There is also the WOW Action Girl line of figures, but they're a trifle cartoonish looking.
Sounds nifty, Quazar! I'm not familiar with that line -- have you ever used these figures or parts in your own work? And could you send me a link, by any chance? Searching "Action Girl" and even "Action girl figure" didn't give me anything looking like li'l plastic toys!
Again -- any volunteers to maintain the vintage femfig list? Let's keep this thing alive, folks!
Findswoman, I'm surprised you don't know these figures. I could have sworn that the arms used in your Isnard figure were from that line.
They're the female action figures from Lanard toys, discontinued around 2000. I snagged a bunch on ebay a few years ago (after waiting months and months for some to reappear at reasonble prices - they became quite scarce overnight.)
Here's a link to some pictures - http://community-2.webtv.net/The_Corps/WowActionGirls/
If I get a chance, I'll try to take some better pics standing alongside SW figures. They are usually just SLIGHTLY taller than most human figures in the SW line.
Their faces are rather generic looking and not finely sculpted, but they're certainly better than SW vintage, but certainly not at the modern level. As such, it's not easy to categorize them into our binary system.