Monday, December 10, 2018

Dukemon's First Annual "Rumor Me" Contest- WIN A RYUUSOUGER TOY FROM QUARTER 1!!

@TheRealMattHunt/Dukemon's 2,000 Follower Ryuusouger Giveaway!!
aka The "Rumor Me" Challenge.

I am so, unbelievably grateful that you all follow me and support
the fandom in the many ways you do. With our new series announced,
and the catalog out, I've decided to do a little giveaway contest on twitter
as a thank you. But I didn't just want to pick names out of a hat;
this fandom is exceedingly talented when it comes to making up their
own ranger teams, so I thought a contest would be a bit more fun.

The Challenge:
Make up a first quarter toy catalog listing for your own Super
Sentai!

The Prize:
Winner or Winners will be able to choose one toy from the Ryuusouger
1st Quarter Catalog, and yours truly, will buy it for you! (I will also cover
up to $20 in shipping. Any more than that, you would need to cover
that difference.)
**3 Knights Set and Saikyou RyuuSou Set are not included in this offer, as they are sets comprised of other, individually listed, toys**

Ideally, there will be 1 grand prize winner, but under certain
conditions,I may choose to award the grand prize to up to 3 people.



The Rules:
1). Your catalog can be as wild and as crazy as you want it to be, but,
it must be family friendly! (Let's be rangerly please)
While definitely not required, feel free to add fanart
if that's your thing; explainer videos, etc. if that's how
you fit into the fandom. Basically, show me you, in the form
of your own Super Sentai catalog!


2). Remember to restrict this to the first quarter of your fan-based
sentai. No auxiliary/extra rangers, though of course, your
core team can be any number of rangers you want, and you can feel
free to throw in some auxiliary mecha to your liking. Villains
can be included if they are villains who would receive toys.


3). Dragons, Dinosaurs or Knights are not allowed. This is to avoid confusing
people looking for Ryuusouger info. As such, the contest will be
posted exclusively via twitter and with the special hashtag, #RumorMe2018
*You may use these themes within your overall motif, if they are just limited to one ranger/mecha. 
A team of them is not allowed. 

4). You must be a follower of my twitter to be eligible to win.

5). One Entry Per User! 

How Does the Winner(s) get chosen?:
Contest entry period will be open from 15DEC, and will close on 15JAN.
Entries must tag @TheRealMattHunt with #RumorMe2018 as the hashtag.
All entries will be shared by me on my twitter, so others can see
your awesome ideas.

I will go over the entries and judge the 10 best (or less, if we
happen to get less). From there, I will do a live stream to present
all 10, and followers watching can vote on which one they think is
best. The ultimate decision will be mine, but I will definitely
take the voting into account.


The top 1, or up to 3, if there's a tie, get their toy of choice
from the Ryuusouger 1st quarter. The remaining members of the 
finalists will get runner up prizes.  

*Please note, winners are not guaranteed to get their prizes at the time of toy release, due to the chance of stores being sold out, etc. I will do my best to get you the toys in a timely manner, and once the winners are chosen, I will put in a preorder for them. 

I guess all that's left to say is....

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Thank You Power Rangers



I apologize in advance if this sounds a little sappy:

Today marks the 25th Anniversary of Power Rangers. For 25 years, the show has thrived, more often than not against the odds, and is only now really coming into the mainstream thanks to efforts by the likes of Boom Studios and HyperRPG. For those who aren't fans of the brand, it may seem like some silly little TV show (and let's face it, at times it is just that), but to people like me who've been watching it since its inception, it's a way of life; it's our true north. I think without Power Rangers, I might not be here right now, and that's not hyperbole.

I can only speak from my own experience- as a kid, I felt really alone. "Weird." I always had an interest in things other people did not (had a love for dinosaurs and frogs as a kid) and didn't really have any social skills to build friendships past the ones my parents decided for me. I was lonely, but as a kid, you really don't know how to put that into words. I was the outcast; the big-boned, let's just say overweight to save time, outcast. I think without this show, I would have very easily become a bully. I would have easily gone from "weirdo" to "dangerous."

My life changed the week of August 28th, 1993. I didn't catch Power Rangers from the beginning. I think I maybe saw episode 4 or 5 first. All I remember is Trini and Billy calling forth their zords. Here were teens (which at the tender age of 4, may as well have been 50-year-olds) with positive values, in multicolor costumes, riding around in giant dinosaur robots. It was everything 4-year-old me could have wanted. I think right off the bat I empathized with Billy. He was a nerd, like me. He liked science like me, and also like me, he didn't really fit in. But he had this group of friends. And there wasn't any judgment because he was "weird." They were friends, and that's all that mattered.

And it's didn't stop with Billy. When Tommy joined the show, I once again saw an outsider become an insider. Even Bulk and Skull, whom I relate to to this day, were accepted by the rangers. They were weird, they were goofs, and they were bullies, but they were still accepted as people. Diversity is the big movement now in entertainment. Power Rangers was there before everyone else, and it will continue to be diverse, to be accepting, no matter what anyone throws at it. I was reminded of this recently at Morphicon; where fans of all colors cheered when they realized the new team had more persons of color than not. What other fandom can you say that about across the board?

