As much as I have been loving the Kre-O mini-figures over the past few years, a major bone of contention for me has been the hairpieces for the G.I.Joe ladies. Scarlett's hair was a masculine looking bit of plastic that barely stayed on her head and Baroness's hair is ill-formed and keeps "squeezing together" to rise up off of her scalp. The most recent travesty has been Lady Jaye: who just doesn't come with hair at all. Instead she comes with her trademark cap that her vintage figure wore (despite the fact that any hat-wearing interpretations of Jaye have always had plenty of her signature brown wisps showing from underneath). This Kreon version is just weak. Way back when I reviewed Scarlett and Jinx, a reader mentioned that people have been using Lego parts to replace Scarlett's awful hairpiece. Luckily I remembered this and immediately began searching for a good hairpiece for Lady Jaye. It took a lot of research, but I think I hit the jackpot. Check it out below and let me know what you think.
I'm starting with the standard hairless version.
While her eyes and lips and chest decals serve to make her look decidedly female, the lack of hair is distracting and seems like a lazy oversight by Hasbro.
Lady Jaye comes with a Backpack, her signature Spear(gun), and a Pistol.
Alrighty. Now here she is with the painstakingly-selected Lego hair. I ended up choosing the hairpiece from the Star Wars Anakin Skywaker minifigure. You can buy lots of Lego pieces directly from Lego or you can find them for a couple bucks on eBay.
To me, this took an embarassingly mishandled minifigure that I wanted to toss in a box and made her really cool IMO.
Unfortunately with this hair (or any hair I imagine), she is unable to wear her backpack.
Here is the same treatment with Scarlett. I gave her the hairpiece from a Lego Friends girl.
Time for a Group Shot!