No Pink Spandex

Episode 263: Return of the Matt


No Pink Spandex – Episode 263: Return of the Matt (2:16:54, 95 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Another trip to the NPS vault! We discuss the premiere of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel “Echoes of Evil”. Then we delve into the news, and round off the episode with comics Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #23 and Go Go Power Rangers #6. Who was robbed of an Oscar nomination? Listen to find out!

Episode 262: Kimberly: Shattered Dads


No Pink Spandex – Episode 262: Kimberly: Shattered Dads (1:49:00, 75 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, December 29, 2017. We discuss Power Rangers Live being cancelled and all the comic news including Shattered Grid updates. Then it’s all comics with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #21-22 and Go Go Power Rangers #5.

Episode 261: Cured World Hunger, Got a “B” for It


No Pink Spandex – Episode 261: Cured World Hunger, Got a “B” for It (1:53:13, 78 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Tristan stopped watching Ninja Steel, so we fill him in on the episodes he missed including the Christmas special Episode 22 “Past, Presents, and Future”. Which Christmas special is the best in the Power Rangers franchise? Listen to find out!

Look out for more episodes in June as we go back into the NPS vault!

Episode 260: Black and Caramel


No Pink Spandex – Episode 260: Black and Caramel (1:37:42, 68 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, November 19, 2017. We discuss toys news including reactions to the new Zeo Gold Ranger figure. Then we talk about Power Rangers Ninja Steel finale episode 21 “Galvanax Rises”.

Look out for more episodes in June as we go back into the NPS vault!

Episode 259: So and So


No Pink Spandex – Episode 259: So and So (2:12:55, 92 MB) [Direct Download]

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, November 12, 2017. We discuss Power Morphicon news, Jer gives a mini toy rant (and tips), and we have a mini review of HyperRPG’s Power Rangers Hyperforce’s premiere. Then we jump to Power Rangers Ninja Steel and talk about Episode 18 “The Adventures of Redbot”, Episode 19 “Abrakadanger”, and Episode 20 “Helping Hand”.

Look out for more episodes in June as we go back into the NPS vault!

Episode 258: My Terona!


No Pink Spandex – Episode 258: My Terona! (1:48:04, 75 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, October 29, 2017. It’s an all-comics discussion with Justice League/Power Rangers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #18-20, and Go Go Power Rangers #2-4.

Look out for more episodes in June as we go back into the NPS vault!

Episode 257: Oh No! That Person is Falling!


No Pink Spandex – Episode 257: Oh No! That Person is Falling! (2:31:23, 105 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Another trip back in time with a jam-packed episode! We discuss the Power Rangers 25th anniversary announcements and all the news from New York Comic Con 2017. Then we take on the following Power Rangers Ninja Steel episodes:

Episode 11 “Poisonous Plots”
Episode 12 “Family Fusion”
Episode 13 “Ace and the Race”
Episode 14 “The Royal Rival”
Episode 15 “The Royal Rumble”
Episode 16 “Grave Robber” (Halloween Special)
Episode 17 “Monkey Business”

Look out for more episodes in June as we go back into the NPS vault!

Episode 256: A Little Too Real


No Pink Spandex – Episode 256: A Little Too Real (1:59:17, 82 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on August 19, 2017. NPS is taking you on a trip in the Wayback Machine! We discuss Target selling MMPR Power Swords for cheap, and then delve into Power Rangers Ninja Steel Episode 9 “Rocking and Rolling” and Episode 10 “The Ranger Ribbon”. And Power Rangers have parents?!

Look out for more episodes in June as we go back into the NPS vault!

Episode 255: The Fresh Queen of Mars


No Pink Spandex – Episode 255: The Fresh Queen of Mars (2:24:58, 100 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Tristan

Topics: Originally recorded on Monday, May 28, 2018. We discuss Kamen Rider Build episodes 13-37.

Look out for more episodes in May and June as we go back into the NPS vault!

Episode 254: Crazy Dan


No Pink Spandex – Episode 254: Crazy Dan (2:13:47, 92 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, November 26, 2017. We discuss Kamen Rider Ex-Aid episodes 36-45 and Kamen Rider Build episodes 1-12.

Look out for more episodes in May as we go back into the NPS vault!

Episode 253: Abandoned Warehouse Sale


No Pink Spandex – Episode 253: Abandoned Warehouse Sale (1:40:07, 69 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, May 20, 2018. We discuss the previous week’s news including Street Fighter in Power Rangers Legacy Wars and Psycho Rangers toys appearing on shelves in Australia. Then we delve into comics with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27.

Look out for more episodes in May as we go back into the NPS vault!

