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MMPR White Tiger Megazord by puzzledperplexity MMPR White Tiger Megazord by puzzledperplexity
This is a custom, one of a kind White Tiger Megazord from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

This figure was made using the original White Tigerzord toy, a 10 inch Gundam, and hands from a Transformers Optimus Prime.

In warrior mode, the Megazord stands at 10 inches tall and has 22 points of articulation (in comparison to the original's 2).

*Warrior head is on a ball joint
*2 points in shoulder, 1 swivel in bicep, 1 at the elbow, and 1 swivel in the forearm.
*Hands are on a ball joint and have individually moving digits
*Waist
*4 points in each leg

The figure was given a new paint-job with both spray and acrylic paints.

Yes, it can transform into Tiger mode. I chose to remove it's ability to combine with the Thunderzord Assault team because I would never display as such, it would remove all articulation I put into it, and avoiding paint rub would be near impossible.

Reproduction stickers were purchased from Reprolabels.com

Any comments and criticisms are welcome.
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Seeing an old Power Rangers toy used in such a creative manner that actually helps pay tribute to the show is so touching. The fact that you were able to do this proves that not only are you honoring the show but you are also honoring yourself with such ingenuity. The care that you took in making sure that each piece fit perfectly together and each piece doesn't show any signs of scuffing, damage or wear and tear from the years you owned the toy help convince me that you truly loved your toys and that is always a pleasure to hear. All around well done on this and thank you for your tribute to a classic TV series. I hope to see more of your work in the future.
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hk-1440 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I wish there was a Chogokin version of this.
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AUTODECEPTITRON Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Go White Ranger, go White Ranger
Go White Ranger, go White Ranger right now!
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Lanc3rZ3r0 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
part of me says 'this is bad-ass!' and part of me cries at 'destroying' a collectors item worth a couple hundred bucks. either way, this custom is awesome!
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puzzledperplexity Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't cry. As mentioned before, the Tigerzord I used came from a flea market. It was used, abused, and yellowed horribly. It would never held a place in someone's collection like that.

Thanks for the compliment!
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Lanc3rZ3r0 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol okay, breathing new life into a well-loved toy is well worth it ^_^ again, props on an amazing custom!
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Darkton93 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I really wish that Bandai actually put out toys like this. Transformers has this down pat, why can't Bandai?
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jcraft123 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
would you ever consider selling tht custom megazord? if not it understandable n is very very cool
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:iconpuzzledperplexity:
puzzledperplexity Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I may make another some day but, for now, this one is staying in my collection.
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ninjakingofhearts Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Actually in Japan it's called wong tiger
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firebird1053 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist
i think Its not cool , its missing the original hands .
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:iconpuzzledperplexity:
puzzledperplexity Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why is removing the brick hands a problem when I gave it ones that can turn at the wrist and each finger can move?

Most people would say that that's better...
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Haru322 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
That is so pimpsauce! I love it!
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omegamanx2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
now thats how it should how been
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JDodsworth93 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
This is so awesome!!!! Great job!
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ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Well, perhaps you should have given more consideration to the design then.

By the way, are those Gundam joints tight? I'm going to have to replace the ones on my Megazord with the hip joints from a G.I. Joe figure when I get a spare one to butcher because I cannot get the Gundam ones to stay tight.
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puzzledperplexity Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not enabling the Tigerzord to combine with the thunderzord assault team was a heavily weighed decision that did not come about without much thought. My goal here was to make a super articulated Megazord mode and I definitely believe I did that.

The problem with the original figure is that it sacrificed articulation in favor of a combining gimmick. For this endeavor, I wanted to improve where the original failed. Allowing the griffin and unicorn zords to attach would cut all movement that had been added in the legs. Additionally, purchasing the assault team and their respective reproduction stickers would have been at least another $100 added to the project.

Of course, you could just attach any assault team to it but I would have wanted to paint them and put new stickers on them so the Mega Tigerzord could have a cohesive paint scheme.

I do have plans to make another tigerzord that will be able to combine with the assault team.
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ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
There should be a way to have both articulation and combination, is what I was suggesting.

You didn't answer my question about the joints, by the way.
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puzzledperplexity Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All of the extra joints (arms, waist, legs) came from a 10 inch gundam. I've had no problems with them.
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ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Huh. The ones in my Megazord's hips won't stay tight no matter what I do. I'm probably going to have to chop up a G.I. Joe.
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crosserdog1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
does it transform?
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puzzledperplexity Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely! Tiger mode is a little bit longer because of the added torso but it still looks pretty good.
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crosserdog1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
ah
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Zeltrax987 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, that is a Mighty Bad-Ass custom, dude.

Nice work.
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HavokSCO Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
You sir brought back fond memories of my childhood. The tigerzord was by far the coolest zord EVER!
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Lorddragonmaster Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
One the one hand it looks amazing.

On the other, you butchered a Tigerzord to make this.

So confused. *looks over at my tigerzord in display case* I like you just the way you are.
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puzzledperplexity Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If it makes you feel any better, I rescued this Tigerzord from a flea market. It was horribly yellowed, the majority of the stickers were ruined, and all the removable parts were missing. I like to think that I gave the figure a second chance at life and an opportunity to be part of someone's collection.
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Lorddragonmaster Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
yes, that does actually make me feel better and makes the stellar work you've done, just that much more awesome!
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BCM00 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Pretty slick build, and nostalgic to boot.
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