Last year I wrote a review of some of the fab toys from the Power Rangers range that were enjoying a resurgence in popularity due to a new TV series. The review proved to be very popular and showed that since the 1990s, Power Rangers had never really disappeared from the hearts and minds of kids young, and not so young.
The lovely people at Bandai have recently sent Joe some more of the range for review. As a huge Power Rangers fan he was very excited to receive some of the role play items, as well as a couple of the action figures.
Power Rangers Megaforce Basic Ranger Training Set
Currently Joe is very into role play, and Power Rangers is one of the games that he enacts with his friends in the playground. So the Power Rangers Megaforce Basic Ranger Training Set was a brilliant choice for him. The set comprises of a Red Ranger mask,a Firing blaster with two Zord rounds,6 battle cards and a Card Holder Belt Buckle to store your cards in. The pieces all come in a strong, durable plastic that ensures that they can be subjected to rough and tumble games without falling apart. I also liked the fact that the firing blaster is both easy to use, and safe – the blaster doesn’t really blast but just gently pushes out. This is hours of fun for your little Power Ranger, but you may find it difficult to get them to remove the mask when you want to pop to the supermarket.
Power Rangers Megaforce Battle Gear Robo Morpher
This item is another from the role play range. I have to say I was a little unimpressed with this. It makes sounds and you can put the play cards into it, but it is really like a toy mobile phone as it doesn’t read the cards, and the sound is quite low in volume. That said, Joe liked it precisely because it did look like a mobile – that is exactly what he used it for, and it added to the basic training kit as another part of the Power Ranger uniform.
Megaforce Action Figures Red and Black
Of course, no review of Power Rangers would be complete without a look at a couple of the pose-able action figures. Joe was sent the Megaforce Action figures in red and black. These are 10cms tall and are again in toughened plastic. The figures are totally articulated so children can easily put them into lots of different poses and positions when they are doing battle. The figures also come with accessories like swords, shields etc, and these are fairly easy to affix to the figures.
Joe loves his Power Ranger figures and is getting a lot of pleasure from planning scenario’s and setting up battles. You can currently get three figures from Amazon for £19.82, click here to see the offer.
With thanks to Laura from Mischief PR and Bandai toys for the review opportunity.