One of the things I’m trying to avoid in my latest (2020-2023) round of action figure collecting is the impulse to buy Slightly Better Versions. Figures of characters I already have a serviceable version of, but that have come out from a new company, or from the same company with tweaks or updates or deluxe accessories. This post is about utter failure in that regard.The Power Rangers Lightning Collection Remastered series celebrates the 30th anniversary of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers by releasing a series of all new figures for the core six members of the team. They have new had sculpts, pinless joints, new accessories new hands to hold them, and improved paint jobs. They’re largely unnecessary, I’ve pre-ordered all the ones that can be, and two of them arrived toward the end of May: Yellow and Blue.
I kind of just described them already, but the best parts of these figures are the new civilian head sculpts, the teeny tiny Power Morphers, and the hands that allow them to hold said morphers, allowing me to do this: