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Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power
Rangers Pink Ranger Review

Anyway, articulation is what we’ve come to expect with the line. Great range just about everywhere: ball-joints at the top and bottom of the neck, the wrists & ankles, and the upper torso & the waist, the ball-joints on the hinge in the shoulders & hips, double-hinges on the elbows & knees, articulated toes, bicep and thigh swivels. Prety much, all the articulation form before, but on a girl figure and in pink. Though, and it may be just be crazy me, but I feel like the bicep swivels have better range on this one than my Red & Green Rangers. And, oppositely, I feel like the shoulder covers for that odd ball-jointed hinge get in the way a lot more on this figure too. It’s nothing bad, but it was more annoying to spin those around than it had been on figures past.

I have mixed feelings on the accessories. There’s some cool stuff, the usual mix of hands – including an awesome one with a molded arrow. Normally, molded accessories are bad. But on an alternate hand? Totally Awesome. It lets Kimberly pose with the bow and arrow convincingly. There are also fists, semi-open hands, fully-open hands, and the aforementioned bow & arrow set. The hands are good. But the other accessories? There’s the bow. Check. And then… well, you’ll have to forgive me as I don’t know the exact terminology, but the Power Rangers “stick” has several modes. The Red Ranger got all the love and came with most of them, but Kimberly only has the powered down version and then the powered-up pistol version. I kinda wish we’d gotten the sword/dagger version as I feel like it’s a little more iconic than the powered-up gun. We still got a lot, so that’s cool, but maybe not the right choices.

Overall, the Pink Ranger is another must have. I know some folks would rather skip Figuarts in lieu of domestic toys, but when was the last time a domestic line made all five? I’m sure it’s happened, but it seems too rare. Those roided up Mighty Armor figures do look insanely awesome, I’m tempted, but are we going to get the girls? If I’m buying PR figs, I want the set and Figuarts is delivering. We’re even getting a North American exclusive Yellow Ranger so Trini can get some love. That’s pretty cool. Luckily, Figuarts have come a long way. These figures don’t feel as delicate as the first ones Vault was picking up (the accessories still do) and they look fantastic all together. That’s why I bought the Pink Ranger even if turns out I really didn’t have much to say about her!

Okay, I think that covers the basics. I’m sorry for the torturous read – and don’t tell me it wasn’t, it was torturous to write! I will really need Vault to catch up and do Billy or you guys might just be getting a blue gallery. Wow. Hope you at least enjoyed the pics!

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48 comments to Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power
Rangers Pink Ranger Review

  • So, gonna get both Yellow Rangers, for that ‘cross the Pacific’ picture? “Hey, what do you mean I’m a girl here?!” 🙂

    I’m less a Power Rangers fan than I am a Super Sentai fan, but I’d buy the American package Jyurangers just for the fun. I really want a complete set for Jetman however.

    • My inner completist kinda wants the Sentai Yellow Ranger, but no, I don’t need it.

      I will snag the other three from Jetman if they ever put them out though. And I might finish the Star Rangers that the White Ranger hails from too, I like those suits. I shoudln’t buy too too many of these though!

      • Dai Ranger. And yes, a full team of them would be awesome. Not only are the suits sweet, but I love having these Rangers that have never been part of the American Power Rangers series. Like with the announcement that the next Power Rangers series will be an adaption of Kyoryuger, called “Power Rangers Dino Charge,” and Go Buster might get skipped all together. It sucks, because the Go-Busters look and motif are awesome (there’s never been a spy themed Sentai/PR team before, whereas this is the third dinosaur team), but it’s also kind of neat because my PR display has this team of Rangers that I can imprint my own imagination onto.

        • We need to make up a name for what Dai Ranger would’ve been had it been brought over.

          • Since it was used for MMPR season 2, and everything in that season was Thunder-themed (Thunder Zords, Thunder Cannon, etc.), I’ve always thought that any name the series might have gotten should have reference to “thunder” in it. Thunder Star, Roaring Thunder, something along those lines. I don’t know, it’s late and I’m tired.

            • I like it. I always think of Star with that team for some reason? Was there anything to do with stars?

              • Battle Catman

                I think the translated name of the series is “Five-Star Sentai DaiRanger

              • For some odd reason, when Toei was trying to sell 恐竜戦隊ジュウレンジャー JyuRanger to the international market they had tagged it ‘Galaxy Rangers’ iirc, which makes NO sense given there already was a ‘Galaxy Rangers’ cartoon and the REASON to pimp the show was the dinosaur tie-in, given Jurassic Park was a BIG DEAL. Kids love them some dinosaurs. 🙂

                Toei often falls down when it comes to trying to sell to English speaking markets.

                And yes, DaiRanger was 五星戦隊ダイレンジャー ‘Gosei sentai’ or 5 Star Rangers.

                (and don’t think I’m such a clever boy that I can whip off Kanji typing like no sweat! Thank iTunes and my insane music library 🙂 )

    • I’m debating on whether to get Tiger Ranger and Yellow Ranger. I’ll be getting Yellow Ranger for sure, since she can be pre-ordered through Diamond, which means I can get the guys at the comic shop to order me one and not only save on shipping, but also get the 20% discount I receive through them as part of their loyalty program.

      Boi I might want for completist’s sake. I guess it’ll depend on how my cashflow goes. I’ve been buying a ton of Figuarts lately (embarrassing admission: most of my federal tax return went to Figuarts. 11 in total), and while it might be neat to have both versions of the figure, I don’t know if it’s something I really need. Then agian, I do have two MMPR Red/Tyranno Rangers, the standard and the armored, so we’ll see. The only way to get Boi is via a middleman service preorder. If I hold off on that, the price could get ridiculous.

      • Yeah, I was thinking about how I never see the “true” import versions of these MMPR guys. I was looking at pics of Kimberly and I swear she’s a hotter pink then ours, but it could just be the reviewers camera.

        If Bluefin were smart, they should bring over a few of the Tiger Rangers in original packaging as they prolly don’t need a full run.

        • The Pink Rangers are supposed to be identical, but there are reports of some where different parts of the bodies are slightly different shades of pink. The problem has been reported in both US and Japanese releases, so it may be an overall quality control issue.

  • Brainlock

    boy, glad you didn’t have the Blue in the color question and swap pics. AWKward! LOL

    the last color swap pic does look cool with those color combinations, esp the two Tommys.

    btw, the “continue” link seems broken?

  • Battle Catman

    “Hey…uh, what are you guys doing later?”

    UGH! Why does my mind automatically go to such horrible places?! I don’t need Michael Bay to ruin my childhood–I’m doing a fine job of it on my own!

  • There was finally a female Red Ranger in Shinkenger/Super Samurai. And there is a Figuart of her. It was probably my third or fourth Sentai Figuart. I have a hrd time remembering who I got first: Princess Shinken Red, Deka Red, or Shinken Gold. I know I got Shinken Red first, because he was the first Sentai Figuart released, and I got the “First Release” bonus Koruko. and I know I got Akiba Red right before or right at the same time as Princess Shinken Red. Yeah I’m just rambling through my fuzzy memories.

    It’s funny you should mention the height thing, because Tommy was by far the tallest member of he MMPR team, and it was disturbing to me to find out how short he really is. Here’s a picture of the original MMPR team:

    And then I learn he’s only like 5’11”. The rest of those guys must be friggin’ tiny. Here’s a picture of one of the times I met him at Chicago Comic Con last year. I’m 6’4″ and have terrible posture:

    Weirdly enough, going backstage to see him again the next day, I unexpectedly met DMC. Yes, from Run-DMC. It was surreal.

    • Oops. forgot to mention, the female Red Samurai/Shinken Ranger is the first HEROIC female Red Ranger. There was a female Red Ranger in Power Rangers SPD, an original creation for the American version, whose costume was made from a Power Rangers in Space/Mega Red helmet and motocross gear (all the “A-squad” suits from that season followed a similar pattern, standing in contrast to the B-Squad, the main focus team of the season, whose suits were traditional spandex), and who later turned out to have turned traitor. She only appeared in a handful of episodes, and was unmorphed only for two of those (and, yes, they made a big deal about the surprise reveal that she was a girl. How long ago was Metroid?)

    • But has there been a Pink Dude??

      And, yes, that’s the pic I used to size up Kimberly! Great shot with JDF. I’m only 5′ 8″, so he’d seem tall to me. lol

      • Adam

        You’ll get your pink dude in Ressha Sentai ToQger, starting next week. The entire team will switch colors, so although the initial colors are what you’d expect, sometimes, the women will be red, and sometimes, the guys will be pink.

        If you haven’t already, look up the final episode of Kyoryuger (#48) for the hand-off. I didn’t even know this was a thing, but apparently, they’ve started a tradition of having a silent hand-off, post-credits, of the series from the prior series’ red to the current red. It’s just a few seconds long, and this year’s was super-cute.

      • J. Lee

        Well in one of the Gokaiger movies the team goes all pink and Marvelous is Ptera/MMPRS1 pink. Forget the others right now.

  • MST3KFan

    Looks like your Pink Ranger didn’t suffer too bad from quality control in terms of proper colored limbs. A lot of people have reported their Pink Rangers having different color pinks on the legs, particularly the right one, and the upper arms compared to the rest of the body.

