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So it has almost been twenty years since Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie premiered. And Bandai Creation will release Legacy figures of MMPR:TM. Ivan Ooze above which will come with two different hands, one with a flute. I am looking forward to these than the 5 inch Legacy figures. Personally, I didn't get the regular ones because I already have the MMPR 2010 figures and they are basically the same, just with more detail and paint. If they were 8 inches like the originals, then I would've gotten them. But the movie figures, we never got accurate figures of the movie costumes which I still love. Anyway, I digress, we are learning new things all the time. Razzle1337 recently discovered something new or just hasn't been heavily talked about.
 
Red Ranger
As you may know, each Ranger had an unique gimmick in the movie, well most of them. Red Ranger legacy figure will come with two helmets. One shows off his "Power Scope" scanner mode he had.
 
Yellow Ranger
She had "Power Beams" mode which be portrayed as two different heads in the Legacy figure. I always liked those lights.
 
White Ranger
White Ranger just had Saba, so the figure just comes with it.  
 
Pink Ranger
She has the Thunderwhip and it will come with the figure but with the 'tongue' part sticking out and 'frozen' form.
Blue Ranger
In the movie, Blue Ranger had a Stega Stinger. In the original script, he had "Audio Enhancer" in his helmet and Black Ranger had the Stega Stinger. But then it was switched. It was switched for some unknown reason. People say that the hooks that come out of the device reminds people of Triceratops zord.
 
Black Ranger
Most fans thought that the Black Ranger had no special thing. In the shooting script, he had the Stega Stinger but that was given to Blue Ranger. I believe the toy he won't have anything either, just the Blade Blaster.
 
 I have rewatched the MMPR movie multiple times but right now my nephew watched the movie so much he scratched the DVD and I have lost it. But anyway I did notice the image before but I thought it was a reflection or something. I never paused it. I did notice something off about the scene. This scene is when Tommy says "Let's Power Up" when the Rangers face the Oozemen. Razzle1337 has spotted there is something different with the Black Ranger's helmet. It is like a alternate version. Because it is protruding out of the side of it, it makes me believe it might be the Mastadon ear popping out.
 
It COULD be the Audio Enhancers. But that I know of, fans have not seen pictures of this helmet alternative prop. Now why would it pop up in the film? Most likely they made the helmet, shot a scene for it, cut the scene out but used one shot where he still had it on for a split second. The only reason I can think why they cut it out was for time (full movie length) or that maybe the Audio Enhancers was a bit tedious after already seeing Power Scope and Power Beams. It makes sense that 3 Rangers had handheld weapons (stinger, whip and saber) and 3 Rangers had helmet upgrades (beams, scope, audio). It would've been cool if the toy came with it too but I guess Bandai doesn't even know.
 

 


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It is almost the end of the year, magazines, TV shows and websites do their Best and Worst of the year so here is mine. I usually split it up by series, Power Rangers and Super Sentai, now I am just clumping them in Best and Worst.
 
BEST of 2014

Best App
The Dino Charge app just came along on Thanksgiving but it has to be the best app for Power Rangers ever. It has the new theme song, stickers for pictures, 3-D morph images, 'prizes' and 'levels.'
 
Best Butt
I did best Abs last year and I am sure some fans will complain that 'this is too gay' but I bet you if I did 'Best Butt' of a girl, there would be no problem. This goes to Azim Rizk (Jake).
 
Best Theme Song in the last six years
We finally got a song that doesn't recycle Mighty Morphin Power Rangers theme song. It has the 'Go Go Power Rangers' hook but at least it sounds different.
 
Best Use of Orange
Toq 6 Gou is the second Orange Ranger, other than Battle Cossack of Battle Fever J (1979).
 
Best use of a Dog Mecha
People might not agree with the choice of mecha for Ninninger or even the use of another train since the pervious Sentai was all trains. I sure liked the dog.
 
 
 
WORST of 2014
Worst Finale
  I won't mince words. I wish I could put this in the middle but this is best and worst, not kinda okay list. This was a major disappointment for fans. Fans were hoping to see Tommy actually fight and see more or hear more of the other veteran Rangers. Even in Gokaiger (which Super Megaforce got footage from) there were cameos without lines (voice) but they had A LOT of cameos. Americans can't even top that? Gokaiger had more consistent footage. The use of Legacy War and new footage, Rangers disappeared and reappeared. Even with Extended Version, it still didn't fulfill fan's wants or even made the episode any better. Now I am not saying it is the worst finale of Power Rangers history, just worst finale of the year.


 Worst Misuse of Powers
The Super Megaforce Rangers did not transform into full teams of Lightspeed Rescue, In Space, Time Force, and Operation Overdrive yet they transformed plenty of times in SPD. This was because of the footage, Gokaiger concentrated more on later seasons. Also while the Gokaiger became Extra Heroes, the Super Megaforce Rangers did not become Shadow Ranger, Sentinel Knight, Blue Senturion, Dai Shi, etc. But the Rangers did get "New Powers" and didn't concentrate on old seasons. Noah did become Blue Lightspeed in the extended "Legendary Battle," Emma became Pink Time Force in "Samurai Surprise," Red Operation Overdrive was used in "Super Megaforce" and extended Legendary Battle, Gia became Yellow Space and Troy and Orion became Red and Silver Space.

 
 

Worst Editing
Megaforce had the worst editing with splices of Non-Power Ranger scenes from Gokaiger footage (Turboranger in "A Lion Alliance," Midoranger key popping up, etc.) and the Japanese "Power Cards" from Goseiger. Also the Legendary Battle was just a mess. I could go on and on about Super Megaforce but I don't want to bore you guys, you guys know already. It is not the worst season (cough cough Operation Overdrive) but I think the biggest letdown is that it had so much potential and promise.
 
 



TV Shows, Magazines and websites do "Winners and Losers," I've done it for the last two years, so here my mine for this year. You may not agree, I may me completely wrong, but there we go.
WINNERS
Sailor Moon Fans
Sailor Moon has been revived with new merchandise in order of the 20th anniversary and then a brand new anime Sailor Moon Crystal. On top of that, Figuarts, dolls and recreations of the wands and brooches.
Kamen Rider Gaim Fans
A good series is a good series. Kudos. It is a well written series, it had multiple Riders, it has creative fruit-based weapons, arsenal and belts.
White Rangers Fans
We haven't had a White Ranger since Gekiranger (2007). And there was not a female White Ranger since Magiranger (2005) and not a female White Ranger in a core five-member team since Gaoranger (2001).
Dino Charge Megazord Fans
We dodged a bullet, the Triceratops was going to be in Purple and it showed up at SDCC 2014. Now it is correctly pink. Why purple? Bandai America feared boys wouldn't buy the Megazord because it had pink in it. But there will be a purple zord and also with the Dino Charge Power Packs, there are more purple ones. I have no problem with purple, it is just the show accuracy.



LOSERS
Power Rangers Fans older than 12
Fans who have grown up with Power Rangers and know the past seasons were hoping for a lot out of Super Megaforce. Especially those who saw that Saban Brands was hyping up the Legendary War (with the PMC 2012 promo, in early eps of Megaforce, etc.) and the 20th Anniversary. Sure, people can say that I am expecting too much from Saban Brands and that it is not going to be good because Samurai wasn't any good. Also actors have stressed the worked really hard on the show. But think about it this way. The majority of the populace agree that the Super Mario Bros Movie and Batman & Robin were not good films. While personally I think they are both hoots and a half, really small cult films or campy kitsch. If it is not good, it ain't good. Now yes, the Megaforce seasons had redeemable qualities and the cast wasn't bad. I am just saying this was a lowpoint.

