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Power Rangers Movie Brings Back the Flip Head Action Figures

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Power Rangers Movie Brings Back the Flip Head Action Figures

It’s morphin time! Not only is Saban’s franchise getting a big screen reboot in 2017, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers toy line is updating a classic ’90s action figure line to go along with the new movie.

Revealed in an online listing on Toys R’ Us, the new take on the classic toy line kicks off with the Red and Black Rangers, portrayed by Dacre Montgomery and Ludi Lin in the new “Power Rangers” movie.

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The figures (with an MSRP of $14.99, according to the listing) are the latest in a series of toy reveals for the film, offering fans a better look at what the new incarnation of the classic franchise will look like than any movie posters, trailers or commercials. Most recently, a toy listing revealed the new, more modern look of the film’s Putties, aka Putty Patrollers. The Black Ranger is listed as a Blue Ranger toy, hinting that the rest of the team will likely be joining the first two in the line. The description mentions that the figures come with batteries, indicating sound effects will also be part of the figures’ features.

The original flip heads line debuted in the mid-90s and was an instant hit with fans of the series, allowing kids to quickly “transform” their heroes from civilian identities into their colorful uniforms. Much like the originals, the unmasked head on the new figures will tuck into its chest, revealing the masked version and chest emblem.

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The big-screen reimagining of the long-running action-adventure series follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn their small town of Angel Grove — and, indeed, the entire world — is in danger of obliteration by an alien threat. They quickly discover they’re the only ones who can save Earth, but to do so they’ll have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers.

The film stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as Zordon, and Bill Hader as Alpha 5. The cast also includes David Denman, Sarah Grey, Anjali Jay, Patrick Sabongui, Lisa Berry and Emily Maddison.

“Power Rangers” arrives March 24, 2017.

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