This week we're taking a break from the regular Power Rangers timeline and our ongoing recaps for a look back at Hexagon, the Power Rangers series that would have tied the whole franchise together --- if it had ever actually happened.
Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
If you were watching tokusatsu shows from 2012, then you probably saw the trailer for Kamen Rider x Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen, a movie where the Japan's two long-lasting supehero franchises clashed in a war that pit heroes on dirtbikes against heroes with giant robots, for the fate of... I don't know, the world? It's usually the world. The trailer wasn't really clear, but it did hint at lasting repercussions for the heroes and a thrilling, high-stakes battle that would pit all your favorites against each other.
That... wasn't quite accurate. I mean, to be fair, it definitely was a war between the Kamen Riders and Super Sentai, meaning that it delivered the bare minimum on what was promised in the title, but other than that, not so much. Fortunately, the crew at Honest Trailers have taken the trailer and made it a little more accurate -- and also made this movie sound way more awesome than the original.
Saban's localization of Toei's Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Power Rangers Super Megaforce, finally kicked off on Nickelodeon this past weekend, and Bandai was celebrating the premiere in a big way at Toy Fair 2014. The core component of the line, of course, is Ranger Keys -- the tiny totems of every Power Ranger's abilities that the Super Megaforce crew use to transform into any Ranger from history -- but the team's default pirate-themed gear was also prominently displayed. Classic Mighty Morphin reissues were also on display, including the Legendary Dragonzord and Titanus the Carrierzord. You can see all of the upcoming action figures, Zords, roleplay/costume toys and of course Ranger Keys, after the cut.
Animals: Bandai's UK warehouse is now under the protection of Millie the Bengal cat. Consider your Power Rangers: Samurai, Ben 10 and ThunderCats toys safe.
Gaming: Marvel Pinball 3D will arrive on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on June 28...
Power Rangers: Saban is teasing its next series to follow Power Rangers Super Samurai, Power Rangers Megaforce, which sounds a lot like a possible localization of Japan's Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger...