I haven't given DC Direct's DVD Maquettes much thought, seeing as I generally like to collect comic versions of characters, but a couple have caught my attention recently and have ended up added to my collection. I'm going to take a look at two tonight, and the first is the Owlman DVD Maquette from Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.
With many of the main heroes featured in this DVD having already appeared in the Maquette line, it makes since to feature one of this story's central villains in the piece for this film, and Owlman is a great choice. This maquette comes in three pieces: main statue, base and gun. Even so, it's a big box, due the fantastic cut of Owlman's cape. His animated costume is extremely good looking and lends itself to a dynamic sculpt. His costume is basically in greyscale, and yet it's a very eye-catching piece. The pose, the angle of the gun, the sweep of the cape all make this a very enjoyable piece that sits happily amongst my comic-inspired Batman busts and statues. A big win in my book!
While we're talking DC Direct Maquettes, let's also take a look an earlier release: the Green Lantern: First Flight DVD Maquette. It was a chance eBay bargain on this piece that got me started on the Maquette train. Finding this on eBay at such a great price was a good lesson that you can often find statues at good prices on the secondary market shortly after release - I just need to learn not to jump right away on pieces I'm not 100% sure about, or wait too long on ones I really want, because after awhile they get way too cost prohibitive when you count in the shipping to Oz.
As for the maquette: once again we have a nice dynamic sculpt, with GL actually stepping onto the base with one foot off to the side. The paintwork here is a great, with a metallic green adding to the texture. One odd thing I find about some of DCDs busts and statues is that they're often photographed in promo shots at an angle that's not quite possible to replicate in real life, at least on a flat service. This is the case here, with Hal looking more skywards in person than in the pics. It's a small quibble with what is an otherwise fun piece.
That's me and DCD Maquettes for the moment. I certainly don't see myself buying every release, but it is good to know that they can be fun purchases for the right character!
Until next time!