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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

I recently emailed Bandai UK to see if they would be releasing the Gold Legacy Morpher in any shape or form here in the UK. I knew it was a long shot but sadly they do not currently plan to release it. Maybe us UK fans can get a petition together?

Me: “I was wondering whether you planned to release the Gold Legacy Morpher that was available as a limited item at a convention in the USA? There is a high demand amongst the fandom and it would be a real shame if it were not released in the UK or Europe.”

Bandai UK: “Thank you for your enquiry below, at present we have no plans to release the Gold Legacy Morhper.”

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The first episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers debuted 20 years ago today! Also, check out the new section of the official website celebrating the 20th anniversary.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 toy line has proven very difficult for me to complete. Not only because they were never released in the UK but also because they quickly became rare items on eBay. However, I have decided to persevere and try to complete these figures as they are perfect for display with my Power Morpher collection. I play to create a battle diorama on the top of my morpher display case once I have all the figures I want, using some Tamashii Stage Act. 4 stands I have.

Anyway here’s the Blue Ranger figure I received today. Managed to get a good price on this one but it seems the last 3 rangers are going to be expensive, especially the female rangers.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Blue Ranger (boxed)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Blue Ranger (boxed)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Figures collection so far
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Figures collection so far

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Finally got my Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 – White Ranger today!

The MMPR 2010 toy line has been a nightmare from the start to be honest. First I find out that these toys will not be released here in the UK leaving me with ebay as my only option. But then the White Ranger figure, the one I most wanted to get, was released in very small quantities! I had heard that US fans were finding this figure hard to find and hoped it would not be too expensive once it hit ebay. Sadly the cheapest one I could find was $80 including shipping!

I wanted these figures to display over my Power Morpher collection. I’ve mentioned on here a few times that I’m more of a fan of the White Ranger period of MMPR and so I tend to display my morphers with the Tigerzord coin. So I had to have the White Ranger figure from this line to make my display look as awesome as I had planned.

I waited for a few months to see if the price would come down but sadly not so. I finally bit the bullet and had to pay the $80 price tag to get this figure in the end :(. Hopefully, now the rarest one is out of the way, it won’t cost me too much to get the other 4 rangers. Thankfully I’m not really that interested in the zord toys from this line as I own the originals, but there have been many disappointments for fans there too including the Dragonzord release being cancelled.

Anyway, I like this figure despite its crazy price tag and its pretty much the same as the Red and Green figures I already have. I tried to get a decent photo of the power coin it comes with but my camera cannot seem to make out the detail.

My only disappointment is that Bandai neglected to paint the back of this figure. As seen below the gold belt is only painted on the front and the back of his shield is missing some black paint.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 White Ranger (boxed)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 White Ranger (boxed)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 White Ranger
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 White Ranger

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 White Ranger (back)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 White Ranger (back)

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Most people have already seen my Power Morphers and display case but here’s a new photo of the pride and joy of my collection on its new shelf.

I wanted to make the display case look a bit like it was floating underneath my Zeo Shelf. The coins are now all starlight studio metal coins apart from the Triceratops and Pterodactyl coins as they do not fit in the morpher. I’m hoping to complete the MMPR 2010 line to display on the top but I fear I have left it too late to buy some of the figures, especially the White Ranger.

Power Morpher Display Case Shelf

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

I really enjoyed Kamen Rider Ryuki but have not yet seen any Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. I received my Souchaku Henshin Kamen Rider Ryuki figure today. Can’t wait to start collecting more Kamen Rider stuff once my money picks up this month as there’s a few Henshin Belts I’ve got my eye on!

Souchaku Henshin Ryuki (boxed)
Souchaku Henshin Kamen Rider Ryuki (boxed)

Souchaku Henshin Ryuki
Souchaku Henshin Kamen Rider Ryuki

I also received my second Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 figures. This time I went for Red and it is pretty much the same as the Green Ranger figure. Not sure when I will complete these as they are very expensive to import to the UK considering they are only 4″ figures. I’m pretty sure they will not be released in the UK so I guess importing is the only option.

Really want the White Ranger figure so that will probably be next. Stay tuned!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Red Ranger (boxed)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Red Ranger (boxed)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Red Ranger (with Green Ranger)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Red Ranger (with Green Ranger)

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Received the first of my Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 figures today:

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Green Ranger (boxed)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Green Ranger (boxed)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Green Ranger
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 Green Ranger

I must say I really like these figures! I knew they were smaller sized figures than the usual 5.5″ and I was shocked to see just how small they are in person. However, as someone with a large collection but a small room, I actually quite like the smaller size.

