Hasbro acquires Power Rangers for $500 Million. Bring on Megazord vs Predaking!

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  1. GGGG00

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    Curious to see after Hasbro has fulfilled the contractual obligations, will they delink Power Rangers from Super Sentai i.e original storyline and zords. And wondering if they'll engage Takaratomy to help design and produce the toys as well or a different team....
     
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  2. samisham

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    If we're honest of the franchises Hasbro gives up on, they give up on because they see no viable profit from them. I'm sure if they saw a market they'd bring this stuff back.

    I really doubt it, the budgets would inflate to a pretty crazy degree if they needed to design all new suits, Zords, monsters and whatnot and part of what makes Power Rangers so popular is that it's produced on the cheap. As for the Takara side of it, yeah Hasbro and Takara co-produce Transformers, but i don't know of anything else they work together on.
     
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    (Squeals) COME ON, GLITTER FORCE TOYLINE! Also A Transformers/PR crossover would be grand now the Hasbro has the franchise, mostly for the Volcanicus combiner as the MMPR Megazord with a retool of Sludge and Snarl as the Saber Tooth Tiger and Mastadon for the fans.
     
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    Yes. Because that's how a business works. You focus on what is successful.

    I could see some limited freelance work, but most likely they'll try to form a TakaraTomy-esque relationship with BoJ. They already do some business with them with Yokai Watch.
     
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    I just found a mistype in Hasbro's Announcement. It should be "Saban Brands, Power Rangers and Other Entertainment Assets" not "Saban Brands' Power Rangers and Other Entertainment Assets". Also it says they are getting Saban Brands in the title of the announcement. Because if it was just Power Rangers it would have just said Saban's Power Rangers not Saban Brands' Power Rangers.
    Hasbro to Acquire Saban Brands’ Power Rangers and Other Entertainment Assets | Hasbro
     
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    i hope they make an animated series based on boom studios or at least a movie of shattered grid
     
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    I just realized that Hasbro might make new Ranger Teams in Transformers. G.I. Joe, & Ponies.
     
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    There is something that's been bugging me about what will happen before Hasbro fully takes over, but why bother worrying about it if Hasbro has taken over it is obvious Bandai will put halt to production on anything.
     
  10. UltraAlanMagnus

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    And Power Rangers parted ways with both of them.
     
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    You know what's rather amusing in hindsight is that with Power Rangers now owned by Hasbro, all the comparisons with Megazords can lay to rest.
     
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    Can they, though?
     
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    In hindsight, yes.
     
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    Just that Bandai has plans to release some exclusive figures at Gamestop this Summer and they have an exclusive this Morphicon. Just wondering if they cancelled those figures now or that they stopped all stock coming in for Power Rangers in general.
     
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    They're apparently doing a couple small cash grabs before Q2 ends. Someone on Facebook posted two new SMF key sets in Legacy packaging.
     
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    I even heard one site has preorders for the next wave of Legacy. But I'm not sure if they will end up cancelling it.
     
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    Aside from the keys, I don't think there's a whole lot of product announced that we haven't seen yet in stores. Last I heard, the 6" figures are cancelled (no Psycho Rangers, for those who cared).
     
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    I've been looking forward to them for a year now. But when I found out they we cancelled I was devastated. But I've learned to accept it. But the chances of Hasbro making the Psychos, I doubt it.
     

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