Packaging - **1/2
I liked the box design with this, particulary the swinging saloon
doors. But it's still not the level of quality we've seen with
Dragon or 21st Century.
Man, this girl has some long legs. These are not the same legs that
Kelly has - they are actually longer! The articulation is pretty
basic, but the neck joint still is poor, similar to the average
Barbie. Otherwise, the articulation is good, but they have a ways to
go to reach the leaders in the 1/6th scale market.
Hanna comes with a lever action rifle, handgun with turning cylinder, and
an extra set of hands. Oh, and let's not forget these God awful
spurs. They still give us silly spurs that fit only by luck. At
least the extra hands are great, and swapping hands is very simple.
The rifle looks terrific, but the lever is in the drawn position on mine,
and seems glued that way. I expected it would move, but this may
just be mine.
This head sculpt is better than on the Kelly figure. Kelly looked
like a pretty blank blonde, but Hanna has a little personality.
Unfortunately, it's not enough for me to figure out who this is in a
rooted hair is well done, and is done in an attractive style. It
covers the head well, and stays in it's style fairly well.
At the original price of $35 or so, these figures were a pretty good
value. Unfortunately, bumping them another $15 has hurt the value in
a major way. I suspect Yamato will be selling far fewer Hanna's and
Jim's than they did George's and Kelly's.
Outfit - ****
Easily the best part of this figure is her outfit. The boots are the
same style as the previous figures, and allow the figure to stand on her
own. The jeans fit her very long, skinny legs just like they
should. The shirt is nicely done, and the vest is excellent - the
stitching and fit are fantastic. The serape fits well, and is a
great pattern, and they finally got it right with the hats. This hat
is such a tremendous improvement over the hats that came with the first
two figures that it's amazing.
only flaw is still the rather weak holsters. But I can tolerate
these, if they can keep up the quality on the rest of the outfit.
Overall - ***
If they hadn't raised the price on these, the score would have gone
up. They've done a better job with the outfits by improving the hats
and clothes fit, and the sculpting is getting better as well. But at
$50 a pop, they should have either greater articulation, or a greater
number of accessories - or both.