I'm a little late in posting this, so many of you who are interested in these figures may have already seen them by now. I'm afraid that my slight disdain for all thing Powers Rangers left me with a lack of motivation to post these pics in a timely manner.
Now, I know that many of you who are of the generation after mine have the same affinity for the Power Rangers as I do of, say, GI Joe, Master of the Universe, or G1 Transformers, but to me, the Power Rangers represent the bastardization of everything I love of Japanese tokusatsu. The designs and robots are great-- but those are the Japanese aspects of the show. The characters themselves-- the American parts-- they are just so freakin' awful...
But, before I offend too many of you, I do accept that Power Rangers are quite beloved and I respect that because many might say that Speed Racer or Star Blazers (two shows that I loved growing up) were also horrible, Americanized versions of the original Japanese anime. So, the beauty here is firmly in the eye of the beholder.
Everything else aside, these new figures from SH Figurarts look great and I can't imagine a true PR fan who isn't chomping at the bit to get them into their collection.
Look for them to be in the US around July/Aug for $45.00 each.