Review by Jmann
Usually in the opening paragraph, I give a short description of the show or movie that the piece I'm reviewing comes from. Not this time. Oh no, not at all. I'm just going to say this: I really really really REALLY love Power Rangers.
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So here is the Red Ranger, finally given life in the form of the S.H. Figuarts treatment! I've been waiting for this toy my entire life. I will try not to let my enormous nostalgia take over this review, but I'm making zero promises. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is probably my favorite television show, and the reason why I review toys now. Power Rangers introduced me to the world of Japanese Tokusatsu, so without it I never would have seen the wonders of Kamen Rider and Super Sentai. In a way, I kind of owe my life to Power Rangers. Good Lord, that sounds terrible out loud. I'm just going to ignore this and continue with the toy review.
The figure is gorgeous! The red paint looks great and the sculpt is awesome. There isn't a single detail missing from this guy, and I'm thankful for that. I would've cried if they would have messed this toy up. Seriously. I love Power Rangers. I also really like that Jason here looks really sleek instead of 'roided up like Bandai of America toys.
Articulation is pretty much perfect. He has ball-joints and double-joints everywhere, and every joint feels like it matters. While it doesn't have a bicep swivel, the shoulder joint is so well done that I don't even care. I can still put him in any pose I need.
Jason also comes with a mountain of accessories! While he has five pairs of hands, three of those pairs are slightly-molded-differently holding-things hands. The other two pairs are fists and posing hands. Of course, I like the posing hands because they look like air quotes.
Red Ranger also comes with his Power Sword, Thunder Slinger, and four forms of the Blade Blaster. There's one version for sitting in the holster, the Blade Blaster in Blade Mode, the Blade Blaster in Blaster Mode, and the Blade Blaster combined with the Thunder Slinger.
I should mention that since this is the US release of this figure, it doesn't come with the bonus Akibaranger parts that the Japanese release of Tyrannoranger came with. I know some people will be upset with this, but I think the large majority of people are getting this because it's THE RED RANGER.
Bluefin also brought the Green Ranger to the States at the same time, so you can maximize your play value by picking them both up! Seriously, the Green Ranger looks GREAT alongside the Red Ranger.
Eat it, Tanuki.
This figure is worth any fan of Power Rangers' time. I'm sure there are others out there who feel strongly about Power Rangers, and they finally get the action figure they deserve! You know, an awesome one!
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