Ranger Key Collectors
Now Bandai America didn't promise we would get all teams. Fans were just hoping they would. At San Diego Comic Con of 2013, they showed a variety of female and sixth rangers but when the actual keys came around, it was just 3 per pack and all males. Then there was the bombshell at the Toy Fair that they would only do 60 keys. Because of fan complaints, they then announced at SDCC 2014 that there would be more keys. They said they wouldn't say how because they hadn't finalize agreements with their partner. Razzle1337 then spotted new key listings at Toys R Us. Then a fan found pictures of these listings on a foreign website that usually just have prototypes that never make it to stores. I am included in these "Losers." I don't mean Losers like you are a loser, just that this was a sore spot.
Super Sentai Fans
Super Sentai fans that were hoping Dairanger and pre-Zyuranger Sentai would be free of not being part of Power Rangers now can't rest easy with this. Changeman, Flashman, Fiveman, Maskman, Dairanger and inadvertently Dynaman have been included in Super Megaforce as "New Powers." To add insult to injury, they didn't even keep the names straight. In one episode Maskman is called Blitz, then later called Lightning. Changeman is called Dragon in one ep and then Blitz in another. Ugh.

Related: http://henshingrid.blogspot.com/2013/12/winners-and-losers-of-2013-power.html | http://henshingrid.blogspot.com/2012/12/winners-and-losers-of-2012-power.html



What do you think of the color combo of Red-Blue-Yellow-White-Pink?
 
Epic
  140 (74%)
 
Cool
  69 (36%)
 
So-So
  19 (10%)
 
Bad
  16 (8%)

   
What do you think about the Ninninger designs?
 
Cool
  140 (81%)
 
So-So
  39 (22%)
 
Tired
  12 (7%)
 
Bad
  13 (7%)

   

Extended Edition of "Legendary Battle": Favorite Part?
Astronema Cameo
  84 (62%)
 
Mavro Land Battle
  84 (62%)
 
Mystic Morph
  29 (21%)
 
Blitz Megazord use
  27 (20%)
 
Extended New Powers
  43 (32%)
 
Q-Rex Battle
  28 (20%)



UPDATED 12/9/14 5:30 PM EST
 
 
Shurikenjin
It also becomes some sort of beast.
Shinboumaru (Red) - Humanoid
Dragomaru (Blue) - Dragon
Danpumaru (Yellow) - Dump ruck
Wanmaru (White) - dog
Byunmaru (Pink) - train
 
DX Paonmaru - Elephant
DX UFOmaru - UFO

DX Karakuri Hengen
 Another piece of the Ninningers’ arsenal is the Karakuri Hengen- a massive Shuriken capable of 3 distinctive forms- Blade, Claw and Bow. Each Ninninger carries Shurikens in the Ninnin Buckle.

DX Gamagamaju - The Shinobi Shurikens can unlock new powers, weapons and can create new weapons and features when used with individual mecha as well as DX Shurikenjin. The Ninningers also have a blaster weapon, the Gama Gama Ju- a gun shaped like a frog

 Red, Blue and Yellow get articulated figures (Ninnin Action Series figures) while all 5 get the usual vinyl figures.

 Looks like Bandai Japan adapted the Bandai America idea of barcodes on the toys

DX Shinobi Ichibangatana
The Ninningers’ main weapon and changer, the Shinobi Ichibangatana is a sword that all five Ninningers take into combat.
 


Episode Summary:
Usagi finds herself in the Moon Kingdom ruins and runs after Tuxedo Mask until she is awaken by Luna at home. Usagi wonders where he is. Luna guesses she doesn't care for her anymore. Usagi picks her up and hugs her. Luna figures Usagi has been through a lot, she tells her that she can talk to her about anything. Usagi bumps into Mamoru and her watch falls, the watch that belonged to Mamoru, it starts working. Usagi says it looks like him but it can't be him. Motoki and a guy named Endo bump into Mamoru. Mamoru hypnotizes Motoki into thinking he is Endo and to forget the other guy. Reiko, Motoki's girlfriend comes and meets "Endo," who Motoki introduces as his best friend. She drops a book about crystals that has the four--Kunzite, Jeadite, Zoisite and Nephrite.
 
The girls head over to Ami's apartment building, which Usagi is impressed with. Minako wonders if she looks suspicious holding the huge honking Legendary Sword. Ami has a big hard diamond and as a test, Minako smashes it with one little tap of the sword. Ami says the holy sword is poisonous, the Moon castle was turned into poisonous stone. Usagi is sleeping, they agree to let her sleep. Usagi awakes and everyone is gone. She said she saw the sunset when she awoke in Mamoru's apartment, she tears up. She spots the four plotting, she writes a note for them, she runs off to the Crown Arcade. She spots Mamoru there. Motoki greets her. She is shocked to find Endo. Endo acts like he doesn't know her. She calls him Mamo-Chan.
 
 
Motoki says he is his best friend Endo, he is  part-timer. Endo says that she has hair like Sailor Moon. He wonders if she will teach him the Sailor V Game. Luna is watching and warns the others. They go there and know he is Mamoru, even though they thought he was in the Dark Kingdom. Rei says it can't be him, his eyes are different, that she has a bad feeling. She wants Usagi to stay away. Usagi is walking alone and Luna tells her that it is not Mamoru. Usagi says Luna always says no. Luna wonders if she is hurting her again. Endo and Usagi hang out and play the Sailor V game. Endo says he has met her too. Usagi says Sailor V is more dependable than she is. Endo asks, "More dependable than Sailor Moon?" Usagi is shocked. Endo wonders where the command center is. Usagi rushes off.
 
 Endo tells her he wants to know more about her. He says his hypnotic suggestion didn't work. She wonders what to do, she runs off. She says Mamo-chan called her Usako. Makoto and Ami watch. They then spot Reiko, who says she belongs to the same club as Motoki but she doesn't know Endo. Reiko says she knows another Endo who was kind of feminine but haven't seen him lately. They never seen Endo before. Ami says Endo looks like someone they know. Endo tries to get in the Command Center, Mako confronts him. His eyes glow. Everyone else run to the command center and ask Mako what happened. Mako tells Usagi to stay away from Endo, he wants the crystal.
 
Usagi shows the crystal, the alarm goes off. Mako tries going for it, Rei stops her. Tuxedo Mask and Motoki appear, they wanted to get into the command center. He hypnotized Mako. Minako transforms first and followed by the others. Venus, Mercury and Mars do speeches. Venus throws her chain at Tuxedo. Motoki tries taking the crystal. Venus does the Venus Love-Me-Chain at Motoki. Venus gets the crystal but Tuxedo attacks her and takes her. Mercury does Aqua Mist but fails. Tuxedo gloats that he has it, Mars tries kicking it out of his hand and is knocked down. Moon wonders why everyone fights Tuxedo Mask. Luna tells her to fight. Sailor Moon can't phantom this. Luna says it is a fake Tuxedo Mask. Tuxedo tells Usagi to go with her. Luna says she let her down but she knows who she truly loves and she is her ally, she jumps on Tuxedo. Tuxedo knocks her down.
 
 
Usagi is finally convinced it is not him, by how cold he is to Luna. She transforms into Sailor Moon. Moon cries as she hugs Luna. The crystal glows. She gets the Moon Stick and does the Moon Healing Esclation and heals Mako, Motoki and Luna.  She blasts at Tuxedo and Beryl appears. She now has the crystal. Moon asks how she can do such terrible things. Beryl says she is weak. She introduces herself as Queen Beryl. Beryl says she is no longer the same person. She wants Endymion to kill Usagi. Usagi wonders if he is Mamoru. To Be Continued...
 
