Today we are going to take a look at Kotobukiya’s Huntress statue fromt he Bishoujo line. These figures are amazingly detailed, and in my opinion, the DC girls have come out way above the Marvel line-up.
Out of the box, Huntress is flawless. Probably because she is boxed amazingly well, and is also wrapped in plastic to help keep her from getting rubbed around. Straight away, she has a dynamic pose that looks like she is atop a building over Gotham. Wind is blowing through her hair, and her cape is billowing. There is really nothing wrong with her in any aspect.
Up close on her face, you can see her delicate details. Of course we need those, or it would not be very Bishoujo. That is really the only aspect of her that makes her “anime.” Her hair is fantastic. We have been seeing a lot of the wind-blown look in the line so far, and we get it here again. They went with the fade of the hair to become sort of transparent at the ends of the blown part. I makes her hair look a little grey. I think the concept works much better on hair that starts light.
The detail work is top notch. There is not a bit of the costume that does not have a buckle or a wrinkle to show how thoughtfully the figure was designed. She definitely needs to be displayed with good lighting to be able to look upon all of the gentle shading as well as the shiny metallic paint of the purple. She gives Batgirl a run for her money in the shiny department.
Here she is with her Batman sisters. When they are side-by-side, Huntress seems slightly larger in scale than Catwoman and Batgirl. They all have their gargoyles to stand on, which really helps give them a great pose. Each is unique and allows them to stand together and look good.
It is the other, new figure, that really allows for the scale to work. She stands a little taller than Power Girl, but Power Girl is throwing her hips into quite a contrapposto stance (Oh yeah, come back to me Art History class).
What a fantastic figure. This statue looks great on the shelf with the others. The variation from skin texture to the texture of the costume are outstanding. We get the figures in their comic costumes, and not re-imagined like the Ame-Comi figures (though I do love the Ame-Comi figures too).