When Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers became a sensation in the early ’90s, the company immediately went to work for a follow up show that would tap into the fun. They found it in VR Troopers. While the show didn’t became as big on the pop culture landscape, it created a dedicated following. Now the series is finally coming out on DVD for fans who want to team it up with the new MMPR sets. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
This Fall, prepare to join the action and relive the action adventures of Ryan Steele, Kaitlin Star and J.B. Reese, three young heroes with extraordinary powers enabling them to transform into virtual superheroes – the VR Troopers! On October 2, 2012, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, will unleash Saban’s VR TROOPERS: Season One, Volume One 3-DVD set. Featuring the first 26 action-packed episodes from the first season, this collectible DVD set is a must-have for fans, kids and collectors, and has a suggested retail price of $19.93. Fans and collectors can pre-order this DVD set now at Amazon.com or ShoutFactory.com.
When VR Troopers premiered in 1994, it was the first children’s series to take viewers into a world of virtual reality. In this exciting action-packed live-action series, three seemingly ordinary teens face the challenge of saving the world from total domination by a powerful ruthless industrialist and his evil alter-ego. With the gift of “inter-reality travel” the teens utilize the power to transform into crime-fighting superheroes and enter the high-tech sphere of Virtual Reality. They employ their strengths, explosive martial arts skills and newfound superpowers to prevent the evil Grimlord and his mutant armies from escaping the virtual plane and entering the real world.
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