Thursday, February 21, 2013

GI Joe Retaliation: Lady Jaye

The Retaliation line is a mixed bag.  Some unarticulated POS's followed by some amazing well-executed figures.  Lady Jaye is sort of a strange figure.  It doesn't seem to capture Adriana Palicki's beautiful face at all.  Although that could be attributed to the paint apps.  As I compare the head to her pics, the shape seems right.  Want to compare it for yourself?  Click through the jump!

Seriously, no comparison.  Of course the hair color is different, but I still can't see it.  Too bad.  It would have made a nice figure...  Although I think I'd prefer her in the red dress as seen in the trailer.

With that being said, I do like the figure.  She works for me.  Not accurate but good.  I think some alteration to the paint colors and lipstick could have resulted in a sharper figure.  Oh well, I'm good with it as is.  The more I played with her, the more I liked her.  

The body is all Renegades (ugh, Renegades...) Scarlett which was well designed in the first place (although horribly colored and that head... ugh).  It's not sexy by any means, but hey GI Joe is for kids right?  Not some 30-something-guy who grew up with the line.  The face sculpt isn't terrible, however I feel the color of the plastic and lipstick color distract us from an otherwise decent sculpt.  

And the weapons.  No shortage there!  Tons of gear.  She even comes with two backpacks.  Swanky!  For a figure without the newer extra articulation in her hands, she can sure hold onto her weapons!  Definitely a must have for your GI Joe movie collection, if you have one.  She needs to take her place next to The Rock and John McClane on your shelf.  She must!

(note: I will never use the blue backdrop again!)

The packaging is familiar... nothing different here except the pics on the back.

No shooty gun!  Hoorah!!

I must admit, she looks good next to Law...   

pics and words by Jason