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Legacy Dragonzord


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Great review! Glad you

Great review! Glad you covered all the different configurations. I had to go back and adjust my Mega Dragonzord after reading your tips.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 30 June, 2014 - 21:22
Goryuujin is compensating for

Goryuujin is compensating for something there...but what?

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Posted by RobertG22 on 1 July, 2014 - 02:09
Well, you just lost all credibility as a reviewer

Glowing praise for the use of die-cast despite it adding nothing but balance problems and driving the price up? Get your head out of your arse. This didn't need gratuitous die-cast, it needed a shorter tail for use in the Power Staff!!!!

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Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on 29 June, 2015 - 15:25
Someone doesn't like metal.

Someone doesn't like metal.

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Posted by JoshB on 29 June, 2015 - 16:16
It depends

I really don't when it's used for the sake of using it, like here and in the Legacy Dino Megazord. It doesn't really add anything to them (except to the price tag), and the positioning of the extra weight can cause balance problems (and it does with these, going by videos I've seen. Not as bad as the Transformers Titanium Series, which is a Primus-awful mess, but still..) so it doesn't exactly seem worthwhile.

In some places metal's just fine, like in most (Megatron's thighs can cause him to easily collapse unbidden as he ages, and the condor cassettes' tight leg joints can lead to their die-cast legs snapping) of the G1 Transformers that incorporate it. It actually helps them balance.

But what I really hate, is people who seem to blindly worship die-cast parts and who decry toys as worthless purely on the grounds of not having any. Coming across that attitude has left me with kinda a short fuse on the subject.

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Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on 12 August, 2015 - 16:34
Calm down, this was originally going to be all plastic.

Calm down, this was originally going to be all plastic. The Dragonzord was going to be part of the 2010 MMPR revival line (and released in all plastic) but it, Rita Repulsa, and the MMPR Morpher were held back because when the 2010 line fizzled out, these items were still not 100% ready (the 2010 Dragonzord was originally going to be battery powered with light, sounds, walking, and drill spinning actions) and Samurai was on the horizon. The whole reason we got the 2010 line was because Bandai of America needed something to fill the time gap that resulted from Saban regaining the Power Rangers rights from Disney. A similar situation happened years ago with Hasbro releasing the Transformers Robot in Disguise line (a fantastic toy line btw) after Beast Machines ended because the Transformers Armada toy line and cartoon were not ready yet and they needed something to sell in America. Rita saw release in the Samurai line, while the Dragonzord (now as a non-electronic, transforming figure) and Morpher (electronic) were shifted over to the Legacy line so they could feature die-cast parts and more paint/sticker detailing. It also allowed Bandai of America to sell these two items at much higher prices and give them justification for later releasing the Legacy Titanus and other versions of morphers (Tommy Oliver, Movie, SDCC).

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Posted by netkid on 30 June, 2015 - 11:00
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