2022 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, specific favorite teams 34%
Yes, all of them 34%
Yes, specific favorite characters 29%
No 3%

As a collector who collects specific favorite teams, what is your preference for how to handle improvements/advancements in Lightning Collection figure articulation (i.e. new neck joint, pinless technology, etc.) for Ranger teams that have already been partially released?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they collect Lightning Collection figures from specific favorite teams.

Answer % of Votes
Consistency - future Rangers of in-progress teams should use the existing base figure 41%
Advancements - future Rangers of in-progress teams should use the new base figure 35%
No preference 24%

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

With over 100 different figures to choose from, answers spanned the entire gamut - from the very first wave released to figures currently trickling out as part of wave 11.

  1. The most frequent response - given by 9.4% of respondents - was the impeccable Mighty Morphin Finster.
  2. Coming in second was our only release from Power Rangers Turbo so far, the oddly classified In Space Phantom Ranger, selected by 4.9% of respondents.
  3. Rounding out the top four were In Space Ecliptor (4.2%) and last year’s winner, Mighty Morphin Green Ranger (4.1%)

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, no single response was given by over 5% of respondents, however...

  1. Just over 4% of respondents named one of last year’s runners-up, Lightspeed Rescue’s Titanium Ranger.
  2. Tied with just under 4% are last year's other runner-up, Time Force’s Quantum Ranger, and a technically invalid choice (as it’s a pair of characters) - Bulk & Skull.

How would you rate recent Hasbro Lightning Collection figure releases in terms of quality?

Answer % of Votes
Good 40%
Fair 30%
Very Good 15%
Poor 13%
Very Poor 2%

What is your one biggest complaint with the quality of Lightning Collection products?

This question was only asked of those respondents who rated recent Lightning Collection figure releases as Fair, Poor, or Very Poor.

Note that many responses, due to their free form nature, may fall into more than one of the below complaints.

  1. 45% of responses contained the word “paint”. Whether it’s a lack of paint applications or sloppy paint applications, this was easily the biggest gripe with product quality.
  2. 23% of respondents complained of “inconsistency”, often specifically citing the oft non-sensical differences between Rangers of the same team.
  3. 21% of responses mentioned “quality control” issues, such as missing or incorrect parts.

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 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 57.5%
2 Boom! Studios comics 56.4%
3 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie 55.9%
Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers
5 Power Rangers Turbo 55.5%
6 Power Rangers Time Force 54.5%
7 Power Rangers Dino Thunder 54.4%
8 Power Rangers Ninja Storm 51.3%
9 Power Rangers in Space 47.7%
10 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy 47.0%
11 Power Rangers Mystic Force 46.9%
12 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue 46.5%
13 Power Rangers Zeo 46.3%
14 Power Rangers Wild Force 45.6%
15 Power Rangers RPM 44.5%
Power Rangers Jungle Fury
17 Power Rangers S.P.D. 44.3%
18 Power Rangers Dino Fury 40.5%
19 Power Rangers Super Megaforce 38.5%
20 Power Rangers Dino (Super) Charge 37.8%
21 Power Rangers (Super) Samurai 36.0%
22 Power Rangers Beast Morphers 32.9%
23 Power Rangers HyperForce 29.7%
24 Power Rangers Megaforce 29.5%
25 Saban’s Power Rangers (2017 film) 28.6%
26 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive 27.8%
27 Power Rangers (Super) Ninja Steel 25.9%
28 Other 17.0%

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

  1. 26% of users who specified an “Other” series mentioned unused Super Sentai series, with Dairanger mentioned specifically the most often.
  2. 22% of users who specified an “Other” series mentioned Masked Rider, while 18% named BeetleBorgs.

