It’s morphin’ time — and time to wax on and off!
Hasbro unveiled new Power Rangers Lightning Collection 6-inch figures, all Cobra Kai-inspired. No literal morphing is present, as the figures retain their karate uniforms, but they do take on the classic Power Rangers coloring. The Lightning Collection is for both kids and kidults, really anyone who’s looking to expand the “morphinomenal” action.
At $27.99 each, the three figures available exclusively for preorder at Target are Daniel LaRusso, Samantha LaRusso, and Skeleputty. Father Daniel becomes the White Crane Ranger and daughter Samantha transforms into the Pink Mantis, complete with painted-on details and a mashup design inspired by the series. He includes an alternate head, an accessory scarf, alternate hands, and a blast effect piece, offerings multiple points of articulation.
The third figure, Skeleputty, combines Rita Repulsa’s minion with the Halloween skeleton costumes seen in one of The Karate Kid‘s most iconic fight scenes. Along with the painted-on details and mashup design, the figure comes with alternate hands and two blast effect accessories. Delivery of all three figures is expected in April of next year.
This isn’t the first time Cobra Kai or the Power Rangers have jumped worlds to meet new fighters. Last winter, Playmates Toys released a series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Cobra Kai figures and the Power Rangers took their turn against the infamous heroes in half-shells via a Hasbro Lightning Collection entry last summer.