It’s a new year and a new era for the Power Rangers franchise as Hasbro unveils its first team of Rangers ready to battle the forces of evil.
We’ve done it guys, if all goes to plan, I will have written one article for each season of Power Rangers and if all goes exactly to my diabolical plan they will be out before Beast Morphers premieres.
Of course, I could explain the premise of Beast Morphers in my own ham-fisted way or I could borrow directly from the press that Hasbro put out:
“Set in the future, a secret agency combines a newly discovered substance called ‘Morph-X’ with animal DNA to create the Power Rangers Beast Morphers team. The Rangers must fight off an evil sentient computer virus bent on taking over the source of all Ranger power, the Morphin Grid itself.”
So without any further ado, let’s see check out some facts (I admit I’ve used the term facts loosely once or twice) about Power Rangers Beast Morphers or more specifically, the team of Devon, Ravi, Zoey and Nate.
The Sentai It’s Adapted From is Out of Order
That’s right, the Sentai that Beat Morphers is based on, known as “Go-Busters” (not to be confused with Ghost Busters) came after Gokaiger the Sentai that Super Megaforce is based on.
Why was it out of order? Well if you keep reading, all will be revealed.
A Possible Super Megaforce Team Up
If you look at the footage, Gokaiger and Go-Busters had a movie team-up. So will Gia and company be teaming up with the Beast Morphers? I’m sure the children of the Neo-Saban era would get a kick out of it.
The First Franchise In The Hasbro Era
Hasbro has taken Saban’s toys and firmly put them on their shelf alongside their other toys including Transformers and G.I Joe. Looking at those two franchises they appeal to adult and kid fans.
What will this era bring? Well, a new video game in April, so far.
The Sentai Wasn’t Popular in Japan
Gokaiger was a nostalgic train ride through the long history of the Super Sentai franchise so Go-Busters had a tough act to follow. Based on the reaction to its non-conventional motif and storytelling, Japan gave it a meh and the franchise adjusted itself and aimed itself clearly at young kids with a more cartoonish vibe.
Have I missed any facts out? Let us know in the comments!