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Top Ten Sentai Mecha

This is purely fan based. As a Super Sentai fan, my highlight on this series is their mechas. But some are hit and some are miss. The following list is my top ten Sentai / Power Rangers mecha. It’s just my personal taste so expect something to argue. All photos are taken from various sources.

10. Timerobo Alpha / Time Force Megazord mode Red

It’s cool to have a triple changer mecha, two robots and one jet combination. The dark atmosphere of the series combined with futuristic design (hence the name future taskforce) make this Timerangers something they can depend on. But I prefer Timerobo Alpha. It’s red, symmetric, and proportional. The only miss from the design is the sword. Yeah I know it’s a gimmick of the sentai,but if only the designed the sword better.

9. Gokaioh

The combination is simple, but seriously a mindblown mecha to us. A galleon, a jet, a racing car, a trailer, and a submarine? But overall design of Gokaioh is pretty dang good. It is a pirate mecha after all. Gokaioh is one tough mecha that survived until the end of the series. My only complain, that matroska doll-esque!

8. Gaoking / Wild Force Megazord

You’re the king, you’re the king, you’re king!
Combination of five power animals, mostly inter-changeable, and sometimes six including GaoElephant. If I’am not mistaken, this Gaoking is the first ‘true’ present day animal combinations (Liveman to be noted). Gaoking stays true to it’s name, he is a King, a badass one. The only downside is the finishing move. Meh.

7. Dekaranger Robo / Delta Squad Megazord

Too much siren lamps around the body to retain the police gimmick, still one hell of a robot to destroy monsters. The design is quite bulky, but understandable because it is the combination of bulky machines. Thanks to the animatic 3D CGI, the movement looks smooth and contains all police actions done by this robot.

6. Great Five

The first five-piece combination in Sentai history, ever. Great Five is a fine example how everything is useful. Picking sword from the shield is very cool scene and the finishing move is with aura, deadliest to the max. Five piece gattai is cool, and that gimmick makes us want to buy the toys.

5. Gekitouja

The combination is inspired from Godsigma, and the design is superb. Three cats combined into a robot that master kenpo? The flexibility of the robot is fine, but the finishing move is not that good. Still, a kenpo robot with plausible combination is simple yet genius. The design helps this robot creating ever more badass combination called Gekirintouja.

4. Muteki Shogun / Shogun Megazord

Five small robots to become one big bulky robot (and, are they robots?). Quite slow in movement, but this mecha doesn’t need speed. It’s big, bulky, powerful, and dangerous. And is Muteki Shogun the first five robot gattai?

3. Dairenoh / Thunder Megazord

Technically confusing because the sentai is based on kungfu while the mecha is a samurai robot, complete with katana. But the Chinese dragon transformed into a robot and then combined into another big robot is mind blowing for that time.

2. Galaxy Mega / Astro Megazord

Simplicity at its finest. The combination is very simple, only one shuttle to become head and the rest to become the whole body. While other mechas mostly dominated with red colors, this blue spaceship-like is symmetric, sleek, badass, cool, and fine with the color of the sky. Kudos to the designer of the mecha, if only not because of personal taste, Galaxy Mega ultimately spots number one. Then why he is not, read my number one choice below.

1. Daizyujin / Dino Megazord

There are lot of reasons why this jerk spots number one on my list. He is a jerk in Zyuranger but adorable in Power Rangers. The animal combination is technically a miss because sabertooth tiger and mammoth are from different era, but who cares anyway. The design is perfect for me. This purely my personal choice considering I share a lot of memories with the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Luckily I already own the DX figure so my love is complete for Daizyujin.

Honorable mention: Magiking / Titan Megazord

Five mystical creatures to combine into big dragon and finally a rather bulky robot is not a bad idea. The wings on the back are very wide and large. Unfortunately the other ten mechas I mention above are superior than him in my opinion.


Top Ten 2012 Figure Highlights

2012, a year deserved to be highlighted. It is noticeable that my interest shifted from Gundam (or plastic model) into Transformers. I will highlight ten best figures I purchased during the year of 2012.

10. Candy Toys FFR Kamen Rider Decade and Diend

I was so lucky, my friend in Surabaya helped me to get these figures in his local toy store. CT version is much better than the normal one. The articulation is good and nice representation Kamen Riders in small size.

9. Animated Optimus Prime (both Voyager and Deluxe)

As Optimus-fetish collector, these two are hard to miss. Again, I am so lucky getting the Sons of Cybertron version in a very cheap price. The voyager also looks very well. Until now, I have no idea about Transformers Animated, but both of them already made me happy. You can check the review here: Animated Optimus Prime Comparison.

8. SD Wing Gundam Endless Waltz

I don’t remember if this one appeared in Endless Waltz OVA, even the design is far from this one. But this SD figure is very good. I love SD version better considering I am not really interested in MG counterpart.

7. EZ Collection TF Prime Autobot Set

Enough said, check the recently reviewed set here: EZ Collection TF Prime Autobot Set. My online seller helped me getting this set from Japan.

6. Hongli NG 1/100 00 Raiser

Surprisingly for a bootleg plastic model, he is far superior in articulation than MG version. He is so big and so bad. One of my earlier figure reviewed on my WordPress. Check it here: Hongli NG 1/100 00 Raiser.

5. WFC Cybertronian Optimus Prime and FoC Optimus Prime.

Aside from everything I said in the review, this Optimus Prime is much better than FoC version. But I can’t help to have both side by side because hey, they are from the same incarnation and I can’t ignore both of them. Check my review of both figures here:
WFC Cybertronian Optimus Prime
FoC Optimus Prime

4. SIC KT Kuuga Rising Ultimate

Yes, I already have this one, but still mint in box. As my habit to let all of my SIC KT collections in MIB condition, I don’t want to open this too. I hate Kuuga Rising Ultimate, a useless form upgrade seen in Decade’s movie. But the figure, is actually pretty cool. Very tempting for me to open it out of the box. The picture above taken from Hacchaka. Check his “so great” review here: SIC KT Kuuga Rising Ultimate.

3. DA-03 Voyager DOTM Optimus Prime

He is “are you nuts?” purchase I have done in 2012. Slightly retooled from Hasbro release and trailer included. No matter what, I am so happy to have this set. Check my review here: DA-03 Voyager DOTM Optimus Prime.

2. Minipla Gekitouja

I thought I never get this set forever, but again, the same person who helped me getting CT FFR Decade & Diend offered this set, which hard for me to resist. To make it even better, this set completed with RinLion and RinChameleon to create GekiRinTouja, one of the best mecha in Super Sentai history, ever!

1. DX Dino Megazord 2010

This is my long time wishlist. Together with minipla Gekitouja, I never thought I finally own this. I almost give up getting this figure because of expensive price and its rare status. Thank God, I found one seller on Facebook group, and without hesitation I bought this childhood memorabilia. Yes I know this is 2010, but I chose this over original DX figure since this is updated version. Check my review here: DX Dino Megazord 2010.

That’s my top ten figures of 2012. I have to admit that I was so lucky to have all figures I mention here, considering I will slowly reduced my collecting habit, starting to settle my future to have a family. But I hope everything continues well in 2013.