DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

Artist Ant Lucia’s 1940’s re-imagining of popular female heroes and villains has become one of DC Comics’ hottest properties, spawning a line of gorgeous statues, a comic book series, clothing and mugs. The only thing missing was poseable action figures. Consider that box checked.

I love the Bombshells line. Its mix of World War II pin-up style and modern rockabilly has produced some truly outstanding variants of characters such as Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Batwoman and Poison Ivy. The DC Designer Series Ant Lucia DC Bombshells action figure line (MSRP $US30 [$40] or so) takes the designs we’ve only seen in printed artwork or sculptures and turns them into fully-articulated premium 15cm action figures.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

The jump from seamless artwork to jointed plastic figure is a bit rough here. Take Harley Quinn, for example. The face here is outstanding, as is the detail on the jacket. It’s just hard to ignore the ribcage articulation point there.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

Look at the logo on the back of Harley’s jacket. No, stop looking at her odd hip joints. Look at the jacket! It’s so cool.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

The joints become much more bearable when you start posing Harley. The trade-off between the look and utility makes it all alright. I mean, at least she can stand.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

Not only can she stand, with a few swapped-out plastic hands she can hold her signature giant mallet like a damn boss.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

Posion Ivy doesn’t fair nearly as well.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

I love the hair. She has some really nice paint detail on her arms and legs. She is a very statuesque figure. She also has these:

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

It is impossible to get Poison Ivy to stand (can you spot her in the image atop the post?). Those heels are ridiculous. I am not posing her lying down to make her seem sexy. I just had no other choice.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

One up, one down, top of the third — let’s call in a pinch hitter.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

When it comes to DC Bombshells action figures, Kate Kane’s Batmwoman is in a league of her own.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

Turning Batwoman into a baseball player was a stroke of genius. And those shoes? Those are some standing shoes.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

They heard she liked bats, so they put a bat on her bat.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

The more I look at this figure, the more I like it. The glove, the ball, the colours? They have taken Batwoman beyond the other three. Home run.

Finally we have Wonder Woman, the star of the line. I love this design, but the face — this is the face of a dynamic sculpture of a woman engaged in whatever action causes this sort of elation (good early movie buzz, perhaps?). It works in some poses, but not in others.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

Now look at the full figure. See anything off?

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

What the hell is going on with this poor woman’s feet? I am surprised she can stand, even with my creative knee bending.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

I am calling magic at play. Especially since she can even stand while holding this massive ball and chain accessory.

DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

The DC Bombshells’ action figures aren’t horrible. The sculpts are for the most part great, and the paint job is superb. Most of the flaws — Ivy and Wonder Woman’s feet, the weird face — are done in order to maintain the integrity of the designs, which is the whole point of the Designer Series in the first place.

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  • Really wonder why things like this don’t come with stands like nendoroids and figma.

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