Power Rangers RPM 2009

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11 - 03 - 2009  
Bandai asks fans to choose next Chase figure

Bandai asks fans to choose next Chase figure

Toyfare Magazine are currently running an online poll to find the next "chase" figure to be released by Bandai.

Bandai began releasing limited edition chase figures in 2008, featuring classic characters from the history of the show under the Super Legends banner. They continued to release chase figures in 2009, and have now decided to listen to the fans.

The choices are;

MMPR Pink Ranger
PRZ Red Ranger
PRTF Quantum Ranger
PRNS Red Ranger
PRDT Blue Ranger
PRSPD Omega Ranger
PRMF Solaris Knight

Follow the discussion at Rangerboard: http://www.rangerboard.com/showthread.php?t=123872&page=10


11 - 03 - 2009  
Power Rangers RPM to debut in the UK in April

Power Rangers RPM to debut in the UK in April

The latest and final series of Power Rangers, "Power Rangers RPM" will make it to the UK in April on Jetix.

The first episode of the new season will air on Saturday 4th April 2009 at 8am, according to the listings on Digiguide. The next episode will air the following day, Sunday 5th April, again at 8am. The new episodes will then continue to air at 8am each Saturday.

This is the first time a PR series has aired in the UK within a month of its US premiere. Fans speculate that the reason for the advance airing is due to Jetix UK's funding of the series.

Jetix UK Listings:
Sat 4th April - The Road to Corinth (1)
Sun 5th April - Fade to Black (2)

Sat 11th April - Rain (3)
Sun 12th April - The Road to Corinth (1)

Sat 18th April - Go For the Green (4)
Sun 19th April - Fade to Black (2)

Sat 25th April - Handshake (5)
Sun 26th April - Rain (3)


06 - 03 - 2009  
The Power Is Gone

The Power Is Gone

March 7th 2009, and fans tune in to watch the premiere episode of Power Rangers RPM in the USA, perhaps for the last time. News has filtered out of New Zealand that at this moment in time, there are no plans to initiate filming for what would have been the 2010 season of Power Rangers.

The production manager for the show, Sally Campbell, has said that "at this stage we will not be shooting another season". Actor Charlie McDermott, who has done voiceover work for PR for the last three years, said he had not been told about the cancellation.

"It's a bit of a bummer. These big-budget American companies have got millions and they're using our studios. I'd say it would be the actors who lose out the least. It's all the camera guys, the sound, editing suites .. But [the Americans] are used to paying a lot more than they pay us, that's why they come here, their dollar goes a lot further. And they have it down pat. Once you've been here for a while you really refine your processes and make some money."

After sixteen consecutive years, seventeen seasons and two cinema releases, production of Power Rangers will finally cease.

In 2009, Power Rangers RPM will air for 32 episodes, bringing the total episode count of Power Rangers to 700.


23 - 01 - 2009  
Power Rangers RPM episode titles revealed

Power Rangers RPM episode titles revealed

The new 2009 series of Power Rangers, "Power Rangers RPM" will officially debut on ABC Kids on March 7th 2009. The first two episodes will air toghether on March 7th, with three more following throughout March.

March 7th 2009
01 - "The Road to Corinth" 12:00pm ET
02 - "Fade to Black" 12:30pm ET

March 14th 2009
03 - "Rain" 12:30pm ET

March 21st 2009
04 - "Go for the Green" 12:30pm ET

March 28th 2009
05 - "Handshake" 12:30pm ET

These episodes will be the first to air under the first new Executive Producer of RPM, Eddie Guzelian.


23 - 12 - 2008  
Power Rangers RPM database now online

Power Rangers RPM database now online

Ahead of its 2009 release, we have added a new Power Rangers RPM databse to the site. It's still under construction, but some pages are now availible to give you a taster of what's in store for 2009.

