Once again, Boss Fight Studio reuses tooling from the first release of a figure to add some new life into an updated version of that character. Jenny, a cat creature known as an Artificer Witch of Aldeberan has always been Bucky’s First Mate, and is also from a race of creatures with supernatural mystical abilities. This race of creatures can fire psionic blasts, and also has the ability to project themselves into the astral plane. According to Larry Hama (who wrote a spectacular new filecard for this figure) Jenny used her astral projection form to infiltrate KOMPLEX.
This version of Jenny is reminiscent of version 1, only as an astral projection, is produced in semi-translucent plastic, a somewhat smokey clear color that looks impressive enough, only made more impressive by the addition of pearlescent plastic at the hair and tail, giving the character and the figure a fantastic spectral appearance.
The paint applications are similar to the original Jenny, but side-by-side you can really tell just how different they are. Blue trim on the pearl hair and blue jewels instead of purple, she’s a vibrant color variation of the original release, which also serves a clear purpose in the story as well. An amazing looking new version of an already great base figure.
Along with the new colors, the figure maintains the flawless sculpting of the original, with an elaborately sculpted, dynamic hairdo that doesn’t impact posing thanks to the excellent counterbalance of the sculpted tail. Like Bucky himself, she looks animated and full of character, yet is fully poseable. She has incredibly narrow limbs, which are still nicely movable.
Toy collectors (and certainly kids) can often miss the connection between action figures and art, but the fact is, for nearly every toy out there, there are strong influences of artistic ability and intrinsic talent woven within the design work of the figure. Yes, sometimes budget and money gets in the way of a designer doing what they want, but Boss Fight Studio seems very able to cram as much unique artistic ability into each figure they produce.
Jenny is certainly no exception. The combination of the fantastic translucent color pallet and the pearl shine on the trim is spectacular, and makes this figure a truly remarkable addition to an already impressive line up of cartoon animals.
Like the Stealth Mission Bucky, this Jenny update comes with all of the same accessories, just in different colors. The hands are semi-clear, the faces are all that great pearl color, and the energy projections are a vibrant clear blue instead of the pinkish/purple. Beyond those aesthetic changes, they’re all just as fun and great as the originals and capable of enhancing the basic figure to great levels.
I still love how the energy beams and magical projections form together to look like she’s launching magic energy bolts at those nasty Storm Toads, and the facial expressions are unique and fun as always.
As I continue to mention, the package art is really great. Gorgeous artwork, and an always enjoyable file card update by Larry Hama himself.
What a neat update. Striking, beautiful new paint scheme laid over an already impressive figure, gives us a great second version of Jenny. Two waves into this new Bucky O’Hare line and already two more Jenny figures than the previous line could boast. That’s progress! :D