Episode 252: Comatose Kairi


No Pink Spandex – Episode 252: Comatose Kairi (1:35:26, 66 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Tristan

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, May 13, 2018. We discuss Lupinranger VS Patranger episodes 2-13 and forgot to check Shamus on our way back from Japan. Darn! (Pardon the audio quality halfway through the episode.)

Episode 251: Where in the World is Zeo Ranger V?


No Pink Spandex – Episode 251: Where in the World is Zeo Ranger V? (2:21:04, 98 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, May 6, 2018. We discuss Hasbro buying the Power Rangers franchise (and some other things). Plus we cover everything in comics land with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26, Go Go Power Rangers #9, and Free Comic Book Day.

Episode 250: The Free Landline


No Pink Spandex – Episode 250: The Free Landline (1:45:11, 73 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Tristan

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, April 15, 2018. We discuss Tokunation’s interview with Gregory Mitchell (former Sr. Director of Marketing & Brand Management of Bandai America). Then we head to Japan to wrap up Kyuranger and talk about the premiere episode of Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger.

Next episode of NPS will be out on Monday, May 14th where we accept our Hasbro overlords!

Episode 249: Three-Fifths Compromise

No Pink Spandex – Episode 249: Three-Fifths Compromise (2:31:57, 105 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, April 1, 2018. We discuss the news including the Power Rangers Beast Morphers casting sides. Then it’s all things comics with Go Go Power Rangers #7 and #8, and MMPR #24 and #25. Grids are getting shattered and so much more!

This is 2 of 4 new episodes being released in 5 days, so look for a new episode tomorrow!

Episode 248: Quit Playing Games With My Heart

No Pink Spandex – Episode 248: Quit Playing Games With My Heart (1:57:20, 81 MB) [Direct Download]

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. We discuss Toys R Us closing all its stores. Then we delve into Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel Episode 2 “Moment of Truth”, Episode 3 “Tough Love”, Episode 4 “Making Waves”, Episode 5 “Game Plan”, Episode 6 “Attack Of The Galactic Ninjas”, Episode 7 “The Need For Speed”, and Episode 8 “Caught Red Handed”.

This is 1 of 4 new episodes to be released in 5 days, so look for a new episode tomorrow!

Press Release: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) Available August 7, 2018


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers:
The Complete Series
(25th Anniversary Edition Steelbook)

Available August 7, 2018 from Shout! Factory

Collectible 20-Disc Set Includes Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Debuting
for the first time on Blu-ray!

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the multi-generational pop culture phenomenon, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, is proud to announce a stunning Power Rangers collection, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Edition Steelbook). Spanning the first 3 seasons of the Power Rangers television series and spotlighting Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie for the first time on Blu-ray, this home entertainment collection features over 60 hours of action-packed entertainment across 19 DVDs and 1 Blu-ray, including hours of bonus content with brand-new interviews specific to the movie.

A must-have for the most dedicated Power Ranger fans, return to where the series began and re-live these thrill-packed adventures on August 7, 2018, when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, unleashes the 20-disc stunning steelbook edition of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series.


Fans who buy from shoutfactory.com will also receive an exclusive, limited-edition 18”x24” lithograph, featuring art by Paul Shipper.

In 1993 two unsuspecting astronauts unleashed the greatest evil Earth had ever known — the heinous witch Rita Repulsa. In the 25 years since, with each new villain more sinister than the last, the citizens of Earth have relied on the Power Rangers to protect them. As a superhero team comprising “teenagers with attitude,” the Power Rangers must use their individual strengths combined with the virtue of teamwork to vanquish their foes, keeping Earth safe for another day.

Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture franchise, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks. For 25 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide.

MMPR: The Movie Synopsis

Power up with six incredible teens who out-maneuver and defeat evil everywhere as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! But this time, the Power Rangers may have met their match when they face off with the most sinister monster the galaxy has even seen –Ivan Ooze. Unleashed upon the good citizens of Angel Grove after six thousand years of imprisonment, Ivan Ooze strips the Power Rangers and their leader, Zordon, of their powers. Now the Power Rangers must journey to a distant planet to learn the secrets of the ancient Ninjetti. Only then will they become empowered with a force strong enough to restore their Morphin ability and defeat the evil Ivan Ooze. Join the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their new Ninja Megazord as they fight to save Angel Grove, and the world, from the forces of evil!

