Height: 7 1/4 inches (including base)
Removable Components: Head (attaches via a magnet) and base.
Medium: Cold cast porcelain
Sculpted by: Irene Matar
Non-Scalper Price: $70-$80 dollars
* One of the things I love best about this statue (and there's a lot I love) is the pose. It's just very casual and fun, which absolutely fits the new take on Batgirl. That's not saying Batgirl isn't as tough as nails when she needs to be, but she's also a graduate student trying to have some fun as well. She looks confident, relaxed, and ready to get something started. Batgirl is a bit of a celebrity in trendy Burnside and this statue shows Barbara trying to exude some of the confidence needed to pull that role off.
Pay closer attention and you'll notice the buttons on her shoulder: Batgirl's cape actually buttons on to her jacket since her new outfit is designed to be able to be carried covertly and placed on quickly.
* Here's a close-up of the lovely Ms. Gordon. Her eyes sure are great, aren't they? Sculptor Irene Matar really did an excellent job, didn't she? This is just incredible. Had I received this last year, it without a doubt would have made my top 10 of 2015 list.
* One of the best things about the new Batgirl costume is that Batgirl has some footwear that I can believe she could literally kick butt in. I'm not saying that you can't fight in high heels or knee high armored boots, but these actually look comfortable and functional. I also like how they look just a bit larger than the rest of Batgirl's rather sleek costume. The sculpt looks great and the paintwork on the laces is pretty clean, too.
Statue Forum due to my curiosity about the magnetic head, some folks asked me if I possibly had a 2nd Edition statue and then educated me on what to look for, as this is my first statue in this series. This is clearly a 1st edition base, as the 2nd Edition bases swap the colors meaning the white bat is on the right and the black bat is on the left.
*My only negative with this statue is that Batgirl seems like she leans just the slightest bit to the left (and that's not a political joke). It's not noticeable at all angles, but at some angles I can't help but feel that she's leaning more to her right than she should be.
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