Times they are a-changin'. Gone are the days of diecast sentai bots. Gone are the days of overly muscular action figures. The new Power Rangers are leaner and sleeker, and offer a better bang for your buck.
This is all about the new economy. Take the new megazords, for example. The Deluxe Formula Megazords are re-tooled versions of the Go-Onger robots from Japan, without electronics.
*cue the fanboy rage*
I know, I know, the engine souls were the whole gimmick of the original series. Bandai America has done this before, you should be used to it by now. But this time, it's different. This time the Deluxe Megazords are only $24.99 each. So yeah, they are missing a key gimmick, but they are a hell of a lot cheaper, and in this market that can make all of the difference.
The plastic quality on these new megazords is actually pretty nice, and they feel sturdy compared to the operation overdrive retooling. There will be four megazords that can combine to form the insane RPM Ultra Zord (The one on display is the Japanese version, FYI).
There supposedly will be a larger version of the main megazord available as a store exclusive, but that too will be a retooling.
Anyway, onto the line list.
5” RPM ACTION FIGURES – The Power Rangers
continue their adventures in Fall 2009 in RPM –
Racing Performance Machines. This turbo-charged
season finds the Power Rangers going full throttle
to defeat the Evil Space Aliens. The Fall lineup
brings an all-new, high octane lineup inspired by the
speed and action of Power Rangers RPM, including
all new 5” articulated figures.
Prepare the Rangers for battle by flipping down the
helmet’s visor. Once protected for battle, the
Rangers can take on the Evil Space Aliens using
the included weapon accessories. For even greater
collectibility, combine figures and accessories to
form a larger weapon.
Coming late fall, Bandai America will continue their
highly sought after Super Legends action figures.
These limited edition “chase” figures feature popular
characters from past Power Rangers seasons, and
are perfect for all fans, young and old, missing that
key character in their ultimate toy collection.
5” GUARDIAN FIGURES – By configuring their
battle gear and included weapon accessories, these
5” Guardian Figures have 4 modes of play in one
toy! Morph into two modes of Armorized Rangers
by attaching the included armor pieces, or configure
the armor to morph into the Animal or Vehicle Zord
mode. Collect and combine with the Fall Racing
Performance Cycles Formula Transporters and
Auxiliary Trax Command Center to complete the
Auxiliary Trax System (each sold separately).
5” RETROFIRE MEGAZORD SERIES – Each
highly detailed 5” Megazord figure includes a base
and the Megazords’ signature weapons. Collect
Retrofire Megazords from current and past seasons.
6.5” MOTO-MORPH FIGURES – With a simple
transformation, each 6.5” figure morphs into one of
two modes. Use the included Engine Cell key to
unlock from Tire Mode into Ranger mode. Each
Ranger comes with weapon accessories and a
ramp to launch the morphed Tire into action.
5” SUPER LEGENDS DIORAMA FIGURES – Each
5” Diorama Figure is posed on a stylized, brushed
metal base so fans and collectors alike can
showcase their highly detailed, live action look RPM
Red or Gold Ranger. Figures feature a unique
weapon and attachable battle effects.
TRAX COMMAND CENTER – With the Trax Mobile
Command Center, kids can keep up to speed in the
race against evil. Unlock sound and light features,
then morph the center from an Action Jet into a
Deluxe Battle Station. The Command Center
includes an exclusive 5” Ranger figure. For even
more racing action, collect and combine the
Command Center with the Fall 5” Guardian Figures,
Racing Performance Cycles or even the Formula
Transporters (each sold separately) to complete the
Auxiliary Trax System and create additional RPM
vehicles or figures.
FORMULA TRANSPORTERS – Race the sleek
Formula Eagle or Wolf Transporter to defeat evil.
The vehicle transforms into a Zord Exoskeleton so
that the Ranger can ride inside of the Transporter.
Kids can customize each Transporter with the
included sticker decals. Collect and combine with
the Fall Racing Performance Cycles, Guardian
figures and Trax Command Center (each sold
separately) for even more Auxiliary Trax battle
options. Includes an articulated 5” Ranger Figure.
RACING PERFORMANCE CYCLES – Kids can
play out their own RPM adventures with the Racing
Performance Cycles. Transform the cycle from
Chopper Cycle Mode into Hover Cycle for the
Ranger to ride on top of the cycle. For even more
Auxiliary Trax racing action, collect and combine
with the Fall 5” Guardian Figures, the Formula
Transporters and the Trax Command Center (each
sold separately). Racing Performance Cycles come
with an articulated 5” Figure.
TURBO OCTANE ZORD RACERS – Launch the
swift Turbo Octane Racer with the included
launcher. Available in four new designs for Fall,
kids can customize each Racer with the included
sticker decals. Racer also includes collectible
racing coins to weigh down the vehicle during races.
DELUXE FORMULA MEGAZORDS – By
combining three deluxe RPM Zords, kids can create
the turbo-charged Megazords as seen on the TV
show. Collect and combine Spring and Fall
Formula Megazords to create an exclusive RPM
MICRO MEGAZORD SERIES – Kids can prepare
for their next high-velocity mission with these sets of
four mini Zords. Three Zords combine together to
form an RPM Megazord from the TV show, while
the bonus Zord can combine from multiple sets to
create an original micro Megazord. Collect and
combine the Spring and Fall micro sets for even
more Micro Megazord combinations.
RPM HELMET – Boys can become their favorite
hero in real life with the RPM Red Ranger helmet.
The helmet’s slim design makes it easier for boys to
role-play as the Red Ranger, and features RPM
sounds and light effects for more realistic play.
DELUXE BATTLE GEAR – Kids can have fun
battling Evil Space Aliens as a Power Ranger RPM
hero with this gear. Based on the battle gear used
on the TV show by the Gold and Silver Rangers, the
SkyShift Blazer includes a light feature and multiple
spinning propellers that launch from the barrel.
Each propeller is designed differently for unique
flying capabilities, and one even has a suction
feature that sticks to its target.
MORPHER – Kids can become a Power Rangers
RPM hero with this cool gear, used in the TV show
by the Gold and Silver Rangers. Collect and
combine these Morphers to create an extreme
booster morpher. The Rocket Dagger and Cell Shift
Morphers feature sound effects; unlock additional
sound effects on the Cell Shift Morpher with its
included Engine Cell key.
3.5” ADVENTURE SET – This set allows kids to
play out big adventures with a variety of Ranger
Figures, evil space aliens and action accessories on
a small scale set.
RALLY CREW SET – Kids can become part of the
Power Rangers crew with this role-play set. The set
includes all the gear kids need to morph into a
Power Ranger – a Ranger mask, morpher, badge,
two weapons and other accessories.
SOUND SWORD ROLE-PLAY – The Sound Sword
Role-Play set allows kids to have safe fun with a
cool Power Ranger weapon with lights and multiple
sound effects, and comes with a belt holster to store
GAUNTLET – Kids can become a Power Ranger
with this cool Gauntlet worn on the wrist. Shift into
high gear and launch one of the three included
propeller missiles into the air. Choose from the
Red, Gold or Silver Ranger gauntlets.