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Hasbro to acquire Saban’s Power Rangers

Two juggernaut toy franchises are about to be under the same roof: Transformers and Power Rangers.

“It’s Morphin’ Time. Activate Optimus Prime Dragon Zord!” isn’t just something you’d hear from one of our pitiable fanfics or ardent daydreams anymore. Earlier today, Hasbro, Inc. and Saban Properties LLC announced they’d reached “a definitive agreement for Hasbro to purchase Saban’s Power Rangers and several other entertainment brands, including My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr., Luna Petunia, Treehouse Detectives and others, in a combination of cash and stock valued at $522 million.”

Per the official press release:

25 years after launching Power Rangers, I believe the future for this brand has never been greater,” said Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands and creator of Power Rangers. “Hasbro’s leadership in innovation, storytelling and brand stewardship make it the perfect company to further develop the global reach and appeal of the Power Rangers property. I look forward to working with Brian and the team in the years to come.”

Does this mean we’ll finally see David Yost as a Power Ranger again? Which of your dream Transformers/Power Rangers amalgams would you like to see become a reality? Sound off in the comments.

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