Since Hasbro acquired the license to Saban’s Power Rangers in May last year, fans have been eagerly anticipating the first reveals of their upcoming toy lines. In August, they teased the Lightning Collection – a premium line of action figures – with a reveal of Tommy Oliver, the White Ranger. Since then, they’ve been relatively quiet on the figure front.
But with Toy Fair coming up next week, and more toys due to hit shelves this Spring, Hasbro has unveiled its Basic line and a pair of Zords – these figures are targeted at the Power Rangers’ younger fans. We hope to see more of the collector-oriented Lightning Collection at Hasbro’s Fan Media Briefing next weekend. Stay tuned!
While I think TRU will continue to struggle to differentiate itself with collectors, the Con exclusives will help drive some traffic their way. The list includes the Yvonne Craig Batgirl from the ’60s Batman show (thankfully individually-carded and not in a 3-pack with Batman and Robin), a Star Wars Black Series Rancor set in the 3.75-inch scale, a Power Rangers exclusive, and more. They’ll be available at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) at the show and online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, July 12, while supplies last, of course.
It’s an impressive list of exclusives – TRU may be on the decline, but they still have some sway with the toy companies.
Want to avoid the crowds on Black Friday, or resting your feet after spending all night at the stores? Kick back, relax, and shop for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from the comfort of your home (or wherever you may be visiting from)!
Here are more pics from Bluefin Tamashii Nations’ booth at SDCC 2014:
S.H. FIGUARTS DC INJUSTICE
I’ve never played the game, but I’m lovin’ the look of this Injustice Batman! They also had Injustice Joker on display. Both figures come with new exclusive accessories, a mask for Batman and a gas mask for Joker.
They also were teasing silhouettes of Injustice Superman and Harley Quinn.