My Thoughts on Saban Skipping Gobusters for Kyoryuger
I just read from Henshin Grid that Saban Brands is skipping Gobusters for Kyoryuger. By looking at it, why has Toei even approved of their partner Saban Brands from doing so? Here's my fan opinion and this is probably one PR season I'm totally skipping (again):
Gobusters being skipped was probably due to its low ratings in Japan and two, maybe it's just too "old school" at the same time. While I thought it could have become a sequel to RPM but let's think this over. RPM is based on Go-onger which had a lot of toys. Gobusters has very few items that could be made toys. I could also look at how Gobusters as a series, probably even Toei wasn't glad about it. So possibly they may have made changes with the Toei/Saban agreement to skip it entirely. There won't be much toys for Toei to sell if Saban adapts this season so I guess it's a mutual agreement. Maybe even Toei made Saban skip Gobusters, who knows? It looks like this- Kougami Foundation is Saban Brands and Toei is the real power that holds its existence.
Why Saban is having a contract with Nickelodeon until 2016 is something. Really it slowed down PR Samurai to TWO YEARS and TWO SEASONS and the same thing is happening with PR Megaforce leaving Saban behind schedule. Plus I don't know why Toei even approved of Saban's contract with Nickelodeon either. Saban should look for another TV station and Toei should consider that too. Nickelodeon had great shows in the past but it's not fit for handling Power Rangers. Power Rangers is NOT a sitcom like Victorious! To be honest, Nickelodeon should just focus on making teen sitcoms and cartoons for kids, but they should imo not do Power Rangers anymore looking that I have to WAIT TOO LONG for Super Megaforce. So yeah, if Nickelodeon Japan wants to air Super Sentai for a marathon, fine but keep Nickelodeon away from Power Rangers because of its scheduling.
I'd probably also put the "blame" to MMPR nostalgia again. Kyoryuger is popular to kids, lots of toys from it so maybe, again Toei and Saban may have both gotten greedy (again). So what's the point? I guess Saban loved the dinosaur theme so much, back to MMPR nostalgia but please NO MORE overusing Jason David Frank! Also I hope Nickelodeon doesn't split this one to keep Saban in schedule. I thought also with Kyoryuger having more in-suit footage than not, I guess Saban's probably playing it cheap this time (which I think is bad, really bad). Then again, Saban is really the Cake Boss of America! Kyoryuger has a lot of toys to sell so more money for Toei.