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Huntress – Ame-Comi

A friend of mine is moving from here in California, out to Colorado. In an effort to make his move easier, he began a purging process, which included some of his Ame-Comi and Bishoujo figures. That is to my befit, as I am not in the mood to purge, and actually very accepting of hand-outs.

Today is a 2008 classic, Huntress. She is decked out in an amazing layer of cloth and leather.

The details are quite spectacular on this figure. I am sure the Ame-Comi team had a great time sculpting this one.

She is pretty angry looking. Watch out for her vengeance as well as her cross-bows.

 

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The Return of Ame-Comi with Steampunk Batgirl

I was pretty sure we were done with Ame-Comi.  The last few waves of figures were pretty unappealing.   I actually skipped a whole bunch of the figures that were repaints and just not that good looking.   Now apparently Ame-Comi is back, and with Batgirl, AND in a steampunk variety to boot!

Batgirl-SteampunkShe looks good.   I am definitely in!  I hope there are going to be some other figures to go with her in this style.  A Green Lantern would be cool, maybe Wonder Woman.

 


Ame-Comi Wonder Woman (V.3)

Happy Thanksgiving to all.    Here is a little review of the Ame-Comi Wonder Woman Version 3.

This time decked out in armor, and headgear, she looks like a futuristic version of herself.   Very “anime” this time around, with a great unique costume and giant eyes.

Thank  goodness the bad guys always seem to shoot at her upper torso, so those gauntlets come in handy.

The only area I saw some imperfection was between the arms and the armor. The color of blue is off a bit.  Could be due to one being armor and the other being the fabric of her sleeves.  In the immortal words of Napoleon Dynamite, “I like you puffy sleeves.”

All the way down to those great boots.  She has some really great details on her.

With her versions 1 and 2 alternate bodies.  I think DC did a good job of coming up with three very unique designs for their Wonder Women.  Each has a different design to their costumes, but all keep that Wonder Woman quality.  So weather it is cutting the head off Medusa, or fighting something in the near future, she still keeps her look.  A very nice addition to the collection.

As always, look to the right column for the Flickr area to see even more pictures.—->


Lookin’ at a Mini Hawkgirl, anime style

Last week I picked up the Ame-Comi Mini Series 3 Hawkgirl.  I was not so interested in the first wave of the figures, as I think the size reduction did not do the figures any favors.   This one was a little different though.

She has a great unique pose where it looks like she is getting ready to pick her mace up off the ground.   This gives her a fun action pose that allows for a different attachment point to the base.

In her smaller version, she has much smaller wings.  Going for a more compact design, but no less detail.  The feathers are outstanding.  She has on the same outfit as her larger version counterpart.

I like the whimsical nature of the one foot being kicked out, like a 40’s era end-of-the-movie kiss.

Her hair is again long in this version, going away from the standard for her comic counterpart.  With the long braid and the flowing cloth, we are able to see much of her movement, as well as in the asymmetry of the wings.

All in all, a good figure.   Well designed with a great pose.  Good sculpt and really nice paint.  It is a little tricky to get her facing the right way since she is attached to the mace and the mace is attached to the ground.  All parts swivel, so you can get her in some really gravity defying poses trying to get her to look right.  But that is some of the fun of the figure.


Ame-Comi: Jade

I think Jade quickly became my favorite Ame-Comi.   She has an outstandingly designed outfit, and such a cute expression and pose.

Dressed in a green and black outfit, trimmed with white, this statue definitely stands out from the others.  She is listening to her ring-constructed headphones and iPod with her rocker hair and stylish clothing.

That is a girl who is loving her music.  Many of the other statues are posed, where they are looking at you, the viewer.   This is a fun pose, where she does not see you, nor care you are there.  She is just loving life.

The lantern emblem is hidden all over her clothing.   It is hard to find them all.  It seems like every time I look at her, I seem more emblems.

You can see, her hair is not actually all black, but black and a dark shade of green.  A nice extra touch for the rocker look as well as giving the hair a little something extra.  Some of the other figures suffer from having all flat-black hair.

Another great touch.  The headphones are each a half of a lantern.

Lantern emblems from head to toe.


DC Wins Again!

Now, I am not just a fan of DC.   My first foray into the world of comics was courtesy of the fine folks at Marvel.   To be more precise, it was an issue of Excalibur, right in the middle of the Cross-Time Caper.  My heart was forever going to be Kitty Pride’s.

Here we are 20 some odd years later and I am still a fan of Marvel, but why can’t the toys and statues translate the same?

If you have ever read my blog, you would know I am a HUGE fan of the Ame-Comi line.  I have nearly all of them, with only a few not catching my interest.    On the other side was the attempt at Marvel to make their versions called: Bishoujo Statue by Kotobukiya.

At first they came out with Phoenix and Emma Frost:

These statues are well made and look okay, but there was something that was not there for me.  I can’t really put my finger on what it was that was different from these than the Ame-Comi, they did not interest me… That is until last Friday.

On my way home I stopped by my favorite action figure and statue store and they had a new Bishoujo of Batgirl.   Now Batgirl is right up there for me with Kitty Pride.  Can’t beat a good Batgirl.   Well, this one was a winner.

Stay tuned for a review of this statue.  She is amazingly well made, and the sculpting might be the best I have ever seen.   I got some new lighting for picture taking, so even more of the beauty will shine.

After seeing this figure, I am really excited for the next, Catwoman.

With how good the shiny parts of Batgirl turned out, Catwoman’s outfit is going to be out of this world.


Ame-Comi: Star Sapphire

The Green Lanterns are making quite a splash as of late.  The other colors have been making quite a showing as well.   Maybe none show as much as Star Sapphire.  🙂

With nine previous Ame-Comi in my collection, I think I am a true collector of the line.  I don’t have them all, and at $60 a pop, I have to be selective.

If you read my previous post, you will see that I had to do a bit of tweaking with the base to get the post in the bottom of SS foot to go in the crystal on the base.

Star Sapphire is using her powers to make a cute little heart.  They gave her sultry eyes and pouty lips.

It was an interesting choice of a costume.  Very similar to her comic outfit, she has a bit of a Witchblade look to her.

Little stars and jewel shapes adorn her outfit all over.  A very literal translation of Star Sapphire.

She also has a visor that can be attached.  Seeing the world through rose-colored glasses?

In all, an okay figure.   Not the best in the Ame-Comi line.  Coming next I will be reviewing Jade, another Lantern, and a better statue, possibly one of the best in the line.


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