The Power of Packaging: 1982 Scarlett
In previous editions of TPOP, I’ve talked about my childhood experiences with GI Joe as it relates to card art. Looking at the packaging again through adult eyes brings back thoughts I hadn’t had since I was a kid staring at these bold depictions of the characters. Being able to peruse high-resolution versions of the old paintings is really a blessing. Isn’t technology wonderful?
Scarlett’s card art brought me back to the frustration I sometimes experienced when comparing the figures to the card art and even the comics. Some of them just didn’t quite match up to their drawn or painted counterparts. I know it’s obvious that Scarlett isn’t the most beautiful representations of a female face in action figure form, but the card art portrays her as an attractive enough yet dangerous lady. Unfortunately in this shot, we don’t get to see the slingshot she carries in her back pocket.