Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Action Figure Review: Donna Troy (Titans) from DC Multiverse by McFarlane Toys


   If there's a character with a more complicated series of backstories and origins than Donna Troy, I'd love to know who they are! OK, yeah, I'm sure there is, but Donna Troy definitely had has multiple conflicting and utterly bizarre origins. Since this series of DC Multiverse figures is based on the Rebirth era Titans, this version of Donna Troy was created out of clay to be a weapon intent on killing Wonder Woman. She was given false memories by the Amazons, however, so she at least believed she had a fairly normal childhood. Well, as normal of a childhood as one could have being an orphan adopted by Wonder Woman. Donna is still around, though, and she's still quite a powerhouse and a skilled Amazon warrior. You'll also have to pick her up if you're wanting to pick up the massive Beast Boy figure from this series. Ready for a look Donna Troy? Then join me after the break...


The Facts:

Height: 7 1/4ths inches

Articulation: Hinged toes, double swivel hinged ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, balljointed waist, balljointed mid torso, swivel/hinge shoulders w/ ballsockets, bicep swivels, double hinged elbows, swivel/ hinge wrists, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Sword, 2 arms for the Beast Boy build-a-figure, collector card, and display stand.
Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars

The Positives:

* Donna Troy is sporting her Rebirth outfit though McFarlane Toys has changed it up a bit, kind of like they did with Arsenal. They've added more grey to her suit, which I like quite a bit. It's kind of an improvement and makes her outfit more visually interesting. Donna certainly isn't small; she's rather tall and quite muscular, clad in a suit with lots of armored elements, though nothing too extreme. Her shoulder pad are a separate piece over his shoulders and they move with her shoulder articulation. She's also sporting an Amazon necklace and some Amazon gauntlets.

* I'm kind of half and half on Donna Troy's portrait. Overall, I think it's a solid sculpt, capturing her with a stern and battle ready expression. Her hair is really nicely sculpted too; there's plenty of detail and identifiable strands as well as a purple highlight to bring out the detail. 

* The stars on the sides of her costume look fabulous. They're sculpted elements with their own unique texture and they really add something to Donna's appearance. It's a nice nod to her classic costumes but it still fits in really well with this outfit. 

* Donna Troy is superhuman and ready for battle, so it's fortunate that she's ready for anything that the villains can throw at her. She's as well articulated as nearly any other DC Multiverse figure with a great range of motion in her joins and a durable build. The only area of any issue is the range of motion on her head since her hair tends to get in the way. Otherwise, Donna can move and throw down with the best of them. 

* Donna's sword is pretty sweet looking. It's your average Amazonian magical sword, sure, but it has a great sculpt. No paint applications, though. It's fairly solid feeling with a nice point on the blade and a pretty sharp looking pommel. 

*  As always, McFarlane Toys includes a display stand with each of their releases these days. It's just a simple disc stand with the DC logo on it but it works well and keeps the figure standing upright in most poses. 

* The included card is pretty cool, featuring a pretty nice image of Donna Troy. There's a bio on the back as well.

* Donna comes with both of Beast Boy's arms, but not his hands. Those come with Nightwing! Beast Boy is a really cool build-a-figure with some serious heft to him, so it's pretty neat that you only need to pick up four figures to complete him. 

The Negatives:

* Here's a close-up of Donna's face to show off, what I believe, is makeup that is too dark. It makes her look more like a villain here and just seems a bit off to me. 

* Much of Donna's armor like her gauntlets, her shoulder pads, and her boots, along with her sword, are molded in a light gray plastic. It really would have been much nicer if she had all of these elements painted or molded in a plastic that was silver with more of a metal look to it. It's weird seeing how dull her gauntlets and sword look. 
   Donna Troy has some really impressive elements to her like a fantastic sculpt, very solid articulation, a cool sword, and some excellent detail in her hair. She's also toting Beast Boy's arms, so if you're looking to build the figure she's a must. Unfortunately, she suffers from having so much unpainted light gray plastic. It makes what could have been an amazing looking figure kind of dull and unimpressive. Factor in the headsculpt that kind of reminds me of Jerry's girlfriend from "The Strike" (sometimes she's a looker and sometimes she's not!) and Donna is a weaker entry in this series. If she'd just had a more silver looking plastic for her armored bits and for her sword, she would have been really striking. She's a Good figure; certainly not a bad figure, but really pretty average. Unless you're a huge fan of the character, odds are that you're picking her up more for the Beast Boy arms than for Donna Troy herself. 

This is actually the first figure of Donna Troy I've reviewed in any form, whether going by her own name, as Wonder Girl, or as Wonder Woman. For more DC Multiverse reviews check out the following:
Harley Quinn (The Suicide Squad)
The Joker (Infinite Frontier)
Kalibak (The Darkseid War)
Man-Bat (DC Rebirth)
Mister Freeze (Victor Fries)
Nekron (Blackest Night)
The Riddler (Arkham City)
Scarecrow (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
The Signal Duke Thomas
Two-Face (The Dark Knight Trilogy)

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