Monday, March 8, 2021

Stretch Armstrong - BLINDSTRIKE!

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters - Series 01 - Blindstrike - Hasbro 2018

Spoiler Alert. I waited several years to post this. And actually the entire basis of this post is one giant spoiler. In fact, once you read the title in the context of a female-centric blog, the spoil has been made. Blindstrike is one of those surprise gender-reveal characters. Like Phantasm from Batman or Lancer from Robotech, Blindstrike was a mysterious figure that presented as a deceptively male character until the surprise reveal that she was Ravi, a classmate of the Flex Fighters. Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters was a Netflix animated series that ran for two seasons in 2017-2018. I watched the first season back when the toys first came out and I really enjoyed it. It was fun, colorful, and had a lot of really unique female characters (mostly villains!) The toys feature traditional action figures, like Blindstrike and Quick Charge, as well as rubbery figures similar to the vintage Stretch Armstrong toys. They were Walmart exclusives but I recently saw them at Five Below. Let's check out Blindstrike below!

In the packaging, Blindstrike still presents male and gives no indication of her secret identity.

The Riya face under the helmet is just great. 

Aside from her removable helmet, Blindstrike comes with a blaster accessory with two rotating arms that attaches to her back. She also has two "Blast Flexarium" missiles made of a stretchy material. 

When mounted on the blue retracting peg triggers the stretchy missiles will act as projectiles.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Blindstrike with Quick Charge.


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