Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Supergirl Show Statue

The Shriner get a big edition recently when the Supergirl statue I ordered a while back finally came in.

And I literally mean big. This is a giant statue! And it is gorgeous.

It actually all started with the box. This is a very clean reason patient of this statue, with an upper close lock at a very solid sculpture depicting Melissa Benoist as Kara.


The site of the box also does a fine job show casing some of the detailed work of hair, and giving us a close-up of the statue at an angle.


But obviously the statue is the draw here.

It is a simple but great sculpt of Supergirl in a very iconic heroic progress, elbows bent and hands on the hips. The costume itself is very well done with the textured luck of the shirt with the red piping that we see in the show. An there are grade folds and wrinkles in the skirt and in the boots.

What I find most interesting is the expression of Supergirl's face. She has a somewhat pensive look on her face and she looks into the distance. And she isn't looking straight at us, but rather often a slight angle. And there is significant detail to the hair with each lock somewhat defined. There is a great resemblance to Melissa Benoist.

And in an interesting addition, the cape itself is actually cloth.

The statue itself sits on a very solid base.

Here is a look at the statue from a slight angle is well hoping to accentuate the details.

I mentioned that the cape is made of cloth.

In a very fun detail, bendable wire placed on the edges of the cape such that you can shape it and molded into what ever look you desire.

Here I spread it wide see you could get a sense of the size and how manageable it is.

I'm not sure how long I will keep it like this, it seems too fun not to play with.

I mentioned early on though that this is a very large statue.

Just so that you get a sense of the size, it now dominates the center of one shelf of the shrine.

It dwarfs several of the bigger statues that I have. And to make room for it, the Barbie Supergirl, which has anchored the center of the top shelf for years was moved to one side.

Here is a look from afar with the new statue in the center.

I probably need to move some things around to better accentuate the show memorabilia as a group.

This was pricey no doubt. But I think it is a really superb addition to my collection.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the details of the hair and the adjustable cape. A pity the colors can't be brighter.

It's a real, real big statue.

Congratulations!

Professor Feetlebaum said...

There's a lot of new Supergirl items due out in the next few months, in addition to the Joelle Jones statue and the Rebirth action figure.
Here's a list:
1. Kotobukiya TV statue. I think this is part of their Artfx+ line.
Supergirl will have 2, maybe 3 sets of interchangeable arms.

2. Icon Heroes TV statue, featuring Kara in a flying pose. This is
supposed to be out late this year.

3. Prime 1 Studios TV statue. Their stuff is very affordable.......
If you happen to be $crooge McDuck!

4. Cryptozoic vinyl Bombshell. These are 8 inch versions of the Bomb
shell characters. Due out in July.

5. Kotobukiya Bishoujo version 2. Kara is wearing her Turner costume.
Only the artwork has been shown so far, and it's definite improvement
over the first Bishoujo. This is scheduled to come out January 2018.

6. Fantasy Figure Gallery statue. Supergirl is essentially wearing the Turner costume, except her boot tops are above the knees. $250
due out in October.

And maybe best of all...

7. Tweeterhead statue. Supergirl in her Bronze Age costume! Their
facebook page has a teaser picture, showing just part of the figure.
Tweeterhead has put out some nice statues based on Dick Sprang's
versions of Batman characters. Their prices tend to the high side,
most are over $200.

There are also some Supergirl items that are out now, but kind of
under the radar.....

1. Hallmark Itty Bitty-DC Superhero Girls version.
2. Jada Metals Figures. There are 2 poses, standing and flying. the
standing one comes in 2 sizes, 4 inch and 2.5 inch. She's in her New
52 costume. The standing one has several color variations.
3. Funko Mystery Minis. The theme is Heroes and Pets, so you get
Supergirl and Streaky (sold separately). These are sold in "mystery
boxes" so you don't know what you're getting until you open it. Some
ebay sellers have some up for sale. They run about $6.00 each.

And that's about it! Some pictures can be seen on company facebook
pages and Toyark.

Anj said...

Thanks for all the great information!

Guess I better start saving my pennies!