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Back in February, just ahead of the 115th North American International Toy Fair, Hasbro revealed that they'd become the master licensee for Saban's Power Rangers. Buried in the announcement was something that many missed, but I did not - the potential for Hasbro to acquire the whole franchise. Now that's happened, and today Hasbro and Saban Properties LLC have announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement for Hasbro to purchase Saban’s Power Rangers and several other entertainment brands, including My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr., Luna Petunia, Treehouse Detectives and others, in a combination of cash and stock valued at $522 million.
Some breaking news as we head into the 115th North American Toy Fair in New York - Hasbro and Saban Brands have just announced that Hasbro has been named the global master toy licensee for Saban’s Power Rangers! Under the terms of the agreement and in collaboration with Saban Brands, Hasbro will design, produce and bring to market a wide variety of toys, games and role-play items inspired by the franchise and its entertainment properties. Hasbro will hold the worldwide rights, excluding Japan and certain other Asian markets, effective as of April 1, 2019.
News just hit Rock Father HQ from Saban Brands that Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel will premiere on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S. The 25th season of the series kicks of with the 886th episode to air, and the creators promise that the season will also feature a special anniversary episode that Power Rangers fans of all ages won’t want to miss. Check out the latest TV spot below!
2018 will mark the 25th Anniversary of Saban's Power Rangers franchise, and while the year-long Power Rangers 25th Anniversary celebration officially begins in January, the excitement begins today with the reveal of the brand-new 25th Anniversary logo and details on some of the anniversary programs and partnerships that Power Rangers fans can enjoy in the year to come. "You've Got the Power" will be a multi-tiered program "to encourage, enable and empower children and adults to unleash their inner superhero" by focusing on efforts "that embody the core pillars of the Power Rangers brand: friendship, inclusivity, diversity and teamwork."
On March 24, Lionsgate will bring SABAN'S POWER RANGERS into theaters, and at the same time, Varèse Sarabande will unleash the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally (CD available April 21, 2017). The soundtrack features the original music by composer Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Furious 7) and the exclusive track “Give It All” performed by With You, featuring Santigold and Vince Staples.
We're just two months out from the March 24 debut of Saban's Power Rangers movie, and today the folks at Lionsgate have dropped a new trailer that gives fans what they've been waiting for - a real look at the Zords in-action. It's certainly a gloomier, perhaps "moodier" depiction of the 'Rangers than we've seen before, but color me interested. Check out the all-new trailer below, appropriately soundtracked with Kanye West's "Power."