Friday, July 20, 2018

Power Rangers vs Street Fighter Showdown Official Trailer


Power Rangers x Street Fighter Short Film coming this fall!

Power Rangers vs. Street Fighter Showdown features Jason David Frank (Tommy, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Ciara Hanna (Gia, Power Rangers Super Megaforce).

This is totally something we didn't know we wanted.

What are your thoughts?

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Ryu is Coming to Power Rangers: Legacy Wars!


Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Ryu from the iconic fighting game 'Street Fighter' is morphing into "RyuRanger" in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.

He's not morphing into RyuRanger from Dairanger rather a whole new design made just for him.

Will this open the door to other crossovers? Is that something you'd like to see?

Let us know!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Power Morphicon 6 Press Release


Date: July 11th, 2018



POWER MORPHICON CONVENTION 2018
Friday August 17th – Sunday August 19th, 2018
With special Day 0 Thursday Even Added!
Located at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California
*THE BIGGEST POWER RANGERS FAN CONVENTION IN THE WORLD*
*Vendors and Artists*Celebrity Guests*Cosplay Contest*
*Meet and Greets*Photo Ops*Convention-Exclusive Merchandise*
AND MORE!

*Online Registration extended through July 23rd, 2018*
*Red, Blue, and Yellow Membership Tiers still available*
*Kids Pink Ranger under 12 tickets are free with paid Adult purchase*

*POWER MORPHICON 2018 has over 101 celebrities from multiple series of the
Power Rangers franchise booked and ready to meet their fans*
Celebrity Lineup includes original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers appearances such as:
Jason David Frank – Tommy the Green Ranger - Saturday Only
Austin St. John – Jason the Red Ranger - Special Thursday Appearance
Walter Jones – Zack the Black Ranger
                                           Steve Cardenas – Rocky the Red Ranger
Karan Ashley – Aisha the Yellow Ranger
David Fielding – Zordon
Jason Narvy – Skull
*Complete guest lineup is available on the official Power Morphicon Convention website*

The Power Morphicon Convention is celebrating its SIXTH show, the expo’s first at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The show is run by veteran convention artist and vendor Scott Zillner who annually puts on nearly a dozen shows in the Los Angeles and Sacramento areas including Japan World Heroes, a convention celebrating Japanese and Sentai related popular culture. Power Morphicon Convention has been held every other year since 2007, and Scott Zillner has been in control of the show since its second run in 2010. Since then, Power Morphicon Convention has been held consistently on even-numbered years.

Power Morphicon Convention hosts the largest number of actors and crew from the Power Rangers franchise, including artists and actors from the original Japanese Super Sentai series, upon which the Power Rangers television show is based. In addition to meeting their favorite actors from Power Rangers, fans and convention attendees will be able to purchase some convention exclusive merchandise. These special convention-only items are available for pre-order with your paid convention membership (attending or non-attending), or at the expo during the show. Items include the exclusive Lord Drakkon figurine (throne sold separately) and the black and gold Megazord Funko Pop! figurine. A convention-exclusive Power Morphicon Convention T-shirt is available for purchase, as well as metal Morphin’ Coins and specialized merchandise for Membership Tier.

Convention Hours:
Day 0 – Thursday August 16th – Special Signing Event with Austin St. John (Hours to be announced)
Day 1 – Friday August 17th – Badge pickup begins 12pm – Floor hours 4pm-10pm
(Open to pre-registered full-show pass holders only)
Day 2 – Saturday August 18th – Floor hours 10am-6pm
(Doors open at 9am for Gold and Platinum Memberships)
Day 3 – Sunday August 19th – Floor hours 10am-5pm
(Doors open at 9am for Gold and Platinum Memberships)

You can follow Power Morphicon Convention on Social Media:

All inquiries and concerns can be addressed to the following:
Press and Media Passes: pressmorphicon@gmail.com
To become a Guest: guestsmorphicon@gmail.com




Monday, July 9, 2018

Upcoming Power Rangers releases from Funko!


Back in April we posted about Power Ranger Funko Pops that are coming down the pipeline, but Funko just released pictures of their upcoming releases on their blog.


First are the originally rumored helmetless versions of the Original Mighty Morphin Team.






Next up are the villains including Lord Zedd, Goldar, Rita Repulsa along with Pumpkin Rapper and Pudgy Pig who are both GameStop Exclusives. Note that Lord Zedd and Rita will also be available in a 2-pack that will be exclusive to Books-A-Million.









Next up is the Target Exclusive Ultrazord




The Hot Topic Exclusive White Tigerzord



The Power Morphicon 2018 Exclusive Black and Gold Dino Megazord



The Entertainment Earth Exclusive Glow in the Dark Megazord




Lastly Funko is also continuing their Awesome HeroWorld line with Lord Zedd and Goldar.



These awesome collectibles will be hitting shelves around August 2018.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Official Power Morphicon 6 Artwork Revealed

If you're going to Power Morphicon this August, be prepared to see the following image being printed on everything from badges to banners to t-shirts being sold at the event.




We personally love the image. It gives us the "Then, Now, Tomorrow" look we've come to expect. It proudly show cases Mighty Morphin' Red, Lord Drakkon (which surprised us) and Beast Morphers Red.

We can't wait for PMC!

Power Morphicon Exclusive Lord Drakkon Throne Revealed

If you already have the Power Morphicon Exclusive Lord Drakkon Figure Pre-Ordered, PMC has got you covered with a pretty sweet way to display your new favorite Power Rangers villain.

