What is different on these releases is the accessories. You’ll see them pictured in their tray in the gallery, but I will point out there are a few accessories I’m not covering in this review. The last three Rangers (Blue, Black, & Yellow) included slightly modified accessories that could combine to form the Power Blaster. Billy included two yellow Power Daggers and the pink Power Bow while Zack feature two blue Power Lances and the red Power Sword. I’ll save those until the Yellow Power Ranger review as she is the only one to include the instructions on the Power Blaster assembly. Suffice to say, three extra accessories per figure really helped with the sticker price of $39.99.
Both also featured a nice selection of accessories for their own specific use as well. Both included the standard Blade Blaster & Thunder Slinger. Billy came packaged with this Power Lance in two forms, one unified staff and the two separate blades while Zach came with his Power Axe. The accessories are nicely done and well painted. They’re not as brittle as past Figuarts accessories, but still handle them carefully. I have since broken the Thunder Slinger that came with my Red Ranger. Each figure also included four sets of hands: fists, and three sets of grips unique to their weapons.
Overall, this is a short review, but that shouldn’t take away from the figures. The MMPR line has been magnificent. The figures look fantastic and are fun to play around with. The NA release featuring MMPR packaging made it that much cooler to snag all these. The only downside is that, at $40 a pop, it costs $200 just to get the five rangers, let alone Green & White. I know that’s steep and some could point out that Bandai USA could release a nice set of updated figures with great articulation for cheaper, but the key word is could. They haven’t done it yet (these figures are Bandai Japan & Bluefin celebrating MMPR’s 20th Anniversary) and as much as I’d like to see them try, I don’t know that they will. So I’m good on Power Rangers, at least these versions, for the foreseeable future.
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