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Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power
Rangers Red Ranger Review

In terms of accessories there are the usual compliment of hands, ten total for Jason, ranging from closed fits to slightly open hands with three closed grips in between, each matching up to a particular accessory. The accessories on this one blew me away. I thought Tommy did well coming with the sword and dagger, but Jason showed him coming up with a whopping six different weapons!

Most of the accessories represent Jason’s gear in various stages. There is both the Ranger Stick & its Ranger Sword mode (the stick also fits in that handy dandy holster on the figure’s side). There’s also the Blade Blaster & Thunder Slinger along with their combined mode, the Ranger Slinger. Finally, there is the Power Sword! It doesn’t feature any alternate versions or combined mode, but it’s a sweet piece in its own right.

Unfortunately, I did break the Ranger Slinger during the shoot. My one complaint on imports is that they aren’t as always sturdy as our domestic toys. These figures feel on par, which is great but made me a little careless with the accessories and I cleaned snapped off a part of the Ranger Slinger. Oops. I know we hate the “too” gummy accessories MLs or Classics tend to have, but the other extreme is annoying as well.

As I said in my Green Ranger review, these figures are just about everything you’ve been waiting for in terms of finally getting hyper-articulated, on model Power Rangers! The only reservation I have left is the scale. I just wish these guys were in twelfth scale and were more compatible with my Classics & Legends. I just don’t have anything that really fits with them.

But, hey, you can always buy more Figuarts, right? I’ve accidentally stumbled up to six. And once you get a crew going, the scale concerns kinda settle down. I think once most of us have our happy little set of six MMPR figures (or seven if you just don’t feel right getting the Green Ranger & not the White Ranger), we’ll be a bunch of satisfied fans. Well, if you count clamoring for the villains as satisfied…

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31 comments to Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power
Rangers Red Ranger Review

  • ebon

    I don’t know who the bad influence in your life is, but they are a monster.

    • LOL These are a fun little dalliance. I probably didn’t need the Operation Overdrive guy in particular, but you know me, things routinely go to the auction block later.

      • The only reason I got the Bouken Red/Operation Overdrive Red was because I was collecting the Japanese releases to get all the pieces for the Akibarangers’ Inordinate Cannon. Boukenger has some of my least favorite costumes, and OO is one of my least favorite PR seasons. I figured I’d keep him because 1)I have a rather healthy display of Red Rangers, so I want to keep that in tact, and 2) you know what, his costume sucks, but he’s a Ranger. He’s putting his life on the line to fight evil and save the world, let him stand with his brethren.

  • 3B

    I’m really enjoying these and have the next two on preorder. Of course, you can’t have the Rangers without a Megazord. I went back and forth on whether to go for the Super Robot Chogokin Megazord or the Legacy version, eventually settling on the larger (and transformable!) release. Although, I may still grab the SRC figure if I can get it at a discount…

    Can’t wait to have the whole team (including the White Ranger)! Also, I loved how you referenced the separate stands.

    • Yeah, I wanted to throw the stand in there, but couldn’t let folks think it was included!

      I’m not sure on the Zords. I kinda want ’em, but I don’t know. You didn’t review the Legacy Megazord per chance?

      • The Legacy Megazord is the same as the 2010 Megazord, just with a little bit of diecast (and, for some reason, the sword has a hard time fitting into the hand). It’s not enough to make the figure not suck, and certainly not worth paying more than double the price it went for three years ago.

        One of my major gripes for years about Sentai mecha and PR Zords is that they really haven’t increased the quality of them at all in more than twenty years. They’re still giant, unarticulated bricks that fall apart if you look at them funny. Meanwhile, you have companies like Takara/Hasbro that put out toys like the JRX trains over a decade ago. Awesome individual modes (two of them, robot and train), and a rock-solid and highly articulated combined form. Actually, Hasbro has had a hard time matching the quality of that release themselves, but I think my point stands. Better looking, more articulated, and more stable combing robots are very possible, and Bandai needs to up their game.

        • I was looking at pics. Did they vac-metal the sword? Could be that…

          Somewhat unrelated, but I’m chomping at the bit to buy that really fancy Vehicle Voltron… be nice to see the PR Zords get similar treatment.

      • 3B

        No review, yet, unfortunately. With a 5-year-old I. kindergarten and a 2-week-old baby in the house now, I haven’t had much time for anything!

        It’s a blocky combiner, for sure, but makes a nice centerpiece for a MMPR shelf. Plus, Bandai will release a Legacy Dragonzord next year. If you’re interested in getting it, I suggest you download the TRU app on your phone and have them price-match it at your local store. The recently bumped the price up to $70, but left the older listing on their site, so you can still get it for $60.

  • j1h15233

    Finally! I’ve been waiting on this one since the day of the Green Ranger review! Great job and great pics.

  • Mysterious Stranger

    I’ve been intrigued by the SHFiguarts Sentai line but the scale is what kept me out of it. Until they announced the MMPR figures. That sold me. I have the Green and Red Rangers and the SDCC stands. Pink, White and Armored Red Rangers on preorder and I’m eagerly awaiting the preorders for Black, Blue and Yellow. Oh and I picked up the two Jetman figures due to their Battle of the Planets inspiration (hopefully the rumor is true and the other 3 Jetman figures will come out). I also preordered the Ninja Storm figures because they were all announced at once and while it’s not my favorite Power Rangers series the designs of the costumes appeal to me. But I’m not going to get sucked into collecting all the Sentai figures. Nope, not gonna happen. No way. Nuh-uh. Nope. Crap, I’m already hooked aren’t I…

    • It’s easy…

      I think I’m passing on Ninja Storm and some of the more recent shows. Since I haven’t watched the shows other MMPR, it’s really about the look for me and the costumes with white contrast really appeal to me. I am excited for the First Red Ranger & Baseball Mask though!