Episode Review:
I almost cried at the Luna scene. People are complaining of the animation but I see no problem with it. I did like the inclusion of Reiko. And this is following my favorite story of the Manga, of Endo. It was a great episode, very nicely paced and had the right amount of surprise and suspense. I know I was a naysayer of the series but I now have come to appreciate its nuisances. Next time it looks like Beryl and ENdymion fight Moon and she has no choice. The next ep is called Queen Metaria.




Dino Charge Theme Song: What do you think about it?
Awesome
  102 (67%)
 
Haven't Heard it yet
  17 (11%)
 
Better than PRS and PRM
  86 (56%)
 
Bad
  16 (10%)

   
Dino Charge App: Whatcha think?
 
Epic
  61 (63%)
 
Awesome
  35 (36%)
 
Lacking
  22 (22%)
 
Bad
  11 (11%)

   
Who do you think the mystery guy in Yoshi's pic is? (Dino Charge Cast)
just a friend
  31 (26%)
 
Gold Ranger
  69 (59%)
 
Graphite Ranger
  6 (5%)
 
Aqua Ranger
  6 (5%)
 
Green Ranger
  4 (3%)
 
What did you think of the regular "Legendary Battle" episode?
Epic
  32 (21%)
 
Good
  40 (26%)
 
Lacking
  84 (56%)
 
So-So
  33 (22%)
 
Bad
  38 (25%)

   
 
 
 What do you think about "The Legendary Battle - Extended Edition"?
Epic
  102 (56%)
 
Better
  85 (47%)
 
Worse
  23 (12%)
 
So-So
  28 (15%)
 
 
For some reason, the link is not appearing on the Pages tab, so here is my new Dino Chargers toy list: http://henshingrid.blogspot.com/p/power-rangers-dino-charge-dino-charges.html


UPDATED 12/5/14 6PM EST
Info from TokuNation, might change and don't take too super seriously:
Ninninger NamesAkaninger
Aoninger
Kininger
Shironinger
Momoninger

Sentai Hero Series
vinyls coming for all 5 Ninjas. 800 yen each in February.
 Ninnin Action Series
 figures coming in February for 1500 yen each. Akaninja, Aoninja, & Kininja.
-Punch Fighter Ninninger, 2400 yen

Role play
Shinobi Shuriken
Swords activated by setting the Shurikens. Voice and Lights in each. Apparently each of the 5 Ninningers Shurikens will be capable of forming the head of their main robot as well.
DX Shinobigatana Best Sword
Sword weapon/changer of the series. This toy includes the Red Shuriken, 4980 yen
DX Gammagamma Gun
Includes Blue Shuriken, 3980 yen.
DX Ninnin Buckle
Includes White Shuriken, 2800 yen.
DX 5 Super Ninja Tonnin shuriken 1800 yen

Main Mecha
DX Shuriken Gattai Shurikenjin
A 5 piece combining robot made up of:
Shinobumaru - a humanoid robot ninja core piece/torso
Dragomaru - Left arm, dragon
Danpumaru - Dump truck, right arm
Wanmaru - Dog, one of the 2 legs
Byunmaru - onomatopoeia sound for something moving fast. Think "pew pew". Also one of the 2 legs.

The Shurikens appear to be able to create new helmets for Shurikenjin as well! Creating Shurikenjin Drago, Shurikenjin Danpu, etc.

Additional Mecha
Otomo Shinobu (literally Ninja Clan) DX releases
 Otomo Shinobu Series #1 DX Paonmaru with Paon Shuriken, 2800 yen
 Otomo Shinobu Series #2 DX UFOmaru with UFO Shuriken, 2800 yen
DX 3-Stage Transformtion Shinobumaru Whirlwind
 
Next year's Super Senai is Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, the third time to use the Ninja theme. Not much else is known. My quick assessment on the suits is that they look like Hurricanger with the grey arms but have different colored hands and sash-like design on their chests. I like the helmets remind me of Shurikenger combined with hints of JAKQ and Kakuranger. Looks like their visors are based on ninja star shapes or winged animals. Their swords seem to have their Ranger colors on it. I like it so far, I like the colors. I like to see where they go with this. Last time there was a Red-Blue-Yellow three males on their own was probably Sun Vulcan. There has been Red-Blue-Yellow males like Gaoranger and Timeranger but they had a fourth male in the core five team. Merlin of Rangerboard says: "The logo is the word Shinobi or Nin stylized as a whirlwind, with the shuriken becoming the cross-shaped strokes in the upper center."

Team:
Red - Male, second time to have a team with three males be red, blue and yellow and no other males in the core five team since Sun Vulcan in 1981.
Blue - Male, second male blue in a Ninja Sentai (first being Ninja Blue in Kakuranger), first to be regular blue and not Cyan
Yellow - Male, third male yellow in Ninja Senta (Kakuranger and Hurricanger), first male Yellow since Magiranger (2005
White - Female, second white female in Ninja Sentai (Kakuranger).
Pink - Female, first pink in a Ninja Sentai, first second female in a Ninja Sentai (not counting Pink Ninja Ranger in MMPR) and second pink-white female combo since Changeman in 1985.

Trivia Numbers
- 33 years ago since Sun Vulcan had a core team had three males be Red, Blue and Yellow
- 30 years ago there was a Pink and White female combo
-  21 years ago since the first Ninja Sentai was Kakuranger.
- 13 years ago since Hurricanger, the second Ninja Sentai.
- 10 years since the last male Yellow Ranger in Magiranger.
- 10 years since a female White Ranger (MagiMother).
- 11th White Ranger overall  (Change Mermaid, White Swan, Kibaranger, Ninja White, Gao White, AbareKiller, Deka Break, Deka Swan, MagiMother, and GekiChopper)
- 8 years since a White Ranger (GekiChopper) and was male.
- 7th female White Ranger (Change Mermaid, White Swan, Ninja White, Gao White, MagiMother, DekaSwan)
- 6th White Ranger to be part of the core team (Change Mermaid, White Swan, Ninja White, Gao White, and GekiChopper)
- 3rd Pink Ranger since a series with no Pink Ranger (Go-Busters)
- 2nd Yellow Ranger since a series with no Yellow Ranger (Kyoryuger)

Dukemon22 who is usually up on new Sentai rumors says:
-Rangers will not be classified by colors
-Makimono Changer (Scroll Changer)

-Ninninjin (NinninGod)

-Kitsune (Fox)


UPDATED 12/17/14
  
I AM NOT EXPECTING ANSWERS
There is a ton of questions unanswered in the series of Power Rangers. Fans have asked plenty of them and there is a great record of them. There is a lot of heard-scratchers in production, merchandise and the franchise itself. Fans have asked them too. But I haven't seen a list of it all together. Well, if there is, here is my list, I needed this for myself more than anything. I have faced old Executive Producers, writers, producers and former crew at conventions but my mind goes blank. The only current person involved I've ever met was Elle Dekel and briefly (very briefly) Judd Lynn (sat close to where he was standing at the Super Megaforce panel at PMC 4). 

The following questions are directed to Executive Producers or higher ups, producers, writers and crew. Since most have been answered with 'the EP should know' so it should go to Johnathan Tzachor but I see that getting answered as unlikely. For example James Bates (writer for Megaforce) was asked about some things, he said he wasn't involved in those decisions, most likely JT.  I don't think I will ever get any or all of these questions answered. By the way, I am NOT looking for answers from fans. BUT If you have a solid answer, please attach the link of the video or website, it can not be just heresay, it has to be from the producer or a crew member. 



