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So this is my first and last toy of the DX Gokai Machine line. The others are either to expensive to or not really worth the trouble.

Pat Striker

The reason why this is my first and last Gokai Machine is simple. I just <3 Dekaranger! Not only that but I always loved the Deka Machines especially Pat Striker with it streamlined form. The moment I saw the first pictures in the rumour thread of HJU I knew I wanted to buy it. It has that beautiful red in the front with the somewhat cheesy but still awesome rainbow patterned sticker on the front like Machine Doberman and Machine Bull from the original show. I also like how this thing fits together. Aside from a few white lines like on the logo's on back and front you can't really say its not a one piece car. I've decided not to take photo's of it (lazy) but the lights and sounds on this thing is epic! I like how much it looks like the lights on the actual Dekaranger mecha. And my only strife with it is that they didn't do much with the lights. They could have let the lights go on and off switching from left to right like on a actual siren does. It would look nicer then just the regular on and off.

Any way lets take this police car apart and move on! ^_^

Deka Gokaioh

I find the fact that you have to take it apart and open everything up a bit of a downer. If you put the middle piece in its button will be pressed down and it will make the sounds before you plan to lol. But when spinning that wheel on the back its worth it with the awesome gattai sound and the cool finishing sound which actually does sound like multiple bullets instead of just one sound that's really scrambled. I love it!

Deka Gokaioh (Gun Mode I guess?)

Well this mode.... I do compliment it for the fact that the guns actually do look like the D-magnum from the side. what I do dislike though is that the left arm has that stupid canon in the way again and the other arm isn't holding it that great either.... Still at least they tried! I hope the SRC version fixes this problem. :)

And that's my Pat Striker its something I loved buying and it did not involve my wallet being punched in the money bags till it bled out those precious dollars.... Unlike what I still have to pay the shipping costs for.... O well that's for another time. See you in the next blog xD

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Sure I have ordered stuff of the net before but I never actually paid online. For the manga I could just order in advance and pay them at the shop. I still do this to this day. But I never actually got to buy something with paypal and shipping till now.

Issues And What I Ended Up With

I was already a plastic addict before I tried this and being online I always see cool cheap stuff I just have to buy. First It was a Gokaiphone and rangerkeys (Which whent unavailable pretty quickly) Then a 2nd grade Turbo Robo (cheap plastic) from Turboranger. Which I changed my mind on because it didn't look that great and the seller wasn't that trustworthy. Then I started planning stuff and finally ended up with a bunch of things I want to get for my birthday, and which I am going to blog about somewhere next month. But for now I planned to go with

So after some mistakes with my mother who didn't trust Paypal as much as I did. But eventually we got some compromise and things seem to go smoothly at the moment.

So About That Black RX

Its really cool and it didn't take as long to get here as I thought it would. I ordered it from CStoys International a great export shop located in Matsuyama who always to live pack and ship shows on Tuesdays and Fridays if any costumers want to see them packed. When I was watching the show on Friday the 29th it was around 4 AM here and Mr.S the host of the show was showing us some of the last Kamen Rider OOO medals they got from Bandai though a middleman. It was stormy and despite the many close lightning strikes in my neighbourhood I decided to stay up.... Then the tree next to our flat was hit and our power got cut off....

And I had to get to bed with out seeing it being shipped :P

Any way back to the figure, It arrived right on time and despite the fact that the Black RX got about was around 5 more to ship through CStoys then it did on other the sites (I couldn't find it there) My mom did agree that my decision was right. It is one hell of an awesome figure and sadly I don't think my skill as a blogger is enough to fully describe the figure. So here's Internet Personality Vangelus to explain the epicness that is this figure.

While I going to ramble about why I bought it other then all the above ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Firstly it is my birthday Kamen Rider!!!

Yes it started in October 1988 but it ended in September 1989. My birthday episode would be Episode 37 (07/16/1989) which is a fairly decent episode about Crisis ninja's.... Sadly I never watched it with subs that weren't urine yellow and as accurate as a book hand written by a blind alcoholic. But going by the episodes I did watch with good subs by Grownups in Spandex (link will be up later) and the fact that I watched most of Kamen Rider Black - Subbed by Pal from Century Kings tells me the show is as epic as the fact that it seems to be linked to me throughout most of my life. XD

The Other Reasons

The first time I learned about Kamen Rider Black RX was when I was watching Power Rangers in the Friend In Need storyline. In the 3 episode storyline Saban dubbed RX to be Prince Dex of Edenoi who got his powers from his father. Who wasn't that bad in the story line. But then again it was a bit hazy for me. I mostly remember it from the fact that Kimberly the Pink Ranger was sick and alone... poor Kim. Any way shortly after that Dex got a spin-off and a evil muppet..... O $^%$^$%@# God it was a ^$&$@^%&$ pile of crap. I HATED IT!! I STILL HATE IT!! DAMN YOU OLD SABAN DAMN YOU!! I despise it >_>

I bought this for closure so I can continue loving Black RX now and forever more and forget the shit pile that is Saban's Masked Rider....

