Deluxe Mega Red Ranger
$14.99 (Purchased from Walmart)
Everyone wants their very own talking Troy, right? RIGHT? Well here you have it. Bandai has released a line of 10″ SFX Rangers with Megaforce Red and Robo Knight completing the line. Robo Knight hasn’t been released yet, but I found Troy at Walmart for $14.99. The toy is very stiff, only having a rotating neck, rotating cuffs on his arms and boots, along with swivel joints on his shoulders and hips. That’s great, except for the fact that it lacks elbow and knee articulation, meaning that these joints (particularly the hip joints) are incredibly useless. Included is a scaled Dragon Sword that doesn’t look too bad, but isn’t painted all that well. When you press the Gosei Buckle on his belt, you get one random phrase, being either a sound effect or a sound clip of Troy from the show. In a nutshell, this is a decent pick up if you want this particular scale, as it looks decent on a display. However, as a toy, both kids and collectors will have more fun with the Battle Morphin figures, the 4″ figures, or the Armored Might line. There’s just not enough there to really be considered a good toy, unless you really want to hear Troy all the time.