Great news for fans of Power Rangers Ninja Steel and Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel! The first eight episodes of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel have been added to Netflix USA. Unlike previous seasons, Power Rangers Super Ninja steel is listed as “Season 2” under Power Rangers Ninja Steel. It should be easy to decipher however, as Power Rangers Ninja Steel is currently shown with a “NEW EPISODES” graphic in the title card.
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For 25 years the Power Rangers have been on television, on store shelves, and had its iconic theme song stuck in your head. We’re sure that more than once in the last few years have you heard a communicator “bum bum bum-bummm bum-bummm” play while you’re out and about being an adult. And in that brief moment you harken back to being a kid and racing home to watch Tommy and the other Power Rangers kick Lord Zedd‘s butt. Thus, you probably caught the Power Rangers 25th Anniversary Episode on Nickelodeon the other night – or if you haven’t then you’ve checked out all the various clips around the Internet.
Never fear – we caught the episode, recorded it ourselves, and have re-watched it numerous times. So let’s sit down and have a chat about the episode that attempts to bring back those Saturday morning feels with our comprehensive synopsis and review of Power Ranger Super Ninja Steel “Dimensions in Danger”, the Power Rangers 25th Anniversary episode!
The company known as Saban Brands is no more, and thus it is time for the trademark machine to go in to full haywire mode. Mega Power Brasil alerted us to a quick piece of information that, upon further investigation, yielded some interesting results. Check out the list of trademarks below that had some changes done recently.
– Kyu Rangers (originally filed June 2017)
Fans will immediately recognize the name as belonging to the Japanese counterpart Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, which many fans thought was the obvious heir to Super Ninja Steel. Instead we have Beast Morphers for 2019 and 2020. However, an extension was filed for Kyu Rangers last week. This may be nothing more than Saban Brands, prior to closing its doors, looking to lock up any loose ends or pending trademarks before the Hasbro takeover of the brand.
– Ghost Ranger(s) (originally filed December 2016)
Not much is known about this trademark. It showed up in December of 2016 with the usual descriptions (including a trademark for television). But it was just recently granted a second extension in mid-June.
– Power Morph (originally filed March 2018)
The trademark for this phrase involves interactive things such as sporting goods and games. It is currently in the “extension of time for opposition”, meaning a third party has filed for an extension of time to determine whether or not to challenge the trademark.
– Phantom Ranger (originally filed August 2017)
This one should be pretty easy to guess. It is ironic to note that aside from Red/Blue/Black/Yellow/Pink/Green/White and “Ghost”, this is the only other named Power Ranger trademarked. It was granted a first extension.
– Beast Morphers (originally filed January 2018)
Ironically, this one is currently an extension of time to file for opposition, meaning a third party has paused the trademark to review whether or not to challenge it.
So what does all this meaning? Honestly, probably nothing. Again – when a company has its intellectual properties purchased by another company, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes legal stuff that has to happen. The “file for opposition” could very well be Hasbro.
What do you think? Tweet us @TokuNation and give us your thoughts – we’d love to discuss it with you!
Today is July 2nd and the company Saban Brands is no more. We saw via social media late last week that employees of Saban Brands were moving out of the office – but moving to where? Now we know! Here are some notable moves of Saban Brands employees to their new home with Hasbro, the new owners of the Power Rangers brand.
Jason Bischoff – Director, Global Franchise Creative for Power Rangers, Hasbro
Melissa Flores – Director, Power Rangers Development & Production for AllSpark Pictures
Brian Casentini – Senior Vice President of Power Rangers Franchise Development and Production for AllSpark Pictures
Laura Suh – Senior Graphics Designer, Hasbro
Paul Strickland – Production and Development, Power Rangers, for AllSpark Pictures
The “super fans” will know those names very well – Jason Bischoff has been a social media voice for the Power Rangers brand for Saban Brands, acting then as global licensing for Power Rangers. Melissa Flores has been part of the creative team behind the everything for Power Rangers including both the television show and the comic, as has Brian Casentini who also has the title of Executive Producer for Power Rangers Ninja Steel.
If any other names drop we will be sure to let you know. Congratulations to Jason, Melissa, and Brian on their new roles. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for Power Rangers under Hasbro!
UPDATE #1 – Laura Suh is now Senior Graphics Designer at Hasbro, former Marketing Communications Designer at Saban Brands
UPDATE #2 – Paul Strickland is now Production and Development, Power Rangers, for AllSpark Pictures. Formerly Coordinator at Saban Brands
Hasbro Inc., known for their mainstream brands such as Transformers, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, Monopoly, Battleship, and so much more, announced the pending deal that would land them the various properties of Saban Brands, including Power Rangers, has been completed as reported by Yahoo! Finance.
“Power Rangers will benefit from execution across Hasbro’s Brand Blueprint and distribution through our omni-channel retail relationships globally,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Informed by engaging, multi-screen entertainment, a robust and innovative product line and consumer products opportunities all built on the brand’s strong heritage of teamwork and inclusivity, we see a tremendous future for Power Rangers as part of Hasbro’s brand portfolio.”
