12-inch figures have certainly come a long way, even those based on the animated series / movies. In 2001, Palisades released a Dr Aki Ross figure from the "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" movie and she is a far cry from the figures of today (pictures HERE). Dr Aki Ross became the first computer-generated character entry in Maxim's Hot 100 for that year LOL
Other notable 12-inch female animated figures that have been released include: Ghost in a Shell / Stand Alone Complex Motoko Kusanagi by Medicom, released in 2008 (posted in my toy blog HERE and HERE) as well as Hot Toys MMS "Appleseed Ex Machina" 1/6 scale Deunan Knute fully pose-able figure (pictures HERE and HERE)
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