2021 Power Rangers Survey Hasbro’s Lightning Collection

From time to time, GrnRngr.com asks fans across the world to take surveys to gauge current fandom interest in various subject areas. All data is collected anonymously and overall results are shared with the online Power Rangers community once the surveys are completed.

Do you collect Lightning Collection figures?

Answer % of Votes
Yes, all of them 38%
Yes, specific favorite teams 31%
Yes, specific favorite characters 29%
No 2%

What is your one favorite Lightning Collection figure released so far?

With over sixty different figures to choose from, answers spanned the entire gamut - from the very first wave released to figures currently tricking out as part of wave 9.

  1. The most frequent response - given by 6.1% of respondents - is Tommy himself, the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger.
  2. Close behind in second place is, surprisingly, inarguably the most problematic release so far, Dino Thunder White Ranger - the choice of 5.5% of respondents.
  3. Third place goes to a figure from wave three, Mighty Morphin Drakkon with 5.1%.
  4. Rounding out the top five are two more early figures - wave two’s Lost Galaxy Magna Defender (4.7%) and wave one’s S.P.D. Shadow Ranger (4.5%).

Which teams are you interested in purchasing future Lightning Collection figures from? Select all that apply.

Percentages represent the portion of total survey respondents who selected the series.

Rank Series % of Votes
1 Boom! Studios comics 62.6%
2 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 60.4%
3 Power Rangers Dino Thunder 55.9%
4 Power Rangers in Space 55.7%
5 Power Rangers Zeo 55.2%
6 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie 55.0%
7 Power Rangers Time Force 54.2%
8 Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers 52.8%
9 Power Rangers Ninja Storm 52.5%
10 Power Rangers Turbo 50.5%
11 Power Rangers Mystic Force 48.1%
12 Power Rangers S.P.D. 47.8%
13 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue 47.4%
14 Power Rangers Wild Force 47.1%
15 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy 44.5%
16 Power Rangers RPM 44.4%
17 Power Rangers Jungle Fury 42.7%
18 Power Rangers Dino Fury 42.6%
19 Power Rangers Super Megaforce 37.2%
20 Power Rangers Dino (Super) Charge 36.6%
21 Power Rangers Beast Morphers 35.2%
22 Power Rangers HyperForce 34.3%
23 Power Rangers (Super) Samurai 33.2%
24 Saban’s Power Rangers (2017 film) 29.1%
25 Power Rangers Megaforce 27.5%
26 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive 26.2%
27 Power Rangers (Super) Ninja Steel 25.0%
28 Other 10.4%

Respondents who selected “Other” were asked to specify what other series they were interested in:

  1. 25% of users who specified an “Other” series mentioned unused Super Sentai series, with Dairanger mentioned the most times.
  2. 15% of users who specified an “Other” series mentioned at least one of the other Saban Entertainment shows - BeetleBorgs, VR Troopers, and/or Masked Rider.
  3. 11% of users who specified an “Other” series mentioned one of the two new characters introduced in Power Rangers Legacy Wars - Street Fighter Showdown.

Please rank the series you would potentially purchase Lightning Collection figures from in the future.

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they would be interested in purchasing Lightning Collection figures from at least one specific series.

While the previous question measures the series as if all are equal, this question is meant to demonstrate how passionate respondents are about the various series.

Rank Answer Points
1 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 10170
2 Boom! Studios comics 9206
3 Power Rangers in Space 8956
4 Power Rangers Zeo 8747
5 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie 8630
6 Power Rangers Time Force 8606
7 Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers 8458
8 Power Rangers Dino Thunder 8216
9 Power Rangers Turbo 7767
10 Power Rangers Ninja Storm 7693
11 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue 6991
12 Power Rangers S.P.D. 6740
13 Power Rangers Wild Force 6671
14 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy 6654
15 Power Rangers Mystic Force 6608
16 Power Rangers RPM 6118
17 Power Rangers Jungle Fury 5797
18 Power Rangers Dino Fury 4865
19 Power Rangers Dino (Super) Charge 4220
20 Power Rangers Super Megaforce 4182
21 Power Rangers HyperForce 3938
22 Power Rangers (Super) Samurai 3641
23 Power Rangers Beast Morphers 3597
24 Saban’s Power Rangers (2017 film) 3040
25 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive 2639
26 Power Rangers Megaforce 2540
27 Power Rangers (Super) Ninja Steel 1795
28 Other 1127
total possible points 19952

