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  Press Release from Saban Brands about their events:
To kick off the opening of Power Morphicon, fans can gather for an exciting event on Saturday, August 23, at 8:45 a.m. outside the Pasadena Convention Center. Saban’s Power Rangers and special “Junior Ranger” guests from Make-A-Wish® will take part in an epic stunt to POWER UP Power Morphicon, which originally started in 2006 to grant the wish of a child in the Make-A-Wish program. The Power Rangers are partnering with Make-A-Wish, the official 2014 Power Morphicon Charity Auction beneficiary, and special guests to transform the lives of five kids from around the country with life-threatening medical conditions by granting their wishes to meet the Power Rangers.
 
At 1 p.m., fans can attend the Power Rangers Super Megaforce Panel in Ballroom D&E, moderated by Chip Lynn, Executive Producer of the upcoming Power Rangers Dino Charge season. Fans can expect a lively Q&A session with the Super Megaforce cast, followed by a never before seen look of the highly anticipated upcoming 2015 season. Following the panel, attendees can meet the cast of Power Rangers Super Megaforce at the official cast signing from 2-4 p.m. in the Main Hallway. In addition, fans can expect to meet and pose for photos with various legendary Rangers on the show floor throughout the full run of the convention.
Make-A-Wish Event:

 We’ve joined forces with Make-A-Wish for a CAN’T-MISS stunt on Saturday morning to POWER UP five kids’ wishes to meet the Power Rangers. If you’re attending the convention, you’ll definitely want to check this out, so be sure to arrive early (around 8:30 a.m.) to get a good viewing spot.

Shout! Factory Power Morphicon Live
Also, if you can’t make it to Power Morphicon, no fear! Shout! Factory will be hosting Power Morphicon Live, a live streaming digital event from inside the convention on August 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST exclusively on PowerMorphiconLive.com.
 
Power Morphicon Contest
Following contest is only for attendees of Power Morphicon that are 18 and over. Power Morphicon Trivia Contest. The contest will have three rounds. Contest will initiate via email the week of August 18. They will send trivia questions to the PMC advance attendee email list they will have to  answer those questions in the given time frame.  They will select 10 winners and three alternates from the correct responses. Players in the final 4 will need to be present at Power Morphicon to compete in the last round. The final round will be hosted and judged by Andre Meadows, questions will be derived from the Power Rangers Trivial Pursuit game and other sources with input from Saban.

 PRIZES
 Final 10 prize 1 day Morphicon pass, $10 Shout coupon via email & PMC Day Pass
  Prize 1 megaset of your choice PMC 2014 litho
 4 prize 2 mega sets of your choice, JD Frank signed headshot, PMC 2014 litho
3 prize 3 mega sets of your choice, JD Frank signed headshot, PMC 2014 litho
Grand prize Power Rangers Legacy Collection, PMC 2014 litho.
 Power Morphicon Trivia Contest Draft 1 August 12,  2014
 
Panel Schedule
There will be three ballrooms. Check out the official panel schedule at:
 
Lavender Ranger
I am surprised people are surprised I will be attending this year's Power Morphicon. I attended the last one and have been saving up for this one. Initially I was going to only be there for Saturday but I will be there Friday too. I will be staying at the same Sheraton hotel so if you are going, I hope to see you there! Last time I had no Twitter nor a laptop there. This time I will have my laptop there and try to upload some photos per night and some updates. Of course  may not having fancy speedy updates like Fury Diamond of MegaforceCast, Henshin Justice or any other but I will try to do my best. Last time I did have the best Megaforce promo HD video.
 
Here is last time's coverage:
 
More:

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 The original Anime had this same episode, based on the manga where there is police barricade because of a Princess with her mysterious box the enemy thinks is the Mysterious Silver Crystal. Usagi wants to go and disguises as a princess and dances with Tuxedo Mask. The Princess who looks like Umeko with nerdy glasses gets possessed by Nephrite. Usagi and Tuxedo Mask fall from a balcony and sail down due to a Parasol. Moon, Mars and Mercury exorcise Nephrite's copy from the Princess and we find out that she didn't have the Silver Crystal. In the end, Mamoru kisses Usagi while sleeping and she says it reminds her of something.

So this episode pretty much follows that, except of just seeing Nephrite, the Sailors meet all four Shittenou. I was never fond of Usagi's first kiss as Mamoru kissed her when she was drunk in the original Anime. In the dub, they made it into a dream. In the Live-Action version, Usagi dressed as a bear and hid and there was no kiss. Okay, back to this episode--other changes are Luna telling the three their mission and also a brief thing about each of their personalities. Rei asks when will the Princess be revealed, Luna says when all five Senshi are present and a special block they have on her will be taken off.
 

 I am not writing a simple summary and review this time as I am growing tired of the same thing over and over. We have seen this all before. They say this is closer to the Manga but I have been seeing the old Anime and it is all pretty much the same. Only major difference from this Anime and the original is that Naru is not involved in this version and that Rei and Ami actually go to the dance, but they pretty much serve the same purpose and make no difference to the Usagi and Mamoru plot.
 
What new thing is that Jadeite destroyed her Tiara and she got a new one this time. In the last Anime, it got destroyed and it magically came back the next time with no explanation. Sailor Jupiter premieres in two weeks.
 






 
Unlock the power with the Power Rangers Power Morphicon Limited Edition Ranger Key Set! Together in this set are two Power Rangers Keys, including the exclusive metallic Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger and Light Speed Rescue Titanium Ranger which are unavailable in a metallic version outside of this collection! Both keys activate an exclusive sound by inserting them into the Deluxe Legendary Morpher (sold separately). These keys also unlock sounds and features throughout the Power Rangers Super Megaforce toy line, and can be scanned for digital play with the Power Rangers Scanner App available for Apple and Android. Only 500 produced. Available exclusively at Power Morphicon 2014! Limited quantities available each day.
Price $10.00
 
We want to make things as easy as possible for you so here are some FAQs for Bandai product that will help you get your hands on our Limited Edition Power Morphicon Exclusives!