A hand painted Throne that will be available in limited quantities and will be available only to those attending Power Morphicon in August



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hasbro/Power Rangers Deal officially closes

Via: Business Wire

Hasbro is NOW the official owner of the Power Rangers franchise.

Their Press Release:
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) today announced it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Saban Properties’ Power Rangers and other Entertainment Assets. The transaction was funded through a combination of cash and stock valued at $522 million.
“Power Rangers will benefit from execution across Hasbro’s Brand Blueprint and distribution through our omni-channel retail relationships globally,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Informed by engaging, multi-screen entertainment, a robust and innovative product line and consumer products opportunities all built on the brand’s strong heritage of teamwork and inclusivity, we see a tremendous future for Power Rangers as part of Hasbro’s brand portfolio.”
Hasbro previously paid Saban Brands $22.25 million pursuant to the Power Rangers master toy license agreement, announced by the parties in February of 2018, that was scheduled to begin in 2019. Those amounts were credited against the purchase price. Upon closing, Hasbro paid $131.23 million in cash (including a $1.48 million working capital purchase price adjustment) and $25 million was placed into an escrow account. An additional $75 million will be paid on January 3, 2019. These payments are being funded by cash on the Company’s balance sheet. In addition, the Company issued 3,074,190 shares of Hasbro common stock to Saban Properties, valued at $270 million.
The transaction, including intangible amortization expense, is not expected to have a material impact on Hasbro’s 2018 results of operations.
Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. Today, Power Rangers is one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes produced to date. The TV series, currently in its 25th season with Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, and feature films, including 2017’s movie with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. Saban’s Power Rangers currently airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages.
The first set of Power Rangers products from Hasbro will be available in spring 2019.
As part of the transaction, Hasbro acquired Saban Properties’ interests in several additional entertainment assets, including My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr., Luna Petunia, Treehouse Detectives and others.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC served as financial advisor and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as legal advisor to Hasbro in the transaction. Goldman Sachs served as financial advisor and Paul Hastings LLP served as legal advisor to Saban Properties in the transaction.

About HasbroHasbro (HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
Certain statements in this release contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include expectations concerning Hasbro’s potential performance and the performance of the Power Rangers property in the future, and may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases. Hasbro's actual actions or results may differ materially from those expected or anticipated in the forward-looking statements due to both known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Specific factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: (i) the Company’s ability to successfully develop and commercialize the brands it is acquiring, and (ii) other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in the Company's public announcements and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings. Hasbro undertakes no obligation to make any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this release or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner reveals that a Power Movie is in their plans.

A Hasbro Power Rangers Movie could happen!


At the Hasbro Strategic Decisions Conference, CEO of Hasbro, Brian Goldner stated:
“As I mentioned, we’ve now announced the acquisition of Power Rangers. This is really a great statement about where we believe we are in develping our brand blueprint. The fact that we can acquire Power Rangers brand and plug and play that right into our strategy where we activate it in entertainment, motion pictures in the future and then of course across toys and games and consumer products and do so globally. We felt the brand was very under leveraged and undervalued. We feel we can exploit it to a much greater extent and it was a great opportunity to acquire the brand.”
 – Brian Goldner, Hasbro Inc. CEO
At this moment it is unclear what their exact plans for the movie may be. Do they plan on a sequel to last years movie? Or are they starting off with a clean slate and rebooting the franchise?

 What would YOU like to see?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

25th Anniversary Steelbook Set

Shout! Factory is releasing a 25th anniversary Steelbook contains all three seasons of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on DVD.




We've gotten DVD box sets before, what makes this specific set stand out is that it for the first time, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie is will be released on Blu-ray as part of the set.

This set will be released August 7, 2018 and will retail for $199.99

Click Here to Pre-Order

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

BREAKING: Hasbro to Acquire Power Rangers from Saban



Earlier in the year it was announced that Hasbro would be taking over the Master Toy License for Power Rangers from Bandai. Since then there was a lot of speculation from fans of what this could mean for the future of Power Rangers.

Many fans speculated that Hasbro would be looking to buy the Power Rangers Franchise in the future, but no one could have expected it to happen only 3 months later. This morning it was announced that Saban sold Power Rangers (and other Saban properties) to Hasbro for $522 Million.


This is a huge deal. As of right now, Bandai still holds the master license for Power Rangers, so we haven't seen what Hasbro has in store for Power Rangers, but we’re cautiously optimistic. Power Rangers is in good company with franchises like Transformers and My Little Pony, but we’ll have to wait until 2019 when the first wave of Hasbro Power Rangers Toys hit shelves and when Power Rangers Beast Morphers debuts on Nickelodeon. 

What are your thoughts on this?

Are you excited? Are you worried? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

First Look at Power Rangers Funko Pop!s

Below is the first look at the upcoming Power Rangers Funko Pop!s.


Earlier in the month we posted about a list of upcoming Power Rangers Funko Pop!s. There had been a lot of rumors and fan speculation of what the Ranger Pop!s would be. Some speculated they’d be helmetless versions, others suggested they might be full on civilians, but as you can see from the picture above it’s neither.

It’s the Rangers in action poses and everyone has their signature weapons except for Pink who is just doing a high-kick. To many fans this is an easy pass. No Pink with Power Bow, no deal. For completionists these are must haves.

Are you picking these up when they release? Or are these an easy pass?

We’d love to hear from you!