If you were a kid in the 90s then you know just how awesome the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series was.
The show was a pop culture juggernaut unlike any other kids’ show before it. Its success spawned everything from toys and video games to clothing and merch. There was even a feature feature-length film in 1995 that was a box-office success.
One of the coolest Power Rangers toys that you could find on store shelves at the time was the Auto Morphin Power Rangers action figures. These figures had a neat “flip” feature that made it so you could easily switch from the Ranger’s real faces to their helmets. Pretty cool stuff.
You can still find full Auto Morphin sets on eBay for fairly reasonable prices. And this Instagram video of the toys in action — complete with the iconic Morphin theme in the background — is almost too much nostalgia for us to handle.
The Man Behind the ‘Power Rangers’ Theme Loved the Song Just as Much as We Do
If you hit play on the video above, you’re undoubtedly going to have the Power Rangers theme stuck in your head for the next 24 hours. That theme, crafted by Ron Wasserman, is one of the best TV theme songs of all time.
Wasserman recalled the process of creating the theme in an interview with Collider in 2023.
“I had started at Saban Films in ‘89 mixing other composers’ stuff… they came in one night and said, ‘We have a show called Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.’ My direction was, maybe use the word ‘go,’ because Saban made a bunch of money with ‘Go Gadget Go!’ back in the ‘80s.”
“So, it just kind of came to me,” Wasserman explained. “I had already had some – because I just like screwing around with it – I already had some great guitar sounds that I could play on keyboard, I know guitar voicings, and that riff just kind of popped up… it took two-and-a-half hours to complete it, the entire track. So it just poured out of me,” Wasserman continued.
“I put on my vocals, I called the next day, and [they] said, ‘Fox loves it.’ And I said, ‘Who should we get to sing this?’ They said, ‘No, they loved it.’ So that started my rock singing career,” Wasserman said with a laugh.
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