Deluxe Wild Force Megazord
Review by JoshB
The Deluxe Wild Force Megazord is the first Megazord released as part of the Power Rangers Wild Force line. In Japan, the toy was known as the DX Gaoking from Gaorangers.
The Megazord consists of 5 Power Animals:
- Red Lion
- Yellow Eagle
- Black Bison
- White Tiger
- Blue Shark
Each Power Animal contains a significant amount of diecast metal. The combined Megazord is really, really heavy. There is so much metal in it, that in Japan, the toy was included in the Chogokin line. The DX Gaoking has the Chogokin number GD-21.
The Wild Force Megazord is probably on of the best Megazords released, in my opinion. The toy is so old-school. It has loads of metal, with only articulation at the shoulders, elbows and wrists, with a classic robot style. The tail of the Blue Shark becomes a weapon that fits in the right hand.
The 5 Power Animals can combine to form the Wild Force Megazord, but the fun does not stop there. All the Wild Force Megazords, and several subsequent lines, share a common arm connector joint. This means you can connect the giraffe, the polar bears, the deer- any number of combinations can be made, provided you buy the additional animals.
In addition to Megazord mode, there is also a carrier mode, where the Bison unfolds to three times its length and carries the other Power Animals. Unfortunately, some of the Power Animals have no defined place to sit, so they fall off easily. There is a stand included to place the back two animals on (not shown).
So what is different between the US and Japanese version?
- The Black Bison is missing some gold paint detail, and the Bison's horns are dull gold instead of gold-plated.
- The toes of the White Tiger are not painted gold, and the tail is missing paint detail.
- The Red Lion is missing paint on the teeth.
- The Blue Shark seems to be made of a darker blue in the US version, and the gold plating on the sides has been replaced with dull gold paint.
That's all the changes as far as I know. This is a great robot toy, even if you are not a Power Rangers fan. A must-get toy.
|Posted 27 July, 2005 - 13:18 by JoshB