Tag Archives: Sentai

Space Sheriff Gavan Replica Laser Blade Demoed in Video by Kenji Ohba

27 Aug

OhbaGavanBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Kenji Ohba has thrilled millions of Japanese children in Space Sheriff Gavan, and he has now demonstrated on YouTube the prop replica his character wielded in the series. This stuntman and iconic actor (whose early credit as a suit actor in Android Kikkaider) would eventually co-star in sentai series Battle Fever J (Shiro Akebono/Battle Kenya) and Denshi Sentai Denziman (Daigoro Oume/Denzi Blue).

In this video from Bandai, Ohba demonstrates the 1:1 scale Laser Sword, Gavan’s signature weapon. The replica from Tamashii Labs has a die-cast handle. The blade contains 20 LEDs which light up bright blue when activated by running a hand over it. [Editors’ note: sounds like a modified lightsaber to me.] Buyers can recreate the iconic scene in which Gavan powers up his blade using birdnium energy.

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Ressha Sentai Tokkyūger Leaked OP & ED

27 Jan

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

ResshaSomeone has leaked the opening and ending song for the upcoming sentai series Ressha Sentai Tokkyūger. The series will premiere on TV Asahi on February 16, 2014.

The 38th installment in the Super Sentai series will involve trains where as the previous series involved everything from construction vehicles to dinosaurs to emergency vehicles.

The series’ main characters made a cameo in the film Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell Our Eternal Friends, released on January 18, 2014.

Opening Song:

Ending Song:

Series Trailer:


Voltasaur Tobaspino Toy Review

10 Aug

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

If you can understand japanese then you are one jump ahead of this writer. Trying to keep up with what’s being said or written is still one of my struggles. But lacking subtitles I can still piece together that this is the toy review for the Voltasaur Tobaspino from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. My first taste of sentai was Kagaku Sentai Dynaman in the 1980’s but I’ve been a steady fan of such series since Gosei Sentai Dairanger (1993-94).