Height: 6 1/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, H-hinged hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: 2 piece crossbow
Original Retail Price: $16-$18 dollars
* I don't usually talk about the packaging much but I really do want to point out the beautiful painted rendering of Huntress on this packaging. Heck, not only does she get a great graphic image but she gets a pretty decent bio and the package is resealable. If anyone knows the artists responsible for these, please let me know! This is just much nicer than what we typically see on toy packaging these days.
* One of the best things about Huntress is that unlike many figures in Mattel's DC Superheroes/Universe Classics/All Stars/ Signature Collection family, Huntress features quite a few new parts. Besides her cool belt, she has unique biceps and thighs with little pouches attached and some pretty impressive gloves and boots. Mattel didn't skimp on giving her some unique detail to set her apart from the pack.
* I really like Huntress' headsculpt. It took me a bit to get past the armored guards on the side of her face, but they are well executed and are not just painted on: These are actual sculpted details! The paint work is pretty impressive overall as well. Heck, even the white lines over the black outfit are pretty neat and clean.
* From the back Huntress still looks pretty sharp. Her long, flowing black hair is sculpted quite nicely with a but of motion to it and her cape has some folds in it so that it doesn't appear like a static piece. You can really imagine that this thing has a bit of a breeze blowing through it. It's not incredibly severe or drastic, but just enough as to where it makes the figure seem a bit more dynamic.
*If you've ever held any of Mattel's DC Universe Classics female figures, you probably have a pretty good idea of what to expect here. While that holds true, I have a problem with Huntress that I haven't had with any other Mattel DC figure: The swivel aspect of her "H-hinged" legs doesn't want to turn. It seems like the peg might be bending, rather than turning. That's a big warning sign and I'm going to just leave her legs in one pose from here on out!
* While I do love all of the cool unique detail on the figure, I really wish that Helena's pistol had been an actual removable accessory. This would have actually added quite a bit more to the figure. Even though this figure was released in 2013, permanently sculpted pistols were still a thing of the past at that point.
Mattel did a pretty decent job with Huntress. Seriously, she has way more new parts than most other figures in this line! While I'm not wild about her crossbow or the fact that she has a non-removable sidearm, I really can't overlook the problems I'm having with her "H-hinged" hips. Something like that is a pretty big QC issue, particular when this is a figure I can't just return. In the end, that hurts Huntres and she ends up with a less than enthusiastic Eh and a 1/2 score. She still looks good on display though, which is important since that's about all she can do now.Ra's Al Ghul