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Tragically...

... the clusterf@ck isn't over just yet.

Catalog scans have revealed that there's ANOTHER combination, the "Ultrazord" of this series, which somehow manages to be even more hideous than the Chou Chou. Behold the ToQ Rainbow:

WARNING: Not for the faint of heart or easily-nauseated

I can only hope that the laziness and/or ugliness of all of this year's Sentai designs is an indicator that they're trying to save up the budget for something awesome for the 40th anniversary series in 2016. Or else maybe the people at Toei and PLEX got really, really drunk and decided to take it easy for a year to nurse their hangovers, I dunno.

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Posted by Fringe Benefits on 23 September, 2014 - 00:11
I don't know if I would

I don't know if I would consider this combination a clusterf@ck, since it only uses the front part of the trains.

As for the direction that Super Sentai is going in, I have a feeling that they will continue to make simple and easy to transform toys, even if they don't look that good. After all, it is all about appealing the widest audience and its seems that they are trying to get the toys into the hands of the youngest demographic possible.

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 23 September, 2014 - 07:21
Fair play for your enthusiasm

Fair play for your enthusiasm and love for this power rangers line, I love the passion you guys have however, I don't know where it comes from as the toys are hideous and I'm not just talking about this one; they're basic, blocky, no articulation, blatantly aimed at kids etc etc etc.
If bandai actually made an effort and thought out the design more, they'd make nice counterpoints to the SOC like, as it's stands, I just don't think they care as much.

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Posted by Wankor on 23 September, 2014 - 00:41
My enthusiasm for the toys

My enthusiasm for the toys comes from my love of the show. I also try to look at the line from the point of view of the target audience, so that keeps me from ranting and raving about the simplicity and aesthetics of the line.

I too yearn for the years where Super Sentai toys were more intricate and better looking. But I am not the target audience for these toys and I have made my peace with that.

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 23 September, 2014 - 07:24
It's the clusterf@ck to end

It's the clusterf@ck to end all clusterf@cks. I thought the "ultrazord" of Boukenger was bad. No, I was wrong.

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Posted by RobertG22 on 23 September, 2014 - 01:55
Yea. It is pretty bad. As

Yea. It is pretty bad. As much as I disliked the Ultimate Dai Bouken, I would take that over the Chou Chou ToQ Dai oh in a heartbeat.

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 23 September, 2014 - 20:33
I don't own any of the

I don't own any of the Ressha's, but I have had an opportunity to handle them. They are a little bewildering to behold, however, the quality is there IMO. I have no affinity for the show (Super Sentai in general), but I LOVE the toys. I feel that Senpuujin and Gouraijin were the last of the great Super Sentai mecha...sigh

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Posted by Kenny G on 23 September, 2014 - 12:32
Do you have any feelings on

Do you have any feelings on the Abaranger mecha, the Dekaranger Robo, or Wolkaiser from Magiranger? Design-wise, I think Gekiranger was the last series with decent mecha that didn't play to small children(Like with the Go-onger Engines) or become just vehicles for that series' new gimmick.

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Posted by RobertG22 on 23 September, 2014 - 12:47
I have actually never seen

I have actually never seen any of them in person unfortunately. I don't recall even seeing the american versions either. Magiking and the other DX mecha from Magiranger look awesome. It's hard to play catch-up when the secondary market goes berzerko price wise.

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Posted by Kenny G on 23 September, 2014 - 15:23
Wolkaiser was never released

Wolkaiser was never released in the States, only the UK and Japan. I think Bandai America didn't think a villain mecha would sell. The Abaranger/Dino Thunder mecha are awesome. But again, the US didn't get the full assortment. I think two of the auxiliary mecha were not released here, along with AbareBlack's zord. And, for some reason, we didn't get Bakurenoh either, not really. Instead it was repainted in a 'Murican red, white, and blue scheme, with a useless repainted green Pterazord included.

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Posted by RobertG22 on 24 September, 2014 - 01:21
Ctrl+F trainwreck, zero

Ctrl+F trainwreck, zero results ;_;. All joking aside, I always have a weird attraction to the most cluster-y mech combos in sentai, and this does not disappoint! Two out of three modes ain't bad, considering the design limitations of essentially building robots out of rectangles.

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Posted by beastman309 on 24 September, 2014 - 07:27
 
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