UPDATE: Earlier today, IGN had the opportunity to swing by Shout! Factory's Comic-Con booth for an exclusive preview of the Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Years collection. We also got to speak with DVD producer Brian Ward, who offered us a glimpse at the prototype helmet and walked us through some of the details. [Note: The pictures below are not of the final helmet, just a mockup.]
First of all, the DVDs are stored in slots in the back of the helmet, separated into 10 tins. "The tins are going to look like the Power Coins," Ward explained. "Each one of those tins will hold 10 discs." And as an added bonus, "there are two empty slots for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. So if you have those discs from Fox, you can just slide them right in, and you've got the first 20 years' worth of episodes, and the two movies right there in one helmet." The black base, meanwhile, will house a hefty episode guide book, featuring trivia, photographs and artwork.
The Red Ranger helmet itself, Ward continued, was a long, thorough process to make. "We've been working on this for about six months... We actually got the original helmet used in the show, did a 1:1 digital scan of the helmet, created the file, then sent that off to the vendor, who was able to create a clay sculpture of it."
As for choosing the Mighty Morphin Red Ranger helmet as the helmet? "I think [the Red Ranger] is the most iconic of the leaders," Ward said. "You've got the White Ranger, for sure. Tommy is Tommy -- you can't take that away from anyone... but you want that first iconic helmet that we all remember seeing to be the one that represents the series... It is the hope and dream that this particular helmet is sitting on fans' shelves and that it's the highlight of their collection."
No price has been announced for the Legacy set just yet, but we did learn that it will be a numbered piece, with a limited run of 2,000 copies worldwide.