Press Release

Saban’s Power Rangers will be back in action at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, taking place July 18-21. Fans can expect a MEGA presence in honor of the Power Rangers’ 20th Anniversary. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite Legendary Rangers of all time, collect Power Rangers Comic-Con exclusive premium items, get a first look at upcoming products, pose for photos with the Power Rangers Megaforce, participate in giveaways and so much more.

“We have an exciting, jam-packed schedule planned for the Power Rangers at this year’s Comic-Con,” said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “We encourage all attendees to check out the latest and greatest Power Rangers merchandise at our partners’ booths, as well as follow us on social media to learn how to participate in our various on-site activations to win MEGA prizes!”

On Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m., Jason David Frank, who played Tommy Oliver, the original Green turned White Ranger from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, will make an appearance at the Bandai America Incorporated booth (#2813) to sign posters for fans. Selwyn Ward, who played T.J., the Red Ranger in Power Rangers Turbo turned Blue Ranger in Power Rangers in Space, will host a signing at the Shout! Factory booth (#4248) Friday at 2 p.m. He will be signing fans’ purchased Power Rangers: Seasons 4-7 box sets and 20th Anniversary Power Rangers posters.

On Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m., the cast of Power Rangers Megaforce will appear for an autograph signing on at the Nickelodeon booth (#4113). Actors Andrew Gray (Red Megaforce Ranger), John Mark Loudermilk (Blue Megaforce Ranger), Ciara Hanna (Yellow Megaforce Ranger), Azim Rizk (Black Megaforce Ranger) and Christina Masterson (Pink Megaforce Ranger) will be on-hand to greet fans and pose for photos. Plus, attendees can keep their eyes peeled for the Power Rangers Megaforce who will be walking the floor throughout the entire show!

On the show floor, fans will have access to all things Power Rangers including exclusive merchandise, premium giveaways, and a POWERED UP presence at various partner booths. Bandai America Incorporated (booth #2813) will be offering Limited Edition Legacy products based on the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, including both the Legacy Power Morpher and Gosei Morpher. Fans can also stop by to check out Bandai’s 20th Anniversary tribute – a full wall of trading cards showcasing Rangers from all seasons! Funko (booth #5343) will be selling Limited Edition San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive White GLOW Rangers, while other licensees including MEGA Brands (booth #3949), Bluefin (booth #3545), Papercutz (booth #2546), USAopoly (booth #721), The Bridge (booth #3513B), ACME Archives (booth #5629) and WeLoveFine (booth #5647), will have a Power Rangers presence as well, with various products for sale, giveaways, new product unveilings and more. Shout! Factory (booth #4248), will be featuring an interactive Power Rangers photo booth Thursday from 3 p.m.—6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.—1 p.m. where fans can obtain both a printed photo and a digital copy to easily share online with friends. Additionally, NAMCO BANDAI Games (booth #121) will be offering consumers the first-ever chance to play the highly anticipated Power Rangers Megaforce on the Nintendo 3DS, showcasing the next chapter of the Power Rangers legacy, due out later this year.

To further POWER UP the 20th Anniversary celebration, Saban Brands released a tribute video for Comic-Con where the Power Rangers Morph Through 20 Years, featuring a legendary Ranger from each of the past 20 seasons. Including 19 Red Rangers and the beloved White Ranger, the video depicts the exciting visual evolution, starting with the classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers all the way through the current season on Nickelodeon, Power Rangers Megaforce.

In addition to the Morph video, Saban Brands, in partnership with Nickelodeon, will also be unveiling a never-before-seen clip of a future episode of Power Rangers Megaforce. This clip will go live on Saban’s Power Rangers YouTube page on Thursday, July 18.

Fans can follow the official Power Rangers social media channels for more information on all Power Rangers activities during San Diego Comic-Con on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Saban’s Power Rangers
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running boys live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morph” into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets around the world, translated into numerous languages, and is a mainstay in the most prominent international children’s programming blocks. The Power Rangers franchise is celebrating its 20th Anniversary throughout 2013, which started with the launch of its newest season Power Rangers Megaforce on Nickelodeon and other broadcasters worldwide. Power Rangers LLC, which licenses and merchandises the Power Rangers brand, is an affiliate of Saban Brands. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company’s experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a global omni-channel management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing and finance. SB’s portfolio of properties currently includes Power Rangers, Paul Frank, Vortexx, Zui.com, The Playforge, Julius Jr., Digimon Fusion and Popples. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

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5 Comments

  1. July 17, 2013 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    True MEGA excitement would be if they announced they were selling the property back to Disney. Say what you will about their iterations, but they were works of art compared to MegaForce.

    Original Sentai 4 Lyfe!

    • July 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm — Reply

      If they sold it back to Disney, it would all be over since Disney only sold it back because they were stopping production entirely.

      But I’d love a return to the Disney era writing. Even though the series was still pretty well aimed at the younger crowd, the storytelling during the Disney years wasn’t anywhere near as one dimensional as the writing of both early and recent Saban series. SPD and RPM were practically as good as their original Sentai counterparts (and since Dekaranger is my favorite Sentai series, that is saying something), and even Dino Thunder, Mystic Force and Operation Overdrive had some surprisingly engaging storylines.

      Back on topic, I really wish I knew someone going so I could ask them to snag me the Legacy Morpher (which has Tommy’s gold MMPR morpher with both show accurate Green and White Ranger power coins). It is already being sold/pre-sold for over $200 and I’ll never be able to justify that.

      • July 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm — Reply

        I know what you mean. I’ve had my eye on a Gaburivolver, some beast batteries and Pteraiden-Oh for a while, but my wife would throw me out if I spent that kind of money on “stupid Power Ranger toys.”

        I’m hoping I can sway her between now and whenever the Kyoryuger Figarts come out.

        • July 17, 2013 at 8:24 pm — Reply

          Best of luck on that! And hopefully you’ll be able to find a decent price on them. I’m surprised how high the markup on some of the Sentai items are in some places.

          The only reason I have my Ranger Key collection is from friends who live in Japan getting them and sending me an occasional package with several keys. Otherwise I probably would have only splurged on getting a few select keys.

  2. Jeff P.
    July 18, 2013 at 1:16 am — Reply

    You do know they will relase a Green/White Ranger morpher sometime later this year or next year. The can’t be that stupid to leave money just laying on the table.

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