Yeah, more of Bandai Legacy review although it’s very late for me to do this because I just got this on early 2019 but, here’s Legacy Won Tiger!! Pretty much like Dragon Caesar, long time ago I never managed to snag on the original DX Won Tiger toy so, I bought this. Mythical Chi Beast Won Tiger or for short Won Tiger is the personal Chi Beast of Kou the KibaRanger, created in episode 22 by the combined powers of Kaku and the five core Dairangers. After Won Tiger’s birth in time to bring it into being, whereupon Kou claimed him as his personal Chi Beast. Won Tiger can serve as a mount for RyuseiOh when the latter is in Warrior Won Tiger mode and can attack with a blast of sound called Great Roar. Kou summoned and controlled the beast with his Lai-Lai Jewels and transform it into Warrior mode with his enchanted talking saber, Byakkoshinken. Unlike the other Mythical Chi Beast which lived many years ago, Won Tiger is a newborn beast but, this represents Kou himself as the Sentai Hero to be a child. Now, to the review Won Tiger was packed by a big sized blind box similar to Legacy Dragonzord but, it was written “Legacy White Tigerzord” while the overall box was entirely dark green colored, the front view has some shade of light green with yellow and the printed toy’s promotional picture. The back box has yellow layout showing the toy’s descriptions which only shows Won Tiger can be form into it’s Warrior Mode. but, the awkward part for this box is, one of the side view features how Won Tiger was capable to combine with Legacy Megazord but, by only using Triceratops Dinozord and Saber-toothed Tigerzord for Kiba DaiOh’s lower legs. Yeah, right… This combination doesn’t even exist in both MMPR nor the Super Sentai counterpart even the original DX wasn’t capable to do this. I bet they did this because they just want to show the capability of the toy’s combination joint since at the time where the Tigerzord was released the Legacy Thunder Megazord is still yet to be made. The other side view of the box only shows the KibaRanger suit actor. Once again, there’s no original Japanese release for White Tigerzord but, likely… There will be another version to be made which also definitely gonna cost more than this. The box also reminiscence of the old class box of the 1st release of DX Megazords series, however… The DX version of Tigerzord was also included with extra 20 cm poseable White Ranger toy and the White Ranger power coin, while the legacy one only comes with Tigerzord. Okay, let’s unbox this!
Like Dragonzord one, Won Tiger was put in the thick cardboard tray, which the material feels similar to a Starbucks cup holder tray, lol… Inside, we only got 1 body of Won Tiger and it’s tail/Ogonken (Golden Sword).
To form Tiger mode, you’ll need to move up it’s arms for facing the ground followed by move down the emblem on it’s arms to reveal it’s paws. Then open the black bar on it’s foot to reveal it’s feet and move the paws for a correct standing position. After this, move the Warrior mode’s lower legs to it’s upper legs. The joint was tight, you’ll need to pull and push a little to snap it and there’s a hinge joint to move it’s lower legs. Lastly, attach it’s tail/Ogonken and…
Here’s how Won Tiger looks in tiger form. It is a quadruped tiger mecha and as the name suggests, it is based off a white tiger. The overall body was colored white, dark metallic gray on it’s nose, cheeks, paws and lower legs on the back, black for several part such as it’s tiger stripes, paws and some part of the inner body, silver for it’s goatee and teeth. It also got red part for it’s eyes, triple stripes on each cheeks and knees, there’re several red circular part on it’s shoulders and ankles, the shoulders got some sculpted emblem which mainly painted black accompanied by white and red lines. Won Tiger’s forhead got some sculpted line with metallic gold paint which each lines went straight to the back to the enclosed head part for Warrior Won Tiger’s head. It’s body also was fully painted, it nolonger have any unpainted part or even sticker like the old class DX version. Won Tiger also got some articulations but, very limited. Like Dragonzord, Legacy Won Tiger’s material contains diecast while the paintjob was metallic color because, the box fully stated “Metallic paint and diecast parts”, but, the metallic paint wasn’t that much compared to the Dragonzord.
