This review was originally published on March 25th, 2014.
I always felt Glimmer was one of the more fun characters in the Princess of Power series. While not a completely ditzy sidekick like Madame Razz, Glimmer shined with an amount of optimism that made her entertaining, if not naive. Of course that’s probably not the quality rebels look for most in their leader when trying to overthrow a tyrannical ruler. Thank god for She-Ra.
The Four Horsemen have done a fantastic job of turning out another attractive face sculpt. The PoP model given 3D form, she fits in perfectly with the rest of the girls while still retaining her own unique look. I was also glad to see the long sculpted hair was posed far enough from the body to not get in the way of articulation.
Glimmer’s body is built on the standard female buck and based more on the Filmation model than the original figure, which is my preference as well. The body does have more newly sculpted pieces than I expected. There’s the top and bottom of her tunic with the angular diamond design and big shoulder pads. Her boots and bracers are also new and share that same diamond theme. She also has a new left hand which was sculpted open for spell casting or just holding that little orb she comes with.
Glimmer’s coloring is a bit on the pastel side. The light shades of lavender blue and pink all look good together, but the little details really allow the palette to stand out. Both blues and purples are accented with a darker metallic version of the same color, while the light blue has a sparkly pearlized sheen to it. Another nice touch is that they also painted her fingernails. Continue to page 2…