Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Use Action Figure Butts to Steal Powers of Previous Sentai Teams

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger will take over for Tensou Sentai Goseiger on February 13. The Gokaigers are pirate rangers who can use the powers of all previous rangers, kind of like the Kamen Rider Decade of the Sentai series. With a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie on the way, I can’t help but think that this year’s theme was chosen on purpose.

I have always wondered what Captain Harlock would be like if he was a Power Ranger. Not really. I guess pirates are cool. I hate the theme less than I hate the Goseigers which isn’t actually saying all that much.

I was wondering how they would access the old ranger powers. Decade used his deck of cards. If you fast forward this clip to the 1:53 mark, you’ll see the Gokaiger team pull out a number of Red Ranger action figures with keys sticking out of their butts. Ah, butts, the best way to henshin to the past. Honestly, though, this gimmick intrigues me. Not the butt gimmick, but the stealing powers from the past gimmick. I loved that Kamen Rider Decade was so fan servicey for the past Rider shows and I’m hoping that Gokaiger will be the same for Sentai. I haven’t watched nearly as much Sentai as I probably should so it’ll be neat to see some of these old suits in action.

I wonder of Aka Red will show up. His collar is the freaking best!