1. Where can I purchase these Exclusives?
Power Morphicon Convention, Pasadena, CA, Bandai America Inc. Booth.

2. When do the Power Rangers Power Morphicon Limited Edition Ranger Key Set go on sale?
On Sale August 22-24, 2014. While supplies last.

3. What forms of payment will be accepted?
Credit card only.

4. How many can I purchase?
Limit 1 per person.

5.How much will they cost?
$10.00
 
 
Lavender Ranger's Opinions
$10? and only 1 per person???!!! What the? I was planning to get 2, one for my nephew and one for me (and have it signed by Rhett Fisher and David DeLatour--I may still do that). And two people already asked me to buy one. Some people think this has been done for enough of the hundreds of people to get one for themselves. I think it is also to stop too many eBay scalpers.



UPDATE 8/20/14
The following post is only to inform.
 
 
A couple months ago, the members of Power Force were asked to renew their contracts and two declined. I will not say who they were but some people already know and can deduce by checking the official websites. A couple months later we were asked to select three nominees, three fans that had to have certain requirements. The requirements are they must be a highly passionate Power Rangers fan, must have a wealth of knowledge about the Power Rangers franchise and must have a strong online presence through a blog, social media, and/or forums with a dedicated following and or readership. With those requirements (which most fans fit 2 out of 3), not everyone fit all three. So out of the three I picked, one was selected. In all NINE were selected and I do not know why or anything like that. Neither do I know who in the existing group picked nor why. The only one I picked that was selected was Eric Berry who won the WeLoveFine.com contest. I met The2ndBatgirl in passing before and I can't wait to meet Eric Berry at PMC I am planning to go. Congrats to all the new members!
 
Here are the new members, which round out to 25:
He is the owner of TokuNation and host of Talkin Toku Podcast.
 
Eric Berry is host of and Co-host of
 
She owns Power Rangers Recaps. She is the second female Power Force member, first is Lisa J of No Pink Spandex.
 
 Hassan Ahmed is a toy reviewer on YouTube:
 
Brian Dagley owns ShukuenShinobi.com which mostly deals with Sentai.
 
Jacob Brode does videos on YouTube
 

He does video reviews on YouTube


 Should I stop doing Sailor Moon Crystal reviews?
Yes
  37 (41%)
 
No I Like them
  58 (64%)
 
Which season of Power Rangers you bought DVD volumes for?
In Space
  26 (46%)
 
Turbo
  24 (42%)
 
Zeo
  27 (48%)
 
Alien Rangers
  28 (50%)
 
Mighty Morphin
  37 (66%)
 
Which of the following have you spotted in your toy store?
Legacy Lord Zedd
  17 (28%)
 
Legacy Red, White, Green
  19 (31%)
 
Silver Morpher
  21 (35%)
 
Silver Spear
  15 (25%)
 
RPM Turbo Falcon
  31 (51%)
 
Fall Morph Suits
  12 (20%)
 
31" Super Megaforce
  20 (33%)
 
Ninja Zord
  14 (23%)
 
 
Nick Hotel: What do you think about the real PRSM cast being there for a weekend?
Great
  81 (79%)
 
Bad
  9 (8%)
 
Wish I could go
  40 (39%)
 
Don't Know
  12 (11%)
 
 Which Disney Villains would you want to return for PRSM?
Sargain
  17 (16%)
 
Shizmazu
  17 (16%)
 
Vexacus
  24 (23%)
 
Zeltrax
  56 (54%)
 
Grumm
  34 (33%)
 
Broodwing
  25 (24%)
 
Imperious
  15 (14%)
 
Sculpin
  13 (12%)
 
Flurious
  18 (17%)
 
Moltor
  25 (24%)
 
Fearcats
  17 (16%)
 
Scorch
  16 (15%)
 
Dai Shi
  42 (41%)
 
Venjix
  44 (43%)
 
Shifter
  20 (19%)
Which Saban Villains (suits) would you want to return for PRSM?
Goldar
  76 (70%)
 
Rito
  33 (30%)
 
Rygog
  17 (15%)
 
Elgar
  21 (19%)
 
Ecliptor
  40 (37%)
 
Darkconda
  38 (35%)
 
Villamax
  21 (19%)
 
Captain Mutiny
  14 (12%)
 
Deviot
  23 (21%)
 
Diabolico
  27 (25%)
 
Olympus
  19 (17%)
 
Frax
  32 (29%)
 
Jindrax
  17 (15%)
 
Zenaku
  29 (26%)
 
Deker
  33 (30%)
 
Xandred
  27 (25%)
 
Which villains (suits only) would you want to return for Super Megaforce?
Deker
  39 (23%)
 
Deviot
  23 (14%)
 
Goldar
  69 (42%)
 
Elgar
  20 (12%)
 
Ecliptor
  45 (27%)
 
Grumm
  27 (16%)
 
Diabolico
  31 (19%)
 
Frax
  90 (55%)
 
Zenaku
  30 (18%)
 
Moltor
  19 (11%)
 
Zeltrax
  39 (23%)
 
Sargain
  20 (12%)
 
Imperious
  23 (14%)
 
Scorch
  19 (11%)
 
Shifter
  23 (14%)
 



All other Power Force members got this that the official date for MMPR Reboot is July 22, 2016. This might change but this is what we got. Some people think it is too soon but I think it is a good date. I mean, it's August 2014 right now. Lionsgate and Saban Brands are bringing out news about this date. This will coincide with the summer hiatus of Power Rangers Dino Supercharge. 

