Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Megazord – Blast from the Past (How Time Flies)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is an American live-action children's television series about teenagers with super-powers, based on the 16th installment of the Japanese Super Sentai franchise, Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. Both the show and its related merchandise saw unbridled overnight success, becoming a staple of 1990s pop culture in mere months. Under the original name, "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" the series ran from 1993 to 1995 and spawned the feature film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. (source: wiki)

The first set of Zords in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are the Dinozords, which are based on prehistoric creatures and consist of the Mastodon, Pterodactyl, Triceratops, Sabertooth Tiger, and Tyrannosaurus. These five combine to form the Megazord.

This set of Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Megazord toy set belongs to my eldest son who was given these to play with when he was growing up. At the time, the TV series was showing every Saturday morning and he would be glued to the TV set watching his favorite TV shows. We kept these around all these years because it's just too sentimental to throw away

I liked the concept of these colossal assault machines called Zords, which can combine into the Megazord. I love me some Mastodon, Pterodactyl, Triceratops, Sabertooth Tiger, and Tyrannosaurus. Click on the pictures for bigger and better views

Unfortunately, the Triceratops is missing its horns :( probably misplaced somewhere and I didn't notice it until after I had taken these pictures. Got to start looking for them in the loose parts stash.

Growing up with Ultraman, Kaijus, Godzilla and the Giant Robots, and watching these mega monsters and machines slug it out really left quite an impression. So seeing your child getting hooked on the same things when they are growing up kind of helps build the bonds and gives you something similar which you can identify with them.

Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Tyrannosaurus

Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Sabertooth Tiger

Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Triceratops (missing its horns)

Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Mastodon

Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pterodactyl

All five combine to form Megazord. These are simple transformations for them to start with. As they grow older, they'll find new challenges with the "Beast Wars: Transformers" (see all of them HERE)

How time flies. These toys are now almost twenty years old. Certainly not as old as some of the vintage toys I own but it certainly brings a certain perspective because these are the ones we have kept with us since then whereas the vintage toys were bought as an adult. These will probably stay with us for many more years to come. Perhaps to be passed on to the grandchildren LOL

1 comment:

dw said...

I still have my set as well! Along with the Dragonzord, Thunder Megazord, and White Tigerzord, with all the rangers!