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Review: Land Brothers Zord Vehicle (Power Rangers Megaforce)

Land Brothers Zord Vehicle with Black Ranger
$17.99 at Most Major Retailers

This review was done before the show premiered. As of this post, the names of the Zords are unknown. Used in this review are the names of the Japanese Headders translated. Post will be updated and annotations added when the information is known.

In Japan’s toy line, each tribe had an additional group of three Headders known as “Brothers”. Each set included the three Headders and a Gosei card. For America’s toy line, Bandai decided to add something to these Headders and put them in a Zord Vehicle set. Each Zord Vehicle comes with a horribly painted Ranger, the three Zords, and a hovercraft like vehicle that the three Zords can attach to.

Next up is the Land Brothers Zord Vehicle. This set comes with the Tyranno Zord, the Rhino Zord, and the Beetle Zord. The three Zords attach to a black hovercraft that the Black Ranger can drive. The figure is horribly painted, is stuck in a sitting position, and only features rotation at the shoulders and neck. The Zords are pretty neat. They each have a set of wheels to roll around. While the Japanese release had opening mouths, rotating drills, and spring loaded horns, the American release removes all these features. You can manually move the mouth and horns, but there isn’t any rotation for the drill.

To create the Land Megazord, remove the Snake Zord and attach it to the port on the Snake Mechazord. Next, remove the Tiger Zord and attach it to the port on the Tiger Mechazord. Remove the Gosei Great helmet. Attach the Tyranno Zord to the Tiger Mechazord, the Rhino Zord to the Snake Mechazord, and the Beetle Zord to the head port of the Dragon Mechazord. I have no idea what this is trying to accomplish. Probably my least favorite of the three auxiliary Megazords.

Overall, I love that Bandai America decided to do something unique with the Zords over here. I like the Headder gimmick, but my biggest problem was that they had nothing to attach too when they weren’t attached to Gosei Great. This way, you get a cool looking jet thing with some heads attached to it. It’s cooler than it sounds. I feel the price could certainly be cheaper, and at main retailers, it probably will be. Considering this set is needed for the Hyper combination, it’s definitely a must have and is certainly recommended.

3 thoughts on “Review: Land Brothers Zord Vehicle (Power Rangers Megaforce)”

  1. “I have no idea what this is trying to accomplish.”
    Samurai helmet + extra-painful kicks, probably.

    Surprised you didn’t remark on the error in the instructions (the “how to use with the Megazord” part instead shows how to combine the Sky Brothers)

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