Cover Girl gets her figure back, too bad I melted her hand

Cover Girl has fallen to pieces.

Cover Girl has fallen to pieces.

Oh, Cover Girl, how I never really liked you.

As female action figures go, there was always something off about this one. She had no accessories and was the driver of the Wolverine, a tank fitted with a pair of missile launchers.

Her design, however, was just uninspired. The hair is very manly, her uniform a bland tan and brown.

In the first G.I. Joe mini-series, she’s featured in a small role. Only in the series she’s got long flowing blonde hair and seemed to have a bit of attitude. There’s a promising character there.

In the new comic book series she’s gotten an entire backstory in a rather well-crafted story.

Fire and G.I. Joe action figures don't mix.

Fire and G.I. Joe action figures don’t mix.

Yet this figure just never captured that for me. This explains the hand.

It’s not so much that I was into torturing my action figures. I never did this regularly. But my family’s house had a fireplace when I was younger, and I remember playing by it a few times. One of the times, I burned the hand on Cover Girl. I couldn’t have cared less about the figure, so I didn’t mind it being ruined like that.

Plus it made for some dramatic play at the time.

But don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll find a replacement arm soon enough and half her looking good as new.

Cover Girl stands tall.

Cover Girl stands tall.

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