There have been A LOT of Rangers series through the years (24 and counting!). But which are the best? Loot Crate employees voted — and here’s their favorites!:
Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers
The series that started it all was our unanimous #1 pick. “[A]fter seeing them first at the young age of 5, [they were] everything I wanted to be: a martial artist, a destroyer of evil, and a pilot of a giant mech,” says resident Super Fan Keith Hudson. “They instilled a vivid memory of what justice was and I ate it up as a kid. And I can’t forget the sheer awesomeness of that theme song playing before every episode.”
Power Rangers Turbo
Kicked off by the 2nd/last film in the TV-verse, it featured young Justin Stewart, a pre-teen who discovered the Rangers’ secret identities and became a member of team—every kid’s fantasy. Also, Zordon and Alpha 5 left and it introduced 4 new characters who…
Power Rangers In Space
…went into space! They took the fight to stars as alien Andros joined the team and caused a bit of a shuffle in colors (T.J. went from Red Ranger to Blue, Carlos from Green to Black). The season also featured a crossover with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Power Rangers Dino Thunder
2004 saw the return of Dinozords and Tommy Oliver, the first Green Ranger. This time he enlists 3 teens in the fight against Mesogog. This is also one of the few series where the Rangers had active powers out of uniform.
Power Rangers S.P.D.
In 2025, 3 recently promoted Rangers and 2 street-kids-turned-recruits learn to work as a team and defeat the Troobian Empire. Their Commander is Anubis Cruger, a humanoid dog, and their tech expert is Dr. Kat Manx, a cat-person.
Okay, the Loot Crate staff were indecisive… here’s one more for a top six!:
Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (pictured above)
A rich adventurer puts together a team of Rangers, including his son, to collect powerful jewels before the bad guys do. You can find the 2-part “Once A Ranger” story with 5 returning Rangers (including Johnny Yong Bosch’s Adam Park) here.
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(This article appears in Loot Crate Magazine, February 2017)