Sunday, July 4, 2021

Robotech - LISA HAYES!

Robotech: The Macross Saga - 1:12 Series - Lisa Hayes - KitzConcept Ltd 2020

When people think about that iconic first season of Robotech, a lot of characters probably come to mind. Of the many females in the huge cast, Linn Minmei and Miriya get the bulk of screen time and character development. But I was always most impressed by Lisa Hayes. Lisa is the First Officer aboard the SDF-1. She comes from a military family (her father is Admiral Donald Hayes) and shows competency and leadership from the minute she steps on screen. She is skilled at directing the Veritech fighters and even created some maneuvers that became standard practice. I also like that she lead an almost entirely female bridge crew. Lisa's presence added brains and strategy to the boys' club of pilots and officers. And to top it all off, she eventually ended up marrying the main character, Rick Hunter (but I must stress, unlike others in the cast, she was not a boy-crazy one-note character at all). This line of 6" scale action figures is kind of a dream come true. The price point is a little steep, but so far they're worth it.

Here is everything that Lisa Hayes comes with: Six different face plates, Five sets of hands, a laptop, a headset, Two sets of hair (identical, except one has a sculpted groove to accommodate her wearing the headset), and a figure stand with a post that fits in her back.

Was Lisa the originator of the computer wallpaper? I'm thinking so.

So... I had tragedy strike. I was excitedly swapping Lisa's hands when her tiny wrist peg snapped right off. I'm really bummed about this. I'll probably end up just gluing it. I highly suggest choosing your one ideal set of hands and being gentle with the swap.

This figure has great articulation, but her character and uniform skirt doesn't really lend itself to dynamic poses.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Lisa with her vintage Matchbox figure.

And here she is with the KitzConcept Linn Minmei.


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