Thursday, January 28, 2021

Nick Jr - RAINBOW RANGERS!

Nick Jr's Rainbow Rangers  - Team Rainbow Rangers 8-Pack - Fisher-Price 2020

It's actually pretty surprising that there hasn't been a preschool-age magical girl series in the US before. The formula is so simple: girls with powers, transformation sequences, adventures. And if you want to have a really successful property, apply color themes to the characters. The most recent similar show I've watched was Glitter Force on Netflix (aka PrettyCure), and it followed an extremely similar format as this new Rainbow Rangers show on Nick Jr, albeit aimed toward an older preteen/YA audience. But the interesting thing about seeing this rainbow-themed genre interpreted for a preschool audience is that it instantly reminds me of many classic properties from my childhood like Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite. The show itself almost has a Dora the Explorer feel with a constant flow of adorable wildlife in need of rescue, but the costumed adventurer angle really makes it stand out. These toys are simple with only 4-poa, but they are really colorful and fun. Let's check them out below!













ROSIE REDD 
She represents the color Red, and possesses Strength Power











MANDARIN "MANDY" ORANGE 
She represents the color Orange, and possesses Music Power











ANNA BANANA
She represents the color Yellow, and possesses Animal Power











PEPPER MINTZ
She represents the color Green, and possesses Inviso Power











BONNIE "B.B." BLUEBERRY
She represents the color Blue, and possesses Vision Power











INDIGO "INDY" ALLFRUIT
She represents the color Indigo, and possesses Speed Power











LAVENDER LaVIOLETTE
She represents the color Violet, and possesses Micro Power











FLOOF the PRISMACORN
He accompanies them on their mission and helps out by using his magical horn










When the Rangers gather together to get their mission from Kalia, they all go through transformation sequences which highlight their individual powers. Afterward they are all wearing these white outfits with rainbows on the torso.




Then when they travel to their rescue mission, they wear these great Valkyrie-like helmets and ride hover scooters.












Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here are all the Rainbow Rangers together.








Cheers!




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