Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Examining the new Power Girl & Huntress statue
This one sorta slipped under my radar a bit, but here we are. What do you think?
This is probably the smallest I have ever seen PG's boobs on licensed product. It's hard to gauge with all the white, but I'm thinking a C -cup maximum. Also, note the glutes. Those are some serious hardcore muscular glutes. And she looks like she could really beat your ass. She's not playin.'
Huntress is like, "I don't go for that exploitative licensed product stuff. I'm going to keep my cape pulled around me like Batman. If it's good enough for Batman, it's good enough for me."
Overall, I think it's pretty decent. I think a female fan could buy this and not feel embarassed.
Of course, the devil's advocate in me asks, what sells more this or the manga versions with the ooh-la-la?
Posted by Verge at 7:00 PM
Labels: action figures, power girl
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I don't know...I think it's kind of embarassing. What kind of pose does PG have? It's more like a pin-up model than anything heroic. So I can't really endorse this statue. At least they made Huntress look cool, since she is.ReplyDelete
I'm not opposed to big boobs on PG (outside of the realm of the absurd, which granted, they often enter) nor am I opposed to pin-up poses by nature. I might say that buying any comic book statue is a little embarrassing, but only with the friendly ribbing of a guy who has a bajillion dnd miniatures. Plus, how can you go wrong giving props to PG & Huntress.ReplyDelete
If I caught it on sale, I might by this. Very nice. If Power Girl must have her trademark excess chesticles though, I prefer they not be aerodynamic. Wally drew 'em big n'floppy, damnit...ReplyDelete
Gotta say, that statue only looks acceptable in comparison to all the other superheroine statues out there. Taken on it's own merits, well: PowerGirl actually has realistic human anatomy for once, yes, but she's thrusting her breasts in the air for god's sake. And Huntress may have her cape covering the side of her body facing the camera, but I'd be interested to see what the other side looks like.ReplyDelete
My humble assessment would be a pair o' Ds with an uncharacteristic approach to physics for a comic superheroine.ReplyDelete
It's tough to be certain from that angle (and yes, all the white), but it looks like there's some substantial distribution on the X axis.
But yeah, the arse stands out much more.
"And Huntress may have her cape covering the side of her body facing the camera, but I'd be interested to see what the other side looks like."
Peej does look posed for a cheesecake shot... But honestly, I can't say I mind. This is a statue, after all, not a story page. (And, honestly, I LIKE superheroine cheesecake statues. If superheroine cheesecake statues went away, I would cry.)ReplyDelete
It's lovely, and I'll probably buy it. Partly because, like dave, I'm curious as to what Helena's other side looks like.
As for those manga abominations... I heard from two local merchants that they weren't selling very well, whatever that's worth.
At least they're depicted with two very different personalities. It looks a little awkward though because of the complete lack of relationship in their poses but maybe PG is just that confident about facing whatever threat has Huntress crouching for action.ReplyDelete
On second glance, with Huntress' facial expression it's obvious she's just goofing on the "ready for action" crouch, so that takes away the dissonance. I'd still like to see them interacting more, rather than occupying separate planes.ReplyDelete
"As for those manga abominations... I heard from two local merchants that they weren't selling very well, whatever that's worth."ReplyDelete
Is that feminist retaliation, or a commentary on the xenophobic nature of American comics fans as a whole?
I'd easily pick up the manga Powergirl before this statue, which is a little bland for my tastes, impressive and outstretched abs aside.