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At the annual fan-festival in Japan this weekend, a variety of new projects were announced to celebrate the legendary Golden Knight’s tenth anniversary. With thanks to The Tokusatsu Network for translations:

The cast of Garo: Yami O Terasu Mono (literally The One Who Shines In Darkness) will return for a new film called Gold Storm directed by Garo creator Keita Amemiya, to be released on March 28 2015. This film will serve as a pilot for the newest Garo season, also called Gold Storm.

The cast of recently-concluded season Makai No Hana will return for a sequel film (title and details unconfirmed at the time of writing) and a spinoff film, Biku Yamigirinochi following the mysterious Makai Priestess.

A second season and film project were announced for the animated series Garo: Seal of Flames but no other details are available at this time.

Finally, a special Garo-themed musical project (tentatively titled Makai Opera and also directed by Amemiya) is being developed- release details to be confirmed.

Definitely a bright future for the mighty Golden Knight!

Ranger Keys Lost Galaxy Turbo Pack B

For now this is another toy sighting to take with heavy grains of salt. It appears that 2 more of the as of yet unseen Super Megaforce Ranger Key Packs have been discovered! The packs in question seem to line up with previously revealed listings uncovered by Raz . It would seem today brings us our first actual look at  two of the 15 packs he uncovered:

Lost Galaxy B
Lost Galaxy Green
Lost Galaxy Yellow
Magna Defender

Turbo B
Pink Turbo
Blue Senturion
Phantom Ranger

This image comes via twitter user @The_NerdAlert, though it appears the it’s also making the rounds on Facebook right now. If real this is big news for Ranger Key collectors as that checks two more elusive female keys off the list all the while giving us 3 extra rangers/heroes too! Phantom Ranger, Blue Senturion, and Magna Defender were all highly demanded keys and it looks like they may actually see the light of day. As more information becomes available on this sighting we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Dino Charge logo

As promised, a special preview for the new season Power Rangers Dino Charge aired at the end of today’s Super Megaforce finale.

This gives us our first look at the Dino Charge Rangers in action! With thanks to the good people at RangerCrew for uploading!

Tetsuo Kurata

An interesting new story has hit the web, courtesy of the good people at The Tokusatsu Network:

 

Fan-favorite actor Tetsuo Kurata who portrayed Kamen Rider Black and Black RX will be returning to the world of tokusatsu in a new film production- AND the film in question will feature a new Black RX form!

While Toei’s latest cinematic project has not yet been officially confirmed, Kurata’s blog mentions a release in the Spring of 2015. Stay tuned to TokuNation as we keep you up to date on any movie news!

Tk 05 Kamen Rider Drive Type Technique Reveal

After some on the set spy shots captured what was thought to be this Drive Type last month, it was only a matter of time before toy images surfaced. The wait is over now, Tire Koukan TK-05 Drive Type Technique is revealed!

The first thing you should notice is that like Type Wild, Type Technique shuffles the Tire Koukan gimmick around again. Type Speed had a sash along the torso, Wild had a shoulder attachment, but for Type Technique the Tire’s attach to the neck!

This figure will be released in December around the same time as TK-06 Machine Chaser, Drive Type Technique will retail for 3456 yen.

Legacy Morpher Movie Edition

Take this discovery with a grain of salt for now but it appears we may have found our first packaged image of the Original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Movie White Ranger Legacy Morpher! Originally revealed at SDCC 2014 this morpher was thought to be released in 2015 at Toys R Us.

Posted by Instagram user loonztm the original source for this image has yet to be found. Supposedly this Movie Legacy Morpher was found within a Toys R Us location of some kind, whether that’s a retail store or a warehouse location is unknown, and then posted online. While it certainly appears to be a legitimate shot of the box for this upcoming Toys R Us exclusive, we’ve yet to be able to confirm that.

We’ll keep you updated on any new information for this product as it becomes available!

pr legendary battle

Let’s be real for a moment – who HASN’T seen the Legendary Battle finale episode of Power Rangers Super Megaforce? Many of us already have – in different languages than English – and we saw it over a month ago. So this news is particularly sweet to hear – there IS an extended version of Power Rangers Super Megaforce Legendary Battle, and it will premiere on Monday, November 24th on Nick Toons from 11pm to 12:15am (this block will contain “The Wrath” as well as “Legendary Battle”). This extended version has not aired anywhere in the world and we were first made aware of it when the cast of Power Rangers Super Megaforce tweeted about doing more ADR in the last couple of weeks.

