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Power Rangers Legacy 6.5 inch figures – Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Team Compete (White and Yellow Rangers)

Today we are taking a look at the last and final two figures to complete the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers in the 6.5 inch Legacy line.

This is wave 3, but technically the 4th wave due to the Toys R Us exclusive set of movie figures that came out a little while ago. This wave is again split between two teams. 2 figures are to complete the MMPR team, while the other three figures will complete the Power Rangers In Space team. I grabbed the MMPR figures first since I know there is a whole lot of love for both the White and Yellow Rangers. It is not a big surprise that Bandai would wait until the end of the line to give us these two figures.

First off, let’s look at the White Ranger. Another Tommy Oliver. Haha! This is not the first line to have multiple Tommy’s in it, and we have at least one more on the way, when we get to Zeo.

Tommy comes with Saba, and a sheath for said beautiful sword. The Saba sword really is a work of art. Saba is so nicely painted, with a base of white, and touches of gold, red and silver. This is probably the most expensively colored single piece that Bandai has ever done in terms of paint apps.

Facing off, Tommy vs Evil Tommy. Actually this works and is show accurate. If you remember, Rita had a second Tommy, an evil Tommy made, and they fought. Of course you know a copy is never quite as good as the original.

Next up, let’s look at Trini. The original TigerRanger from Zyuranger was a male, hence the lack of a skirt. It made the transition to MMPR fairly well, and Trini had her helmet off enough that we just went along with it being her.Of course in the Legacy line, they give their ladies a little more going on up top, so this is definitely a woman this time around. She has one of my favorite helmets in the entire series, with the tiger face and teeth coming down over the visor.

Trini comes with the final part of the Dino Megazord, though back in the day it was just Megazord. She comes with the yellow right leg. It is not quite as nice looking as the blue leg. It is a bit flat around the bottom, and the face of the tiger is a bit cartoonish.

The girls are together and they look great. There are some subtle differences in the two, as to not just be a repainted copy from pink to yellow. For one, Trini is shorter than Kimberly. Now that I say that, in season 2, Trini leaves for a peace conference, and Aisha Campbell takes her place as the new Yellow Ranger along with Rocky and Adam who took over as the Red and Black Rangers respectively.

The core 5 members look great together. The colors are so bright, as they were back in 1993. So many different colors that created a genre of action TV all it’s own.

So, you can go with season 1 and 2, when Tommy broke the power of the Green Ranger and became a part of the team.

Or you can go with Season 2 and 3 with the White Ranger. Whatever your favorite team makeup, you certainly can make it here.

The Megazord is complete. As with other Build-a-Figure lines, these are generally very special parts that are going to end up being one-off parts. There are no other Zords that are like the Megazord, so we will only see these used once. Megazord is really well done. It has open hands that makes me think he should have a sword of some sort. It really is too bad it didn’t come with one.

Now we have 2 complete Zords, not including the Astro Megazord that will be done with the rest of the In Space team at the end of this wave.

I am really, really happy with what they are doing with these figures. Bandai America is really doing a great job of giving the Power Rangers fans what they really want and deserve. From fantastic figures, to nice Build-a-Figures.

The rest of In Space will follow with Zeo on the horizon. There is also the whole metallic MMPR figures debacle that is coming soon, but I won’t get into that. I will just hope for a weapons pack so the core 5 can have their individual weapons at some point.


Red and Green Rangers – Power Rangers Legacy 6.5 inch figures – Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers

Bandai had a great idea for getting this line started. Go with a simple 5 figure line. If it works, great, if not, it is not the end of the world. They did the slightly larger scale figures with the Armored Rangers line. It started with Super Megaforce, and continued with the MMPR White Ranger, and then concluded with Dino Charge. It was not a lot of figures, and it was a bit spread out. There didn’t seem to be a definite timeline for the toys coming out. I would like to know if it was a success or not. Since I found one of the Dino Charge Rangers in the secondary market at ROSS, it didn’t seem to go all that well.

This line seems to be going well so far. It was a bit hard to get my hands on the MMPR figures. I ended up finding them about 50 miles from home at a Walmart when we went on a weekend trip. Now they are starting to pop up again. I wish retailers would get their acts together and get figures put out when they come in. This is a new product, so it wasn’t like they needed to get rid of old stock first.

On to the Rangers. First up, the Red Ranger.

This line does a good job of making strong figures, but not making them look like they are on steroids, like the Armored Ranger line. Red Ranger comes with his red and white Blade Blaster. The Blade Blaster is in blade mode, so it can be places in the holster that Jason wears. It seems like an easy thing to have created a second Blade Blaster in blaster mode. It isn’t the most effective looking weapon as the small blade. Jason also doesn’t come with his Power Sword. I heard some grumblings on the interweb that was talking about a weapons pack at some point, but I think we should have gotten the weapons right off.