I've known plenty of people in my life who have gone down the wrong path, and it's thanks to Power Rangers I'm not one of them. It's thanks to this show that I was able to overcome my own fears and surround myself with a circle of friends I am proud to call part of my family. It's thanks to this show I have found my passion in life through acting and Japanese culture. In many ways, it has given everything to me. So thank you Power Rangers. Thank you for showing me it's okay to be weird, and still search for your place in the world. Here's to another 25 years!






Monday, August 13, 2018

Super Sentai 2019 First Rumor- Blue to be female?

-Our first rumor for Sentai 2019 showed up, and it's fairly basic, but we'll discuss it anyway. Rumors are saying that our blue for next year is a girl.

Please see below for a chart listing info reveals for previous years as we kick off the 2019 rumor season:

Conjecture from Japanese posters is that a fantasy season is pretty much a lock for next year. Given that we've had essentially 3 years of sci-fi, I would agree with them.

More rumors soon!

-Dukemon

Saturday, November 25, 2017

SPOILERS! Kyuranger December Scans (Just a bit to start)

In December, the Kyuranger finally finish gathering all 4 KyuTama needed to break the barrier and confront JarkMatter. However, this will be anything but easy, and new threats show up they must face!
 
 
The Kyuranger will go toe to toe with Don Armage again, but whether or not this is the true Armage is anyone's guess. Professor Anton will bring back the Vice Shoguns, only this time he will fuse them together into this unholy mess known as Akyachuuga. Ugly, but incredibly powerful. It will take all the Voyagers to take this monstrosity down. 



The Kyuranger make it to Planet Southern Cross. To get to the core, they need to get through the "Hell's Gate." There, they fight its guardian, the Southern King. (Southern King is a recolor of the 199 Heroes villain, Black Cross King.) 

Their plan is to set the Black Hole KyuTama into the core to destroy the Jark Matter home base. Along the way something happens to Garu, and a mysterious masked warrior who seems to be related to him appears and fights against Lucky. 

It seems that Don Armage will reveal his true form to Tsurugi, but only Tsurugi. What is this true form?!

Also, the Kyuranger will utilize 5 KyuTama in December:

XMas Kyutama- Gives a Christmas Party

Black Hole KyuTama- A key item for the Kyuranger's battle. Has the powers of a Black Hole.

Ya KyuTama- Gives the team baseball uniforms. (Sagitta is the Arrow constellation, but Yakyuu is baseball. Puns, I love them.)

Kogitsune KyuTama- allows the BattleOrionShip to enter stealth mode.

Fukuchou KyuTama- To be used if stuck in a big pinch.



Sunday, October 8, 2017

New Build 2nd Quarter Rumors

Grains of salt please:

-Kamen Rider Claws will receive a power-up around New Years called "Claws Charge."

-In February, KnightRogue will be powered up and turn into "Kamen Rider Rogue."

-The 3rd Faust General is another Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Grease.

-PhoenixRobot form is actually an OOO/Fourze form. OOO gives the MedalBottle and Fourze gives the YuujouBottle. The Yuujou and Medal Full Bottle Set will be a limited release.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Patoranger/Lupinranger Rumors (9/29/17)

Please take the following with a grain of salt. These come by way of J-Hero; rumors and all that:


-Both Patoranger and Lupinranger will count as the 42nd Sentai.

-The two shows are both separate works, and the same show, with intersecting story lines that take place in the same world. The shows will air alternately from week to week, and when each reaches episode 20, the show will become one solidified story.

-The toy line will essentially be separate until this joining happens, with the 4th quarter toys able to combine and interact. 

-One of the members of Lupinranger is actually an undercover spy for Patoranger. It is likely this cast member will be prominently featured on both shows.




My thoughts, if this is true:

-If the toy lines are effectively separate, there's a good chance both will utilize the same collectible. 

-Even though the shows wouldn't officially join as one till the 40's (20 for each show), it seems like this hints at a lot of crossover. 

-If this is true, the undercover agent is probably Patoranger Red. Like it or not, Red is the figurehead of the show, so having him around in the Lupinranger makes sense. It gives Red another form, but also lets the actor play an entirely different character if they so choose. 

Again, GRAIN OF SALT!

-----Thanks to J-Hero for the info. PLEASE NOTE: The image on J-Hero's facebook post is not part of the rumor, it is an old piece of fan art-------

Monday, September 25, 2017

Kamen Rider Build 2nd Quarter Rumors

Please take the following with a grain of salt; seems to be a list of 2nd quarter toys for build:

Henshin Belt DX FaustDriver & Neo Smash Bottle

Tsunaito Muchi (Sandstring Whip) Steam Whip and Spider Full Bottle

Both these will see street dates at the end of December, appearing in the show after New Years.

The FaustDriver will change members of Faust into Kamen Rider Forms. KnightRogue becomes Kamen Rider Rogue (using the NeoSmash Bottle and Bat Full Bottle.) BloodStark becomes Kamen Rider Stark (using the NeoSmash Bottle and Cobra Full Bottle.) A new faust member will transform directly into his rider form. Using the NeoSmash Bottle and Spider Full Bottle, he we will be known as Kamen Rider Speeder.