Although we’re getting what looks to be a pretty definitive modern set of Oktober Guard, the classic o-ring style also had its own great set in the form of comic pack figures. I’ve covered a few of the others, and I’m happy to say that this Daina is just as impressive as her comrades (wink wink).
Even though the Lady Jaye mold on which the figure is based had become overplayed by the 2000’s, you can’t blame its continued use, simply because of the limited amount of female molds. Speaking of which, the figure is smaller than its vintage counterpart. Was it a remold that was pantographed smaller, or a resculpt? Regardless of the little differences, the figure is still essentially the old mold.
The color choices are again part of what make the figure stand out as something more than a simple repaint. By giving the old Lady Jaye mold a two tone color scheme, Hasbro offset some of its tiredness. My only wish for the paint job would be for a more detailed and crisp camo pattern. I shouldn’t complain too much, however, as the paint details are very well done. They even painted the zipper!
The head is the big draw, and is yet another successful newly added element of these comic pack Oktober Guard figures. Though it is a tad pinheadish, I’m glad they didn’t cheap out and stick a Sonya Blade head on the poor gal. As this is meant to represent the Guard’s first comic appearance, Daina is outfitted in a fur cap, rather than the tanker cap that she would later wear.