Finally!! Here I go again with another review of S.H.Figuarts Exclusive collection & it’s another Sentai line! Mammoth Ranger from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger! Sharma Tribe Knight Goushi is the Mammoth Ranger of the Zyurangers, “Warrior of Wisdom”. He was the serious member although he was also caring and good-hearted. He had an older sister named Otome, whose death by Witch Bandora made him vow to avenge her. He is the only member who can read their ancient writing. Just like his other Zyurangers fellow, Mammoth Ranger also available in 2 versions which is the original Japanese & US Market Ver. (for sure it was again labelled with the American adaptations franchise) Mine one is the original Japanese. Yes, it’s another exclusive release so Mammoth also got windowless box but, colored in all black, gray, & white. Pretty different compare to Armed Tyranno Ranger, Mammoth’s box has a better looking fx background. Although I still think it’s plain & lame box design… & he comes up with his supporting accessories & a bonus pre-assembled part of Howling Cannon weapon.
He comes with 3 supporting weapon, 3 pair of hand accessories & 1 single right hand, & 2 separated part of Howling Cannon weapon. Yup, that’s all he got…
Being the 2nd (3rd if there’s Dragon Ranger) in command of the team, Mammoth Ranger got the exact design of reguler Tyranno Ranger has with the exception of the coloring & of course different helmet & dino buckler sculpt. Overall outfit was colored Black with a white diamond shaped motives on his upper body, white colored neck, belt, Ranger Stick/Gun/Sword’s holster, boots, & gloves. Each boots & gloves got a black colored diamond shaped motives. Like the rest of the Rangers this is another worthy conversion of Mammoth Ranger figure. Another decent classic that will stunned your eyes, guess you can’t beat the classic. Mammoth Ranger is also one of my favorite ranger when I was a child. He was released in February 2014, & he got the exact articulation points like reguler Tyranno Ranger has. So, I think he works perfectly the same as his predecessor release & there’s no diecast material at all, so he feels light.
Well, this time is a different story… In my point of view, Mammoth Ranger’s helmet sculpt is slightly different than his Sentai show counterpart. They kinda overdid on the white lines & his head was slightly shrunk due to some sculpt are way too protruded such as the upper head mold & the tusks. Frankly, his HS is a bit long if you see it on the side view or even when comparing to both Dragon & Tyranno Ranger’s HS. However, the sculpt was actually faithful to the boxart photos, so I have no complain at all on comparing the actual product between the boxart. The other tiny differences between Tyranno Ranger is there’s an extra sculpt of the folded outfit around his shoulder between neck, showing more spandex like on his design. Funny thing in Tamashii Web Shouten, Mammoth Ranger was only given 1 official prototype photos, the rests are his photos with the whole team. But, still… Since Mammoth Ranger is one of my favorite, I still instantly interested & eager to get him. I don’t really care how he turned out but, he’s still kickass & Bandai still put another great effort to make the details of his helmet.
Nothing much to tell because, Mammoth Ranger has overally the same design as well as his articulations works to normal Tyranno Ranger. Except the differences of the coloring & a sculpt work such as his helmet & dino buckler coin. The paintjob is perfect, I like it very much. His dino buckler coin was sculpted to be a Mammoth shaped animal.
I have no further things I to tell about his articulations because he’s just a swap of normal Tyranno Ranger.
Mammoth was definitely included with his trademark weapon Mothbreaker, Ranger Stick & Ranger Slinger. It’s funny that why they didn’t include Ranger Gun & Thunder Slinger as well… Especially Thunder Slinger & Ranger Gun, Mammoth used this numerously compare using his Ranger Slinger. I have nothing to tell about his Ranger Stick & Ranger Slinger, because they’re the same parts from reguler Tyranno Ranger’s parts. Mothbreaker’s sculpt is very high detailed but, there’s something missing from it! Which is… The circular of the Mammoth symbol decals is not present. This makes me wonder why they missed the symbol, while Tyranno Ranger’s Ryuugekiken has it. After I compare them, the circular of Mothbreaker is bigger than Ryuugekiken, so I think it shouldn’t be a big problem for them to add the symbol. However, I think I have no problem at all… Atleast they still put the good effort to create Mothbreaker. Mothbreaker however, has 2 form which is axe form & blaster rifle form. The one in here is the axe form, since the butt of the axe blade was put on the back. While the blaster form was on the knob, this will be included in Tiger Ranger as part of the Howling Cannon. Meh, too bad for another stupid marketting tactics from Bandai… I was expecting to make a scene where he slide the butt of the axe blade to the knob. Also, without being slided to the knob, Mammoth can still use it as a blaster rifle.
