/16/16
(Some Spoilers)
  Saban Brands have been sending Power Force the Boom Comics comic issues and now sent us an advance copy of volume one. Boom Comics let us review it and there is no embargo like the comic issuess. This Boom Comics collection includes an introduction by Chip Lynn, Issue #0 - Issue #4, the Ongoing Adventures of Bulk and Skull and a Covers Gallery that includes all the covers of Issues #0 to Issues #4 by Goni Montes, David Ryan Robinson, Rebekah Isaacs with Stephen Downer, Kevin Wada, Paul Pope, Dustin Ngyugen, Vanesa R. Del Rey, Joe Quinones, David Rubin, Sanford Greene and Frazer Irving. This does not include the SDCC covers with Armored Black Ranger.

Chip Lynn about his involvement with Power Rangers and his thoughts on the comics, Here is an excerpt above. He mentions Ninja Steel. 

Summary:
(Mild Spoilers)
In the first five issues, Tommy has just been taken out of the spell from Rita but still has her spirit following him around. He doesn't tell the others and she feeds on his insecurities. He looses control o the Dragonzord and the city freaks out. Scorpina is given a fake Dragon Dagger that lets her hijack the Dragonzord. The series is set in modern times with cell phones, blogs, vlogs, podcasts but the characters remain the same: friendly jock Jason, instigator and realist Zack, intelligent but insecure Billy, caring and insightful Trini and 'it' girl Kimberly. Also, the teachers are actually competent and Bulk and Skull are little sweet--still annoying but sweeter. 

Review:
While focusing a lot on Tommy which some fans do not like, it covers an interesting transition between Green With Evil and Tommy joining the team where the original series did not go into depth. The characters are used smartly, especially Trini and Zack. Zack was a bit of a Devil's Advocate in "Green Candle" and this is later explored in issue #5. While some fans didn't like the modern-ness of it all with social media but this is about teenagers and teenagers are always keeping with the times so this has to be in modern times. I really wish the movie producers take note of this. It is going down an interesting direction. Rita is on top of it and she does not utter much about headaches or about the incompetence of her minions. I feel Scorpina and Goldar are used wisely. Also, we actually see Billy and Trini fixing the zords. My only critique is that Kimberly hasn't been explored a lot, maybe because she is in the spin-off Pink comics. Also that in the Bulk and Skull snippets, I like that Aisha is in there but for some reason, there are regular Putties, not Z-Putties, but it is a disguise but oh well. 

Where you pre-order your own copy: 
Fans can find their nearest comic book store by using http://findacomicshop.com or http://comicshoplocator.com. - Wherever books are sold, including Amazon ( http://bit.ly/boommmprv1-1) and Barnes and Noble ( http://bit.ly/boommmprv1-2)

It will be released September 20th, 2016!!!