Sky, Jet, and Kat
These girls all had the same headsculpt (face) but with different paint application, hair colour, and clothing. Sky a blonde with a blue bodysuit, Jet was a redhead with a black pleather outfit, and Kat was a brunette with side-glancing eyes dressed in camo shorts and a fishnet bodysuit.
A.J. Mcleod, Shadow, Blaze
The second wave also shared a headsculpt, again with various paint apps and hairdos. A.J. and Blaze were both police officers, A.J. in a jumpsuit and ballcap, Blaze in a bodysuit similar to Sky's and a beret. Shadow was a ninja, and came in a silver, black, and red outfit.
Ebony, Aurora, Nikki, Destiny, Cutey Honey, Princess Jun
The third wave featured the "1.5" CG body type, which had a few improvements. The 1.5 had hands with increased wrist articulation and their ankle posts were interchangeable and of different lengths, thus making the girls slightly variable in height. Ebony came in a red minidress and silver/white hair, Aurora in a white spacesuit with a short reddish brown bob, and Nikki was a blonde motorcycle girl, with helmet and racing jumpsuit to match. Destiny was a heavy weapons specialist, and came with body armor and a massive gatling gun. Cutey Honey was a licensed character from an anime series, and came with short, cherry-red hair, a red and black bodysuit, and a Chinese sword. Princess Jun, a licensed character from the Gatchaman series, came with short blue hair and her fighting outfit from the show, featuring a winged cape and swan-like helmet.
Electra, Bloody Rose, Ice, Aska
The fourth wave was highly anticipated, due to the 2.0 body type - an entirely redesigned body, featuring better articulation, more natural posing, and greater flexibility. Electra was the first figure released, with an electric blue bodysuit and lots of firepower. Bloody Rose, originally slated to be part of BBi's independent "Terminate" figure line, and introduced at the 2003 ComicCon in prototype, was revamped and released with a large busted 2.0 body. Her bad girl black vinyl outfit and thigh high stilettos were also a hit.
At this point there was a slump in CG releases. Two figures that were prototyped and displayed at several conventions never made it to the production line. By the time that Ice and Aska (two characters from the Cy Girl PS2 video game) made it to retail, there were already rumors that Takara was in financial trouble. Ice and Aska became the last Cy Girls, as Takara and BBi dissolved their partnership and Takara took over sole development and distribution of the line. From then on, only Cool Girls were available, and only through hobby internet stores that specialized in Asian collectables and toys. And of course, Ebay!
During the third wave, Revenger was released, a munitions expert who came with grenades and a machine gun.
At the time that the fourth wave was released, Takara acquired the Ultraman license and released two figures from that show, Anna Yuri and Akiko Fuji, both with 2.0 bodies. Akiko also featured the first small busted 2.0 body to be released. Luna, another licensed figure, was released in an edition of only 1000 figures. When the Cy Girls video game was released, there was a Japanese promotion in which they included an alternate Ice figure with a copy of the video game. She was also limited to 1000 pieces. In addition, 100 alternate Aska figures were made, and there was a draw held in Japan for them.
After the Takara/BBi split, there was speculation that Takara would scrap the line due to financial difficulties and a pending merger with another company. However, they have put out steady releases since that time.
The second PB wave had the same body design, but with unique, BBi-created headsculpts, and featured a blonde Caucasian, an African American with red hair, and a black-haired Asian. Due perhaps to the imminent split between Takara and BBi, the CG logo wasn’t used. They were well received, and quickly sold out. A secondary release of the blonde headsculpt, this time with auburn hair, was also popular.
Cy Girl Ebay search results
Sky, Jet, Kat, A.J., Shadow, Destiny, Ebony
These are the girls that, due to availability or popularity, sit on the lowest rung of desirability. If you are patient and careful, you can often snatch them up for $20 or less.
Blaze, Aurora, Nikki, Cutey Honey, Princess Jun
These ladies come next. While their prices fluctuate a bit more - Nikki for a while was going for around $100 - you can sometimes find them for $40-$50. With the re-release of the 2.0 versions of Cutey and Jun, you may be able to find the 1.5 versions for less still.
These two usually sell for $60 - $80 dollars. You will find the occasional Ice for $40 - and when you do, snap it up! - but Aska tends to be more rare.
Re-release Ruby, Harley, Ash, Cutey Honey, Princess Jun
As these figures are still available from various retailers, you can find them on Ebay for about retail price. Look to spend between $70- $90 on each of these girls.
Electra, Bloody Rose, PS2 game exclusive Ice, Revenger
At her peak, Electra was commanding $150 - these days you can usually get her for around $100. Bloody Rose is still very popular and is getting more rare these days. You will likely still pay around $120 for her, when you can find her. The "PS2 exclusive Ice" can be told apart from the regular Ice by her outfit, a blue and black bodysuit with black boots, and black choker with the CG emblem prominently displayed. You'll pay about $100 - $150, depending on how many others are looking for her at the time. Revenger, one of the last 1.5 bodies released, is still a big favorite, and will cost you between $150 and $180.
Midori Washio (Jin Roh, Kerberos Cop) Black and Grey versions
Midori retailed for about $120. She's the most gear-heavy CG yet, with full Jin Roh body armor and weaponry. She came in a black armor version and a grey armor version. You'll pay between $120 and $150 for these girls.
Motoko Kunasagi, cyber ninja and limited versions
The regular retail version of Motoko (the cyber ninja) is available now and then for near to the retail price of $80. Her alternate version, another 1000 figure limited edition, is about as rare as the PS2 Ice, and goes for $120 (her retail price) to $200. You can tell the two apart by the outfit - the limited version has a black vinyl trench coat, tube top, and pants. The regular wears a grey toned jumpsuit.
Luna, alternate Aska
Luna is extremely rare, as she was a 1000 figure limited edition, and the character came from a very popular Japanese film. When she does appear on Ebay, you can expect to pay anywhere from $250 to $400 for her. Many think that she is the most attractive of the CGs, and once bought, is rarely resold. The alternate Aska, being as there were only 100 of her made, tends to draw alot of attention when she appears - the last time she was sold on Ebay, the final price was close to $1000. She can be told apart from the regular Aska by her outfit, a black, red, and tan kimono-style dress, and her loose hair.
Perfect Body figures
PBs are quite often found on Ebay. The AA PB is the most affordable, usually selling at somewhere between $15 and $20. The other PBs will cost you more. The first wave girls go for around $50 to $70, and the second wave commands $60 to $90.
Some items to look for are the Lady's Mission line from Aoshima, another Japanese company. The clothing, heads, and I believe hands from these figures are compatible with the CG line. Triad Toys has recently introduced a line of clothing sets designed for the CG figure - their clothing sets often come with bootfeet. There are a number of talented artists repainting CG heads and heads from other figure lines that are compatible with CGs, although they tend to be fairly pricey, starting around $40 and climbing to $100 or more.