The Power Rangers have a kink. The alien-fighting warriors love mixing their DNA with other IPs like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But I guess the thrill of dipping into that mutagen pool wore off because the Power Rangers are now splicing genes with Street Fighter!
Two new Power Rangers X figures were announced by Hasbro Pulse this week. The latest combinations of Sabans long-running repurposed franchise involve Capcom’s Street Fighter series. Ryu and Chun-Li are the first two heroes from the iconic arcade fighting game to crossbreed with the Rangers. The wandering brawler takes on the role of Crimson Hawk Ranger, while the fierce Interpol agent becomes Blazing Phoenix.
Each figure is priced at the new normal for these 1/6th scale figures: $33.99. Sadly, they sold out almost instantly. However, I’d expect these to show up elsewhere. Check Entertainment Earth or the Big Bad Toy Store for available pre-orders. Ryu is scheduled to ship in January, followed by Chun-Li in February.
These 6-inch Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin Power Rangers x Street Fighter Collab action figures feature premium paint and decorative details inspired by Capcom’s iconic Street Fighter franchise and its Power Rangers mashup, with over 20 points of articulation for high poseability. Plus, swappable hands for more ways to play or display.
This Ryu figure includes a stand for action poses, 3 blast effects accessories, and 1 pair of additional hands
This Chun-Li figure includes a stand for action poses, 3 blast effect accessories, and 1 pair of additional hands
Chun-Li is instantly recognizable; however, Ryu doesn’t have enough pronounced articles of clothing that would make him easy to identify. If I’d only seen a picture of the figure, I would not have known he was part of the Street Fighter franchise. I see Hasbro is also keeping with the windowless boxes. As a collector, I wouldn’t say I like these. You can’t see the figure’s condition before you buy it. On top of that, the packaging makes displaying pointless.
What do you think? Let us know below.[Source: Hasbro Pulse] [Source: Hasbro Pulse]