Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Lightyear 12" - ALISHA HAWTHORNE!

Lightyear - Deluxe 12" Series - Space Ranger Alpha Alisha - Mattel 2022

One of my favorite tropes of modern character creation is when an established male design is applied to a new female character. The Buzz Lightyear costume debuted in the first Toy Story movie way back in 1995 and is probably the last design I expected to be applied to a female character, but 27 years later we get the movie Lightyear and a ton of characters wearing the classic Space Ranger uniform, including three prominent females. This 12-inch-scale figure of Alisha Hawthorne is my favorite figure of all the Lightyear products. It is well articulated, a perfect likeness of the animation model, and very playable. The downfall was that she was next to impossible to find. Only a few weeks ago (roughly 8 months after the theatrical release) did she seem to show up in wide distribution at places like Walmart and Target. Before that, she only sporadically appeared in places like Kohls. If you're going to add any single Lightyear figure to your collection, this should be the one. Let's check her out below!

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the three figures of Alisha in the Space Ranger costume: Imaginext, 5" Series, and 12" Series.

And here are all the Alisha Hawthorne figures I own together. From Left to Right: Hyperspeed, Imaginext, 5" Series6" Alpha Class, and 12" Series.

And with the other lady in the 12" line, her Granddaughter Izzy Hawthorne.


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