Seaick Brothers Set vs. Sea Brothers Zord Vehicle
Instead of having auxiliary robots that combine with the main one, Goseiger took a different approach with their Headder gimmick. Each set of Headders contained three Headders that belonged to that specific Gosei Tribe. These would then attach to Gosei Great’s ports and create a new formation. Since Bandai America did not want to release Zords all by their lonesome, Bandai America attached them to a hovercraft like vehicle and distributed them in the Zord Vehicle assortment (the way auxiliary Zords were distributed in Samurai).
The first to be released in Goseiger was the Seaick Brothers Set, which consisted of the Manta Headder, the Sawshark Headder, and the Hammer Shark Headder. Each one had their own action gimmick. Manta had spring loaded fins, Sawshark had a turnable crank that caused the saws to spin, while Hammer Shark Headder had spring loaded hammer portions that could extend. They were brought into Megaforce as the Sea Brothers, made up of the Manta Zord, Sawshark Zord, and Hammerhead Zord. Together they could combine with Gosei Great to form Seaick Gosei Great, called Sea Megazord in Power Rangers Megaforce. Another formation appropriately called Another Seaick Gosei Great was used once in the show. It is unknown if it will be used in Megaforce or not.
Below are the key differences between the Japanese release, the Seaick Brothers Set and the American release, the Sea Brothers Zord Vehicle. This comparison list uses the Japanese release as a basis and lists the differences the American release has over the Japanese release.
Differences between the Seaick Brothers Set and the Sea Brothers Zord Vehicle
• Zords are much smaller than Headders
• Assorted paint applications are missing
• Manta Zord fins are moveable, but has no spring loaded button
• Sawshark Zord saws move, but has no crank
• Hammerhead Zord hammer nose can’t contract or extend
• Zord Vehicle included for Zords to attach to when not in use
If you know any differences that aren’t listed, let me know!
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