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Hasbro’s POWER RANGERS: A Fan’s Perspective

Hasbro’s POWER RANGERS: A Fan’s Perspective

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The New York Toy Fair is currently in full swing. This is the time when companies create booths and give presentations to the press to show up what direction they are heading and what toys are coming out for the year. For toy geeks, it's like Christmas seeing all the new reveals. But one announcement that rocked the toy world was made a couple days prior. In probably the greatest shock to the fandom, it was revealed that Bandai of America and Saban Brands would be parting ways in 2019! After 25 years, Bandai of America will no longer make Power Rangers toys or import items from Toei Co's Super Sentai. Though it should be noted that Bandai of Japan will still continue to support Super Sentai with toys and merchandise. To put this announcement in perspective this would be like Hasbro di...
POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS Coming 2019 from Hasbro & Saban Brands

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS Coming 2019 from Hasbro & Saban Brands

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Plot twist. After Saban Brands, the handlers of the long-running Power Rangers franchise parted ways with original merchandise collaborators Bandai America, a new announcement was swiftly made, formally showing Hasbro Inc. their seat at the dynasty table. Promptly afterward came Hasbro's introduction to the latest incarnation of the Power Rangers legacy in the form of 2019's new season: Power Rangers Beast Morphers. It's a week of revelations for this undying brand. And this may be just the beginning. Electing Hasbro as the new shepherds for the franchise seemed like a no-brainer after we reviewed some dispiriting facts on the subject of Bandai America's business practices recently versus the comparatively outstanding performance of Hasbro in recent years. They've proven themselves as...
What’s It All About? POWER RANGERS’ Saban Brands Ejects Toymaker Bandai From The Company Megazord

What’s It All About? POWER RANGERS’ Saban Brands Ejects Toymaker Bandai From The Company Megazord

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Well, this is an interesting turn of events. After a partnership that endured across two and a half decades, entertainment company Saban Brands has taken a page out of the playbook of their most famous characters and decided to sacrifice the zords. Bandai America, who has worked with Saban for 25 years to produce toys based upon the long-lasting Power Rangers brand, has jointly announced its separation from the media company. Fans are already reeling from the thought that the one other consistent name that carried alongside Saban's where its multicolored superheroes were concerned may soon fade into memory. But as the news comes as a surprise, it's also not one that causes much confusion either. Bandai and Saban's statement follows: "After a successful 25-year partnership building ...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 14

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 14

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Power Rangers HyperForce is sticking to the shadows in this installment of the live roleplaying game series based on the Saban Brands Power Rangers television franchise. This new band of time traveling heroes has been flying up and down the Ranger timeline, their adventures finally leading them to the famous NewTech City, where they soon bump into a familiar, blue face from 2005's Power Rangers SPD. Zac Eubank of HyperRPG, always a delightful presence whenever guesting on the show, now comes to us to play the most irritable version yet of our favorite canine-man, Commander Doggie Cruger aka Shadow Ranger. It's another doggone great time here with HyperForce! https://youtu.be/ORLavLRjFQM Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.   You mig...
Green Ranger Jason David Frank Narrates the POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID Trailer

Green Ranger Jason David Frank Narrates the POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID Trailer

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No Ranger is safe. Or so they tell us in the promos for the upcoming Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, the first mega-crossover event from the stellar comic book series published by BOOM! Studios. Based on the exploits of the Teenagers With Attitude from Angel Grove High and their many successors in the long-running superhero franchise, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Go Go Power Rangers have been showing us how it's done in the pages of their two ongoing comic series, outmatching the current TV series in quality at every turn. With Shattered Grid, the two share the grand canvas of this massive story that seeks to gather up Rangers from all over the television continuity for a crossover the likes of which fans have never seen. A trailer has been released featuring the voice of Green Ranger...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 13

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 13

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The Time Force cadets-turned-heroes of Power Rangers HyperForce continue their stride across the Power Rangers timeline, scouring the expansive multiverse for clues that will save it from its latest threat in this Twitch streaming series. The tapletop RPG show keeps on trucking with more creative exploration of the mythology of this 25-season-long franchise. Last time, Red Ranger Marv's brother surfaced to mix it up with the team, portrayed by Yoshi Sudarso, known best to fans as Blue Ranger Koda from Power Rangers Dino Charge. In the aftermath of this event, the HyperForce crew draws nearer to uncovering the origins of the evil Alliance that lately has been making a bit of a mess. Check em out. https://youtu.be/tdh498zdH-s Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM ...
And now, a message from: DolphinTrash’s Top 4 POWER RANGERS PSAs

And now, a message from: DolphinTrash’s Top 4 POWER RANGERS PSAs

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Public Service Announcements, an endearing component of children’s programming in the 80s and 90s that transformed 30-minute toy commercials into platforms for social change. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series faced an additional challenge: At the height of popularity, the show depicted teenagers performing martial arts that were mimicked on playgrounds across the country. Drawing from the "violence begets violence" mantra, it was prudent to nip the prospects of “children injuring themselves because of something they saw on Power Rangers" lawsuits in the bud before they arose. For your viewing pleasure (or something), I present to you the top 4 MMPR public service announcements. http://www.youtube.com/embed/MnOeioy7qu8 Making Friends From Enemies Our first two...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 12

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 12

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Holy guacamole! A special guest busts onto the set of Power Rangers HyperForce just in time for their missing teammate to rejoin the group after the events of previous weeks. The time-tossed crew of this Twitch roleplaying game series encounters a new ally as a daring rescue attempt is made to bring the squad back together. Don't look so blue. It's HyperForce! https://youtu.be/e0DdpSkzdRA Yoshi Sudarso, known to Ranger fans as caveman Koda, the Blue Ranger of Power Rangers Dino Charge, is no stranger to time travel shenanigans. He joins a cast that already includes his brother Peter Sudarso (Power Rangers Ninja Steel), Paul Schrier (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), adding to a host of other special guests from the long and storied history of the television franchise. His appearance no...
How to Fix POWER RANGERS

How to Fix POWER RANGERS

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I've been a proud fan of the Power Rangers franchise for my whole life, happy to say that I've been here since the beginning. But this year Power Rangers celebrates its 25th anniversary and I can not even begin to feel excited about that milestone. I'm not alone, a lot of fans would say that they aren't enjoying the show like they use to. Sure we're all older, we've all matured but that doesn't mean we've grown out of Power Rangers. The show has always had ups and down. Naturally, some people will enjoy one season over another, but lately it feels like this show has been nothing but a cash-in on our childhood nostalgia and I, for one, am fed up with that. After Disney dropped Power Rangers (and left us on the awesome high note that was Power Rangers RPM) Saban Brands struck a deal wit...
Maxing Megazord: Making the Most of the POWER RANGERS LEGACY WARS Event, Part 1

Maxing Megazord: Making the Most of the POWER RANGERS LEGACY WARS Event, Part 1

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In just a few hours, it will be that time, once again, fellow Power Rangers Legacy Wars fans: the Megazord Event! HJU readers are likely familiar with nWay's wildly popular mobile game, and possibly familiar with the game's twice-per-month event of battling Zords and giant monsters. This event has quickly become the game's premiere focus for both casual and competitive fans alike. Whether you and your fellow Alliance members are working to crack the Leaderboard Top 50 or hoping to solidify your place in the Top 5, we here at HJU have put together a tried and true list of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the event. This first of two articles on the Megazord event will focus on some basic tips necessary to succeed in Megazord play. The second part to this series wil...