Saban’s Power Rangers marks 20th anniversary by descending into Manhattan in the Knick of Time to Celebrate Toy Fair
The Power Rangers, who have been entertaining fans all over the world for two decades, had a 20th anniversary celebration yesterday in New York with a series of surprise visits to iconic locations in Manhattan. The visit to New York City around Toy Fair culminated with a basketball game with and against another NY hero – the Knicks’ JR Smith.
During the day, the Power Rangers stopped by the Javits Center for the 2013 American International Toy Fair travelled to Lincoln Center to hobnob with fashionistas attending Fashion Week, and queued up for Broadway tickets at the famed TKTS booth in Times Square.
In between, they grabbed coffee at Starbucks and ate Lombardi’s Pizza. The Power Rangers made like real New Yorkers by riding the subway to Wall Street, and played tourists by taking in the sights at the Empire State Building.
Their day was capped by a one-of-a-kind New York experience as New York Knicks Shooting Guard JR Smith welcomed the 20 Red Rangers to Chelsea Piers for a game of basketball.
About Saban’s Power Rangers’ 20th Anniversary
The franchise launched in 1993 as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers -- and quickly became the most-watched TV program in the US and is the No 1 live-action kids action series on TV. The Power Rangers franchise is seen in more than 150 markets around the world, translated into numerous languages, and is a mainstay in the most prominent international children’s programming blocks. Through the Power Rangers emPOWER program, the Power Rangers teach kids and families how to put the Power Rangers values of teamwork, confidence, health and physical activity into action. The program provides free in-school healthy eating and exercise curriculum resources to more than 100,000 teachers annually.