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Monday, December 07, 2009

A Bust that Hits the Target

Following on from Black Canary’s turn in the Cover Girls of the DCU Statue Series, her hubby Green Arrow gets cut down to size in the Heroes of the DC Universe Mini-Bust Series, and it’s a corker. That’s Aussie for awesome!

The bust has a dynamic pose that looks great from multiple angles, with Green Arrow holding his bow in the air with his left hand, and his right hand sculpted as though he’s just released an arrow. The statue is well painted, with a range of lustres adding depth the the mix: metallic for the base, different sheens for the different greens on his outfit, etc. Much like Aquaman’s trident is flexible to avoid breakages, Arrow’s bowstring is string, which is a helpful touch.

In a clever piece of packaging, Green Arrow’s bow arm is packaged separately and attaches via a steel rod and a bit of pushing and prodding. This keeps the box from being gigantic and also provides opportunity for some amusing “Oh no! My arm fell off!” photos. I mean…… I think it would….

This is my favourite bust in the series so far. Aquaman has an equally dynamic pose, thrusting his trident in the air, but his squinty expression takes a few marks off and lets Green Arrow squeak ahead. Not to mention, this makes a great matched set with the earlier Green Lantern bust!

I’m really enjoying this series, although I haven’t bought into the Villains side yet (mostly because I really don’t like the look of upcoming Joker). I really hope that this line expands to cover some of the B-list characters in the same way the Women’s Mini-Bust line has. Watch this space!

You can see more pics at Facebook, discuss this at the AFB Forum, and enter the December AFB Comment of the Month Contest by commenting on this post.

Until next time!

12 comments:

Saranga said...

you can pretend that instead of dying ollie chose to have Supes remove his arm, (in zero arm) and now he's in denial about it.

i would.

Westy said...

From those shots you can't tell the arm is detachable, which is a good sign.

fishmilkshake said...

Nice pick-up Andy. So far, the guys seem to be as nice as the gals.

bigraj said...

Pretty great looking bust . . . for a guy. ;)

Saranga said...

I meant zero hour. i shouldn't comment late at night.

Jasper said...

The metallic green base doesn't work for me. Don't mind it on GL which is odd. That arm is really seamless looking though.

Freak Studios said...

Looks very good, but makes you wonder... What the hell is he shooting up there? A bird for dinner? A plane? Hawkman? Too many posibilities...

Saranga said...

i say hawkman

Freak Studios said...

Yeah, I thought about it some more, it must Hawkman. Shooting a plane down with an arrow is just silly, and a bird for dinner? Green Arrow is probably a vegan or something... :)

Saranga said...

GA isn't vegan he loves chilli...and it's meat chilli. The proof is that his son Connor is vegetarian. In the recent GA/BC book when he came back from the dead, it was commented that he was eating meat chilli, and wasn't that odd behaviour for a vegetarian (or possibly vegan).

Freak Studios said...

Well, after you come back from the dead you just need to get some meat chilli. I think those are the rules...

Apparently Green Arrow is not THAT green...

Saranga said...

if it's not he rules alreayd it SHOULD be the rules.
they should probably force all the black lanterns to eat Ollie's chilli, that woudl probably kill em all off.

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