A brand new Lightning Collection figure is coming exclusively to Walgreens!
Hasbro has announced a Dragon Shield Black Ranger Lightning Collection figure – releasing later this year. The figure features the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Black Ranger donning the Green Ranger’s iconic Dragon Shield – complete with the Power Axe and special effects.
At this time, there is no word if the figure will come with a swappable head of Zack Taylor (portrayed by actor Walter Jones), or perhaps even Adam Park (portrayed by actor Johnny Yong Bosch).
Check out the official product description below, for the figure which is expected to retail at $19.99.
It’s Morphin Time! Introducing a new era of POWER RANGERS collectibles with Hasbro’s all-new POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” Figures! The LIGHTNING COLLECTION features over two decades of iconic characters from this storied franchise, and Hasbro is excited to bring its own take to this premium line. The LIGHTNING COLLECTION’s highly-articulated, 6-inch figures will have best-in-class detailing and design, and will feature Photo Real technology for realistic actor likenesses. In the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS series, the Green Ranger loans the power of the Dragon Shield to the Black Ranger to help defeat one of Rita’s monsters. The MIGHTY MORPHIN DRAGON SHIELD BLACK RANGER Figure has over 20 points of articulation and includes two different heads that can be swapped—one of the Ranger in his helmet, and another without as Zack Taylor from the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS series. The figure also comes a dragon dagger, power axe, power blaster, and an extra pair of hands for more ways to play or display. Look for other collectible figures in this series. Each sold separately. Available exclusively at Walgreens.
The announcement follows the release of the very first Lightning Collection figures in stores, including:
•Mighty Morphin White Ranger
•S.P.D. Shadow Ranger
•Dino Charge Red Ranger
Goldar will be released as a Lightning Collection figure later in 2019, exclusive to GameStop (click here to recap).
Rumors based on Amazon listings suggest that the second wave of Lightning Collection figures will be comprised of the following, with release slated for late 2019:
•Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger
•Lost Galaxy Magna Defender
•Beast Morphers Red Ranger
•Beast Morphers Gold Ranger
The Power Rangers Lightning Collection is a line of action figures with an emphasis on quality. The line will span over time to include action figures based on different Power Rangers heroes and villains, each with a premium design.
Each action figure will include weapons, accessories, and swappable heads. Some figures, where necessary, could include multiple accessories or swappable heads.
Action figures in the Lightning Collection line will stand at 6 inches tall, and feature 27 points of articulation. Hasbro will also be including optional special effects with each figure.
The brand new toy line will be Hasbro’s equivalent to Marvel’s Legends line, or Star Wars’ Black Series line. Many fans will liken it to Bandai America’s previous Power Rangers Legacy line.
The strategy marks a different approach from Bandai’s, the former maker of Power Rangers toys from 1993-2018. While Bandai planned its Legacy Figure waves around the release of complete seasons, Hasbro appears unafraid to jump across all 25 years of the Power Rangers timeline. Some fans may be excited to see representation from every point in Power Rangers history (with villains included), while others may grow weary of the possibility that they may never see complete teams released.