Does anyone remember when Saban Brands filed a trademark use for the term Power Rider, and rampant speculation began that Saban was going to adapt a Kamen Rider series in the United States?
Well, in short, nothing ever came of it.
The rumor mills thought that because of the crossover footage in Shinkenger (Power Rangers Samurai) with Kamen Rider Decade that Saban was planning to use that footage and then spin-off the appearance with Kamen Rider Decade as Power Rider.
Again, nothing ever came of it.
Thanks to our friends at Firestarter’s Blog we know that Saban Brands has once again filed for, and was granted, the use of the name Power Rider.
Will anything come of it this time?
A popular thought here at TokuNation was that Saban would adapt over the Kamen Rider Fourze series. While unpopular with adults, the series was popular with the younger demographic and the amount of sales generated from the roleplay gear, etc., more than proves that the merchandise sold very well. Take in to effect that the setting is high school with teenagers, and the overall easy-to-tie-in merchandise, it still seems like a no-brainer.
Speculate away, Tokusatsu fans!SOURCE: Firestarter’s Blog, image courtesy cyclonejoker