    I have both a Japanese Zyuranger version and the U.S. MMPR version and my Zyuranger one doesn’t seem to have any major issues, but my U.S. Pink Ranger has a darker pink upper right leg and upper right arm and her torso is also darker than the rest of her body.

    • I didn’t even notice! Yay! Pink is a tricky color – even taking pics, it was hard to get the same shade.

      Sorry to hear yours wasn’t as balanced out, but tell me are both versions the same Pink or are they different?

      • MST3KFan

        Both figures seem to have the same shade of pink used, but I dunno if something got in the paints particularly on the MMPR Pink during its assembly/painting or what as the parts that are different from the rest of the body are more of a pink with a hint of almost purple. It’s more noticeable in certain lighting.

        I never had issues like this with my previous Pink Sentai/Ranger Figuarts though. DekaPink and Gokai Pink are both perfect.

  • J. Lee

    Its funny but I forget who Luka(Luca?) and Ahim turn into when the Gokaigers went all red. My mindbsaysbone was AbaRed.

    I would try for both Tiger and Yellow cause in truth even season 1 PR was Boi to begin with since used the Zyuranger footage. Just sad what happend to Trini (the actress, think thats the other reason would do a batman type memorial display.

    I do wonder how poseable she is. Say how Tommy was in Akibaranger via scooping Pink up and getting slap happy on her. Man I wanna see that Malshina get made badly.

    I think after ordering Glimmer gonna go after somebody in the figuart Sentai area. Ryuu ranger, Akibaranger, or Doc Gokai Green (hoping with Navi)

    • I think Pink & Green could pull off that pose.

      If I got the Tiger Ranger, he’d be more of a seventh wheel than just to match the footage I think. I’m do glad they’re doing the Yellow Ranger outright!

  • Paul

    Yeah, that final pic is outstanding.

  • Jester

    That last picture… Eww, just eww…

  • Mysterious Stranger

    I noticed on my Pink Ranger that the shoulder caps were looser than on the guys. Not sure if that’s because of the smaller limbs or what.

    Didn’t notice any color variation on mine but now I’m curious and will have to check when I get home tonight.

  • Magneto76

    I’m curious, what are the big differences between the two releases of Yellow Ranger? I’ve gotten my three rangers ,Green,Red and Pink from Amazon.. they have a yellow…which one do i go for?

    • There are two different versions of the Yellow Ranger, aka Tiger Ranger, being released. In American, the Yellow Ranger will be released in MMPR packaging, and will be built on a female body (a modified Pink Ranger body, minus the skirt). In Japan, Tiger Ranger was male (believe it or not, his name was actually Boi, phonetically identical to the word boy), and thus the figure will be built on the same body as the other Zyuranger men. It will also, obviously, be in Zyuranger packaging, and Bandai has a new policy of packaging web exclusive figures (as most Sentai Figuarts are in Japan, outside of Reds and Sixth RangerS) in solid boxes, rather than window boxes.

      If you want the Japanese release, you need to preorder it through a middleman service in Japan, as it’s a web exclusive that can’t be ordered directly by anyone outside of Japan (or you could wait on ordering, but the web exclusives tend to jump in price after the preorder period ends). The American release will be readily available through Diamond (meaning any comic shop can order it for you) and domestic online retailers.

    • Battle Catman

      The US “Mighty Morphin” Yellow Ranger will be female and use parts from Pink Ranger here (without the skirt), while the Japanese “Zyuranger” Tiger Ranger will be male and use the same body as Red. The body is the only difference; both will include the same weapons.

      The listing on Amazon is for the female version.

    • These guys have you covered. I would only add that it’s up to you (each of us, really) to decide how we want Trini displayed. I know I want the female body even if wasn’t technically screen accurate to the footage. I think most will feel the same, but the internet has all kinds.

  • antacost

    Does anyone have a suggestion of where to get the male Yellow Ranger from? Anybody know a website it can be pre-ordered from?

    • Searching for “tiger ranger pre-order” will get you a number of sites. I usually use Yokatta, but it looks like they haven’t listed him yet. The figure’s not due for release until the summer, so you should have time to get your order in.

  • Tim H

    Does anybody remember that “Spunky the Wonder Squid” parody-dubbing that USA Channel ran back in the late 1990s? Was that a re-dubbing of the original Power Rangers?

    I was in my late teens when the Power Rangers hit the USA big, and I started with a negative impression of them because they either struck me as a Lion Voltron derivation or that “Spunky the Wonder Squid” TV series taken seriously.

    What is their story? Did they enter the USA on the coat-tails of Voltron?