This past week was the kick-off to Hasbro’s “Power Month” event, a whole month-long celebration of the Power Rangers franchise. Each week will have new product reveals based around a certain theme with Week 1 going to the crossover series between the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
SEVEN NEW LIGHTNING COLLECTION FIGURES
Each day this week saw a new release revealed and go up for pre-order leading to yesterday’s Fan First Friday event to recap the new products and share more information. Each of these Lightning Collection figures are based on the 2020 Boom! Studios crossover comic series which saw the TMNT Morph into the iconic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers but with a Ninja Turtle twist to them. Monday saw the reveal of set 1 with Black Ranger Donatello and Blue Ranger Leonardo.
Tuesday brought the second set with the Yellow Ranger Michelangelo and Pink Ranger April O’Neil. This new release of the Pink Ranger is very similar to those from the past but with her version of the suit not including a skirt with it.
On Wednesday the final set was shown to be Red Ranger Raphael and Foot Soldier Tommy Oliver. This set completes the Turtle Ranger team and offers a new figure that can double as famous Tommy or as a regular Foot Soldier for the army of Shredder.
Speaking of which, the final Lightning Collection reveal on Thursday was the stand-alone release for Green Ranger Shredder, being the first Lightning Collection figure to come with a cloth cape.
All of these figures come with character-specific accessories such as swappable hands & heads, effect pieces, and their signature weapons based on the original Power Rangers’ ones. April even comes with a reporter microphone and camera!
FAN FIRST FRIDAY DETAILS
Details shown off for these Lightning Collection releases were shown off during yesterday’s Fan First Friday. Some of which being, the ability for the weapons to combine to form the Ninja Turtle version of the Power Blaster, the scale between the different types of figures in this line, a closer look at the full box artworks done by series illustrator Tom Whalen, and other features not seen in other photos this week such as Donatello coming with two versions of his Power Ax Bow-staff.
To wrap up the first complete week of Power Month reveals a special poster done by @kekai_kotaki was shown off, with each week’s theme reported to get a poster of their own.
The entire Power Rangers X TMNT Lightning Collection series of figures are up for pre-order right now on numerous online retailers such as Big Bad Toy Store, Entertainment Earth, GameStop, Dorkside Toys, and Hasbro Pulse with each 2 pack costing $49.99-$54.99 and Shredder costing $29.99-$32.99 depending on the retailer. All of which are slated for a late Fall 2021 release.
To stay up to date with all the news for the Power Rangers Lightning Collection fans can check out The Illuminerdi’s Josh Perry on his weekly Lightning Storm YouTube series every Saturday at 9:00 am Pacific or on Twitter at @LightningFigPR. What theme do you want to see for Power Month Week 2? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media.
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