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Old March 2nd, 2015, 09:28 PM #41
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Such a shame such an awesome costume is now just a snout.
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Silly question, but out of curiosity, where on that costume did the Pudgy Pig stuntman see out of? Through the snout or are there “hidden” eyeholes?

It’s interestingly made. I feel like it would be so top heavy that if I wore it, I’d repeatedly fall over. lol

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Silly question, but out of curiosity, where on that costume did the Pudgy Pig stuntman see out of? Through the snout or are there “hidden” eyeholes?
Most of the monster suit stunt actors couldn't see and just went by the direction of the stunt coordinator. Makes the stuntpeople all the more impressive. I'll do an exposee more into this on a certain future monster I have planned.

As for Pudgy Pig, those snout holes are for breathing.
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The monster of the week is… Terror Blossom! (Gorma Cherry Blossom Viscount)



Terror Blossom’s Design was slightly tweaked. His head petals were raised a bit, and his eye leaves were enlarged. His branches are slightly extended and are less thick in the final than they are in the rough. It was a nice touch of the designer in this one to transition a suit into a tree- a detail that I think isn’t as noticeable in PR. (Or at least anyway something the average kid doesn’t notice automatically when watching the ep.)



Terror Blossom was in Power Rangers Season 2, episodes 23-24, “The Ninja Encounter”, parts 2+3. The Terror Blossom had the ability to use poison petals. Terror Blossom recreated the Hatchasaurus monster (And Cardiatron) to keep the Rangers occupied. After defeating the Hatchasaurus, Jason, Zack, and Trini were conveniently frozen for the writer’s sake by Terror Blossom's shower of poisonous petals. Later, Terror Blossom unleashed his flower petals onto the Thunder Megazord. He was inevitably defeated by the Thunder saber.

In Dairanger, Gorma Cherry Blossom Viscount had powerful cherry tree blossoms that when they came in contact with someone, that person would go into a violent rage. This Gorma was ultimately killed by Dairen'oh.

Gorma Cherry Blossom Viscount is essentially a cherry tree. Cherry blossoms are an important part of Japanese culture. In Japan, Hanami ("flower viewing") is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, "flower" in this case almost always means cherry blossoms ("sakura"). From the end of March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan, and Cherry Blossom festivals are held. (Sakura Festivals) The blossom forecast (literally cherry blossom front) is announced each year by the weather bureau, and is watched carefully by those planning hanami as the blossoms only last a week or two. In modern-day Japan, hanami mostly consists of having an outdoor party beneath the sakura during daytime or at night. Hanami at night is called yozakura (literally night sakura). The sakura parties usually involve younger people and can sometimes be very crowded and noisy. If you’re familiar with any kind of manga or anime, chances are you know what I’m talking about! (Just a little cultural background there on why Cherry Blossom Viscount is who he is.)



The suit of Terror Blossom was one of the few Dairanger costumes purchased by Saban. After the episode, it sat in the Saban warehouse for a time, and sustained little to no damage (apart from a few stray petals here and there). Whether or not it went to the chopper is unclear. Its fate is unknown.
It is highly likely most of the monsters that were stored in the Saban warehouse from MMPR-LG were eliminated in the dreaded wood chipper incident. Monsters that I know survived will be indicated as such.

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Aw, man, now you made me want a Googleheimer post...

Terror Blossom was an interesting concept, as it was both a tree and at the same time dressed like kind of 1800s gentleman. I guess that made it a lot easier for the stuntman to move around.
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I don't necessarily feel like I have a strong recollection or association with this monster. It's a really interesting design though, and I always found those eyes creepy on the MMPRS2 monsters.
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I don't necessarily feel like I have a strong recollection or association with this monster. It's a really interesting design though, and I always found those eyes creepy on the MMPRS2 monsters.
I always liked the designs of the DaiRanger monsters. Like you, I thought they looked really creepy. I always liked them for that.

Another reason I hope Shout hurries up and releases DaiRanger.
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Most of the second half season 2 monsters were Dairanger monsters. I would like to know why most of the Dairanger monsters had one eye? This is one of the many reasons that I need to get into Sentai, to understand some of the concepts and compare it to Power Rangers.

Terror Blossom is a weird looking monster and because it was in a rarely seen multi-parter, The Ninja Encounter, it is a forgettable monster in MMPR. Terror Blossom looks like a evolved form of Bloom of Doom, anyone else get that vibe.
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Terror Blossom looks like a evolved form of Bloom of Doom, anyone else get that vibe.
Definitely. It would’ve been interesting if Terror Blossom and Bloom of Doom teamed up instead of randomly bringing back Hatchasaurus and Cardiatron. Hell, throw in Spit Flower and Octophantom and have one giant evil plant party.

But agreed. Terror Blossom was an interesting design indeed.

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Most of the monster suit stunt actors couldn't see and just went by the direction of the stunt coordinator. Makes the stunt people all the more impressive. I'll do an exposee more into this on a certain future monster I have planned.
That’s intriguing. Had no idea. I assumed all the suits had some type of eyeholes for the stuntman.
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I assumed all the suits had some type of eyeholes for the stuntman.
There was a joke the stunt coordinators told at the first Power Morphicon, when they brought a fan up on stage and put a monster head on him. "Can you see?" He said no. "Good."
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Most of the monster suit stunt actors couldn't see and just went by the direction of the stunt coordinator. Makes the stuntpeople all the more impressive. I'll do an exposee more into this on a certain future monster I have planned.

