The Joe of the Week is Zarana V1. This figure was picked up as part of the Big Joe Haul 2018. I did own this figure as a kid. It was one of the few female figures I ever owned. This is the non earring version.
Like her brother Zatran she had the color change gimmick, as a kid I thought that was a cool thing. Like many of the 1986 figures She was featured heavily in G.I. Joe The Move.
It is always hard to judge a Dreadnok figure. They tend to be part backwoods, part Mad Max. So I dont really judge them on their “fit”, within the Joe universe I just judge them on their aesthetics. For the most part Zarana is a solid figure. Her blue jeans and boots are nicely sculpted and her gloves are also good. I would have liked her shoulder armor to be a different color, a black or her glove color would have been good. I am ok with the pink shirt, but just think that pink did not need to dominate her color scheme. Probably the biggest issue I have with her is the 2 part head and face. It just comes across as scary. I know that there are many Joes that have the 2 part rubber head and look good, but in my opinion she is not one of them. Her accessories are adequate, but I am still a fan of the Noks actually having guns and not just crazy tools.
So what is your opinion on Zarana? Which head sculpt is better with or without earrings?
Learn more about Zarana here: Link