The following movies are scheduled to be released July 2016, these may change as well:

  • Independence Day 2
  • Angry Birds
  • Bourne Legacy 2
  • Ice Age 5
  • Doctor Strange
  • Planet of the Apes 3


 
 With the picture of Melody Perkins as Astronema & hint at SDCC, do you think villains will return?
Yes, Awesome
  65 (78%)
 
Yes, Bad
  6 (7%)
 
No, not true
  20 (24%)
 
Zyuranger on DVD: What do you think?
Finally!
  59 (53%)
 
Great
  46 (41%)
 
Hope for More
  53 (48%)
 
Will Buy
  20 (18%)
 
Not Interested
  10 (9%)
 
Which keys that were not present at SDCC 2014 would you be upset that don't get keys?
Yellow Turbo
  40 (43%)
 
Yellow LR
  33 (36%)
 
Pink LR
  37 (40%)
 
Pink OO
  26 (28%)
 
Kat Ranger
  37 (40%)
 
Dai Shi
  45 (49%)
 
Camile
  47 (51%)
 
Sentinel K
  37 (40%)
 
Spirit Rangers
  51 (56%)
 
Lauren
  45 (49%)
 
Silver Space
  39 (42%)
 
Pink Space
  36 (39%)
 
RPM Black
  37 (40%)
 
Yellow TF
  29 (31%)
 

What do you think about the PR ACG Tournament on Sunday of PMC?
Wish it wasn't Sunday
  22 (39%)
 
Awesome
  26 (46%)
 
Bad
  6 (10%)
 
Wish I could go
  22 (39%)
 

Would you had liked ACG Series 5 and 6 to been brought to US and continued?
Yes
  56 (90%)
 
No
  6 (9%)

What do you think about the PR ACG being canceled?
Bad
  63 (87%)
 
Good
  9 (12%)
 
 

 

 What do you think about some keys showing skirts in promo pics & not really having it & vice versa?
Strange
  54 (71%)
 
Wish all had skirts
  33 (43%)
 
Don't Like It
  8 (10%)
 
Like It
  8 (10%)
  
What do you think about the lighter shade of Green Samurai Ranger (Ninja Storm)?
Like It
  36 (45%)
 
Don't Like It
  15 (18%)
 
Don't think the real key will be that shade
  25 (31%)
 
Don't know yet
  18 (22%



"Act 3: Rei - Sailor Mars"
The episode opens with Jadeite apologizing to Beryl, Nephrite and Zoisite comes in. Nephrite says Jadeite's monsters failed because they were made of clay, he wants to get the crystal. Zoisite says the Senshi will get in the way.  Beryl says the crystal has immense power, whoever obtains it will rule all. She tells them that their mission is get rid of the Senshi. Rei has a premonition at her temple.  Later Rei says bye to a little girl named Mii. Students at Usagi's school talk about the 'Demon Bus,' people get on and don't get out. Usagi is sleeping, Luna wakes her up in school, telling her they have a meeting at the arcade, which wakes her right up. Ami tells Luna at the Arcade she can't believe she is a Senshi. Luna tells her their mission to protect the Princess and find the Silver Crystal.

 Usagi win two watches. Later, they are on a bus stop. Usagi is upset Ami is going to cram school. AMi tells Usagi she sees a beautiful girl that goes to T.A. Girl's Academy. They see her, Usagi stares at her. Rei gets a glimpse of the Moon Kingdom when looking at Usagi. Rei steps off the bus and Usagi does too. They head into the shrine. Rei feels a demonic atmosphere and sends her crows after Usagi and does her 'Evil Spirit, Taisen' gimminck on Usagi. Later she apologizes and asks if she is okay. Rei says her crows don't attack humans. Usagi thinks she is cool. Rei goes up to Mii's mom, who says Mii is missing. They leave and Usagi if Mii is her friend, Rei says Mii plays at the shrine waiting for the bus. They talk about the Demon Bus. Usagi and Ami put on the matching watches at the school. Luna says Rei has mysterious powers and might be the princess. Usagi says she is beautiful enough to be it. Later Usagi and Luna talk on the bus.
 

Luna tells her that the watch is a communicator. Luna freaks out and they bump into Mamoru again, who says they bump into each other. Turns out Mamoru is in his second year of High School. She asks him if he heard of the Demon Bus, he says yes. He catches her looking at him so she hides her eyes with Luna. Mii's mom wants Rei to use her power to find Mii. Rei says to go to the police. The other women blame Rei. Usagi defends her. Rei tells them to leave. Later, Rei and Usagi tak about how people treated her because of her powers and asks why must she have these powers. Usagi wants to help her to find Mii. She tells her not to be involved with her anymore. Usagi leaves as there is nothing they can do. Meanwhile, Rei stays focus mediating to the fire. She pictures Jaedite grabbing Usagi. She runs to her aid. She bumps into Jeadite running a bus. He makes her faint. They pass Usagi and she sees her in the bus.
 
 The bus goes into a wall/other dimension. Usagi transforms into a flight attendant (to save the passengers) and enters the hole. Tuxedo Mask comes in and saves Luna. Luna runs off and tells Ami. In the other dimension, Nephrite briefly visits Jaedite as he says he is luring the Senshi. There is the victims everywhere sleeping, including Rei. Usagi bumps into a column saying she doesn't have Luna nor Tuxedo Mask to save her. Her watch rings and she screams in it. Ami and Luna track her through a laptop and tell her to transform so they can track her location. Ami finds it and transforms. Ami and Usagi transform at the same time. Jadeite says he is attracted to Rei (referring to their relationship in the past in the manga). Sailor Moon and Mercury present themselves. Ami does her mist and Usagi looks for the victim. Jadeite blasts ice at them. Rei wakes up and recognizes Usagi. Usagi denies it but then tells her she is a superhero. Luna sighs. Rei is surprised she has powers as well. Rei grabs Jadite. He tries freezing her but she says she has powers too and it burns off.