Scott Truman - Red RPM Ranger
Flynn McAllistair - Blue RPM Ranger
Summer Landsdown - Yellow RPM Ranger
Ziggy Grover - Green RPM Ranger
Dillon - Black RPM Ranger

 


18 - 12 - 2008  
Australian Toku in the works: Rescue Force

Australian Toku in the works: Rescue Force

B.O.S. Stunts, the team behind the acrobatics of 2009's upcoming Power Rangers RPM, are currently pitching their own Tokusatsu show to potential investors in Australia.

"We have started this project with a passion. We want to create the first original super hero for Australia, and we are now looking for sponsors for Rescue Force and our specially designed characters with a view to launching as a TV series."

B.O.S. Stunts have already produced a website with a large gallery of pictures focusing the heroes and villains of the series. They have also produced several demo reels showing the characters in action. The producers of Rescue Force would certainly be facing an uphill struggle, as Power Rangers has not been accomdated in Australian TV schedules since the early 90's

"On the FTA TV channels in Australia, there are about 150 children's programs are showing in a week, but there are no live action shows featuring super heroes such as the Power Rangers. This means that Australia still have a potential market for the character business because not only in U.S. but also in many countries in Europe and Asia, as they have produced their own superhero TV programs, adopting ideas from Japan."

B.O.S. Stunts have an experienced track record. They have provided stunt work for Power Rangers since 2005's SPD, as well as Super Sentai since 1999's GoGo V. They also provided stunts for Kamen Rider since 2000's Kuaga series.

For more information on Rescue Force, visit http://rescue-force.com/index.html

Follow the discussion on Rescue Force over at RangerBoard:
http://www.rangerboard.com/showthread.php?t=123430


16 - 12 - 2008  
Bandai reveals Super Samurai Ranger and Titanium Ranger Super Legends

Super Samurai Ranger and Titanium Ranger Super Legend Figures

Available late Spring, Bandai America is releasing limited edition “chase” figures, which are perfect for adult fans missing a key toy in their ultimate collection and to help kids become future collectors. The figures so far announced are PRNS's Super Samurai Ranger, and PRLR's Titanium Ranger. Unlike the previous "chase" figures from the Power Rangers Jungle Fury line, the new chase figures will be modeled on the new Power Rangers RPM toy scuplt.

The Power Rangers RPM toyline is availible in stores now. Super Legends figures availible 2009.  



08 - 12 - 2008  
First look at Japan's Sentai 2009

First look at Japan's Sentai 2009

The first scans of 2009's upcoming Japanese Super Sentai have just been released to the world. 2009 will see the advent of Shinkenger, a Samurai styled sentai series. Shinkenger will form the basis of Power Rangers 2010 series.

 

03 - 12 - 2008  
Matt Austin's 1 Minute Film Needs Your Votes

Matt Austin's 1 Minute Film Needs Your Votes

Hey everyone,

My 1 minute short film, "Plus or Minus", was a top ten finalist for the SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile Movie Festival.

It is now part of another online competition called RENDERYARD based out of the UK, and I need your help. After being the top watched/rated film for November, my film has now gone into the finals of the 1 Minute Challenge and will be watched and voted for by the public with the winner being announced on the 30th of December.

Please vote for my film on their voting page for the finals!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqxr7CFFW20

If you already have a YouTube account, all you have to do is watch it and click on the stars to rate it !

Thank you so much for your support and 1 minute of your time!

Matt Austin

Matt also says...

Otherwise, the news is that I'm having a baby, which has sidetracked Mor-fan-ominal. But I promise to update you when that get momentum again.

 

01 - 12 - 2008  
Power Rangers RPM Toys Out Now

Power Rangers RPM Toys Out Now

The Power Rangers emerge in 2009 with all new race-inspired adventures as RPM – Racing Performance Machines.  In this latest turbo-charged season, the Power Rangers go full throttle to defeat the Evil Space Aliens.  With an all new season comes an all new, high octane lineup inspired by the speed and action of Power Rangers RPM, including all new 5” articulated figures.

Each figure comes with multiple accessories for even greater collectibility, including a Nitro Blaster, Mini Engine Vehicle, and a signature weapon such as the Full Throttle Bear Ranger’s Engine Vehicle Launcher.  Additional weapons can be collected and combined to create new reved up weapons options.

