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Balk
41517 Balk b


Forms

NixedBalk

Balk without eyes

Information
Debut Nixel "Mix Over"
Latest Appearance A Quest for the Lost Mixamajig
Nicknames (aka)  ?
Tribe Flexers
Position Member
Gender Preference Male
Color Orange
Black
Gray
Special Features Three legs
Four tentacles
Eyestalks
Likes Slingshot[1]
Lunk[2]
Tap dancing
Spinning on his head
Dislikes Nixels
When his eyes explode
Quote "You guys are weird. See ya later!"
Voice Actor Billy West
Game Abilities Hammer Time (default)
Jokester (level 5)
Hyper Headbutt (level 10)

Balk is a Flexer Mixel.

Description

Personality

Balk is the anomaly to the Flexers' intellectual nature. While it is true that he still is pretty smart, he is also very scatterbrained thanks to his abilities not translating to the inside of his head and has a tendency to space out at times probably due to bashing his head a lot. He is the most immature of his tribe, preferring to play rather than show off his smarts.

Physical Appearance

Balk is mostly orange in color. He has a very squat body with a tall and well-defined jaw. His eyes are on triangular-like stalks that stick out on the sides of his head. They have a black stripe near the base, which also houses four tentacles; two small ones and two longer ones. His upper jaw has three teeth that point downwards, while his lower one has two spaced-out buck teeth that point upwards. He has three bowing orange legs with a grey line at their base. He has angular orange feet with black toes. The back of his head between the connectors of his jaws are black.

Ability

His head is like a mallet, which he can use for a strong headbutt. His eyes also have the ability to inflate when aggressive.

Biography

Early life

Little is known about Balk's early life. However, he managed to hit his head enough times to end up having brain damage in the past.

First adventures

At a party, he managed to get kidnapped by the Nixels, and had to be rescued to help rescue the other Mixels. ("Calling All Mixels")

Yahe

Balk and his friend Lunk preparing to Mix.

While preparing to play Slingshot with Lunk, he encountered two Nixels disguised as Mixels and asked if they wanted to join their game, even giving a cubit to them after he and Lunk mixed. Jokingly calling the Nixels weird, he went off to play alone, and ended up retrieving the cubit back from Major Nixel. ("Nixel "Mix Over"")

During his birthday party, he had his cake ruined by the Lunk & Tentro Mix crashing through it and received a soggy ribbon from Lunk as a present (which was originally an ice block), disappointing him even further. ("Elevator")

Further adventures

During the annual Mix Festival, he was nixed by the Mega Nixel Mixel Nixer, but was later returned to normal. ("Epic Comedy Adventure")

Balk was one of almost all of the Mixels who searched and fought for the Mixamajig, and then captured by King Nixel. He Maxed with his branch of the Flexers in order to defeat him, and Mixopolis was revealed by the Weldos soon after. ("A Quest for the Lost Mixamajig")

Memorable Quotes

  • "Meeeeeeeeeeeeee." - Balk, Elevator
  • "Hey there, little Mixels! We're gonna play Slingshot! Do you want to join us?" - Balk, Nixel "Mix Over"

Set Information

Balk
41517 Balk
Information
Series 2
Item Number 41517
Packaging Orange bag
No. of Pieces 68
Price US Flag $4.99

CA Flag $5.99
EU Flag €3.99
UK Flag £2.99
DK Flag 29.95 kr

In-Booklet Code HA8ERHE5AD

Balk was released as part of the Series 2 Mixels sets in the June 2014 product wave. His product number is 41517 and he contains 68 pieces.

The set includes a Nixel.

41517 Balk can be combined with 41515 Kraw and 41516 Tentro to create the Flexers Max.

LEGO Shop product description

Crush intruders with the hammerhead of BALK!

BALK might be the slowest of the Flexers tribe, but this Mixel’s mallet-like head can hit, pummel and crush whatever gets in the way. All that head-butting has bashed BALK’s brain cells, so this hammer-headed Mixel can be forgetful and find it hard to spit out the right words. But there’s no one better to defend the Rubberlands, where the Flexers live, from Nixel invasions.

