I couldn't find the actual name for this one, but a store called it an Asian Rice Worker and that's good enough for me. I was having a good run and stumbled on it at a Walgreens on the cheap, I saw the bag, and the hat - and I wanted it. They only had 4 pink bags and the hat feels like it looks, so it was easy to identify. So I bought it.
As with all of the blind bag Playmobil figures, assembly is required - normal figures don't require you to plug in the arms, legs, and head like the bagged ones.
Playmobil makes Asian figures with uniquely shaped eyes and often unique skin tones, and this one doesn't even have shoes. It's an interesting decision given most figures look basically the same. LEGO rarely makes distinctions for racial-specific features outside the movie license lines. She has a purple shirt and a blue skirt, complete with a decent pattern printed on the bottom. The shirt print on my sample is a little wonky, a little broken in spots, so I'd say it's capable of being better. Playmobil's paint is usually perfect, and odds are you wouldn't even notice the problem unless you got in close.
With six joints, she moves like any other Playmobil figure you've likely bought in the past forty-plus years. The hat fits perfectly. The plant fits in her hand perfectly. There's nothing out of place here and assembly is quick and easy. You have to snap everything together, and it takes a couple of seconds. I'm sure you can manage. It makes it harder to figure out which figure is in the bag, though, because arms all feel the same.
Why would you make an Asian rice picker lady and not an Asian astronaut, Asian teacher, Asian business lady, Asian cook, Asian bank robber, Asian artist, and so on? No idea. But you probably couldn't make an Irish lady in this costume, and it's a pretty distinctive look. I'm glad I got her because this is one of those figures that, on some level, feels like it shouldn't exist - and to be honest, more than anything, I wanted that swell hat.
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