Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 1993 Mega Zord Dino Zord Deluxe Set, IN BOX!

Okay so I suppose it would be fair to say I splurged. It would be more accurate to say I mortgaged my future for a toy. Either way you look at it I bought the single most expensive toy or collectible I have ever purchased recently, a complete, in BOX, Deluxe Mega Zord set from 1993. That’s right the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Dinozords are now safely sitting in my collection protecting my other toys from the forces of evil.

I’ve owned combiner sets before. Namely Devestator and most of the original G1 Scramble City combiners, or gestalts as they are known in the Transformers community. The largest single figure I have ever owned previously was Unicron from Transformers Armada. Behind him was Trypicon and Metroplex from Generation One.

This toy though, is massive. A lot more massive than I pictured. I haven’t yet stood it up next to a Unicron to compare size but I imagine the Mega Zord could give that toy a run for his money. Toy mind you, I’m not sure if the Dino Zords could defeat the chaos bringer on their own, at least not without the help of Ultrazord. Even then I’m not sure.

In 1993 I instantly fell in love with MMPR. I love the toys, the TV series, video games and yes, even the live action movie from 1995. It sure gets hated on my modern audiences but it was actually a ton of fun for me back then.

Over the years I have gone through cycle where I would pick up items that meant a lot to me because I had them as a kid and wanted to connect with my childhood. Then there have been pieces I picked up because they were just cool looking. My favorite pieces are the ones I obtain as a n adult that I never had as a kid, but always really wanted.

I had never even seen a Mega Zord in the wild back in the 90s. I had a friend who had the Thunder Mega Zord which I still thought was pretty cool itself. But even he didn’t have the original five dinozords. This was a terrific purchase for me because it gave me a rush of emotions ranging from the memories of desperately wanting one all this time to getting to explore a toy I never had as a kid but was familiar enough with due to its depiction in the TV series.

My favorite thing about it so far is how big and detailed it is. The individual zords aren’t that spectacular on their own that much is clear. Even so the combined form is so awesome it more than makes up for it. The toy looks amazing at a team of five robots as well as tank mode, too. I love this action figure set quite a bit. I do wish I could have owned one as a kid. But, knowing how my toys from them didn’t survive into adulthood maybe it’s better this way.

I didn’t commit the unforgiveable sin toy collectors fear of buying an unopened box and then opening it up. Not that I wouldn’t consider doing just that, it’s just this was already priced well above what I should have paid for any individual toy anyways. I did end up getting a complete in box set even if the box had already been previously opened and the stickers applied. It didn’t come with any instructions but the weapons were all intact, including all the parts people claim to be missing in so many other sets. If I can make one toy collector out there jealous I will consider that a bonus. Even if that isn’t the case I can finally sleep easy at night knowing the Mighty Megazord is keeping the forces of evil away from my ever growing toy collection.

Artificial DNA? Is this Blade Runner yet? lots of toy topics! Hot Wheels and more!

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This is another packed episode of The Dark Web Podcast. THERAT talks about toys. All kinds of toys. All the toys bought in the last two months and toys coming in the future! Music topic includes A Boy Names Sue and a confession about country music. Yikes. And dress shopping anecdotes are talked about. Yes I went dress shopping for Stephanie and we got some cute outfits. Lots of stuff to talk about. No video this week. Stay Cool.

Changing social media habits moving forward

In the interest of keeping my sanity I have deleted my Facebook account. I will maintain The Spiders Lair Facebook page for those who are interested in keeping up with what I have to say. I deleted my personal account and will be sharing less stuff on social media.

I created this blog originally as a place for me to vent, to process my thoughts and generally be myself. I know it’s going to take more work to find an audience without Facebook, but I am going to rise to the challenge. I would rather preserve my integrity and keep my content at a level that is personal and insightful than have to compromise my content to satisfy the whims of Facebook.

I will maintain my Twitter account as well but I will be making some changes to it as well. I don’t know if I will make everything private or not but I will be moving more towards a social media strategy that revolves around me interacting with people more than shooting off tweets about my latest video, article or podcast. This is all part of an on going effort to become a better person. For me, that means cutting myself off from the toxic people. I disabled comments on this website a long time ago. I am doing the same on my YouTube channel as well. I decided that if someone really has something positive to say about my content the best thing the can do is share it to their respective social media platform of choice. I will be less accessible and therefore less likely to have the negative engagements that have pushed me away from these unhealthy platforms. Thanks for understanding and Stay cool.