SUPER MEGAFORCE PRODUCTION
  1. How come there was no Halloween and Christmas specials for Super Megaforce if Samurai, Super Samurai and Megaforce had them?
  2. If for Samurai, Saban bought the Shinkenger specials: Shinkenger movie, Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger and the After special, so why was no specials bought for Megaforce? For example if 199 Heroes was used, there would be more Legendary Battle footage.
  3. How come only the pre-Zyuranger Sentai Flashman, Maskman, Changeman, Fiveman and post-Zyuranger Dairanger were used?
  4. Why was the episode with Ninjor skipped?
  5. Why new Ranger Keys like Titanium Ranger and Spirit Ranger were created? Titanium Ranger suit was used for the Legendary Battle, why not the rest of the season?
  6. Why the Rangers transforming as Extra Heroes (Shadow Ranger, Kat Ranger, White Mystic Ranger, Blue Senturion, Dai Shi, etc.) was skipped? I know things were changed and cut out but it looks deliberately skipping in "All Hail Prince Vekar" and "Legendary Battle."
  7. Was there not enough extras or money for extras for the "Legendary Battle" scene? There is clearly many Rangers missing like Yellow and Blue Lost Galaxy, Yellow, Green and Blue Lightspeed Rescue, the other Mighty Morphin, various Sixth Rangers, etc.?
  8. Megaforce: Why wasn't original English Power Cards made?
  9. Megaforce: Why wasn't computer graphics recreated for Megaforce? 
 SUPER MEGAFORCE/LEGACY MERCHANDISE
  1. Why were the actor faces not used in merchandise like in Samurai?
  2. Why are Super Megaforce DVDs taking so long to be released? Are sales low?
  3. Why were there no Super Megaforce Scholastic books? Are sales low?
  4.  Why the Legacy MMPR figures 5 inches and not 8 inches like the originals?
  5. Why wasn't it 5 Ranger Keys per pack, it could had been so much better? And why not release the full teams? Prototypes for upcoming or the final Ranger Keys doesn't even let you complete teams of six. I understand the sexism of Bandai and greediness but this was your/our last chance to get all the keys... 
  6. What happened to the 30 inch Mighty Morphin Red Ranger from Jakks Pacific? It would've sold more.

The following are old questions I've had for years that have yet to be answered.
    MIGHTY MORPHIN PRODUCTION (1993-1995)
    1. Zyu 2: Why some Zyu 2 footage was chosen fought against Thunder Megazord and other not?
    2. Zyu 2: Did they know they were going to splice the Thunder Megazord footage? Why not leave the Dinozords for a while?
    3.  Brad Hawkins was originally hired to be the White Ranger, was there a character name and character profile thought of before hand or was he just hired? (Of course Tommy was chosen to return and Brad Hawkins went on to play Ryan Steele in VR Troopers)
    4.  Why wasn't Zach's cousin Curtis and Trini's crush Richie chosen to be Rangers instead of Rocky and Adam? Was it their acting skills or they want to change the ethnicity of Black and Yellow Rangers?
    5. Who was in charge of picking what episodes of Sentai would be used and what was the process?
    6.  Why some monsters were chosen and some that weren't? Obviously Monsters who had costumes in the US took priority and also monsters with useable footage without any super violent, sexual or objectionable material. But some monsters had no costumes to shoot new footage, so what was the process then?
    7. Why did the Green Ranger have a floppy shield and never got replaced?
      MIGHTY MORPHIN MERCHANDISE (1993-1995)
      1. Pythor was just a toy creation or was supposed to be on the show?
      2. Why were the Power Coins put on the Ranger's chests in merchandise and toys?
      3. Why did Green Ranger's symbol looked more like Titanus?
      4. Why the Thunder Slingers (weapons used against Super Putties) was never released?
      5. Why the Green Ranger's Power Morpher never release?
      6. Why was the White Ranger's Thunder Cycle released in a small form by another company and not by Bandai?


      SAMURAI PRODUCTION/MERCHANDISE
      1.  Why was Shogun Mode of Green and Yellow Rangers never used as we saw them in a flash when any Ranger transformed? We also saw Yellow in a promo shot.
      2. Why was Green, Yellow and Pink Rangers given Shogun Mode on the show if they didn't have toys?
      3. Why was Lauren never seen in Shogun Mode? Was this a time issue?
      4. Was there just the Red Shogun suit and it was recolored in post-production? There is a pic of Red suit with Pink helmet.

      MMPR THE MOVIE (1995)
        1. Will there be a DVD including the deleted scenes of: Mariska Hargitay as Dulcea, Snoogle, the Dulcea compound, the animals visiting the Rangers at their sleeping mats, the Ninja Rangers training, the Rangers fight Rats at night (instead of Oozeman), Rangers without visors and mouthpieces?
        2. Why didn't the Black Ranger have a special power or was it the protruding item on his helmet seen for a split second? Was it the Audio Enhancer from the script?
        3. Why was Squatt, Baboo and Finster replaced by Morton? Was he supposed to be Goldar's cousin and why was he a pig?
        4. Why was Snoogle removed from the movie? Was there two different versions of the character? There has been pictures of him as a puppet and a man in a suit.
        5. Why was there a Fox Century copyright problem with the name of the Tengu? They had to be changed into Tenga in the third season of Power Rangers.
        6. Why did the Ninja Megazord have the Shogun Megazord's sword in the movie?
        7. Why the Ninja Megazord didn't use a finisher to destroy the monster?
         

      If you want to add questions, just put on the comments. Any season.




      Samurai Set B: Which you think Red is?
      Translucent Jayden
        61 (56%)
       
      Lauren
        47 (43%)

      Dino Thunder: What you think of Red-Black-White?
      What else expect?
        59 (49%)
       
      Will Buy
        57 (47%)
       
      Won't Buy
        24 (20%)
       
      Unfair
        29 (24%)


      Time Force: What you think of Red-Green-Pink?
      Not Fair
        29 (29%)
       
      Should've had Yellow
        61 (61%)
       
      Not Buy
        19 (19%)
       
      Will Buy
        23 (23%)
       
      Cool
        18 (18%)
       
      At Least Quantum in 20 Key Set
        32 (32%)

      In Space Red and Blue instead of Pink and Silver: What you think?
      Cool
        29 (32%)
       
      Mad
        40 (44%)
       
      At least Silver in 20 set
        40 (44%)
       
      Don't Buy
        23 (25%)


      Green LG instead of Pink LG: What you think?
      Mad
        48 (42%)
       
      Won't Buy
        32 (28%)
       
      Will Buy
        45 (40%)
       
      Cool
        24 (21%)

      Which Ranger Key Selection you are most upset about?
      In Space
        61 (59%)
       
      Lost Galaxy
        42 (41%)
       
      Time Force
        32 (31%)
       
      Wild Force
        31 (30%)
       
      OO
        31 (30%)
       
      Dino Thunder
        33 (32%)
       
      Samurai
        36 (35%)


      Which Ranger Key pack are you most excited about?
      Alien
        63 (56%)
       
      Zeo
        56 (50%)
       
      Turbo
        49 (43%)
       
      Jungle Fury
        49 (43%)
       
      Ninja Storm
        26 (23%)
       
      SPD
        28 (25%)
       
      Mystic Force
        31 (27%)
       
      Samurai
        40 (35%)
       
      Lost Galaxy
        43 (38%)

      What do you think about extended Legendary Battle airing on Nicktoons on Monday?
      Great
        97 (65%)
       
      I don't have Nicktoons
        32 (21%)
       
      Why Nicktoons?
        46 (31%)
       
      Don't like Monday
        32 (21%)
       
      Bad
        20 (13%)


      So it has almost been twenty years since Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie premiered. And Bandai Creation will release Legacy figures of MMPR:TM. Ivan Ooze above which will come with two different hands, one with a flute. I am looking forward to these than the 5 inch Legacy figures. Personally, I didn't get the regular ones because I already have the MMPR 2010 figures and they are basically the same, just with more detail and paint. If they were 8 inches like the originals, then I would've gotten them. But the movie figures, we never got accurate figures of the movie costumes which I still love. Anyway, I digress, we are learning new things all the time. Razzle1337 recently discovered something new or just hasn't been heavily talked about.
       
