Bandai's new Power Ranger Legacy Collection is off to a great start. When these were talked about at recent shows and conventions, I wasn't grasping how robust of a line this would be. For starters, the 6-7" scale seems so impressive and new for Power Rangers figures. Also, they aren't messing around with the word "Legacy" - Ninja Storm was the Power Rangers theme in 2003 and this Blue Wind Ranger happens to be one of my favorite Rangers of all time. This first wave consists of Blue, Red, and Yellow Ninja Storm Rangers, and Green and Red MMPRs. I only bought this one figure so my knowledge is incomplete, but I know that by buying the three Ninja Storm figures, you have all the Build-a-Figure pieces to create the Storm Megazord. I have a feeling the two MMPR figures don't let you create a full Dino Megazord, but I'm not certain about that. Bandai has made promises that this line will be consistent and long-lasting. I can't wait to see it all unfold. Let's check out the Blue Wind Ranger below!
Something I was struck by right away with this figure was the plastic composition. With this scale, we usually expect a dense rubbery plastic like Marvel Legends or DC Multiverse. But this figure is a hard rigid plastic. The only similar recent figures I could think of were the 8" Lion-O and Tigra, coincidentally also by Bandai.
The Blue Wind Ranger comes with two swords, one sheathed and one unsheathed.
The sheathed one can be mounted between her shoulderblades.
The articulation is everything you would expect it to be. Her skirt hinders her a little, but not much.
My only issue is that many of the joints aren't as tight as I would like them to be.
She comes with an arm and a leg for the Storm Megazord. The blue dolphin Zord happens to be her's (hence the dolphin fluke on her chest).
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!