Thursday, October 5, 2017

Minifigure Review: Supergirl (Noir Variant) from DC Comics Little Bombshells by Cryptozoic Entertainment

 Companies love to put out chase variants as, supposedly, there are collectors out there who still wan them. Foruntately the DC Comics Lil Bombshells chase variants aren't new sculpts or new characters but are just paint variants. For this line, Cryptozoic Entertainment is calling them "Noir" variants as the characters are rendered with a muted color palette and grayscale skin. To be honest, it's actually a pretty cool look that meshes well with the Bombshells aesthetic. Supergirl is the first of the chase variants I've owned simply because I never bothered seeking them out. For series 2 I preordered a case of 12 figures which netted me this 'Noir" Supergirl. Let's check her out after the break...

 The Facts:

 Height: 3 inches

Articulation: None

Accessories: Metal storage tin

Designed by: Pedro Astudillo

Sculpted by: Sam Greenwell

Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars

   As you can see, both of these figures feature the same sculpt. The standard Supergirl (left) features a bright, vibrant paint scheme while the "Noir" variant (right) has a much more subdued outfit with a grayscale complexion. The "Noir" variant is packed at 1:72, meaning one figure per every six cases. I'm pretty glad to have pulled from my case!

 *I've already reviewed the standard figure, so for all my thoughts check that review out. Here I just want to point out how impressive the grayscale paintjob looks when accented with the muted blue and red. Dare I say that this repaint actually looks a bit cooler than the original?

* Here's a closer look at the colored segments. I have to admit that the blue and red here with grey in place of the yellow is super awesome looking.
* I'll give the same spiel about the price and the container that I gave with earlier figures in this line: I don't usually talk much about price but l feel the need to mention that for around $10, these seem a couple of dollars too high for a blind-bagged series. Well, blind canned. Yeah, these actually come in little tins with removable lids. It's a cool gimmick although I imagine it's what is adding the extra few bucks to the line. The tin is quite nice, though, and looks good on display with the figure. There's even a checklist on the back. 
  If you're just trying to complete a set of characters or unique sculpts, you can definitely leave this figure to those who enjoy the chase. While I know that the other chase figure in this series is Batgirl, I just can't be bothered to hunt a chase variant on a blind bagged item (especially one packed 1:72). Of course, having Supergirl in hand, I'm impressed. This is a beautiful minifigure and one worthy of a Great and a 1/2 ranking. Yup...even better than the standard figure! The classic look and appeal just absolutely elevate this minifigure!

For Supergirl, I've also reviewed the previously mentioned Lil Bombshells standard Supergirl minifigure, the single packed DC Nano Metalfigs Supergirl and the Pack B 5-figure set, as well as the the Supergirl from the DC Super Hero Girls Action Pack six figure set!

If you're looking for other DC Comics Lil Bombshells figures, check out the following:

Batwoman (series 1.5)
Black Canary 
Harley Quinn 
Harley Quinn (series 1.5)
Poison Ivy
Wonder Woman 

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