      Red Ranger
      As you may know, each Ranger had an unique gimmick in the movie, well most of them. Red Ranger legacy figure will come with two helmets. One shows off his "Power Scope" scanner mode he had.
       
      Yellow Ranger
      She had "Power Beams" mode which be portrayed as two different heads in the Legacy figure. I always liked those lights.
       
      White Ranger
      White Ranger just had Saba, so the figure just comes with it.  
       
      Pink Ranger
      She has the Thunderwhip and it will come with the figure but with the 'tongue' part sticking out and 'frozen' form.
      Blue Ranger
      In the movie, Blue Ranger had a Stega Stinger. In the original script, he had "Audio Enhancer" in his helmet and Black Ranger had the Stega Stinger. But then it was switched. It was switched for some unknown reason. People say that the hooks that come out of the device reminds people of Triceratops zord.
       
      Black Ranger
      Most fans thought that the Black Ranger had no special thing. In the shooting script, he had the Stega Stinger but that was given to Blue Ranger. I believe the toy he won't have anything either, just the Blade Blaster.
       
       I have rewatched the MMPR movie multiple times but right now my nephew watched the movie so much he scratched the DVD and I have lost it. But anyway I did notice the image before but I thought it was a reflection or something. I never paused it. I did notice something off about the scene. This scene is when Tommy says "Let's Power Up" when the Rangers face the Oozemen. Razzle1337 has spotted there is something different with the Black Ranger's helmet. It is like a alternate version. Because it is protruding out of the side of it, it makes me believe it might be the Mastadon ear popping out.
       
      It COULD be the Audio Enhancers. But that I know of, fans have not seen pictures of this helmet alternative prop. Now why would it pop up in the film? Most likely they made the helmet, shot a scene for it, cut the scene out but used one shot where he still had it on for a split second. The only reason I can think why they cut it out was for time (full movie length) or that maybe the Audio Enhancers was a bit tedious after already seeing Power Scope and Power Beams. It makes sense that 3 Rangers had handheld weapons (stinger, whip and saber) and 3 Rangers had helmet upgrades (beams, scope, audio). It would've been cool if the toy came with it too but I guess Bandai doesn't even know.
       

       
      

      .


      It is almost the end of the year, magazines, TV shows and websites do their Best and Worst of the year so here is mine. I usually split it up by series, Power Rangers and Super Sentai, now I am just clumping them in Best and Worst.
       
      BEST of 2014

      Best App
      The Dino Charge app just came along on Thanksgiving but it has to be the best app for Power Rangers ever. It has the new theme song, stickers for pictures, 3-D morph images, 'prizes' and 'levels.'
       
      Best Butt
      I did best Abs last year and I am sure some fans will complain that 'this is too gay' but I bet you if I did 'Best Butt' of a girl, there would be no problem. This goes to Azim Rizk (Jake).
       
      Best Theme Song in the last six years
      We finally got a song that doesn't recycle Mighty Morphin Power Rangers theme song. It has the 'Go Go Power Rangers' hook but at least it sounds different.
       
      Best Use of Orange
      Toq 6 Gou is the second Orange Ranger, other than Battle Cossack of Battle Fever J (1979).
       
      Best use of a Dog Mecha
      People might not agree with the choice of mecha for Ninninger or even the use of another train since the pervious Sentai was all trains. I sure liked the dog.
       
       
       
      WORST of 2014
      Worst Finale
        I won't mince words. I wish I could put this in the middle but this is best and worst, not kinda okay list. This was a major disappointment for fans. Fans were hoping to see Tommy actually fight and see more or hear more of the other veteran Rangers. Even in Gokaiger (which Super Megaforce got footage from) there were cameos without lines (voice) but they had A LOT of cameos. Americans can't even top that? Gokaiger had more consistent footage. The use of Legacy War and new footage, Rangers disappeared and reappeared. Even with Extended Version, it still didn't fulfill fan's wants or even made the episode any better. Now I am not saying it is the worst finale of Power Rangers history, just worst finale of the year.


       Worst Misuse of Powers
      The Super Megaforce Rangers did not transform into full teams of Lightspeed Rescue, In Space, Time Force, and Operation Overdrive yet they transformed plenty of times in SPD. This was because of the footage, Gokaiger concentrated more on later seasons. Also while the Gokaiger became Extra Heroes, the Super Megaforce Rangers did not become Shadow Ranger, Sentinel Knight, Blue Senturion, Dai Shi, etc. But the Rangers did get "New Powers" and didn't concentrate on old seasons. Noah did become Blue Lightspeed in the extended "Legendary Battle," Emma became Pink Time Force in "Samurai Surprise," Red Operation Overdrive was used in "Super Megaforce" and extended Legendary Battle, Gia became Yellow Space and Troy and Orion became Red and Silver Space.

       
       

      Worst Editing
      Megaforce had the worst editing with splices of Non-Power Ranger scenes from Gokaiger footage (Turboranger in "A Lion Alliance," Midoranger key popping up, etc.) and the Japanese "Power Cards" from Goseiger. Also the Legendary Battle was just a mess. I could go on and on about Super Megaforce but I don't want to bore you guys, you guys know already. It is not the worst season (cough cough Operation Overdrive) but I think the biggest letdown is that it had so much potential and promise.
       
       


      
      TV Shows, Magazines and websites do "Winners and Losers," I've done it for the last two years, so here my mine for this year. You may not agree, I may me completely wrong, but there we go.
      WINNERS
      Sailor Moon Fans
      Sailor Moon has been revived with new merchandise in order of the 20th anniversary and then a brand new anime Sailor Moon Crystal. On top of that, Figuarts, dolls and recreations of the wands and brooches.
      Kamen Rider Gaim Fans
      A good series is a good series. Kudos. It is a well written series, it had multiple Riders, it has creative fruit-based weapons, arsenal and belts.
      White Rangers Fans
      We haven't had a White Ranger since Gekiranger (2007). And there was not a female White Ranger since Magiranger (2005) and not a female White Ranger in a core five-member team since Gaoranger (2001).
      Dino Charge Megazord Fans
      We dodged a bullet, the Triceratops was going to be in Purple and it showed up at SDCC 2014. Now it is correctly pink. Why purple? Bandai America feared boys wouldn't buy the Megazord because it had pink in it. But there will be a purple zord and also with the Dino Charge Power Packs, there are more purple ones. I have no problem with purple, it is just the show accuracy.



      LOSERS
      Power Rangers Fans older than 12
      Fans who have grown up with Power Rangers and know the past seasons were hoping for a lot out of Super Megaforce. Especially those who saw that Saban Brands was hyping up the Legendary War (with the PMC 2012 promo, in early eps of Megaforce, etc.) and the 20th Anniversary. Sure, people can say that I am expecting too much from Saban Brands and that it is not going to be good because Samurai wasn't any good. Also actors have stressed the worked really hard on the show. But think about it this way. The majority of the populace agree that the Super Mario Bros Movie and Batman & Robin were not good films. While personally I think they are both hoots and a half, really small cult films or campy kitsch. If it is not good, it ain't good. Now yes, the Megaforce seasons had redeemable qualities and the cast wasn't bad. I am just saying this was a lowpoint.

