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Engine Sentai Go-Onger

Engine Sentai Go-Onger

Just when I think I am out, they pull me back in.

Here's an image of the new robot from 2008's Sentai series, Engine Sentai Go-Onger

The robot is called Engine Gattai Engine-Oh. It is comprised of the Engine Spridle (a red vehicle cross between ane eagle and a race car), Engine Buson (a cross between a Bison and a Bus) and Engine Bear (a cross between a Bear and an ATV). This can combine with Engine Baruka (Shark and motorcycle) to become EngineOh Baruka. Engine Gunbard (wolf and Police car) combines to become EngineOh Gunbard.

These are all due out in Feb 2008. I can tell you I like the look of this series very much. It reminds me of Time Bokan a bit. You can tell that Sentai is having a hard time competing with other entertainment genre like video games and is trying to appeal to a younger audience, which is fine by me.

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Posted 7 December, 2007 - 09:54 by JoshB

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Ya hit the nail on the head...

...with the comparison to the Time Bokan stuff.

At first, I didn't like how goofy the cutesy eyes on the individual vehicles looked...especially in the combined mode. It's now starting to grow on me, though. I never bothered with last year's Gekiranger--the way they did the animal theme in the robots/toys just didn't appeal to me at all.

This seems much more promising to me.

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Posted by Sanjeev on 7 December, 2007 - 10:43
Darn- I thought the

Darn- I thought the rough-Engrish version- "Enjin" mean "Flame-God". (I keep hoping for an all-dragon-themed season...) Oh, well.

But you're right, Sanjeev- this does look a lot more promising that GekiRanger ever did! And look at the upgrades- they don't replace the entire arm, just part of it. That's cool! While I liked the new armor-upgrade gimmick from GekiRanger (someday when I get down to creating that original fanfic, I'm gonna use armor-upgrades as the primary combining system), they just didn't make any that I liked, save perhaps Geki Bat. Out of that whole season, I'm only gonna get the hand-held Geki Tonfas and Geki Saber, and DX Juuken Gattai Geki Fire.

That Wikipedia entry indicates that each vehicle will have its own Ranger to accompany it- meaning the shark and (wolf?) machines will have new Rangers of their own; a secondary team!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 7 December, 2007 - 14:18
Key Card-driven?

Anyone here remember the data cards that they used in "B-Fighter Kabuto"/"Beetleborgs Metalix"? Each figure, weapon, and vehicle came with a black plastic ABS coded card that you could insert into the morpher device or scaled weapons, and make them perform unique light-&-sound F/X. Goonger looks like it's gonna be like that... but with a cellphone henshin device and a fuel pump nozzle gun/sword. (BTW, how funky is that weapon!? Weird but funny at the same time. If it pans out, I might get one...)

A bus? That's different; they used to do vans or trucks, but never a bus. Interesting.

BTW, Josh, do we have a pronunciation yet for the series? Is it "Go On" (telling someone to move) or "Goon" (a bad guy)?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 7 December, 2007 - 20:31