“Back to action!”
It’s so fitting that in the first full year with the brand under new ownership, and with the recent announcement of this particular actor’s return, that Hasbro’s first convention exclusive would be centered around the ranger who began it all. Austin St. John is fondly remembered by fans old and young as Jason Lee Scott, both the original Red Ranger as well as the Zeo Gold Ranger. And this exclusive Lightning Collection two-pack celebrates both ahead of the character’s upcoming return for Power Rangers Beast Morphers in 2020!
Both of these figures are new mold entries for Lightning Collection. While similar in design and articulation layout to previous figures in the line, each brings something new to the table. The Dragon Shield Red Ranger is a wonderful figure that is absolutely armed to the teeth with Blade Blasters, the Dragon Dagger, and even a complete (and functional!) Power Blaster! Toss in a civilian head for display and this is a near perfect figure for MMPR fans. The Zeo Gold Ranger is likewise the kind of do-over many collector’s have hoped for since Bandai America’s cheese colored attempt at the character last year. With two versions of the Golden Power Staff, an energy effect to compliment them, and another unique civilian Jason head, you have all the display options you could possibly need with this one too!
This two-pack cements Hasbro’s Lightning Collection as absolutely the best collector oriented line the franchise has ever gotten. We’ve packed 120 images into this gallery and we had a ton of fun doing it. Check out the full gallery and read through our complete review by clicking “Discuss on the TokuNation Forums” at the bottom of this post. And don’t forget! If you haven’t been able to purchase this set yet, it will be going up for sale on Hasbro Pulse later this month. So be sure to keep an eye out for it.