Friday, 19 December 2014


Megazord Stats
Height: 333 ft.
Weight: 172,000 lbs.
Power: 50,000 megavolts
Weapons: Titanium Power Sword, Laser Emitting Eyes, Mammoth Shield, Power Punch Missiles, Thunder Cannons, and Pterodactyl Chest Plate.

The Deluxe Set Megazord was the first Zord released for the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series in 1993.

The series was an adaptation from the Japanese Super Sentai series, which at this time was in its 16th series (having started in 1975) called "Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger". Megazords Japanese name is "Daizyujin" (or Great Beast God).

The Megazord is comprised of 5 prehistoric animals (called Guardian Beasts (Shugozyu) in the Sentai Series):-

Tyrannosaurus Dinozord (Shugozyu Tyrannosaurus)
Pterodactyl Dinozord (Shugozyu Pteranodon)
Mastadon Dinozord (Shugozyu Zyu Mammoth)
Sabertooth Tiger Dinozord (Shugozyu SaberTiger)
Triceratops Dinozord (Shugozyu Beast Triceratops)

When the Dinozords initially combine they form into an Attack Tank Mode (Beast Tank Dino Tanker) and then transforms into the Megazord (Daizyujin).

Whereas the Megazord was only released in one set, in Japan, Daizyujin was released in 3 individual boxes as well as the giftset version with all Guardian Beasts. The individual boxes were numbered 1 to 3:-

#1 Shugozyu Tyrannosaurus
#2 Shugozyu Beast Triceratops & Shugozyu SaberTiger
#3 Shugozyu Pteranodon & Shugozyu Zyu Mammoth

Daizyujins sword was chromed with a pointed end; the initial Megazord sword was chromed but with a rounded end of the sword. Subsequent releases of the Megazord had a matt grey sword.

The second Zord released in the series 1 Mighty Morphin Power Ranger line was the Dragonzord which could combine with the Megazord with 2 different combinations, the Mega Dragonzord (Zyutei Daizyujin) and the Dragonzord Battle Mode (Gouryuujin).

The third Zord released in series 1 was Titanus (Beast Knight God King Brachion) the Carrier Zord (this was called "Titanos" in Europe). This figure has electronic sounds, can roll forwards and can combine with both the Megazord and Dragonzord to form the Dino Ultrazord (Ultimate Daizyujin). There are 6 different combinations with Titanus:-

1) Ultrazord (Mega Dragonzord with Titanus armour)
2) Megazord with Titanus armour
3) Dragonzord Battle Mode and Titanus
4) Dragonzord with Titanus
5) Titanus towing the Attack Tank Mode
6) Tyrannosaurus Dinozord

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was revisited in 2010 with a re-release of the original show remastered for broadcast. Megazord and Titanus toys were also released; these figures were complete remoulds and slightly smaller than the originals. The anticipated Dragonzord however was not released in this line up.

In 2013 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Bandai released the "Legacy" edition Megazord which was a premium deco with additional diecast parts of the 2010 mould. Following on in 2014, Bandai released the Legacy Dragonzord which could combine with the Legacy Megazord. The 2010 mould of Titanus was also released with a premium deco and diecast parts and this time included the chain for the Megazord to hold in the Ultrazord mode.

1993 Megazord (Left), 2013 Legacy Megazord (Right)
1993 Megazord (Left) & 2013 Legacy Megazord (Right)
1993 Megazord (Left) & 2013 Legacy Megazord (Right)

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering If this set in Tank form can fit into one of the 4 shelves of a Detolf Glass cabinet because the Detolf glass cabinet is 43x163 cm

    Assembled size

    Width: 43 cm
    Depth: 37 cm
    Height: 163 cm
    Max. load/shelf: 3.50 kg