Wednesday, March 1, 2017

True Heroes: Sentinel 1 - BLINDSIDE!

True Heroes: Sentinel 1 - Smash & Blindside 2-Pack - TRU/Geoffrey LLC 2017

I have a lot of obsessive compulsive qualities. For your sanity, I'll only mention the toy-related ones here. Many years ago I got the idea in my head that the "True Heroes" TRU G.I-Joe knock-off brand would eventually have to introduce a female character. In my mind, this was a certainty. Since then I have checked the military aisle every single time I've gone into the store (which is at least twice a week). FYI I also have made the same search for a random toy on Yahoo Auction Japan every day for about 10 years (I have serious issues). These obsessions almost never pay off, but last week I found this little two-pack with what I believe is the first ever female Sentinel 1 character, Blindside. These figures are cheap with minimal articulation (like the Chap Mei Discovery Channel figures), but I still think she's really cool. Years ago the True Legends line had a Medusa figure that was pretty cool too. Of course now, my obsession is not itched, but rather teased. I'll be eagerly hunting the next one now.

Blindside has swivel neck, shoulders, and hips, and then hinged knees and elbows for a total of nine points of articulation.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with her pack-mate, Smash.

From Left to Right: Chap Mei Wow Girls Simone, Hasbro Crimson Baroness, TRU Blindside, Lanard Corps Snakebite, Hasbro vintage Zarana.



  1. She definitely looks like she has elbow joints. Maybe yours are just stuck?

    1. You are 100% correct. Mine weren't even stuck, I just overlooked them in the write-up process. I edited the content above. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Chap Mei Corps Snakebite... I think you meant Lanard Corps Snakebite ;)

    1. Right-O! Thanks for that, made the edit above :)