Depending on wether you are a bigger fan of Austin St. John’s Jason Scott Lee or Steve Cardenas’ Rocky DeSantos, you will be seeing more of both characters coming up. Both will show up in the Zeo line as the Gold Ranger and Blue Ranger, respectively.

Red Ranger comes with the torso of Megazord (Dino Megazord). I can tell already that this guy is going to be great, once we get the rest of the MMPRs and their Zord parts.

Green Ranger

We are starting off with the evil Tommy Oliver. The Green Ranger is so iconic to the MMPR brand. He was brought on as a bad guy, turned good, lost his powers, and eventually became the leader of the Rangers as the white Ranger. Of course, then Jason David Frank went on to be the White Ninja Ranger, Red Zeo Ranger (V), Red Turbo Ranger, and the Black Dino Thunder Ranger. I am thinking it is a good possibility that we could more of Tommy Oliver. He will be showing up for sure in Spring 2017 as the White Ranger, and then again in late fall of 2017 when he makes a return as the Red Zeo Ranger.

Tommy comes with both the Sword of Darkness and the Dragon Dagger. As long as he has the Sword of Darkness, Tommy is evil. Thankfully he came with the Dragon Dagger as well, so he doesn’t always have to carry around the Sword of Darkness and be his grumpy brooding self. Boy was he a downer when he first showed up, no matter how hard Kimberly tried to make friends.

Both the Sword of Darkness and the Dragon Dagger are painted really nicely. The Dragon Dagger fits into a holster on Green Ranger’s hip.

With each figure I held and played with in Wave one, I became more excited for the future waves. The three Wind Rangers are really well done. They have great details, good weapons, and fantastic articulation.

Adding in the MMPR to this was was was genius. All it did was wet my appetite for more MMPR figures. They are going to serve those figures slowly over the next two waves, in conjunction with the In Space figures that will cover two waves.


Storm Megazord – Power Rangers Legacy 6.5 inch line – Build a Figure

With the new Power Rangers Legacy 6.5 inch line, you get a BAF part. The three parts of the Ninja Storm Rangers combine to create the Storm Megazord.

This guy is great looking. He is a bit taller than the Power Rangers, but they are definitely in a size category of their own. They do not fit in with the full size Zords, nor do they fit in with the posable Zords we saw from Megaforce.

What they will have going for them is quite a few of the figures when all is said and done. So far we have Storm Megazord. We will also have Dino Megazord from MMPR, since Red Ranger comes with the torso. It will be interesting to see how they package the rest of the teams. With the Ninja Storm Rangers it was easy, since there were three Rangers. One came with the torso, while the other two came with an arm and a leg each. Guess with a team of 5, each will get a single part.

Over the course of the next year, it looks like we will be getting:

Ninja Storm
Mighty Morphin’
In Space
Zeo
plus 4 mystery characters

It is a bit of a funny order, since they started with Ninja Storm (I think due to a 3-member team, plus 2 MMPR), then we go with 3 MMPR, to continue that team, along with 2 In Space. We will finish with the last 2 MMPR and 3 In Space. After that we will move into two waves of Zeo with each wave being 3 Zeo + 2 mystery.

So between just a month or so ago, up until late fall 2017, we will get 25 figures + 3 Zords (listed so far). By then we should be knee deep in Power Rangers Movie stuff too (will we see the movie characters in this scale too?). Not to mention we will also be getting regular merchandise from Ninja Steel, on the TV side of things. Power Rangers fans have a LOT to look forward to in the next year.


Red Wind Ranger, Yellow Wind Ranger – Power Rangers Legacy 6.5 inch figures – Ninja Storm

A few weeks ago I looked at the Blue Wind Ranger. Going back to the same store, I found the Red and Yellow Wind Rangers to round out the trio of figures. Now the hard part, of finding the MMPR Red and Green Rangers. That is going to be a trick I think.

Anyway, the Red and Yellow Wind Rangers. This is the new 6.5 inch scale figures. They are new molds that are presumably supposed to compete with the likes of Marvel Legends and Star Wars Black Series. They are also about double the price of the standard 5 inch Power Rangers figures. This feels like a test to see if they can compete. And the survey says: Yes they can. There are a few problems with the figures, but overall they have accomplished what they set out to do.

The Red and Yellow Wind Rangers looks really good. The paint is spot on with zero problems. There are a few different colors on the body, so there are different paint apps, but they are laid out fantastically.

They comes with two accessories. A sheathed and unsheathed Ninja Sword. I think it would have been ever so slightly better if they had made a sword and sheath combination that worked together. It is of course easier to make two separate pieces, but the playability and posability goes up exponentially when they can remove or store their swords in a working sheath.

