The Ranger Comeback

The news dropped a couple of days ago that The Ranger fan film will be getting a sequel which will release in Spring 2015. Today, a teaser trailer was dropped by Matt Jayson who stars as The Ranger. Check it out below.

The Ranger takes a look at our hero, Jason Lee Scott (played by Matt Jayson), in the present day. The original film captured the audience’s attention because it portrayed Jason in a more real-life sense – just how would a teenager with attitude cope with having to give up so much of their young life to save the world only to end up losing their powers and then having to figure a way to make it on their own without being able to reveal just who they were and what they did? Would they be bitter? Would they suffer from a form of PTSD? The Ranger gave us a glimpse at that entire situation before getting in to the story – that Agent Kimberly Hart has gone missing, and there’s only one person that they can think of to find her and get her back – Jason, aka The Ranger.

Share your thoughts on this teaser and what you hope to see in the next installment of The Ranger! And if you have some questions, be sure to ask them – we’ll be sitting down with the creator and star of the film, Matt Jayson, very soon so he can answer all of our, and all of your, questions!

Drive Mach Dead Heat

New magazine scans have revealed a special new power-up form for the current Kamen Rider series: Type DeadHeat!

DeadHeat is a form apparently shared by Kamen Rider Drive & Kamen Rider Mach, allowing one Rider to use the other’s abilities. The resulting hybrid form is definitely an unique visual for this series.

Type DeadHeat should be appearing this February! Tune in to Kamen Rider Drive and see what this new form is truly capable of!

Ninninger Scan 1

A plethora of new images for the 39th Super Sentai Series have been uploaded online! These were officially released during last weekends’ press conference, which introduced the Ninningers to the world.

In addition to the fantastic new looks at ShurikenJin and the Ninninger fighting styles, we also learned a bit more about the story behind this new series:

*The plot will involve searching for the 48 Sealing Shurikens that were originally used to trap the Fanged Demon Army. Some of the Shurikens are used by the Ninningers, a few have been taken by the Yokai- and the rest are missing for now.

Shuriken Sentai Ninninger premieres February 15 2015! Stay tuned to TokuNation as we keep you up to date on all Ninja news!

Dino Charge Armored Red Ranger 000

It’s another year of Power Rangers merchandise which means it’s another year for the continuation of the Armored Might sub-line of figures. Following the successful line of figures from Power Rangers Super Megaforce which included figures like the Silver Ranger, Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, and Mighty Morphin White Ranger, the first figure to be released in the Power Rangers Dino Charge line is none other than the star of the show – the Dino Charge Red Ranger.

Featuring a grand total of 12 accessories and the now commonplace heavy muscular build, this figure is able to be posed in a variety of ways. The included accessories allow you to customize your Ranger to match all of his on-screen appearances with various Dino Charger power-ups. But even this muscular hulk of a hero has his flaws.

Check out the full gallery as well as our review by clicking here or by clicking on the “Discuss on the TokuNation forums” link at the bottom of this post. Have you picked up this figure? Do you plan to? What do you think this figure needs to make it a must-buy? Sound off in the discussion thread!

And here’s a special treat – our own staff member baltmatrix purchased this figure and did a quick review on it. Find out his thoughts and see if they match your own with the video below.

DX Shurikenjin Ninninger Catalog

A visitor at the Ninninjer event in Japan this weekend managed to record some brief demonstrations of the DX merchandise for this new series.

This first video examines the main weapon, Shinobi Ichibangatana

and the second examines the deluxe ShuriKenJin

Both items are schedule for release in late February but price details are not confirmed at this time.

Shuriken Sentai Ninninger premieres on February 15 2015! Stay tuned to TokuNation as we keep you up to date on all Ninja news!

Ninninger Conference 1

The official reveal of the 39th Super Sentai Series occurs this weekend in Japan! We now have some remarkable new details about the story and production in this new series. With thanks to The Tokusatsu Network for translations-

*Series producer Naomi Takebe states the series will focus on anything fun and include some extensive new stuntwork. TV-Asahi producer Chihiro Inoue suggests that Ninninger will contain several reworks of established Sentai formula in order to create heroes that all viewers will cheer for.

*Long-time special effects director Hiroshi Wakita was responsible for the main Mecha, ShuriKenJin. Wakita suggested combining every major gimmick into a single series because he had grown bored with recent themes.

In addition we learned several new details about the new villain group in this series!

*The Kiba Oni Army seek to restore their greatest general, Gangetsu. To accomplish this, the Army must gather the power of fear from humans.

*The Army create Yokai by attaching 1 of their 48 magical artifacts known as Sealing Shurikens to everyday objects, mutating them into monsters.

Last but certainly not least we received several new images of Ninninger merchandise- including the Shinobi, the Shurikens and ShuriKenJin!

Shuriken Sentai Ninninger premieres on February 15 2015! Stay tuned to TokuNation as we keep you up to date on all Ninja antics!

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Brave in!

TokuNation has slowly begun the process of going through it’s archive of toy galleries to revamp some of our older work and re-present to the community. This process began with our  Gokai Christmas Gallery 2.0 and today we continue it in honor of the upcoming February 7th premiere of Power Rangers Dino Charg!  It’s time to check out the S.H. Figuarts Kyoryu Red Gallery 2.0!

Released way back in October 2013, Kyoryu Red was the first figuart from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, though far from the last. Kyoryu Red began a new era of consistency and detail in sentai figuarts that for the most part has remained consistent since. Daigo, includes a plethora of accessories that really make this release one of the best for 2013 and still one of the best Sentai Figuarts to date. The included Gaburevolver, Gaburicalibur, and even Gabutyra Fang & Zyudenchi allow this figure to really capture the wild flexibility and mannerisms of Kyoryu Red and look fantastic wild doing it.

Frankly S.H. Figuarts Kyoryu Red is one of my absolute favorite figures. And it’s still cheap on most secondary market websites! This figure and the remaining Kyoryugers won’t be imported by Bluefin so now’s the time to jump on it before the actual premiere of Power Rangers Dino Charge drives up demand with Western fans. For now though feel free to browse through a full 80 image gallery of this incredible figure after the jump! We’ll be back soon with 3 more Gallery 2.0’s as well focusing on the other 5 Kyoryugers!

Shuriken Sentai Ninninger

Some brief preview clips of the music for the 39th Super Sentai Series have been uploaded online!

*The opening theme, Saa Ike Ninninger is performed by Yoehi Onishi.

*The ending theme, Nan Ja Mon Ja ! Ninja Matsuri is performed by Daiki Ise.

Shuriken Sentai Ninninger premieres on February 15, 2015! These musical singles will be released in stores on March 18, 2015.

Ninninger Villains

A new image has surfaced online revealing the enemies of the 39th Super Sentai!

These new villains are known as the Kiba Oni Gundan- or Army Of The Fanged Demon.

The commander of the Yokai Army is named Fanged Demon Gengetsu and his followers are Izayoi Kyuemon
and Mika Raikura. The enemy foot soldiers are known as Hitokarage and the monsters under Gengetsu’s command will be known simply as Yokai.

Shuriken Sentai Ninninger premieres February 15 2015!

ToQger Team

Toei’s official Youtube channel has put up a brief video announcement of a new V-Cinema project featuring Ressha Sentai ToQGer!

Sadly, no plot details are available at the time of writing. All we can say for sure is that the Rainbow Line will return to action on June 24 2015! Stay tuned to TokuNation as we keep you up to date on this exciting new adventure!