Sky Brothers Zord Vehicle with Red 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 Sky Brothers Zord Vehicle. This set comes with the Crow Zord, the Ptera Zord, and the Hawk Zord. The three Zords attach to a red hovercraft that the Red 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 with molded guns inside, the American release removes this feature.
To create the Sky Megazord, remove the Gosei Great helmet. Attach the Crow Zord to the left inner port on the Dragon Mechazord, the Ptera Zord to the right inner port Dragon Mechazord, and the Hawk Zord to the head port of the Dragon Mechazord. Split the Hawk Zord so it creates a three pronged crown. Your vaguely pilot like Megazord is complete!
With all three Zord Vehicles, you are only one Zord away from creating the Hyper Gosei Great Megazord! The Hyper Zord, instead of being released with an adaption of Datas Hyper, is being released on a Blue Cycle later on in the line. The three Zord Vehicles can attach to create a large backpack for the Gosei Great Megazord. The Zords are then attached to all the visible ports to create the formation. We’ll take a close look at this formation when the Hyper Zord is released.
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.