Sadly Kotaro is still stuck to Dex who got more and more douchy with every second that passed in the series..... :(

Lastly

The figure was made in 2009 so technically its a 20th anniversary figure. Though I only thought of that after I got it. The first reason was actually something that's been going on for a long time now. In 1996 I bought a bike which no figure and it stayed without that figure till now.

My Accrobatter is in almost a perfect scale with this action figure. I kept it in *almost* mint condition for this long and all this time the batteries didn't even gave up. Sure I still have no damn Idea what its saying (NO ITS NOT JAPANESE) but it still works fine non the less.

It fits in so well that the legs just barely can touch the pegs which where supposed to support the original figure.

The only pet peeve I have with this figure is the fact that It didn't come with hands that could grab the handles of Accrobatter. Which do come with the much more to scale but more expensive Tamashii Exclusive S.H.Figuarts Accrobatter. And sadly even if they where packed with the RX figure I do doubt they would be able to grasp the handles. So now I just use the concentrated hands of Black RX like he's slightly grasping the handles. I'm not that happy with this because its not that secure at the moment... Maybe I'll get little see-through plastic bands to secure the hands or something like that... That's about it with Black RX. Seems this blog ended up as much of a boring mess as Saban's Masked Rider was. So I'll end it here, by saying that I'm going to blog about what I got for my birthday LONG after my actual birthday and I'll blog about them one by one ^^

I'll just leave you guys with the opening:

See you when I feel like it

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But first I was extra lucky last week since when I was volunteering for the Salvation Army I found another megazord. One which might be obscure so let me show you which one.
 Ginga Beast Rhino
 Ginga Beast Rhino
This Megazord was from Gingaman / Lost Galaxy and was one of 3 Ginga Beasts / Lost Zords which where saved by our heroes from the clutches of the Space Pirates.
What was even more lucky was that its a complete set with the box still in good shape. Something that's very rare for this Zord since it has so much little parts that are easily lost. Luckily somewhere in this city there's another big Power Ranger fan that decided to hold on to the box :)
First of 5 is the C1 Zord which is small futuristic tank and pretty much my favourite amongst the 5 small components.
C2 is an futuristic (by 1960's sci-fi standards I guess) exploration vehicle with claws.
C3 can either be a truck or or train but I'm going with truck. It holds the helmet and the main part of the huge gun.
C4 is a solar powered buggy that forms the head, Its kinda cute.
C5 is by my guess an armoured car with guns on top. It forms the arms.
The Plasma gun is called the Gigantus Buster and is missed in many collections, I'm really, really, really lucky to have those smaller parts in such a good condition.
The Centaurus Megazord is AWESOME!! its so old-school and mostly vehicles which is something I like very much about it. It also happens to be the smallest DX Megazord in my collection. Its even smaller then the Red Thunderzord. lol I'm absolutely happy with this piece of Sentai mecha and I only had to pay €10 for this thing!! :D
And now for the main catch of the whole year (actually 15 years to be exact). I FINALLY own a Dino Megazord something I never really got a chance at. :D
We had to go to Leiden and it costed me €30 and next month's manga to get it but I finally got it and its just as epic as I remember it!! :)
  Most people say this is their favourite but it not my favourite. Sure its the biggest most powerful and its the Red Ranger's zord but its just not my favourite lol.
This one is missing allot of stickers which is kinda sad but not an horrible disaster, still I find it sad that its missing the sticker where its cannons should be.
  I was really worried about the tusks of this zord. I thought they would fall of all the time but they seem to be pretty tightly put in there
I'm so happy I went through the trouble to get pictures of the smaller components other wise I would not have been able to make these awesome photo's.
I already had 1 of these that I bought 10 years prior, But now that I got this one the other one doesn't seem to be that important to me lol.
  The Sabertooth seems by far to be the most complete of the 5 stick wise, It used to be my favourite back when Thuy Tang was still alive (RIP)
I also got two Triceratops because I already bought one about one year ago (I don't really remember lol) Any way I'm happy that the lady who sold me the mecha was nice enough to let my search for the final smaller stuff that most collectors don't own any more. And thus I got the horns!!
I haven't decided yet if I should glue them to one of the two Triceratops so I will never lose them. But judging from most collectors it seems to be a must.
I suck at getting the Tank Mode right but this is my try. ^_^
And finally the Megazord who I now adore and put up next to my other mecha. As you can see its as complete as I could get, it has the cannons, the horns, and the Power Sword. Can't get more awesome then that face reveal which is something that is edged in to my memory like a trauma XD
 Dino Megazord - Double Triceratops mode.
 Dino Megazord - Double Triceratops mode.
And due to having two Triceratops I can now do this!! ^^^^ :D
 Compared to the lesser Megazords I own
 Compared to the lesser Megazords I own

