#6 Girls Mission action figures (Ai, Mai)
Description of Toy/Toyline: Aoshima/Skynet is pretty well known for their Lady’s Mission figures. These are an offshoot of the LM called Girls Mission. Essentially special forces Teen Girl Action figures. They come wearing some sort of school uniforms depending on the figure. Ai came with a rifle. Mai came with a snub nosed revolver, crappy handcuffs, and a fairly nice cell phone.
So why did they make my list?
- They’re smaller in build & height than CGs and almost comparable build wise with some of the volks dollfies I have.
- They have cute headsculpts.
- Most (if not all) barbie clothes fit them.
- It’s possible that the head can be swapped onto a volks excellent body.
- These were bought with the intention of integrating them and customizing them for use in my photostories. At least one is slated to be Cass’s cousin.
- The Ai figure comes with spare hands and not just gripping hands.
Downside to these figures:
- Ai & Mai both arrived with severe (and I do mean SEVERE!) staining of the feet due to non-colorfast socks they came with. It’s a shame, and although I am trying to treat them, I think it is more likely I will have to paint the feet to ever get them similar to human color. Mark says they look like they have severe cases of frostbite…I think it resembles gangrene…so either way the feet are losers.
- The heads are not perfect matches for the body skintones. It’s close-ish, but not really great IMO. But then…I’m a stickler for things like that.
Now, I’m sorry, but I couldn’t be assed after my initial disappointment (re:the staining) to put them into a proper review format. Instead, here’s a mini photostory. You can see in it where I’ve replaced Ai’s feet. (BTW its a crappy story, no plot or anything.)
P.S. And yes, I know one of the panels has a repeat…I’m just too lazy to fix it! ;P