Irina arrived today and I got all excited and worried just looking at the customs label.
Excited because, well, Amanda has actually already made me four other literary action figures. Worried because, um, Ravensbrueck. You will have to leave some of Irina's accessories to your imagination. But don't worry, she is the BEST EQUIPPED BARBIE I HAVE EVER OWNED.
I bring you the experience of opening the package! This is what lay on top:
It is a diagram of a Storch. Fieseler 156. Not Irina's aircraft, but hey. Significant for other reasons.
And when you lift the paper, here she is. Look! she even comes with a pretty civilian summer dress so she can go dancing or something:
And here is her marvelous gear. Escape kit - maps, Russian spam, compass -
And parachute, of course. I hope she knows how to get it on.
She also happens to be a decorated Hero of the Soviet Union.
Close-up of those medals:
THANK YOU AMANDA, I AM NOT WORTHY!!!!! :P
She also sent me a scissors. Best. Eiffel. Tower. Tat. EVER.
The instructions are worth reading, too.