Samurai Gattai! Origami wave 2
I am blessed for ever finding Thai-Toku.com-!
I have found official images of the latest mecha from "Samurai Sentai Shinkenger"...
First, a recap. The following is a map showing how all of the current [as of this posting] Origami mecha combinations work:
So far, we have the DX Samurai Gattai Shinken-Oh and three of the accessory mecha- Samurai Gattai Series #1- Kabuto Origami, #2- Kajiki Origami, & 3- Tora Origami. The three Gattai Series sets combine individually with Shinken-Oh, with each other to form the three-part bird Samurai Gattai DaiTenku, or all four sets together to form the Chou Samurai Gattai Tenku Shinken-Oh.
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Now, here's the new stuff:
This is the Kyuryu Origami, which may be a dragon [or perhaps a dinosaur?]. In short, the toy itself is is a remold of the Shinkenger's individual golden Hiden Saisetsu Shinkenmaru swords which use Secret Discs to unlock their powers. The blade and hilt have been altered, but I recognize the overall shapes. The Kyuryu Origami appears far larger than any of the others, and can form a huge sword with pedestal and a corresponding helmet. With the naming convention already established, I guess that this combination will be called the Kyuryu Shinken-Oh. From the map above, it does not appear to be able to interact with any of the others Origami.
I don't have a name for it yet, but it is very obviously the squid which was hinted at earlier this year in silhouette. (The fins on the head appear to extend; I wonder why...) I suspect that this- not the Kyuryu- is the next in the Samurai Gattai Series toy line. It will combine individually with Shinken-Oh and will serve as an upgrade for the DaiTenku!
Like the previous three Samurai Gattai Series sets, it too comes with a unique Secret Disc, and it can attach- and be spun- between the five tentacles.
Last is the Dai-Kai-Oh, a larger Origami which forms a secondary robo to fight alongside Shinken-Oh. In addition to transforming into a giant lobster (interesting animal choice...), it features the first light-and-sound feature in the DX line-up. A new Secret Disc is inserted into the front of the torso, and there are four stylized faces around it. Whenever the disc is turned inside, the Dai-Kai-Oh features a new face! (I'm not sure how this is gonna look on the toy; I'm reserving judgment. I suspect that each face will bestow a different power to the mecha depending on which one is being displayed.) The Dai-Kai-Oh appears to be able to use just the squid Origami, and none of the others.
While the disc faces look odd to me, that it wields dual katana swords and appears to have a more involved transformation is refreshing.
Now, here's where it gets complicated. The Dai-Kai-Oh can fuse with the Shinken-Oh to form a super-combo [called?]. from what I can tell, I can't see either the Kami or Saru Origami [Shinken-Oh's normal pink and yellow arms, respectively] in that super combo, so they may not be used in it in lieu of it using the Dai-Kai-Oh's arms, or may be stored somewhere else un-seen in these pictures.
And finally, the super-combo can grasp the four-part DaiTenku like a giant cannon on a tripod- bumping the number of Origami involved to ten. (Recall that the record for most components in a Super Sentai mecha is twelve, which was established last year with the Engine Gattai Engine-Oh G12 from "Engine Sentai Go-Onger".)
And finally, it is confirmed that ShinkenRed, at least, is getting an armor upgrade as well as an accessory for his ShinkenMaru:
Whether-or-not this upgrade will extend to the other four Shinkenger, I don't know at this point. The black box accessory attached directly to a ShinkenMaru, can store a Secret Disc, and comes with one more new one itself.
(Anyone else think that white armor is a little too Western tuxedo-looking...? I don't like it much at this point.)
|Posted 29 May, 2009 - 00:54 by EVA_Unit_4A|