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Power Rangers coming back to the Cinema?

New information reveals that it looks like Power Rangers may be returning to the silver screen once more!

It has been leaked that during a conference call to discuss future Power Ranger projects, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner revealed that Hasbro was currently in discussion with Paramount Pictures, with whom Hasbro have a long standing relationship, to make a new Power Rangers movie.

It’s completely unclear whether any new movie would have any ties to the 2017 Lionsgate produced film but the prospect of any Power Rangers on the big screen again has Ranger Nation buzzing!

Do you want to see the Power Rangers return to cinema? Do you think is could be based on a different team? Let us know on our social media pages!

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Beast Morphers Red Ranger Identity Possibly Revealed

With Power Morphicon less than two weeks away, fans of Power Rangers are chomping at the bit for any piece of news or information they can get their hands on. Hasbro, for their part, is doing wonders to encourage brand growth for Power Rangers as a franchise already, including lots of marketing behind the 25th anniversary special and even declaring August 28th National Power Rangers Day in America. The latest of these developments may have been accidental, though. In a now-deleted Instagram post, veteran actor and stuntman Ray Park, known for playing Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and Snake Eyes in the G.I. Joe films, seemingly revealed the identity of our new Red Ranger, posing for a selfie with a young man the post names as “Rico.”

 

The now-deleted post can be seen below:

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The post was seemingly deleted quickly after it went up, which leaves a few possibilities as to the reason. The most likely are that the post was inaccurate and Park took it down on his own, or otherwise that Hasbro saw this as an early leak and asked him to remove the post before it spread further. Regardless, we will have confirmation coming up at Power Morphicon, when the Beast Morphers cast and crew are revealed. Until then, stay tuned for any updates. 

What are your thoughts on this possible leak? Let’s discuss!

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Kamen Rider Zi-O: New Rumors Surface

It’s that time of the year again, a new Kamen Rider series just around the corner and that means new rumors surrounding the next series are popping up in anticipation of the 1st quarter toy scans.

This year it’s Kamen Rider Zi-O, which is set to be the 20th and final season in the Heisei Era of Kamen Rider. As it’s the beginning of July the 1st quarter toy scans should be here in a few weeks so that means early rumors have begun to pop up. Time seems to be a very important theme of Zi-O.

The first silhouettes from the latest TV-Kun had shown Zi-O alongside the previous 19 Heisei Riders, each year for the series was written in the style of a digital clock. Zi-O also seems to have some sort of wrist watch like device, which is rumored to be his transformation device rather then using a belt.

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As for his forms Zi-O there are slightly conflicting rumors. One set states Zi-O will have 24 Clock devices that allow him to use the powers of past Riders and travel to their timeline. That list is as follows:

1AM- Kuuga      1PM- W                   2AM- Agito      2PM- OOO

3AM- Ryuki         3PM- Fourze              4AM- Faiz              4PM- Wizard

5AM- Blade       5PM- Gaim            6AM- Hibiki       6PM- Drive

7AM- Kabuto        7PM- Ghost           8AM- Den-O           8PM- Ex-Aid

9AM- Kiva        9PM-Build                  10AM- Decade   10PM- Zi-O

11AM- Ichigo    11PM- Black             12AM- V3                12PM- Black RX

It’s assumed the disk silhouette from the early Zi-O scans would be the 24 Clock Devices and the Rider silhouette would be a base form for him to go to 10PM to get the Zi-O form seen in the new silhouette.

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A second set of rumors takes the previous Riders hour forms and states that Zi-O will have legend forms starting with Kuuga, Ex-Aid, and Build but his main forms will be based on 3 hour intervals, stating his starting forms to be “3 Time” “6 Time” “9 Time” and “12 Time”. This set of rumors is the one that states Zi-O will transform with the “Time Timer” a watch like henshin device and his gimmick will the “Time Timings”. Finally these rumors state he will have 3 weapons, the “Clock Rod”, “Turn Scene Gun”, and “Cho Seen Arrow”

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As of this time it seems likely Zi-O will have some sort of time theme and relate to Legend Heisei Riders to some capacity.

Only time will tell what or if any of these rumors are true. For all news on Kamen Rider Zi-O stay tuned to Toku Toy Store.

 

What do you think of these Zi-O Rumors? What do you want to see from this new Rider series? Leave a comment down below!

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Kamen Rider Zi-O Early Silhouette and Gimmick Revealed

The first silhouettes of ZI-O and his gimmick have been revealed! (sort of). The speculation begins now on what this rider will look like and how they’ll portray themselves on screen. 