26 - 11 - 2008  
Jetix Europe Co-Producing Power Rangers RPM

Power Rangers RPM Jetix Europe Co Production

It's a time of major transition down at Ranger Productions. With rumours of a new Executive Producer and the departure of both Jackie Marchand and Koichi Sakamoto, 2009 is set to be an interesting year behing the scenes of Power Rangers, as this statement from Jetix Europe confirms.

"We have continued to strengthen our programming alliance with The Walt Disney Company. We collaborate closely on our long-term hit property, Power Rangers, and are coproducing its seventeenth season. We also have a new initiative with Disney’s programming team to develop live-action series.

This initiative has been given increased impetus with Disney’s recently announced plans to launch a new channel, Disney XD, in the US. Disney has an impressive track record and we are uniquely placed in being able to access their expertise in this area."

What does this MEAN for the future of Power Rangers? Probably not a lot. Hopefully, it will mean an increase in funding as well as a wider casting pool.

Power Rangers RPM airs March 7th on ABC Kids in the USA.

 

22 - 11 - 2008  
Power Rangers RPM Premiere Date Revealed

Power Rangers RPM

The wonderful KyL416 of Funaroboard continues in his valient quest to bring us the latest in super-fun-time Ranger news. KyL416 tells us that the newest incarnation of Power Rangers, "Power Rangers RPM" will begin airing on ABC Kids on March 7th 2008. No update on the Disney XD date has been announced.

22 - 09 - 2008  
Power Rangers RPM

First look at the new 2009 Power Rangers RPM

The wonderful KyL416 of Funaroboard continues in his valient quest to bring us the latest in super-fun-time Ranger news. Behold the story synopsis for PR's 2009 incarnation, "Power Rangers RPM".

"In the near future, the mysterious and sinister Venjix Computer Network is attempting to conquer and lay ruin to the entire planet.

Mankind has retreated into environmentally-shielded domed cities to protect against the pollution and machines unleashed by Venjix.

In the shining city of Corinth, an elite force of Rangers must learn to drive and operate an arsenal of radically advanced biotech vehicles in order to battle the attacking machine army bent on world domination
."

You can follow the exclusive new chat over at: http://www.funaroverse.db-destiny.net/fbBB/viewtopic.php?t=2617


26 - 04 - 2008  
Sneak Peak at 2008's Spirit Rangers

Power Rangers Jungle Fury Spirit Rangers

The Story: " The Phantom Beasts have been brought back to life. Dai Shi has them prove their loyalty by capturing the three masters. The Phantom Beasts capture the masters and use the masters to create the Spirit Rangers.

The Phantom Beasts control the masters and call forth the Spirit Rangers. They look and fight exactly like Power Rangers. Our heroes are in for a real fight as they face the spirits of their own masters. RJ makes a device that will momentarily stop the Spirit Rangers. But he knows that something more has to be done in order to save his dad and the other masters.

The Spirit Rangers could be the end of our heroes if something isn't done. RJ takes the risk of destroying his father. Trusting his instincts, he finds that his dad was prepared if this should happen. Together with the help of his dad, RJ saves the other Masters from the grip of evil."


19 - 11 - 2007  
Sneak Peak at 2008's Jungle Fury Toy Line




The Story: "For over ten thousand years, a spirit of pure evil, Dai Shi has been locked away and safely guarded by the secretive Kung Fu clan, Pai Zhuq, “Order of the Claw.” But now, evil has escaped and the Pai Zhuq must select their three top members to fight this evil. Once selected, the three Kung Fu warriors are given the special gift of becoming Power Rangers, and are the Earth’s only hope to stop the army of evil animal spirits from overtaking the human world.
"

For the full story and MORE pictures, check out our new Jungle Fury Toy coverage here

Discuss this in our new-look forum!

19 - 07 - 2007
Power Rangers 15th Anniversary Tour



Continuing the 15th Anniversary celebrations, Bandai has organized a Power Rangers 15th Anniversary Celebration Tour. Spanning 15-markets for 15 dynamic years, Comic-Con attendees will help kick-off the festivities at “Kids’ Day” on Sunday, July 29th.