Results are weighted based on individual rankings. A “perfect score” would be achieved if every respondent who would purchase any Lightning Collection figure ranked a given series #1.

Have you purchased any previously released Lightning Collection figures of recurring villains (i.e. Rita, Zedd, Goldar, Astronema, etc.)?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 85%
No 15%

Are you interested in purchasing Lightning Collection figures of additional recurring villains in the future?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 88%
No 12%

What is the one recurring villain at the top of your must-have list?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they would be interested in purchasing figures of recurring villains in the future.

96% of respondents who answered Yes to the previous question provided an answer to this one.

  1. 16% of respondents feel that Astronema needs her primary lieutenant and named Power Rangers in Space’s Ecliptor.
  2. Over 11% of respondents want to continue working through the collection of creatures from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and selected Rito Revolto.
  3. Power Rangers Time Force’s Ransik was chosen by 4.3% of respondents whereas Power Rangers Turbo’s Divatox and Power Rangers Mystic Force’s Koragg tied, both being named by just over 4% each.

Have you purchased any previously released Lightning Collection figures of “monsters of the week” (i.e. King Sphinx, Pumpkin Rapper, etc.)?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 58%
No 42%

Are you interested in purchasing Lightning Collection figures of additional “monsters of the week” in the future?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 68%
No 32%

What is the one “monster of the week” at the top of your must-have list?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they would be interested in purchasing figures of “monster of the week” in the future.

84% of respondents who answered Yes to the previous question provided an answer to this one.

With literally hundreds of possible answers, it likely won't come as a surprise that the majority of monsters named were named only once or twice. That said, it is notable (and arguably unsurprisingly so) that no non-Mighty Morphin monster was named by more than 1% of participants

Named by just under 12% of particpants, Pudgy Pig easily takes the top prize. Runners-up include GrnRngr.com monster mascot Eye Guy (5.8%) and fellow season one monster du jour Knasty Knight (4.1%).

What size should these future Lightning Collection “monsters of the week” be?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they would be interested in purchasing figures of “monster of the week” in the future.

Answer % of Votes
6” (like Lord Zedd & Goldar) 58%
8” (like King Sphinx & Pumpkin Rapper) 42%

Would you be interested in purchasing Lightning Collection figures of King Sphinx and Pumpkin Rapper if they were re-released in the 6” scale?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they would be interested in purchasing 6”-scale figures of “monster of the week” in the future.

Answer % of Votes
Yes 54%
Maybe 34%
No 12%

Have you purchased any previously released Lightning Collection figures of “disposable baddies” (i.e. Putties, Tengas, etc.)?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 65%
No 35%

Have you purchased multiples of any previously released Lightning Collection “disposable baddies” (i.e. “army building”)?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they had purchased “disposable baddies” figures in the past.

Answer % of Votes
Yes 64%
No 36%

Are you interested in purchasing Lightning Collection figures of additional “disposable baddies” in the future?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 73%
No 27%

What is the one “disposable baddie” at the top of your must-have list?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they would be interested in purchasing figures of recurring villains in the future.

88% of respondents who answered Yes to the previous question provided an answer to this one.

  1. Just under 25% of respondents want to continue the current release pattern, hoping the fourth disposable baddie released is from the fourth season - Power Rangers Zeo’s Cogs.
  2. On the other hand, almost 22% of respondents want to jump ahead to a perennial fan favorite whose grunts have never been released in toy form - Power Ranger in Space’s Quantrons.
  3. The next three most popular were chosen by roughly 4% of respondents each - Power Rangers Turbo’s Piranhatrons (also never released in toy form), Power Rangers Time Force’s Cyclobots, and Power Rangers S.P.D.’s Krybots.