In this article, we’ll have viewpoints from everyone at Toku Toy Store, so be sure to have a read and cast your votes on what you think the Rider will be like!

“The silhouette gives us little to go off, but if it’s anything like the final design it’ll be a very unique Rider. The body is very Heisei themed, but the simple head sculpt feels almost Showa in a respect. With each aspect of the suit we see, we’ll know more on whether this is rider is designed like Showa, Heisei, or something completely different to welcome in the new Era next year in Japan. The gimmicks could be a similar theme to what we’ve seen before, or something totally unique that would reflect this new design of suit. How they’ll move and how they’ll act when on screen will also influence this, as every era have had different movesets influenced directly by their respective eras. Will this be a serious Rider? A childlike Rider? Only time will tell. We will definitely know more once we begin seeing actors surface, but for now the speculation is always exciting!

 I even sharpened up the existing silhouette to show more detail as to what Zi-O will potentially look like! Notice the crown motif on the helmet” –Will

Following up on this, Jeremy had this to say:

“The digital/computer code background really jumped out at me, at first glance. It’s reminiscent of many of the Ganbarizing promotions that we’ve seen over the years which leads me to think that Zi-O will have access to other Kamen Rider forms using a connection to a database of some kind. 

The silhouette doesn’t really give us much to go on but the fact that it’s so plain could mean that his default form is a template up on which other forms and upgrades are impressed. Either that, or perhaps were getting an old-school bugman Rider without the crazy appendages we’ve become accustomed to ok the Heisei period.

Finally, the price point of the gimmick item almost confirms that we’re getting an electronic based gimmick for Zi-O. As much as Bandai Japan are happy to pile on the wallet pressure, ¥1500 for a single item would be far too much for a gimmick that doesn’t do very much. As much as I’m not ready to let Build go yet, im really looking forward to Kamen Rider Zi-O!” –Jeremy

We even got some opinions from our usual episode review writer, and our very own SODO Sundays host!

“Not much is out there right now for Kamen Rider Zi-O, but what is known has me excited. According to what rumours are out there, Zi-O will be a globe-trotting adventurer type of character. I’m hoping this is something similar to Indiana Jones, or maybe even the PlayStation game series Uncharted. At this point, it is too early to say, but now that we have seen at least a silhouette of Zi-O, let me make some predictions.

The head of the suit, in base form, will be a globe. As the top is rounded, I see this being likely, as well as possibly including some adventuring gear or other world-themed designs on the body of the suit. 

There is a certain hope for the story beyond this, as well. The one flash of colour we see is pink, in the poster, so maybe Zi-O will end up jumping between worlds, like Decade on the tenth anniversary of the Heisei era. This would fit, considering Zi-O is the 20th Heisei era Rider, and would allow for Legacy Riders to return for the final year of the Heisei era. Maybe, as a tribute to the past, they could even bring in suits of Showa Riders with new human forms, like Toei has been doing with the Metal Heroes characters, such as Space Sheriff Gavan.” –Matt

“When it comes to the new silhouette released for Kamen Rider Zi-O it’s not a lot to go off of but I get vibes from different Rider designs in him. The shoulder pads make me think of a design like Black, Kuuga, or W. There are little nubs on the sides of his belt which make me think of the designs of the Ryuki Riders with those connectors on the suit. Since it’s a black silhouette there is not a lot here but I think it will be interesting. As for the gimmick it’s just a circle, now that could be to hide what it really looks like, but last year the silhouettes of a bottle like gimmick were shown off in the image for Build so who knows. With the higher price for the gimmick that probably means it has electronics in it, which means Bandai can make many for years to come. That might be great since if  Zi-O is an anniversary season this could allow for the gimmicks to continue being based on Rider’s after Zi-O is over. I really hope Zi-O has some sort of Legend Rider theme to him like Decade. Overall I’m very excited to see next month when those 1st quarter toy scans drop.” –Josh

Even our own toy reviewer, and host of Mint In Box Reviews, Richard chimed in.

“Kamen Rider Zi-O is shrouded in mystery and that what makes speculation so hard. The name itself, Zi-O, is still having it’s pronounciation debated among fans (Geo? The King? Who knows!) Then there’s the fact that Zi-O will be the first of a new era of Riders and with sparse details, there’s nothing to go on except a silhouette of the main rider form and the gimmick, being a relatively simple design compared to Build and what appears to be a coin. 

