Deluxe Pyramidas The Carrier Zord
Review by EVA_Unit_4A
The identity and allegiance of the Gold Ranger is one of the most infamous moments in Power Rangers history, which was filled with false leads and red herrings at every turn from the writers. It ultimately consumed seven episodes, and the story arc finally concluded with the surprise return of Jason Scott Lee ("Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" season-1’s Red Ranger) to wield the powers. Regardless of this, the massive flying Pyramidas makes its first appearance in Episode 27, “The Power of Gold”, after the Zeo Mega-Battlezord is unable to take down the Wolfbane robot. It only appears in Pyramid Mode and fires one volley in this episode. (In Episode 28, “A Small Problem”, it is revealed that Pyramidas can instantly heal both the Zeo Megazord and Red Battlezord when it is on the battlefield.)
Because of the toy’s enormous size, there are several decals warning not to stand or sit on the toy! (These I humorously removed years ago.) There are eight black ABS wheels underneath (two more are added in Carrier Mode). However, because they have treads on them, it will rattle on hard flat surfaces.
The arms have single-axis ratcheting joints in the shoulders & elbows, while the ratcheting wrists are able to turn due to the transformation process.
While the Pyramid and Carrier Modes can freely roll about, Robot Mode has no wheels and so cannot be pushed across any surface in similar fashion. Though the toy is certainly not restricted in such fashion, Pyramidas only appears in its Robot and Carrier Modes during the series when forming either Zeo Ultrazord mode. [While the Zeo Ultrazord (Robot Mode) regularly saw action, the Zeo Ultrazord (Carrier Mode) was rarely used. But one does not have any particular advantage or capability over the other in context of the series.]
For those of you wondering what the differences are between the Deluxe Pyramidas The Carrier Zord from “Power Rangers Zeo” (1996), and its original Japanese counterpart- the DX King Pyramider from “Chouriki Sentai OhRanger” (1995) - the answer is simple: There are no differences. They are exactly the same. Because the paint applications were limited to just the face and chest crystal, that was not an issue. And there were only four decals, all on the legs. However, don’t be fooled by official photographs of Pyramidas, which have a distinct sand brown tone rather than the golden-orange actually used on the toy; all plastic coloring was the same between the two toys as well.
Sets required for these combinations:
- Deluxe Zeo Megazord
- Deluxe Red Battlezord
|Posted 11 July, 2010 - 12:01 by EVA_Unit_4A|