I bought them to display on top of my Morpher Display Case that I bought last month and the smaller size of these figures will help to not take the focus away from the main part of the display which is the Morphers.

The paint details on this figure are very well done. However, whilst looking at pictures of the other figures on various forums, I noticed that they missed some red paint on the Green Ranger’s morpher but the others seem to have it. They have included the gold cuffs and correct green triangle shapes on Green Ranger’s gloves and boots (many other Green Power Ranger figures have diamonds, which is not show accurate). The dragon shield looks a little big and it covers where the two outer white diamonds of his suit would normally show through. But overall, the attention to detail for this figure is very good.

Looking forward to getting the rest of the set. I’m going to get Lord Zedd, Goldar and some Putties too. I really hope they release the White Ranger Figure for this line too! Sadly, I don’t think these (like many special edition toys) will be released in the UK so they will not be cheap to import from the US.

Friday, July 16th, 2010

I started a project in May to customize my MMPR Ultrazord with stickers from Reprolabels.com and I have completed the Tyrannosaurus Zord so far.

Today, it’s Dragonzord’s turn!

As many Power Rangers fans are aware, Bandai America changed the Dragon Ceaser (Japanese Dragonzord) stickers for the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers toy line. This was always a disappointment to me and many other fans as the toy I wanted the most did not look as it did on the TV show (thought future western releases would see even more drastic changes from their Japanese counterparts). Many of the symbols on the Japanese sticker sheet were replaced with lightning bolts and the letter “M” including the Dragonzord coin emblems.

I really felt this ruined the toy when I discovered that my Dragonzord had lightning bolts on his feet instead of the letter “Z” I had seen on the show (though this was obviously an attempt to remove Zyuranger references for the western audience). I’ll never understand why Bandai go to the trouble of changing the superior Japanese toys. Surely its easier and cheaper to use the same mold / sticker sheet?

As for my own Dragonzord, it is now 16 years old, the stickers are damaged in places and have really started to peel over the years. Also, I didn’t do the neatest job of applying the stickers in the first place when I was 10 as I couldn’t wait to play with Dragonzord!

Here is the finished, cleaned Dragonzord with new show accurate stickers:

Before

Dragonzord before new stickers (front)
Dragonzord before new stickers (front)

After

Dragonzord after a good clean with new stickers from reprolabels.com (front)
Dragonzord after a good clean with new stickers from reprolabels.com (front)

Before

Dragonzord before new stickers (side)
Dragonzord before new stickers (side)

After

Dragonzord after a good clean with new stickers from reprolabels.com (side)

Before

DX Mega Dragonzord Fighting Mode
Mega Dragonzord Fighting Mode before new stickers

After

Mega Dragonzord Fighting Mode new Dragonzord stickers from reprolabels.com
Mega Dragonzord Fighting Mode new Dragonzord stickers from reprolabels.com

An finally, here’s a picture of the Ultrazord.

Ultrazord new Dragonzord stickers from reprolabels.com
Ultrazord new Dragonzord stickers from reprolabels.com

This is how the US / UK release of Dragonzord should have looked! They have even made extra stickers that were not included with the original toy for extra show accuracy! For example, my original never had bands around it’s tail or stickers for the horn on top of his head.

The stickers for this zord are mostly metallic and the photos do not do the shiny finish justice, they look fantastic!

Sadly, I’m told that the remaining sticker sets (Triceratops, Pterodactyl, Mastodon, Saber Tooth Tiger and Titanus) are missing some stickers. Reprolabels.com have assured us that they will release the missing stickers soon. I’m debating whether to wait till the missing stickers are released or do without them for the time being.

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

I received my custom Morpher Display Case today from www.acrylicdisplaycases.co.uk.

I am very impressed with their service and quality as it only took 12 days for them to make and ship me this perfect display case. The base is felt lined top and bottom, the clear parts are made from perspex that protects from dust, smoke and UV light!

New Custom Display Case
New Custom Display Case

New Custom Display Case (front)
New Custom Display Case (front)

New Custom Display Case (top)
New Custom Display Case (top)

New Custom Display Case (side)
New Custom Display Case (side)