      • I’m definitely getting the Ninja Storm guys. I’ve been a fan of both PR and Sentai over the years, and Hurricanger and Ninja Storm were both pretty good shows. Plus, Tori is one of my favorite female Rangers of all time. I also think the suits look pretty snazzy, with the silver “scale mail” effect on the limbs and the overall ninja theme. On the subject of ninja-themed teams, though, isn’t it about time we heard something about a Kakuranger/Alien Rangers release?

        Aka Ranger and Baseball Mask were shown off at a show well over a year ago, and still no word on a potential release. Which bums me out, but I have to figure they’ll get to them eventually. Go Ranger’s a pretty important series.

        • There’s a ton of “shown, unannounced” figures in Figuarts it seems. Kinda annoying.

          My Sky High is coming today and I’m stoked about. I think part of it is the short lead time – we’ve only known about him for maybe six weeks and he’ll be here today. That’s cool.

    • But which Yellow Ranger are you getting? The version released in Japan will be built on the male body, since in Japan Tiger Ranger was male (his name was even Boi), and so it will be more accurate to the Zyuranger footage used for MMPR season 1. In the USA, we’re getting a female Yellow Ranger, which will be more accurate to the old promotional art, and the US footage shot for MMPR season 2 and 3.

      • Mysterious Stranger

        I didn’t realize there would be 2 different figures. I knew the Japanese character was a guy but I didn’t even think about that for these figures. I’ll probably get the US version just because that’s what I have for the Red and Green Rangers. But I might have to get the Japanese dude version too if it isn’t too hard to acquire.

        • The Japanese version is going to be a web exclusive, which sounds more intimidating than it is. Web exclusives are done on a preorder basis, so as long as you can get in a preorder, they cost the same as a regular retail figure. The only issue there is that preorders are only open to people in Japan, so you have to find a middleman service. There are a number of reputable ones out there. I personally like Yokatta (http://yokattaweb.jp/). If you miss out on the preorder, then that’s when the prices start to get ridiculous.

        • Yeah, it’d be fun to have him as an extra thing.

      • Trini without a doubt. Though there may be some novelty in getting the dude too.

  • Brainlock

    So much innuendo on these pics, so little time. [looks at DR]

    Who’s the Cardinal/(F)Redbird Ranger?

    • J. Lee

      The bird motif is Jetman’s Red Hawk. Series before Zyuranger aka MMPR season 1. Know can find it online and worth a watch.

    • J. Lee’s gotcha hooked up.

      The Jets amuse me, one because they inadvertently look like angry birds, and two because Saban was going to start with those and some issues cropped up with caused him to switch to the MMPRs we know today. Think how totally different it could’ve been?

      Vault reviewed Red Hawk back when he was released last year: http://www.itsalltrue.net/?p=21415

  • J. Lee

    Lets see if can name all in that red shot.

    JETMAN Red Hawk (the series before Zyuranger. Dark)
    Boukenranger BoukenRed
    Zyuranger Tyranno Ranger
    Dairanger Ryuu Ranger (Kiba Ranger and him will look great together)

    Sadly not a one in figuart department this year at the toy show. I saw a Vegeta but I parted ways with that world. Surprised too cause saw many PR toys. Funny was saying the japanese names on each. One fella did have some.vintage Ultraman and Kamen Rider items.

  • J. Lee

    The Sentai/Ranger teams awaiting to see

    the other Dairangers, watched a couple and man PR dumb down the MotDs. First ep the creature ate people and Ryuu had a friened gobbled up in front of him.

    Kakuranger
    Turboranger (Not PR Turbo)
    Carranger (PR Turbo)
    Ohranger (Zeo)
    Gaoranger (Wild Force)
    Magiranger (Mystic Force)
    Abaranger

    Ah who.am I kidding after watching Gokaiger like to see them all.

    News we may get a channel to watch the original sentai and rider series on it but its a pay channel. Saban is probably pissed.

    • I made a list to get all the American names straight. I may be awful, but it’s easier for me to remember Wild Force than Gaoranger! (Though the Dairanger’s need an import name!).

      I’m not sure which ones I’d buy for sure. The MMPR are a given and I like the Jetmen and Dairangers. There are a few other designs I’d be down for getting though too.

  • J. Lee

    Okay redo.

    Guess on the red sentai.shot.

    Jetman: Red Hawk
    Zyuranger: Tyranno Ranger
    Boukenranger: Bouken Red
    Dairanger: Ryuu Ranger

    On another note. Did not see a singl Sentai or Rider figuart at the show this year. 🙁 Saw alot of old PR toys but kept saying alot of the sentai titles and man talk about confusing people. It was fun. >:)

    • There’s a lot on the slate for the next few months at least. The MMPRs of course, plus a few more Operation Overdrive figures. They’re also starting on the newest show over in Japan too.

      • J. Lee

        Yeah Kyoryuger has been all kinds of fun. Now a talk that tye Zyurangers may guest star (as well as Abaranger) in a possible ep or movie.