Well, this is it: I've finally decided to start reposting my old "Alexx Shorts" G.I. Joe reviews. They're the reviews that lead to what eventually became this blog! I'll be posting them in straight copy-and-paste format, separating them with bold dotted lines so you know where they begin and end, and then I'll post some final thoughts on what I think of the figure currently.
For those unfamiliar: I used to take random pictures here and there, but by the time the Rise of Cobra toys came out, I was getting annoying with how much people had been bashing the figures which were clearly better than the previous 25th Anniversary offerings. I set out to show people how awesome they were, and things went from there, forming into "Alexx Shorts", named so because I thought I was going to keep to a short format with a few pictures. I did not do that.
The first Scarlett for Rise of Cobra! They...didn't get the face quite right. But that's okay! Most of Rise of Cobra was custom fodder anyway:
I honestly wasn't gona get this one, but once I heard that the Pilot Scarlett head fit well, I picked her up. I was not disappointed! You know, once I switched the head. The new body does wonders for the first head as well! I wasn't a big fan of the first Scarlett head, and I think it was because of the fact that she was always hunched over and stick thin. This new healthy body makes the first head look nice and determined! In fact, it almost makes Pilot Scarlett's head a little too friendly...
Anyway, just so you see the first head, here's a pic my friend set up:
The rest of the review, however, will be conducted with the other two head sculpts that Scarlett has been given. Why?
'Cause the lady is askin' you nicely.
ANYWAY....like I said, once you get a good head on her shoulders, the figure is awesome!
The pistol she comes with looks really cool and she can pull off just about any pose with ease.
Like I said, though....she looks so friendly! Look at her, holding that big 'ol pig sticker and smiling! Don't go near her, I think....
So I tried the other head, and got a lot of great results as well!
See? Awesome! Now, just to wrap up, heres the gear:
Finally, though, I wanted to see if I could get the pilot gear, but it doesn't quite fit...
So I tried to make my own new Pilot Scarlett
Overall, I was very impressed with the figure once you make the necessary adjustments. However, if you can get by the head they give her, then you're one step ahead! The figure is fantastic in terms of articulation and gear, so I don't see a reason to skip this if you can spare either head to greatly improve the overall look!
Wow, I haven't thought about this one in a LONG time! At the time it was a welcome change to the female sculpt, which was pretty much just Scarlett's 25th anniversary body, which was a thin waif of a body that was constantly hunched over (as I explained back then, as well). I still hate that old body sculpt, so this one does wonders. Heck, now that I mess with it again: I still like it! It holds items well, it's fun to pose, and...okay well I still sort of agree with Past Alexx: The head sculpt is bleh, but not as bad as I thought it was back then. The reason I didn't like it, back then, was because it looked nothing like the actress. Nowadays, it still doesn't, but it's technically not a terrible sculpt. It's just a lady, ya know? Still, I doubt many people bought this figure and kept that head on it. I think I ended up buying two of these and using another head to make a different character.
In the end, I still have to agree with Past Alexx: This is a great mold, but mostly for custom fodder. Not that that's a bad thing! This probably isn't hard to track down nowadays (I doubt it's sought-after) so give it a shot if you run into it.