Bandai Toys – More from the Power Rangers

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 Basic Ranger Training Set £17.29 click to visit Toys R Us

Power Rangers Megaforce Basic Ranger Training Set £17.29 click to visit Toys R Us




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.

Power Rangers Megaforce Battle Gear Robo Morpher  £14.52 click to visit Amazon

Power Rangers Megaforce Battle Gear Robo Morpher £14.52 click to visit Amazon



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.



DSCN7542 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.


Reviewed – Power Rangers Toys from Bandai Toys

Power Rangers were a toy phenomenon of the 1990s, coming hot on the heels of the popular TV programme that enthralled a whole generation of youngsters. It was popular, bright and colourful, and sometimes controversial, but nobody would’ve believed that it would still be a massive ‘toy and TV’ story more than twenty years later.

But this is most certainly the case. I have a five-year old son who has been obsessed with Power Rangers Megaforce since he met a similarly obsessed boy on his first day in nursery. It is one of their fave playground games, they chose their characters and scenarios, and use their imaginations to create their own games. So when I was offered the opportunity to review some of the newest Power Rangers toys from Bandai Toys, I knew that I had the perfect reviewer sitting at home.

Joe with the Morpher

Joe with the Morpher…

and with the Megazord.

…and with the Megazord.


We were sent the Deluxe Morpher and Gosei Ultimate Megazord for review. These are some of the latest Megaforce toys designed to tie in with the current series of Power Rangers showing on Channel 5.

The Deluxe Morpher is almost the super-toy of Power Rangers range. The Morpher is a code breaker for the Power Rangers, it can be used to unlock the codes, call their Zords into battle (no, me neither, but this made perfect sense for Joe) and allow the rangers to arm themselves for battle. This is a really simple toy to use, the Morpher pulls open, allowing you to place one of the Morpher code cards inside the Morpher, which then works like a mini scanner. The Morpher then emits different messages and sounds depending on the card used. Each card has 10 different messages, and the Morpher comes with ten cards, leading to hours of fun. What is brilliant is that this was easy enough for Joe to do by himself, and he also loved the fact that it could be clipped onto his trousers. The tough plastic used on this toy means that it can be dropped and will not shatter into little pieces, always a bonus when you have clumsy little ones around.




 Power Rangers Power Rangers Dlx Gosei Morpher Mega Force now £24.99 click to visit House of Fraser

Power Rangers Power Rangers Dlx Gosei Morpher Mega Force now £24.99 click to visit House of Fraser

The second toy we were sent was the Gosei Ultimate Megazord. This is a fantastic transformer style toy based on the Megazord seen in the Megaforce programme. The stomach compartment (aka Chest armour) is home to many different Zords. Joe was so excited that the Megazord can also be transformed into a Spaceship, although this is something that younger children will require some help with.  Again, this is a really well made toy, the pieces are very flexible in their movement, but not so much as a touch is liable to break them – my experience with other ‘transformer’ type toys and heavy-handed five-year olds. The Megazord came with another  two Morpher cards which allows for these toys to be combined for fun games. In addition, you can combine the Megazord and the Morpher to make the command centre. This is something we haven’t tried yet, but are planning to do on our next rainy weekend.



Power Rangers Megaforce Gosei Ultimate Megazord £29.99 click to visit Smyths

Power Rangers Megaforce Gosei Ultimate Megazord £29.99 click to visit Smyths

The Power Rangers Megaforce range are well made toys that will provide hours of fun for your little ones. They come highly recommended by the happy little boy who lives in my house!