Her symbol glows on her forehead, Luna throws her the pen and she transforms into Sailor Mars. Sailor Moon ties up Jadite with the Tiara Boomerang. Mars does Evil Spirit Taisen and burns Jadite. Later, Mii and Rei reunite around the police near the bus stop. Mii reunites with her mom. Rei smiles and walks to Usagi and Ami. Usagi is happy she joined them. Ami says they were looking for someone like her. Rei smiles. Meanwhile, paparazzi take pictures of a man carrying a case in an airport. Next week has to do with a crystal they think is the Silver one and a Masquerade party which was in the Manga and was repeated in the original Anime and the Live-Action version.
 
Review:
It was a surprise to get Zoisite so soon, it wasn't a surprise to see Nephrite though. I liked that they added the little girl Mii to Rei's story, that it wasn't like the original Anime ep that included Jaedite. I did like that Rei is more receptive of Usagi's friendship than in the past. Even though the Live-Action version is closer to the Manga in respects that Rei wasn't boy-crazy (the original Anime made her boy-crazy), the Live-Action version still had her initially being cold to Usagi and Ami. In this version, she seems to be more cooperative to the idea of teamwork. I also like that Rei was able to tell that Usagi was Sailor Moon. Not sure if Tuxedo Mask really was able to tell if Usagi was Sailor Moon but I guess we'll find out. I also like the sort of 3-D effects of the Henshin sequence. Also, interesting they are adding the past relationship of the Shittenou and Sailor Guardians which is an idea Naoko Takeuchi had but never explored in the Manga. In Act 3 of the manga, Jadeite looked at Rei's unconscious form and mused upon her beauty. This was only an attraction as noted in this episode that he was attracted to her.


 
Which New Keys presented at SDCC 2014 are you most excited about?
White Mystic
  31 (41%)
 
Wolf Warrior
  27 (36%)
 
Green NS
  25 (33%)
 
Navy Ranger
  27 (36%)
 
Phantom Ranger
  40 (53%)
 
Ninjor
  39 (52%)
 
Blue Senturion
  25 (33%)
 
Magna Defender
  35 (46%)
 
Pink TF
  32 (42%)
 
Yellow LG
  22 (29%)
 
Green and Pink Dairanger keys spotted on SDCC 2014 banners, would you want to buy them?
Yes
  50 (73%)
 
No
  7 (10%)
 
Maybe
  11 (16%)
 
How do you think REALISTICALLY the rest of the Ranger Keys will be released?
Wave 5 Packs
  50 (83%)
 
Jammed with Feature Megazord
  15 (25%)
 
Blind Packs
  23 (38%)
 
Individual Window bags
  24 (40%)
 

Which item at SDCC 2014 you like the most? 
Legacy Tigerzord
  41 (50%)
 
Legacy Saba
  33 (40%)
 
Legacy Titanus
  32 (39%)
 
Legacy Movie Morpher
  36 (43%)
 
5' Red Dino Charge
  18 (21%)
 
Dino Charge Batteries
  20 (24%)
 
Dino Charge Megazord
  20 (24%)
 
Dino Charge Morpher
  23 (28%)
 
Super Mega Cannon
  11 (13%)
 
Feature Fig
  11 (13%)
 
Feature Megazord
  17 (20%)
 
SM 5 inch Figs
  14 (17%)
 
More Ranger Keys
  55 (67%)
 

What do you think about the reveal that Violet Wolf and Titanium Ranger keys will be PMC Exclusive?
Awesome
  54 (67%)
 
Not Fair
  29 (36%)
 
Should Be More
  21 (26%)
 
Don't Like
  11 (13%)
 

    Which Legacy Item revealed at SDCC 2014 do you like most?
Legacy Tigerzord
  41 (56%)
 
Legacy Saba
  31 (43%)
 
White Movie Morpher
  40 (55%)
 
Legacy Titanus
  23 (31%)
 
Gotta Have It or Make It Stop: Purple Triceratops
Gotta Have It
  31 (39%)
 
Make It Stop
  47 (60%)

   
Do you believe girl, 6th ranger & extra hero keys will be released as SDCC 14 Bandai booth claims?
Yes
  45 (58%)
 
No
  13 (16%)
 
Not Sure
  14 (18%)
 
Maybe
  19 (24%)
 
Trick Me Twice
  17 (22%)
 

 


 


 
Some people, including me, really loved the Power Rangers Action Card Game that started in 2013. We were told there was going to be Series 5 and Series 6 but unfortunately Series 5 ended up in Europe only. Some people at Bandai say that the reason the Card line was canceled because 'one gimmick' a year. Since Megaforce's first season was based on Goseiger and it was about cards, they did cards in 2013 and since Megaforce's second season was based on Gokaiger and it has keys, this year is just the keys. I was hoping the cards would continue as it was not only about the Gosei Morpher but also about the game. Some cons even had competitions like Rangerstop in Orlando in November. Above image is from the now canceled 'Keepers of Hope' Series 6.
 
But there is some good news. Bandai will have an 'Action Card Game' Championship at Power Morphicon in Pasadena, California on Sunday August 24. They will also be giving out promotional cards. More info on their Facebook page. So as much as I love the Ranger Keys, I do miss the cards. My nephew was hoping for Super Megaforce cards.
 
