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Title: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 01, 2018, 06:08:49 pm
https://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=278&itemid=31011

This is one of those many properties I have no connection to.  Too old to have been watching when it was on TV.  Never bought the figures.  No kids of my own to watch it either.  Or buy toys for.  It's been around for so long and is so hokey in some ways it's painful.  And played out.  Yet the biggest manufacturer of boys toys in the world first licenses it, then buys it outright.  Does someone know something about this property we don't?  Half a billion in cash and stock.  That's a lot of dough for something that's not Batman.   


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Chooch on May 01, 2018, 10:31:00 pm
Longest running most profitable toyline of all time.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 02, 2018, 01:58:19 am
I've never really "Got it" either. Even with all the pop culture I enjoy it's still of no interest to me.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 02, 2018, 06:39:14 am
Longest running most profitable toyline of all time.

Kinda what I mean.  How much gas can be left in the tank?


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 02, 2018, 01:27:00 pm
Same here....I'm too old to have ever been interested in them.  This deal totally blows my mind.  Not so much HASBRO buying the rights, but the total cost.  Wow!!


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: kcekada on May 02, 2018, 02:25:55 pm
Always thought it was a clever idea, but poorly executed -- and  probably would have loved it as a kid. I guess the update it enough to keep the next generation of kiddies interested.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Chooch on May 02, 2018, 06:04:08 pm
It hits all the right notes for youngsters: kids become heroes, color-themed, giant robots, giant monsters, martial arts.  In premise it's no more or less hokey than Voltron or Battle of the Planets.  It was just after our times.

And to the gas in the tank question I think Hasbro is striking while it's hot actually.  They're at the point that they can sell higher-end figures to those old enough to be nostalgic (alongside Boom's more grown up take in the comics) and lower-end to the kids loving it now.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 02, 2018, 07:21:18 pm
Well said, CHOOCH.  Makes sense.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 03, 2018, 03:54:42 am
It hits all the right notes for youngsters...

My girls are 9, 7 & 7. They enjoy Teen Titans Go!, Avengers cartoons, Slugterra, Pokemon, Beyblade, etc, but have zero interest in MMPR.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 03, 2018, 07:36:25 am
That does make sense Chooch. 

However, I still think Bandai made out like a Bandit.    ;D


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Chooch on May 03, 2018, 07:44:08 am
It hits all the right notes for youngsters...

My girls are 9, 7 & 7. They enjoy Teen Titans Go!, Avengers cartoons, Slugterra, Pokemon, Beyblade, etc, but have zero interest in MMPR.

I read MMPR and thought, "Measles, Mumps, and Rubella."  I immediately felt pride in your parenting skills.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Chooch on May 03, 2018, 07:45:21 am
That does make sense Chooch. 

However, I still think Bandai made out like a Bandit.    ;D

Now they can finish their Thundercats line!


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 03, 2018, 08:08:13 am
I still just can't get past the price tag.  Wow. Just wow. 


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Chooch on May 03, 2018, 09:23:04 am
1-2 well received movies and they can make it back.  Granted, the last one didn't pull it off, but Hasbro seems to be betting big on their deal with Paramount to make movies out of their properties.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Boy Wonder on May 04, 2018, 06:11:54 am
When I was working at an elementary school just a few years ago, I know there were kids who still liked it. I don’t think it was any of their favorite thing, but they definitely would play PR games on the computer and draw the characters.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: powersthatbe on May 05, 2018, 10:23:25 am
I loved ultraman and johnny sokko as a kid and rangers came out when I was in my early twenties but never any interest (same with turtles). Bandai toys were cheaply made so I'm certain the quality of the product will be tons better under Hasbro.I'm sure they will be a big money maker for them.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: powersthatbe on August 19, 2018, 08:15:02 pm
I think they showed somewhere today legends style power rangers.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Chooch on August 19, 2018, 09:36:22 pm
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/08/19/power-rangers-lightning-collection-spring-2019-hasbro-white-ranger/

Almost makes me want to buy them.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Boy Wonder on August 20, 2018, 06:44:48 am
Glad I sold off my Legacy figures.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: powersthatbe on August 20, 2018, 02:00:34 pm
I bought a couple of the legacy but overall I didn’t like them that much


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 20, 2018, 03:07:06 pm
Never been into POWER RANGERS, but happy for those who want them.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: powersthatbe on August 22, 2018, 08:14:51 pm
its the right time because the kids that watched the show are now in their late 20s 30s so yeah they would be for a better quality figure collectible(then bandai) like the legend line offers.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: bigraj on August 23, 2018, 01:36:50 pm
Never had any interest in the Rangers, but I wouldn't mind picking up some well made ML-sized figures as extra ninja-types for Daredevil and Iron Fist to beat up.  Didn't realize they were still such a big deal.


Title: Re: Feels like a big deal...Hasbro BUYS Power Rangers...for half a BIL!!!
Post by: Chooch on August 23, 2018, 09:37:18 pm
its the right time because the kids that watched the show are now in their late 20s 30s so yeah they would be for a better quality figure collectible(then bandai) like the legend line offers.

Exactly.  The nostalgia-cycle has hit the 90's.