SES Yumiko-chan

    PureNeemo Sakurajima Mai

    PureNeemo Kurosawa Dia

    PureNeemo Kurosawa Dia PB ver.

    Rem

    SES Kashiwagi Azusa

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It's ironic that I bought this American doll from a Japanese shop. She is known as Dana Sterling to US audience, but actually this character is a hybrid of Komilia (Macross) and Jeanne Fránçaix (Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross). The doll itself is a sort of a hybrid, too, being a double re-release of Dana Sterling by Matchbox and Robotech Flight Uniform. I chose to buy this Harmony Gold variant, because the original doll was wearing a pink dress which made her look very generic, almost Barbie-like. 

The box is the same for both editions with the exception of the product image on the back. There were two things that grabbed my attention: first, how hilariously bad the artwork is, and second, that the original flight outfit had embroideries while the re-release has a simplified look.

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I absolutely loathe the fabric of her costume. I have a Card Captor Sakura outfit made of the same stuff, and it's ready to disintegrate anytime I touch it! This one is flaking, too. It's the only and last time I undress her.

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Her back says Harmony Gold. Now I wish I could get the original release, too - does it say matchbox, I wonder? Did they change the body?

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The only thing I can say now is that it's a typical fashion doll body with bending knees, although she has an interesting feature that the original had, too: if you raise her arm, she will move her head a little. Other dolls in the line could do it as well.

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Her boots are less elegant than those shown on the product image, but her feet are nicely sculpted.

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There are plenty of accessories in the box, including futuristic brush and comb.

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The main highlights are a gun, a headset and two bracelets (never again, they literally ruin the sleeves).

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She doesn't exactly have an anime face and she looks older than the prototype, but, all in all, she is quite a good-looking doll. Did you notice that I say "she" all the time? I really don't know what to call her, Dana or Jeanne. The site I bought her from listed her as both.

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