Thursday, February 15, 2018

Saban and Bandai End 'Power Rangers' Toy Partnership

Bandai has been with Power Rangers since the beginning and now the two are parting ways.

Power Rangers and Bandai go hand in hand. From the franchises first moments Bandai was there to provide toys for every incarnation of the iconic superhero franchise. From the sold out days of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers all the way up to the 2017 movie and Super Ninja Steel. Bandai survived the transition from Saban to Disney and back to Saban. In a shocking announcement released today, Bandai and Saban Brands (the current owners of Power Rangers) have stated that they will be parting ways. You can read that announcement below:

"February 15, 2018 - After a successful 25-year partnership building the iconic action franchise, Power Rangers, Saban Brands and Bandai have mutually agreed not to renew their global Power Rangers master toy license agreement, effective April 2019. Bandai will continue to support Power Rangers, including the 2018 commemoration of the Power Rangers 25th anniversary and the current season, Super Ninja Steel. In addition, Bandai, through its partnership with Toei Company Ltd., will continue to exploit toy rights for the Super Sentai series, which has enjoyed over 40 years of success, in Japan and select other Asian territories."

The news follows the announcement earlier this week that Saban Brands and Nickelodeon have extended their longtime partnership, with Nickelodeon to serve as the official broadcaster for Saban’s Power Rangers television series in the U.S. through 2021, earlier this week.

Fans can catch brand-new episodes of the latest season of Power Rangers, Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel Saturdays at 12:00pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon USA.

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Original source: Den of Geek.
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