Today we received the Power Rangers Legacy Thunder Megazord that we ordered from www.Toysrus.com. Below you will find a review of each zord and the combined forms as well as size comparisons to the original and other Legacy Line figures.
So lets jump right into this. These legacy Zords are on the higher priced end of the Legacy Line with a price of $199.99 this puts the Legacy Thunder Megazord at the same price as Legacy Titanus. Now don't go writing angry letters to Bandai just yet, the original Thunder Megazord set was sold in two parts. The original 90's release of the "Assault Zords" Lion, Griffin, Unicorn & Firebird were sold in one box and the Red Dragon Zord was sold completely separate. We personally appreciate it being packaged together even though the price is a bit steep. The quality of the figures are outstanding the Zords are really detailed and modeled after the original Sentai Zords we saw on the show unlike the 90's release which replaced most of the detail with the Power Rangers lightening bolt logo. Below you can find solo shots of each zord and combo shots of the originals next to the Legacy Zords.
As you can see from the pictures above, the Legacy Thunderzords are noticeably smaller than their original counterparts and the Legacy Firebird does not come with the feet attachment like the original did. However what these figures lack in size they make up for in detail. We were very impressed with the amount of detail on each of these figures making them more "show accurate". Also please excuse how beat up our original Thunderzords are, younger me did not know I would someday need them in a comparison photo.
The Legacy Red Dragon Thunderzord in Dragon Mode is not as impressive as we had hoped. As you will see below it has trouble standing. The way the feet are designed the hands do not fully open forcing it to lean or lay on its body. This to us was a pretty big oversight for a figure that obviously had a lot of work put into it. Take a look at the picture below and see what you think.
There are some good changes to the Dragon Mode though, The legs now separate in the same way the Legacy Dragonzord tail does and become movable but not in anyway that would allow you to pose it there is also allot of detail in the head which you can see below in the comparison shot of the original (Back)next to the Legacy figure (Front).
The Legacy Thunder Megazord also comes with the Assault Sled seen in the show. This accessory allows you to place all five of the Zords together in "Assault" mode. The base itself is not very detailed and is only designed to hold the Zords but they still look cool in this set up.
Combining the Legacy Thunderzords into the Legacy Thunder Megazord is fairly simple the pieces move and attach almost how they did in the original and take very little effort to move around.
As we mentioned earlier in the review the Legacy Thunder Megazord is shorter and not as wide as the original but it is actually the tallest of the Legacy Zords released so far also like the others before it the Legacy Thunder Megazord is part of the Zord Builder collection allowing you to mix and match parts from your favorite Zords so if it has been your dream for the Dino Megazord to have the Thunder Megazord arms say no more! Below are some size comparison shots an example of what you can do with the Zord Builder function.
Last we have the Legacy Mega Tigerzord this combination of the Zords truly does look amazing our only complaint is that do to the addition of the Zord Builder functions you have to remove the Tigerzords rear feet and the Griffin & Unicorn leg guards in order to combine them the only issue we see this causing is that some people may lose the parts (like us) or eventually the pieces may ware down and not fit back in correctly. This concern is quickly rectified by us placing the Zords back in Thunder Megazord formation and never changing it ever again. Below you can see The Legacy Mega Tigerzord and some size comparison with the original and other legacy figures.
So after all this we are finally here the part of the review where we get to give this figure some PUNCHES and how many PUNCHES did we give the Legacy Thunder Megazord? 4 out of 5!
This figure ALMOST had a 5 out of 5 but the small flaws that we found along the way really held us back. What do you think of the Legacy Thunder Megazord? PUNCH us your opinion in the comments section below!