Sunday, September 25, 2016

Minifigure Review: Hawkgirl from DC Comics Lil Bombshells by Cryptozoic Entertainment

 It's time for another review of one of Cryptozoic's DC Comics Lil Bombshells and today it's Hawkgirl! The first time I found these figures my first two choices were Batwoman and Hawkgirl. Someone at the store I purchased had opened all of the cans (there is only a flimsy piece of shrink wrap holding them on) and so I was able to actually select who I purchased. That worked out because had these been truly random I just wouldn't have bought any. I'm OK with the blind bag concept so long as it's not truly random. If I can feel the bag and have a pretty good shot of knowing which figure I'm getting or if there is a code system in place (like the Imaginext Collectible Figures). If it's like this, though, where each figure costs $10 bucks and comes in a metal tin so you can't feel for the figure you want? Absolutely not. I'm glad someone did the dirty work so I could give over my hard earned money with confidence. Anyways, enough blind bag rants: Let's look at toys! More fun after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 3 inches

Articulation: None

Accessories: Metal display tin

Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars

 * Hawkgirl is probably my favorite of the actual Bombshells statues because of both her cool pose and the presence of the bubblegum bubble she's blowing. While this minifigure neither has her hovering or blowing a bubble, she does look pretty cool standing with her hands on the controls of her jetpack. Again, I think Ant Lucia did a great job of capturing familiar elements of Hawkgirl's outfit and powers and translating them into the 1940s setting of Bombshells.

 * Hawkgirl's helmet and jetpack are a really cool way of paying homage to her Nth metal wings. The sculpting is really nice on these figures and, like with Batwoman, the paintwork is excellent. These are some really nicely detailed 3-inch figures.
 *  I don't usually talk much about price when it comes to toys. I do want to mention here, though, that these seem to be around $10 which seems a couple of dollars too high, especially 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.

 While I would have loved for Cryptozoic to try and replicate the bubblegum bubble of the statue, Hawkgirl is still one of my favorite Lil Bombshells. I still like Batwoman the best but Hawkgirl is a close second. The jetpack and helmet are very inspired and the green and yellow costume with just a bit of red looks incredible. She gets a Great and a 1/2 rating from me.

I don't actually own any other Hawkgirl figures. I'm reviewing my way through the Lil Bombshells series, so keep checking back every day for more reviews from this line.

1 comment:

  1. You can think of the flight suit arms as wing extensions as well. :)


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