NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Saban Brands and USAopoly today announced their collaboration for the upcoming Power Rangers Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit board games to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the iconic franchise. USAopoly has unveiled the first look of the box tops for the Power Rangers editions of each game this week at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
The Power Rangers 20th Anniversary Edition of Monopoly will allow players to buy, sell and trade iconic locations spanning the entire history of the Power Rangers brand including The Command Center, The Power Chamber, Rita Repulsa's Moon Palace and more. The game is for 2-6 players and recommended for ages 8+.
Saban Brands ran a poll last week on the official Power Rangers Facebook page where thousands of fans voted for which final game token they wanted to be included in the Monopoly game. Options included Goldar, Mighty Morphin boots or the Angel Grove Juice Bar cup with straw. The winner will be revealed on Facebook, along with the other 5 tokens in the game leading up to the release of the game this summer.
The Trivial Pursuit Power Rangers 20th Anniversary Edition allows fans to show off their Ranger knowledge by acing over 1,800 questions from six categories spanning the two decades of Power Rangers. Questions about Power Rangers gear, villains, quotes, plot lines and more are included. This game is for 2-6 players and recommended for ages 12+.
For the Trivial Pursuit edition, Saban Brands engaged the Power Force, a select group of Power Rangers enthusiasts, to help develop the trivia questions for the upcoming game. Saban Brands received thousands of questions from these 20 Power Force members, and each participant will receive credit in the game.
"There is such a nostalgia factor not only with Power Rangers but with the history of Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit games as well," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "That's why we thought it would be fun to get the Power Rangers fans involved with the creation of these games. With this year marking 20 years of the franchise, it couldn't be a better time for this collaboration."
The 20th Anniversary Edition of Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit board games will be available at specialty retailers this summer for the SRP of $39.95.
About Saban's Power Rangers
Saban's Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched children's television program in the United States and remains the No.1 live-action kids series on television. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who "morph" into superheroes and save the world from evil. It 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. The Power Rangers franchise is celebrating its 20th Anniversary throughout 2013, which started with the launch of its newest season Power Rangers Megaforce on Nickelodeon and other broadcasters worldwide. Power Rangers LLC, which licenses and merchandises the Power Rangers brand, is an affiliate of Saban Brands. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.
About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a strategic transmedia management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing and finance. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.
USAopoly, Inc., (http://USAopoly.com) is a leading game manufacturer in the specialty market offering the world's best-known games (under license from the Entertainment & Licensing Division of Hasbro) and an innovating game developer of party games like Telestrations.
SOURCE Saban Brands