Saturday, April 27, 2019

Marvel Legends - BLINK!

Marvel Legends - X-Men (Caliban Build-a-Figure Wave) - Blink - Hasbro 2019

I stopped reading mainstream comics in 1993. Marvel and DC had lost a lot of great talent to Image Comics a few years earlier, and honestly the resulting Image titles were mostly show and little substance. I was then drawn into Indy and Manga for years. But I would still browse all the X-titles on the shelves every week... usually glad I no longer felt the need to shell out my hard-earned paper route money for hologram covers and bad (extreme!) 90's art. I have distinct memories of disliking Blink. I thought her appearance was far off-base for a mutant book. She looked like a reject from the Lodoss Wars or some fantasy video game RPG. But I kept hearing about her. For years my friends would rave about her and I would see fan art almost every month in Wizard magazine, but I honestly never thought much about her until I saw this action figure revealed. My childhood disdain somehow transformed into nostalgia and curiosity. Now I have some apologetic reading to do. Let's check her figure out below!

I think this figure looks fantastic. I especially appreciate that the green of her outfit is significantly darker than the lime-green we usually see her in. This darker hue contrasts her skin much more nicely.

Blink comes with a teleportation ring and two of her teleportation daggers.

Blink comes with the Left Leg Build-a-Figure piece for Caliban.

Blink had a 4-issue limited solo series in 2000. I didn't know about this until I was preparing this post. I really want to read it now.

Blink has appeared in both X-Men the Animated Series and Wolverine and the X-Men.

Blink has also been portrayed twice in live-action media. In X-Men: Days of Future Past (played by Fan Bingbing) and in Gifted (played by Jamie Chung).

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with her old ToyBiz figure, a Heroclix, and an Eaglemoss figurine.

And with her wave-mate, Jubilee.


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