Adapting the merchandise (and specifically, the mecha) from a Super Sentai series for its American counterpart has always been an unusual process. Sometimes the American counterparts are quite faithful to the original (SPD), sometimes key components are left out (DinoThunder) and sometimes the people in charge just say SCREW IT and design their own "new" Zords (Operation Overdrive). Jungle Fury apparently chose the "All Of The Above" plan of attack when it came time to Americanize the Zords. First, BOA released the initial 2 Megazords at the typical $39.99 pricepoint to appease long-term collectors. Then, to properly utilize the multi-Zord combining feature for this year, BOA downsized the first Megazord and released it again at a cheaper price-point ($19.99) with multi-packs of re-molded Zords specially designed to work with this smaller Megazord launched at about the same time. Its innovative, its economical and its one of the most remarkable strategies BOA has ever displayed. Toys 'R Us, always up for a good exclusive, has put together a box set featuring the primary Megazord and a good majority of the Auxiliary Zords at the same price point as the original Megazord. Its a really good deal, so I decided to pick it up. This is the primary combination of Tiger, Jaguar and Cheetah- affectionately titled the "Jungle Pride Megazord." The overall design is very faithful to the original but the plastic is somewhat lower quality and the electronics have been removed. I don't mind the loss of electronics at all, the original had a strange spinning gimmick that really affected the articulation in a bad way. First Auxiliary Zord this year is the Elephant (a stable in most Sentai/Ranger series' with animal-based Zords) which adds on to give the Jungle Pride a mace-like weapon. Its probably the least changed from its GekiRanger counterpart; aside from the size change its almost completely the same. The Bat Zord is the next add-on and is the first Zord to make the changes from Sentai counterparts obvious. The wings are molded solid and can't "flap" like the original. Also, the connector ports that allowed the Megazord arms to grab the Bat-wings have been removed here. But the design is still good. Shark Zord has definitely suffered the most in the American transfer. The arm-blades that attach to Jungle-Pride are mounted on small, somewhat flimsy pegs. They're difficult to attach and can't pose nearly as well as I would like. I missed most of the Gekiranger series so I don't even remember how the Black Lion joined the group, but it was apparently significant enough to merit inclusion in the toyline. Jungle Fury has (amazingly) IMPROVED the Lion's combination; it can actually hold the tail-armor as a sword-like weapon while the Geki original could only balance it precariously on one shoulder. Chameleon Zord forms a small missile launcher. Its not interesting enough to earn a picture all by itself, so I'm coupling it with the Wolf Zord-which forms a leg. In the original, that's where the Wolf's versatility ended. But Jungle Fury, in addition to re-sizing the molds, have added new connection points to Wolf, Jaguar and Cheetah-allowing them to serve as legs OR arms! Supposedly, there is a fouth as-yet-unreleased Zord, tentatively titled the "Claw Cannon Zord" that completes that unusual combination. Ugly thing, but I might pick it up if & when it finally hits shelves. (Just going a little nuts with all the add-ons. ) I'd have to say I was amazingly impressed with this boxset. Despite the plastic quality issues, the Zords are for the most part FUN-which is all that really matters. Jungle Fury has succeeded where Operation Overdrive failed; modifying the Japanese designs for the US market yet still remaining faithful to the spirit of the series. I look forward to seeing what else could come from this line.