If there’s one thing you gotta love about Saban’s Powerful
Rangers toys, it’s that they always make the Rangers look like they’re jacked
up on steroids. Why? Because MUSCLES ARE POWERFUL! That’s why they’re called
Saban’s Powerful Rangers. They are POWERFUL!! *GGGRRR!* With HUGE budging muscles!
And remember, you think you can take the American Powerful Rangers and make
them your Sentai from Japan? *does a thumbs down* What a bunch of losers! SHUT
Directed by: Worth Keeter, John Blizek, Robert Hughes, Debra Spelling, Shuki Levy, Douglas Sloan,
Written by: Douglas Sloan, Margo McCahon, Mark Litton, Robert Hughes, J.K. Richards, Stewart St.John, Adam Gilad, Al Winchell, Peter Meech, Sam Okun, J.T. Paul, Winston Richards, Gil Rosencrantz, Cheryl Saban,
Staring: BradHawkins, Sarah Brown, Micheal Bacon, Gardner Baldwin,
Release Date: September 3, 1994
Watch it on: Netflix
*Regretfully support the official release*
After the absolute and over night success of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1993 Saban was eager to expand on the adapting Tokusatsu to the west, and obtained the licenses for 2 shows from Toei’s Metal Heroes franchise, Choujinki Metalder and Jikuu Senshi Spielban, to make into a single show, VR Troopers in 1994, and follows the same basic formula of “teenagers with attitude saving the world” with a 3 man team instead of 5. But perhaps Saban was a little too eager.