As for Pudgy Pig, those snout holes are for breathing.
Out of curiousity, does the same thing apply to the Ranger helmets as well?
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Out of curiousity, does the same thing apply to the Ranger helmets as well?
As far as I know, no. Anything that did heavy stuntwork like ranger suits and grunt costumes (Putties, Cogs, Pirahnatrons, etc) had some form of visibility.
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As far as I know, no. Anything that did heavy stuntwork like ranger suits and grunt costumes (Putties, Cogs, Pirahnatrons, etc) had some form of visibility.
That makes sense, what about the suits for primary villians? Can the stunt actors see out of those or do they follow the same rules as the monster costumes?
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I've always wondered if they could see or not. haha
Terror blossom is one of my favorite designs. Although I kind of like the normal legs (it definitely looks better in the design drawing), I wouldn't have minded seeing roots or something, not even fully just a little texture.

I've always watched to see the monsters, so I've always been disappointed by the lack of monster merch.

So I've been looking at buying those books for awhile (but money just wont allow it yet), and was hoping I could find scans of it so I'd know what I'd be getting exactly...but no luck on that.

But yay someone owns one, so I can ask.
I know the books cover a large chunk of years (its like 20 I think), so I doubt it has every monster from the seasons it covers... but like how many does it cover? Are they all full pages? are there multiple monsters on each page? If so how many per page? are main villains covered? Any photos of the suits? Or just designs sketches? Any shots of the back of the suits?
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It would’ve been interesting if Terror Blossom and Bloom of Doom teamed up instead of randomly bringing back Hatchasaurus and Cardiatron. Hell, throw in Spit Flower and Octophantom and have one giant evil plant party.


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But yay someone owns one, so I can ask.
I know the books cover a large chunk of years (its like 20 I think), so I doubt it has every monster from the seasons it covers...
Your doubts are, fortunately, incorrect.
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d3monicwolv3s wrote: View Post

I know the books cover a large chunk of years (its like 20 I think), so I doubt it has every monster from the seasons it covers... but like how many does it cover? Are they all full pages? are there multiple monsters on each page? If so how many per page? are main villains covered? Any photos of the suits? Or just designs sketches? Any shots of the back of the suits?
The first book covers everything from the beginning of Sentai to Kakuranger. (PR Season 3) For the most part it has every monster, grunt, and main villain from each respective season. If you buy the book solely for the purpose of seeing main villains and monsters from MMPR seasons 1-3, you won't be disappointed. EVERY main villain, henchperson, and grunt are covered. Monsters on the other hand are a different story. There are a few monsters missing (like Tube monster) but the monsters that are missing make sense why they are gone. (Tube monster's just a recolored pipe brain.)

Some pages have single monsters, but most pages have multiple monsters. (usually three or four maximum) The thing you WON'T get by buying the book is blown-up images like you'll see here. (Thank you, photoshop!) But really, it IS a great treasure to have! Buy it!

There are no suit photos in the books- just design sketches. Very seldom are there pics of the backs of the design drawings. (again, only in places where it makes sense to show that, for example the back of Duke of Trumps has Lipsyncher, so they needed to show his back so you can see she's on there.)
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Definitely. It would’ve been interesting if Terror Blossom and Bloom of Doom teamed up instead of randomly bringing back Hatchasaurus and Cardiatron. Hell, throw in Spit Flower and OCTOPHANTOM and have one giant evil plant party.
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Your doubts are, fortunately, incorrect.
Amazing. Thanks.

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The first book covers everything from the beginning of Sentai to Kakuranger. (PR Season 3) For the most part it has every monster, grunt, and main villain from each respective season. If you buy the book solely for the purpose of seeing main villains and monsters from MMPR seasons 1-3, you won't be disappointed. EVERY main villain, henchperson, and grunt are covered. Monsters on the other hand are a different story. There are a few monsters missing (like Tube monster) but the monsters that are missing make sense why they are gone. (Tube monster's just a recolored pipe brain.)

Some pages have single monsters, but most pages have multiple monsters. (usually three or four maximum) The thing you WON'T get by buying the book is blown-up images like you'll see here. (Thank you, photoshop!) But really, it IS a great treasure to have! Buy it!

There are no suit photos in the books- just design sketches. Very seldom are there pics of the backs of the design drawings. (again, only in places where it makes sense to show that, for example the back of Duke of Trumps has Lipsyncher, so they needed to show his back so you can see she's on there.)
Oh okay, because at 300 or something pages I thought it was just a few select monsters from each season. lol

No, although I do love a lot of the MMPR designs, I want it for all the designs. That kind of sucks, I wish they were all included, including recolors, but I guess its not a big loss. Are the zyuranger2 monsters made for power rangers like pumpkin rapper included?

What do you do to the images in photoshop? Just crop the others out from the scan/photo? Or do you stretch the image?

Yeah that makes sense I was just hoping for some decent images of the backs of them. Since some episodes you don't really see their backs at all (and you don't always have the clearest footage). I'm just hoping if they do another book in the future they show the back of the combined grunt monster in gokaiger.

More hyped about it, now that I know how much it covers. Definitely need to break down (when I have the money) and buy both of them.

Thanks for making this thread really looking forward to the weekly updates.
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Are the zyuranger2 monsters made for power rangers like pumpkin rapper included?
Unfortunately no. It's strictly the sentai series monsters. Zyu2 was initially my fuel for buying the book, but alas, they're not in there. But that doesn't mean we're not covering some Zyu2 monsters! (Take from that what you will, but don't read too much into it. I have no secret connections.) More on this to come

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What do you do to the images in photoshop? Just crop the others out from the scan/photo? Or do you stretch the image?
Basically what you said- crop the others out and change the image size.
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