 



  Press Release from Saban Brands about their events:
To kick off the opening of Power Morphicon, fans can gather for an exciting event on Saturday, August 23, at 8:45 a.m. outside the Pasadena Convention Center. Saban’s Power Rangers and special “Junior Ranger” guests from Make-A-Wish® will take part in an epic stunt to POWER UP Power Morphicon, which originally started in 2006 to grant the wish of a child in the Make-A-Wish program. The Power Rangers are partnering with Make-A-Wish, the official 2014 Power Morphicon Charity Auction beneficiary, and special guests to transform the lives of five kids from around the country with life-threatening medical conditions by granting their wishes to meet the Power Rangers.
 
At 1 p.m., fans can attend the Power Rangers Super Megaforce Panel in Ballroom D&E, moderated by Chip Lynn, Executive Producer of the upcoming Power Rangers Dino Charge season. Fans can expect a lively Q&A session with the Super Megaforce cast, followed by a never before seen look of the highly anticipated upcoming 2015 season. Following the panel, attendees can meet the cast of Power Rangers Super Megaforce at the official cast signing from 2-4 p.m. in the Main Hallway. In addition, fans can expect to meet and pose for photos with various legendary Rangers on the show floor throughout the full run of the convention.
Make-A-Wish Event:

 We’ve joined forces with Make-A-Wish for a CAN’T-MISS stunt on Saturday morning to POWER UP five kids’ wishes to meet the Power Rangers. If you’re attending the convention, you’ll definitely want to check this out, so be sure to arrive early (around 8:30 a.m.) to get a good viewing spot.

Shout! Factory Power Morphicon Live
Also, if you can’t make it to Power Morphicon, no fear! Shout! Factory will be hosting Power Morphicon Live, a live streaming digital event from inside the convention on August 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST exclusively on PowerMorphiconLive.com.
 
Power Morphicon Contest
Following contest is only for attendees of Power Morphicon that are 18 and over. Power Morphicon Trivia Contest. The contest will have three rounds. Contest will initiate via email the week of August 18. They will send trivia questions to the PMC advance attendee email list they will have to  answer those questions in the given time frame.  They will select 10 winners and three alternates from the correct responses. Players in the final 4 will need to be present at Power Morphicon to compete in the last round. The final round will be hosted and judged by Andre Meadows, questions will be derived from the Power Rangers Trivial Pursuit game and other sources with input from Saban.

 PRIZES
 Final 10 prize 1 day Morphicon pass, $10 Shout coupon via email & PMC Day Pass
  Prize 1 megaset of your choice PMC 2014 litho
 4 prize 2 mega sets of your choice, JD Frank signed headshot, PMC 2014 litho
3 prize 3 mega sets of your choice, JD Frank signed headshot, PMC 2014 litho
Grand prize Power Rangers Legacy Collection, PMC 2014 litho.
 Power Morphicon Trivia Contest Draft 1 August 12,  2014
 
Panel Schedule
There will be three ballrooms. Check out the official panel schedule at:
 
Lavender Ranger
I am surprised people are surprised I will be attending this year's Power Morphicon. I attended the last one and have been saving up for this one. Initially I was going to only be there for Saturday but I will be there Friday too. I will be staying at the same Sheraton hotel so if you are going, I hope to see you there! Last time I had no Twitter nor a laptop there. This time I will have my laptop there and try to upload some photos per night and some updates. Of course  may not having fancy speedy updates like Fury Diamond of MegaforceCast, Henshin Justice or any other but I will try to do my best. Last time I did have the best Megaforce promo HD video.
 
Here is last time's coverage:
 
More:

.


 

 The original Anime had this same episode, based on the manga where there is police barricade because of a Princess with her mysterious box the enemy thinks is the Mysterious Silver Crystal. Usagi wants to go and disguises as a princess and dances with Tuxedo Mask. The Princess who looks like Umeko with nerdy glasses gets possessed by Nephrite. Usagi and Tuxedo Mask fall from a balcony and sail down due to a Parasol. Moon, Mars and Mercury exorcise Nephrite's copy from the Princess and we find out that she didn't have the Silver Crystal. In the end, Mamoru kisses Usagi while sleeping and she says it reminds her of something.

So this episode pretty much follows that, except of just seeing Nephrite, the Sailors meet all four Shittenou. I was never fond of Usagi's first kiss as Mamoru kissed her when she was drunk in the original Anime. In the dub, they made it into a dream. In the Live-Action version, Usagi dressed as a bear and hid and there was no kiss. Okay, back to this episode--other changes are Luna telling the three their mission and also a brief thing about each of their personalities. Rei asks when will the Princess be revealed, Luna says when all five Senshi are present and a special block they have on her will be taken off.
 

 I am not writing a simple summary and review this time as I am growing tired of the same thing over and over. We have seen this all before. They say this is closer to the Manga but I have been seeing the old Anime and it is all pretty much the same. Only major difference from this Anime and the original is that Naru is not involved in this version and that Rei and Ami actually go to the dance, but they pretty much serve the same purpose and make no difference to the Usagi and Mamoru plot.
 
What new thing is that Jadeite destroyed her Tiara and she got a new one this time. In the last Anime, it got destroyed and it magically came back the next time with no explanation. Sailor Jupiter premieres in two weeks.
 






 
Unlock the power with the Power Rangers Power Morphicon Limited Edition Ranger Key Set! Together in this set are two Power Rangers Keys, including the exclusive metallic Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger and Light Speed Rescue Titanium Ranger which are unavailable in a metallic version outside of this collection! Both keys activate an exclusive sound by inserting them into the Deluxe Legendary Morpher (sold separately). These keys also unlock sounds and features throughout the Power Rangers Super Megaforce toy line, and can be scanned for digital play with the Power Rangers Scanner App available for Apple and Android. Only 500 produced. Available exclusively at Power Morphicon 2014! Limited quantities available each day.
Price $10.00
 
We want to make things as easy as possible for you so here are some FAQs for Bandai product that will help you get your hands on our Limited Edition Power Morphicon Exclusives!

