The first wave of Hasbro’s Power Rangers Lightning Collection is set!
The wave will feature characters from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers S.P.D., Power Rangers Dino Charge, and more.
Coming this spring will be:
•Mighty Morphin White Ranger
•S.P.D. Shadow Ranger
•Dino Charge Red Ranger
Each figure comes included with their signature weapon and special effects. The toys will retail at $19.99 with a release date currently set for May 2019.
Rumors based on Amazon listings suggest that the following characters will also join the first wave:
•Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger
•Lost Galaxy Magna Defender
•Beast Morphers Red Ranger
•Beast Morphers Gold Ranger
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers White Ranger was already confirmed to be a part of Hasbro’s Lightning Collection at Power Morphicon 2018.
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.
Photos of the figures first surfaced online via TokuNation.com.