Thursday, September 17, 2020

Power Rangers - RITA REPULSA!

Power Ranger Lightning Collection - Lord Zedd & Rita Repulsa - Hasbro 2020

I always love a ridiculous over-the-top villain. I love crazy schemes, maniacal laughter, and a healthy dose of buffoonery. Rita Repulsa is a quintessential example of this type of character. I only peripherally watched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers when it originally aired, but her image still made a major impression on me. As an adult collector who decided to re-visit the Power Rangers franchise 10 or 15 years ago, I was truly surprised that she had never been merchandised. But with a few years Bandai gave us a 4" figure that would tide me over until now. This Lightning Collection wedding 2-pack is a GameStop exclusive and finally gives us the Rita we've always wanted. Of course, my personal preference would be to replace the bulky shapeless soft-goods gown with a sculpted rubber number, but beggars can't be choosers. The headsculpt, shoulderpiece, and hands are sculpted with fantastic detail. It makes me very excited for a potential Scorpina down the line! Let's check out Rita Repulsa below!

Rita and Zedd come with their signature staffs and an alternate set of hands each.
The set also comes with a purple energy effect, a bouquet of flowers, a wedding cake, a green crystal cluster, and two small objects (one looks like a perfume bottle and the other looks like a grenade).

If you were curious what her buck and articulation looked like underneath her bulky robes, here is a salacious pic.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Rita with MMPR Yellow and Pink.

From Left to Right: Hasbro Power Rangers Blind Bag Rita, Lightning Collection, 2011 Bandai Figure, and Imaginext.


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