Power Rangers Dino Charge

Power Rangers continue to go from strength to strength with this summer seeing the launch of Power Rangers Dino Charge Toys from Bandai. Combining the power and the excitement of Power Rangers, with a range of favourite dinosaurs, you can safely say that Power Rangers and Bandai may already have Christmas all sewn up.

The undoubted star of the new range is Power Rangers Dino Charge Deluxe Megazord, a huge red, T-Rex style dinosaur that can then morph into a megazord. You do this by adding the two smaller dinosaurs that are included in this package, to the large red dinosaur to create a fearsome Megazord. If this sounds confusing you can see what I mean in the footage below.

The Dino Charge Megazord comes with a Dino charger that enables the Megazord to create a range of 25 different sounds and to shine lights. This is really easy to use – it fits easily into the Dino’s mouth – my six year old found this really easy to do and loved this option, and the fact that you can buy other chargers to extend just what your Megazord can do.  You can also extend the transformation to yourself by downloading the free Dino charger App that allows you to scan your charger collection to morph yourself (or maybe your child!) into their favourite rangers.

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The Dino Megazord and smaller dinosaurs

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Joe adds the dino charger to the Dino Megazord

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The latest edition to the Power Rangers family gets a new TV series too. Starting at the end of this month (31st August), Power Rangers Dino Charge promises to show the new team of Power Rangers using their dinosaur spirit energy to good effect to save the world. You can find the new series on the Pop channel at 7.30am so set your TV reminders – your little ones will thank you for it.

*With thanks to Bandai for the preview of the newest toys – Joe was very excited!

Reviewed – Power Rangers Toys from Bandai Toys

Power Rangers were a toy phenomenon of the 1990s, coming hot on the heels of the popular TV programme that enthralled a whole generation of youngsters. It was popular, bright and colourful, and sometimes controversial, but nobody would’ve believed that it would still be a massive ‘toy and TV’ story more than twenty years later.

But this is most certainly the case. I have a five-year old son who has been obsessed with Power Rangers Megaforce since he met a similarly obsessed boy on his first day in nursery. It is one of their fave playground games, they chose their characters and scenarios, and use their imaginations to create their own games. So when I was offered the opportunity to review some of the newest Power Rangers toys from Bandai Toys, I knew that I had the perfect reviewer sitting at home.

Joe with the Morpher

Joe with the Morpher…

and with the Megazord.

…and with the Megazord.

 

We were sent the Deluxe Morpher and Gosei Ultimate Megazord for review. These are some of the latest Megaforce toys designed to tie in with the current series of Power Rangers showing on Channel 5.

The Deluxe Morpher is almost the super-toy of Power Rangers range. The Morpher is a code breaker for the Power Rangers, it can be used to unlock the codes, call their Zords into battle (no, me neither, but this made perfect sense for Joe) and allow the rangers to arm themselves for battle. This is a really simple toy to use, the Morpher pulls open, allowing you to place one of the Morpher code cards inside the Morpher, which then works like a mini scanner. The Morpher then emits different messages and sounds depending on the card used. Each card has 10 different messages, and the Morpher comes with ten cards, leading to hours of fun. What is brilliant is that this was easy enough for Joe to do by himself, and he also loved the fact that it could be clipped onto his trousers. The tough plastic used on this toy means that it can be dropped and will not shatter into little pieces, always a bonus when you have clumsy little ones around.

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 Power Rangers Power Rangers Dlx Gosei Morpher Mega Force now £24.99 click to visit House of Fraser


Power Rangers Power Rangers Dlx Gosei Morpher Mega Force now £24.99 click to visit House of Fraser

The second toy we were sent was the Gosei Ultimate Megazord. This is a fantastic transformer style toy based on the Megazord seen in the Megaforce programme. The stomach compartment (aka Chest armour) is home to many different Zords. Joe was so excited that the Megazord can also be transformed into a Spaceship, although this is something that younger children will require some help with.  Again, this is a really well made toy, the pieces are very flexible in their movement, but not so much as a touch is liable to break them – my experience with other ‘transformer’ type toys and heavy-handed five-year olds. The Megazord came with another  two Morpher cards which allows for these toys to be combined for fun games. In addition, you can combine the Megazord and the Morpher to make the command centre. This is something we haven’t tried yet, but are planning to do on our next rainy weekend.

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Power Rangers Megaforce Gosei Ultimate Megazord £29.99 click to visit Smyths

Power Rangers Megaforce Gosei Ultimate Megazord £29.99 click to visit Smyths

The Power Rangers Megaforce range are well made toys that will provide hours of fun for your little ones. They come highly recommended by the happy little boy who lives in my house!