The Power of Packaging: 1987 Jinx
It’s International Women’s Day, and you don’t have to look far in the GI Joe mythos to find characterizations of strong and capable women. Scarlett, Lady Jaye, Cover Girl, and Jinx were on equal footing with their male teammates, and I’m glad to have been exposed to them as a boy. Yes, I bought all the “girl” figures as a kid, and didn’t feel weird about it. Maybe it goes back to Princess Leia. So here’s to the past, present and future female characters that break molds.
Jinx was a welcome sight in the ’87 series, and its crazy to think that there hadn’t been a Joe labeled as a ninja after Storm Shadow made his debut.