Some depressing news coming from @TokuNation regarding the future of Sentai/Power Rangers Figuarts. (I changed the format and moved a few things around to make it a bit easier to read):
Spoke with Adam from @TamashiiNations about some stuff. Tweet answers in a moment. (Please note: these are my notes, not actual quotes.)
Q: Finishing Sentai teams Figuarts (Hurricanger, Boukenger)?
A: From marketing stand point the series may be popular in Japan but not necessarily in USA. Would like to finish but no plans for now.
Q: Other teams of Power Rangers (Zeo, In Space, Time Force)?
A: The only overwhelming favorite from fans in USA is MMPR. In Japan, series popularity varies. That being said, no plans at the moment. Nothing tops MMPR and it’s incredibly successful. Thinking of dual marketing, Reds and 6ths are always possible. That, and Saban approval has to happen on all “Power Ranger” labeled product. On top of that, they were able to do some figures because of Akibaranger. With no 3rd season happening, no way to use it to justify figure release.
Q: Lord Zedd FiguartsZero?
A: Want to do it badly. Obstacles include it’s a pure MMPR item with no Sentai counterpart as well as Saban approval. But IF it did happen, would still be some time down the road (a couple years).
Big thanks to TokuNation for asking these questions. Check out the TokuNation site for more Sentai/Power Ranger news coming out of SDCC.
How do you guys feel about all of this?