As usual from the box, he already comes with a fistful hand parts attached to his wrists, a single fistful that were a little open, a pair of holding hands of Ranger Slinger, holding hands for Mothbreaker & Ranger Stick, & another Mothbreaker holding hands for rifle form. A single fistful that were a little open was meant to recreate his trademark pose during introducing himself. I have no need to tell about Ranger Slinger holding hands because it’s the exactly holding hands of Tyranno Ranger’s holding hands of Ranger Gun/Thunder Slinger/Ranger Slinger. Holding hands Mothbreaker & Ranger Stick was supposed to make him using Mothbreaker as axe form by gripping the grip. & lastly, holding hands for Mothbreaker’s rifle form which is right to pull the trigger & left for holding the grip.
Mammoth Ranger also included with a several part of Howling Cannon weapons, which is alternate Ryuugekiken & separated Tricera Lance. Oh, well… Now, I got 3 Ryuugekiken but, the difference are this Ryuugekiken is slightly shorter & there’s a hole joint to be attach on another separated part of Howling Cannon Weapons, mainly on the Mothbreaker’s Blaster Rifle included in Tiger Ranger. Each of the separated Tricera Lance has a peg joint to be inserted on the alternate Ptera Arrow which presumably got a hole joint for the Tricera Lance & Saber Daggers. The heck, Tricera Lance also missing the Triceratop’s symbol &, it is funny that Tricera Lance was released earlier than the Tricera Ranger itself. I can see what Bandai are up to but, it’s useless because I’m not a completist since I only collect what I liked. So, I’m not interested to create Howling Cannon scene. Besides, I had enough on Kiba Ranger, Armed Tyranno, & Mammoth Ranger being an Exclusive release.
COMPARISON BETWEEN THE US MARKET VER.
Again, there’s 2 versions of S.H.Figuarts Mammoth Ranger which is Original Japanese & US Market Ver. The US Market was given their own box labelled with the American adaptations franchise. & It says in a different name instead of Mammoth Ranger, of course they used their own American counterpart’s name… Pretty much like Tyranno Ranger, the frontal box was colored silver added with some fx motives on it. The inner tray paper was colored plain gray, while the original one doesn’t have inner tray paper due to their windowless box. The back view was colored overally black grayish, & the background looks pretty much alike to the rest of the US Market release as well & there’s no warning banner on it since it’s located on the frontal box. & again, Bandai didn’t include exclusive bonus part for the original Japanese release, since he doesn’t appear in Akibaranger series. So, the contents has no different at all between the US Market, so it’s all yours which one do you prefer. Much like Kibaranger & Armed Tyranno Ranger, his US Market Ver. also released as a standard release, for sure he’s alot cheaper & he might have a chance to be reissued someday.
Again, like Normal Tyranno Ranger, Mammoth Ranger should be able to use the variant form of his Ranger Stick. Same goes for Thunder Slinger, eversince in several episodes Mammoth Ranger uses this weapons numerously. I think it would be great to include them as well, however… We can still use them from Tyranno Ranger’s parts to him.
Mammoth Ranger is as tall as Tyranno Ranger (including his Armed version), so he’s slightly taller than Dragon Ranger as well. For once I thought Mammoth Ranger will appear to be taller than Tyranno Ranger since in the show, Goushi is taller than Geki or Burai. However, it doesn’t matter I like it this way better, although this made him no different between Tyranno Ranger. On the side view Mammoth Ranger’s HS looked abit longer than both Tyranno & Dragon Ranger, & somehow made his head a bit bigger than the duo brothers.
