In 2013, Power Rangers fans opened their wallets to the Power Rangers Megaforce toyline to collect the Power Rangers Action Card Game Promo Cards. The Promo Cards are found in almost every single Power Rangers Megaforce toyline released by Bandai. Promo Cards were also found in the Power Rangers Clash of the Red Ranger DVD, Power Rangers Megaforce 3DS game, and Comic Con events. Last month, the first wave of Power Rangers Super Megaforce toys released with the primary collector concept: Ranger Keys. Unlike the Promo Cards, Ranger Keys are not included in every single toy and there will be Key Packs sold in 2014. For more information on the Ranger Keys, check out the Key Database on Megaforce Cast.
Each of the keys has a Key ID (with PR prefix) printed on the back. Mighty Morphin Red is PR-008 and Power Rangers Super Megaforce Red is PR-001. You can view the Key List on Megaforce Cast.
Products with Ranger Keys
Here is a list of current products with the Ranger Keys.
- 38001 Deluxe Legendary Morpher: Mighty Morphin Red, Red Super Megaforce Ranger
- 38036 Deluxe Super Mega Blaster: Green Super Megaforce Ranger
- 38046 Deluxe Super Mega Saber: Blue Super Megaforce Ranger
- 38071 Lost Galaxy Cycle and Red Ranger: Red Lost Galaxy Ranger
- 38072 Time Force Cycle and Blue Ranger: Red Time Force Ranger
- 38073 Lightspeed Rescue Cycle and Green Ranger: Red Lightspeed Rescue Ranger
- 38081 Mystic Dragon Zord and Green Ranger: Red Mystic Force Ranger
- 38082 Delta Runner Zord and Blue Ranger: Red S.P.D. Ranger
- 38083 Zeo Racer Zord and Red Ranger: Red Zeo Ranger
- 38091 Wild Force Red Lion: Red Wild Force Ranger
- 38096 Deluxe Legendary Megazord: Red Super Megaforce Ranger 2
Bandai America’s Ranger Keys were first seen at San Diego and New York Comic Cons. I had a quick chat with one of the Bandai Reps about the smaller keys.
- Springs were created for show-like functionality for the younger audience. The cost of the springs is balanced with the smaller figure.
- The keys need to be small enough for the kids (target audience).
- They want the keys to be more affordable for kids and collectors.
The following Key prototypes were shown at San Diego and New York Comic Cons.
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Red, Blue, Black, and Pink Rangers
- Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers: Red, White, and Yellow Rangers
- Power Rangers Zeo: Red, Blue, Green, and Gold Rangers
- Power Rangers Turbo: Red, Blue, Green, and Pink Rangers
- Power Rangers in Space: Red, Blue, Black, Yellow, Pink, and Silver Rangers
- Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Red, Blue, Green, and Pink Rangers
- Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue: Red, Blue, and Green Rangers
- Power Rangers Time Force: Red, Blue, Green, and Pink Rangers
- Power Rangers Wild Force: Red, Blue, Black, White, and Lunar Wolf Rangers
- Power Rangers Ninja Storm: Red, Blue, Yellow, and Crimson Rangers
- Power Rangers Dino Thunder: Red and White Ranger
- Power Rangers SPD: Red, Blue, Green and Shadow Rangers
- Power Rangers Mystic Force: Red, Green and Yellow Rangers, Solaris Knight
- Power Rangers Operation Overdrive: Red, Black, Yellow, and Mercury Rangers
- Power Rangers Jungle Fury: Wolf Ranger
- Power Rangers RPM: Red, Black, Blue, Green, and Silver Rangers
- Power Rangers Samurai; Red, Green, Blue, Pink, and Gold Rangers
- Power Rangers Megaforce: Red, Black, Blue, and Yellow Rangers, Robo Knight
- Power Rangers Super Megaforce: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Pink Rangers
- DaiRanger: Green Ranger
Ranger Keys can be inserted into the Legendary Morpher to play phrases. Each key has physical bits used to define the phrase that plays in the Legendary Morpher. The morpher has 31 base phrases and an unknown number of combination phrases. For more information on the Key Phrases, view our Phrase List on Megaforce Cast.
|1 Wild Force||00001|
|2 Mighty Morphin||00010|
|4 Super Megaforce Yellow||00100|
|5 Mystic Force||00101|
|6 In Space||00110|
|7 Power Morphicon||00111|
|8 Super Megaforce Blue||01000|
|9 Dino Thunder||01001|
|11 Happy Birthday||01011|
|12 Super Megaforce Silver||01100|
|13 Jungle Fury||01101|
|14 Lightspeed Rescue||01110|
|15 Go Go Power Rangers||01111|
|16 Super Megaforce Red||10000|
|17 Ninja Storm||10001|
|18 Mighty Morphin||10010|
|20 Super Megaforce Pink||10100|
|21 Operation Overdrive||10101|
|22 Lost Galaxy||10110|
|23 Merry Christmas||10111|
|24 Super Megaforce Green||11000|
|30 Time Force||11110|
|31 Super Megaforce||11111|
Combination Phrases are played after a specific sequence.
|Super Mega Racer||PRSM Green + PRSM Green|
|Super Mega Sub||PRSM Pink + PRSM Pink|
|Super Mega Jet||PRSM Blue + PRSM Blue|
|Super Mega Wheeler||PRSM Yellow + PRSM Yellow|
|Summon Sky Ship||PRSM Red + PRSM Red|
|Legendary Megazord||5 different PRSM Keys|
|(communicator)||Past Season + Past Season|
The Ranger Keys can also be inserted into the Super Mega Saber, Deluxe Super Mega Saber, Deluxe Super Mega Blaster, and Zord Builder cycles and zord vehicles. The weapons (sabers and blasters) play an energy sound that resembles the Final Wave. The Zord Builder usage is more straight forward for firing the weapons or moving the vehicle. You can order Power Rangers Super Megaforce toys on Amazon.
The Power Rangers Card Scanner App has been upgraded with a new name (Power Rangers Scanner App) and new support for the Legendary Ranger Keys. You can update your version directly from your device. The iOS version was updated on November 26th and the Android version was updated on December 25th. You can download the app at the App Store and Google Play. For more information on the Power Rangers Scanner App, check out our article on RangerCrew Blog.
The App scans the Key barcode to unlock the character for the game. Unlike the Card Scanner App, the app only uses static images for the helmet, character, and collection item. You can test the following barcodes in the app.
I have been working on desktop application to find the remaining barcodes. In my initial tests, I found approximately 60 total keys, including Ninjor, White Alien Ranger, and the Super Megaforce keys. Here are a few of the barcode templates: Ninjor, Pink Super Megaforce Ranger, Yellow Super Megaforce Ranger, and Silver Super Megaforce Ranger.
Here is a screenshot from one of my early tests.
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