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Engine Gattai Series #4 - Engine Birca


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Bouknger vs. Super Sentai

I figured since you are our resident Super Sentai expert I was inquiring if you know how to get a copy of Bouknger vs. Super Sentai on DVD. As you know I admire Super Sentai through the late 80's and JAKQ, Battle Fever J and Dynaman are my favorite teams. That scene on youtube where all the Red teams leaders line up brings tears to my eyes! I would like to see that film but I can't find it it seems that there is a subtitled version of the DVD. If anybody knows how to locate that DVD it would be you.

Although I don't keep up with Super Sentai after the 1980's it great reading your reviews as you have so much detail in the review of the toy and how it fits in the show, so thanks for keeping me updated!


We'll fight them on the Beaches!

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Posted by Showapop on 13 June, 2008 - 15:57
Ah... I have my sources

Ah... I have my sources for reviews regarding most of the 90s-shows-and-beyond, and more limited knowledge from before that which I would need to research. My specialty, though, lies more in the mecha than it does in characters and plot points (the latter two usually not discussed in detail on CDX anyways).

As to finding DVDs for you, I can't help there. The only way that I can view subbed episodes of Super Sentai nowadays is [usually] on and watching TV-Nihon's free subbed episodes there. (I can't find a free bittorrent program, so I can't get it directly from TV-N...)
I can tell you, though, that the scene where all of the Red Rangers from the past 24 shows appeared (known as the "Dream Team") towards the end of the direct-to-DVD "Hyakujuu Sentai GaoRanger VS. Super Sentai" (2001) as a commemoration to Super Sentai's 25th anniversary. (Power Rangers had a similar tribute in the following year's "Power Rangers Wild Force" for its own ten-year anniversary, and actually had the ten Red Rangers engaging in a battle together as opposed to its Super Sentai counterpart where the Red heroes were there simply as a moral/spirit booster to the GaoRanger in what was little more than a big half-hour slide-show.)

Having said all that, I also think that Super Sentai has lost something of itself in the last decade- at least since "TimeRanger"- that made it great and memorable. Nowadays, it's more about gimmicks and limb-swapping, which- while cool sometimes- lacks punch of the past; though the stories in the shows are still awesome. ("GekiRanger" is definitely worth watching, as is "MagiRanger", "Boukenger", and "DekaRanger".)


And thanks for the compliment on my review(s); I get so few!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 June, 2008 - 16:44
I must admit- I published

I must admit- I published this a little earlier than I originally anticipated. I was going to publish it right alongside the review for Engine Gattai Series #2- Engine Gunpherd, but I couldn't get the vid review to Josh in time for him to put them together at the same time. Oh, well.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 14 June, 2008 - 03:06
The newest DX Engine has surfaced

The newest DX Engine has surfaced- 09- Jumboale.

[G2:413321 class=g2image_centered size=300]

Now, Wikipedia says it's based on a blue whale and the Spruce Goose, but I call foul on the latter. The only similarity I can see to the infamous Hughes H-4 Hercules is in the shape of the cockpit on top of the head, and the very generous wingspan. But beyond that... the horizontal stabilizers aren't supposed to be on top of the tail, and there are supposed to be eight turboprop engines. I don't even know what those gray boxes are under the wings; they look like, well, cargo containers, but for what?

Keep in mind that in order to become Seiku-Oh, Jumboale here actually turns itself upside-down, which means those wheels under the wings probably hide the head.
If I were to take a guess, I'd say that Jumboale's top attaches to the back of Speedor and Bear RV via their Engine Soul compartment door latches on the yet-to-be-named 'Engine-Oh G9'.

This DX guy's gonna be huge-!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 19 June, 2008 - 19:05
Concerning Hurricanger

Sorry for posting this here, but I have a question: Do you think that it would be possible for you to do a video-review of the Senpuujin or Gouraijin? I really love Hurricanger and the toys as well, and I would really love for the almighty EVA_Unit_4A to do a video-review of one of em=)

Thanks for a great review as always by the way, keep em coming.

Btw, It was you who made me watch and collect sentai-stuff to start with=)

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Posted by Scienticon on 26 June, 2008 - 08:44
I got you into Super Sentai???

"...the almighty EVA_Unit_4A..."


(*faints*, falls off of chair with a CRASH)
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 26 June, 2008 - 13:46
From the Almighty EVA_Unit_4A...

I doust proclaim this:

There will be no vid for the DX Senpuujin from me, as I have already covered it [twice] for CDX. It'll certainly make some guest appearances in the future, but not on its own.
Although, if enough of the common folk were to chirp up...

As to the Gouraijin... I have been sitting on that one for nearly two years! -_-; I can't quite seem to be able to get beyond the robot mode's description for whatever reason. (I suspect a persistent form of Writer's Block.) I really do wanna cover it so I can move on to the Gourai-Senpuujin and beyond, but I just can't seem to be able to finish it. Maybe if I kick myself in the ass hard enough one of these days...

I do, however, have a combo review on the way- which covers the Tenku-Senpuujin, Tenku-Gouraijin, Gourai-Senpuujin Sword and Shield, and Tenku Gourai-Senpuujin. As soon as I can get JoshB to put that vid together (BTW, he's the editor in all my extended vid reviews for YouTube), it'll be posted.
I've got him chewing on the vid for Engine Gunpherd (from "Go-Onger"), which I expect any day now. And I have Engine Carrigator in the mail as we speak from HobbyLink Japan.

As I type this, I'm working on the first four figures I have from the brand-new "Transformers Animated" toy line- Lugnut, Prowl, Bumblebee, and Starscream; but none of those will have a vid review.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 26 June, 2008 - 14:07
Are you planning to review

Are you planning to review the MantanGun and the Highway Buster sets? The reason I ask is because both sets come with Engine Souls: Bus-On's for the former and Bear-V's for the latter.

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Posted by YuushaFan on 2 July, 2008 - 22:56
Re: Are you planning to review

I just mailed a money order to HLJ today for the MantanGun; I expect it on my doorstep within two weeks. That one I always planned on getting regardless of which Engine Soul it contained.

The Highway Buster, on the other hand, I'm still undecided on. At this point, the only reason I'd get it is for Bear-RV's Engine Soul, and that's it. I'm not big into the ranger-specific weapons, so that set's not really my thing. Plus I'm not really impressed with it anyways; same with the Junction Rifle [Go-On Green/Black's combo weapon] and Handle Blaster [the control column for the Engine-Oh G6's cockpit].
I debated getting the Go-Phone and Go-Phone Holster, but decided against it when I saw other reviews online, and how limited it is compared to more-recent cell phone-based henshin devices. I'm also keeping a fair distance away from Go-On Gold/Silver's sidearms as well; they look ugly!

If I did get the Highway Buster, (depending on what I find therein) I might sell it but then keep the Engine Soul, so it'd be incomplete in that regard.

Of course, it is my intent to cover as many of the DX Engine sets as I possibly can; I have Carrigator in the mail, and I plan to order the three Engines that make up the Seiku-Oh soon.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 3 July, 2008 - 01:55
Hi, I'm posting another

Hi, I'm posting another comment here, the unknown phrase is "Ashita ga Al Dente" - I don't know what Al Dente means, but ashita means tomorrow, so it's like "Tomorrow is Al Dente".

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Posted by bipu on 24 September, 2008 - 01:23