This spring, the Power Rangers returned for Power Rangers Beast Morphers — the 26th season of the long-running TV series on Nickelodeon. This season marked the first to be produced by Hasbro‘s Allspark division, the result of the toymaker acquiring the franchise from Saban Brands last year. Along with the series comes Hasbro’s first full range of Power Rangers toys, which includes a core assortment of 6-inch action figures, a 10-inch Beast Morpher Zord, and the wearable Beast-X Morpher.
Power Rangers Beast Morphers 6-inch Action Figures:
Hasbro is offering a variety of Power Rangers figures for all ages — preschool to collector — but this core line is where most of the Beast Morphers play will take place. Rugged, 6-inch figures that are nicely articulated for action poses, the core Red Ranger, Blue Ranger, and Yellow Ranger are ready for action, complete with accessories and Morph-X keys that kids can use to unlock the secrets of the Beast-X Morpher (see below). Additional figures available include the robotic Tronc soldiers, Cybervillain Blaze, and a new wave of Beastbots for maximum action!
Power Rangers Beast Morphers 10-inch Beast Morpher Zord
If kids are gonna play Power Rangers, they’re gonna need a Zord (or two, or three). The 10-inch Beast Racer Zord takes the robotic form of the Red Ranger’s transforming Zord (this toy does not transform). It’s just the right size for kids to bash and smash with their other action figures as they assume of an evil-fighting Ranger!
Power Rangers Beast Morphers Beast-X Morpher
Hasbro has a long history of pairing electronic voice elements with action figures, particularly with its Star Wars line — from the 1999 CommTech chips, to the recent Force Link technology. What we have here is a little bit like that, but mixed with elements of what they’ve been doing on the Titan Heroes Power FX range of superhero toys. Many of the new Power Rangers Beast Morphers toys include a Morph-X key that can be used with the Beast-X Morpher — an electronic role play item that kids can wear on their wrists, just like the Power Rangers do on the show.
The Beast-X Morpher will instruct kids to say “It’s Morphin’ Time!” and will deliver a multitude of character-specific sounds and phrases, along with lights and sound FX depending on which key is inserted.
Overall, this range is a solid introduction to the Power Rangers for new fans, and a line that should continue to expand for the foreseeable future. Geared toward kids ages 4 and up, this truly is the core batch of toys for the series’ target audience. Parents with younger kids may want to look at some of the Playskool offerings for kids ages 3 and up, while longtime fans may look toward the Lightning Collection of collector grade premium figures.
Go go Power Rangers!