I've been looking over all the new pictures today. Love 'em, just love 'em. Especially since a Vamp is involved.
. . . But something is just not adding up here. Obviously the evidence suggests that the light blue Flash came before he gray Flash. And the gray Flash made it all the way to full production level painting.
It also follows that the gray Flash
does indeed go with the other 4, mostly light gray figures
found in the museum. Lets call that the Gray Team, and the earlier set the Blue Team.
Here's what's bothering me. The Blue Team looks very well thought out. All the components are there. They look like a team. The painting looks to be pretty decent. Most importantly the SWS symbol is clearly defined
So aside from Flash looking a bit goofy in blue, it's a pretty tight team
Then we have the Gray Team. Flash looks fantastic, he truly does. But the rest of the team looks like dreck. What's the British term? I want to say "they look pants." They look very random
like the art team is testing out different possible looks. But they look just so much worse than the Blue Team.
So there is some kind of disconnect here. Blue Team looks great as a set, even with goofy blue Flash
But Gray Team, presumably a later, "better" version, looks horrible together, and only the gray Flash
is an improvement over his blue iteration.
The other thing that jumps out at me is that the blue Flash clearly goes with the white Vamp. Aside from his position in the photo, Hasbro style figures fit in a Vamp much better than Palitoy figures do. So why is he later marked as coming with the MMS? I'm sure they just dropped the Vamp, and moved him to the MMS, but it still seams wrong to me. The SAS Panther came with Stalker, but the SAS MMS, came with no one. Makes me think a SWS MMS would come with no one.
I'm in no way saying any of these great finds are wrong. Just that there are some very odd inconsistencies.