Won Tiger’s head was also done accurately to the show counterpart but, some part was toned down to be more kid friendly user mainly for the sharp parts such as it’s teeth. However, it’s still a good piece and currently one of the best looking Won Tiger toy ever made unless if Bandai Tamashit Nations is greedy enough to make the Soul Of Chogokin one someday. Unlike the Dragonzord every details on Won Tiger was sculpted very sharp including the face scratches on it’s cheeks and surprisingly nothing’s missing on it, Won Tiger is looking perfect! Although, there are 2 unwanted circulars on the right side of it’s cheeks but, they were actually marked the location of the screw holes for it but, still… I’m glad they added this instead of letting them visible. The shape of Won Tiger’s face looks kinda more like a tiger cub instead of fearsome looking tiger but, whatever it still looks badass! Like Dragon Caesar, in the show there are 2 versions of Won Tiger’s appearance which the 1st one would be the suit actor version for Warrior Won Tiger mode and the tiger mode/combine scene version. The legacy version, Won Tiger’s appearance is simillar to it’s tiger mode/combine scene version but, the difference is barely noticeable. Won Tiger also got articulated mouth which can be open/close, they use a tight hinge joint for it and inside it’s mouth there’s a red like pearl which painted in metallic red, this red pearl doesn’t appear to be visible in beast mode but, only visible in it’s warrior mode it is a part that triggers what kind of element attack that KibaRanger is using, usually the red pearl shows some kanji depending on the chosen attacks. While in the original DX, the red pearl was a Won Tiger’s light and sound gimmick that can be turn on and off, it is similar to DX Dragon Caesar’s chestpiece.
Well… I have to admit the proportion is a bit off but, it’s a mecha so it doesn’t made to be faithful to the animal counterpart. Won Tiger’s back legs and paws are way too small compared to the front. Like it’s head, the body details on Won Tiger was also done meticulous and accurate despite the toy wasn’t made by Tamashii Nations. The tail can also move but, it’s not a tight joint since they’ll go down if we move them, other articulations are movable 2 legs and paws (front and back). Won Tiger also got many screws on it’s body but, most of them are barely visible due to some convenient placing which made it more figureish, I have to say, Legacy Won Tiger is full of surprise for me despite being a toy. Also, inside the back of Warrior mode’s lower legs, there are two connection points on each legs to attach with Legacy Megazord’s Sabertoothed Tiger Zord and Triceratops Zord while in actual it was supposed to be for Legacy Thunder Megazord’s Yellow Griffin Thunderzord and Unicorn Thunderzord. Unlike the original DX version, Won Tiger’s red pearl doesn’t have any translucent red material for it’s circular red lights and there’s no electronic attached to it.
Articulations! Though being limited and uses ratchet style joint but, they’re more than enough for me on it’s tiger mode, atleast I can recreate several actual tiger pose such as laying down, getting up or sniffing something, standing with straight front legs, walking, charge, sitting, running, 2 legged standing for a paw fight and jumping. In most of the reviews I saw, no one has ever done this so far. I did this because I love to make a pose on my toys and for this… I have to say it is damn good! I like how it was able to do this poses.
The details on Won Tiger’s front underneath feet is fully painted as well nolonger using stickers anymore but, the back part are hollow on the paws. However, I have to admit it wasn’t as good as Dragonzord one but, it’s just matter of design-wise I think.
KIDEN BUJIN WON TIGER MODE
To transform into Warrior Won Tiger Mode is an easy task to do, all you have to do is to back when you started before creating tiger mode to form arms, hands and legs but, you’ll have to move down Won Tiger’s head to form it’s chest and finally open the enclosed part to form Warrior mode’s head and you’re done! It’s simple! Well, judging from the looks, Warrior Won Tiger is a humanoid form resembling man armed with ancient looking armor, looks good as well although it’s a little different from the show counterpart but, again it’s minor so, I’m not going to point out which. However, if you want to know you can just check on the comparison photo below. It’s face resembles alot to a human face, you can see the sculpted eyes, nose and lips. This form was likely based from an ancient Japanese/Chinese warrior, it can be note from his forhead+the Kiba DaiOh helmet part on the back that resembles ancient looking helmet. Unfortunately, the articulations in this form are very limited, he only got limited movable lower legs (slight bend), arms (rotatable 360 degrees) with slight spread (which doesn’t even help for posing), wrists cut on lower part arms and hands which can be twist and 4 fingers which uses hinge joint (for grabbing Ogonken). Since most of the joints uses ratchet style, the joint make a sound whenever we move it. Yes, I know it’s lame but, you cannot expect more from a toy, right?
Won Tiger’s tail became his very own weapon called Ogonken or The Golden Sword which can be grabbed by his hands. The tail is the only separated part of this toy. The shape of the sword resembles greatly to Byakkoshinken except it was colored gold and there’s no tiger head on the handler. However, this weapon is not a special nor even a finisher weapon since it wasn’t shown very much. Warrior Won Tiger is always seen fighting barehanded or combine into Kiba DaiOh form.
