Archive for November, 2011

Akaranger And GekiRed!!

Posted: November 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                   Stardate: 65401.8 (Nov 26th, 2011)

Just brought two more Red Power Rangers soft vinyl version from this store Dollz Inc @ Wheellock Place, which is located in the heart of Orchard Road. I was with a friend buying some stuff from Art Friend store when he told me about it. It sells a lot of Kamen Riders toys, figurines, other action figures, and not to mention, Power Rangers collectibles. Hearing that really thrills me to the max and soon found myself like as if I’m running where no end meets.

Most of the items were damn expensive, since they were imported from Japan. There’s still some few classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers or Zyurangers in Japanese term toys left, as what I’m aiming for (Though I’m aware not much of them were sold nowadays since its already ancient…). Most of them were the latest Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, literally Pirate Rangers. But you know me, since I’m anything goes for Power Rangers. Classic to the latest. I’m anything when comes to Power Rangers! =D

So, these are the 2 Rangers I’ve brought. Akaranger from Himitsu Sentai Gorenger (Left) and Geki Red from Juken Sentai Gekiranger (Power Rangers Jungle Fury). Yes, another lovely reds to add in for my Forever Red collection =)

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger were the first batch of the Japanese series of Super Sentai to ever been produced way back in 1975. There is no American version for this series. Not until Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, which is the 16th installment of the Super Sentai franchise been aired in 1992. The American version of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was been aired a year later, which marks the first batch of Power Rangers for the American term. A big difference between the two sides, isn’t it? =p

I also brought two of these mini helmets of the Mighty Morphin and Zeo Red Rangers at $12.50 each. Been itching for the Mighty Morphin Red, especially =)

I’ll be visiting there again in the future to purchase more Power Rangers stuff. At the meantime, will save up my cash! =)

Captain’s log                                  Stardate: 65377.2 (Nov 17th, 2011)

Just brought this soft vinyl Super Sentai action figure of Gokai Yellow which is based on the brand new Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. It is the current 2011 Japanese drama of Power Rangers of their own version, and its the 35th entry of the Super Sentai series. Literally Pirate Rangers, and this young protagonists happened to have access to the powers of the previous 34 Super Sentai teams. There might be an American version for this.

Gokai Yellow is one of the 5 Pirate Rangers in the team. I came across it while browsing around in a toy shop at Takashimaya. Cost at $17.90 and happened to be the last stock. The rest of the soft vinyl were Kamen Riders and Ultraman. Well, its a Power Ranger right? So people like me who love collecting anything that is Power Rangers other than my own favourite Mighty Morphin Red Ranger wouldn’t hesitate to grab it while I still can! =D

There’s another lovely collection of my Power Rangers soft vinyl versions. Stay tune for more! =)

Captain’s log                                Stardate: 65367.4 (Nov 13th, 2011)

My side were finally given time off yesterday the 12th, since they had enough people for a ops round we were assigned to. You never know how relieved and happy we were, especially me, as I finally can attend the cosplay event at AFA. I had missed last year’s and I ain’t gonna miss out for this year! No, never! I was soooo looking forward into it. Damn, I was so damn anxious, worried for the results whether my team can be given time off since there’s enough officers for the assignment. If we are in, then my heart will sank and I’ll be goner and I have to wait for another year. But finally…Hooray!! 

I was so thrilled into it. So enthusiastic! So excited that I forgotten to bring my golden arm locks that comes together with the Dragon shield for my Power Ranger. I realized this when me and my group were changing.

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW CAN I FORGOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR MY RED DRAGON RANGER!!! This leaves me, should I just remain wearing the shield without the locks? Cause I recall, in one of the episodes from the classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Green Ranger Tommy had pass on his Dragon powers to the Red Ranger Jason for the first time, seeing that he needs that extra protection to retrieve a very important object for the sake of the team. I notice that only the shield was been transfer to him, but not the arm locks. So I was wondering, should I followed like in that episode? I was told to just continue wearing it. But then again, it wouldn’t look so right without the locks. Of course, members of public wouldn’t notice any difference. Unless you’re talking those hardcore fans of Power Rangers.

But again, I got my doubts, which make my head spinning. Yes or no? Seriously, it just didn’t feels right. So I got no choice but to cast down as the actual Red or so-called Tyranno Ranger myself. Besides, its not like everytime Jason summoned for the Dragon power! Hahahaha! Other than that, I feel light and much more comfortable without it. But still, I’m officially the Red Dragon Ranger as deemed fit! =D

AFA is basically anything goes Japanese culture. From cosplay to pop culture, music, movie, entertainment, comics, toys, digital content, all of the above! The name says it all, with some of Japan’s top brand names and well-known anime titles. Spanning 3 halls straight! From one booth after another and another like a common mega sale of the year. There’s even a concert-related merchandise. And speaking of concert, yes, there’s even a competition for those who love to sing and dance on stage. And for those who are a big fan of Gundam Seed or any other similar series that features giant robots or mecha in the Japanese version, this is the event just right for you to pop your eyes upon. It will be held at the usual place at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre Halls from 11 – 13 Nov 2011. I will attend for only 1 day, which is yesterday. I was off on the 13th, but I got other plans. At least I’ve managed to  attend for this year’s AFA to fulfill the fun and excitement for the crowd as a Power Ranger.

Photos taken by Aizul, here’s what we got as the best photos from the event. 4 Power Rangers from different series unites and with a Kamen Rider to back them up. Not only that, each one of us even got to be the all-too famous Mr Troll and troll around as you went trollolol!! HAHAHA! One of our guys had make a huge face out of it by using cardboard, and the hilarious from it just never ends! =D

The day has been a blast! From epic start to epic end. Hope my members who also attend on the last day enjoy themselves. I’m glad that I managed to attend this year’s AFA, and hope can attend for next year’s too. When comes to cosplay, I admit, I can be very serious into it! Hahahaha! The more it is, the more thrill it can be! ^^