Stingray was the fourth Supermarionation series from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and aired from 1964-1965. It followed the adventures of the (very stylized) submarine, Stingray, and her crew. Marina is the daughter of Emperor Aphony, ruler of the peaceful undersea kingdom of Pacifica, but when she first encounters the crew of the Stingray, she is the slave of the tyrannical King Titan of Titanica. As cool of a character as Marina is, she is a little bit of supermarionation cop-out. Her undersea race is mute and only speaks through telepathy. You don't realize how much you appreciate a puppet's mouth movements until they're nonexistent. This figure is pretty great and adds to the 1990's resurgence of supermarionation popularity. I only wish Matchbox would have continued this trend and produced more figures. I actually really enjoy the small scales, 3-5 points of articulation, and retro packaging. There are so many more properties I would have loved to see done in this style, but that is just a pipe dream now. Let's check out Marina in detail below!
Fun fact: Marina was modelled after French actress and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot
She comes with a single accessory of a ray gun
Here is an image of her appearance in the show.
And here are two video clips from the show. The first is the intro (no Marina) and the second is the closing credits sequence (which does feature Marina).
Time for some Comparison Shots!
Here she is with Lady Penelope from the Thunderbirds