Friday, December 21, 2012

Exclusive Megaforce Team Photo!

Hey guys, here's an exclusive never-before-seen photo of the Megaforce team on the school set. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!


Bruno & Mia MMPRtoys
Saban Brands

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SALES, SALES, SALES!

There are a bunch of sales (and other good deals) happening right now, whether you're into American or Japanese toys.

CS TOYS Japan's "Happy Hauliday Sale"


The "Hauliday Sale" ends on January 5th, 2013 so don't miss out. THE SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 12th! To see all of the items on sale, you can click here to visit CS TOYS, then click the big "Happy Hauliday Sale!" banner. CS TOYS is also continuing their fantastic tradition of selling this year's overstock items and donating the proceeds to charity. Scroll down for links to those items as well.

There are a number of other sales going on at CS TOYS right now as well. Here are some items that have me saying "I THINK I NEED THAT!" (CLICK ANY OF THE TITLES BELOW TO SEE THE FULL LISTINGS & SALE DATES):






Power Ranger Toy Sales & Other Good Deals

 

If you’re still looking for Samurai toys, check your local ROSS. 

Yesterday (Dec 3) I found this set of Power Rangers Samurai figures. 


This normally retails for $52 at Toys R Us. Not only has it disappeared from all of the TRUs near me in CA, but at ROSS, it was $19.99! (That’s $3.33 per ranger.) That same morning I almost spent $8.99 just on a Red Mega Mode Ranger at Toys R Us. (The one I have has very loose legs, so I wanted to try again.) The ROSS I went to had very few MMPR toys, but the one in Oregon had tons of Samurai stuff when I was there in early November. Each store will vary in terms of selection, but it might be worth a visit to see what they have. I’ve seen the 12 inch Shogun Ranger for $12. Red, Gold, and Rita Repulsa 4 inch figures for $3, Disc Cycles for $9 and a few other things too. 

Speaking of Toys R Us...

TRU is having a Megazord sale. It goes from now until December 8th.


Looking for Megaforce Stuff? So far, I’ve found fully stocked Megaforce displays in Newhall, Porter Ranch, and Woodland Hills, California. I haven’t been to Van Nuys or Burbank TRUs recently. Maybe they have them there by now. It looks like Megaforce toys are becoming available at more TRU locations now so be sure to check your local store.  If your store doesn't have things yet, it probably won't be too much longer.


Don't forget about Target.

I would say Target has the best deal on 4 inch figures at the moment at $6.99, but sales keep popping up all over, so keep checking your local stores.

And finally... MMPRtoys 

Yes, even our YouTube channel will be having some special holiday surprises that we'll reveal in upcoming videos. Be sure you're subbed so you don't miss them. As always, I post updates as I learn about new sales, so check back often via YouTube, Facebook or Twitter.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Super Samurai Blu-ray Set!


LIONSGATE has generously sent me the Power Rangers Super Samurai Complete Season on Blu-ray as a holiday gift. (Thanks guys!)

Go Go Super Samurai!





































The 3-disc set includes 20 episodes (and a few bonus features). They are:


DISC 1

  • Super Samurai
  • Shell Game
  • Trading Places
  • Something Fishy
  • The Rescue
  • The BullZord

DISC 2

  • He Ain’t Heavy Metal, He’s My Brother
  • Kevin’s Choice
  • Runaway Spike
  • The Strange Case of the Munchies
  • A Sticky Situation
  • Trust Me
  • The Master Returns

DISC 3

  • A Crack in the World
  • Stroke of Fate
  • Fight Fire with Fire
  • The Great Duel
  • Evil Reborn
  • The Sealing Symbol
  • Samurai Forever

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Everyday Fun” Music Video
  • “Swarm Flash Mob” Video
  • “Train Like a Ranger” Videos

TECHNICAL INFO

The Super Samurai episodes are presented in beautiful 1080P High Definition 16X9 Widescreen format. The English audio track is 5.1-surround sound, and also available are Spanish and French audio tracks, which are in 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio (stereo). Subtitles are available in English for the hearing impaired.

The discs are REGION A. This includes most North, Central, and South American and South East Asian countries. Plus Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea.


ASSORTED BRUNO THOUGHTS

I just got my set today, but I’ve already watched a few episodes, including the finale episode, “Samurai Forever.” I know this hasn’t been a favorite season among older fans, but the final episodes were really great, fan of Samurai or not. Both Samurai and Super Samurai were filmed beautifully, and it’s often difficult to tell the difference between the new footage, and the Sentai footage. The Saban exclusive Mega Mode suits and redesigned cockpits were also very cool.

The episodes look great on Blu-ray, and I like that that the credits don’t overlay the end of the episodes. They play after each episode with the instrumental Samurai theme music.

So far I’ve only seen this set available on Amazon for $26.86:
http://www.amazon.com/Power-Rangers-Super-Samurai-Complete/dp/B009AVCAFS

It ships December 4, 2012.