'16 - Motoko Kusanagi Doll.
years ago I purchased a Motoko Kusanagi doll,
in fact I bought two because they came in two
different outfits. Now I'm not the kind of
person who keeps things in their original
packaging for the sake of items becoming
collectables, I purchased them to play with.
Incidentally they are what I would term as
proper dolls in that they are 12 inches tall,
jointed and have removable clothes, in a
similar way to Barbie for instance. There are
many anime figurines that are more for
decoration but I'd say these as toys to be
played with, by adults who still play with
come with various guns and detachable hands
which can be replaced by gloved hands. In
fact a lot of the body is detectable which is
essential if you replace their clothing but
ironically the head doesn't come off as with
so many conventional dolls. I've never been
able to remove the boots without the feet
detaching and remaining within the boots
themselves. I remember in the past having the
same problem with Action Man where eventually
the back of the boots split.
while fiddling with the boots I did manage to
remove them without the feet coming off and
to my surprise one of my Motoko's has two
right feet. In all these years I had no idea.
I wonder how many others are like that. I
guess the boots are not designed to be
removed so the manufactures weren't so
bothered with quality control. Incidentally
these aren't cheap dolls they were £30+ when
they were new.
dolls are starting to age very quickly, i.e.
the internal rubber elastic has become loose.
It won't be long before they will fall apart
and I'm not really apt at doll repair. The
arms are fine but it's the body and legs they
have become wobbly.
Motoko can stand on her own in bare feet.
Two right feet!
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