Saturday, January 27, 2018

Stretch Armstrong - QUICK CHARGE!

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters - Series 01 - Quick Charge - Hasbro 2018

I just binged watched the first 8 episodes of Netflix's Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters to see all these cool looking characters in action. I just admit that I had assumed Quick Charge was a member of the titular "Flex Fighters," so I was surprised to discover that she is a villain that only appears in a single episode. The cartoon is pretty fun, and although it is focused around three male friends, their male mentor, and their fathers, there is still a pretty unique female presence. I don't know if I've ever seen random female bankrobbers before. Also, the villain Madame Tousant has a gang of silver-haired women in burgundy evening wear engaging in turf wars. There are the crazy Freak Sisters (who remind me a lot of Harley's twin daughters Dee Dee in Batman Beyond). Then there is the amazing Quick Charge - a disgruntled scientist who skates around on lightning. She is voiced by Yvette Nicole Brown (From Community and also the voice of Amanda Waller in DC Superhero Girls). Let's check her out below!










Since I expected Quick Charge to be a Flex Force hero, I also expected her to have a rubberized body. I was wrong on both accounts. Despite the fact that her pink limbs look like they might be stretchy, they are rigid plastic. Only the three main heroes (Stretch Armstrong, Wingspan, and Omni-Mass) have the "Flex Power" feature with stretchy limbs.

















Her articulation is limited to 5 swivel joints... shoulder, hips, and neck.






Quick Charge's accessories are meant to resemble electricity (despite looking more like ice). The opaque blue electricity bolts are made of the trademark flexible rubber. They can hook on the white spikes on the sides of the clear "electricity arms" piece. Then they can be pulled back and shot like rubber bands. They go pretty far too!








Although her powers in the show are displayed as pink, I really like the blue color better. Too much pink tends to clash a little.




























Time for a Comparison Pic!




Cheers!




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