1. Where can I purchase these Exclusives?
Power Morphicon Convention, Pasadena, CA, Bandai America Inc. Booth.

2. When do the Power Rangers Power Morphicon Limited Edition Ranger Key Set go on sale?
On Sale August 22-24, 2014. While supplies last.

3. What forms of payment will be accepted?
Credit card only.

4. How many can I purchase?
Limit 1 per person.

5.How much will they cost?
$10.00
 
 
Lavender Ranger's Opinions
$10? and only 1 per person???!!! What the? I was planning to get 2, one for my nephew and one for me (and have it signed by Rhett Fisher and David DeLatour--I may still do that). And two people already asked me to buy one. Some people think this has been done for enough of the hundreds of people to get one for themselves. I think it is also to stop too many eBay scalpers.



UPDATE 8/20/14
The following post is only to inform.
 
 
A couple months ago, the members of Power Force were asked to renew their contracts and two declined. I will not say who they were but some people already know and can deduce by checking the official websites. A couple months later we were asked to select three nominees, three fans that had to have certain requirements. The requirements are they must be a highly passionate Power Rangers fan, must have a wealth of knowledge about the Power Rangers franchise and must have a strong online presence through a blog, social media, and/or forums with a dedicated following and or readership. With those requirements (which most fans fit 2 out of 3), not everyone fit all three. So out of the three I picked, one was selected. In all NINE were selected and I do not know why or anything like that. Neither do I know who in the existing group picked nor why. The only one I picked that was selected was Eric Berry who won the WeLoveFine.com contest. I met The2ndBatgirl in passing before and I can't wait to meet Eric Berry at PMC I am planning to go. Congrats to all the new members!
 
Here are the new members, which round out to 25:
He is the owner of TokuNation and host of Talkin Toku Podcast.
 
Eric Berry is host of and Co-host of
 
She owns Power Rangers Recaps. She is the second female Power Force member, first is Lisa J of No Pink Spandex.
 
 Hassan Ahmed is a toy reviewer on YouTube:
 
Brian Dagley owns ShukuenShinobi.com which mostly deals with Sentai.
 
Jacob Brode does videos on YouTube
 

He does video reviews on YouTube


 Should I stop doing Sailor Moon Crystal reviews?
Yes
  37 (41%)
 
No I Like them
  58 (64%)
 
Which season of Power Rangers you bought DVD volumes for?
In Space
  26 (46%)
 
Turbo
  24 (42%)
 
Zeo
  27 (48%)
 
Alien Rangers
  28 (50%)
 
Mighty Morphin
  37 (66%)
 
Which of the following have you spotted in your toy store?
Legacy Lord Zedd
  17 (28%)
 
Legacy Red, White, Green
  19 (31%)
 
Silver Morpher
  21 (35%)
 
Silver Spear
  15 (25%)
 
RPM Turbo Falcon
  31 (51%)
 
Fall Morph Suits
  12 (20%)
 
31" Super Megaforce
  20 (33%)
 
Ninja Zord
  14 (23%)
 
 
Nick Hotel: What do you think about the real PRSM cast being there for a weekend?
Great
  81 (79%)
 
Bad
  9 (8%)
 
Wish I could go
  40 (39%)
 
Don't Know
  12 (11%)
 
 Which Disney Villains would you want to return for PRSM?
Sargain
  17 (16%)
 
Shizmazu
  17 (16%)
 
Vexacus
  24 (23%)
 
Zeltrax
  56 (54%)
 
Grumm
  34 (33%)
 
Broodwing
  25 (24%)
 
Imperious
  15 (14%)
 
Sculpin
  13 (12%)
 
Flurious
  18 (17%)
 
Moltor
  25 (24%)
 
Fearcats
  17 (16%)
 
Scorch
  16 (15%)
 
Dai Shi
  42 (41%)
 
Venjix
  44 (43%)
 
Shifter
  20 (19%)
Which Saban Villains (suits) would you want to return for PRSM?
Goldar
  76 (70%)
 
Rito
  33 (30%)
 
Rygog
  17 (15%)
 
Elgar
  21 (19%)
 
Ecliptor
  40 (37%)
 
Darkconda
  38 (35%)
 
Villamax
  21 (19%)
 
Captain Mutiny
  14 (12%)
 
Deviot
  23 (21%)
 
Diabolico
  27 (25%)
 
Olympus
  19 (17%)
 
Frax
  32 (29%)
 
Jindrax
  17 (15%)
 
Zenaku
  29 (26%)
 
Deker
  33 (30%)
 
Xandred
  27 (25%)
 
Which villains (suits only) would you want to return for Super Megaforce?
Deker
  39 (23%)
 
Deviot
  23 (14%)
 
Goldar
  69 (42%)
 
Elgar
  20 (12%)
 
Ecliptor
  45 (27%)
 
Grumm
  27 (16%)
 
Diabolico
  31 (19%)
 
Frax
  90 (55%)
 
Zenaku
  30 (18%)
 
Moltor
  19 (11%)
 
Zeltrax
  39 (23%)
 
Sargain
  20 (12%)
 
Imperious
  23 (14%)
 
Scorch
  19 (11%)
 
Shifter
  23 (14%)
 



All other Power Force members got this that the official date for MMPR Reboot is July 22, 2016. This might change but this is what we got. Some people think it is too soon but I think it is a good date. I mean, it's August 2014 right now. Lionsgate and Saban Brands are bringing out news about this date. This will coincide with the summer hiatus of Power Rangers Dino Supercharge. 

