Sunday, September 10, 2017

Imaginext - SERPENT QUEEN!

Imaginext: Treasure Hunters - Serpent Queen & Camel - Mattel/Fisher-Price 2017

For years now I've been wishing for an Egyptian-themed Imaginext figure for my collection. I expected a regal Cleopatra-type, but I have to admit I am much happier with this evil-looking Serpent Queen instead. I love a good animal-themed character, especially when it's a villainess. And the great thing is that this figure will very likely be re-released as a more-human looking variation. The sole required change would be the scaly reptilian hands. The only predictions I've made for this line that haven't come true now are a Statue of Liberty and a Rosie the Riveter. I'm hoping to see them in a couple years at this rate. For those unaware, Imaginext had some major DC reveals last week. We're getting Huntress, Batwoman, Star Sapphire, Katana, Killer Frost, Donna Troy, Artemis, Black Canary, Jessica Cruz, and a new Harley. My mind is blown. After this new wave is released I don't even know what figures to wish for (beyond Supergirl). It seems like the sky is the limit now. Let's check out Serpent Queen below!

Paint apps on this figure can be tricky. The yellow snake headdress often has either incomplete or overzealous paint (I'm pretty sure the plastic underneath is dark brown, and we all know how temperamental yellow paint can be). Also, I've seen her face printed on at a weird angle (which really stands out because her hair frames her face so tightly). And finally her purple snake armbands often have sloppy applications where it meets her white shoulder. It's possible to find a good one (like the one I have pictured here), but to be honest, the majority I've seen in the stores have had any combination of these flaws.

The Serpent Queen comes with a translucent green scarab medallion and a staff that it clips into.

She also comes with this awesome camel steed that includes a side cannon which launches a projectile (that looks like a broken ankh).

Time for a Comparison Pic!


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