Legacy White Tigerzord
Review by JoshB
I first reviewed the White Tigerzord eleven years ago. ELEVEN YEARS. How time flies! It still blows my mind that i've been doing this that long. I think it's only fitting that I then handle the review of it's Legacy counterpart.
The Legacy series re-imagines classic Power Ranger toys in collector-quality materials and design. Twenty two years after it's initial release, how does the design hold up? Very well actually.
The box is large and sturdy, with thick cardboard protecting the toy. The gold foil on the logo emphasizes the Legacy aspect of the toy. It lets you know this is something special.
While the original Tigerzord came with a figure and a power coin, this only includes the Tigerzord.
Out of the box, you can see that the proportions and detail have been improved from the original but the transformation stays essentially the same. Wherever the original moved, this moves too. There are some differences though. There are no electronics on this version, and none of the red domes are clear. Details that used to be stickers are now molded in and painted.
The claws on the feet are now diecast metal, and the gold emblem is molded in.
The hands now rotate, open and close.
The sword, while shown as a shiny gold on the front of the box, is in fact a muted plastic gold, much like the original.
Each joint is clicky and solid. It's an exceptionally well-made toy. Everything just feels so good, and the diecast gives it a nice weight.
The Tigerzord uses the universal megazord joint system, so it will be able to combine with other zords in not only the Legacy line, but across all modern megazords.
Transformation to megazord mode is nearly identical. Transforming it feels like visiting an old friend. I didn't even have to look at the instructions. In tiger mode, he looks fantastic.
The tiger jaw opens and closes. The sword fits in back as a tail.
You'll notice the two connection points at the rear for connection with the Thunderzord (or any zords really)
So how does this compare to the original?
You can see that the original is actually a bit bigger, but still retains the same look and feel. The original is more toy-like, but the new one is just as playable.
The same can be said for robot mode.
That being said, they aren't quite "Soul of Chogokin" versions of the classic megazords. A proper SOC release would have much more in terms of accessories or articulation. These are more updated versions for the modern collector. Well worth the purchase in any case.
|Posted 29 January, 2016 - 16:43 by JoshB|