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This New POWER RANGERS Cereal Wants in Your Mouth

This New POWER RANGERS Cereal Wants in Your Mouth

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Pudgy Pig's not the only one with the munchies. At least that's what the people at Funko are hoping as they unveil their new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers breakfast cereal. Popularized by their collectible toy line of Funko Pop figures, which the Power Rangers franchise has been selling items through like hotcakes, the company is branching out even further by offering actual foodstuff, so you can rot your teeth as well as your brains! No one saw this coming, but their first foray into Ranger food is modeled after the original Red Ranger (gasp)! They're red loops, so I'm going to assume that it's a subtle commentary on the cyclical nature of the franchise and its marketing to the masses, because they're deep like that. I mean, why else would you pick such an unusual shape that no one ha...
The Power’s on Your Side With This New POWER RANGERS Theme Cover

The Power’s on Your Side With This New POWER RANGERS Theme Cover

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Recording artist and tokusatsu fan Ricardo Cruz is back again, with another offering of musical splendor for fellow devotees of all things loud and explodey. This time, he jumps from one end of the global entertainment pond to the other. Instead of tackling hits from Japanese action titles like Kamen Rider and Space Sheriff, he's teleporting into the midst of the Teenagers With Attitude themselves: the original high school heroes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Taking his their cue from the seminal opening theme track by Ron Wasserman, Cruz and his team are offering their own take on the iconic song that kicked off a new era in kids live-action entertainment for many viewers in the western world. Check it out. https://youtu.be/zODMdZSuZf4 They don't make themes like they used to. N...
Watch – POWER RANGERS IN SPACE: THE FRANCHISE SAVIOR

Watch – POWER RANGERS IN SPACE: THE FRANCHISE SAVIOR

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After Power Rangers Turbo failed to reignite the Power Ranger Mania that had swept the early 90s, a new season would emerge that saw the protectors of Earth launch their franchise to new heights. Setting controls to outer space, the show took on new challenges, broadened the scope of its story, and created a new style that recaptured the imaginations of many viewers, keeping the Power Rangers name alive for years hence. Youtube channel The Disney Brain deconstructs this shift from the mild fender-bender of the Turbo season to the rocketing fan-favorite adventure that was Power Rangers in Space, examining the innovations of plotting, characterization, and overall expanding ambition of this benchmark in Ranger history. https://youtu.be/maZLxqnZtCQ https://youtu.be/7AJitf7mTFE https:/...
Shattered Childhood: The POWER RANGERS 25th Anniversary Episode

Shattered Childhood: The POWER RANGERS 25th Anniversary Episode

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... Okay, maybe that title was a little over-the-top, but I just couldn't help myself. Part of me has dreaded tackling this review. As a longtime fan of the Power Rangers franchise, it's not always easy to bring tough criticism to this thing I've loved for years, a huge influence on my life and how I see the world. It's even worse knowing that a number of people may have hoped to hear something quite different from me on this subject, and would be waiting to get my take on such a momentous occasion as this, the 25th Anniversary special episode. Certainly, it'll be an unpopular opinion with some, a few of which I'd count as friends. It's worse even still when one takes into account my opinion of the current season, Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel. The brutal truth is that I hesitate...
POWER RANGERS 25th Anniversary Episode – Guess Who’s Back

POWER RANGERS 25th Anniversary Episode – Guess Who’s Back

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Everybody's passing out anniversaries this summer. Whether you're a longtime fan of Kamen Rider and hyped for the nostalgic rollercoaster sure to roll out from the latest Kamen Rider Zi-O, or are a fan of their American cousins in live-action, the Power Rangers, it's not the worst time to be someone who can quote whole episodes that aired years ago on command. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Ranger franchise, the current Teenagers with Attitude (or something) and some of their predecessors are meeting up for the sort of adventure that is rather rare these days. At least as far as their television exploits are concerned. We're speaking, naturally, of the special crossover episode of the Nickelodeon and Saban Brands title Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, which promises to ...
POWER RANGERS LEGACY WARS: STREET FIGHTER SHOWDOWN – Ryu Powers Up For More

