Vintage Japanese Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger & Dragon Ranger Morphers
Not exactly Soft Vinyl/Sofubi but since it's Super Sentai and Japanese I thought it would still fit best here
I won both of these from a yahoojapan auction, I had previously seen how expensive or somewhat rare it is to acquire the Japanese Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger Dragon/Green Ranger morpher.
Since at least back in the U.S & early 90's, the MMPR line didn't release a Green Ranger or White Ranger Gold Morpher (since then the Legacy line has released it).
So I was pretty happy I won the auction, the only drawback was that the Dragon Ranger Morpher had no stickers (black ones) and it was missing the actual Burai Dragon coin. Also the regular Zyuranger Morpher had the black stickers peeling somewhat.
I had to clean the Dragon Ranger Morpher since it had a lot of residue from the black stickers.
I ended up using olive oil on a cotton swab and that did the trick (as good as new!).
I am aware that back home in the U.S. they sell a ton of stuff that could easily remove sticker residue but alas in Germany I can't get ahold of such things.
I did my research and of course a ton of collectors have been investing in repro stickers for their Morphers (if stickers peel off or if they have Morphers without them); I was a little bit torn by this but I decided to buy them from https://www.reprolabels.com/
They sell repro Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger Morpher stickers, they are not quite 100% similar though.
Especially when you look at a vintage Japanese Morpher from the back (the front part is pretty much spot on) and compare it to the repro stickers.
Both Morphers and repro stickers came in the mail on the same day so I thought that was funny!
The stickers themselves are decals (vinyl stickers) and I noticed you can easily remove them.
So based on that I went ahead and put the black decal stickers on the front of the Dragon Ranger Morpher.
The back I left alone since it was not peeling too bad, despite the previous owner putting one of the stickers wrong on the back of the Dragon/Green Ranger Morpher (the color stripe).
Found on: yahoojapan
Price: 10,800 yen
Here are some before and after repro sticker pics of the Dragon Ranger Morpher
Edited by kayfabe1985, 21 August 2018 - 04:06 PM.