Black Ranger (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
Review by Jmann
The Black Ranger was brought to you by Bluefin Tamashii Nations!
Alright guys. I'm sure I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but I'll continue to say this over and over again: I love Power Rangers.
And you know what? Bandai loves Power Rangers too. And me. Bandai loves me a lot. And since Bandai loves me so much, they're releasing all the Power Rangers in their S.H. Figuarts line. This latest release is none other than ZackAdam the Black Ranger! I should also note that this figure is the same as the Exclusive Japanese Mammothranger figure, except it was brought to the U.S. as a mass release via Bluefin!
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Alright, so let's check out this figure up close and personal!
As always, the detail and paint looks fantastic! There are some really nice details on the helmet as well as the body. Of course, this was expected as the other Power Rangers S.H. Figuarts have been fantastic.
The articulation here is exactly the same as the previous male Power Rangers, which is totally fine since the articulation is excellent. I should also note that the left leg on mine is really tight. It's not that big of an issue, but it is still something to look out for.
The Black Ranger also comes with a boat load of accessories. He has four and a half pairs of hands, which are actually mostly variations of holding-things hands. He also has fists and a hand used for his roll-call pose.
His Power Axe looks really nice too. I especially like that he can hold it with both hands. That's definitely a plus in my book!
The Power Axe even looks pretty good when it's held like it's in Gun Mode (even though it isn't molded that way).
He also comes with the Blade Blaster in tiny mode for his holster, as well as the combined Blade Blaster and Thunder Slinger. It would be nice to have the full suite of Blade Blaster accessories that the Red Ranger came with, but I guess some people didn't think it was very important. Also, don't question why the Black Ranger can use the Blade Blaster while it's still in his holster. That would break the universe. The Black Ranger also comes with the Power Sword and two halves of the Power Lance.
The reason why he comes with accessories for the Red and Blue Rangers is because the next few Power Rangers releases will come with parts to create the Power Blaster. The Power Sword and Power Lance halves have special tabs that will be combined with the other parts included with Blue and Yellow.
The Black Ranger is an awesome release, and is absolutely necessary for fans of Zach or Adam. He looks great with the rest of the figures they've released so far. And since S.H. Figuarts Mammothranger was a Tamashii Web Exclusive, even fans of Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger would enjoy this release. He is absolutely recommended!
Remember, once you go black, you never go back.
|Posted 11 April, 2014 - 01:37 by Jmann|