Today, we’re looking at another Minimate. Once again, this one if from the extensive Marvel line. The character in question is Betsy Braddock, sister to Captain Britain, and future X-Man(well X-Woman) Psylocke.
For those of you unaware of who Betsy is: She’s a telepathic mutant. There, you’re caught up. Okay, actually there’s a lot more, but I’ll cover all that on the next Psylocke Minimate…
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Betsy is depicted here in her first “Psylocke” outfit. She’s obviously meant to be a mid-80s Psylocke, from before she started joining in on the fighting. She’s built on the basic Minimate body, so she stands about 2 inches tall, and has 14 points of articulation. She has sculpted hair, though I do believe it is reused from an earlier ‘mate, and a set of unique upper arms to depict the poofy sleeves of her early look. She’s painted in mostly variations of purple and pink. She’s a fairly decent interpretation of the character, though she does end up looking a bit dull.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Not much to report here. This is admittedly my favorite look for Psylocke, but it’s not like there’s a large number of them to choose from. I guess I like that this one kinda treads the line between her other two most prominent looks, not too covered up(the armored look) and not too skimpy(whatever the hell that was that Jim Lee put her in). So, yeah…