The following movies are scheduled to be released July 2016, these may change as well:

  • Independence Day 2
  • Angry Birds
  • Bourne Legacy 2
  • Ice Age 5
  • Doctor Strange
  • Planet of the Apes 3


 
 With the picture of Melody Perkins as Astronema & hint at SDCC, do you think villains will return?
Yes, Awesome
  65 (78%)
 
Yes, Bad
  6 (7%)
 
No, not true
  20 (24%)
 
Zyuranger on DVD: What do you think?
Finally!
  59 (53%)
 
Great
  46 (41%)
 
Hope for More
  53 (48%)
 
Will Buy
  20 (18%)
 
Not Interested
  10 (9%)
 
Which keys that were not present at SDCC 2014 would you be upset that don't get keys?
Yellow Turbo
  40 (43%)
 
Yellow LR
  33 (36%)
 
Pink LR
  37 (40%)
 
Pink OO
  26 (28%)
 
Kat Ranger
  37 (40%)
 
Dai Shi
  45 (49%)
 
Camile
  47 (51%)
 
Sentinel K
  37 (40%)
 
Spirit Rangers
  51 (56%)
 
Lauren
  45 (49%)
 
Silver Space
  39 (42%)
 
Pink Space
  36 (39%)
 
RPM Black
  37 (40%)
 
Yellow TF
  29 (31%)
 

What do you think about the PR ACG Tournament on Sunday of PMC?
Wish it wasn't Sunday
  22 (39%)
 
Awesome
  26 (46%)
 
Bad
  6 (10%)
 
Wish I could go
  22 (39%)
 

Would you had liked ACG Series 5 and 6 to been brought to US and continued?
Yes
  56 (90%)
 
No
  6 (9%)

What do you think about the PR ACG being canceled?
Bad
  63 (87%)
 
Good
  9 (12%)
 
 

 

 What do you think about some keys showing skirts in promo pics & not really having it & vice versa?
Strange
  54 (71%)
 
Wish all had skirts
  33 (43%)
 
Don't Like It
  8 (10%)
 
Like It
  8 (10%)
  
What do you think about the lighter shade of Green Samurai Ranger (Ninja Storm)?
Like It
  36 (45%)
 
Don't Like It
  15 (18%)
 
Don't think the real key will be that shade
  25 (31%)
 
Don't know yet
  18 (22%



"Act 3: Rei - Sailor Mars"
The episode opens with Jadeite apologizing to Beryl, Nephrite and Zoisite comes in. Nephrite says Jadeite's monsters failed because they were made of clay, he wants to get the crystal. Zoisite says the Senshi will get in the way.  Beryl says the crystal has immense power, whoever obtains it will rule all. She tells them that their mission is get rid of the Senshi. Rei has a premonition at her temple.  Later Rei says bye to a little girl named Mii. Students at Usagi's school talk about the 'Demon Bus,' people get on and don't get out. Usagi is sleeping, Luna wakes her up in school, telling her they have a meeting at the arcade, which wakes her right up. Ami tells Luna at the Arcade she can't believe she is a Senshi. Luna tells her their mission to protect the Princess and find the Silver Crystal.

 Usagi win two watches. Later, they are on a bus stop. Usagi is upset Ami is going to cram school. AMi tells Usagi she sees a beautiful girl that goes to T.A. Girl's Academy. They see her, Usagi stares at her. Rei gets a glimpse of the Moon Kingdom when looking at Usagi. Rei steps off the bus and Usagi does too. They head into the shrine. Rei feels a demonic atmosphere and sends her crows after Usagi and does her 'Evil Spirit, Taisen' gimminck on Usagi. Later she apologizes and asks if she is okay. Rei says her crows don't attack humans. Usagi thinks she is cool. Rei goes up to Mii's mom, who says Mii is missing. They leave and Usagi if Mii is her friend, Rei says Mii plays at the shrine waiting for the bus. They talk about the Demon Bus. Usagi and Ami put on the matching watches at the school. Luna says Rei has mysterious powers and might be the princess. Usagi says she is beautiful enough to be it. Later Usagi and Luna talk on the bus.
 

Luna tells her that the watch is a communicator. Luna freaks out and they bump into Mamoru again, who says they bump into each other. Turns out Mamoru is in his second year of High School. She asks him if he heard of the Demon Bus, he says yes. He catches her looking at him so she hides her eyes with Luna. Mii's mom wants Rei to use her power to find Mii. Rei says to go to the police. The other women blame Rei. Usagi defends her. Rei tells them to leave. Later, Rei and Usagi tak about how people treated her because of her powers and asks why must she have these powers. Usagi wants to help her to find Mii. She tells her not to be involved with her anymore. Usagi leaves as there is nothing they can do. Meanwhile, Rei stays focus mediating to the fire. She pictures Jaedite grabbing Usagi. She runs to her aid. She bumps into Jeadite running a bus. He makes her faint. They pass Usagi and she sees her in the bus.
 
 The bus goes into a wall/other dimension. Usagi transforms into a flight attendant (to save the passengers) and enters the hole. Tuxedo Mask comes in and saves Luna. Luna runs off and tells Ami. In the other dimension, Nephrite briefly visits Jaedite as he says he is luring the Senshi. There is the victims everywhere sleeping, including Rei. Usagi bumps into a column saying she doesn't have Luna nor Tuxedo Mask to save her. Her watch rings and she screams in it. Ami and Luna track her through a laptop and tell her to transform so they can track her location. Ami finds it and transforms. Ami and Usagi transform at the same time. Jadeite says he is attracted to Rei (referring to their relationship in the past in the manga). Sailor Moon and Mercury present themselves. Ami does her mist and Usagi looks for the victim. Jadeite blasts ice at them. Rei wakes up and recognizes Usagi. Usagi denies it but then tells her she is a superhero. Luna sighs. Rei is surprised she has powers as well. Rei grabs Jadite. He tries freezing her but she says she has powers too and it burns off.