      Ranger Key Collectors
      Now Bandai America didn't promise we would get all teams. Fans were just hoping they would. At San Diego Comic Con of 2013, they showed a variety of female and sixth rangers but when the actual keys came around, it was just 3 per pack and all males. Then there was the bombshell at the Toy Fair that they would only do 60 keys. Because of fan complaints, they then announced at SDCC 2014 that there would be more keys. They said they wouldn't say how because they hadn't finalize agreements with their partner. Razzle1337 then spotted new key listings at Toys R Us. Then a fan found pictures of these listings on a foreign website that usually just have prototypes that never make it to stores. I am included in these "Losers." I don't mean Losers like you are a loser, just that this was a sore spot.
      Super Sentai Fans
      Super Sentai fans that were hoping Dairanger and pre-Zyuranger Sentai would be free of not being part of Power Rangers now can't rest easy with this. Changeman, Flashman, Fiveman, Maskman, Dairanger and inadvertently Dynaman have been included in Super Megaforce as "New Powers." To add insult to injury, they didn't even keep the names straight. In one episode Maskman is called Blitz, then later called Lightning. Changeman is called Dragon in one ep and then Blitz in another. Ugh.
      
      Related: http://henshingrid.blogspot.com/2013/12/winners-and-losers-of-2013-power.html | http://henshingrid.blogspot.com/2012/12/winners-and-losers-of-2012-power.html



      What do you think of the color combo of Red-Blue-Yellow-White-Pink?
       
      Epic
        140 (74%)
       
      Cool
        69 (36%)
       
      So-So
        19 (10%)
       
      Bad
        16 (8%)

         
      What do you think about the Ninninger designs?
       
      Cool
        140 (81%)
       
      So-So
        39 (22%)
       
      Tired
        12 (7%)
       
      Bad
        13 (7%)

         

      Extended Edition of "Legendary Battle": Favorite Part?
      Astronema Cameo
        84 (62%)
       
      Mavro Land Battle
        84 (62%)
       
      Mystic Morph
        29 (21%)
       
      Blitz Megazord use
        27 (20%)
       
      Extended New Powers
        43 (32%)
       
      Q-Rex Battle
        28 (20%)
      


      UPDATED 12/9/14 5:30 PM EST
       
       
      Shurikenjin
      It also becomes some sort of beast.
      Shinboumaru (Red) - Humanoid
      Dragomaru (Blue) - Dragon
      Danpumaru (Yellow) - Dump ruck
      Wanmaru (White) - dog
      Byunmaru (Pink) - train
       
      DX Paonmaru - Elephant
      DX UFOmaru - UFO

      DX Karakuri Hengen
       Another piece of the Ninningers’ arsenal is the Karakuri Hengen- a massive Shuriken capable of 3 distinctive forms- Blade, Claw and Bow. Each Ninninger carries Shurikens in the Ninnin Buckle.

      DX Gamagamaju - The Shinobi Shurikens can unlock new powers, weapons and can create new weapons and features when used with individual mecha as well as DX Shurikenjin. The Ninningers also have a blaster weapon, the Gama Gama Ju- a gun shaped like a frog

       Red, Blue and Yellow get articulated figures (Ninnin Action Series figures) while all 5 get the usual vinyl figures.

       Looks like Bandai Japan adapted the Bandai America idea of barcodes on the toys

      DX Shinobi Ichibangatana
      The Ninningers’ main weapon and changer, the Shinobi Ichibangatana is a sword that all five Ninningers take into combat.
       


      Episode Summary:
      Usagi finds herself in the Moon Kingdom ruins and runs after Tuxedo Mask until she is awaken by Luna at home. Usagi wonders where he is. Luna guesses she doesn't care for her anymore. Usagi picks her up and hugs her. Luna figures Usagi has been through a lot, she tells her that she can talk to her about anything. Usagi bumps into Mamoru and her watch falls, the watch that belonged to Mamoru, it starts working. Usagi says it looks like him but it can't be him. Motoki and a guy named Endo bump into Mamoru. Mamoru hypnotizes Motoki into thinking he is Endo and to forget the other guy. Reiko, Motoki's girlfriend comes and meets "Endo," who Motoki introduces as his best friend. She drops a book about crystals that has the four--Kunzite, Jeadite, Zoisite and Nephrite.
       
      The girls head over to Ami's apartment building, which Usagi is impressed with. Minako wonders if she looks suspicious holding the huge honking Legendary Sword. Ami has a big hard diamond and as a test, Minako smashes it with one little tap of the sword. Ami says the holy sword is poisonous, the Moon castle was turned into poisonous stone. Usagi is sleeping, they agree to let her sleep. Usagi awakes and everyone is gone. She said she saw the sunset when she awoke in Mamoru's apartment, she tears up. She spots the four plotting, she writes a note for them, she runs off to the Crown Arcade. She spots Mamoru there. Motoki greets her. She is shocked to find Endo. Endo acts like he doesn't know her. She calls him Mamo-Chan.
       
       
      Motoki says he is his best friend Endo, he is  part-timer. Endo says that she has hair like Sailor Moon. He wonders if she will teach him the Sailor V Game. Luna is watching and warns the others. They go there and know he is Mamoru, even though they thought he was in the Dark Kingdom. Rei says it can't be him, his eyes are different, that she has a bad feeling. She wants Usagi to stay away. Usagi is walking alone and Luna tells her that it is not Mamoru. Usagi says Luna always says no. Luna wonders if she is hurting her again. Endo and Usagi hang out and play the Sailor V game. Endo says he has met her too. Usagi says Sailor V is more dependable than she is. Endo asks, "More dependable than Sailor Moon?" Usagi is shocked. Endo wonders where the command center is. Usagi rushes off.
       
       Endo tells her he wants to know more about her. He says his hypnotic suggestion didn't work. She wonders what to do, she runs off. She says Mamo-chan called her Usako. Makoto and Ami watch. They then spot Reiko, who says she belongs to the same club as Motoki but she doesn't know Endo. Reiko says she knows another Endo who was kind of feminine but haven't seen him lately. They never seen Endo before. Ami says Endo looks like someone they know. Endo tries to get in the Command Center, Mako confronts him. His eyes glow. Everyone else run to the command center and ask Mako what happened. Mako tells Usagi to stay away from Endo, he wants the crystal.
       
      Usagi shows the crystal, the alarm goes off. Mako tries going for it, Rei stops her. Tuxedo Mask and Motoki appear, they wanted to get into the command center. He hypnotized Mako. Minako transforms first and followed by the others. Venus, Mercury and Mars do speeches. Venus throws her chain at Tuxedo. Motoki tries taking the crystal. Venus does the Venus Love-Me-Chain at Motoki. Venus gets the crystal but Tuxedo attacks her and takes her. Mercury does Aqua Mist but fails. Tuxedo gloats that he has it, Mars tries kicking it out of his hand and is knocked down. Moon wonders why everyone fights Tuxedo Mask. Luna tells her to fight. Sailor Moon can't phantom this. Luna says it is a fake Tuxedo Mask. Tuxedo tells Usagi to go with her. Luna says she let her down but she knows who she truly loves and she is her ally, she jumps on Tuxedo. Tuxedo knocks her down.
       
       
      Usagi is finally convinced it is not him, by how cold he is to Luna. She transforms into Sailor Moon. Moon cries as she hugs Luna. The crystal glows. She gets the Moon Stick and does the Moon Healing Esclation and heals Mako, Motoki and Luna.  She blasts at Tuxedo and Beryl appears. She now has the crystal. Moon asks how she can do such terrible things. Beryl says she is weak. She introduces herself as Queen Beryl. Beryl says she is no longer the same person. She wants Endymion to kill Usagi. Usagi wonders if he is Mamoru. To Be Continued...
       
