It's not every day that a Purple Ranger comes around.. especially a female one. As far as I can tell, this is a first. One thing that really impressed me when I first reviewed Dino Pink earlier this year was the sheer number of Rangers in this lineup. Included in the bunch were three females: Pink, Purple, and Cyan (or Aqua?). I honestly didn't expect to get any of the second-tier Rangers in action figure form. But then a few months ago some pictures were shown of the first waves of Dino Supercharge were shown with two new females: Purple.. and possibly Blue? Purple started showing up in stores around me this week. On the shelves, she looks really purple, but in photos I realize she looks very fuchsia. I have some added pics near the bottom that make her color look more distinct. Purple Ranger is themed as a Plesiosaur, which doesn't exactly seem like the most threatening of beasts. She's probably like Aquaman in the Justice League. I love her though. I hope we get a whole spectrum of ladies!
Purple Ranger shares the same body as the previously released Pink Ranger. Her articulation is standard for Bandai's recent Power Ranger females, but the skirt really hinders the leg movement. Also, Purple's headsculpt limits the upward motion of her head.
She comes with the same weapons as Dino Pink: a yellow sword/blade and a blaster/gun.
Here are a few images of Purple Ranger from the show.
I realized while photographing this figure that her coloring looks very different in different lighting. Here are a couple images I snapped with my cell phone in different lighting. You can see that she looks much darker and less fuscia-like in certain lights.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here she is with Dino Pink from last year.
And Merry Christmas!