Activities will include a “Wall of Legends” historical display, which showcases the actual helmets worn by each Red Ranger character from the TV show, as well as the official unveiling of Bandai America’s limited edition 15th Anniversary action figures and the official debut of the new Mega Mission Helmet, a wearable Red Ranger helmet that connects to the Internet to download role-playing missions.

Disney Interactive Studios will be displaying new video game demos from the upcoming multi-platform computer game, “Power Rangers: Super Legends”.

Discuss this in our new-look forum!

25 - 05 - 2007
MMPR Complete Season One DVD Release


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on DVD

German DVD studio Foreign Media Group have announced the release of the complete Season One of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. This 6-disc set includes all 60 episodes of the first year of Power Rangers, as well as some special features. Both the English language and German language soundtracks will be availible on the new set. Foreign Media Group have revealed that they intend to continue releasing the rest of MMPR on DVD if sales from this set are popular enough.

To purchase this set, head on over to Amazon.de!

Discuss this in our new-look forum!

25 - 05 - 2007
Operation Overdrive comes to the UK


Power Rangers Operation Overdrive in the UK

Jetix have announced that Power Rangers Operation Overdrive will begin airing in the UK on Saturday 21st July. A total of six episodes will air in two-episode blocks on the 21st, but it is not yet known if they will all be new episodes, or just two new episodes repeated three times. The pattern repeats on the following Sunday.

Saturday 21st July + Sunday 22nd July

08:00 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive
08:30 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive

14:00 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive
14:30 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive

18:00 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive
18:30 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive

Discuss this in our new-look forum!

04 - 03 - 2007
Operation Overdrive Battlizer Revealed


Operation Overdrive Battlizer Revealed

The Red Ranger's new Battlizer as seen in 2007's Power Rangers Operation Overdrive has been revealed through a Japanese tokusatsu publication. The new armor seems to incorporate the Guardian Knight design, in the same way that the SPD and Mystic Force Battlizer armors incorporated RIC and Fire Heart. The only difference between these Battlizer is that the Guardian Knight seems to be a fully sentient supporting character. More information will be revealed later in the year.

Discuss the new Battilzer in our new-look forum!

22 - 02 - 2007
Season One: Episodes 1-10 DVD revealed


Power Rangers DVD Releases

LCJ Editions are releasing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season One, Part 1 on DVD in March 2007. The set will consist of five DVDs containing the first ten episodes. The downside to this set is that it very likely only availble in French language dub. We'll update on this once it has been confirmed.

Discuss these DVDs in our new-look forum!

09 - 02 - 2007
Operation Overdrive behind the scenes

Jetix have, for the first time in their history, offered a unique look at aspects of Power Rangers Operation Overdrive production.

The new Overdrive-updated rangersecrets.com website provides visitors with the chance to learn about what goes on behind the scenes of Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, with videos featuring such elements as prop design, sets, prosthetics and creature design. The videos are presented by the new Overdrive Red Ranger, Mack.

Discuss this in our new-look forum!

09 - 02 - 2007
Operation Overdrive theme tune leaked

Keeping with a tradition that has a history dating back to 1999, the new theme tune for PR's 2007 incarnation, Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, has been leaked on the internet through Jetix's official PROO website. Like last years Mystic Force theme, the new song features pop rap-esque vocals with a techno style music track.

You can download the new Power Rangers Operation Overdrive theme tune here.

The lyrics are as follows:

Go Rangers Go Rangers, GO! GO! GO!
Go Rangers Go Rangers, GO! GO! GO!
Pow-er Ran-gers, Operation Overdrive!
Pow-er Ran-gers, Operation Overdrive!

Watch five fingers reaching for the sky in five ways,
Five heroes walking through the sun for five days,
Dark forces lurking, leaving evil where they roam
Five Rangers lookin for the same five stones!

Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!

There's treasures to be found, there's some lives to be saved,
Our planet to look after, there's a whole lot of space!
Good vs Evil, we got heroes on the scene,
Power Rangers Overdrive is the number one team!

