Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vixen joins the Women of the DCU Mini-Bust Series

Of all of the leading ladies in the DC Universe, Vixen was the name that took the longest to come in the Women of the DC Universe Mini-Bust Series, so I was pretty happy when she was finally solicited in the series.

Unfortunately, while this is one of my favourite characters to appear in this line, the final product is not one of my favourite sculpts. The issue here is the face – something’s gone a little wrong in the face department – it looks a bit concave at some angles. Some careful positioning overcomes this, but it’s still a shame, especially since the rest of the piece is really quite excellent – the sculpt of the body and base is excellent, and the paintwork is also very well done.

Bottom line here is that I’m glad to have Vixen in the collection, but it would have been great if the knowing, cat-like expression on Vixen’s face in the Dodson sketch had been captured  in the final product. The ‘elephant-sat-on-my-face’ look just doesn’t cut it.

And with that, we say goodbye to the Terry Dodson art-inspired Series Two of the Women of the DCU Mini-Bust Series, a great series with excellent character selection and sculpts that were mostly on the mark. Next up is the Amanda Conner-based Series Three. I’m not the wildest fan of Conner’s art, but some of the upcoming busts, especially Babs Gordon Batgirl and Raven, look quite good, so I’ll be giving this a go.

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Until next time!


Kyle said...

yeah the face does look a bit off on this. Lately i've been finding myself buying more of the Hughes Coversgirls of DC statues.

Unknown said...

I kinda Like her, but you're right the face is kinda off, but the Dodson based bust where excellent!

fishmilkshake said...

I can't really see it in the pics? I've been getting a lot of these busts, but I think I'll only get this one if I see it cheap.

Westy said...

She looks like Halle Berry, but with equally proportioned breasts. Eeww.

Tom Freak said...

You can buy a second one and customize a X-men movie Storm bust.

Is true that her face looks off, but the sculpt is very nice. This is a very well executed line. Congratulations on the buy.

Saranga said...

another one I saw in the flesh last week, I couldn't see a problem with the face and thought it was an excellent figure.

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