Jumbo Thundersaurus Megazord
Review by NekroDave
The Jumbo Thundersaurus Megazord was the fifth entry in Bandai Creation's line of Jumbo sized Power Ranger robots and the first from the Dino Thunder series. It followed previous releases the Wildforce Megazord and Isis Megazord from the Wild Force series and Storm Megazord and Thunderstorm Megazord from the Ninja Storm series. In my opinion, it's one of the weaker entries in the line, possibly the weakest. I tend to flip flop on whether I like this or the Wildforce Megazord the least.
I think I would like it more if it didn't have those silly patterns within the gold on the legs and shoulders. I just tend to remind me of bad wallpaper. Also, there's something about a robot with toes that just seems off to me. Also, the right hand looks kind of awkward to me. I can't quite put my finger on it.
The giant drill/tail for a left arm doesn't bother me that much like it would any other Jumbo collectors. I've heard some people complain about it, but no one complains about the drill arm for Getter 2. I think it might just be an anti-sentai sentiment at work. The arm on this toy can turn, but it doesn't actually spin, unfortunately.
I do quite like the sculpt of the head, even though it tends to remind me of Dancougar.
I'm not quite as enamored of the head that sticks out from the chest. It sticks out a bit too far for my liking. It really seems out of place on what is otherwise a very thin robot.
Both heads are made of soft vinyl and need to be attached when you buy the toy. Another plastic handle for the back is also included again. As is the case with some of the other toys in this line, some of the paint applications are a little bit spotty.
Again, the box can be displayed either landscape or portrait style.
As a fanatic for anything Jumbo, I'm glad I bought this guy. But I suspect that if you were collecting when this came out and didn't get it then, then nothing will change your mind about it. There are no hidden surprises with these things. Basically, either you like the way it looks or you don't.
|Posted 26 August, 2007 - 18:06 by NekroDave|