What will we see? Will we get some talking parts for those who didn’t speak? Will that picture that popped up of Astronema appear in the episode? Are we going to get another 5 minutes of Mighty Morphin Green Ranger doing kiyas? Time will tell!

This episode will be available in its entirety on Nick.com as well as the Nickelodeon Smart Phone App the following morning of Tuesday, November 25th. This information comes through our involvement with Saban Brand’s The Power Force, of which TokuNation.com is proud to have two representatives of on staff.

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In a return to an age-old tradition with Power Rangers of the past, we are getting a brand new, never before seen trailer for Power Rangers Dino Charge during the finale of Power Rangers Super Megaforce. With multiple tweets and Facebook shares coming from the cast of Power Rangers Dino Charge, they seem to hint at it being more than just what we saw during Power Morphicon.

Catch the season finale of Power Rangers Super Megaforce tomorrow on Nickelodeon and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions on the trailer for Power Rangers Dino Charge. Will we see the cast in action? Original footage? Maybe a hint at the theme song? Sound off in discussion by clicking here!

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At Power Morphicon 2012, Saban Brands stated that Power Rangers Megaforce/Super Megaforce would be the largest budget spent on Power Rangers in a long, long time. They said this was the anniversary season for the fans – from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers homages galore in Power Rangers Megaforce to Legendary Rangers throughout Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Despite many personal, vocal opinions from Ranger Nation, the show continued to do what it does best – entertain children and promote toy sales. And thus, tomorrow, another series of Power Rangers comes to a close.

Tomorrow morning, Power Rangers Super Megaforce will come to a close with the episode Legendary Battle, featuring the return of previous Power Rangers including the iconic Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver, the original Mighty Morphin Green Ranger. This marks the end of one chapter of Power Rangers and at the same time, opens a new chapter when Power Rangers Dino Charge premieres in February 2015, which is slowly becoming one of the most anticipated Power Rangers shows in recent memory, due mostly to the involvement of famed Power Rangers crew veteran Judd Lynn and an extremely likable (and open!) cast.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 18 months, here’s the list of returning Power Rangers in the final episode of Power Rangers Super Megaforce:

  • Jason David Frank as Tommy, the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger
  • Selwyn Ward as TJ, the In Space Blue Ranger
  • Patricia Ja Lee as Cassie, the In Space Pink Ranger
  • Danny Slavin as Leo, the Lost Galaxy Red Ranger
  • Reggie Rolle as Damon, the Lost Galaxy Green Ranger
  • Melody Perkins as Karone, the Lost Galaxy Pink Ranger
  • Sean CW Johnson as Carter, the Lightspeed Rescue Red Ranger
  • Alison MacInnis as Dana, the Lightspeed Rescue Pink Ranger
  • Jason Faunt as Wes, the Time Force Red Ranger
  • Hector David Jr. as Mike, the Green Samurai Ranger
  • Brittany Pirtle as Emily, the Yellow Samurai Ranger

Check your local listings for exact times (mostly 11am local). Please join our discussion thread for the episode and vote on it, and we will share some of your responses to the episode and season as a whole at a later date.

One last time … Go Go Megaforce!

Tire Koukan TK 02 Kamen Rider Drive Type Wild 001

Wild!

TokuNation continues racing down the track of justice with Kamen Rider Drive! And today we bring you another gallery & video pairing from the Tire Koukan toyline, it’s none other than TK-03 Kamen Rider Drive Type Wild!

Type Wild is only the second stand alone figure release in this line but it already sets the bar high. Rather than just a decent figure like the previously released Type Speed, or a stand alone accessory set like TK-02, Drive Type Wild is the full package. An excellently detailed figure complemented by the perfect accessories. His standard Type Wild Tire, the Rumble Dump Tire capable of splitting off it’s drill attachment for hand to hand use, and to top it of the Handle Sword! Type Wild really has it all, with that mean walking tank look and these weapons it’s a definite winner.

Below is a video review of TK-03 Drive Type Wild by my good friend and frequent collaborator Baltmatrix! Be sure to watch the review below and stay up to date with all his reviews by following him @baltmatrix on twitter and subscribing to his youtube page!

And after the jump we’ve assembled 70 images of this excellent figure for your viewing pleasure! Just click “Discuss on the TokuNation forums” to be taken to the full gallery thread. Baltmatrix & I will be back once again in the near future with a series of Power Rangers Dino Charge reviews as well!