Well… A bonus review for Mammoth Ranger! An extra weapon from Tiger Ranger, Mothbreaker Blaster Rifle form!! Man, as I expected much this alternate Mothbreaker turned out to be so goddamn badass for Mammoth Ranger compare when he use with the Axe Form!! XD I’m lovin’ this part alot since I love guns! The sculpt work are almost pretty much the same (including the missing Mammoth symbol) but, the difference are the butt of the axe blade was put on the knob, apparently the knob & the grip also turned to be bigger than the Axe form one. However, to make him hold the grip was a bit hard since the hand only fit to the Axe form’s grip but, it’s still gets the job’s done for me. & Blaster form also got an extra removable upper knob for inserting alternate Ptera Arrow & there’s an attachment joint on the upper knob, as well as a gap on Mothbreaker’s upper axe for attaching alternate Ryuugekiken. You might wonder whether I have my own Tiger Ranger, right? No, I don’t have it at all, a friend of mine just gave me this since he only collects 2 variant of Tiger Ranger. So, he won’t be needing this alternate Mothbreaker.
Mammoth Ranger is going to be my last Zyuranger collections, since I only hunt Tyranno Ranger, Dragon Ranger, & him on the begining. So, I think no more Zyuranger review, except if Bandai is dirty enough to create the real Armorless Dragon Ranger… As for the figure, I’d say this is another fine work of Bandai although the helmet doesn’t looked really faithful to the original counterpart & some missing few details of the symbol. If you’re an avid fan of Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger or even the American adaptations, this is your best choice but, my suggestions try not to be like me who didn’t interested to complete the team. Due to the cunning marketting of Bandai, Mammoth Ranger is given with a separated Howling Cannon parts. Same goes to Tricera Ranger & Tiger Ranger, Tiger Ranger comes up with Mothbreaker Blaster Rifle as part of the Howling Cannon & frankly, this kinda pissed me off… So, if you want to create Howling Cannon scene, you’ll have to get those 3 (Mammoth Ranger, Tricera Ranger, & Tiger Ranger). There’s also a variant Mammoth Ranger release so far but, exclusively made for the American adaptations. Bandai agreed to Bluefin to make Armed Mammoth Ranger (Armored Black Ranger) in favor for the exclusive Zyu2 footage for American adaptations Mighty Morphin Power Rangers season 1, showing Dragon Ranger (Green Ranger) lend his Dragon Armor (Dragon Shield) to Mammoth Ranger (Black Ranger) to fight Dora Oyster (Oysterizer). Armored Black Ranger is an SDCC exclusive release. Of course, because they actually created a Ranger that only appeared less than a minute in the show… Well, enough is enough for me so, I’m not going to get him.
Pros: Mammoth Ranger works is pretty much the same like Normal Tyranno Ranger but, those Black color looked very sick!! & his Mothbreaker is made very meticulously, although it missed the Mammoth symbol.
Cons: The same like I reviewed his fellow Rangers… & I hate Bandai for releasing him as a limited & include him with an innappropriate parts just for Howling Cannon scene. They should have include the part respectively to their own Rangers! Thanks again for your stupid marketting, Bandai! Now, I hate you even more after you couldn’t accept my complains on my Mercury….
Small Parts: 2/5
Accuracy sculpt: 3/5
Uh ‘oh… He’s mistaken another BLACK again after Kuroyukihime & Kiritsugu….
Here you go….
WHAT THE HECK?! Why are they attacking him?!
Oh, no… Not another brainwashed adaptation’s franchise….
What do I do? what do I do?
WHOAA… Best childhood memories ever!!
Great!! A true legend heroes is here!!
Ah, yes! The real BLACK is here!!
Way to go!! That’s what I call True Legend!!
What the heck?! Dragon Ball Z?