Just making my 6 month visit. :-) The figure purchasing has been nill since October because of job pressures, however Did get the Dragon Cavalryman for Christmas and he graces my now rather Spartan Cube at work. I wish someone would remake the old Johnny West Horses.
Anyway I was curious as to yur opinion of Blue Box's "Cygirls" line. I purchased 1 on a whim returning from the Computer Game Developer's conference. I popped into the fine "Far Out Toys" at 5th and Taylor in San Jose, and they made the suggestion, Having gone there to look at Mathilda and her suister, I ended up purchacing "Blaze" of the Cygirls line. The weapon mix was to say the least, eclectic, and while the accessories were light, they were unique, and well done. She's not "Svetlana" with that sort of gri "Real World" look, but more of a "Baywatch type". First time I have seen a female action figure with a decent rear end and thighs. I am loath to swap outfits, because of her Cory Everson physique, but I really like her ankle articulation and the boots are interesting, and quite different from the vinyl or hard plastic footwear I amm used to. No shelf diver in My opinion, her feet stay flat, and her legs are nice and tight all the way up. I think my only complain is the ugly wrist hinge, and the generally poor articulation of the elbow and shoulder. Still she comes with a raft of replacement hands and the overall look is a lot more lush than "plain and sturdy" Jane. The outfit is made of some semi-stretchy material that I can't identify, byt the jacket is well done, and the "hair" opens up a lot of possibilities for customization. Still I think I like her just as she is, but was very curious to read your opinion on the figure. Inquiring minds and all that.
Scott, I wrote an article about the BBI Cy Girls earlier this year, although I can't remember what I wrote about... :^) I agree with your overall assessment though, and I think that it fills the void left by Hasbro's and Dragon's female figures-- yeah, baby... sex! I don't have a problem with the articulation per se, other than it's a tad too loose at the knees and difficult to tighten. A warning: Be sure to avoid leaving the glasses on for any length of time-- they'll stain the head plastic. Also, you might want to check out Marx Toys: They've reissued "Thunderbolt". (Sorry to tempt you into spending more $$$)--Jimbob, 03/27/01