Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers S.P.D. are coming to Hasbro’s Lightning Collection!
The following characters will round out Wave 4 of the popular action figure series:
•Yellow Ranger (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
•Blue Ranger (Power Rangers Zeo)
•Red Ranger (Power Rangers S.P.D.)
•Blaze (Power Rangers Beast Morphers)
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Yellow Ranger will be based off of Trini, not Aisha.
Wave 4 of the Lightning Collection is currently slated for release in fall 2020, with the price per action figure increasing from $20 to $22 per toy as a result of new trade tariffs enforced on the company.
Fans can check out the first look at three of the four figures included in Wave 4 below!
Not pictured are human heads for Rocky DeSantos, Jack Landors, and Blaze which will be included with each of the three figures seen above respectively.
Wave 4 of the toy line will still lean heavily on Hasbro’s skew towards male characters, bringing the Lightning Collection’s total to 23 male characters and 2 female characters.
The Wave 4 lineup will also continue the trend of at least one Mighty Morphin Power Rangers character per wave, one Red Ranger per wave, and one Power Rangers Beast Morphers character in three of the last four waves.
The third wave of Hasbro’s Lightning Collection, set to release in early 2020, was revealed earlier this week (click here to recap), confirmed to include:
•Red Ranger (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
•Gold Ranger (Power Rangers Dino Charge)
•Blue Ranger (Power Rangers Beast Morphers)
•Lord Drakkon (BOOM! Studios’ Comics)
Three of the characters in Wave 3 will be a part of the dino-themed teamup coming to Power Rangers Beast Morphers in 2020, with all but Lord Drakkon expected to appear on the show. The upcoming teamup is the likely reason for the third wave of Hasbro’s toy line leaning very heavily into Power Rangers’ dino-themed seasons (click here for more on the upcoming teamup episode).
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger figure will feature a human head for Jason Scott.
The Wave 3 figures are slated to hit stores in late 2019, or early 2020.
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.