Her symbol glows on her forehead, Luna throws her the pen and she transforms into Sailor Mars. Sailor Moon ties up Jadite with the Tiara Boomerang. Mars does Evil Spirit Taisen and burns Jadite. Later, Mii and Rei reunite around the police near the bus stop. Mii reunites with her mom. Rei smiles and walks to Usagi and Ami. Usagi is happy she joined them. Ami says they were looking for someone like her. Rei smiles. Meanwhile, paparazzi take pictures of a man carrying a case in an airport. Next week has to do with a crystal they think is the Silver one and a Masquerade party which was in the Manga and was repeated in the original Anime and the Live-Action version.
 
Review:
It was a surprise to get Zoisite so soon, it wasn't a surprise to see Nephrite though. I liked that they added the little girl Mii to Rei's story, that it wasn't like the original Anime ep that included Jaedite. I did like that Rei is more receptive of Usagi's friendship than in the past. Even though the Live-Action version is closer to the Manga in respects that Rei wasn't boy-crazy (the original Anime made her boy-crazy), the Live-Action version still had her initially being cold to Usagi and Ami. In this version, she seems to be more cooperative to the idea of teamwork. I also like that Rei was able to tell that Usagi was Sailor Moon. Not sure if Tuxedo Mask really was able to tell if Usagi was Sailor Moon but I guess we'll find out. I also like the sort of 3-D effects of the Henshin sequence. Also, interesting they are adding the past relationship of the Shittenou and Sailor Guardians which is an idea Naoko Takeuchi had but never explored in the Manga. In Act 3 of the manga, Jadeite looked at Rei's unconscious form and mused upon her beauty. This was only an attraction as noted in this episode that he was attracted to her.


 
Which New Keys presented at SDCC 2014 are you most excited about?
White Mystic
  31 (41%)
 
Wolf Warrior
  27 (36%)
 
Green NS
  25 (33%)
 
Navy Ranger
  27 (36%)
 
Phantom Ranger
  40 (53%)
 
Ninjor
  39 (52%)
 
Blue Senturion
  25 (33%)
 
Magna Defender
  35 (46%)
 
Pink TF
  32 (42%)
 
Yellow LG
  22 (29%)
 
Green and Pink Dairanger keys spotted on SDCC 2014 banners, would you want to buy them?
Yes
  50 (73%)
 
No
  7 (10%)
 
Maybe
  11 (16%)
 
How do you think REALISTICALLY the rest of the Ranger Keys will be released?
Wave 5 Packs
  50 (83%)
 
Jammed with Feature Megazord
  15 (25%)
 
Blind Packs
  23 (38%)
 
Individual Window bags
  24 (40%)
 

Which item at SDCC 2014 you like the most? 
Legacy Tigerzord
  41 (50%)
 
Legacy Saba
  33 (40%)
 
Legacy Titanus
  32 (39%)
 
Legacy Movie Morpher
  36 (43%)
 
5' Red Dino Charge
  18 (21%)
 
Dino Charge Batteries
  20 (24%)
 
Dino Charge Megazord
  20 (24%)
 
Dino Charge Morpher
  23 (28%)
 
Super Mega Cannon
  11 (13%)
 
Feature Fig
  11 (13%)
 
Feature Megazord
  17 (20%)
 
SM 5 inch Figs
  14 (17%)
 
More Ranger Keys
  55 (67%)
 

What do you think about the reveal that Violet Wolf and Titanium Ranger keys will be PMC Exclusive?
Awesome
  54 (67%)
 
Not Fair
  29 (36%)
 
Should Be More
  21 (26%)
 
Don't Like
  11 (13%)
 

    Which Legacy Item revealed at SDCC 2014 do you like most?
Legacy Tigerzord
  41 (56%)
 
Legacy Saba
  31 (43%)
 
White Movie Morpher
  40 (55%)
 
Legacy Titanus
  23 (31%)
 
Gotta Have It or Make It Stop: Purple Triceratops
Gotta Have It
  31 (39%)
 
Make It Stop
  47 (60%)

   
Do you believe girl, 6th ranger & extra hero keys will be released as SDCC 14 Bandai booth claims?
Yes
  45 (58%)
 
No
  13 (16%)
 
Not Sure
  14 (18%)
 
Maybe
  19 (24%)
 
Trick Me Twice
  17 (22%)
 

 


 


 
Some people, including me, really loved the Power Rangers Action Card Game that started in 2013. We were told there was going to be Series 5 and Series 6 but unfortunately Series 5 ended up in Europe only. Some people at Bandai say that the reason the Card line was canceled because 'one gimmick' a year. Since Megaforce's first season was based on Goseiger and it was about cards, they did cards in 2013 and since Megaforce's second season was based on Gokaiger and it has keys, this year is just the keys. I was hoping the cards would continue as it was not only about the Gosei Morpher but also about the game. Some cons even had competitions like Rangerstop in Orlando in November. Above image is from the now canceled 'Keepers of Hope' Series 6.
 
But there is some good news. Bandai will have an 'Action Card Game' Championship at Power Morphicon in Pasadena, California on Sunday August 24. They will also be giving out promotional cards. More info on their Facebook page. So as much as I love the Ranger Keys, I do miss the cards. My nephew was hoping for Super Megaforce cards.