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Deluxe Jungle Master Megazord
As you know by now, I’m a huge fan of giant robots. I have Voltron and Robotech to thank for that. The Gorilla WALKS!!! I say again the Gorilla walks in Zord mode. That should be all I have to say in this review in order to get you to buy this figure. There are two other Zords that combine with the Gorilla, they are the Penguin and Antelope Zords and together they form the Jungle Master Megazord. Combining the three figures is fairly simple. In Megazord mode he stands a foot tall and this makes him just an inch taller than the Jungle Pride. As I mentioned earlier on my review that the Gorilla walks on batteries, but this action also makes his torso spin to mimic the attack from the Jungle Fury show. The articulation is very limited when the figures are put together, but they work great when they stand alone.
At first glance at the Megazord, I really didn’t think I would dig it, but I was proven wrong. I actually think this is a better looking figure than all the other figures released in this set. He looks huge and buffed and looks like a powerhouse compared to other Megazords. It really is an excellent figure and the only gripe I have is its limited joint articulation, which is hard to pull off on a figure this size anyway. As always, these giant robots come pre-painted and inside of a big window box. There are pictures of the megazord everywhere on the box as well as its capabilities and its different mode. Bandai still knows how to show their fans love!!! A
The Transforming line is new this year. I’m not sure if Bandai is trying to have a line against the Transformers, but don’t let the name misguide you, these are still Power Ranger Megazords; just not the deluxe treatment that we are used to. The first wave includes the Beast Master Megazord, Jungle Pride Megazord, and the Roar Max Megazord. They are made of cheaper and lighter plastic and are at a $20 price range. Power Ranger figures can ride on some of the Zords and can even use some Zords as weapons. These are on a smaller scale then what we are used to, but they look great. The boxes are decorated with shots from the show and the figures come pre-painted. I did notice that the lesser quality plastic does make the shaving on the joint and smaller pieces more noticeable.
The Transforming Beast Master consists of five Zords that combine into one Megazord. The five Zords are: Elephant, Shark, Bat, White Puma, and Black Leapord Zords. It stands at 11 inches tall and looks great with the rest of the Deluxe Megazords. There is a compartment that you can open on the chest of the Megazord to store a figure inside. The only thing is that This Megazord is hollow and you almost have to have a figure inside of it in order for the legs to look filled. The Transforming Jungle Pride combines with the Transforming Roar Max and only with the Transforming Jungle Pride, not the deluxe (Trust me I tried and tried). The Jungle Pride is about an inch smaller than the deluxe, but everything else is basically the same. Of course there are no electronics to make him spin and he really looks amazing when combined with the Roar Max. Bandai has designed new Zords that are simplistic in style, but still manage to look great and are durable when the kids play with them. Hey it’s cheaper than paying for the $40.00 Megazord, they can leave that to the collectors. B