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  • Aside from USA's "Night Flight" (the sort of pre-Adult Swim of it's day I suppose you could say), Dynaman somehow found it's way to Nickelodeon during it's weekend "Special Delivery" block once.

    Chris@StudioToledo   45 min 10 sec ago
  • "Hi!

    Glad you liked our discussion! Yeah, I am huge MST3K dork and excited for the upcoming Rifftrax Live for Anaconda. I totally think KTMA is underrated.

    Me too. These guys were just starting out, the rules hadn't been set in stone, let alone nailed down like those sets. It has that sort of slightly bewildered quality of very young people just figuring out this concept in criticizing a film in the only way they knew best.

    "Haha! You should probably romanize it as Jyuranger, not Jewranger!

    Mr. Haim Saban wouldn't like that one bit!

    Zyuranger is based on weird old outdated romanization that nobody really uses much anymore because it doesn't really convey what it actually sounds like.

    I can see why they changed it. Of course when I learned Japanese once in college, we had to pronounce that sound with a "Z" somewhat.

    P.S. Whoops! I accidentally hit publish on a future podcast I was in the middle of preparing. Everything should be correct on it when it's actually published. My bad!

    I was going to say something over why you've been doing these Side A/B splits in the reviews lately, but I suppose I don't need to know the answer.

    Chris@StudioToledo   46 min 47 sec ago
  • I watched this show when I was a kid and liked it. While I doubt I will ever get this, I am far more interested in it than, say, any Sailor Moon Figuarts.

    MadDemon64   4 hours 45 min ago
  • Ugh, so instead of being rewarded with a new accessory pack (that might've included the ax, scrander, alternative battle damage head and mechanical horse) for those who bought the first edition, we'r getting a reissue of the same figure with a single new accessory.

    I get that there are a lot of people who missed out on the first edition, but a robot like Mazinkaiser SKL deserves more accessories, especially since he had so many to use during his short 3-episode OVA run.

    Mazinkaizer   6 hours 35 min ago
  • So now that this is shown after Max Factory showed their prototype for their figma Sakura, maybe the reverse will happen and MF will announce a figma of Honoka froM Love Live since a S.H. Figuart (which looks like crap) was shown of that.

    VZMK2   8 hours 23 min ago
  • I loved this episode! I am a big fan of Power Rangers/Sentai and hearing about this gem from the pre-PR era was great. I actually watched a random episode of Jetman I found on Youtube. It was pretty good, the team fought shadow versions of themselves. The next episode preview showed a caveman episode or some such, which would probably have been a lot of fun to watch too.

    I bought a bootleg DVD of the USA Network Dynaman a few years ago. It struck me as being more weird than funny, but I have to admit hearing Huey Lewis & The News and Robert Palmer over fight scenes was delightful. May have to watch them again to pay more attention to the jokes which would never be told today.

    If you are looking to watch some newer Power Rangers stuff, I'd recommend Time Force. Most fans rank it near the top, and it has some really interesting characters and storylines. Another bonus is this series was the last to mainly use models and suits instead of CG, so it looks great.

    I was surprised you all left Beetleborgs out of your discussion of VR Troopers, etc. It came around a bit later than the initial PR craze but I think it was pretty good. The heroes were younger than in PR, and there were lots more goofy elements, but it had a "comic books come to life" theme that really worked. I am curious to watch some of the B-Fighter stuff it was based on, as I am sure it is quite different.

    Anyway, thanks for the great episode, let's hear about some more sentai stuff soon!

    djinniman37   9 hours 50 min ago
  • Hi!

    Glad you liked our discussion! Yeah, I am huge MST3K dork and excited for the upcoming Rifftrax Live for Anaconda. I totally think KTMA is underrated.

    Haha! You should probably romanize it as Jyuranger, not Jewranger! Zyuranger is based on weird old outdated romanization that nobody really uses much anymore because it doesn't really convey what it actually sounds like.

    P.S. Whoops! I accidentally hit publish on a future podcast I was in the middle of preparing. Everything should be correct on it when it's actually published. My bad!

    Destroy All Pod...   17 hours 3 min ago
  • HG Godzilla 2014

    Thanks! I shot those in complete darkness with a color-changing pumpkin light suspended overhead. It was a real pain timing the iPhone's shutter right because once the light changed into that deep beautiful red, the focus would go crazy. Michael Bay was right, cameras don't like red.

    The goal of these pics was to just mess around and see what scenes I could recreate. I ended up busting out my old military micro machines for a couple shots as prop pieces. Eventually the shots snowballed into a mini retelling the film itself and the battles. There's even a little air tower control for the Hawaii battle and a nuke the Mutos steal from the army.

    Since I kept taking these shots over and over to capture the color-changing light at the right color, most of these are the results of happy accidents. This includes shots like the out of focus atomic breath impact shots and the shot of Godzilla's shadow as he arrives to face the Mutos. My favorite pics are the atomic breath photos and the pic of the tanks lined up to fire on FemMuto, her body emerging from the deep red background as if it were a thick fog.

