Friday, June 05, 2009

Make way for the Lady!

Picture 008Check 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!

Picture 013But 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 Picture 015easy 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!


Toy Guy said...


I'm so shocked she was let into your suburb, let alone your front door!

PeeGee is sweetness compared to this bit o' cheesecake.

But very good in the spirit of the 40's ...

Tom Freak said...

Is true that most of the girls are fairly (or unfairly) exposed in comic books... But is not like all the guys have body armor, they are wearing tights and their underwear is outside of their pants, so if you think for a sec, they're not that comfortable either.

Anyway, when I get my hands (professionally speaking) in the Infinite Crisis or the announced DCUC Power Girl, no complains will be heard.

Saranga said...

Well, I can see the complaints about the Phanotm Lady one, but the spirit of it reminds me of the Adult Supergirl bust - where she's pulling away her white shirt and going Shhh! It's cheeky, it's flirty, but it's not a disaster. Maybe i'm mellowing.
Having said that, although I find it a bit endearing I'd be embaressed to have it on my shelf. Unless it's in line with Phantom Lady's characterisation?

The Huntress and Wondie ones are wonderful though.

Highskull´76 said...

I would be totally in love with this mini-bust if not for those "dish-washing rubber gloves?". Just a minor complain, though. He´s in my wish list anyway.


fishmilkshake said...

I love this line and PL is another fine effort! I know we've had these discussions before about the way some women are portrayed in today's comics, but you'd have to think that in these modern times there would be a higher level of acceptance than ever before??? I think it's that old case of no matter what it is there will always be someone who disapproves. of it

TOY GUY said...

You know what helps - the star and stripe on the rocket base she's leaning on .... Now if only Zatanna came with the travel stamps on her trunk .... if only ...

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