Power Rangers Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin White Ranger Gallery and Review!
A new candidate was selected and brought to the Allspark Studio today and now my friends, we present to you: the Mighty Morphin White Ranger! Will Tommy fail at protecting Angel Grove from Lord Zedd, or will his new powers created from the light of goodness be enough to stop the forces of evil?!? Tune in after the jump!
With Tommy Oliver being one of the most recognizable Power Ranger characters in the franchise, it was a no brainer that Hasbro would reveal, and include him in the first wave, when they revealed the prototype and plans for the Lightning Collection. I was super hyped when I saw the prototype video and teaser image all those months ago, and man oh man, let me tell you this figure is way better in hand than the pictures you see on screen.
Right out of the package, the Mighty Morphin White Ranger comes with two alternate interchangeable hands, an energy effect, his trusty (and opinionated) talking sword Saba, and an alternate Tommy Oliver civilian head. This figure is really great, and amazingly sculpted, and unlike the Bandai of America Legacy figure, he feels properly proportioned. It does not look like a typical overly muscular superhero body. This figure just feels right! It has sculpted creases and wrinkles on the body that actually looks like a Power Ranger from the show wearing a suit. Paint applications are spot on for this figure. The gold paint on this figure is really well done. And can we talk about the ridiculous amount of paint that Saba received? Hasbro could have cheapened out and gotten away less paint applications on the sword, but I am really glad they didn’t.
The figure is packed with articulation. The White Ranger’s shield armor piece is made of soft plastic so it does not hinder too much of the articulation. His head has a full range of motion: forward, back, and side to side. He has full rotation of the arms, bicep swivel, double joint elbows, wrist hinge and swivel, and an amazing butterfly joint that gives you extra articulation to pose the arms. There is a ball joint swivel at the upper torso for some added range of motion, and it also has an ab crunch for forward and back motion. Unlike Lord Zedd, he can do a full split! The legs have a some really good range of motion that allow for some great Ranger poses. The legs also have an upper thigh cut to allow rotation at the thighs, a double joint at the knee, and an ankle rocker at the feet.
I own a few Power Ranger toys, and in my opinion, this is one of the best, if not the best iteration of the Mighty Morphin White Ranger. And yes, this may be an unpopular opinion, but I even rate it a little higher than the S.H. Figuarts White Ranger. If you’re a Power Rangers fan, then this figure is a must have. Actually, even if you’re not a Power Rangers fan, and just love good action figure toys, I highly recommend buying this figure. It’s just that good of a toy. May the power protect our wallets!
Check out the full gallery shot by our talented photographer, Jason/Onyx Minor, bellow and let us know what you think of the figure here in our Allspark Forums! Not a member? Join our community by creating your own free account here! Or jump right into the live chat on our Discord server or our Facebook Group!
You can purchase yours today at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, BBTS, Entertainment Earth, or a major retailer near you.
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