Check out the new Phantom Lady mini-bust from the DC Direct Women of the DC Universe line! I was pushing the clock to get the LCS this afternoon to get mine in time, and after spending some time checking her out (in a purely professional sense of course), I am really glad I made the effort.
You can only get so many puns out of the whole “bust” thing, but you’ve gotta say that PL is certainly “busting” out of this sculpt! She’s posed over a fun rocket / missile base, and her yellow straps are about as thin as I’ve ever seen them depicted. Definitely not a Mrs AFB approved purchase!
But hey, I’ve gotta give up bemoaning some of the poses in this line, because I actually own all of the Dodson mini-busts, and I’m excited about what's to come. This line seems to break the DCD rules in terms of depth of character selection – getting statues of Phantom Lady and Mera is a huge bonus. I’m pleased that we have Vixen coming up in this line too.
The overall sculpt of this bust is excellent. The plastic goggles are well fitted, the base is nicely detailed and the flow of her cape makes a nice dramatic profile. I’d say she’s one of if not the biggest bust in the Dodson line due to the cape, etc. The more I look at her the more she’s growing on me. Now I just need to find an inconspicuous place for her in the collection so she’s not too easy for Mrs AFB to spot (issues with how women are portrayed in comics etc etc – see the 1:6 Scale Power Girl Drama…)
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Until next time!