Friday, July 21, 2017

Power Tropes: Multitasking Ranger

Like Tv Tropes, here are some common plot points:

Jungle Fury (2008)
Theo did too many things at once multitasking and was chastised by Master Swoop when he had to learn bat-style and to focus. 

Ninja Steel (2017)
Sarah was multi-tasking by literally splitting herself into five holograms and learned to focus. 

Power Tropes: Turned to hate or de-friend

I've been reading a lot of TV Tropes and got some free time so decided to cover some tropes (common writing themes used in popular culture) in Power Rangers. Since Power Rangers been running for almost 25 years and Sentai for 42, lots of plots have been reused. I will be covering Sentai later as there is a lot more series to go through. I decided I won't do big tropes that were done less than twice like evil sisters (Astronema and Tenaya) or evil turning good.


MMPR (1995) - Season Three
In "Stop the Hate Monster," the Rangers are put under a spell to dislike each other. 

Ninja Storm (2003)
A monster splits Shane and Dustin apart. 

Megaforce (2013)
In "United We Stand." Emma and Gia are put under a spell to hate each other.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Power Tropes: Hypnotized Rangers

I've been reading a lot of TV Tropes and got some free time so decided to cover some tropes (common writing themes used in popular culture) in Power Rangers. Since Power Rangers been running for almost 25 years and Sentai for 42, lots of plots have been reused. I will be covering Sentai later as there is a lot more series to go through. I decided I won't do big tropes that were done less than twice like evil sisters (Astronema and Tenaya) or evil turning good.


MMPR (1994)
Billy to give the Dragon Dagger to Goldar.


Tommy is hypnotized to give the Sword of Power for Goldar in season 2. He is some what evil too.


Dino Thunder (2004)
Kira to get a bone.

 SPD (2005)
Syd is hypnotized by a villain with a wand.

Mystic Force (2006)
Vida and Chip are hypnotized by a monster.


Dino Charge (2015)
Chase is hypnotized by SpellBinder. He is turned evil sort of.

Let me know if I missed some.

Power Tropes: Frozen

I've been reading a lot of TV Tropes and got some free time so decided to cover some tropes (common writing themes used in popular culture) in Power Rangers. Since Power Rangers been running for almost 25 years and Sentai for 42, lots of plots have been reused. I will be covering Sentai later as there is a lot more series to go through. I decided I won't do big tropes that were done less than twice like evil sisters (Astronema and Tenaya) or evil turning good.

MMPR (1993) - Season One
In the Turtleshock episode, he freezes Billy, Kim and Zack but no ice involved.

Goatan freezes the original Megazord.

MMPR (1994) - Season Two
Jason, Trini and Zack are frozen in the Ninja Encounter 3-parter,

Kim, Tommy and Rocky almost freeze un-morphed in Storybook Rangers.

Lightspeed Rescue (2000)
Angela Fairweather is frozen by a monster.

Dino SuperCharge (2016)
Some of the Rangers are frozen in large blocks of ice un-morphed. Also Tyler and Shelby in the first episode but briefly. 

Let me know if I missed some.

Power Tropes: Turning into a Statue

I've been reading a lot of TV Tropes and got some free time so decided to cover some tropes (common writing themes used in popular culture) in Power Rangers. Since Power Rangers been running for almost 25 years and Sentai for 42, lots of plots have been reused. I will be covering Sentai later as there is a lot more series to go through. I decided I won't do big tropes that were done less than twice like evil sisters (Astronema and Tenaya).


Zeo (1996)
In "The Ranger Who Came in from the Gold," the Midas Hound turned Jason into a gold statue.

Lost Galaxy (1999)
In "Mean Wheels Mantis," Kendrix and Maya are turned into gold trophies by the villain.

 Wild Force (2002)
Wedding Dress Org turned women into mannequins.

SPD (2005)
Mora has a monster turn humans into dolls. 

Mystic Force (2006)
A monster turned Madison into stone which was from Magiranger.

Dino Supercharge (2016)
A monster turns the majority of the team into stone except for Shelby, James and Phillip. 


Let me know if I missed any. 

Power Tropes: Body Swaps

I've been reading a lot of TV Tropes and got some free time so decided to cover some tropes (common writing themes used in popular culture) in Power Rangers. Since Power Rangers been running for almost 25 years and Sentai for 42, lots of plots have been reused. I will be covering Sentai later as there is a lot more series to go through.
Mighty Morphin (1993)
Billy and Kimberly switch bodies thanks to a machine Billy made. Bulk and Skull too. Since in the footage they didn't change bodies, there was no noticeable change other than in the dialogue. 

In Space (1998)
Astronema has a monster kidnap Ashley and switches bodies with her. I think this was all new footage, not sure. 

 Ninja Storm (2003)
In "Sensei Switcheroo," Cam makes a device suppose to turn Sensei human again but instead switches bodies with Shane and then Dustin, which makes the Red and Yellow Rangers look like masters. This was all new footage and not from Hurricanger.

SPD (2006)
Against his will, Sky switches bodies with a criminal with a translator. This storyline was from the footage from Dekaranger. 

Mystic Force (2006)
Nick and Vida switch bodies which was in the footage too from Magiranger.

Samurai (2011)
 In "Switching Places," the Rangers don't really switch bodies, their souls go into inanimate objects, which also happened in Shinkenger. 

Super Megaforce (2014)
Jake and Noah switch bodies thanks to a monster, in Gokaiger it was Yellow and Green not Green and Blue, which was new footage.

Dino SuperCharge (2016)
The main 6 Rangers get their bodies switched by a monster like in Kyoryuger. 

If there was more let me know.

Toys and Busts announced during Bandai Power Hour at SDCC

Bandai and Saban Brands had a "Power Hour" panel at SDCC (San Diego Comic Con 2017) and because new stuff was going to be revealed, there was nothing new we didn't already know was coming on the Bandai floor (like Legacy Zeo figures). this is what was revealed...

Bandai Booth:

Pics from Power Rangers Now

PCSToys Collectibles:
Mini Bust Lord Drakkon


Upcoming Busts:


ImagiNext:

Titanus and Megazord

Thunder Megazord and Pirantis
Wasn't his name Pirantishead?

Current line even though I haven't see the Tigerzord Warrior before in stores.

Legacy Wars:
Ninjor, my nephew Jaiden wants it NOW. He loves Ninjor!!!

Funko Pop Mighty Morphin Red with Dragon Shield, I think this is a FYE exclusive.

Legacy Items:

Zeonizer

Golden Power Staff



Legacy Psycho Rangers, unknown if all of them will be released, everyone is excited about this!