      Episode Review:
      I almost cried at the Luna scene. People are complaining of the animation but I see no problem with it. I did like the inclusion of Reiko. And this is following my favorite story of the Manga, of Endo. It was a great episode, very nicely paced and had the right amount of surprise and suspense. I know I was a naysayer of the series but I now have come to appreciate its nuisances. Next time it looks like Beryl and ENdymion fight Moon and she has no choice. The next ep is called Queen Metaria.
      



      Dino Charge Theme Song: What do you think about it?
      Awesome
        102 (67%)
       
      Haven't Heard it yet
        17 (11%)
       
      Better than PRS and PRM
        86 (56%)
       
      Bad
        16 (10%)

         
      Dino Charge App: Whatcha think?
       
      Epic
        61 (63%)
       
      Awesome
        35 (36%)
       
      Lacking
        22 (22%)
       
      Bad
        11 (11%)

         
      Who do you think the mystery guy in Yoshi's pic is? (Dino Charge Cast)
      just a friend
        31 (26%)
       
      Gold Ranger
        69 (59%)
       
      Graphite Ranger
        6 (5%)
       
      Aqua Ranger
        6 (5%)
       
      Green Ranger
        4 (3%)
       
      What did you think of the regular "Legendary Battle" episode?
      Epic
        32 (21%)
       
      Good
        40 (26%)
       
      Lacking
        84 (56%)
       
      So-So
        33 (22%)
       
      Bad
        38 (25%)

         
       
       
       What do you think about "The Legendary Battle - Extended Edition"?
      Epic
        102 (56%)
       
      Better
        85 (47%)
       
      Worse
        23 (12%)
       
      So-So
        28 (15%)
       
       
      For some reason, the link is not appearing on the Pages tab, so here is my new Dino Chargers toy list: http://henshingrid.blogspot.com/p/power-rangers-dino-charge-dino-charges.html


      UPDATED 12/5/14 6PM EST
      Info from TokuNation, might change and don't take too super seriously:
      Ninninger NamesAkaninger
      Aoninger
      Kininger
      Shironinger
      Momoninger

      Sentai Hero Series
      vinyls coming for all 5 Ninjas. 800 yen each in February.
       Ninnin Action Series
       figures coming in February for 1500 yen each. Akaninja, Aoninja, & Kininja.
      -Punch Fighter Ninninger, 2400 yen

      Role play
      Shinobi Shuriken
      Swords activated by setting the Shurikens. Voice and Lights in each. Apparently each of the 5 Ninningers Shurikens will be capable of forming the head of their main robot as well.
      DX Shinobigatana Best Sword
      Sword weapon/changer of the series. This toy includes the Red Shuriken, 4980 yen
      DX Gammagamma Gun
      Includes Blue Shuriken, 3980 yen.
      DX Ninnin Buckle
      Includes White Shuriken, 2800 yen.
      DX 5 Super Ninja Tonnin shuriken 1800 yen

      Main Mecha
      DX Shuriken Gattai Shurikenjin
      A 5 piece combining robot made up of:
      Shinobumaru - a humanoid robot ninja core piece/torso
      Dragomaru - Left arm, dragon
      Danpumaru - Dump truck, right arm
      Wanmaru - Dog, one of the 2 legs
      Byunmaru - onomatopoeia sound for something moving fast. Think "pew pew". Also one of the 2 legs.

      The Shurikens appear to be able to create new helmets for Shurikenjin as well! Creating Shurikenjin Drago, Shurikenjin Danpu, etc.

      Additional Mecha
      Otomo Shinobu (literally Ninja Clan) DX releases
       Otomo Shinobu Series #1 DX Paonmaru with Paon Shuriken, 2800 yen
       Otomo Shinobu Series #2 DX UFOmaru with UFO Shuriken, 2800 yen
      DX 3-Stage Transformtion Shinobumaru Whirlwind
       
      Next year's Super Senai is Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, the third time to use the Ninja theme. Not much else is known. My quick assessment on the suits is that they look like Hurricanger with the grey arms but have different colored hands and sash-like design on their chests. I like the helmets remind me of Shurikenger combined with hints of JAKQ and Kakuranger. Looks like their visors are based on ninja star shapes or winged animals. Their swords seem to have their Ranger colors on it. I like it so far, I like the colors. I like to see where they go with this. Last time there was a Red-Blue-Yellow three males on their own was probably Sun Vulcan. There has been Red-Blue-Yellow males like Gaoranger and Timeranger but they had a fourth male in the core five team. Merlin of Rangerboard says: "The logo is the word Shinobi or Nin stylized as a whirlwind, with the shuriken becoming the cross-shaped strokes in the upper center."

      Team:
      Red - Male, second time to have a team with three males be red, blue and yellow and no other males in the core five team since Sun Vulcan in 1981.
      Blue - Male, second male blue in a Ninja Sentai (first being Ninja Blue in Kakuranger), first to be regular blue and not Cyan
      Yellow - Male, third male yellow in Ninja Senta (Kakuranger and Hurricanger), first male Yellow since Magiranger (2005
      White - Female, second white female in Ninja Sentai (Kakuranger).
      Pink - Female, first pink in a Ninja Sentai, first second female in a Ninja Sentai (not counting Pink Ninja Ranger in MMPR) and second pink-white female combo since Changeman in 1985.

      Trivia Numbers
      - 33 years ago since Sun Vulcan had a core team had three males be Red, Blue and Yellow
      - 30 years ago there was a Pink and White female combo
      -  21 years ago since the first Ninja Sentai was Kakuranger.
      - 13 years ago since Hurricanger, the second Ninja Sentai.
      - 10 years since the last male Yellow Ranger in Magiranger.
      - 10 years since a female White Ranger (MagiMother).
      - 11th White Ranger overall  (Change Mermaid, White Swan, Kibaranger, Ninja White, Gao White, AbareKiller, Deka Break, Deka Swan, MagiMother, and GekiChopper)
      - 8 years since a White Ranger (GekiChopper) and was male.
      - 7th female White Ranger (Change Mermaid, White Swan, Ninja White, Gao White, MagiMother, DekaSwan)
      - 6th White Ranger to be part of the core team (Change Mermaid, White Swan, Ninja White, Gao White, and GekiChopper)
      - 3rd Pink Ranger since a series with no Pink Ranger (Go-Busters)
      - 2nd Yellow Ranger since a series with no Yellow Ranger (Kyoryuger)

      Dukemon22 who is usually up on new Sentai rumors says:
      -Rangers will not be classified by colors
      -Makimono Changer (Scroll Changer)

      -Ninninjin (NinninGod)

      -Kitsune (Fox)


      UPDATED 12/17/14
        
      I AM NOT EXPECTING ANSWERS
      There is a ton of questions unanswered in the series of Power Rangers. Fans have asked plenty of them and there is a great record of them. There is a lot of heard-scratchers in production, merchandise and the franchise itself. Fans have asked them too. But I haven't seen a list of it all together. Well, if there is, here is my list, I needed this for myself more than anything. I have faced old Executive Producers, writers, producers and former crew at conventions but my mind goes blank. The only current person involved I've ever met was Elle Dekel and briefly (very briefly) Judd Lynn (sat close to where he was standing at the Super Megaforce panel at PMC 4). 

      The following questions are directed to Executive Producers or higher ups, producers, writers and crew. Since most have been answered with 'the EP should know' so it should go to Johnathan Tzachor but I see that getting answered as unlikely. For example James Bates (writer for Megaforce) was asked about some things, he said he wasn't involved in those decisions, most likely JT.  I don't think I will ever get any or all of these questions answered. By the way, I am NOT looking for answers from fans. BUT If you have a solid answer, please attach the link of the video or website, it can not be just heresay, it has to be from the producer or a crew member. 