Hasbro Inc. paid a total of $522 million for the rights to Power Rangers as well as other properties with Saban Brands. The first product available from Hasbro of Power Rangers will be available Spring 2019 at retailers, and our first look may come next month at San Diego Comic Con.
Stay tuned for more details.
Today marks the beginning of the end of an era.
A recent business report announced that Power Rangers production & development company Saban Brands in Century City, California will be closing on July 2, 2018 as a result of the planned Hasbro Inc purchase.
A total of 60 workers will be dismissed, with 51 of the jobs to be eliminated on the date of closure. At time of writing, it remains unknown if Hasbro will employ any of the dismissed employees.
Saban Brand’s parent company, Saban Capital Group– an entertainment investment firm- will remain in operation.
We here at TokuNation wish to extend our best wishes to the dismissed employees, and hope everyone is successful in transitioning to new careers. May The Power Protect You All.
Aniki Cosplay, renowned for their incredible work creating various Power Rangers prop replicas through out the years, has just announced an official licensing deal with Saban Brands! You can check out Aniki’s Instagram post detailing the deal here. Official announcement:
We are pleased to announce that Aniki Cosplay (Aniki Kreasi Imaji Inc.) has signed a Licensing agreement with Saban Brands.
With this agreement, all of our POWER RANGERS Cosplay such as Helmets and Costumes are officially licensed.
With a 13 years experiences in making Power Rangers related Cosplays and Replica, we are committed to raise our service and qualities. Now that we have this agreement, we are expanding our production capabilities and staff in order to serve you better.
And as you might already know, all of our products are HANDMADE 100% and MADE TO ORDER only. Stay tuned for future updates with more exciting news (Stuntcast Green helmet, anyone? LOL)
Thanks for all your support Cosplayers, Collectors, Rangers Actors/Actress and many more. It’s because of your support that finally we can reach this phase. We are nothing without your support.
Here at TokuNation we were actually made aware of this licensing agreement in February, but out of respect for Aniki Cosplay chose not to report the news without first consulting Saban Brands. Having reached out to Saban Brands several times we were told that they would be back in touch with us. However, despite several follow ups on our end, there was never any further communication from Saban. But now we have the announcement straight from Aniki, so we’re happy to share the news with the fandom! Congratulations to Aniki Cosplay!
Via Comicbook.com We have our first look at the main cover and two variants for the upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #30 from Boom! Studios.
In this exclusive preview we get our first look at the main cover by Jamal Campbell, featuring a number of helmets from felled rangers surrounding Lord Drakkon’s throne. The Jordan Gibson variant gives us the traditional MMPR border used on a number of variants through out the series but features Andros the In Space Red Ranger as it’s main focus. Given the In Space rangers part in the Shattered Grid Annual, this could signal a larger role for them all to play. And the final gorgeous cover is by Carlos Villa, who treats us to an incredible “Forever Black” team-up of Black Rangers spanning franchise history.
Power Rangers #30 is a ways off from release, due out some time in August, but for now we can continue to drool over these lovely covers. Thanks to Comicbook.com for their exclusive preview.
“It’s Morphin’ Time!”
It’s been a while since we’ve tackled a Legacy release from Bandai, and with their time with the Power Rangers license coming to end, we thought it appropriate to take a look at one of their last high end releases. Making it’s way out to retail currently at Toys R Us (as they go our of business themselves) is the Legacy Zeonizer!
It’s unfortunate that this collector’s piece is heralding the end of the line, and a retailer, but we wanted to take a look at it while we could. The Legacy Zeonizer is the latest in Bandai’s line of high end prop replicas, and frankly it may be their best effort. A wonderful recreation of the morpher used in Power Rangers Zeo, this collector’s piece features a number of built in light & sound gimmicks including unique Morphin’ call outs and specific colors for each ranger. Of course the icing on the cake is it’s best feature, the ability to play the entire Power Rangers Zeo Opening Theme!
You can check out our full 40 image gallery of the Legacy Zeonizer as well as a full review and breakdown of it’s features by clicking “Discuss on the TokuNation Forums” at the bottom of this post. We’ll be back next time with a gallery from Kamen Rider Kabuto!
Shout! Factory is set to re-release the entirety of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ 3 season run on a DVD Steelbook in honor of the series 25th anniversary. However, the big surprise and draw of this re-release is that it will also included Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie on Blu-Ray for the first time ever! Fans have eagerly waited for Shout! to have the rights to release the original film and in Blu-Ray form, so this should be welcome news to many.
This massive 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray set will retail for $199.99, available August 7th 2018! Here’s hoping that at some point MMPR The Movie can be released individually as well. Purchasing the set from Shout! Factory’s website will also score you an exclusive 18X24″ lithograph by Paul Shipper. Pre order the set HERE.