Blingo the Flashy Fox is an ultra-rare Moshling in the Secrets set within the Moshi Monsters franchise. Blingo is an anthropomorphic red fox engulfed in hip hop fashion who is always on top of the latest trends. In addition, Blingo speaks in a fast-paced language that only other members of the species can understand.
Slick and funky, Flashy Foxes never take off their shades. But that's not because it's sunny up in Hipsta Hills, it's because the bling they collect is totally dazzling! When these hip little Moshlings aren't listening to the latest 49 Pence tunes on their boomboxes, they enjoy hangin' in Horrods and making up silly rhymes in their strange, lightning fast language.
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Most flashy foxes live up in the Hipsta Hills overlooking Ker-Ching Canyon, but sometimes you'll find a few cruising along Jive Drive.
Brash, fast-talking and fashion-conscious.
Sharp beard trimmers and chocolate coins.
Heavy metal and anything made of silver.
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Cruise on up to the Hipsta Hills near Ker-Ching Canyon if you want to hang out with the finest rhyming rappers, 'cause that's where the funky Flashy Foxes do their thing and show off some serious bling! Blingo's foxy crew are the leaders of the pack, sporting super-sharp shades and the slickest gear that Horrods has to offer.
Flashy Foxes dig breakdancing nearly as much as rapping. They never miss any opportunity to show off their cool moves on the streets of Monstro City.
Blingo took a break from smooth boom-box beats to record a slammin' solo rap on Zack Binspin's debut single. His singing was so fast that Zack didn't understand a word! Blingo's skills for lighting-quick rhymes are second-to-none, but he still recommends gargling with gooberry juice to avoid getting tongue-tied!
Moshling type: Secrets
Species: Flashy Fox
Habitat: Hipsta Hills, overlooking Ker-Ching Canyon
Secret friend: Roxy
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- No monster has ever seen Blingo's eyes--he never takes off his shades!
- You've GOT to have some serious bling to be taken seriously as a Flashy Fox.
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Slick, cool and super funky, Flashy Foxes never take off their shades. But that's not because it's sunny up in Hipsta Hills, it's because the gleaming bling they collect is totally dazzling! When these hip little Moshlings aren't listening to the latest tunes on their superfly boomboxes, they enjoy hanging out in Horrods and making up silly rhymes in their strange, lightning-fast language. Udigwotsgoindown?
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Smooth, happening and super funky, Flashy Foxes never take off their shades. But that's not because it's sunny up in Hipsta Hills, it's because the gleaming bling they collect is totally dazzling!
When these hip little Moshlings are not getting down to the latest cool tracks on their superfly boom boxes, they enjoy cruising along Jive Drive and making up silly rhymes in their lightning-fast street talk . . . </poem>
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What up Rescuers, I'm Blingo! This sticky gummy on level 65 is a far cry from my usual plush pad in the Hipster Hills. Come on, help a flashy fox out. #MoshlingRescue #Moshling #Rescue #Rescuer #Blingo
Personality & Habits
Blingo is a very proud and laid-back person.
As a species, Blingo would talk too fast for non-Flashy Foxes to understand. Although a bit ironic, Blingo is seen having trouble with breathing in Moptop Tweenybop (My Hair's Too Long) for not being able to keep up with the pace of the song.
As described in Blingo's biography, his moustache and goatee are applied with a marker.
Sometimes he is depicted in artwork with a tail. His baby counterpart is also drawn with one.
Seemingly unbeknownst to Zack, Blingo disses Zack within his verses and provides him advice in a mentor to student manner, probably much like what Goldirox is to Blingo. Blingo refers to Zack as a kid, which might mean Zack is a new face in the music business.
Blingo is seen carrying him in Diggin' Ya Lingo and Head Over Heels, receiving a rough treatment from him during the latter, with Blingo throwing him in the air and hitting him against Zack's trashcan.
Part of Blingo's crew
Part of Blingo's crewIssue 20 of the Moshi Monsters Magazine, Blingo and Big Bad Bill had occupied Simon Growl's studio to broadcast a rap performed by Blingo. Big Bad Bill announced him and fiddled with the machinery. They are shown to be close friends as Blingo can both insult as be affectionate towards Bill without him showing to mind one bit.
When Buster is on his way to collect a Naughty Nutter, he and the Super Moshis almost run over Blingo.
|“||I don't want to alarm anyone, but a large gold nugget with a boombox is approaching the car.||”|
— Buster on Blingo
|“||Yeah, well how about you give grandpa here the downlow on how famous I am, and get me outta this thing!||”|
— Blingo on Buster
Once identifying him, Buster captures Blingo with his net, explaining he captured him for his Moshling collection. Blingo threatens him he will call his crew and tell the super Moshis to tell "grandpa here" - a nickname that infuriates Buster - that he is a Gooperstar and thus not for keeps. Once catching that they initially look for Naughty Nutters, Blingo tells them he is down with the Nutties, thus meaning he can help to find them. They get into an argument over the GPS equipment being busted, as Buster is a bit headstrong and does not want to believe the material he hired is faulty. They went on to study a map where Blingo pointed them towards the Cacophony Caves. Buster thanked him and offered him a ride, but Blingo rather decided to stay in Gombala Gombala Jungle and get in touch with his roots again.
|“||Yo, wassup, dude, where's the party at? Because those stripy strides are PARTY PANTS, man!||”|
— Blingo, yelling angrily as he had just dived out of the way
In Diggin' Ya Lingo Sly had thought he has swindled Blingo into buying a defective ride. When Blingo and his crew went and glorified it, Sly Chance was in shock to see the result.
Blingo was a back up dancer in the now deleted Lady GooGoo music video The Moshi Dance. Supposedly as Zack Binspin was some sort of reaction follow up to the issue with Lady GooGoo, Blingo should have had somewhat more so of a relationship with the erased Gooperstar.
- Blingo has the most additional art of any Moshling.
- No Monster has ever seen Blingo's eyes - he never takes off his shades.
- The Buster's Lost Moshlings: A Search-and-Find Book came with a unique code for the Hip Hop Hibiscus.
- In the end of Lady GooGoo's song, The Moshi Dance, Blingo can be seen doing his signature dance.
- In May 2011, at time of release two codes for Blingo were leaked that could be used by all players, it was then deleted a few days later.
- DJDUDE456 was a code many fans used to get Blingo; it was featured on moshioffer.com and has now expired.
- He is always depicted with a goatee in artwork and merchandise but when in the room, zoo or garden he's seen without one; when his moonwalking animation is triggered his goatee appears. This is likely an oversight or layering bug in his in-game design.
- Blingo is featured as a host in the Party Palace.
- Blingo's characteristics in the Pick Your Path books are demanding, snappy and 'modern'. He uses digs such as solastseason which shows his 'modern' characteristics. He is however not the brightest and most attentive Moshling, as he didn't notice when Bushy Fandango replaced some of his bling.
- Blingo appears to have a small lisp; in Moptop Tweenybop (My Hair's Too Long) he spits saliva as he sings (likely as a comedic effect that as well could be a manifestation of it), mispronounces 'tweenybop' as 'kimmybop' as well as other few words starting with 's' or 'z' such as Zack, coming out as 'Thack'. Some theorize his fangs might be the reason he has trouble with such words.
- Blingo's quest mp3 files were described and named uniquely; an usual trait for in-game mp3 files.