Thursday, 13 August 2015

Nerdversity Reviews: Power Rangers Legacy White Tigerzord

Legacy Tigerzord was released in April 2014 to much fanfare and applause. Part of wave 3 and the White Ranger line, Tigerzord was the first to be released and it roared it's way out the gate.

The front of the box is pretty standard fare and is pretty much identical to previous releases. Large MMPR logo on the front. LEGACY WHITE TIGZERZORD in big gold letters and action shots of the White Tigerzord in tiger and warrior modes. 

The back of the box shows off the same stock images of the Tigerzord in both modes and the same stock photo of White Ranger seen on Saba and the Gold Team Morpher. It also has the write up of the Tigerzord in relation to the TV series.

Inside the box, we have a standard cardboard insert where the zord sites, which has been reused for all the zords and some other legacy stuff so far. As well as the sword/tail and an instruction sheet which shows how to transform it and combine with the other zords

Unlike the Megazord, which is a repaint of the 2010 Disney Megazord, the Tigerzord is an entirely new mold, same as Titanus and Dragonzord. This time, it's completely show accurate and has entirely new articulation in the legs, arms, shoulders and hands, allowing some dynamic and show accurate poses.

As the Tigerzord uses Zord Builder, it can be combined with the Dino Megazord for some interesting modes. It can also be combined with any other Megazord or toy using the Zord Builder function, which allows for some really interesting and unique combinations. 

While not the same mold, the Legacy and 94 versions are almost identical and are practically the same size. One of the key differences between the two molds is that the Legacy version lacks the lights and sounds, as well as omitting the smaller ranger and the white power crystal that came with all the original 1994 Thunderzords. Many of the details on the Legacy version are now either molded on and painted on, rather than being stickers. It's entirely show accurate and now actually features the orbs stuck in place and one in the mouth. The orbs were loose on the 1994 toy and it's not uncommon to find one that's missing the orbs.

Comparison of the tiger modes

Comparison of Mega Tigerzord Modes

Would I recommend this toy to fans and collectors? absolutely. Bandai have done a fantastic job of updating Power Rangers season 1 and 2 thus far. The morphers have been fantastic and so have the zords. I am really looking forward to seeing how Bandai update the upcoming Blade Blaster and Thunder Megazord. 

You can still find the Tigerzord in Toys R Us Stores in the US and through A1 toys in the UK. I'd recommend picking it up if you're a fan of Zords or are part of JDF's Tommy Fanclub.