    If you want to see higher res versions of those shots, they are available on my Flickr:

    This was my first review so I wanted to be very thorough and cover everything one could possible ask about. In the mess of it all, I forgot to tell just how tall these things are. :P I am trying to make my next reviews more streamlined. I have more large reviews planned, which cover entire waves or assortments of toys only because from these lines, the figures in each assortment interact/combine with one another and have to be reviewed all in one shot for it all to make sense. Luckily, I have smaller reviews as well in the pipeline.

    Also, if you really want to get lost in awesome toy photos, I suggest checking out Ed Speir IV on Flickr:

    He can make even the crappiest of toys look amazing.

    netkid   18 hours 24 min ago
  • Wow, I didn't realize how much better this figure would look with chrome parts. The other paint apps are meh, but that sword though.....

    Scarfang_The_Slayer   20 hours 8 min ago
  • Without a doubt this is definitely one of the weirdest ones I own. I wouldn't be surprised if they did release one in Voltron colours. (Oh Mr. Random Chinese bootlegger, are you reading this?)

    Scarfang_The_Slayer   20 hours 13 min ago
  • HG Godzilla 2014

    Great review, very thorough and informative. Love the pics at the end!

    Gazbot   20 hours 29 min ago
  • New Vinyl from Marmit

    Zeron, or at least the costume, made an appearance in another show before Spectreman. Back in the late 60's/ early 70's a company known as "P Productions" created a short teaser for a show called "Jaguarman" which later became "Tiger7." As far s I know, that was the first TRUE appearance of the costume. The costume made a second appearance in the Spectreman pilot/teaser known as "Choujin Elementman." Unfortunately this was removed from youtube. The third appearance of the suit was in the regular Spectreman show that (most of us) know and love. I don't know if the suit was ever used again or chopped up to create someone else. If anyone has any further info or if my info if wrong please let me know. In the meantime I'll treat whoever is reading this to a rare gem. Also note that Zeron sounds like Varan/Baragon.

    Scarfang_The_Slayer   20 hours 33 min ago
  • Funny timing for me, I just discovered and brought a loose one. Seems to be the same toy but mine has voltron shields stickers on the wings rather than the nasa.

    Demonseed   21 hours 6 min ago
  • HG Godzilla 2014

    Can you please add in the missing image (#9) under the Paperwork section. It's of the toy brochure's front. Thanks!


    As with any capsule toy these days, a mini-brochure is included, detailing the assortment's figures in beautiful high quality colored pictures. Here we see one side, showcasing the 4 figures in this assortment.

    IMAGE 9

    netkid   21 hours 33 min ago
  • Megatron

    Sorry, its fixed now, picture wasnt there. oops

    chachipower   22 hours 10 sec ago
  • I love it when prize toys are scaled to fit nicely with posable toys from other lines.

    recognizer   23 hours 4 min ago
  • Wow, replacing the hands and feet with lion heads really takes this from "lame random head-swap bootleg" to "extremely weird and fascinating bootleg". I wonder if they ever popped one out in more Voltron-ish colors...

    recognizer   23 hours 5 min ago
  • Megatron

    Looks fantastic, but what is the second face? Is it shown in the pictures? I couldn't see a difference.

    Corduroy Bear   1 day 1 hour ago
  • Although I have no connection to super sentai shows, I really enjoyed the discussion. I especially liked the sudden MST3K tangent towards the end. You don't hear a lot of love for the KTMA episodes, but there is gold in them thar hills.
    I also enjoy the notion (because off my ignorance) that the original Power Rangers were based on a show called JewRanger. Ah, Destroy All Podcasts, you teach me so much.
    P.S. - Not sure why, but my feed popped up the episode "345B" between this one and 344A. And it was clearly a side one, too (Samurai Champloo with Betty and AK).

    Corduroy Bear   1 day 1 hour ago
  • Big Dai X

    I believe we were referring to the similarity, especially the colour scheme. Three vehicles combining into one robot is nothing new.

    Tetsuryu   1 day 8 hours ago
  • Chromia

    Chromia looks much nicer than Arcee, really. :D

    The Castellan   1 day 8 hours ago
  • Hope they do the G-Arcane too.

    VZMK2   1 day 10 hours ago
  • F-14 Laser Fighter

    to be exact, that "cartoon tomcat" its an iberian linx, and its used by a real life spanish squadron, the ALA-12 famous for using the F-4 and now using the F-18, in fact i was shocked to see that badge on this toy!

    zorro   1 day 14 hours ago
  • NYCC was pretty big for me with the official announcement of the return of Bionicle from LEGO.

    Vraptor140   2 days 2 hours ago
  • Big Dai X

    As a fan of starfleet growing up; I'm massively disappointed with this effort. I hope Bandai throw their hat into the ring and upscale the figure. The design is iconic.

    Wankor   3 days 1 hour ago
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