MMPR: The Movie Bonus Features (Blu-ray)

  • · The Mighty Leap to the Silver Screen: A look back at the movie with the cast and crew, including brand-new interviews with director Bryan Spicer and stars Johnny Yong Bosch and Paul Freeman
    · Theatrical Trailer
  • MMPR TV Series Bonus Features (DVDs)

    Bonus Disc 1

  • · “Morphin Time!” – A Look Back At Mighty Morphin Power Rangers With Interviews Featuring Members Of The Cast And Creative Team
    · “A Morphenomenal Cast” – Casting Director Katy Wallin And the Cast Recall What It Took to Become Power Rangers
    · “Lord Zedd’s Monster Heads”
    · “Alpha’s Magical Christmas”
    · “The Good, The Bad And The Stupid!”
  • Bonus Disc 2

  • · “The Fans Power Up” – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Fans Remember the Series
    · Rare Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Fan Club Video
    · “MMPR Karate Club” – The White Ranger Kata
    · “Power Rangers Live” – The World Tour

  • About Shout! Factory
    Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

    NPS SPECIAL 01: Guest Announcement for Rangerstop 2018!

    No Pink Spandex Special 01: Guest Announcement for Rangerstop 2018! (13:43, 10 MB)

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    Hosted by: Lisa J

    Topics: Mikey Buoni, owner of Rangerstop, joins the show to make a special guest announcement and spills the tea on the upcoming convention in Orlando, FL November 9-11, 2018. You might hear an extra surprise!

    Press Release: Hasbro to Acquire Saban Brands’ Power Rangers and Other Entertainment Assets


    LOS ANGELES & PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 1, 2018– Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a global play and entertainment company, and Saban Properties LLC today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement for Hasbro to purchase Saban’s Power Rangers and several other entertainment brands, including My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr., Luna Petunia, Treehouse Detectives and others, in a combination of cash and stock valued at $522 million.

    “Power Rangers is an iconic brand built on a heritage of great storytelling and merchandising with tremendous upside potential when fully executed across Hasbro’s Brand Blueprint,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Shortly after entering into our licensing arrangement, it became clear that now was the time to begin investing in unlocking Power Rangers’ full potential. We see significant opportunity for Power Rangers across our entire Brand Blueprint, including toys and games, consumer products, digital gaming and entertainment, as well as geographically throughout our global retail footprint. We couldn’t be more pleased that Haim Saban will continue in a consulting role to further guide our development of this valuable property for the next generation of Power Rangers fans.”

    “25 years after launching Power Rangers, I believe the future for this brand has never been greater,” said Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands and creator of Power Rangers. “Hasbro’s leadership in innovation, storytelling and brand stewardship make it the perfect company to further develop the global reach and appeal of the Power Rangers property. I look forward to working with Brian and the team in the years to come.”

    Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. Today, Power Rangers is one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes produced to date. The TV series, currently in its 25th season with Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, and feature films, including 2017’s movie with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. Saban’s Power Rangers currently airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages.

    The first set of products from Hasbro will be available in spring 2019.

    Transaction Details
    Hasbro has previously paid Saban Brands$22.25 million pursuant to the Power Rangers master toy license agreement, announced by the parties in February of 2018, that was scheduled to begin in 2019. Those amounts are being credited against the purchase price. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, Hasbro will pay an additional $229.75 million in cash and will issue $270 million worth of Hasbro common stock for the Power Rangers brand and several other entertainment brands. The agreement includes all related intellectual property, category rights and content libraries owned by Saban Properties and its affiliates. The transaction is subject to a number of customary closing conditions, including obtaining required regulatory approvals, and is expected to close during the second quarter of 2018.

    The transaction, including intangible amortization expense, is not expected to have a material impact on Hasbro’s 2018 results of operations.

    J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is serving as financial advisor to Hasbro.

    About Hasbro

    Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

    © 2018 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    About Saban’s Power Rangers

    Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series, currently in its 25thseason, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

    About Saban Brands

    Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands acquires, develops and manages a world-class portfolio of entertainment properties. Saban Brands applies a global 360-degree management approach to growing and monetizing its brands through content, digital, marketing, distribution, licensing and retail in markets worldwide. Saban Brands’ growing entertainment portfolio of brands includes Power Rangers, Treehouse Detectives, Julius Jr., Popples, Glitter Force, and Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia, amongst many others. Saban Brands is headquartered in Los Angeles with a global network of offices. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

    Episode 247: Hello, Hasbro!

    No Pink Spandex – Episode 247: Hello, Hasbro! (2:13:52, 123 MB)

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

    Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Saban Brands has been busy for the past few days including extending their broadcasting contact with Nickelodeon, breaking up with Bandai, making up with Hasbro, announcing Power Rangers Beast Morphers, and much more! Oh, and Toy Fair NY 2018 happened…