Last October we reported about a give-away promotional DVD that was available at the Disney Store chain, promoting ABC/Disney’s return of the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers episodes to the television broadcast lineup. This promo disc had some news with it, too, on the outer sleeve. [...]
Since the first of the year, we’ve received a number of e-mails from fans, concerned that we haven’t brought further word yet about the “advertised” Amazon-exclusive releases of Power Rangers R.P.M. – Volume 3 and Volume 4. Nor has the big e-tailer added any release listings for those titles, and consumer inquires to Amazon have been met with a routine-sounding reply which primarily communicates that “this item isn’t currently available at (Amazon’s) website.”
So we’ve checked into it further, and found out a couple of things. First, and most importantly, Disney has passed along word to one of our contacts that these titles are “on hold”. That’s the exact phrase used, which could mean that they are simply delayed, or it could possibly mean that they won’t be happening at all; we haven’t gotten clear on that. Secondly, and also interesting, the gossip is that perhaps Amazon had no knowledge that their name would be invoked on the sleeve of that promotional disc; our contacts hint that no agreement had been made at that time for such an arrangement (we suppose that this could possibly be part of the reason ABC/Disney put the releases “on hold”).
In short, the DVDs are “on hold” and supposedly Amazon didn’t even know that they were going to be used in the promotional Disney DVD for the new line of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers toys.
There are no words.