Thomas & Friends Morph into Power Rangers, TMNT, & DC Super Friends in New MINIS Collection

FISHER-PRICE CELEBRATES POP CULTURE’S MOST POWERFUL FRIENDSHIPS WITH ALL-NEW THOMAS & FRIENDS™ MINIS TRAIN MASH-UPS FEATURING SABAN’S MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS & DC SUPER FRIENDS Thomas & Friends™ Characters Reimagined […]

FISHER-PRICE CELEBRATES POP CULTURE’S MOST POWERFUL FRIENDSHIPS WITH ALL-NEW THOMAS & FRIENDS™ MINIS TRAIN MASH-UPS FEATURING SABAN’S MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS & DC SUPER FRIENDS

Thomas & Friends™ Characters Reimagined as Iconic Friendship Squads with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and DC Super Friends; and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collection to be Released in Summer 2017

Friendship is taking center stage on the Island of Sodor in 2017, and to kick off the year-long celebration, Fisher-Price is debuting an all-new lineup of Thomas & Friends MINIS inspired by some of pop culture’s most powerful friend squads. Building on the successful Thomas & Friends MINIS collections in 2015 and 2016, the line will be expanded with the addition of all-new mash-up MINIS featuring Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and brand-new MINIS of DC Super Friends. The line is part of Thomas & Friends yearlong “Set Friendship in Motion™” campaign that began this month.

Iconic 90s superheroes Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers venture to Sodor just in time for the March 2017 release of the new Saban’s Power Rangers live-action feature film. Thomas and his best pals will morph into 13 train mash-ups, including Thomas as Blue Ranger, Percy as Green Ranger, Rosie as Pink Ranger, Belle as Rita Repulsa, and more.

Additionally, this summer Thomas & Friends is taking on the pizza-loving and sewer-dwelling Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with 9 all-new MINIS inspired by Nickelodeon’s crime-fighting turtles, including Thomas as Leonardo, James as Raphael, Percy as Donatello, Gordon as Michelangelo, Rosie as April O’Neill, and others. 

Finally, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, Thomas & Friends has also expanded its collection of DC Super Friends MINIS featuring Thomas & Friends characters taking on the personas of the world’s most powerful DC Super Heroes. The 24 new trains will find Hiro as Steel, Victor as Superboy, Rosie as Star Sapphire, Henry as Batman Beyond, and many more. 

The Thomas & Friends™ mash-up MINIS are part of a line of small-scale, collectible Thomas & Friends engines. Since the line’s debut in 2015, more than 13 million Minis have been sold worldwide in over 20 countries. The new mash-up MINIS will be available as 4-packs retailing for $7.49 and 9-packs retailing for $15.99 in March 2017 in the U.S. and in select international markets.

“The new Thomas & Friends MINIS based on famous pop culture teams are a cool way of celebrating legendary, epic friendships,” said Mike Pisors, Director of Thomas & Friends Toy Global Brand Marketing. “We love that Thomas & Friends is a leader is showcasing positive friendship role models for young children, and we’re thrilled to combine the brand with other popular franchises such as the DC Super Friends and Power Rangers for kids to collect.”

The new train mash-ups join a lineup of existing DC Super Friends MINIS and a collection of SpongeBob SquarePants inspired trains. In addition to bringing MINIS to toy aisles, Fisher-Price is also planning to develop exciting online content around the lines.

The lineup of brand new mash-up MINIS hitting retail this month includes:

  • Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers:
    • Blue Ranger/Thomas
    • Black Ranger/Hiro
    • Pink Ranger/Rosie
    • Goldar/Victor
    • Red Ranger/James
    • Green Ranger/Percy
    • Yellow Ranger/Emily
    • White Ranger/Stanley
    • Alpha 5/Diesel
    • Rita Repulsa/Belle
    • Finster/Salty
    • Putty Patroller/Gordon
    • Lord Zedd/D-10

 

  • DC Super Friends:
    • Nightwing/Toby
    • Swamp Thing/Gator
    • Superboy/ Victor
    • Batman/ Thomas
    • Black Lightning/ Dash
    • Star Sapphire/Rosie
    • Krypton Armor Superman/James
    • Batman Beyond/Henry
    • Booster Gold/Dash
    • Red Tornado/ Percy
    • Steel/Hiro
    • Black Hand/Stanley
    • Big Barda/Belle
    • Azrael/Gordon
    • Ice Batman/Edward
    • Boomerang/Diesel
    • D-Shot/D10
    • Bumblebee/Millie
    • Mr. Miracle/Sidney
    • Vixen/Emily
    • Mr. Freeze/Ferdinand
    • Clark Kent Superman/Salty
    • Armor Batman/Scruff
    • Arsenal/Skarloey

 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mash-Up MINIs will hit retail this summer.

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