Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Super7 ReAction - BARONESS!

ReAction Action Figures - Glow Patrol (SDCC Exc) - Baroness - Super7 2022

I normally despise random redecos of action figures that have nothing to do with the character in question. This stems from my perpetual disappointment in character diversity in the toy aisles in favor of 20 new colors for Batman (or any alpha male character the companies need to promote). Don't get me wrong, I love Batman, but give me a blue version, gray version, and black version and call it a day. Although perhaps if a female action figure ever got this same treatment I might change my tune. For SDCC 2022, Super7 released a new faction in their G.I. Joe ReAction line: Glow Patrol. As far as I can tell, this is completely original (despite tons of historic factions to draw from). But I love it. The green-hued good guys and the blue-hued bad guys look great. And glowing gimmicks are always fun, especially with Super7 who knows how to do GITD right. I look forward to what other variants they can come up with to challenge my long-held "redecos are bad" beliefs. Let's check out Glow Force Baroness below!

I appreciate that Super7 used the original miniseries Baroness sculpt for this redeco. I assume we will see her more standard version released several more times (Crimson Guard, Dark Blue toy deco, even the white arctic version she's been wearing in the comics this Summer), but this sculpt is nice and I'm glad we saw it again.

Baroness comes with a hand rifle, cast completely in GITD blue plastic.

Super7 knows how to do glow-in-the-dark technology right. The bar has been set very low by other toy companies. Most just paint a few details on the figure with GITD paint. Or even worse (Funko), just gently mist the figure in GITD paint and think that's enough. But when I picked up the Metropolis Maria ReAction last year, I was legitimately shocked at how brightly she glowed and how long it lasted before the glow faded. Very impressive. Baroness has her torso, arms, legs, and gun cast in a highly reactive blue GITD plastic.

Here she is with the other Glow Patrol lady, Scarlett.

I liked this wider angle shot with the reflection (on my basement bathroom sink - the only truly dark room in my house).

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Glow Force Baroness with her Original Mini-Series version and her Classic version.

And again with the other Glow Patrol lady, Scarlett.


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