Thursday, October 29, 2015

I Am Elemental - Core Power COURAGE!

I Am Elemental: The Core Power Series - Courage - Rebel Elements 2015

The next couple years are going to be groundbreaking as far as female-empowered action figures are concerned. We've all heard about Mattel's DC Superhero Girls at this point. They are making the claim that it will be the first ever action figure line aimed at girls, but let's not forget this great little line from last year that lit up Kickstarter like nothing I've seen before.  The first I Am Elemental series was a line of 7 "Elements of Power" heroines in 3.75" form.  This 6.5" Courage figure is essentially their Megazord/Voltron/Combiner form.  It is a very awesome toy that is worth every penny. (I ordered mine here). The next series is "Wisdom" and I'm eagerly looking forward to it.  Like I started mentioning above, this year is going to have a lot of girl power. Ladybug and Cat Noir are getting a toy line from Bandai, and Mysticons are being handled by Playmates.  Add that to the DC Superhero Girls, and I Am Elemental and it's going to be a stereotype-shattering season in the pink aisles.  And I can't wait!

Courage comes with a Shield, a Flaming Sword, and Removeable Helmet, Elbowpads, and Chest/Shoulder Armor.

Here are some images of Courage with her armor removed.

The articulation on this figure is great!  She has a Ball-jointed Head, Hinge-and-Swivel Shoulders & Wrists, Double-Hinge Elbows, Ball-Jointed Hips & Ankles (with Rocker-motion), Double-Hinge Knees, Swivel Thighs, Ball-Jointed Waist and Rib cuts, and Lat-joints similar to male Marvel Legends figures.  I know people count articulation in different ways, but I consider this a total of 29 Points of Articulation.

Courage also comes packed with a Trading Card and a booklet Highlighting the rest of the figures in the series.

Time for some Group and Comparison Shots!

Here is Courage with the Series One "Elements of Courage" Lineup.  From Left to Right: Fear, Industry, Honesty, Bravery, Courage, Persistence, Energy, and Enthusiasm.



    (Also....Cat/Chat Noir from Miraculous Ladybug is male, just so you know. :P)

    1. She is an amazing figure. I actually bought two and might display one armorless since it looks great both ways. Yeah, I know Cat Noir is a boy (I didn't know that when I first saw images of the show though). There are a few leaked Bandai Ladybug prototypes floating around. i'm very excited.

      such excite

  2. Nice, I did not know anything about this series apart from seeing the comic previews. Great figure, this is a good way to do female armor - not overly showy but practical, but still feminine.

    1. I can't wait to see the next series. Hopefully they have something to show at Toy Fair. The women who created these are really nice too.