In my mind, given that Build is somewhat of a spiritual successor to Kamen Rider W, perhaps Zi-O will be the same for Kamen Rider OOO. The coin gimmick is an obvious link, if it is a coin, but the name itself could be an indicator as OOO had a mythological ‘King’ tied to it’s lore and OOO can be pronounced as Oh, which is Japanese for king.” –Richard

And to close:

“Zi-O will be the 20th (and technically the last) Heisei Rider series and they seem to advertise that in the scan so I’m almost certain it will be some sort of anniversary series (similar to decade). The silhouette of the supposed base form is unusually plain, having a very rounded head and not much armour, similar to Den-O’s base form. This could mean that, if this is an anniversary series, this Rider is mostly powerless on it’s own and has to rely on the power of previous Riders. The gimmick of the series could give Zi-O more detailed armour based on previous riders, possibly like how Gaim’s arms forms worked. The glowing blue-green light around the silhouette could suggest the base form of the rider will be bright blue or green. Finally, In the background of the scan, there seems to be some sort of code, possibly suggesting some sort of technology theme that may be more emphasised in the final design. And, since the gimmick seems to be a perfect circle, perhaps it will be some sort of disc.” –Connor


What do you think to these early release images? What do you speculate Zi-O will be like? Please, do let us know! This is an exciting time for everyone!

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Kamen Rider Zi-O Revealed

In a surprising leak, Kamen Rider Zi-O (Zeo? Geo?) has been revealed for 2018-2019. The name appears to come from a credible source, pictured below, and thus begins the rumours and leaks for another year. It seems it was right around this time last year, during the initial run of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, that we got the first rumours and the leaked name of Kamen Rider Build. If true, this would line up with the earlier rumoured leak of the world- traveling hero, Kamen Rider Geo.

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So far, no information has been revealed about the plot, cast, production team, or gimmick items, but stay tuned for more details and speculation as we ramp up to the premiere of Kamen Rider Zi-O following the conclusion of Build later this summer.

What do you think this rider’s theme will be? Let us know!

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Potential New Kamen Rider Build Toy Listings Includes Final Form For Grease

New Toy listings have come out detailing the last few Kamen Rider Bulid Toys.

These were leaked by a 2chan user who has shared correct info before, however, it is worth taking this with a grain of salt anyway.

DX KarasuRobot Sclash Jelly

Price- 3,200 Yen

Info- Transforms grease into his Final Form. To use, the cap is spun, and then inserted into the SclashDriver.

DX RabbitDragon Bottle

Price- 3,200 Yen

Info- Special item that appears in the summer movie! Insert into the driver to henshin, and into the FullBottleBuster to activate a finishing move!

DX EvolBottle Set

Price- 1,800 Yen

A set of 4 bottles belonging to the exclusive Movie Riders appearing in the summer film. Insert into the EvolDriver to henshin.

Campaign item:

Via Gambarizing, people can obtain the F1 bottle! Using it together with the Keisatsukan Full Bottle will activate the Kamen Rider drive form!”

All of these toys will be released in July.

Will you be getting any of these toys? Let us know in the comments!

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New Images Show Potential New Kamen Rider

Do these new images show off a new Rider, or is it just a well-made prank?

Since it’s April Fools Day scans and rumours have been popping up recently, 99% of these are almost certainly fake. However, these images have really stood out among the rest and probably has the highest chances of actually being real. Supposedly, this is concept art from the new season of Kamen Rider to be aired late this year. While it is still best to take these images with a grain of salt, they’re still really well made and worth talking about.

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The first image shows a nameless new Rider with a handful of its forms, one of them being a base form and the others being combinations of three previous riders suggesting that this is an anniversary season. Similar to OOO, the three riders that make up the form are all set to a certain body part, either the head, torso or legs. The first of these new forms is a mix of Stronger, Kabuto & Blade, the second being a mix of Shin, Gills & Amazon, and the last one being a mix of Mach, Accel & Lazer. What’s interesting is that the riders that make up the forms all have a common motif. The riders that make up the first form are all based on the Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle, the Riders that make up the second form are all mutant-type Riders, the Riders that make up the last form are all Secondary Riders based on motorbikes. This means that other forms will likely also consist of riders with a common theme. With this in mind, it’s going to be fun to speculate what new forms could be made out of what riders. Personally, I would like to see a form made up of Riders that started off evil and eventually redeemed themselves (Zangetsu, Genm & Chaser), all female Riders (Poppy, Marika & Necrom P) and Riders that are controlled by two people (W, Den-O & Drive).

