ViRGE wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:41 am
Speaking of which, Bread makes a great point that Lupin
X got the Siren Striker. It wasn't even Noel in his PatRen mode. And when it's used as part of a mecha combination it's a LupinKaizer form even though 2 of the 3 armaments are trigger machines. At a minimum I hope he shares the shoulder cannons of awesome power with the rest of the team, though right now I could totally see the writers keeping it with him.
On the potential plus side, since the other vehicle is a Striker, I have to assume this is another torso piece. Meaning that the Lupins are going to finally get their own robo and the two teams won't have to keep sharing Good Striker. Though part of me feels like this is rater late to be introducing a new robo.
All told, the toy line for the second half of the series seems kind of messy. A very late secondary robo, the Lupins are using upgrades clearly marked for the Pats, etc. The fact that there are so many aux mecha and a poorly defined core robo isn't helping matters.
BreadToku wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:47 pm
With all that said though, there is a bigger underlying issue for me and that is the toy distribution... We had two vehicles debut today, a Dial Fighter and a Trigger Machine. The Trigger Machine gets used to make Lupin Kaiser, and it used to give a new form to Lupin
X. The Dial Fighter stays with the thieves too and judging by the preview, is naturally going to be used by them too and with similar abilities.
I had no problem with Splash going to the thieves because at the time, it went against expectations and the in-episode justification made for a really strong character moment. But this... It's by far the absolute most blatantly that the Patrangers are being ripped off in favour of the Lupins and I'm someone who has never really been bothered by that until now.
I still love the show and everyone in it. But even if the writers may try their best to treat everyone equally, it's now really hard to ignore how the toy-line people have given up on the police. I bet if there was a Magnum equivalent made for the Pats, that would have gone to the Lupins too.
I've been having this issue ever since episode 30. First and foremost, even in the released toy catalog before, Splash WAS supposed to be used by Pats because it even shows Ichigou using its Keisatsu Boost, formed PatKaiser Splash and the VS Vehicle turn downwards like all Trigger Machines. However, the spoiler for that debut SUDDENLY changed to Lupin Red.
Pretty much back in Episode 30, core Pats, Jim and Hilltop are all made as PURE IDIOTS who don't even know how to fake a staff's annual leave, especially for Kei-chan. No matter how much dedicated and determined you are in work, sometimes you miss your home and want to be there after being away more than just few weeks. What's so difficult about that? You should can just lie that there's an anniversary of your relative passed away or you missed your family or like that? It's common sense what? I knew they said something like that but obviously their stuttering shows that they are doing this on the spot rather than planning and practice. Do note, they are elite, professionally trained people with high education and critical thinking no less, not just mere primary and secondary students. Obviously their thinking of such matter theoretically should be better than mere civilians like the Lupins, at least in something trivial like this compare to anything related to Ganglar and Lupin Collection. One more thing, hypothetically if the Lupins were going to steal the Core Pats Lupin Collection in the end, they could have like send a calling card for a duel or something, play fair and square.
Then the one other thing anyone ever hate was someone else who does nothing, stole a reward over someone's hard work, where the latter, in the end get nothing and had to sacrifice all their free time and expense in the process TO GET NOTHING, at least in material, not at ALL! In this case, if I were to say in biased manner, Kei-chan ALREADY gain Splash through a proper manner, way more awesome than what Lupins did. Magic is simply granted to core Lupins pretty much for free by Noel. He could had give it to Pats but no, he had to make Lupins being superior in every way. If it is not because of Noel sending Kairi to spy on Kei-chan, I think the core Pats would have something they can be proud of too compare to the time they get Crane and Drill. To simplify, the writers just had to make Lupins take things for granted, at least that's what I thought. I mean, Lupins never lose in a mecha fight that blown them away, almost every time they get away with everything, and to be clear, NO FLAWS AT ALL! The flaw is in battle, they don't have any flaws, at least I thought so. Honestly, they should just stick to whatever original idea of treating both teams equally in terms of equipment, maybe with the exception that Lupins had one extra, which is only Magnum. That one I won't be complaining because people like them more, so they deserve, to have one extra. That's just enough. While most kids may think that Lupins are cool to have so many power ups and all, I personally opt Pats are better than the Thieves because of their capability to use their current alternatives to the max.
When I first thought upon seeing Splash Magic, regardless if its LupinKaiser or PatKaiser, I WAS expecting a core Pat to join in the cockpit, it does not have to be Kei-chan, it can be Tsukasa or Sakuya with any of the two core Lupins. The same goes for this episode as well. I don't have any problem if the default formation and name was LupinKaiser but they should at least put a core Patranger in there and all of them are already merged as one team. Now that we'll be having Lupins second encounter for battle against Zamigo, or at least in the upcoming months afterwards before February 2019, they will have all out confrontation against him and then against Dogranio and his right men, I'm expecting the core Pats to play a role, significant as possible in defeating Zamigo and the rest of the Ganglars with Lupins. Otherwise, their existence in this series are not even worth having in the first place.
P.S I apologised in advance if you think I'm being rude or anything. Watching the second half of this series wasn't as good as the first half, in more ways than one. I just wish if by chance they were to make a new sentai series with two Sentai, in their full names, as part of the main title like this series, I just wish they give equal treatment to those teams in every possible aspect.