POWER RANGERS LEGACY WARS: STREET FIGHTER SHOWDOWN – Ryu Powers Up For More

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The geek multiverse is slowly fusing. Already, fans of the popular Power Rangers: Legacy Wars mobile game were treated to an unexpected announcement that several characters from the enduring Street Fighter franchise would be invading the Morphin Grid as selectable fighters among the game's roster of combatants duking it out for supremacy. Now comes the news that one such character will not only do battle with the heroes and villains of the Power Rangers film and television franchise, he will be joining their ranks as a morphed Ranger. What in the actual Netherworld...? But wait, there's more. To mark this momentous crossover event, the gods have seen fit to send a messenger from on high, to tell us of this challenge to the status quo, in the form of a teaser trailer for Bat in the ...
Pre-Order the POWER RANGERS Lord Drakkon Throne Today

Pre-Order the POWER RANGERS Lord Drakkon Throne Today

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As Power Rangers fans bid farewell to the superhero franchise's long-standing toy makers at Bandai, they're offering one more special item before closing up shop and passing the torch to new owner Hasbro. As a special convention exclusive, Bandai America will make available the Lord Drakkon figure, as well as his iconic throne, from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book series from BOOM! Studios. Hailing from a dark alternate universe in which Green Ranger Tommy Oliver never joined the show's familiar heroes in their quest to save Earth from evil, Drakkon quickly became one of the book's most prominent villains, now featured in the Shattered Grid mini-series event. The Lord Drakkon figure and the Lord Drakkon throne are sold separately, but are available for order by attendin...
GO GO POWER RANGERS Vol.1 TPB from BOOM! Studios coming in July!

GO GO POWER RANGERS Vol.1 TPB from BOOM! Studios coming in July!

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I got a little surprise in the mailbox today. In a brown shipping envelope was a review copy of Go Go Power Rangers vol.1! The first trade paperback from BOOM! Studios collecting the first four issues of their hit spin-off comic book. Already owning every issue of Go Go Power Rangers, I opened the book to check out what extra goodies are contained within and found myself rereading the comics. Still just as good as the first time I read the adventures of our favorite "Teens with Attitude," the team of Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora tell the story of what the days were like when Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini, and Billy first got their powers. Sprinkled throughout the TPB are the variant retro movie covers as well as a variant covers gallery at the end. Not a lot of extras but what I come t...
The Bright-ish Future of POWER RANGERS

The Bright-ish Future of POWER RANGERS

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The Power Rangers franchise surely isn't messing around this year, is it? I can't walk three steps without tripping over some new announcement concerning the spandex-clad heroes that have filled my imagination since the early 1990s with adventure and charm. No sooner than I've let it sink in that Saban Brands has broken up with its longtime collaborator in the toy world, Bandai America, over their joint custodianship of Power Rangers, my brain is further scrambled by the news that toy company Hasbro is about to pick up the slack. Shortly after, we hear that not only will they be continuing to provide toys and merchandise for this enduring media franchise, but they'll just go ahead and take that media part too. Goodness me, what is a fan to make of all these rapid changes?! If I were t...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 20 – SHATTERED GRID

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 20 – SHATTERED GRID

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Serious business is afoot in recent episodes of Power Rangers HyperForce. Twitch's live roleplaying series based on the Power Rangers television franchise has kicked into a new gear with its incursion into the Shattered Grid comic event, weaving in and out of three different entertainment platforms in a move that truly no one in their right mind could have expected their creators to coordinate. Original Green Ranger Jason David Frank returns for one more go-around with the HyperForce crew, and the wicked ways of Lord Drakkon - the evil alternate universe Tommy Oliver - are giving this new team of do-gooders a workout. https://youtu.be/vPWzqgw6DHw Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.   You might also like: SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Childho...