the most recent (and final) series of DC Comics Multiverse figures lately but I am going to take a brief detour and check out a couple figures that were released earlier this year. Starfire is from the Ninja Batman Collect & Connect series which ended up being rather difficult to get a hold of due to the poor distribution this line has suffered for the past few years. Starfire was a must buy for me, particularly because Mattel's DC Universe Classics release was pretty disappointing. This one's a lot better though and while it doesn't feature Koriand'r's classic costume, it does feature her modern costume which is really, really nice. Honestly, I'm a big fan of this look. My daughter was really into the DC Super Hero girls line which used a similar outfit, so I've wanted this look for Starfire in my preferred DC line for a few years now. I actually preordered Starfire through Amazon months ago but she finally showed up at the end of September. Let's take a look at her after the break...
Height: 6 1/2 inches
Articulation: Swivel/ hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, balljointed
hips, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/ hinge
elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Two energy effects and cape and head for Ninja Batman Collect & Connect figure.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* Starfire is a pretty nice looking figure. Like so many of Mattel's DC figures, Starfire does use a pretty standard body without too many specific details (the green gem on her chest is a sculpted part of her torso) but the paintwork handles most of the details. The paint apps are pretty neat and clean and the colors are just right. Between her bright orange skin and her silver and purple outfit, Starfire will definitely standout on your shelf.
* The headsculpt is pretty nice, too. Solid paint applications and some seriously great hair. Kori's hair is molded in translucent plastic which gives it a very dynamic look. In fact, it gets even better...
* Check out Starfire's hair the whole way down! Great sculpt, great coloring, and pretty good balance really works out here. Seriously, her hair looks awesome.
* Mattel has improved the articulation over the past couple of years on this line and Starfire takes full advantage of the new body. It looks great and moves pretty well, particularly due to the double hinged knees and balljointed hips with a wider range of motion.
* Starfire includes two starbolts, which remind me a lot of the energy effects from the Marvel Legends line, but these are actually molded from a very flexible plastic that makes them nice and pliable. They work great with no fear of plastic breakage and they look fantastic on Starfire's wrists. Seriously, she's a very cool, very colorful figure in person.
* I really liked Batman: Ninja but it was kind of an odd choice for Mattel to make that version of the Caped Crusader a build-a-figure for the DC Multiverse line. Starfire comes with the cape and head for Ninja Batman and while I may not be planning to build the figure, I presume I can always trade the parts off or sell it. Adding in the Collect & Connect parts is always a plus, still.
* My only complaint with Starfire's articulation is that her elbows have a very limited range of motion. Seriously, not even 90 degrees. That's kind of lame, right?
For more of, Starfire I've reviewed the DC Collectibles Starfire from the Red Hood and the Outlaws line, the DC Super Hero Girls Starfire, and Starfire from the Teen Titans Go! To the Movies line.
For more DC Comics Multiverse figures, check out the following:
Batgirl (The Batgirl of Burnside)
Batman (Batman: Reborn)
Batman (Batman: Zero Year)
Batman (DC Rebirth)
Batwing (DC Rebirth)
Batwoman (DC Rebirth)
Clayface (Collect & Connect Figure)
Damian Wayne Robin (Robin War)
Doctor Psycho (Collect & Connect figure)
Duke Thomas (We Are Robin)
Earth 23 Superman
The Flash: From Page to Screen
Harley Quinn (Detective Comics)
Jessica Cruz (DC Rebirth)
Jim Gordon Batman (Batman: Superheavy)
The Joker (Batman: Endgame)
Katana (DC Rebirth)
KGBeast (DC Rebirth)
King Shark (Collect & Connect Figure)
The Reaper (Batman: Year Two)
Red Hood (DC Rebirth)
Red Robin (DC Rebirth)
Rookie (Collect & Connect figure)
Spoiler (Detective Comics)
Superman (DC Rebirth)
Two-Face (All-Star Batman)
Wonder Girl (Teen Titans)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Armored Batman (The Dark Knight Returns)
Batman & Superman (The Dark Knight Returns)
The Flash & The Atom (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
The Joker (The Dark Knight Returns)
Mutant Leader (The Dark Knight Returns)
Robin (The Dark Knight Returns)
Son of Batman
Batman v. Superman
Batman's Grapnel Blaster (Collect & Connect accessory)
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)
Aquaman (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Batman (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
Cyborg (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
Mother Boxes (Collect & Connect Accessory)
Steppenwolf (Collect & Connect Figure)
Harley Quinn (6 inch)
Harley Quinn (12 inch)
Harley Quinn (Gold Dress)
Harley Quinn (Toys R Us Exclusive)
The Joker (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Supergirl TV Series
Diana of Themyscira
Wonder Woman (Toys 'R Us exclusive)
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