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Power Rangers?

July 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Power Rangers

Now, I can barely spell Spanish. So imagine how stumped I was when I dug this small treasure out of my bootleg toy chest.
If anybody wants to come running to my aid to decipher this text, I’d gladly welcome your help.

Well, this certainly has the look and feel of a Power Rangers knock off. Is it? Heck, I don’t know. But I do know this. For the two or three bucks I paid for this thing back in the day, I got not one, not two, but three pieces of cheap plastic knock off material. What oh what will I do with it? Silly question. After presenting this treasure to you, my friend, I’m tossing this thing back into the bootleg toy pile probably to never see the light of day again.

Here’s the back of it. I’m guessing that there might be different colored figures, accessories available for suckers errr… I mean, people to buy. The thing is, if I saw this, I probably would have bought more. I’m sure this was back in the time when I was compulsive about having every variation available of yes, every bootleg toy that I picked up.

Now this figure stands about seven inches tall. It’s actually a pretty ‘thick’ figure. This isn’t some typical thin stick bootleg figure. There’s some real heft to this baby. That LED in the middle of the figure’s chest? Well, I could never tell if it worked or not. You see, usually, the bootleg toy makers are kind enough to put a little slot in the back of the card so you can push the button on the figure to ‘test’ the light action.
But did these bootleg toy makers bother doing that? NNNoooooooo… So you and I will never know if the chest lights up or not. Heck, for all I know, the bootleggers didn’t bother putting a battery in the figure. Not letting the sucker, I mean buyer test the LED would mean we wouldn’t know there’s no battery until we took the toy home and started to play with it.

Okay friends, what the F**K is this? I have no idea what it’s supposed to represent. There’s even an LED hidden in the middle of this thing.
Below is a slight view of the back of this thing.

Okay, there’s a handle on the back, a lever and a button on the handle. Okay, you can light up the LED on this accessory by pressing the button. But I still don’t get it. What the heck is this thing supposed to be? Also, you can’t see it, but there’s a small slot where the sword accessory can slide into just like the bootleg toy makers show on the back of the package.

Here’s the sword…

The bootleg toy makers even threw in a playing card(?). Surprisingly, the character on the card actually matches the figure in the package. I bet somebody at the bootleg toy factory got fired for making that big mistake. How often does the card on a figure actually match the figure in a bootleg toy package? Why, hardly ever, that’s how often.

Okay, that’s it for this bootleg toy set. I don’t remember where I got it. But something tells me that this probably wasn’t meant for an English speaking country.


5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Benedict // Jul 31, 2009 at 2:30 am

    The bootleg you’re referring to is from a Power Ranger series, it’s Japanese. Every year Japan comes out with a group of Rangers with a theme (this one’s magic) and it gets translated into the American series the following year.

    The Japanese name for this group is “Mahou Sentai Magiranger” and is located in the upper right logo. They’re known in the US as Power Rangers Mystic Force.

    The figurine is the Mystic Red Ranger with the power of the Phoenix (symbol on his helmet) and the element of Fire.

    The two weapons on the right are from the Ranger’s enemy, Wolzard (known as Koragg in the US). If the Rangers represented good then he would be the opposite as the W (for Wizard) is an inverted M (for Magic which the Rangers used to do good).

    Wolzard’s sword is sheathed in the shield and besides using it for defending himself he can use it as a projectile attack called “The Eye of The Wolf” where the shield would reveal its center and wolf spirits would come forth attacking the Rangers.

    The show debuted in the Japan in 2005 and the US in 2006.

  • 2 dekablue2 // Jul 31, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    that’s a really good bootleg. I’d love to stumble upon one of those beauties!

  • 3 VirginVoyager // Jul 31, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    That is a very nice bootleg of Wolzard’s/Koragg’s sword and shield. It looks great compaired to the official product released in Japan.

    It was never released outside of Japan.

  • 4 John Prime // Jul 31, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I am so glad I am not the only one who knew exactly what this was. I love the sword and shield and totally would have bought it too if I had found it in a store.

  • 5 DrNightmare // Aug 5, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Wow, $2 for all that plastic? And not one, but TWO BITCHIN’ LEDS!? WTF am I paying $13 for a DCUC figure for?

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