Articulation is basic for the ladies in the line. Everything we’ve come to expect from the 2.0 buck is present: ball-joints at the neck, shoulders, & hips, hinges at the elbows & knees, swivels at the biceps, wrists, waist, & thighs, and some rocker ankles. One thing I don’t like on the girls is the lack of boot swivel to save some tooling. It looks fine, but the articulation would be better with an extra swivel at the boot. The wings are on ball-joints plugged into her back (They’re unattached in package) and have the range you would expect. There is some conflict with the hair that blocks the wings and neck, but the hair sculpt splits into three pieces to get some of that articulation back.
On a figure like this paint is supremely important. On my figure, it could be better, but it’s certainly not bad. The paint details are sharp on the figure, the face especially. The wings are really good, but there is some slop here & there, most notably in areas where the thicker purple paint is glopped on or where the thinner yellow paints shows through. The amount of slop compared to the surface area is still great though and the figure looks great on my shelf.
Flutterina has two accessories, both reused, but it’s all good. There’s the now standard shield in a new orange color that harkens back to the vintage figure and because you can’ attack with butterflies all the time, a new offensive weapon has bene added: Battleground Teela’s sword. It’s a great fit for her and she looks sharp when readied for battle.
Overall, I think this might be one of the best POP figures yet. She’s a great update to the original, I particular love the crazy wings and how they’re based on the vintage toy. And the figure itself lives up those wings. The great sculpt, the articulation, the and paintwork. I could go a little negative here – this figure is great because she doesn’t suffer from so many of the flaws the past ladies have suffered. I’ll just close out with the high hopes I have that the upcoming batch of POP ladies – Sweet Bee, NA She-Ra, Spinnerella, Mermista, and not to mention Peekablue, Perfuma, & whoever else we can snag are this good. That’d be fantastic.
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