Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fans waited all year for the first Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers figures to be released, and have descended upon the figures ravenously since the SH Figuarts Green Ranger and SH Figuarts Red Ranger became available this summer. Collectors craving more than the figures announced for 2013 will have to wait a bit longer to complete their MMPR team, however–the Bandai SH Figuarts Black Ranger figure has just been announced for release in 2014 and is now up for pre-order!
Bandai has announced that the S.H. Figuarts Black Ranger (called the Mammoth Ranger in Japan) action figure will go up for pre-order on Wednesday, September 25th 2013 via the Bandai Collectors Shop for Japanese collectors. The figure should go up for order to non-Japanese collectors within a week after that. The Japanese version of the figure is priced at 3,675 yen, with the United States price likely to be $39.99-$42.99.
The Black Ranger is one of the original five Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and will be the sixth total SH Figuarts MMPR figure released (after the Red Ranger, Green Ranger, White Ranger, Armored Red Ranger and Pink Ranger). I always liked the Black Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV Show, though I liked the original Zack Taylor Black Ranger more than his successor, Adam Park. It’ll be great to finally add Zack/Adam (whichever you prefer) to the team!
The S.H. Figuarts Black Ranger Mighty Morphin Power Rangers action figure is confirmed to come with a Blade Blaster as well as his signature weapon: the Power Axe. The Black Ranger Power Axe forms the main portion of the Power Blaster weapon, and can also be used as a small cannon on its own. The Power Axe is probably the coolest-looking of the individual weapons of the five Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and I’m psyched to have it in SH Figuarts Power Rangers form.
Could we see the final two remaining members of the SH Figuarts MMPR team–the Blue Ranger and Yellow Ranger–appear in March 2014 or April 2014? No word yet, but I’d be very surprised if the entire Mighty Morphin Power Rangers S.H. Figuarts team of figures hadn’t been released by the start of summer 2014.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Black Ranger SH Figuarts figure is scheduled to be released in Japan in February 2014, and should reach North America and other countries through Bluefin Distribution in late February/Early March 2014. Pre-orders are now open for the Black Ranger in the United States and other countries!