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Deluxe Zeo Megazord

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I liked this guy and the

I liked this guy and the Ohranger/PR Zeo line overall.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 13 August, 2010 - 14:25
Indeed, a rather solid

Indeed, a rather solid line.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 August, 2010 - 14:57
Zord 1 looks like a Dalek

That Zord 1 doesn't look so much like an Easter Island moai as much as it does a Dalek to me. The general body shape is rather reminiscent of a Dalek's, especially with the slope in the front and the cannon is kind like a Dalek's eyestalk. It's like somebody tried to make a Zord based on a Dalek or some bootleg toymaker tried making a Dalek with only really bad reference materials.

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Posted by Riceball on 13 August, 2010 - 14:57
Dalek!

LOL!!!
^ ^
It does look like some kind of Dalek homage.

"Exterminate!"

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Posted by mikespiegel on 13 August, 2010 - 16:54
OMG, sooooooo many people

OMG, sooooooo many people are also saying that about the Daleks on YouTube that it's driving me crazy! -_-;

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 August, 2010 - 20:10
Zord 1 and Zord 2

That was EXACTLY the first thought that came to my mind when I saw Zord 1.

As for Zord 2, now I finally know what the name of that ever-present character is - a 'dogu' spirit.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 14 August, 2010 - 02:07
I like the articulation...

...in the arms, but what irritates me is that they kind of stand out when the rest of the robot is a brick. If you saw someone posing with their arms in a dramatic sword-swing but their legs were straight and flat-footed, it would look a bit goofy. It's like the people who got all excited when they found out the new 2010 MMPR Megazord had a swivel joint below the knee. I'm like, "No, it's useless! So what if it can pivot it's foot outwards 45-degrees?!"

Regardless, I liked the Zeo series (the only piece of the combining set I didn't have was Pyramidas). My high school colors and mascot were green and white and a maverick, respectively, so Zeo Zord 4 was real neat to have.

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Posted by King Brachion on 13 August, 2010 - 17:44
Back when I got it, and even

Back when I got it, and even now, I had gotten used to the fact that articulation wasn't a big thing in Super Sentai/PR even though I want(ed) more of it. And from what Josh and the others tell me, Super Sentai is the exception in robot toys in Japan, not the standard (which surprised the hell out of me).

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 August, 2010 - 20:14
Pyramidas! Now that was a

Pyramidas! Now that was a toy. I think he was $20 on eBay at one point. So, to be the devil's advocate, is the helmet gimmick really any better then the header gimmick? And weren't you mad that those zords only had one step transformations? But anyway, that is some good articulation in the arm, it's strange they threw that in; it's not really needed in the transformation, maybe they were testing the waters?

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Posted by minsok on 14 August, 2010 - 07:09
Pyramidas is indeed an

Pyramidas is indeed an awesome toy, even as a standalone.

Oh, my- you're calling me out on my own standards. I feel threatened.

It is the combination of factors which makes the Gosei Machines fail, not necessarily individually. It was not just that the Headders are a crap-tacular gimmick, but also that there was so little interaction with each mecha, conflicting themes, and the overall downfall of designs since 2003.

If I didn't like blocky mecha, I wouldn't like Super Sentai mecha.
If I didn't tolerate one-step transformations, I wouldn't like Super Sentai mecha.
If I didn't tolerate mixed themes (to a degree), I wouldn't like Super Sentai mecha.
If I didn't tolerate having accessory upgrades, I wouldn't like Super Sentai mecha.

These are all issues that I have with the Gosei Machines, but it's the proportion(s) of how they're doled out that I have the problem with.
The Triceratops Dinozord from the MMPR Dlx. Megazord had a two-step transformation, yet I like that design. The Crane Ninjazord from MMPR-3 had a two-step transformation, yet I like that design. The Falcon Ninjazord had no transformation at all, yet I like that design. Most of the Zeo Zords in the Zeo Megazord have two-step transformations, yet I like like their designs. I could go on and on, and on and on...

Don't bother calling me a hypocrite either. The GingaiOh/Galaxy Megazord is a fine design, but I simply don't like it enough to get it.

There is no accounting for individual taste(s).
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 14 August, 2010 - 14:42
Pyramidas is possibly my

Pyramidas is possibly my favorite sentai robot. I did a custom version where I painted all the yellow bits in black with color change glitter:

http://monsterkolor.ning.com/forum/topics/pyramidas-1

I like this zeo megazord a lot. Simple geometry always wins out over the jangled, eye confusing mess that these modern zords seem to take. I wish that they would have been more generous with the gold chrome. The upper body looks great, while the legs got the dull, muddy gold. I also would have liked to see the sword get the chrome treatment.

Zord 1 is also an obvious case of the designers not having any better ideas than a leg with a gun on it.

Multiple helmets are a wonderful gimmick, however. I love features that allow you to change the look of a toy. I only wish that there was a better way to have pyramidas combine with these guys than having them stand on him.

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Posted by jacksauce on 14 August, 2010 - 15:41
Aww, that's a wicked repaint

Aww, that's a wicked repaint you did! Kinda looks like the 'power pyramid' that's generically seen throughout "Zeo", or Pyramidas as it's materializing when summoned.

Yeah, I too thought the Zeo Ultrazords were kinda deflating compared to the MMPR-1 Ultrazord (which is thee best ultra combo IMO)., though, it was more engaging because of the two modes compared to the bland just-stack-em Thunder Ultrazord.

As to changing forms within the same toy (yes, PLEX, there was a time when accessory mecha were not needed to make these robos awesome...), I think that has to go to the Time Force Megazord/Time Robo because it was-and-is the only quad-changer in Super Sentai thus far.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 14 August, 2010 - 16:33
Helmet system

One thing's for sure, the helmet system is way better than that crappy Headder system. Bandai should really go back to basics and avoid selling more useless robot expansion crap.

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Posted by makaikishi on 15 August, 2010 - 20:02
People are quick to shoot

People are quick to shoot down accessory mecha, but I still see usefulness in the concept of that specific gimmick. While it has fulfilled a few ideas I had (armor, helmets that bestow a unique power), they weren't executed as smoothly as I would have liked.

I don't mind the idea of accessory mecha, I just wish they'd all be as well designed & crafted as the Power Animals were, and didn't degrade the other DX toys in order to combine!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 15 August, 2010 - 21:04
 
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