Are you interested in purchasing Lightning Collection figures of Bulk & Skull?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 64%
No 36%

Which single version of Bulk & Skull would you be most interested in purchasing?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they would be interested in purchasing figures of Bulk & Skull.

In an attempt to not influence the responses by giving possible choices, the wording of this question left some participants confused. The intent was not to imply that either member of the original comedic pair should get release-priority over the other or that anything other than a two-pack would even be sensible. The hope was to see if there was a specific, unexpected appearance that warranted selection for potential figures.

  1. Over 40% of responses singled out Bulk & Skull’s appearance during Mighty Morphin Power Rangers season one. Some specified “Day of the Dumpster” or “season one” specifically while others used any number of terms that clearly elicit that appearance (“bullies”, “punks”, “bikers”, “leather jacket”, “red beret”, etc.). Suffice to say, it is clear that this is the desired potential appearance of Farkas and Eugene.
  2. Over 16% of respondents noted Boom! Comics’ versions of the duo, this time as their alter egos the Orange and Purple Rangers.
  3. While the other responses all appeared less than 5% of the time, the number three response was quite literally any version (4.9%).

Other honorable mentions include the pair’s iconic apperances from the episodes “Doomsday”, “Countdown to Destruction”, and “Forever Red”.

For you personally, how would you rank the importance of the inclusion of swappable heads (aka “portraits”, “civilian heads”) with Lightning Collection figures?

Answer % of Votes
Very Important 39%
Important 20%
Moderately Important 17%
Slightly Important 12%
Not Important 12%

How would you rate the quality of recent swappable heads included with Lightning Collection figures?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that the inclusion of swappable heads was at least slightly important.

Answer % of Votes
Good 44%
Very Good 26%
Fair 25%
Poor 4%
Very Poor 1%

For you personally, how would you rank the importance of the inclusion of Ranger-specific arsenal accessories (i.e. swords, blasters, etc.) with Lightning Collection figures?

Answer % of Votes
Very Important 87%
Important 9%
Moderately Important 2%
Slightly Important 1%
Not Important <1%

Would you be interested in purchasing an accessory add-on pack for a given Lightning Collection team to further complete that team’s arsenal?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that the inclusion of Ranger-specific arsenal accessories was at least slightly important.

Answer % of Votes
Yes, all of them 47%
Yes, for specific favorite teams 45%
No 8%

Would you be interested in purchasing that accessory add-on pack with the caveat that it would be packaged with a somehow modified figure that had already been released (i.e. a repaint)? (Hasbro has recently experimented with this approach with a couple Transformers releases.)

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that the inclusion of Ranger-specific arsenal accessories was at least slightly important.

Answer % of Votes
Yes, for specific favorite teams 49%
Yes, all of them 29%
No 22%

A couple examples of Hasbro’s recent experimentation with Transformers accessory packs can be seen at Hasbro Pulse, specifically a pack with various gear and weapons (off-site link) and a pack with a variety of blast effects (off-site link).

For you personally, how would you rank the importance of the inclusion of blast effect pieces with Lightning Collection figures?

Answer % of Votes
Not Important 29%
Slightly Important 23%
Moderately Important 21%
Very Important 15%
Important 12%

Are you interested in purchasing Lightning Collection figures of Megazords (i.e. non-combining figures in the 6” scale)?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 53%
No 47%

What is the one Megazord you most want to see in figure form?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they would be interested in purchasing figures of Megazords.

With almost three decades worth of Megazords to choose from, the variety of answers was large. However, it likely comes as no surprise that the most popular response was the (Dino) Megazord from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers season one (15.6%).

Rounding out the top three are season two’s Thunder Megazord (5.8%) and Power Rangers in Space’s Astro Megazord (5.6%).

