February 15, 2018 – After a successful 25-year partnership building the iconic action franchise, Power Rangers, Saban Brands and Bandai have mutually agreed not to renew their global Power Rangers master toy license agreement, effective April 2019. Bandai will continue to support Power Rangers, including the 2018 commemoration of the Power Rangers 25th anniversary and the current season, Super Ninja Steel. In addition, Bandai, through its partnership with Toei Company Ltd., will continue to exploit toy rights for the Super Sentai series, which has enjoyed over 40 years of success, in Japan and select other Asian territories.
In February’s extra episode, brought to you by our supporters on Patreon, we are joined by Brian (@ShukuenShinobi) from The RRR Podcast and Geek Each Week Podcast to talk all about Toy Fair 2017. We cover all the news in new merchandise from Dino Charge, Ninja Steel, Power Rangers Movie, Legacy and more!
We also discuss the news with a new movie trailer, two upcoming Power Rangers DVD releases and Kyuranger pretty much confirmed as the next Power Rangers TV series.
Thanks to Saban Brands and Lionsgate, we’ve been given the first look at the Red Ranger’s movie sword in the upcoming Power Rangers film, hitting theaters March 24, 2017!
The iconic Red Ranger Power Sword has been re-imagined and rebooted. With New York Comic Con happening in the next couple days, anticipation is high for a potential trailer.
Speaking of NYCC, Bandai America is releasing the first movie toy at the show. It will be a limited-edition Legacy Collection Movie Red Ranger with his sword and power coin! Only 1,000 have been made and each day, there will be limited quantities available at Bandai’s booth, #1628.
It’s Power Morphicon 5 time! In this episode, host trekkieb47 gives shout outs to the many friends he saw during the every two years convention we all love. He then reads your favorite moments from the convention in our Ranger Nation Answers segment.
Then we cover some of the biggest panels of the convention, including:
We also discuss the latest news including Paul Schrier (Bulk) getting married, countless MMPR comic book variants, recolored zords, the movie cast in Vancouver and Ninninger’s poor toy sales. Finally, we read your wishes for Toy Fair and see how right (or wrong) our listeners were.
On this episode we welcome back frequent guest co-host to the show, Chris aka Kickback (@rankal) of TokuNation.com! He shares all of his stories and experiences from San Diego Comic Con. He interviewed Executive Producer Chip Lynn of Power Rangers Dino Charge, talked with Bandai America about the latest in toys, attended the Dino Charge panel hosted by Andre the Black Nerd and more!
Then A.P. and Eric discuss Shout Factory releasing Dairanger and what they want to see next in domestic sentai releases. They also talk about the upcoming Megazord Madness contest, and Eric previews our next bonus episode all about G-Fest!
You don’t have to wait in a line to listen to this episode!