The animated television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers launched in the UK in 1994 and was an immediate hit. Bandai produced a range of toys to complement the series, winning Toy of the Year in 1995 and Boys Toy of the Year in 1996.

Identified by their different colour suits, Power Rangers are a group of superheroes who gain supernatural powers, based on martial arts, to use against monsters when they morph with each other – the ultimate in teamwork.

Power Rangers have continued to be popular in the 21st century with new products being launched regularly including Power Rangers Wild Force in 2003, Power Rangers Ninja Storm in 2004 and Power Rangers Dino Thunder in 2005. The television series continues with a new name each year – in 2005 Power Rangers SPD was the big success.