Good God. It’s beautiful. And expensive. But so, so beautiful.
Technically, this isn’t the Megazord from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers — the latest in Bandai’s “Soul of Chogokin” diecast models of iconic Japanese mecha is really Daizyujin, the giant combining robot from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, the superhero show Power Rangers adapted its action footage from. But while it’s Daizyujin in Japan, in our Western hearts, it’s the Megazord — and it’s gorgeous Megazord at that.
Being released in Japan to celebrate the Super Sentai franchise’s 40th anniversary, the Megazord is around 25cm tall when combined — because this isn’t just an actual model of the full Zord, but all five Zords, each their own fully articulated models, that can then be combined together to form the full mech.
Each individiual Dinozord — the Tyrannosaurus, Pteradon, Mammoth, Sabertooth Tiger and Triceratops — is poseable and features diecast elements. But really, you’re not going to pose them like this: You’re going to mash them all together to transform them into the Megazord.
As a bonus, the individual Zords can be combined into their alternate form from Power Rangers and Zyuranger: The massive, fortress-like tank mode:
It’s pretty much one of the most extensive recreations of one of the most iconic mechs in Super Sentai and Power Rangers history — but such awesomeness comes at a very high cost. When Daizyujin releases in Japan next April, it will set you back a whopping 30,000 yen. That’s around $383! Start saving now, Power Rangers fans.