Deluxe Omega-Max Megazord
Review by JoshB
The Omega Megazord is the latest Deluxe Megazord released from Power Rangers SPD. This toy has been out in Japan for some time, under its original name, the Dekabike Robo. The two toys are substantially different.
First let's look at the US version.
The Omega Megazord can transform from Motorcycle to Megazord. In Megazord mode, it features very little articulation (shoulders and head only). Although the toy is a brick, it has some interesting features and innovations.
- The translucent visor moves up and down
- Blades swing out from the forearms
- Small tabs fold out to secure feet in Megazord mode, prevents tipping.
- Transforms into Motorcycle
The motorcycle mode (Omega Max Cycle) is not bad. It wheels around on a giant front wheel and 2 small wheels on the side panels. On its own, this toy is mediocre.
But like many other Megazords, the true genius of the toy shines through when you combine it with other Megazords from the series.
This toy can combine with the Delta Squad Megazord in 2 different ways. First, the Delta Squad Megazord can "Ride"Â? the Omega Megazord In cycle mode. You still have to disassemble the Delta Squad Megazord to place it on, so it's not perfect, but the combined mode looks very cool.
Even cooler is the second combination - the Delta Max Megazord. This transformation involves a radical disassembly of the two robots. The parts are completely rearranged to create this towering beast.
The resulting Delta Max Megazord is ENORMOUS. It's a little top-heavy, so those foot tabs come into play here. Things stay in place pretty good, but the back assembly can be fidgety, and prone to falling off. The electronics still work in this mode, and light up additional windows from the Omega Megazord.
It is important to note that there is some confusion about the robots name, In the TV show, the Megazord is called the Omega Max Megazord, but on the toy box, it is just labeled Omega Megazord. This can cause confusion as there was already a Megazord named the Omega Megazord, which was part of Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue.
So what is different between the US Omega Megazord and the JP Dekabike Robo? Well, I do not have the JP version yet, but looking at the pictures, this is what I can see:
- Shoulder armor in robot mode is chrome on JP version, dull silver on US version
- US version is missing black paint detail on the legs. (including SPD badges)
- Lower arms are molded in a different color on US version (silver instead of pearl)
- Head missing paint detail
- Torso chrome replaced with silver paint.
Not a terrible transition, but the big glaring difference is the shoulder armor.
In all, it's a great toy, but be sure to also get the Delta Squad Megazord - without it you are missing out on so much.
|Posted 28 October, 2005 - 22:37 by JoshB|