      SUPER MEGAFORCE PRODUCTION
      1. How come there was no Halloween and Christmas specials for Super Megaforce if Samurai, Super Samurai and Megaforce had them?
      2. If for Samurai, Saban bought the Shinkenger specials: Shinkenger movie, Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger and the After special, so why was no specials bought for Megaforce? For example if 199 Heroes was used, there would be more Legendary Battle footage.
      3. How come only the pre-Zyuranger Sentai Flashman, Maskman, Changeman, Fiveman and post-Zyuranger Dairanger were used?
      4. Why was the episode with Ninjor skipped?
      5. Why new Ranger Keys like Titanium Ranger and Spirit Ranger were created? Titanium Ranger suit was used for the Legendary Battle, why not the rest of the season?
      6. Why the Rangers transforming as Extra Heroes (Shadow Ranger, Kat Ranger, White Mystic Ranger, Blue Senturion, Dai Shi, etc.) was skipped? I know things were changed and cut out but it looks deliberately skipping in "All Hail Prince Vekar" and "Legendary Battle."
      7. Was there not enough extras or money for extras for the "Legendary Battle" scene? There is clearly many Rangers missing like Yellow and Blue Lost Galaxy, Yellow, Green and Blue Lightspeed Rescue, the other Mighty Morphin, various Sixth Rangers, etc.?
      8. Megaforce: Why wasn't original English Power Cards made?
      9. Megaforce: Why wasn't computer graphics recreated for Megaforce? 
       SUPER MEGAFORCE/LEGACY MERCHANDISE
      1. Why were the actor faces not used in merchandise like in Samurai?
      2. Why are Super Megaforce DVDs taking so long to be released? Are sales low?
      3. Why were there no Super Megaforce Scholastic books? Are sales low?
      4.  Why the Legacy MMPR figures 5 inches and not 8 inches like the originals?
      5. Why wasn't it 5 Ranger Keys per pack, it could had been so much better? And why not release the full teams? Prototypes for upcoming or the final Ranger Keys doesn't even let you complete teams of six. I understand the sexism of Bandai and greediness but this was your/our last chance to get all the keys... 
      6. What happened to the 30 inch Mighty Morphin Red Ranger from Jakks Pacific? It would've sold more.

      The following are old questions I've had for years that have yet to be answered.
        MIGHTY MORPHIN PRODUCTION (1993-1995)
        1. Zyu 2: Why some Zyu 2 footage was chosen fought against Thunder Megazord and other not?
        2. Zyu 2: Did they know they were going to splice the Thunder Megazord footage? Why not leave the Dinozords for a while?
        3.  Brad Hawkins was originally hired to be the White Ranger, was there a character name and character profile thought of before hand or was he just hired? (Of course Tommy was chosen to return and Brad Hawkins went on to play Ryan Steele in VR Troopers)
        4.  Why wasn't Zach's cousin Curtis and Trini's crush Richie chosen to be Rangers instead of Rocky and Adam? Was it their acting skills or they want to change the ethnicity of Black and Yellow Rangers?
        5. Who was in charge of picking what episodes of Sentai would be used and what was the process?
        6.  Why some monsters were chosen and some that weren't? Obviously Monsters who had costumes in the US took priority and also monsters with useable footage without any super violent, sexual or objectionable material. But some monsters had no costumes to shoot new footage, so what was the process then?
        7. Why did the Green Ranger have a floppy shield and never got replaced?
          MIGHTY MORPHIN MERCHANDISE (1993-1995)
          1. Pythor was just a toy creation or was supposed to be on the show?
          2. Why were the Power Coins put on the Ranger's chests in merchandise and toys?
          3. Why did Green Ranger's symbol looked more like Titanus?
          4. Why the Thunder Slingers (weapons used against Super Putties) was never released?
          5. Why the Green Ranger's Power Morpher never release?
          6. Why was the White Ranger's Thunder Cycle released in a small form by another company and not by Bandai?


          SAMURAI PRODUCTION/MERCHANDISE
          1.  Why was Shogun Mode of Green and Yellow Rangers never used as we saw them in a flash when any Ranger transformed? We also saw Yellow in a promo shot.
          2. Why was Green, Yellow and Pink Rangers given Shogun Mode on the show if they didn't have toys?
          3. Why was Lauren never seen in Shogun Mode? Was this a time issue?
          4. Was there just the Red Shogun suit and it was recolored in post-production? There is a pic of Red suit with Pink helmet.

          MMPR THE MOVIE (1995)
            1. Will there be a DVD including the deleted scenes of: Mariska Hargitay as Dulcea, Snoogle, the Dulcea compound, the animals visiting the Rangers at their sleeping mats, the Ninja Rangers training, the Rangers fight Rats at night (instead of Oozeman), Rangers without visors and mouthpieces?
            2. Why didn't the Black Ranger have a special power or was it the protruding item on his helmet seen for a split second? Was it the Audio Enhancer from the script?
            3. Why was Squatt, Baboo and Finster replaced by Morton? Was he supposed to be Goldar's cousin and why was he a pig?
            4. Why was Snoogle removed from the movie? Was there two different versions of the character? There has been pictures of him as a puppet and a man in a suit.
            5. Why was there a Fox Century copyright problem with the name of the Tengu? They had to be changed into Tenga in the third season of Power Rangers.
            6. Why did the Ninja Megazord have the Shogun Megazord's sword in the movie?
            7. Why the Ninja Megazord didn't use a finisher to destroy the monster?
             

          If you want to add questions, just put on the comments. Any season.




          Samurai Set B: Which you think Red is?
          Translucent Jayden
            61 (56%)
           
          Lauren
            47 (43%)

          Dino Thunder: What you think of Red-Black-White?
          What else expect?
            59 (49%)
           
          Will Buy
            57 (47%)
           
          Won't Buy
            24 (20%)
           
          Unfair
            29 (24%)


          Time Force: What you think of Red-Green-Pink?
          Not Fair
            29 (29%)
           
          Should've had Yellow
            61 (61%)
           
          Not Buy
            19 (19%)
           
          Will Buy
            23 (23%)
           
          Cool
            18 (18%)
           
          At Least Quantum in 20 Key Set
            32 (32%)

          In Space Red and Blue instead of Pink and Silver: What you think?
          Cool
            29 (32%)
           
          Mad
            40 (44%)
           
          At least Silver in 20 set
            40 (44%)
           
          Don't Buy
            23 (25%)


          Green LG instead of Pink LG: What you think?
          Mad
            48 (42%)
           
          Won't Buy
            32 (28%)
           
          Will Buy
            45 (40%)
           
          Cool
            24 (21%)

          Which Ranger Key Selection you are most upset about?
          In Space
            61 (59%)
           
          Lost Galaxy
            42 (41%)
           
          Time Force
            32 (31%)
           
          Wild Force
            31 (30%)
           
          OO
            31 (30%)
           
          Dino Thunder
            33 (32%)
           
          Samurai
            36 (35%)


          Which Ranger Key pack are you most excited about?
          Alien
            63 (56%)
           
          Zeo
            56 (50%)
           
          Turbo
            49 (43%)
           
          Jungle Fury
            49 (43%)
           
          Ninja Storm
            26 (23%)
           
          SPD
            28 (25%)
           
          Mystic Force
            31 (27%)
           
          Samurai
            40 (35%)
           
          Lost Galaxy
            43 (38%)

          What do you think about extended Legendary Battle airing on Nicktoons on Monday?
          Great
            97 (65%)
           
          I don't have Nicktoons
            32 (21%)
           
          Why Nicktoons?
            46 (31%)
           
          Don't like Monday
            32 (21%)
           
          Bad
            20 (13%)