Pow-er Ran-gers, Operation Overdrive!
Pow-er Ran-gers, Operation Oooh-verdrive!

Discuss the great new theme tune in our new-look forum!

02 - 02 - 2007
New animated series in development


Power Rangers Cartoon?

The former musical maestro of Power Rangers, Ron Wasserman, has informed us that he has been made aware of an all new animated Power Rangers cartoon series in development. At the moment, a two-minute promo is being prepared with a view to a full series, but no other information is known. Some fans speculate that this might even be the rumoured "Power Rangers Super Legends", after the mysterious URL that links back to the Jetix homepage. An animated series would certainly be a cost effective measure for Disney, who moved the enitre Power Rangers production to New Zealand in 2002 in order to cut costs. However, even if the new animated venture was to be given the green light, we at the Retrocenter very much doubt that it would be the end of live-action Power Rangers. Whatver happens, we'll keep you posted!

Discuss the new cartoon in our new-look forums!

02 - 02 - 2007
Revised "Best of..." CD on the way


New Power Rangers CD

Retailing at approximately £6.99, a revised edition of the "Best of Power Rangers: Music from the TV series" CD is to be released in the UK in March, according to various online retailers. As well as featuring an updated cover, the 16-track album will consist of all the tracks from the previous release, as well as the Ninja Storm, Dino Thunder, SPD and Mystic Force theme tunes. The track listing is as follows:

 01.  Power Rangers Mystic Force Theme - Various
02.  Go, Go Power Rangers - Ron Wasserman
03.  Power Rangers SPD Theme - Ron Wasserman
04.  Power Rangers Wild Force Theme - Jim Cushinary
05.  Best Of The Best Of The Best - Jim Cushinary
06.  Power Rangers Turbo, Go! - Ron Wasserman
07.  Power Rangers Ninja Storm Theme - Various
08.  I Will Rescue You - Various
09.  Hope For The World - Ron Wasserman
10.  Power Rangers Zeo Theme - Various
11.  Go Gold Ranger - Jim Cushinary
12.  Here Comes The Power Again - Jim Cushinary
13.  Power Rangers Dino Thunder - Various
14.  Enemies Beware - Jim Cushinary
15.  Invincible - Jim Cushinary
16.  New Rangers To The Rescue - Ron Wasserman

Discuss the new CD in our new-look forums!

02 - 02 - 2007
Operation Overdrive titles and air dates

The first four episode titles for the new 2007 season of Power Rangers have now been leaked onto the internet. The opening episodes will consist of a two-part story, called "Kick Into Overdrive, Parts 1 and 2", which will both air on the 26th of February. The third episode is called "The Underwater World", and will air on the 5th of March. The fourth episode will air one week later, and is named "Heart of Blue". Current speculation leads us to believe that this will be the first focus episode of the new Blue Ranger.

Discuss the new episode titles in our new-look forums!

08 - 12 - 2006
Sentai 2007 Information Leaked


GekiRanger

The name and designs for Sentai 2007 were leaked to message boards in Japan earlier today. The new show will feature a team of three Rangers, later joined by another three. The name of the new show is Gekiranger, and has a cat-based and animal theme. The Red Ranger is GekiTiger, the Yellow Ranger is GekiCheetah, and the Blue Ranger is GekiJaguar. They will also have access to Mecha that are representative of their own designs.

View the GekiRanger Zords
GekiRanger Zords 2
GekiRanger Morphers

Discuss Gekiranger in our new-look forums!

08 - 12 - 2006
Operation Overdrive premiere date announced


Power Rangers Operation Overdrive

The date of ABC Kids premiere of 2007's PR incarnation, "Power Rangers Operation Overdrive" has been announced as March 3rd. This date is most likely the lastest possible premiere date that can be expected in the US, as it is much more likely that Toon Disney will sitck with PR tradition, and premiere the new show some time in February. If this were indeed the first showing of PROO, then many questions will be raised as to just how many episodes are being produced this year, following PR's all-time low of 32 episodes for Power Rangers Mystic Force.



 

     

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