From the classic Mighty Morphin to the latest Dino Fury, Power Rangers has been a worldwide phenomenon for over three decades. The show has been bringing fun toys to fans for years, and today, the legacy continues with the Power Rangers Lightning Collection figures.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers debuted on television in 1993 and quickly became a hit. Creator Saban, toy manufacturer Bandai America, and Fox Kids saw over $1 billion in toy sales in the first year alone. Fans loved the show, and the franchise quickly grew, creating a huge fan base that is still going strong today.
The original series featured five teenagers recruited to save the world from the evil Rita Repulsa. Bandai's first toys were very simple PVC collectible standing figures, but fans needed toys that could move, just like in the TV show. So Bandai launched the fully articulated 8-inch figure line, which became the biggest toy of Christmas '94.
Over the years, the franchise ownership has jumped around, with Disney acquiring the rights in 2001, followed by Saban in 2010, and Hasbro taking over in 2018, ending Bandai's 25-year involvement.
In 2019, Hasbro launched its first toy line created for the fans, the Lightning Collection, which they claim are the most show-authentic Power Rangers figures ever made. The collection features real-world proportions, over 20 points of articulation, and each character's personal weapons, interchangeable hands, special effect parts, and civilian head with photo-realistic likeness of the actors.
The Lightning Collection highlights different Ranger teams from over the years, including the original Mighty Morphin, Zeo, In Space, and Dino Charge, plus signature villains like Eye Guy.
One of the most popular figures in the collection is the Fighting Spirit Green Ranger & Mighty Morphin Putty 2 pack. The set includes a 6-inch Green Ranger figure with an alternate head of Tommy Oliver, the Sword of Darkness he wielded while still under the spell of Rita Repulsa, and the legendary Dragon Dagger Flute. The set also comes with an alternate set of hands and an effect piece.
Also included in the 2 pack is the Putty Patrol, Rita Repulsa’s dastardly foot soldier, with an alternate set of hands and an effect piece. The set is fully articulated and features morphinominal detailing.
The Lightning Collection packaging has a unique and clean look, featuring artwork of the character on the front and sides of the box. On the side is a tribute to the era of Ranger, with the logo, and around the back side is a fully posed action shot of the figure with their accessories.
The Lightning Collection is a must-have for any Power Rangers fan. It's available now at ToyShnip.com, where you can find the rest of the series, including the latest addition, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover inspired by the Boom! Comics miniseries.
In conclusion, the Power Rangers Lightning Collection is a great addition to any toy collection. With highly detailed figures and accessories, it's the perfect way to celebrate the legacy of one of the most iconic superhero franchises of all time. So, go, go Power Rangers and collect them all!