Adventures in Toy Shopping: Power Rangers Super Megaforce 5″ Red Ranger

11 01 2014

If you read my Yellow Ranger review then this pretty much the same kind deal, we’re just dealing with the Red Ranger.

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Power Rangers Super Megaforce 5″ Yellow Ranger

9 01 2014

Target stores across the country are revamping their action figure aisle with new 2014 brands. Among them are the NEW Power Rangers Super Megaforce toys. I was lucky enough to be at my local location this morning as these new 5 inch figures arrived. I’m a big yellow ranger fan so I decided to just get her. Packing is nothing stellar in its design. No bio or even names of the characters on the back of the card, I find that kinda disappointing. I find it funny its says ‘Action Hero’ on the front.

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The figure itself is pretty descent. She has a nice female physique. The hands and feet seem oversized though.

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The paint app work is very good. Good uses of gold and silver are cleanly applied.

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The weapons are nicely sculpted but basic black in color. Kinda expected that.

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Priced at $7.99 at Target, these a pretty nice if your a fan of Super Megaforce or Gokaiger.

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Power Rangers Super Megaforce is Here

22 11 2013

Walked into my local Toysrus (San Jose, CA: Monterey Hwy) and spotted the Power Rangers SUPER Megaforce island display. On display were the new deluxe legendary morpher, 3 different ranger action figures (red, blue, green), FX sword (with SMF blue ranger key) , and Super Megaforce Megazord (with exclusive SMF red ranger key).

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I decided to snag the new Deluxe Legendary Morpher that comes with a Super Megaforce Red Ranger key and a classic MMPR Red Ranger key. Priced at $29.99.

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Today’s Arrival: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime AM-26 Smokescreen

8 12 2012

Here’s Smokescreen. Takara Tomy released this figure ahead of Hasbro’s US version and the only reason I decided to get this version was because of the very cool Arms Micron figure. He sells for about $30 and is available at bigbadtoystore. He comes in a very cool box with nice CGI art of Smokescreen as well as product images on the side and back.

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The photos on the packaging show a pure white plastic Smokescreen. Unfortunately the actual toy in hand is in a very light grey. It re-uses the Knockout mold with a new rear and spoiler section.

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Naturally, you get transform instructions, an assemble guide for the Arms Micron, a mini-toy catalog, and decal stickers.

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Once you apply the decals, you start to see the coolness come out. It feels less like Knockout.

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In Robot Mode, you will notice he is pretty much a white Knockout with a new head mold. He is missing the big bulky shoulders, door wings, & weapons from the animated show. By rotating the shoulder pieces down towards the waist you can get a little bulk for a less Knockout feel.

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The Arms Micron is one of the most unique to date because you can do various things. In robot mode, it has a typical humanoid design. I decided to grey panel line the Arms Micron and the figure with a Gundam Marker to bring out the sculpting.

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In its bird-like mode, the Arms Micron can act like a little Laserbeak for Smokescreen or crossbow type weapon for the hand.

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You can modify the wings on the Arms Micron to give Smokescreen wings for his back. By flipping the wings in a U-Shape in the image below and clipping it to the back of the figure you can achieve a slight winged appearance.

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Even though this figure is nothing like his CGI animated design, this figure did turn out pretty descent. If you plan to pick this up, I highly encourage you grab yourself a grey Gundam Marker to panel line the toy. It makes a whole lot of difference. I really think this is the version US fans will get rather than a completely new and original CGI accurate mold. I imagine instead of decals there will be paint apps & a gun type weapon. If the weapon can’t attached to the back and act like wings then I’d recommend the Takara Tomy version.

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Today’s Arrival: Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Deluxe Arcee

8 11 2012

I was watching a few of Youtube video reviews about the Takara Tomy version for the Transformers Prime Deluxe Class Arcee and the all them recommend that version over the US Hasbro R.I.D. version. So i ordered it off eBay and just got it in hand today.

Arcee comes in a really cool looking box. Honestly, too much packaging just for bike if you ask me.

Once you pull out the interior box, you’ll notice Arcee bagged in a little cube hole in bike mode. Further inside are instructions sheets for Arcee & her Arms Micron, and an advertising sheet for other figures in the line. You’ll notice a plastic runner with all the Arms Micron parts you need to cut out and assemble according to its instruction sheet. Felt like I was building a Gundam kit. Lastly, decals for added color which I was really excited to apply.

The overall blue used for Arcee is much deeper and has a hint of sparkle to it. Bike mode is awesome. Robot mode is amazing as she sports a lean female physique.

She doesn’t come with pink decals for those lightning bolts on the side of her face and the forehead horn so I grabbed a pink Sharpie to fill in the missing color. 1 thing to point out is the Sharpie will go on transparent and will coat the silver underneath making it a metallic pink. It matches perfect with the pink decals the toy comes with. Caution: Gentle apply with the Sharpie and don’t overcoat or you run the risk of causing the silver underneath to bleed off the mold.

Her pink colored Arms Micron is tiny yet deadly when transformed into a blade weapon.

You do have to deal with the chore of putting on the decals which don’t stick as strongly as you want but all in all, a much better toy compared to the US Hasbro version.