Height: 11 inches with base
Accessories: Removable nameplate
Designed by: Ant Lucia
Sculpted by: Tim Miller & Karen Palinko
Edition Size: 5200 (Mine is 0093 of 5200)
Non-Scalper Price: $100-$125
* There's going to be some comparisons between this statue and the original since this is a reworking of that piece. The original statue was credited to Tim Miller while this one is credited to Miller and Karen Palinko, who I'm assuming handled the new elements. She did an excellent job here as the changes make this feel like a completely new piece. The position of the head here is so much better than on the earlier statue. It just looks better, especially with those striking oranges and blacks.
aviatrix, so it made sense for her to be wearing a parachute pack which kind of functioned as an anchoring point for her cape. Rather than a parachute pack, this version actually has a miniature coffin on her back which the cape is flowing out of. I don't care if it makes sense or not, but I love this design. It's just so cool and really helps to solidify this as a genuine Halloween themed variant piece rather than just a simple repaint.
* The sculpt of Batgirl's waist isn't any different than the standard statue but the colors just jump out more, particularly the metallic orange gloves and ribbing on her corset. Again, the orange and black color scheme just really helps to make this statue so much more appealing than the standard version!
* The boots are nicely painted with the same great color scheme: Flat orange with metallic orange highlights and black laces. They look great and everything is really neat and clean.
* Halloween Batgirl has the same "metal panel" nameplate design as every other figure in the series, but I like that consistency. The stylized Batgirl name and the little image of Ant Lucia's artwork looks perfect.
standard Batgirl, Zatanna, and Mera) only Mera has this feature, so it had to have been added in 2015. Again, it seems like more of a safety feature for better quality control, but I like it.
* It's really tough to see in this picture, but there seems to be some odd issues with the paint on Batgirl's stomach. There are some random darker spots, perhaps where the paint didn't dry properly or where something didn't mix quite right. It's not the worst thing in the world, but it's definitely there.
* Considering that so many of the other statues have started including design elements on their bases, I really think a pumpkin or two would have absolutely improved the overall presence of the statue when on display.
Prime 1 Studios has a Batgirl statue coming out next year that's nearly $1000 dollars. Mattel is also licensing the heck out of the DC Superhero Girls line and Batgirl is on pretty much everything imaginable. That's why I'm making the call to limit my Batgirl collecting to stuff that really impresses me or that presents something really unique (this Halloween Vampire Batgirl totally counts). If you notice that I'm posting fewer Batgirl reviews, it isn't that I'm any less a fan of the character; it's more that I've just reached a point where I'm having to be more selective. As you can tell, my primary love is action figures and to collect everything Batgirl right now, I'd have to cut back on those. If you're ever interested in reviewing some new Batgirl product you've picked up, let me know! I'd still like to keep growing the Virtual Batgirl Museum on here even if it becomes a community effort rather than just being my personal collection!
Keep checking back here next week for some Re-Halloween craziness! Also, make sure to check out the Toy Bloggers United contest being hosted here this month! For more 31 Days of Toy Terror, check out my Hokey Halloween Horror page for spooky fun from 2016 and years past!