Are you interested in purchasing Lightning Collection Megazords in a “deluxe” scale?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 72%
No 28%

What is the one Megazord you most want to see in a “deluxe” scale?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they would be interested in purchasing “deluxe” Megazords.

Only a single vote separated the top two answers to this one and neither should be a surprise given previous results. With just under 11% of the vote each, Mighty Morphin’s (Dino) Megazord just barely edges out In Space’s Astro Megazord.

Rounding out the top three is the one that the transfer of the master toy license left fans wanting - Mighty Morphin’s Shogun Megazord (9.4%).

Did you purchase Hasbro’s 12” Zeo Megazord (E8164)?

Answer % of Votes
No 47%
No, but I like it 38%
Yes 15%

Of all the possibilities, what is the one character you most want to see released in figure-form as part of the Lightning Collection?

With a seemingly endless number of possible characters to select from, four individuals managed to each be named by over 5% of respondents.

  1. 7.1% of people combined to make a non-Ranger the top vote-getter in this category - the great sage, Ninjor.
  2. Next up, with 6.9% and 6.3% of the vote respectively, are two turn-of-the-century Rangers - Time Force’s Quantum Ranger and Lightspeed Rescue’s Titanium Ranger.
  3. Last but not least, fans don’t care about who may or may not own the rights - 5.8% of respondents named Ivan Ooze as their most wanted.

Are there any other items you’d like to see released as part of the Lightning Collection?

The final open-ended question where some people list one general category and others list every item they could ever dream of. Some popular themes included:

  1. 34% of respondents mentioned something roleplay-related, with 21% mentioning morphers, and more often than not “all morphers” or “any morphers” rather than a specific one. 15% indicated weapons-and-the-like, while 8% mentioned replica helmets.
  2. 13% of respondents called for Megazords, often specifically mentioning combinable versions.
  3. Finally, 13% of respondents specifically called for more villains, whether they were specific big-bads, memorable generals, or popular monsters.

Addendum

Given the interest in the results of the question on series above, a deeper dive into the data seems warranted, specifically regarding some fans’ belief that there is too much focus on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

First, some high-level notes:

  • From above, 60.4% of respondents expressed interest in purchasing future Lightning Collection figures from MMPR, which is roughly 3-in-every-5 respondents.
  • Less than 1% of respondents who expressed interest in purchasing future Lightning Collection figures from MMPR selected only MMPR.
  • 10.4% of fans selected every season and roughly a third of them also selected “Other”.
  • The average respondent selected just over 12 series. The median number of series was 10.

What follows is a breakdown of how fans who are interested in purchasing Lightning Collection figures from one series feel about other series. The top three most often selected series amongst fans of each series is listed, plus MMPR when necessary.

