(An excuse to post this picture again? Why not.)
Round 5 sent out a press release today announcing Gina Carano as the newest addition to their stable of fighters willing to be made into disproportionate MMA action figures. Carano is the first female fighter to sign on with Round 5, and they expect her figure to drop along with their fourth series this summer.
In the release Carano says the normal stuff about how excited she is to be a part of this, so on and so forth, and then there’s this: “When I was a little girl my dad always joked about making a ‘Gina doll’ and I smile when I think it has become a reality.”
He joked about making a doll of his daughter? As in, for her? Or just, you know, to have around the house, in case anything happened to the original? I don’t get it, but I find it vaguely troubling.
The big question is, what will the company known for adding oversized body parts to their figurines do with a Gina Carano doll? Look at their Arlovski one, for example. Enormous shoulders, head, and hands, exaggerated musculature and fangs. Do they play it the same with Gina and give her disproportionate shoulders and fists, or do they emphasize…other stuff? Like her boobs. Just in case you couldn’t tell where I was going with that.
Don’t kid yourself, it’s trickier than it sounds. There’s also the issue of how they’ll pose and present her. The other figures have all looked menacing and aggressive, typically put in some kind of pose that captures an aspect of the fighter’s personality. Will they play up Carano the fighter, or Gina the sex kitten? I gotta be honest, I’m genuinely curious to see how they play it. No matter what though, it can’t be any weirder than the autographed bra.
Related Enough: New Gina Carano Pictures in Maxim