The Power Rangers toy line continues to expand, but one of the brand's most popular toy lines is the Legacy series, and now fans can see what is planned for a future wave.
The Legacy line of figures is a way for Bandai and Saban to feature their past seasons in a highly articulated toy line, and thus far it has included Rangers from Mighty Morphin, In Space, Ninja Storm, and more. Upcoming waves will bring more In Space, Mighty Morphin, Dino Thunder, and Zeo Rangers to the line, but evidently, Ninja Steel is also being included sooner rather than later.
GrnRngr.com got ahold of some design sketches of a future line of Legacy figures (via Tokunation), and the set features a heavy dose of Power Rangers Ninja Steel. That's a bit surprising, as other spots in this line are typically reserved for older seasons, and Ninja Steel is currently airing. It only makes sense if the wave is being developed for release during Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, which airs next year, but even then it is still a rather quick turnaround.
As you can see in the image below, the wave consists of the Ninja Steel Red Ranger, the Ninja Steel Yellow Ranger, the Ninja Steel Pink Ranger, the Ninja Steel White Ranger, and the In Space Silver Ranger. These figures will be part of the 6.5 inch line and look pretty slick, questionable season choice aside.
No word on when these are going to be released, but it probably won't be for awhile, as Bandai America is still a bit backed up with other announced waves. Later this year fans will get the first wave of Dino Thunder Legacy figures, which will debut alongside the Zeo Legacy figures. After that wave comes the anticipated Psycho Rangers wave of Legacy figures, which currently has no release date.
Hit the next slide to see what else Bandai is releasing for Super Ninja Steel!
Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel will usher in a plethora of new 5 inch figures next spring, including new modes, villains, and more.
First up are re-releases of the Red, Blue, Yellow, and Gold Ninja Steel Rangers, which are somewhat scarce in stores at the moment. After that fans can get their hands on a brand figures with the new Megazord cockpit armor (via Power Rangers NOW). You can see this in the Red, Blue, and Gold Ranger figures in the image below, There is more silver and black in these suits compared to the original costumes, and each one wields a gold weapon.
Up next is the new Lion Fire Mode armor, which you can see in the Blue and Gold Ranger below. This mode is activated through the Rangers harnessing the power of their lion armor, and as you can see features a heavier dose of red all throughout. The helmets have also received redesigns, though the visors remain intact.
The Rangers will of course be joined by several monsters and villains, including their nemesis Galvanax.
While they aren't shown here, Bandai recently released a statement clarifying that female Rangers remain an important part of their toy lines, so expect to see the White and Pink Rangers joining these later next year.
Hit the next slide to learn about the new Power Stars!
The Ninja Power Stars will once again be at the forefront of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, and this time around classic Rangers are being included.
Fans can pick up additional Ninja Power Star packs that include stars for fan favorite Sixth Rangers from the franchise's past. That includes Rangers like the Phantom Ranger, Mercury Ranger, and the Titanium Ranger alongside Tyrannosaurus Dinozord and Falconzord.
Each Ninja Power Star pack will include two stars and a launcher, but fans can also pair them with the Power Rangers Battle Gear items, which allow players to unlock special sounds.
The Battle Gear releases for Super Ninja Steel will include Lion Fire Mode and more Ninja Training Gear, but there will also be new selections added to the line that don't yet exist on the show.
In celebration of the Power Rangers 25th Anniversary, Saban and Bandai have teamed up for a bit of nostalgic fun.
The companies are releasing new versions of the classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Fliphead Figures, which all come in exact replicas of their original packaging. So much so that you can disregard the Evil Space ALiens ad on the back, as those won't be coming out anytime soon (via Power Rangers NOW).
Each figure will include a Blade Blaster and their Power Weapon and will cost $19.99 each.
The first wave will include the Red, Pink, and Green Rangers, and will hit stores in January 2018. The second wave will include the Black, Yellow, and Blue Ranes, and will release in the Fall of 2018 to round out the set.