Above the Forms is Eyecon like devices that are supposedly this season’s gimmick, three of the devices represent the new Rider’s base forms while the other eighteen represent the other Riders. Unlike the OOO medals, the devices don’t seem to have any indication of what body part they are used on, possibly meaning that they could be used in any order. Along with the previously mentioned forms, there are also forms representing Knight, Baron & Brave (Knight themed Secondary Riders), Beast, Kaixa & Ixa (All Secondary Riders) and G3, Drake & DiEnd. Because the Secondary Rider forms seem to be connected to the main rider, it could suggest that this season will only have 1 rider.

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The next image shows two other forms or possibly two other new riders, the first of which is next to a silhouette of what appears to be an upgraded version of the form. The other seems to be a form based on Kamen Rider Decade, if these are new riders than this could actually be a new form of Decade. Since the devices in the first page seem to be connected to one of the three forms, some of the Past Rider forms could be exclusive to one of the other Riders/Forms. If these were new riders, then the movie exclusive rider would likely use forms based on other movie exclusives (Bujin Gaim,
Dark Drive & Dark Ghost, Idunn, Mars & Kamuro or New Den-O, Nega Den-O & G Den-O).

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The final image shows brand new forms for different riders, supporting the idea that the Decade themed rider might be Decade himself. The new rider forms are Kamen Rider Cyclone, A new OOO combo with an insect theme, Fourze Launcher States and Zangetsu Jinba Melon Arms. Since this is likely an anniversary season, Riders from Wizard and Drive-Build would also likely get new forms. I would personally like to see Necrom get his own equivalent of the Mugen Damashii or a Super Dead-heat Mach.

So, Is it a fake? Because of the time of year, It probably is. The Background seems a bit plain for a catalogue and some pages have information missing (Price and/or release date etc.) and it’s also quite strange that some images don’t even show the full page. However, it’s art style is really similar to other art shown in real catalogues so I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up being real. We’ll probably have to wait until the summer to get proper confirmation but this could be a look into what the final Heisei Rider Season could be like.

Do you think this is real? What forms would you like to see? Let us know in the comments!

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Ultraman 2018 First Image Released

Some exciting news is coming out of Tsuburaya Productions today as we have been given our first glimpse at the 2018 Ultraman, at least in silhouette form. In the image below, we get our initial look at the new character, unnamed as of this writing. Tsuburaya has trademarks for three new character names currently, leading to a few possible theories. One is that the name is not final; another, that we will have multiple lead characters this year.

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As of this writing, we have the possible names Ultraman Lube, Ultraman Rosso, and Ultraman Bull. A fourth name, Ultraman Bright has also been floating around the rumor mill, as well as speculation that the new Ultraman for 2018 will be the son of Ultraman Taro, in the same way Ultraman Geed was the son of Ultraman Belial. Any rumors, at this point, are purely speculation, but the possibilities are very exciting nonetheless. You can find updates here as they become available, and look forward to Ultraman 2018 premiering later on this year.

What are your thoughts on this new development? Leave a comment below!

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Kamen Rider 2018/2019 Title Leaked?!

SADLY, THIS HAS TURNED OUT TO BE FAKE! ALWAYS REMEMBER TO READ THESE WITH A GRAIN OF SALT!

Looks like Bandai Japan could have very well messed up on this one! A dedicated website to the company has left details in on one of their listing sites that seems to show the title “Winger”.

Always remember to take these with a grain of salt, but as opposed to a standard rumor, this is actually a leak and Japanese fans are going nuts over this news!

Could Kamen Rider Winger be our upcoming hero once Build has finished? What motif do you think Winger will be?

Tell us in the comments!

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New Patoranger And Lupinranger Rumours Reveal New Mecha.

Recently there have been new rumours going around about Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger and Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger. The person who started the rumours claims to have attended a Toei meeting, but it’s still a good idea to take these with a grain of salt.

The episodes will be split into two parts, Plan A and Plan B, with a third part (Plan C) on YouTube. The show will start with six main characters (most likely in teams of three) and each ranger will be able to change forms. The main theme for the series will be “Horitsusekai” (Meaning “The World With The Law”). Finally, the mecha. The main mecha for the Patorangers will be the “PatorangerRobo” and is apparently similar to EngineOh. The Lupinrangers will get the “LupinZin” which is similar to BisonKing.

Once again, these are only rumours. The first catalogue scans will come out sometime in between late this month and December with the show airing sometime next February. We will keep you updated on any rumours or news.

Do you think the rumours are real? Let us know in the comments!