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Toy Fair 2015 – Bandai

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I have to admit, I came to Bandai mainly for their Big Hero 6 toys, but their Power Rangers Dino Charge display was one of my favorites at all of Toy Fair. Back in the day, each company would have elaborately decorated show rooms with actors, amazing displays, theatrical lighting, sometimes even mood music or occasional fog. Those days are gone. Everything is either in a classy glass case, or simply lined up on a shelf. Bandai knocked my socks off with their display. Click below for some of my favorite pics, and yeah, their Godzilla, Sprukits, and Big Hero 6 figures.

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Power Morphicon, The Official Power Rangers Convention

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Pasadena, Calif. – August 09, 2010 – Go, Go Power Rangers! The second annual Power Morphicon will morph the Pasadena Convention Center into Ranger Central. Power Morphicon will feature exclusive panels, guest appearances, and a silent auction the weekend of August 27-29, 2010. More than one thousand attendees will enjoy expanded offerings this year, featuring a variety of engaging experiences including more than twenty specialty vendors, costume contests and a Power Quest Trivia Game. This year the convention welcomes the master toy licensee, Bandai America Incorporated, as the premier sponsor.

The Power Rangers convention boasts an impressive roster of fan favorites from the iconic series, who will participate in panels and exclusive autograph signings. Special guests include Jason David Frank, Steve Cardenas, Karen Ashley, Barbara Goodson, Blake Foster, Walter Emanuel Jones, Matt Austin, Jessica Rey, Catherine Sutherland, Tony Oliver and many more. In addition, Bandai America Incorporated will be hosting a booth in the Dealers Room providing fans the opportunity to meet and take photos with two of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers characters on Saturday! The Bandai America Incorporated booth will also include a rare look at a collection of Power Rangers toys, and offer limited giveaways. Additional vendors participating in this year’s convention include CS Toys International, RedStarRobot and AnimeBooks.com among others.

The Power Morphicon convention is one of a kind, allowing our audience to get up close and interact with the guests at our panels, and maybe even learn a thing or two at one of our Ranger Events,” said Erin Coplan, Executive Coordinator for Power Morphicon. “We have everything the Power Ranger fans could ask for and a lot of surprises in store they won’t expect.”

Power Morphicon is very excited to have Bandai at our convention,” said Chairmen Scott Zillner. “We believe in their commitment to the franchise, and having them at our event only enriches the overall fan experience.”

Bandai America Incorporated is delighted to celebrate fans’ devotion and enthusiasm for the Power Rangers brand at the 2010 Power Morphicon,” said Mark Schaffner, Executive Vice President of Toys for Bandai America Incorporated. “The diverse fan base is a testament to the brand’s pop culture dominance for nearly 20 years, and we look forward to creating imaginative and innovative Power Rangers play experiences for many generations to come.”

Power Morphicon takes place, August 27-29, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Children under 12 will be admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket and can have their badges signed by featured talent for no charge. Additional tickets, hotel and press information can be found at www.officialpowermorphicon.com.

About Power Morphicon

The one and only Power Ranger convention, created by fans for fans, celebrates the series, the stories, the actors, toys and more that made the brand a pop culture powerhouse and cherished property. For more information and the most recent event news, visit www.officialpowermorphicon.com.

About Bandai America Incorporated

A leader in developing engaging, quality toys that capture children’s imaginative spirit and provide endless “Fun For The Future,” Bandai America Incorporated is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children’s toys and interactive entertainment today. The Bandai America Incorporated brand family includes Power Rangers®, Ben 10™, Harumika™, Tamagotchi™, Pocoyo™ and Teeny Little Families™ among other boys, girls, pre-school and hobby product lines. Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc., an entity that resulted from the integration of Namco Ltd. and Bandai Co. Ltd. of Japan. Global interests encompass three strategic business units: toys and hobby, amusement facilities and content. The company is headquartered in Cypress, California. Find out more about our expertise in connecting with kids in fun and fresh ways at www.Bandai.com.


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Power Rangers Are Not Going Away

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Despite some of the rumors circulating the web, the Power Rangers are not going away in 2010. Disney and Bandai America continue to be committed to the Power Rangers Brand. Disney is producing a Season 18 and Bandai America will continue to develop action figures and toys for fans and collectors of all ages.

In fact, Bandai America is asking fan’s to help choose the next Power Ranger chase figure through a poll with ToyFare. If you haven’t already done so, please vote here.

Over the past seventeen years, the Power Rangers have been on Earth, in space, on the moon, under water, traveling through time, in the jungle and anywhere evil lurks. They’ve battled Rita Repulsa, Divatox, Master Org, Dark Spector, Toxica, Jindrax and many more evil-doers – villains who have been shrunk to miniatures, tossed in jail, reduced to ooze or banished. As Bandai America looks to the future, the Power Rangers toy line will continue to morph into action battling against evil.


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