Review by Jmann
Power Rangers Super Megaforce is the newest iteration of the long-running Power Rangers franchise. It is a continuation of Power Rangers Megaforce, and utilizes footage from one of my all-time favorite Super Sentai series', Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
The Legendary Megazord is the newest Megazord on the block, and is the main robot used by the Super Megaforce team. Let's check out how well Bandai of America did!
Feel free to watch this sweet video review!
To kick off this review, I'll start by mentioning the five Zords that combine into the full Megazord
The Super Mega Sub Zord is basically just a white and pink submarine. It doesn't do very much on its own, except roll around on its wheels. There's not much to talk about here.
The Super Mega Wheeler Zord is a big yellow truck. Once again, it does very little on its own other than rolling. The paint on this one is alright, but not as great as it could have been.
The Super Mega Jet Zord is a small blue jet. It also has wheels so it can roll around. This is one of my favorite Zords in this set, but not for any particular reason. I guess I just like jets. The Megazord's pirate hat is attached to the top of the zord.
The Super Mega Racer Zord is a large green race car. It can obviously roll thanks to the large wheels attached to it. It also has a fist coming out of the top of it.
And my personal favorite of the bunch, the Super Mega Sky Ship Zord is awesome. It's really big and chunky. There's a good amount of paint on it, and there's tons of play value here.
The Megazord's swords clamp together and attach to the front to make it more ship-like, and the bottom of the ship has small wheels for rolling it around.
It's actually a really fun ship to play with. I had a great time just flying it around my desk so I'm sure the kids will enjoy this one.
Alright, so transformation is really easy, and involves basically just slapping everything together. To see the transformation, you can watch the video review up top.
In its transformed state, the Legendary Megazord looks awesome! My love of Gokaiger probably has a lot to do with how much I love it, but the toy does a good job of standing on its own merits.
While there isn't a whole lot of painted detail, this can be excused because of the price point and intended audience. This is a $30 toy meant for children. Adding a lot of extra parts and painting the whole thing would have made it cost much more, and Bandai has tried to keep costs low to entice parents into buying them for their children. That makes a lot of sense. Growing up, my parents would never buy me expensive things because they knew I would most likely break it or lose all the parts. This alleviates that issue entirely.
Plus, if you MUST own a version of this that has immaculate paint apps and moving parts, you can always spend twice the amount of money and get the Japanese version, then pay to import it to the US.
The Legendary Megazord also comes with a Ranger Key! It's a special see-through version of the Super Megaforce Red Ranger.
The key is really fun to play with. It's very small, but has a nice spring gimmick that lets it automatically flip up into key mode. That's really cool.
You can insert the key into the back of the Megazord and turn it to open the front.
This allows you to add additional zords and things that will come later. The key doesn't fit all that well, though, and there isn't any sort of satisfying click or anything.
You just sort of jiggle it and the front pops off.
Overall, the Legendary Megazord is a great toy for its audience. Adult collectors might find it a little boring compared to the Japanese counterpart, but that means very little. The Legendary Megazord is perfect for the target audience, and I'm really glad I own it! I'd recommend it to any Power Rangers fan!
|Posted 23 January, 2014 - 00:06 by Jmann|