Hasbro Buys Power Rangers--Now Make A Transformers Movie Crossover
It's morphin' time!
One toy company to rule them all. Hasbro has made a deal with Saban Brands to buy the rights to the Power Rangers franchise, as well as My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr., Luna Petunia, and Treehouse Detectives, in a deal worth $522 million. Those properties will now become part of the world's largest toy company
Hasbro announced the news on its website. "Power Rangers is an iconic brand built on a heritage of great storytelling and merchandising with tremendous upside potential when fully executed across Hasbro's Brand Blueprint," the toy company's chairman and CEO Brian Goldner says in a press release. Haim Saban, creator of the franchise, will remain with the property in a consultant role.
As for what this means for fans, Hasbro says the first Power Rangers products from the company will arrive in Spring 2019. Those are just toys, though. Adding Power Rangers to a portfolio that includes properties like GI Joe, Transformers, My Little Pony, and Battleship, just to name a few, presents several interesting movie possibilities.
The idea of a Transformers and Power Rangers movie crossover alone should be enough to get fans of either franchise excited. After all, following Bumblebee in December, Hasbro will be rebooting the Transformers movie universe. Given how important a role massive robots play in both franchises, they could be a natural fit. It would essentially be toy Avengers, but with less Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans.
If the Hasbro movie universe the company has been talking about for years, which just might include a MASK film, ever gets off the ground, having Power Rangers in the mix will certainly make things more interesting. Now it just has to come to fruition.
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