Plans for Hasbro’s very first Power Rangers toys have surfaced!
New Amazon listings have revealed the toy giants’ plans to include Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers S.P.D., Power Rangers Dino Charge, and more among the company’s first offerings.
Hasbro is slated to release action figures for the following characters, which are presumed, but unconfirmed, to be a part of the company’s new Lightning Collection.
•Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger
•Mighty Morphin White Ranger
•Lost Galaxy Magna Defender
•S.P.D. Shadow Ranger
•Dino Charge Red Ranger
•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 Lightning Collection will be a premium action figure line that includes weapons, accessories, swappable heads, 27 points of articulation, and special effects (full recap here).
It is presumed that the other 7 characters on the list above will join the White Ranger as the first wave of Lightning Collection figures – due in stores in Spring 2019.
Each Lightning Collection action figure will retail at $19.99.
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.
Hasbro’s Power Rangers Lightning Collection will be akin to their Marvel Legends line, or Star Wars’ Black Series line.
Also revealed on Amazon were new Playskool Heroes Power Rangers action figures, a toy line aimed at younger kids. Those slated for release include:
•Feature T-Rex Zords
•Mighty Morphin Red Ranger
•2 Pack Figures
•Feature Wolf Zords
•2 Pack Tri-Cycle
•2 Pack Red/Yellow Rangers
•2 Pack Green/Black Rangers
•Mighty Morphin Black Ranger
It is currently unknown which Power Rangers seasons, or characters, are included in the above titles.
Playskool Heroes often come in packs of multiple figures, with prices ranging from $12 to $20. Blind bags will also be available at a much cheaper price of $4.
Hasbro’s Playskool Heroes action figures come at a much smaller size, akin to Fisher Price’s Imaginext line. Each toy stands at about 2.5 inches tall, with limited articulation.
All the new Power Rangers toy listings mentioned above were found on Amazon by Twitter user @PowerRangerTalk. Photos remain unavailable at this time.
Hasbro’s first Power Rangers toys will hit store shelves in Spring 2019.