SHINSEI GATTAI KIBA DAIOH MODE
Finally, the Kiba DaiOh gattai! Another simple task to do (if only for assembling the Won Tiger though), you just need to remove it’s black bar/Won Tiger’s back legs. This removal is for revealing the joint part for it’s lower legs which must be attach with Legacy Unicorn (right) and Griffin (left) Thunderzord or you can attach Legacy Triceratops Dinozord (left) and Sabertoothed Tigerzord (right). Then move down it’s shoulder pads which reveal another peg for attaching Legacy Lion Thunderzord’s paw, followed by pull back Won Tiger’s side torso to reveal it’s red part. The purpose of this is to reveal 2 slots on it’s side back for attaching Legacy Lion Thunderzord’s body into it. It will also give Won Tiger’s arms more space to move freely since it’s lower legs are attached into it’s thighs will obstacled it’s arm movements if the side torso was kept the way before. It’s right hand can be used to hold Legacy Firebird Thunderzord and lastly flip the Warrior Won Tiger’s helmet down and pull the white upper crown to reveal it’s red visor. Kiba DaiOh features bigger appearance due to it’s combination and it was piloted by the KibaRanger and 4 respective Dairangers from the combinations. Unfortunately, since I don’t have my own Legacy Thunderzord so, this is all I can do for this review. It’s helmet looks like a masked warrior and in this form the Warrior Won Tiger face is completely covered and the sculpting is definitely based on it’s suit actor. What?! How do you know? Well, see for yourself on the comparison section.
Comparing between the Legacy Dragonzord, Won Tiger is short due to it’s beast form but, it became slightly taller than Dragonzord if formed into Warrior Won Tiger. However, Won Tiger’s head is alot bigger than Dragonzord. These 2 are quite similar since they can be combine with other mecha from their respective series but, what makes Won Tiger special is it’s capability of transforming into Warrior mode. You can check my Legacy Dragonzord review here.
And comparing to the old DX Thunder Megazord, Legacy Won Tiger is a shortstack but, that is to be expected since they’re from different line. And of course they cannot be combine since they got different joint port. So, don’t ever thought of buying one of the Legacy just for combining your old DX version with Legacy version.
All I can say is… Legacy Won Tiger is a mixed between it’s action/combine version and suit actor version, it’s head was clearly based from it’s action version while it’s overall body was seemingly based from it’s suit actor of Warrior Won Tiger and Kiba DaiOh. You can see the similarities between it’s face shape on Warrior Won Tiger’s face and Kiba DaiOh’s mouthpiece lines. However, if to compare whether it’s accurate or not, I’d say “yes” but, the real Won Tiger got different color which the white part appeared to be like made from some kind of rock judging by the rocky textures on Kiba DaiOh’s helmet, while the detailing there is indeed something’s missing which on Kiba DaiOh’s helmet got some kind of dark detailings on the sculpted lines. It’s minor but, you can just repaint it if you aim for show accurate. is Other than that? Well, I’ll let you find by yourself, this review is already too long.
I’m impressed so far, despite being a toy Won Tiger already fulfilled my expectation! It’s better than I saw from other people’s review. Another fine made and full of fun to play including display, everything is worthed from the sculpt work, materials, price and other features. If you’re an avid fan of Dairanger/MMPR or maybe being a personal Tommy Oliver fan, I recommend this alot because, you won’t regret it. This is a good piece for your collections to display.
- Decent sculpt work and closely accurate to the series.
- The toy was articulated really good.
- Perfect for displaying the figure in the cabinet or detolf.
- It’s user friendly to handle, unless if you want to combine him with Legacy Thunder Megazord.
- One of the best and show accurate Won Tiger/White Tigerzord toy ever made.
- No more stickers, since the toy was fully painted and sculpted really crisp.
- Diecast part made Won Tiger’s pretty heavy, making the toy/figure feels expensive and worth to have.
- Reasonable price!!
- Limited articulations for Warrior mode.
- Minor missing details.
- Screw holes.
- A little paintjob problem on some part but, no big deal.
Legacy Won Tiger
Small Parts: 1/5
Accuracy sculpt: 3/5
It’s cute… It’s still a baby.
Here comes KibaRanger!
Tommy the White Ranger….
Well, sorry… I only got 1 Tigerzord….
Kamen Rider BLACK RX Intro!!
Oh, my gosh!!
Are you alright?
A punch in the face!
Yes, it’s Tommy again.
Ewwhh… Your smile gives me a creep….
Owh… another punch in the face!!
And a kick!!
Good thing you’re okay…
What do you mean by that, Tommy?
Uh oh… Tommy….
Now… Hundred of punch in the face….
However, due to the low popularity of KibaRanger the role was swapped as KibaRanger became the victim while Tommy becomes the owner of his own White Tigerzord….
Well, afterall the toy’s name was Legacy White Tigerzord lol….