NEWS – Hasbro Receives Power Rangers Master Toy License

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HASBRO NAMED GLOBAL MASTER TOY LICENSEE FOR SABAN’S POWER RANGERS

PAWTUCKET, R.I. AND LOS ANGELES – FEB. 16, 2018 – Today, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, and Saban Brands announced that Hasbro has been named the global master toy licensee for Saban’s Power Rangers. Under the terms of the agreement and in collaboration with Saban Brands, Hasbro will design, produce and bring to market a wide variety of toys, games and role-play items inspired by the franchise and its entertainment properties. Hasbro will hold the worldwide rights, excluding Japan and certain other Asian markets, effective as of April 1, 2019.

“We are honored to create a world of play experiences for such an iconic action brand,” said Brian Goldner, Chairman and CEO of Hasbro. “Saban’s Power Rangers are universally recognized and their hallmark attributes of teamwork and inclusivity perfectly align with our core values at Hasbro.”

“Hasbro leads the way in brand storytelling and creating engaging experiences across its exceptional portfolio of blockbuster and partner brands,” said Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands and creator of Power Rangers. “Quality, innovation and a focus on designing dynamic products for fans of all ages makes Hasbro a great partner for Power Rangers.”

Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. Today,Power Rangers is one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes produced to date. The TV series, currently in its 25th season with Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, and feature films, including 2017’s movie with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. Saban’s Power Rangers currently airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages.

The first set of products from Hasbro will be available in spring 2019. Both Hasbro and Saban Brands are dedicated to continue growing this iconic brand. In recognition of this investment and during a period of time after Hasbro becomes the master toy licensee, the arrangement provides Saban Brands and Hasbro with the opportunity to initiate Hasbro’s purchase of the Power Rangers property.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through Hasbro Studios and its film labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

© 2018 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Saban’s Power Rangers

Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original, Mighty Morphin Power Rangershit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids’ live-action series in television history. The series, currently in its 25th season, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

About Saban Brands

Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands acquires, develops and manages a world-class portfolio of entertainment properties. Saban Brands applies a global 360-degree management approach to growing and monetizing its brands through content, digital, marketing, distribution, licensing and retail in markets worldwide. Saban Brands’ growing entertainment portfolio of brands includes Power Rangers, Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty, Paul Frank, Popples, Glitter Force, Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia and La Banda, amongst many others. Saban Brands is headquartered in Los Angeles with a global network of offices. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

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NEWS – Saban Brands and Bandai America

From Saban Brands press release page:

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.

UPDATE: Hasbro is the new Master Toy License holder for Power Rangers

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Power Ranger Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to Ranger Up with @trekkieb47 @secretrangerfan & @ZachLaVoy as they talk all things Power Rangers on the Four Eyed Radio Network with RANGER COMMAND POWER HOUR!

Eric and Zach are joined by guest co-host Chris aka @TokuChris from @TokuNation as we dive into our third “Ranger Holiday Gift Guide”. Our hosts guide you through a bunch of great Power Rangers products for the Power Rangers fan, adult collector or child, in your life. From toys, video, and comics to clothes, cosplay, props, and art, we cover it all.

We also talk about the latest news including Meower Rangers Season 2, Power Rangers Home Video sales results and MMPR Christmas Ornaments. In our Questions from Ranger Nation we talk about the chances of a Power Rangers movie sequel. And finally we read your Power Rangers holiday wish list.

It’s a holly jolly Ranger!

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It’s time to Ranger Up with @trekkieb47 @secretrangerfan & @ZachLaVoy as they talk all things Power Rangers on the Four Eyed Radio Network with RANGER COMMAND POWER HOUR!

Eric is joined by guest co-hosts Doug (@dougwatchin) and Kevin (@kevinmroland1) to review Power Rangers Ninja Steel Episode 12 “Family Fusion”, Episode 13 “Ace and the Race” and Episode 14 “The Royal Rival”. Have a laugh with us and hear Eric’s Shoespike impression while drowning in a glass of fresh milk.

