Lady Jaye (2013)
I have to say that I’ve been somewhat disappointed in the amount of Retaliation product on the shelves so far. Maybe that will change in the weeks to come, but it sure doesn’t seem like retailers are very high on ordering mass quantities. Can you blame them, considering how the Rise of Cobra performed, and then last year’s delay for the sequel?
When wave two pictures hit the internet, the toys seemed to be more movie accurate than the first assortment, but now that I have them in hand, there is still quite a bit of parts reuse going on. Lady Jaye borrows her body from Renegades Scarlett. That’s not a bad thing at all, since that figure is well articulated and capable of some very nice poses.
Lady Jaye is supplied with a treasure trove of weapons, two of which are amazingly decorated with multiple paint apps. The others are less detailed, but I’m amazed to see such an arsenal included with one figure. Maybe Hasbro realizes she’s not going to appeal to kids, so they decided to forego a missile launcher or zip-line for a stockpile of weapons that would appeal to collectors.
The digital camo is especially well done, and is closer to scale for a small painted figure than I can recall seeing before. It’s really impressive. This may not be the Lady Jaye from Sunbow or the Marvel Comic, but she’s a great looking figure and fresh interpretation that transcends her reused parts.