Another Psycho Ranger is joining Hasbro’s Lightning Collection line!
On the heels of the Psycho Red Ranger’s reveal as part of a two pack with the Power Rangers Lost Galaxy Red Ranger (click here to recap) – in comes a standalone release for the Psycho Blue Ranger!
The Psycho Blue Ranger will release exclusively at a retailer yet to be named for $19.99, with release expected in the fall of 2019.
The figure will come with its typical assortment of weapons, hands, and special effects.
The evildoer joins a flurry of recent Lightning Collection announcements, including the entirety of Wave 2 at San Diego Comic Con 2019:
• Pink Ranger, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
• Magna Defender, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy
• Red Ranger, Power Rangers Beast Morphers
• Gold Ranger, Power Rangers Beast Morphers
Wave 2 will hit all mass retailers in fall 2019.
At this time, the remaining Psycho Rangers (Black, Yellow, Pink, Green, and Silver) have not yet been announced.
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.