We also talk about the latest Power Rangers news including all the details regarding Power Rangers Hyper Force, Eric plays Power Rangers Legacy Wars new Megazord Mode and Bandai America’s response to TokuNation’s article on female action figures. Finally, we read your Ranger Nation Answers on what you thought of the episodes we reviewed.

Have you had your milk today?

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It’s time to Ranger Up with @trekkieb47 @secretrangerfan & @ZachLaVoy as they talk all things Power Rangers on the Four Eyed Radio Network with RANGER COMMAND POWER HOUR!

Eric is joined this week by guest co-hosts Doug (@ickybooley), Brian (@CollectorShuki) and Hassan (@hassanahmed120) to discuss all the Power Rangers news that came out of New York Comic Con 2017!

We discuss Power Rangers 25th Anniversary plans, nWay’s Power Rangers Legacy Wars, Funko’s Power Rangers Pop exclusives, and news from Bandai and Boom! Studios. Then, we read your Ranger Nation Answers on what you thought of all the NYCC news.

Thanks to TokuNation and Power Rangers Now for the news coverage and extensive galleries.

It’s Morphine Time!

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It’s time to Ranger Up with @trekkieb47 @secretrangerfan & @ZachLaVoy as they talk all things Power Rangers on the Four Eyed Radio Network with RANGER COMMAND POWER HOUR!

Eric, Zach and A.P. are joined by guest co-host Doug (@dougwatchin) to review Power Rangers Ninja Steel Episode 9 “Rocking and Rolling”, Episode 10 “The Ranger Ribbon” and Episode 11 “Poisonous Plots”. Find out what we thought of the episodes post hiatus!

We also talk about the latest Power Rangers news including upcoming Ninja Steel Episode titles and New York Comic Con events and exclusives.

Then, we read your Ranger Nation Answers on what you thought of the episodes we reviewed. Finally, we answer a Question from Ranger Nation about adaptations we’d like to see for Kamen Rider which results in a long discussion about adaptations, dubs, streaming and more!

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It’s time to Ranger Up with @trekkieb47 @secretrangerfan & @ZachLaVoy as they talk all things Power Rangers on the Four Eyed Radio Network with RANGER COMMAND POWER HOUR!

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.

That bubble will POP.

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It’s time to Ranger Up with @trekkieb47 @secretrangerfan & @ZachLaVoy as they talk all things Power Rangers on the Four Eyed Radio Network with RANGER COMMAND POWER HOUR!

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.

Time to empty those wallets…

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Ranger Command Power Hour Extra Episode 022

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It’s time to Ranger Up with @trekkieb47 @secretrangerfan & @ZachLaVoy as they talk all things Power Rangers on the Four Eyed Radio Network with RANGER COMMAND POWER HOUR!

In November’s extra episode, brought to you by our supporters on Patreon, all three hosts gather to talk about the latest Power Rangers news, shoot the breeze and rant a bit about the fandom’s reaction to the finale of Dino Super Charge.

Then, we answer your listener questions and discuss Thanksgiving traditions, our favorite Pokemon, crowd funding, the Power Rangers Movie, toku shows, our favorite movies of the year, and MORE.

Grab some leftovers, it’s Morphin’ Time!

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It’s time to Ranger Up with @trekkieb47 @secretrangerfan & @ZachLaVoy as they talk all things Power Rangers on the Four Eyed Radio Network with RANGER COMMAND POWER HOUR!

In this episode Eric interviews Jason Bischoff (@shadowpiper), Director of Global Consumer Products for Power Rangers and Saban Brands. Lately, you may have seen him at Power Morphicon hosting the Saban Brands Toys and Collectibles Power Hour panel or at New York Comic Con.

Jason answers our questions and your fan submitted questions. We talk about working at Saban Brands, how licensing works for Power Rangers, the importance of fan feedback, rangernaton.com, upcoming products, the Legacy line and more!

Let’s Rocket!!

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