  • Features hammerhead, three legs and poseable joints
  • Selected Mixels also feature Nixels inside the pack
  • Collect all three Mixels in the Flexers tribe to build the super Mixel tribe combo
  • Go to LEGO.com/mixels for exclusive building instructions, animations, wallpapers and much more
  • Watch all your favorite Mixel characters on Cartoon Network
  • Play the game available for iOS and Android
  • Stands over 3” (9cm) tall

In-Booklet code

Balk's in-booklet code for Calling All Mixels is HA8ERHE5AD, which is Hammer-Head when decoded.

Background Information

Trivia

  • He likes to tap dance, as seen in the "Meet Balk" video. He can also be seen tap dancing in Epic Comedy Adventure.
  • He is the least intelligent of the Flexers.
  • In his Upset video in Calling All Mixels, his eyes inflated and eventually popped, revealing his eyes can inflate like balloons and explode and that he has sensitive eyes.
  • He has a tendency to extend "E"-based sounds. (as heard in Elevator when saying "me")
  • He is terrible at telling jokes, as seen in Calling All Mixels.
  • Balk is one of the skinniest Mixels, having a very thin body overall.
  • He is the only Flexer that kept his name from the preliminary sets as his current.
  • He is the only Flexer to have been referred to by name in the cartoon so far.
  • He has a tendency to randomly move his mouth up and down sometimes, almost like a spring.
  • His voice is deeper in various supplementary material, such as the Mixels Websites and Calling All Mixels.

Behind the Scenes

Name and basis

Balk's name is derived from the word "balk", which means "to baffle or confuse", which is something that happens to Balk a lot. It is also possible that his name is derived from "bulk" (thanks to his strength) and "stalk" (thanks to his eyes being on eyestalks).

Balk bears a resemblance to a hammerhead shark. Some people say that his three legs might actually be fins, and his long head is similar to said shark species' head.

Voice

In the TV series, and where sound clips are used, Balk's voice is provided by Billy West.

Real-life history

Early development

Balk was originally going to have flimsier tentacles, smaller pupils, and be much shorter and stockier. He also would have had only one square tooth on his lower jaw, and not two.[3]

Reveals

On December 23, 2013, Balk first appeared in a retailer's catalog, on the Mixels logo.[4]

Balk appeared with the rest of Series 1 through 3 at Toy Fairs in late January and early February 2014.[5][6]

Content

Balk debuted in the TV series on June 2, 2014 in Nixel "Mix Over", while his LEGO set officially became available on June 1 with the rest of Series 2.

Balk also appears in the mobile app game Calling All Mixels, released on March 4, 2014 for iOS and April 2, 2014 for Android.

Gallery

Main article: Balk/Gallery

Appearances

Sources and References

External links

Characters

Mixels


Nixels
King Nixel King Nixel transparent / Major Nixel Vector Major Nix without stick in MR by RC Major Nixel trans / Muscle Nixel Muscle Nixel transparent / Flyswatter Nixel FlyswatterNixelTransparent / Boomerang Nixel Boomerang Nixel/ Cannon Nixel Cannon Nixel / Boxer Nixel Questionmarkforunknowncharacter / Catch Up Nixel Catch up nixel vector / Painted Nixels Painted Nixels TRANS / Tentacle Nixel Tentacle nixel vector / Nixie Nixie vector / Nixel Guard Vector Robo-Colossal Nixel Guard by RC

Other Species

Maximum Mixel Shadow Oracle transparent / Mixamals Borer prey vector/ Living Flames Living Flame TRANS / Chickens BACKAWCK

Flexers
Kraw / Tentro / Balk / Slugber / Teacher / Squiddo
Flexers Max
Sproingy Lands (Party Building) / Slingshot / Donuts
Mixels Series 2 (June 2014)
LEGO sets


Frosticons
41509 Slumbo 41509 Slumbo (Nixel) / 41510 Lunk 41510 Lunk / 41511 Flurr 41511 Flurr
Frosticons Max Frosticons Max


Fang Gang
41512 Chomly 41512 Cromly (Nixel) / 41513 Gobba 41513 Gobba / 41514 Jawg 41514 Jawg
Fang Gang Max Fang Gang Max


Flexers
41515 Kraw 41515 Kraw / 41516 Tentro 41516 Tentro / 41517 Balk 41517 Balk (Nixel)
Flexers Max Flexers Max

TV episodes

Wrong Colors / Nixel "Mix Over" / Bar B Cubes / Snow Half Pipe / Hamlogna Conveyor Belt Madness / Vaudeville Fun / Fang Gang Log Toss / High Five / Elevator

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