Monday, December 29, 2014

Action Figure Review: Persistence from IAmElemental by Rebel Elements

     Today I'm looking at Persistence, the sixth figure in the first series of IAmElemental
 I've been spending a lot of time reviewing the IAmElemental line but if you're unfamiliar with it, then check out this review where I discuss in detail this cool new line that launched on Kickstarter in early 2014. There is a lot of reuse in these figures, so these last few reviews are a bit more brief (go on and all of them if you want the full scoop). These figures come packaged in blind bagged style bags but they have a checklist on the back with the figure inside marked (with a marker, actually) so you know who you're getting. I'm not sure if these will be marked this way at retail, but it certainly seems like a good idea. Persistence's bio card says: "Persistence finishes what she starts and persists in spite of obstacles. She has the ability to push through any obstacle with super strength." Ready to keep on keeping on with Persistence? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:
Height: 4 1/4 inches tall

Articulation: Swivel/hinge knees, ball jointed hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinged elbows, and a ball jointed head.

Accessories: Removable backpack,Enthusiasm elemental shield, two collectible cards, and a drawstring storage bag.

The Positives:

   *I'll simply say again that the overall presentation of these figures is rather nice. I'm extremely pleased by the quality of the articulation and the durability of the figure. These figures are really well made and just have a great vibe about them. Persistences's blue cape and outfit highlights definitely set her apart from the other figures in the set, but they still all have a very cool look when the team is assembled.

*Each figure is loaded with extras. They're not all traditional accessories, but they are some cool little extras. Persistence comes with the line's standard collectible cards, elemental shield, and drawstring bag but she also comes with her own unique cape that fits over her head. This is a cool extra that really changes the look of the figure. Persistence perhaps has the most traditional superhero vibe of any figure in the line.
The Negatives:

* I've really liked the headsculpts on all the figures I've reviewed so far and while I'm not disappointed in this one, it just doesn't stand out as much to me. Maybe it's more due to my feelings that the deep magenta skin clashes with the light elements of her outfit. I actually like her better without the cape.

*While they're easy to pose, they are a little tough to stand. I really wish these figures had some peg holes in their feet. I've actually been using her shield to stand her on the shelf. It doesn't work perfectly, but it's better than nothing.

* This is more of a critique of the line overall, but I do wish that there were a few different body types in this first series. I know molds and tooling are expensive, so I expect we'll see some in a second series, but it would have been nice to give these figures a bit more variety, particularly when they're all so similar in their color scheme. Part of the philosophy of this line is to create action figures that convey a healthy body image (very few people have the same body as She-Hulk, Power Girl, or Superman), so it'd be appreciated to see figures with different body sizes.

 IAmElemental is a still a very cool line although I'm not as thrilled with Persistence's color scheme as I am with the other series one figures. I don't dislike this figure; she just seems less exciting than most of the other. I'm giving a Persistence a Good and a 1/2 rating. She's still a well done toy and perhaps your thoughts on the color scheme might make you interested in this powerful hero.

Remember to check out IAmElemental's website and my IAmElemental series overview here, along with other cool Kickstarter toys I've reviewed:

Courage Red Honesty

1/18th Scale Weapons by Marauders, Inc.Series #7 Part 1

Grabit Robot Multipurpose Holder by Trinkits
Grabit (Green)

Legendary Monsters by Nevermore Toys
Momo, The Missouri Monster

OMFG! by October Toys
OMFG Series 3 (Barbarianaut, Pugnacious, Dr. Decay, Fruit Punch, and TenCan)

S.U.C.K.L.E. by DKE Toys
Series 1 + Kickstarter Exclusives


  1. Replies
    1. Yeah, these are definitely a nice looking set of figures. She's not as bright and vibrant as the rest of the series, but the cape is cool. It gives her a very distinctive silhouette.


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