When Were the Original Power Rangers Action Figures Made?

For avid collectors and enthusiasts of vintage toys, the Power Rangers franchise holds a special place in their hearts. The action-packed series, which first premiered in 1993, quickly captured the imaginations of children and adults alike. Today, we delve into the roots of this beloved franchise and uncover the fascinating story of when the original Power Rangers action figures were made.

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Power Rangers Series Origins

The Power Rangers franchise originated from the Japanese Super Sentai franchise, a long-running series that featured a team of heroes battling against evil forces. In 1993, Saban Entertainment, recognizing the potential for success in the United States, adapted the 16th entry of Super Sentai, titled “Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger,” into the iconic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series.

The Original Power Rangers Action Figures

Bandai took on the task of creating action figures from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. In collaboration with Saban Entertainment, Bandai produced the first set of action figures for the franchise, launching them in 1993. This began a toy line that would captivate millions of fans worldwide.

The action figures mirrored the colorful and dynamic nature of the TV series. When morphed, the rangers donned color-specific suits, each representing their unique identity and abilities. Bandai ensured that each action figure captured the distinct characteristics of the respective ranger, including their signature weapons and special powers.

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Expanding the Universe

As the franchise gained popularity, subsequent series were released, introducing new teams of Power Rangers with their own unique abilities and Zords—gigantic assault machines used in battle. Bandai continued to manufacture action figures for each new series, allowing fans to collect and relive their favorite moments from the show. In 2019, Saban and Bandai’s partnership ended, with Hasbro taking over the franchise.

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A Lasting Legacy

Over the years, Power Rangers action figures have become highly sought-after collectibles for nostalgic enthusiasts and new fans. The initial line of action figures remains a treasured part of many collections, with their vintage charm and historical significance.

The first Power Rangers action figures, manufactured by Bandai in 1993, marked the beginning of a cultural phenomenon. The franchise, built around the Japanese Super Sentai series, has provided countless hours of entertainment and inspiration. As Wheeljack’s Lab, we take pride in preserving the legacy of these iconic toys and celebrating the enduring spirit of the franchise.

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About the Author

Author: Chris Ingledue 


Bio: I am the founder and owner of Wheeljack’s Lab pop Culture and Toy Shop. My vision has always been to reunite customers with their favorite childhood toys and pop culture, triggering fond memories, and reigniting their imaginations. Every day, I work in the “lab” where it’s Christmas 365 days a year. I scour the internet, like when we had the Sears Catalog of yesteryear, for the next great treasure. Then, I await the arrival of the postman as if he were Santa Claus himself and helping collectors worldwide with their versions of Christmas. Every day as a vintage toy buyer is an absolute joy!

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