Power Rangers Super Samurai sales are outstripping consumer demand, Bandai has revealed, bucking the current trend in the action figure market.
The toy range is showing a very healthy 104 per cent increase year to date October 2012 versus 2011, according to NPD data.
Bandai's line includes action figures, vehicles, role-play items and Megazords. New additions for the Super Samurai collection in the spring include the 16cm Battle Morphin' figures, Tiger Tank with Samurai figure, Barracuda Blade, Bullzooka and Ranger Training Sets.
"It's great to see the increasing popularity and demand for the Power Rangers toys with consumers," said Andrew Welch, senior product manager for Power Rangers at Bandai UK. "Since the launch of our new Super Samurai range, we have contined to see strong sales increases week on week, with Bandai making the decision to air freight key lines across their range ensuring more stock arrives before Christmas.
"Power Rangers is a key brand for us and next year is a busy year, with Power Rangers Super Samurai for the first half of the year and the eagerly anticipated Power Rangers MegaForce TV show and toy line launch in the second half.
"Plus the Rangers are celebrating their 20th anniversary."
Stuart Grant, The Entertainer's buying director, added: "Power Rangers has beenn a consistent strong boys action brand for us, and we have seen Power Rangers sales heavily increase since Super Samurai launch and terrestrial TV."
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