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 9484
2 Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers 9435
3 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie 9413
4 Power Rangers Turbo 9077
5 Power Rangers Time Force 8891
6 Boom! Studios comics 8531
7 Power Rangers Dino Thunder 8219
8 Power Rangers Ninja Storm 8001
9 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy 7299
10 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue 7137
11 Power Rangers in Space 7052
12 Power Rangers Wild Force 6847
13 Power Rangers Mystic Force 6810
14 Power Rangers Zeo 6781
15 Power Rangers RPM 6481
16 Power Rangers S.P.D. 6352
17 Power Rangers Jungle Fury 6082
18 Power Rangers Super Megaforce 4928
19 Power Rangers Dino Fury 4762
20 Power Rangers Dino (Super) Charge 4554
21 Power Rangers (Super) Samurai 4356
22 Power Rangers HyperForce 3526
23 Power Rangers Beast Morphers 3279
24 Saban’s Power Rangers (2017 film) 3126
25 Power Rangers Megaforce 3094
26 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive 3006
27 Power Rangers (Super) Ninja Steel 2161
28 Other 1467
total possible points 20184

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, Goldar, Zedd, Astronema, Ecliptor, 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 85%
No 15%

What is the one unreleased/unannounced 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. Over 15% of respondents named Rita’s favorite brotherly bag of bones - last year's runner-up, Rito Revolto.
  2. 6% of respondents picked one of the following, who all finished neck-and-neck: Dino Thunder’s Mesogog, In Space’s Darkonda, Turbo’s Divatox, and Wild Force’s Zen-Aku.

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

Answer % of Votes
Yes 65%
No 35%

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

Answer % of Votes
Yes 62%
No 38%

What is the one unreleased/unannounced “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.

86% 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 that no non-Mighty Morphin monster was named by more than 1.5% of participants.

  1. Named by just under 10% of participants, last year's third-place winner Knasty Knight comes in at number one.
  2. Two other Mighty Morphin monsters round out the top three: Hatchasaurus and Madame Woe, both named by 6% of respondents.

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

Answer % of Votes
Yes 72%
No 28%

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 67%
No 33%

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

Answer % of Votes
Yes 71%
No 29%

What is the one unreleased/unannounced “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 of additional “disposable baddies” in the future.

86% of respondents who answered Yes to the previous question provided an answer to this one.

  1. Last year’s runner-up, In Space’s Quantrons take the number one spot, being the choice of an overwhelming 1 in 3 respondents.
  2. Landing in second place is what seems like the next obvious release if we continue the so-far-chronological release schedule, Turbo’s Piranhatrons (10%).
  3. Finally, being separated by a single vote, Time Force’s Cyclobots slightly edge out MMPR: The Movie’s Oozemen, both with 4% of the vote.

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 44%
Important 19%
Moderately Important 18%
Not Important 11%
Slightly Important 8%

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 Slightly Important, Moderately Important, Important, or Very Important.

Answer % of Votes
Good 48%
Fair 26%
Very Good 22%
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 88%
Important 9%
Moderately Important 2%
Slightly Important 1%
Not Important 0%

How would you rate the variety/selection of recent accessories included with Lightning Collection figures?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that the inclusion of Ranger-specific arsenal accessories was Slightly Important, Moderately Important, Important, or Very Important.

Answer % of Votes
Good 50%
Very Good 24%
Fair 22%
Poor 3%
Very Poor 1%

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 34%
Moderately Important 21%
Slightly Important 21%
Important 13%
Very Important 11%

Are you interested in purchasing Lightning Collection Zord Ascension Project zords?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 65%
No 35%

Have you pre-ordered any Lightning Collection Zord Ascension Project zords (i.e. Dino Megazord)?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they would be interested in purchasing Lightning Collection Zord Ascension Project zords.

Answer % of Votes
No 52%
Yes 48%

What is the one unreleased/unannounced zord at the top of your Zord Ascension Project must-have list?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they would be interested in purchasing Lightning Collection Zord Ascension Project zords.

93% of respondents who answered Yes to the previous question provided an answer to this one.

