MOTUC 2015: July- Peekablue!

I am seeing something She-Ra. I am seeing that beyond the Whispering Woods there is a magical figure that has traveled a long way. My omnivision tells me that Peekablue is the Masters of the Universe Classics release for July, and she is finally here! Let’s check her out.

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Peekablue is one of the Princess of Power figures from the MOTUC line and she comes in the regular MOTUC packaging. I am fond of Peekablue. Her powers in the She-Ra cartoon made her an important force in the Great Rebellion. However I was more closely connected to her vintage toy release. I thought her accessory of the peacock fan on her back with zigzag print was just dazzling. I recall the experiences of most of my vintage She-Ra items; however Peekablue’s purchase is foggy. I do remember using her fan device a great deal. She was also the first She-Ra item of mine to break as a kid. Her neck peg broke and her head was unable to connect. I had to eventually super glue it. Either way, on with the review!

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Back of the card shows off some of the other MOTUC releases. It’s a nice mix of PoP figures that came out throughout the various vintage waves.

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Bio is interesting. I don’t dislike her name being Penelope. I like that more details of her powers and role with the Great Rebellion are discussed. I also like the introduction of a romance. I find this very interesting. I have noticed the characters and their romances with a few of the Masters characters and it reminds me of conversations I had with members of the Mattycollector forums about romance between the characters from She-Ra and He-Man. I even shared some fan fiction on those boards that involved a great deal of romance. Now I am sure they already had those ideas to pair She-Ra and He-Man characters together, it is a rather no-brainer of an idea, but it would be kind of cool if those forum conversations and stories led to them wanting to add these romances to the story.

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Out of package with her feathers out, Peekablue strikes quite an impression. These feathers are huge. She has a difficult time standing on her own as the feather piece plugs into her back and is quite heavy.

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The feathers are very different from the toy version. They look like actual feathers. There is a nice shimmer in the plastic and the color used for the “eyes” on the feathers look nice.

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Peekablue’s face is interesting. Her hair is a really nice bright green. I love the shade used for her hair. Her face reminds me of a young Donna Mills. I’m saying that because General Hospital is on right now and I’m looking at Donna Mills and I’m thinking to myself, “Peekablue looks like a young Donna Mills!”

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Here is a shot from the back. The “eyes” are only on the front.

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The feathers also close and can be displayed like the picture above.

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Once the feather pack is removed Peekablue is very easy to stand. Her joints are tight and nothing is loose on mine. I do wish though that her skirt had been painted gold and there had maybe been some paint detailing done on her bodice. However I am guessing all the detail placed on the feathers took away from that. Either way I will more than likely purchase some extra Peekablue figures and make my own customizations.

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As you can see the feather pack plugs into her back. Check out the hair sculpt! It looks like a cascading wave. I really love how the Four Horsemen sculpt hair for the PoP figures. They really do a nice job that is reminiscent of the cartoon and toy line both.

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Accessory wise Peekablue comes with the requisite PoP shield and a fan. This was a new item that never came with the original Peekablue. I like it; it is a nice touch that makes sense.

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The fan also fits into Peekablue’s hand rather easily. I am happy with that. There are times where I get nervous about using the accessories on these figures. Particularly the shields as they have been known to chip off some of the paint on the arm cuffs.

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Here she is ready to put on a show! There is a total showgirl vibe to this figure. I love the overall look and effect of Peekablue.

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Together with her other friends from the second wave of PoP toys, Peekablue is ready to perform a show! We have just one figure left to complete the second wave of PoP figures in MOTUC form. Perfuma will be released towards the end of this year and I will be thrilled to have all the PoP vintage toys in Classics form. It only took seven years!

Grade: A- (The figure has a hard time standing on her own with the feathers and some added paint applications to her bodice would have been nice, but everything else makes for a truly stellar release!)

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