Ranger Command Power Hour is back to discuss all the news we missed during last month’s Ranger Commentary Month. Hosts Eric and Zach are joined by guest co-host Chris (@TokuChris) from TokuNation to talk about Power Rangers‘ disappointing showing at San Diego Comic Con. Chris talks about his time at the show and the article he wrote after the convention was over.
Then, Zach and Eric discuss all of the products teased at the show from all of Saban Brands licensees. Finally, we catch up on the rest of the news including: Power Morphicon 2018, Boom! Studios Issue 20 press release, Premium Bandai releases, new Power Rangers Legacy items, Power Rangers Ninja Steel International Spoilers (they’re back!) and upcoming episode titles, and FIDGET SPINNERS.
On the heels of San Diego Comic Con, Power Morphicon 2018 has made its first announcements for THE official Power Rangers convention!
This will be the sixth convention of PMC since 2007, The next Power Morphicon will be held August 17-19, 2018 at their new location at the Anaheim Convention Center. With the new convention space comes more space and more options for hotel packages.
Registration for the convention begins August 1st, 2017. At registration you can pre-order an Exclusive Power Rangers Legacy Action Figure! Details will be announced closer to the registration open date.
Finally, the first guest announcement is none other than Jason David Frank (the original Green Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger). He will make his one day appearance on Saturday!
On May 25th, Police arrested Matthew Sterling at the Phoenix Convention Center after he made it into the event with multiple weapons, including three guns and a knife. The suspect was allegedly targeting Jason David Frank, the actor who played the Green Ranger in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.
The two Eric’s discuss what happened at Phoenix Comic Con and what this event means for the future of convention safety.
In Episode 94, Eric, Zach and A.P. discuss original Red Ranger actor Austin St. John going into the business of Funko Pop selling and personalized autographs. Our discussion morphs into talking about the greater convention scene, actor’s pricing for convention merchandise and more.
We also cover the latest Power Rangers news including Power Rangers is the number one selling action figure brand (in the U.K.), an update on the Home Media release of the Power Rangers Movie, Lionsgate events coming to California, the first details of the 25th Anniversary plans for Power Rangers and the passing of Tatsuya Nomi, Shishiranger in Gosei Sentai Dairanger.
In April’s extra episode, brought to you by our supporters on Patreon, Zach and Eric discuss their time at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) with some Power Rangers surprises. They also talk about the latest news in the fandom, including: The original Power Rangers Movie in HD, Upcoming DVD releases, and Boom! Studios new “Go Go Power Rangers” series.
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:
In this episode we welcome back Steven Zurita of Hyperdrive Pictures on Youtube. We talk about the new guests at Power Morphicon and Steven announces a new morphing video project to be filmed at Power Morphicon where he needs Ranger Nation’s help!
Then, we read your Ranger Nation Answers on if our listeners have ever watched Godzilla or Ultraman. Finally, Eric covers G-Fest 2016 with panels from Akira Takarada, star of the original Godzilla; Satoshi Bin Furuya, the suit actor of the original Ultraman; and Hiroko Sakurai who played Akiko Fuji in the Ultraman series.
G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. It is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. We want to thank G-FEST for hosting such a great event. For more information you can visit their website at http://www.g-fan.com/, like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/godzillafest and follow them on twitter at @GFEST_GFAN
Join us for a Power Morphicon 5 Survival Guide. With Power Morphicon only a month away, we give you the low down on what to expect at the convention and VITAL tips of every aspect of the con going experience. If you are a seasoned convention pro or a first time con goer, this episode is a must listen.
We also discuss the latest news like Bryan Cranston being announced to play Zordon in the new Saban’s Power Rangers movie, San Diego Comic Con exclusives from Bandai, the Power Rangers Ultimate Visual History book, new Legacy figure images and more!
In “Rangers Potpourri” we hangout with Chris aka Kickback (@rankal) to answer your listener questions. Find out if we prefer Legacy Figures or Megazords, plans for future episodes and podcasts(?), when we grew out of Power Rangers for the first time, which season we wish we could forget and experience again, what we collect, tips for Power Morphicon, and more!
We also discuss Funko Pop vinyls being released, Chris’ opinions on the Legacy Black and Gold Dragonzord and the Titano Charge Megazord being spotted in the wild.