On the second night of Chanukah Starscreamer reviewed for me…Bandai’s Super Robot Chogokin Megazord! This is it, this is why I got into the hobby…for stuff like this. Back in the 90’s when I first saw Power Rangers I was in disbelief that this was shown in the US. This was the gateway for a lot that followed…and fueled my love of Giant Robots. Read on..because (I have wanted to say this for a long time) *Ahem* WE NEED MEGAZORD POWER NOW!
Now I have the Bandai US release, so this says Megazord, not Daizyujin, so don’t flame me. The Megazord is what I bought, so this is what I am reviewing lol.
The packaging on the SRCs are just gorgeous. Bandai does not let anything go to waste. Bandai America has stickers applied to keep Saban happy, and they do not look out of place.
Now let’s talk about the Megazord. Oh this is a thing of beauty. Nice and HEAVY, a lot of metal in this guy. The detailing is just so so nice…You can make out each component from the Mastodon’s arms, the Pterodactyl’s chest, the Triceratops, SaberTooth Tiger, and of course the Tyrannosaurus (you so read that in the Power Ranger’s voices, admit it).
Jokes aside, you have the T-rex’s tail folded up as well as you can make out it’s feet.
The legs are immaculate in detail as well. Just watch out for the tiger’s teeth. Them mother’s are SHARP! You can see all the wheels and the treads, I almost wish this guy could separate to the individual Zords.
Bandai gave the Megazord some amazing joints for articulation. The arms alone have a subtle double joint, so the arm curls in nicely. Also the shoulders extend so he can wrap his arms around as well.
Also is this concealed mid-section joint, which is great for him to bend forward and glower down on smaller foes.
Then there are the legs…those wonderfully engineered legs…the Triceratops’ head slides forward and upward to “bend up” and the Tiger’s paws bend back for better foot holds. Knees are double jointed as well. Now one thing that has to be said, the joints are TIGHT! I mean I was worried when moving the arms, so you may want to use some shock oil (there are a few tutorials online about this) to lube ‘em up.
The Megazord comes with some neat accessories, first this neat effect piece that mounts to the crown. Now I never remember this happening in the American show, but I’m sure it happened in Japan. Still looks pretty damn cool I have to say.
Next we have have the Mastodon shield. Oh and he does have a holding hands of course to hold it, or I this case, shine it up real nice…
This was to defend him from oh…magical lighting…
oh he does have a set of open hands…but to my knowledge it was either punching fists or a holding hand for the shield and..
THE POWER SWORD! It would fall from the heavens and land…somewhere, and used to dispatch foes. This is glorious silver, with gold inlay and an nice gripped handle. ZERO complaints here.
A fully armed Megazord is a wonderful thing…but isn’t this the Power Sword? Where is the Power?
Ahh, much better, we have another effect part! This is a sheath that gives an awesome glowing and lightning effect.
This looks awesome and if you have a monster to dispatch, we are ready to rock!
Finally there are the cannons. This is a new feature that I totally endorse. I mean those cannons did nothing in the show I have to say, so this gives even MORE power to this awesome robot.
This is a must have, hands down. If you are into giant robots, into nostalgia pieces, this is a figure to get! Now I just need that Figuarts Green Ranger to have re-enact my favorite moment in the show…