 Lastly: My only B-fighter
 Lastly: My only B-fighter
This is something I really missed out on. Not because I did not want the toys but because I had no luck finding the damn things!!
Luckily the same lady who sold me the Dino Megazord also gave me this:
Which is pretty awesome since I hated Jo who was annoying as hell. But I've always liked Ran . And these photo's don't do the figure justice, I even tried it with a flash and still it does not show the desired shiny glaze on the figure. Its an action figure with a stupid gimmick though, all you need to do is move the middle a bit and then it swings around the B-lancer its holding. Pretty cool but cheap and it also gets in the way of its posability.
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I got bored so i'm made an extra summary through videos for this thread so the choices might be a bit easier and its good for my list too XD 

For Starters: Ogon Bat

Okay not really a toku but its nice to see clear pictures of a Kamishibai for once :P
 
  This however does count :P
  

Super Giant

  Just Don't tell Ken Usui about this being on the blog or that people still know this exists lol
 

Gekko Kamen and other Kōhan Kawauchi Heroes

First Japanese television hero ever!!
   
   
   
  
  

Ultra Q and Ultra Series

  When talking Ultraman many people forget Ultra Q, but Ultraman too! because Ultraseven is apparently more important :-\
 
 
   
 

Kamen Rider

  
 
   
  
   

Giant Heroes

    Ambassador Magma is the first Transformer!!! 
  
 
 
 
 

Ishinomori Heroes

A mix of Ishinomori's heroes and several popular Toku heroes
      
   
       
 
 
    
       
  
  
       
  
                     

Tokusatsu Hero

        
 
  
  Watch this Spidey on Marvel.com!! complete with ugly urine yellow subs!!
         
  
    

Furry heroes

  Yes Japan had furry heroes and they where awesome especially Lion-Maru!!

Super Sentai

    
  
    
   
   
 

Metal Heroes

    
  

And then THEY came >.>

   
  
 
  And now we have NO METAL HEROES!!! >_<

Not part of the franchise any one who is considering this a part of this great franchise should stab him/herself with something rusty :P

 
 

Other non-Japanese Toku:

    
  
   
   
     
  
   
  The fact that Carbon is a blatant Skull Man rip-off and that they use a Kamen Rider as villain gives me the feeling that this series will never be made. Or am i wrong Australians?

DON'T WATCH THE FOLLOWING TWO SERIES!!! AVOID THEM AT ALL COSTS!!! SAVE YOURSELVES!!!


     

Chou Sei Shin Series

   
     
 
   
  

Takara Tomy Tomica Series


   
 
  
Phew this could have been a 2 parter!! lol my pc went real slow around the Super Sentai Videos XD these are pretty much to me the biggest series in  Toku and a few that needed the attention :) and further more if some videos have been removed due to copyright f#ck it, its normal for youtube lol

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I keep forgetting to do this but its about time, 5 months ago i found a video combining these two openings to two great Tokusatsu series
  Kyukyu Sentai GoGoV (Power Rangers: Light Speed Rescue)
  Tomica Hero Rescue Force
Which was awesome but also a bit creepy, i mean aside from having the same theme they also have
  • The same motto: Save The Live but that's to be expected since they are both about saving people
  • Same Henshin code: Chakusou
And that ain't much but when you combine the two... 
   
 
 
Its like they belong together XD Especially the first part with the going in to space thing is freaking similar, but aside from that i can't say much else because they typically show what the main characters are good at and specialize in that's in almost every toku, but again it fits.
 
Which reminds me! i need to work on the Toku page XD

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