Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Movie Edition Legacy Morpher (Pink)


In 1995, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie was released in theaters world wide. It was considered a success for Saban and Fox. It even had a wave of merchandising made of it. 


In May 2016, Bandai released it's 3rd and final new morpher in it's movie subline. The Morpher comes in the standard movie edition box that has the logo in the upper section, then the movie Rangers underneath that. The middle section has the morpher and two coins. The lower section has a pink film strip with LEGACY POWER MORPHER on it.


The back of the box shows the Morpher inside the buckle and the 2 power coins it comes with. The grey background with the pink filmstrip theme carries over onto the back of the box.


The sides of the box continue the black theme. On the upper section is the movie logo and the film strip again. On the left hand side, we have a cut out and keep bio card, in a multitude of languages. The photo is taken from the building site fight scene. On the right hand side, we get the story of the movie, printed in a number of languages.


Inside the box, we have a plastic tray that contains all the pieces of the morpher. There's also an instruction sheet that is identical to the one from the Legacy morpher. The plastic tray contains the pink buckle, the coins and the morpher itself.


The buckle is the same one that's been released with every morpher. This time, it's been molded in pink plastic to denote that this is Pink Ranger's morpher.


The coins included in this set are a Pterodactyl coin, that is the same as the standard coin, just in a gold deco, with no detailing wash. The second coin is again, the Dino Tribal coin. The tribal coin has a semi antiqued wash to it.


The Morpher is exactly the same as the standard release, same features in it too. Nothing new here. The only difference is that like the other movie morphers, the front plate is polished chrome. The bolts are filled in pink and the coin holder has a plain red sticker around it. It fits in the buckle and can be used like that to copy the movie morphing pose.


To be honest, these Morphers overall are some of the weakest entries into the Legacy Line. The fact they;re shiny morphers might be enough to put people off in the first place. It's added to the fact that Bandai refused to sell White here in the UK, meaning we had to import. Then refusing to sell the Red, Blue and Pink Morphers after MCM also angered alot of consumers that missed out on them first time round. The final drop of the ball was the fact the Red, Blue and Pink Morphers don't have Ninja coins in them, only Tommy does. 

In all honesty, these are aimed at the "gotta have em all" collectors. I can guarantee that 3rd party coin makers will no doubt be rubbing their hands with glee and cashing in on this costly mistake from Bandai. If these morphers are something that doesn't interest you, then they can be skipped without missing anything new. If they do strike your fancy, then UK fans will have to bite the bullet and pay for costly imports, while US fans can get them from Toys R US