Monday, August 04, 2008

Breaking the Record! Engine-Oh G12

The gattai of 12 machines in Engine Sentai Go-onger.

This is the biggest gattai if I'm not mistaken, the previous GoGo Sentai Boukenger has one huge gattai as well, but the limit was 10 machines. This new Engine-Oh has two more, thus breaking the record ^^

An unofficial illustration of the G-12's gattai.

Have you noticed that all the new gattai of Engine-Oh are just appending new machines to his shoulders, feet and back? The most important joint part - its torso and thigh are still from the very first Engine Oh. That's like putting on a lot of weight for Engine-Oh, plus asking him to wear heavier boots too. The lack of creativity is one thing (sorry Go-onger fans ^^;), I'm more concerned about how the suit actor feel about such design XD

A new triple-machine gattai. Looks like the theme is ancient land beasts this time?

New weapons for the Go-ongers, and another robot which reminds me of Warior Wheel from Zeo Rangers (the Power Rangers equivalence of Oh Ranger).

Images above are from Toysdaily.

Another "not-exactly-new" gattai is Engine Dai-Shogun, the gattai of three new Engines that will only appear in the theatrical version of Engine Sentai Go-ongers, called Engine Sentai Go-onger: Boom Boom! Bang Bang! GekijōBang!!.

Carries a very "fat" katana XD

The interesting point about this movie is that it will premiere on the same date as Kamen Rider Kiva: The King of Hell Castle - August 8th. There was a promo for the movie in Episode 26 of Kamen Rider Kiva. I suppose there was teaser for Kamen Rider Kiva's movie inside the last episode of Engine Sentai Go-ongers as well. Some screen shots from the movie:

"Family photo" of the cast members, and Go-on Silver and Go-on Gold's Samurai appearance in the movie.

The villains' design and Maken Castle (魔剣城).

Amiami has listed Engine Dai-Shogun to be available by mid September at 7,140 Yen (inclusive of tax).

The transformation method is all the same actually, with just added parts and altered color scheme. Not sure if it's compatible with the other machines.
Images from Amiami.