Displaying some articulation. Being sort of a chibi model, Alpha has no elbow or knee joints, but his hips and shoulders are just as pose-able as the Ranger models.
I also gave him the ability to turn at the waist. It's a bit high, yes, but he's a robot. His anatomy doesn't have to make sense.
I used a 'tap' piece for the shoulders, rather than a t-joint. It has the same range of motion, but I think here the tap looks a little more 'roboty.' It also seems to hold his shoulder pads (minifig life jackets) on better than the t-joint did.
Thanks for the visit! Finals have begun, so this will probably be the last MOC I post for a couple of weeks, but more Rangers are coming, I promise.
I've never seen the original: I just like the way that you've used shapes and colours on the MOC. I like the use of the lifejackets on the shoulders and the gap for eyes between the two radar dishes on the head works really well.