Now your probably wondering, why is Toei going for two Sentai teams instead of one. Well, I have a theory. Toei could be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Sentai team-ups. The first Sentai team-up was in 1978, with Goranger vs. JAKQ, so they could be probably celebrating that. So, some fans love these suits, some hate them. but I like them. So, let's get to know our teammates. In Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger, there's LupinRed, LupinBlue, and LupinYellow. In Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger, there's PatorenIchigo, PatorenNigo, and PatorenSango.
Over here, you can see their henshin devices, which are the VS Changers, which both teams will use. The gimmicks of this season are the Dial Fighters, the Lupinrangers' gimmicks, and the Trigger Machines, the Patorangers' gimmicks. The gimmicks are both their sources of power and their mechs. The Dial Fighters are inserted onto the top of the VS Changer while the Trigger Machine is inserted at the bottom. To have their mechs combine, they rely on a sentient mech known as the Good Striker, which I'm assuming there are two of them, but in the toyline, you can change it from Dial Fighter to Trigger Machine form. When combined with the VS Changer, it can form a bazooka for the teams final attack. The Lupinrangers' final attack would be an attack that would clone themselves, while the Patorangers' final attack would fuse all three of them together into PatorenUgo.
This is how to form the robos for the season. The Lupinrangers' Dial Fighters would combine with their Good Striker to form LupinKaizer. The Patorangers' Trigger Machines would combine with their Good Striker to form PatoKaizer.
Both teams will later get an auxillary mech for each. The Lupinrangers' will later get the Cyclone Dial Fighter and the Patorangers' will get the Trigger Machine Biker. They also have their own sidearms. The Lupinrangers' have the LupinSword, which has two modes, a grabber mode and sword mode. The Patorangers' have the MegaBou, which as well has two modes, a megaphone mode and sword mode.
There you have it. Next time is another Gravure Idol of the Week. Until next time, Happy Holidays and Later.