Height: 5 1/4 inches tall (w/ base)
Medium: Metallic Resin
Non-Scalper Price: $16
* The sculpt is really quite nice. Many (although not all) of the characters in this set feature their New 52 appearances and here Batgirl is decked out in her more modern black and gold armored outfit with the purple lined cape. The armor has a ribbed texture to it and you can actually even make out a nice smirk on Barbara's face. This really is a pretty nice sculpt with clear, crisp details for something this size.
* I love the high base that Batgirl is standing on. As already mentioned, Bibs is a white knight (along with Red Robin), and if you forget that you'll be reminded by the image of the knight's familiar horse shaped piece is clearly visible on the front and the read of the base. The base has a nice brick like texture and a dark paint wash. It captures both the classic elegance of a chess and the gritty feel of Gotham.
* One of the coolest things about these releases is that every piece comes with a book. It's a magazine sized 16 page publication that features a listing of the other pieces on the team, lots of full color images of the character and information about their history and significant plot lines, and a short strategy section on using the piece in chess. It's a neat extra that really intrigues me and adds some value to the overall set. I'd love to just have the guides for the other Batman heroes and villains as these are so well done. How cool would it be if more toys included character info like this?
* My only real negative here is that the paint work is a bit messy in some places. Some of the edges around the cape and the gold accessories are a bit sloppier than I'd like. There's also a good deal of slop on the base from where her gold boots were painted.
I haven't reviewed any other chess pieces, but I've reviewed plenty of Batgirl stuff:
Ame-Comi Heroine Series by DC Collectibles
Batman: Classic TV Series by Mattel
Batman Classic TV Series Bendables by NJ Croce
Batman Dorbz by Vinyl Sugar
Chara-Covers by Huckleberry
DC Comics by Sideshow Collectibles
Batgirl Premium Format (Sideshow Exclusive)
DC Comics Bombshells by DC Collectibles
DC Comics Cover Girls by DC Collectibles
DC Comics Designer Series: Greg Capullo by DC Collectibles
DC Comics Retro Sofubi Collection by Medicom
DC Super Friends Wheelies by Fisher Price
DC Superheroes Collection by Warner Brothers
DC Superheroes Mez-Itz by Mezco
DC Universe Mystery Minis by Funko
Headstrong Heroes by Monogram Masterworks
HeroClix- Batman Series by Wizkids/ NECA
HeroClix DC 10th Anniversary by Wizkids/ NECA
Kubricks Batman by Kubricks
The New Batman Adventures Bendables by NJ Croce
Showcase Presents by DC Direct
Super Best Friends Forever by DC Collectibles
These are really cool mini-statues in their own right. I bought the Mr Freeze one - it's got a great sculpt and decent paint, but what sold it for me is the superb clear helmet dome it comes with. Really fantastic.ReplyDelete
That's really cool! I'd love to grab a few more of he Bat-family ones.Delete