Of fans who selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers...
  • ...74.5% also selected Power Rangers Zeo.
  • ...73.8% also selected Boom! Studios comics.
  • ...72.8% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
Of fans who selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie...
  • ...79.9% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • ...75.1% also selected Boom! Studios comics.
  • ...73.8% also selected Power Rangers Zeo.
Of fans who selected Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers...
  • ...76.9% also selected Power Rangers Zeo.
  • ...75.3% also selected Power Rangers in Space.
  • ...73.7% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Zeo...
  • ...81.5% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • ...78.2% also selected Power Rangers in Space.
  • ...75.9% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Turbo...
  • ...79.3% also selected Power Rangers in Space.
  • ...78.4% also selected Power Rangers Zeo.
  • ...76.5% also selected Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers.
  • ...only 73.4% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (tied for #4).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers in Space...
  • ...77.4% also selected Power Rangers Zeo.
  • ...76.9% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...75.6% also selected Power Rangers Time Force.
  • ...only 75.1% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#4).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Lost Galaxy...
  • ...90.5% also selected Power Rangers in Space.
  • ...82.9% also selected Power Rangers Time Force.
  • ...81.0% also selected Power Rangers Zeo.
  • ...only 74.9% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#10).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue...
  • ...83.0% also selected Power Rangers Time Force.
  • ...79.7% also selected Power Rangers in Space.
  • ...76.4% also selected Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
  • ...only 64.5% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#15).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Time Force...
  • ...77.8% also selected Power Rangers in Space.
  • ...73.9% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...72.6% also selected Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue.
  • ...only 63.7% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#12).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Wild Force...
  • ...81.7% also selected Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
  • ...79.0% also selected Power Rangers Time Force.
  • ...77.5% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...only 61.0% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#17).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Ninja Storm...
  • ...79.5% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...73.9% also selected Power Rangers in Space.
  • ...73.3% also selected each of Power Rangers Time Force and Power Rangers Wild Force.
  • ...only 64.7% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#14).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder...
  • ...76.7% also selected Power Rangers in Space.
  • ...74.9% also selected Power Rangers Zeo.
  • ...74.7% also selected Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
  • ...only 70.4% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#7).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers S.P.D....
  • ...84.0% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...79.6% also selected Power Rangers in Space.
  • ...76.9% also selected each of Power Rangers Time Force and Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
  • ...only 71.0% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#7).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Mystic Force...
  • ...78.2% also selected Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
  • ...73.5% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...72.1% also selected Power Rangers Time Force.
  • ...only 60.9% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#16).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Operation Overdrive...
  • ...92.5% also selected Power Rangers Mystic Force.
  • ...89.2% also selected each of Power Rangers Ninja Storm, Power Rangers Jungle Fury, and Power Rangers RPM.
  • ...only 78.0% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#21).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Jungle Fury...
  • ...83.4% also selected Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
  • ...80.1% also selected Power Rangers Mystic Force.
  • ...79.1% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...only 62.3% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (tied for #16).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers RPM...
  • ...77.7% also selected Power Rangers Time Force.
  • ...77.1% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...75.8% also selected Power Rangers in Space.
  • ...only 62.7% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#18).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers (Super) Samurai...
  • ...82.6% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...80.9% also selected Power Rangers S.P.D..
  • ...80.4% also selected each of Power Rangers in Space and Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
  • ...only 71.5% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#19).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Megaforce...
  • ...89.2% also selected Power Rangers Dino Fury.
  • ...88.2% also selected Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
  • ...87.7% also selected Power Rangers Mystic Force.
  • ...only 71.8% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#24).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Super Megaforce...
  • ...78.3% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...77.2% also selected each of Power Rangers Mystic Force, Power Rangers RPM, and Power Rangers Dino Fury.
  • ...only 66.9% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (tied for #19).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Dino (Super) Charge...
  • ...84.6% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...80.7% also selected Power Rangers in Space.
  • ...79.9% also selected Power Rangers Zeo.
  • ...only 73.7% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (tied for #11).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers (Super) Ninja Steel...
  • ...91.0% also selected Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
  • ...89.8% also selected each of Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, and Power Rangers RPM.
  • ...only 79.7% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#23).
Of fans who selected Saban’s Power Rangers (2017 film)...
  • ...86.4% also selected Boom! Studios comics.
  • ...84.0% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
  • ...81.1% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...only 75.7% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#8).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers HyperForce...
  • ...88.1% also selected Boom! Studios comics.
  • ...77.0% also selected Power Rangers Time Force.
  • ...75.7% also selected Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
  • ...only 63.8% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#19).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Beast Morphers...
  • ...85.1% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...84.3% also selected Power Rangers Dino Fury.
  • ...82.3% also selected Power Rangers RPM.
  • ...only 72.7% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#16).
Of fans who selected Power Rangers Dino Fury...
  • ...78.1% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
  • ...77.1% also selected Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
  • ...76.7% also selected Boom! Studios comics.
  • ...only 66.1% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#19).
Of fans who selected Boom! Studios comics...
  • ...71.3% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • ...66.1% also selected Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
  • ...65.4% also selected Power Rangers Dino Thunder.