Now, say what you like about the upcoming #PowerRangers reboot - and responses have ranged from overwhelming excitement to utter dismay - but it's certainly managed to update the look of the iconic show's characters for the modern day. Whether or not you see that as a good thing, of course, likely depends on how you feel about the shiny, glowing Rangers in the image above. For some, they're a necessary updating of some distinctly old-fashioned 90's styling, while for others they're a weird, unfaithful bastardization of some of pop culture's most beloved costumes.
Thankfully, though, the latest of the movie's returning figures look set to straddle both worlds - and to perhaps fulfill the requirements of both longtime fans and new audiences alike. Y'see...
The 'Power Rangers' Movie's New Putty Patrol Look Improbably Fantastic
That, at least, is the most obvious reaction the the recently released images of the group's upcoming action figure. Or, rather, the recently listed 'Smashing Putty Action Figure' that Toys-R-Us is now selling. A figure which, from the looks of it, marks both a dramatic change from the Putty Patrol's original appearance (above) and a surprising amount of faithfulness in the adaptation:
Of course, whether the design will ultimately live up to the lofty expectations of both ardent revisionists and devoted visual conservatives in the final film very much remains to be seen, but as things stand, this might just be a design that the vast majority of us can get behind.
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What do you reckon, though? Are you happy with the look of the all-new Putty Patrol - and the rest of the reboot's new costume designs? Let us know below!