I absolutely adore the helmet sculpts. Of course over the past few years, with the introduction of the 5 inch Power Rangers line, we have received all of the Red Rangers and secondary Rangers from the past series. The main difference were in the helmets. So it only seemed fitting that the helmets on these figures would be top notch as well. And they are. Red has gold that looks like a bird. Yellow had gold that looks like a lion. And Blue…well blue looks like she has some waves on her face. Couldn’t quite figure out how to make a dolphin head.

The articulation of the figures are great. They have all of the movement we see from the Hasbro figures, and even a little more in places like the hips. When I looked at the Blue Wind Ranger, she was a bit limited in the hips because of her skirt, but with the male Wind Rangers, they gets full motion, being able to go into splits. That being said, there is a gap at the top of the hips where the leg connects to allow for such a deep bend. It takes away from the aesthetics a bit when standing, and I think Hasbro didn’t want to jeopardize the overall look for a little more movement in the legs.

One other place where the articulation takes away from aesthetics is in the wrist. Like the larger Armored Power Rangers line, Bandai uses ball joints for the wrist. It looks a bit weird and really stands out. But what we get is a wrist that really moves well. Better than Hasbro, though Hasbro has done a great job with their movement as well.

If you saw the review of the Blue Wind Ranger, I compared her with Marvel Legends figures, and she stood right about the same height. That gave me some worry about the (generally) taller male figures fitting in, with them being in a 6.5 inch scale rather than 6 inch. Well, they are a bit tall. Is that a problem if you want to mix and match your series? Not really. If you take more dynamic shots, you will probably not be able to tell that the males are a half head taller than Captain America. So, to have two toy companies make figures that are this relatively close is great. Let the picture taking begin!!!

Bandai is lucky they had a 3 member team they could start with. Then they were able to throw in a couple of MMPR characters and get people excited about future waves.


Blue Wind Ranger – Power Rangers 6.5 inch Build a Figure Series – Ninja Storm

I am so excited about this find. This morning I had to go into my classroom to check on the fish and the plant. There are only a week left of summer before I head back to teaching. On my way from school, i headed off to a close Target. They generally are hit and miss with stuff I want. This time they had something totally different.

This is the new Power Rangers 6.5 inch figure line. It was not supposed to be released for another few days, but there she was, the Blue Wind Ranger, sitting there all by herself in the shelf. I don’t know where she came from, but I am glad I found her. I am pumped for this line. It is going to be so cool.

The main features of this line is a figure in a new larger scale. The figure comes with weapons, and Build A Figure parts for a Zord. The first wave is based on Ninja Storm. This is a great starting off place. They can put out the three main characters from Ninja Storm, and throw in a couple of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and really get people excited for this line.

Tori comes with her Ninja Sword, as well as a sheathed version that can peg into her back. She also comes with the Dolphin Zord arm, and one of the legs.

The figure has a great range of motion. More depth of movement than many of the Marvel Legends figures. These figures have the big ball jointed wrists we saw in the larger 7 inch Armored Power Rangers line. They are not the prettiest, but they are very functional.

Since this is the female figure of the wave, there is a skirt, which does hinder the leg movement in the hips, but there are slits on the sides of the skirt to allow more movement than the ladies of the 5 inch line. In addition to great movement in the legs, including double jointed knees, there is also great movement in the arms, waist and upper torso. She even has neck movement, swivel as well as pivot.

This series is 6.5 inches, and it looks like they are all going to be the same height. In the initial release, Blue, Red, and Yellow are all the same height. In the 5 inch series, the female body was about half a head shorter.

This is a good thing as I compare Tori to Captain America. She is slightly taller than Cap, which is not a bad thing. We have a lot of Marvel Legends women coming out that are substantial in size. I was hoping that the male figures were not going to be half a head taller again, as they would be too big to fit in with the Marvel Legends. At this rate, they are close enough to play together.

Compared with a slightly taller Iron Man, she is a touch smaller. I am happy overall with the size. They fit in well enough that this is going to be lots of fun for toy photographers. And the style is well done too.

In the 5 inch series, the figures are rather plastic. Very shiny. Some of that shine is taken away, and there is more of a matte finish to the outfit, while keeping a shiny helmet.

I love the direction this line is going. I don’t know how great the Zords are going to be. Slightly taller than the figures, similar to Marvel Legends BAF. It seems like it would have been better to build a special character, rather than a Zord. It seems like Bandai is going through the line-up of Zords and giving us the big ones anyway, so it seems redundant to give us one that is about 8 inches tall.

I am really looking forward to the rest of this wave, including the other two Ninja Storm Rangers as well as the Red and Green MMPR.


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