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Old January 25 2014, 08:29 PM   #961
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Praying this show fails.
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Old January 25 2014, 08:35 PM   #962
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Praying this show fails.
Define "fails." Presumably it'll have its single season and then give way to the next iteration of Super Sentai the following year.

But it does look pretty stupid. So the Rangers' cockpit stations are toy engines that look like department-store kiddie rides? Egad. And a conductor who talks through a puppet? Whaaa?
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Old January 25 2014, 08:46 PM   #963
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Failure as in performing under Toei/Bandai's sales expectations or failing to match the sales performance of the Kyoryu merchandise. Not everything has to do with episode counts or ratings.

And the suits and monsters aren't the problem. You can always write around it. The story scenario writer and the head producer are. The latter one in particular has produced two of the most disappointing shows in recent memory. The same for the scenario writer. If this show fails, it'll be a good chance we won't have to see her writing for Toei for a long while.

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Old January 25 2014, 08:58 PM   #964
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even if i'm not crazy about a certain Sentai series i never hope it fails.
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Old January 25 2014, 09:17 PM   #965
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And the suits and monsters aren't the problem. You can always write around it. The story scenario writer and the head producer are. The latter one in particular has produced two of the most disappointing shows in recent memory. The same for the scenario writer. If this show fails, it'll be a good chance we won't have to see her writing for Toei for a long while.
Oh, I understand. You're saying you hope the current creators' work does poorly enough that they're replaced with new, hopefully better ones.

I could say the same about Power Rangers since it came back under Saban's ownership. The writing and acting on the past two series (three seasons and counting) have been as poor as the franchise has ever seen. Could it be that the franchise is at a creative low on both sides of the Pacific?
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Old January 26 2014, 12:45 AM   #966
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Failure as in performing under Toei/Bandai's sales expectations or failing to match the sales performance of the Kyoryu merchandise. Not everything has to do with episode counts or ratings.
^
What I think would happen(which we just went through too)

Cause:Toy sales are terrible and show is terrible(Go-busters)

Effect- A safe by the numbers series(Kyoryuger) with a sure fire hit merchandise gimmick( Dinosaurs)


The trains will sell. C'mon they're trains!

I think toy sales will be safe this year. If the toys sell well and the series does poorly then the franchise will be OKAY

Not great but just okay


2015 sentai would be probably be a safe theme(Cars or Ninjas) with a train sprinkled in the series to keep kids attracted
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Old January 26 2014, 01:12 AM   #967
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Whoa. What's Wagon's caboose like?

There. I said it.

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Old January 26 2014, 05:52 AM   #968
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Cause:Toy sales are terrible and show is terrible(Go-busters)

Effect- A safe by the numbers series(Kyoryuger) with a sure fire hit merchandise gimmick( Dinosaurs)
Kyoryu's batteries and dinosaurs theme was decided even Gobus even aired. It was decided close to the end of Gokai and likely as a result of how well the Rangerkeys did.

The trains will sell. C'mon they're trains!
I disagree. It's not the theme that is selling the merchandise. IMO it's the collectability element ported over from the Rider franchise that is helping move the merchandise. Gobus's combination of lack of collectible gimmick and boring show was what killed it.
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Old January 26 2014, 06:26 AM   #969
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Whoa. What's Wagon's caboose like?

There. I said it.

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Old January 26 2014, 09:54 AM   #970
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But it does look pretty stupid. So the Rangers' cockpit stations are toy engines that look like department-store kiddie rides? Egad. And a conductor who talks through a puppet? Whaaa?
The suits look pretty good, they just took some time to get used to, the villains look great and the cockpit? The combined one looks pretty good already and the individual ones are no big deal, they won't be seen that often and we'll get used to it, it happens every year.

I'm really excited for the new series to start, seems like it'll be fun and I'm sure I'll love it because of this:



Male pink, female red and blue.

I hope those aren't just occasional changes, I want them to switch the colors around every episode.
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Old January 27 2014, 03:11 AM   #971
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Failure as in performing under Toei/Bandai's sales expectations or failing to match the sales performance of the Kyoryu merchandise. Not everything has to do with episode counts or ratings.

ToQOh demo









Bandai Rep- Objective complete. We have a happy child. I repeat, we have a happy child

One down a million more to go but it's a good sign I assume
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Old January 27 2014, 03:48 AM   #972
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^ That is one rep who knows how to work with his audience, cute clip.
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Old January 27 2014, 06:45 PM   #973
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I'm in the minority that liked Gobuster. I appreciated the attempt at being different, and the mecha and suits looked great to me. The story WAS drawn out and repetitive (even as Sentai goes) but I like the idea that there IS a large support group that keeps our heroes on the move, and even backs them up in the field as needs dictate. I like that sense of "realism" as it can be pushed in a show like this, which is why I loved Dekaranger / SPD and RPM as well.

So it' "TokQger" now? And the big robot STILL looks like a pan flute (and the red train will doubtless be left configured as a giant penis by some kids), but the suits are growing on me. Only a couple weeks till the truth sets us free...

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Old January 27 2014, 07:50 PM   #974
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i liked the suits and mecha of Go Busters. i thought the writing was pretty shoddy and the villains were completely uninteresting. even when they added Escape to sex things up a little bit.
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Old February 1 2014, 12:27 AM   #975
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Maybe I'm easy to please, but this video has gotten me crazy excited. Legendary morphing clip ahead!



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