Saturday, August 24, 2019

Marvel Legends - Blink Review !!!

I see there are quite a few X-Men characters that never made the Marvel Legends line during the Toybiz era . Blink is one of them . This is her first time in the Marvel Legends line and I purchased Blink at around the $19.99 price range at a local Walmart .

The bio states that " Clarice Ferguson uses her mutant ability of teleportation to disappear and reappear in the blink of an eye ".
As you can see Blink comes with quite a few accessories . Two pink daggers , I'm not sure rather those are solid weapons or energy beams . The left leg of the Caliban build-a-figure and the pink circular item is a special effect piece , her teleportation portal .

As you can see she stands right at six inches tall .
Thanks to Blink , the colors purple and green are a good match . Plus her purple like hair matches perfectly with her pink skin . I do not know much about this character but the action figure looks great . Her skirt piece is movable and if you look closely you'll see that she has a neck collar that is the same color as her belt on the skirt piece . Her green boots kind of remind me of Robin's green shoes from the Bat-Man franchise . The original look of Dick Grayson , the original Robin . Look closely at Blink's upper arms and you can see that she has an athletic build, as I noticed she has a little muscle striations in those arms .
Also I've never noticed until now that Blink kind of looks like a pink skinned version of Mystique . Imagine if Blink was blue skinned . They both have similar colored hair and no pupils in their eyes . It kind of makes you wonder have the artists been using the looks of one character to modify the looks of another character ? Blink and Mystique are also dressed alike with similar attire . Similar attire with different colors however , all green compared to all white . We have seen this strategy before with toys, but not too often with comic book characters . A perfect example of the point I'm making , Mer-Man and Stinkor from the Masters of the Universe . Stinkor is basically a Mer-Man re-paint and the same goes for Beast-Man and Moss-Man, etc . So could Blink be a modified re-paint of Mystique ? She could be because the debut of Mystique was 1978 compared to Blink debuting in 1994 , so Mystique is the older character as far as comic book appearances go .
                                                FINAL     THOUGHTS    

( 1 )  ARTICULATION  LIMITS  -  Only the hard plastic hair prevents her from looking all the way upwards .

( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY  - Once in a proper stance she stands well . Being flat footed with no heels helps also .

( 3 )  WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE  ? -   I like how the colors of green and pink match along with the purple hair . A nice blend of colors . The daggers look great and she holds them well. You can display her in some pretty good attack poses with the daggers . I also like the special effect look of the green skirt piece , molded as if it is being blown in the wind .

( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? -  No dislikes .

( 5 ) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? -  No improvements needed .

( 6 )  GRADING  SCALE  -  A Perfect 10 no flaws .

( 7 )  FINAL  ANALYSIS  -   It's always great to get " first time in the line " characters . Although I am not a big fan of the Blink character , because her power is too similar to that of Night Crawler . However I love this action figure and her accessories .

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