Catching up on the figures of 2014, Bandai USA gave us the Power Rangers! Yes I have them all…and yes I kind of skipped on them…but still…The day of this posting is 12/14/14, and it is the birthday of the original Yellow Ranger Thuy Trang. She died in back in 2001 in a car accident, but she would have been 41 today. So we dedicate this review to her memory…
Now I have this review titles Power Rangers instead of Zyuranger for a very important reason. In Japan, Zyuranger Yellow was a man! Yup! For the USA, Bandai actually made this with a female torso! This was beyond cool making a major change for our market.
As are all Figuarts, the Yellow ranger is detailed perfectly. The saber tooth tiger themed helmet is dead on to the show. The boots have the fake fabric folds I love and even the gloves are well done. The hands pop off and on pretty easy. Now they are limited to fists, posing hands, and two sets of holding object hands. She comes with the Dino Dagger and the big combined pistol/sling shot that I don’t think was EVER used in the US footage. I’d have rather gotten the pistol.
The other hands are for her Sais. She holds these nice and tight. You can see they have peg holes for the combined super weapon as well. Not shown in this review is an alternative axe for the Black Ranger in gun mode for the Mega Blaster as well.
With all Figuarts, the balance and posing is awesome.
“We need Dinozord power now!” (wait, weren’t two of them mammals? ok ok, I’ll shut up…)
I really need to showcase the other Rangers, while kind of generic even among the other Sentai figures, the complete team looks awesome. The love that was shown for the helmets and morpher belts go all the way. My only nit picking would be with the exposed joints for some of the poses, but these are great figures.
The real love though is getting the female body top in homage of Miss Trang. This was not only good taste but shows the US market does impact Bandai. You can still find her on Amazon and some collectors sites. Essential for collecting the Power Ranger team, and a great stand alone figure that showcases what Figuarts area all about.