ZEO YELLOW RANGER
POWER RANGERS: LIGHTNING COLLECTION (HASBRO)
Hey, how about some more Power Rangers stuff? It’s been a little while, and I got important stuff to talk about. I’ve been doing a fair bit of alternating as of late between my two favorite Rangers shows, Zeo and In Space. When last I discussed Zeo, I talked about the cast change-over mid-Mighty Morphin. Most of that cast carried over to Zeo, but Karan Ashley’s Aisha Campbell, who had replaced Trini as the Yellow Ranger, did not. Since Ashley wanted to leave the show, Aisha was written out at the end of MMPR, and replaced with Nakia Burrise as Tanya Sloan, who would stay in the role of Yellow Ranger for all of Zeo, and the first half of Turbo. Today, I’m focusing on her Zeo incarnation.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Zeo Yellow Ranger is part of Series 10 of Hasbro’s Power Rangers: Lightning Collection line. Tanya is a rather notable release, as she’s the final member of the Zeo team to join the line. Hey, it’s a finished time that’s not MMPR! Nifty! The figure stands 6 inches tall and she has 30 points of articulation. Tanya’s construction is largely identical to that of Zeo Pink, which was expected, and is also a pretty sensible choice. Their designs and builds are fairly close (they don’t even require a new waist piece, since Ohranger was a rare Super Sentai that actually had a female Yellow in the original footage) and it follows the model employed with the male Rangers in the set. The elbows are still rather restricted in their movement, but the articulation is otherwise still pretty solid, and the detailing on the sculpt remains a pretty solid recreation of the suit design from the show. She’s got an all-new helmet sculpt, depicting her unique visor shape. The two slits aren’t as practical as Adam’s rectangle or Kat’s oval, but I guess it’s okay. It’s a pretty straight forward sculpt, which is in line with the rest of Rangers from the set, and the new visor differentiates her pretty well from the others. Tanya’s paint work is pretty straight forward. The application is all pretty clean and sharp, and the plastic yellows match more closely than the colors on Pink. In general, it looks quite sharp. Zeo Yellow is packed with her Zeonizer, capsule sword, Power Clubs, two sets of hands, an effect piece, and an unmasked Tanya head.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
At this point, it’s a matter of momentum on a lot of these figures. I can’t very well quit the Zeo team five members into a six person team, right? So, you know, I was pretty happy about her getting a spot in this particular set, so that I could finally finish up the team. I started building this team in 2020, and two years later, I’ve wrapped it up. I’m pretty happy about that. Tanya’s not the star of the show or anything, but she’s a strong finish to a strong set. Pretty dope.
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