"Say the change!" Power Rangers came about a little too late for me so it's never been a passion, more a curiosity (aside from my Tommy Oliver fandom, naturally). Still, I wanted to bring something from 2017's Sentai series (Uchu Sentai Kyuranger) home from Japan because, hey, they change the theme every 12 months - what better geeky way to remember the date of your trip? Like a super-colourful, super-powered advent calendar! Fate, it seems, moves in mysterious ways.
I landed the staff thingie first, in a McDonald's Happy Meal. Trying to figure out what it was led me to research its owner, which led to me discovering - at long last - a Ranger to call my own. Because this, ladies and gentlemen, is Shou Ronpo: an alien, humanoid dragon. Who transforms into a trenchcoat-wearing super hero. And is the tormented backstory-possessing mentor to the next generation of Rangers. Who drives a giant metallic dragon that transforms into a giant robot. And has a name that's a pun on one of my favourite Chinese meals. In short, this was frigging made for me.
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