Hasbro’s very first Power Rangers exclusives for San Diego Comic Con have been revealed!
At the pop culture convention coming to San Diego from July 17-July 21, fans will have to opportunity to pick up a Jason Scott themed Lightning Collection action figure pack!
The two-figure pack will include Lightning Collection figures for both of Jason’s iconic Ranger suits: the Red Ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (in Armored Dragon Shield mode), and the Gold Ranger from Power Rangers Zeo.
Each figure will come with a swappable head of Jason Scott, portrayed by Austin St. John. Accessories with the pack include the Blade Blaster, Power Blaster, Gold Zeo Power Staff, and other special effects.
The exclusive comes on the heels of Austin St. John’s return to the franchise for Power Rangers Beast Morphers in the show’s second season, due to air in 2020. (Click here to recap)
Fans can pick up the set exclusively at San Diego Comic Con at a price of $50.
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.