Here's an unexpected female figure in Fisher-Price's wildly successful Imaginext line. It doesn't surprise me that the second blindbag female released in the line was a sports-themed figure, but somehow I wasn't expecting it at all. The best part is she reminds me exactly of one of my first Lego minifigures - the pink snowboarder girl from Lego Mini-figures Series 3. (Unfortunately I couldn't unearth her for this review). For those not in the know, this fourth series of Imaginext Blindbags is the first wave to feature female characters. It's unprecedented, but a long time coming. Hopefully all future waves have decent female representation as well. Not to mention the remaining Rescue Heroes characters (Ariel Flyer and Maureen Biologist) that will hopefully join Wendy Waters soon. I won't even mention the conspicuous absence of Gemma from the core line. I have high hopes though. I think these Wave 4 figures will be popular and the ladies will come flooding in. Let's check out the snowboarder below!
I don't love the face on this figure. It seems too narrow and alien-like. Hopefully this is just due to the headgear she's wearing. I've seen action figure lines in the past that do weird things to their designs in the name of "feminizing" a toy. Slimming down faces is a common one. The Witch has a nicely-rounded "Imaginext style" face so hopefully this little peanut-head is a one-off.
The Snowboarder girl comes with a parka and a snowboard.
Here's the Lego Snowboarder I was talking about.
And here is the rest of the Imaginext Blind Bags Series 4 lineup.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
And with the DC ladies...