Saban Brands and Fisher-Price today announced a new line of Imaginext products, inspired by the iconic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, for preschool-aged children coming to market summer 2015. The new toy line will include a range of figures, villains, weapons, Zords and a giant Megazord with multiple levels of play and 8 points of articulation. This epic Megazord also features a disc launcher, Ranger elevator, Command Center and villain jail, all in one toy. All products will be available exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide beginning May 2015, followed by a global rollout to additional retailers later in the year.
“Over the past two decades, the Power Rangers have proven to be a favorite in the hearts and imaginations of kids of all ages,” said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “We are excited to bring the Power Rangers franchise to a preschool audience for the first time ever with the Imaginext brand. Fisher-Price truly understands the essence of immersive play for preschoolers and will bring the Power Rangers to life in a whole new way with this new innovative product line.”
“Saban’s Power Rangers has proven to be a powerhouse brand and kid-favorite for more than 20 years,” said Steve LaBella, SVP of Marketing, Fisher-Price Preschool. “Today’s parents actually grew up with the brand, and now we get to tap into Mighty Morphin Power Rangers nostalgia and debut an all-new Imaginext product line for this generation of preschoolers.”
The 2015 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Imaginext product line will include:
- Power Ranger Figure Pack Assortment: Add might to every Power Rangers battle with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers figure packs. Young fans will love using these figures to re-enact scenes from their favorite TV show and movies, or creating new adventures of their own. Collect all the Rangers and combine their weapons to form the Power Blaster! Four packs available. MSRP, $7.49.
- Zords Assortment: Reenact Mighty Morphin Power Rangers battle scenes from the TV show or movies. Choose from three pairs of Rangers and their Zords. When it’s time to battle, kids can use the Power Pad disc to activate the Zord! MSRP $14.99.
- Battle Assortment: It’s up to young imaginations to figure out how the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will defeat villains in the battle of the Red Ranger & T-Rex Zord and Goldar & Rita Repulsa (sold separately). Protect the earth with the Dinozord from Rita Repulsa and Goldar’s evil forces. Turn the Imaginext Power Pads to activate battle features in both sets. The battle is sure to be morphenomenal! MSRP $24.99.
- Morphin Megazord: Unleash the fire power of the Imaginext® Morphin Megazord on Power Rangers villains like the Putty Patrol! Use an Imaginext interactive Power Pad to transform the Megazord, opening his chest, lighting up his eyes, and “morphing” his knee into cannon. Under attack? Push buttons to fire Power Missiles. The adventure continues on back, with a jail cell, a place to meet with Zordon, an elevator – and lots of levels and platforms for figures to stand on. Kids can even place a figure in the Megazord’s head! With so much to do, imagine the adventures your little fans will create (or recreate) for their favorite Power Rangers characters and villains. MSRP $59.99.
The Power Rangers franchise is helmed by Haim Saban, who created and produced the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series in 1993. For more information on Power Rangers, please visit www.powerrangers.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.
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The 8 Episode Series Tries To Encompass A Lot Leaving Fans In A Cliffhanger.
The 2010 “Avatar: The Last Airbender” movie by M. Night Shyamalan faced criticism for its deviations from the beloved animated series. The film struggled with pacing, casting, and a lackluster script, disappointing fans who cherished the source material. In contrast, the 2024 Netflix series has generated positive buzz for its commitment to diverse casting, adherence to the original storyline, and improved character development. The series seems poised to capture the essence of the animated show, offering a fresh and faithful adaptation that resonates with both new and existing fans.
Even though the Netflix series comes closer to the core ideals of the animated series, I feel it lacks heart. Many scenes barely scratch the surface of the relationships between the characters and the push-and-pull relationship between Aang and Zuko. I will admit the CG versions of Momo and Appa are just so gosh darn cute.
The 8 episode series tries to encompass a lot leaving fans in a cliffhanger. It’s worth a watch and I am hanging on for the next season to be announced.
Caesar’s Reign Comes To The Big Screen With New Trailer For Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes
Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is directed by Wes Ball (the “Maze Runner” trilogy) and stars Owen Teague (“IT”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Kevin Durand (“Locke & Key”), Peter Macon (“Shameless”), and William H. Macy (“Fargo”). The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”) and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) and Patrick Aison (“Prey”), based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and the producers are Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick, Jr., p.g.a. (“The Maze Runner”), Rick Jaffa, p.g.a., Amanda Silver, p.g.a., Jason Reed, p.g.a. (“Mulan”), with Peter Chernin (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy) and Jenno Topping (“Ford v. Ferrari”) serving as executive producers.