The paint and color scheme is fantastic. She’s bringing some great colors to the POP shelf and the paint work is top notch, particularly on the face. I would’ve liked to see a two-tone color on the boot laces, but otherwise she’s sharp all around. The articulation is the standard complement for the girls. She’s missing the boot swivels, but everything else is here and works well except for the neck. The wings are on ball-joints and have some range around the hair, though it could be better.
And Bee has a nice complement of accessories. There’s the standard shield in yellow. I’m amused by getting it over and over in every color of the rainbow, so that’s great. The offensive accessory is a “Bee Gun” which is fantastic. It’s a classic future pistol. I love the sculpt and she holds it well. The paint is a little sloppy, due to the thick yellow paint, so that’s not cool. And there is the fun helmet which comes straight from the cartoon. I’m not keen on giving it to Sweet Bee per se, but it is a great piece. I did have a little trouble getting both her regular head and the alt head on the neck peg though. I’m not sure how widespread that is, but it was the one annoyance on an otherwise fantastic accessory; I love alt heads.
Yeah, overall, I’m not sure what it is about Sweet Bee that keeps me from being wowed. I think all the technical details are nailed like they tend to be with the line (she ain’t no Rio Blast). I could say something about the lack of variety having a couple POP figures in the main line during the POP Mini-sub, but I’m not going to hang that around her neck either. I’m open to accepting that maybe it’s just me. It’s been a long (& wonderful!) two months, but being tired all the time is part of the deal and being tired does make it harder to find joy in the little things sometimes. I’m just going to mix Bee into the POP shelf, she’s going to look great, and I’m sure a better appreciation for her will strike me some time.
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