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Friday, June 12, 2009

A Wonder Indeed: Cover Girls of the DCU Statue Series Begins

Picture 004I can honestly blame my Eight Year Old for this one. Had to keen her home from school today and so she had to join me on the weekly trip to the LCS, and she spotted this.

I’ve pre-ordered the Black Canary and Zatanna editions of the Cover Girls of the DCU Statue Series, but missed Wonder Woman and decided to wait and see on her, and honestly had no idea that Diana was coming out today. I would have been perfectly happy walking out with my comics and JSA Series 1 (well, not perfectly happy with the JSA figures, but that’s next review…), but with an Eight Year Old girl who loves Wonder Woman holding a box with pleading eyes and saying “We can’t leave without this, Daddy….”, what was I supposed to do?

Picture 007This is indeed a beautiful piece, and I’m glad I picked it up because it reassured me that my orders for Black Canary and Zatanna are well justified – this line is going to be worth it and well done.

The Adam Hughes-inspired pose is indeed dramatic and well captured – the lasso is made out of firm wire and the statue is very solidly balanced. The sculpting and paint job is excellent. The only criticism I’d make of the piece is the slightly blank expression on Diana’s face.

So, hooked again on another line, although I wonder how many characters DCD will stretch this out to at this higher price point. Personally, I could see Hawkgirl, Vixen and Power Girl and then I’m not sure where the line will go, but I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

You can see an expanded set of figures at Facebook, (including comparison to the 1:6 line – these are about 10 inches) discuss this at the AFB Forum and comment on this post to enter the June AFB Comment of the Month Contest.

Until next time!

10 comments:

Saranga said...

Your daughter has great taste!

Toy Guy said...

You have a good one all ready to carry on the geek-torch!

LOL

Freak Studios said...
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Freak Studios said...

I guess is not that hard to program a child with some good old fashioned pavlovian commands. I'm sure that when she was a baby you used to whisper in her sleep "Wonder Woman, good. Barbe, bad" until 3 a.m. every night.

At least, thats' what I would do. :)

clark said...

I'm eagerly awaiting your JSA review. I saw Sandman at my local shop and was very tempted, but I'll wait until I see what you have to say about him.

tOY GUY said...

Gotta say - I want this statue!

fishmilkshake said...

I can't wait to pick mine up! It looks so cool. Hughes really is a master. He can nail sexy and strong with the one look. I'd say more but I need to be alone now!

Jason said...

I wanted this one too, but saw one in the display at my local comic store tonight and the face bummed me out. All but that is beautiful, but that's the most important part for me and it looks like she got baked.

TOY GUY said...

I saw this statue at Kings in Sydney and am still torn ... I like it, but its also a little simple (like the details are missing) .... Ive asked my LCS about if they are def getting her in and will find out the price...

HOWEVER, the PeeGee statue in this line is FANTASTIC!!!!!!

Toy Guy said...

I keep finding myself back here wanting this statue....

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