DC Collectibles has been producing quality action figures and statues of the DC Universe for many years. The Women, Heroes, and Villains of the DC Universe series was a hit with sculpts modeled after art by Amanda Connor, Adam Hughes, and many others in the DC artist family. The newest addition to this fine tradition is the “New 52” style renderings of our favorite characters from the Justice League (Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg), Grifter, and even this version of Batgirl coming to life in these beautiful designs. Sculpted by James Maddox, this “New 52” Batgirl is a beautiful work of art.
The art on the box is nice but it does NO justice to the actual statue inside. On the outside of the box is the now patented DC peel back logo showing the statue coming out from behind the peel. The sides show the statue in different poses, and the back has a brief history of the character along with a glimpse of the next releases from DC Collectibles. The interior packing is a Styrofoam insert that has the bust incased but wrapped in a plastic bag as well. The Batgirl bust comes assembled and is ready for display out of the box.
This Batgirl bust impressed all of us at 3 Alarm Comics (the comic shop I work at) when we opened her up. The base is awesome; it’s rounded with a purple hue and a raised gold Bat-symbol on it. On top of the base you have Batgirl in her new armor with her cape sculpted in a flowing motion. She has a batarang in her hand, shown as if she’s about to toss it at a bad guy. The statue comes in measuring approximately 6.5” high. The detail on her facial features is amazing as well. The way the hair is flowing out from behind the cowl to her subtle yet confident smile. You even have the grips on the palm if the gloves completely visible, like I mentioned every detail were hit. I noticed no paint errors at all on this piece. This is one of many Batgirl busts made over the last few years, and it reigns in the upper-tier of my favorite busts DC’s produced recently.
This Batgirl bust retails at $65-$80 at your local comic shop. Online retailers have been offering a discounted sales rate from about $59, but after you calculate shipping it all adds up. This is a fairly good price for this item because this bust is slightly larger due to the cape dynamics and base from the previous bust released from DC Direct/Collectibles (as seen in the picture at the bottom) The prices on the mini bust and statues as of late has been consistent with little price increase (with the exception of the Swamp Thing bust that retailed at $100 due to its details and added swamp effect to the base).
I love these bust and mini statues. They give you something to display that has more detail than an action figure, and if you collect a few of them, they look fluid and amazing together. This is a great buy if you’re a Batgirl fan or just a fan of nice works of art in your collection. I, for one, am having a difficult time deciding on which version I want in the front of my display as they are all beautiful works of art, and deserve front shelf treatment. From Adam Hughes to Amanda Connor to the New 52, we can see the history of Batgirl unfold in front of us in statue form. Again pictures do these no justice go out and grab these for your shelves today!