  1. 14% of respondents named the first non-five-combiner Megazord, In Space’s Astro Megazord.
  2. 12% named the Megazord we were left wanting after Bandai America lost the license, Mighty Morphin’s Shogun Megazord.
  3. 6% of respondents appear to want Hasbro to take a chronological approach (at least with Megazords proper), and named Mighty Morphin’s Thunder Megazord.

Non-Lightning Collection Question: Have you purchased any of the released Retro Megazords (i.e. Dino Megazord, Thunder Megazord, Galaxy Megazord, Ninjakon)?

Answer % of Votes
No 71%
Yes 29%

Are you interested in purchasing Retro Megazords figures in the future?

Answer % of Votes
No 59%
Yes 41%

What is the one unreleased/unannounced zord at the top of your Retro Megazord must-have list?

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

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

  1. Unsurprisingly given the ZAP preferences, 12% named In Space’s Astro Megazord.
  2. 10% of respondents want to continue the MMPR Retro party by selecting the Shogun Megazord.

Do you generally watch Hasbro Lightning Collection streaming events such as “Fan First Fridays”?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 74%
No 26%

How would you rate recent Hasbro Lightning Collection streaming events?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they generally watch Hasbro Lightning Collection streaming events.

Answer % of Votes
Very Poor 32%
Poor 26%
Fair 22%
Good 15%
Very Good 5%

When it comes to the time between the initial announcement of Lightning Collection figures and their eventual release, which scenario do you prefer?

Answer % of Votes
Announcement followed by pre-orders that same day 51%
Announcement followed by available for purchase/shipping that same day 19%
Announcement followed by pre-orders at a later date 19%
Announcement followed by available for purchase/shipping at a later date 11%

Do you generally pre-order Lightning Collection figures?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 66%
No 34%

Do you generally pre-order Lightning Collection figures via Hasbro Pulse?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they generally pre-order Lightning Collection figures.

Answer % of Votes
Yes 57%
No 43%

Do you generally pre-order individual Lightning Collection figures from multiple places in an attempt to get the figures as soon as possible?

This question was only asked of those respondents who reported that they generally pre-order Lightning Collection figures

Answer % of Votes
Yes 53%
No 47%

Do you own any Super Sentai DVD sets produced by Shout! Factory?

Answer % of Votes
No 71%
Yes 29%

Would you be interested in purchasing future Super Sentai DVD sets produced by Shout! Factory?

Answer % of Votes
Yes 54%
No 46%

What is the one thing you would like to see more of in the Lightning Collection?

93% of those who took the survey provided a response to this question.

  1. 15% of respondents expressed an interest in more variety/different teams, often naming specific favorite teams they are hoping to see released one day.
  2. 14% of respondents agree with the webmaster and called for more bad guys, often citing specific seasonal “big bads” that may not have ever received toy representation.
  3. 13% of respondents requested better quality products, complaining of issues with not just quality control but consistency among releases from the same teams.

What is the one thing you would like to see less of in the Lightning Collection?

89% of those who took the survey provided a response to this question.

  1. Nearly 1-in-4 (24%) of respondents want to see less Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the Lightning Collection. This notably included many people who self-identified as fans of MMPR but who want to see its dominance of the Lightning Collection toned down.
  2. 18% of respondents want to see fewer errors, again taking the opportunity to cite issues of sloppy paint applications and/or poor quality control.
  3. And 16% of respondents are tired of repaints/repacks/reissues, with many specifically expressing frustration with 2-packs that contain a figure they want paired with a figure they’ve already bought.

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

74% of those who took the survey provided a response to this question.

  1. More than 1-in-5 (20%) expressed interest in seeing more collector’s grade morphers.
  2. 15% of respondents want accessory packs to further expand the arsenals of their Lightning Collection figures.
  3. And 10% are interested in additional roleplay helmets, with some seeing the potential for a complete MMPR set and others hoping to see non-MMPR fan favorites get the spotlight.