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.
I am not a fan of the DC direct DC Cover Girls statues. I have seen many of them with paint that is garbage. I am at a total loss. These are not cheap to buy, but the paint is not even worthy of a $6 GI Joe figure.
With that in mind, they have peaked my interest. The new Hawkgirl is coming out in August, and she might be the first one I have to break down and buy. The sculpt looks really good, now if only the paints don’t stink.
Hawkgirl has been a favorite of mine for some time. She is one of those smart, powerful ladies who get it done at any cost. She is just an all around great character. Now if only they can do her justice with a quality statue, I will be all over that.
I am not the biggest fan of the Cover Girls of the DC Universe line, but today I saw the picture of Hawkgirl from the guys at DC Direct, and I am impressed. Hawkgirl has been a favorite of mine from her time in the Justice League TV series as well as Justice League Unlimited.
She is her normal tough girl, but with a cute smirk on her face.
I guess I have a bit of time to decide if I want her or not. She is not due out until June of 2011.