Saturday, June 10, 2023

Action Figure Review: Supergirl (Injustice) from DC Page Punchers by McFarlane Toys/ DC Direct


   Today I'm not reviewing a DC Multiverse figure; I'm reviewing a DC Page Punchers figure! A joint effort between McFarlane Toys and DC Direct, the DC Page Punchers figures come in sets as part of a focused series and each figure includes a full size comic book. Supergirl is part of the Injustice series, based on the video game series, and while she seemed to show up last year in pictures and maybe at some international locations, she's just been showing up in the United States within the past month or two. There have been some Injustice figures sprinkled into the DC Multiverse line but this series is all about Injustice. While there is a new version of Supergirl from the upcoming Flash movie available at retail right now, this version of Supergirl beat her to retail by a month or so. Ready to see how this version of Supergirl turned out? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 6 7/8ths inches

Articulation: Hinged toes, swivel hinged ankles, double hinged knees, swivel/hinge hips, balljointed waist, balljointed mid torso, swivel/hinge shoulders w/ ballsockets, double hinged elbows, bicep swivels, swivel/ hinge wrists, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: 4 Swappable hands, comic book, collector card, and display stand.
Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars

The Positives:

* Supergirl is decked out in her standard costume from the Injustice series and she looks pretty good. Like the Arkham series designs, Injustice has it's own design philosophy that merges a DC comic book look with the more armored, textured appearance you'd see in a fighting game. Supergirl is wearing a really detailed, armored suit with no sleeves. There are actually two shades of blue on the outfit to differentiate the different elements of the suit. I love the look, even the armored mantle for her cape and the stylized "S" logo. The gold thigh bands also break up the colors a bit. It's not a classic comic version of Kara Zor-El, but she's sporting a really cool outfit. 

* OK.... ignore the hair for a minute. Yes, with the hair she totally looks like a Karen. Supergirl wants to talk to your manager right away, mister! Her face though? She's pretty cute. Here's her in-game appearance, just for reference. Her face looks great and I like the kind of stern expression as it's more fitting for the Injustice universe. A comic Kara can be smiling and it works. The Injustice universe is hardcore, though, and there's no smiling allowed.

* Her cape is pretty nice, too. The "S" logo is printed on the back and the cape itself hangs nicely with some sculpted folds and such. 

* No, I'm not just checking out Supergirl's legs! I'm checking out those cool boots. They're really neat with straps that wrap around her leg. Do be careful if you have the chance to select your figure, as I've seen a figure or two where the straps looked bent, but I grabbed the best one and they look fine. They're really cool and unique.

* Supergirl has some very solid articulation. She's articulated the same as nearly any other DC Multiverse or DC Page Punchers figure with a nice range of motion and solid, durable construction. She even has some decent head tilt for flying poses. Not perfect, but pretty good. She's really fun to mess around with and pose in different ways. Too bad Kara doesn't come with a flight stand. 

* She does come with two sets of hands you can swap out, though. There is a grappling, kind of expressive set of hands and a set of fists for punching the bad guys lights out.

* I guess the unifying theme of the Page Punchers line is that each figure comes with an actual full-size comic book. I believe that each figure in a series comes with the same comic but more recent series like the Aquaman and the Batman: Fighting the Frozen have come with different covers for each character. Since this release seems to be a delayed figure from last year (I think Batman, Dr. Fate, and Green Arrow came out last year with Supergirl being delayed), she has the same comic as the rest. It's a cool story, though, and a cool extra. Honestly, the book is an incentive as it's fun to see these specific versions of the character you just bought in a comic. 

* Supergirl comes with a collectible card, too, though like the older Page Punchers it has the same art shared across all figures in the series. The unique bio is nice, though, with some decent information about Kara.

* I'm always glad that McFarlane includes a 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 Negatives:

* OK, so refer back to that picture of Supergirl from Injustice I shared earlier. The hair on this figure is way too thick. Like... 1990s real estate agent thick. The drybrushing doesn't do it any favors, either. Supergirl doesn't have highlights like this at all. 

* The fact that McFarlane rarely matches the color of the toe hinge peg with the rest of the foot drives me nuts. They match the colors everywhere else. Why not here? Why?
   I do like this figure, though the hair is really it's biggest downfall. That and the lack of a flight stand. Considering that we don't have a comic Supergirl yet, this isn't a bad fill in. I mean, I assume we'll get one at some point, right? I love McFarlane's DC output, but sometimes their character selection is bonkers. I mean, we don't even have a comic Harley Quinn yet or a classic Wonder Woman, so who knows? I would imagine McFarlane could surprise us, though. They did make sure to put Supergirl in The Flash movie series, though. Anyway, I like this figure, especially that cool, textured outfit. She's a Good and a 1/2 version of Supergirl and a version of the character we haven't seen before. I believe she might be coming out as part of an Injustice 3-pack soon, too, I think with Batman and Dr. Fate so if you're interested in the figures and don't care about the comic, that might be the best way to go. I don't think the figures are any different. 

   Looking for more of Kara Zor-El/ Kara Davers/ Supergirl? I've also reviewed the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Supergirl Returns, the Lil Bombshells standard Supergirl minifigure and the "Noir" Supergirl variant, the DC Multiverse TV Supergirl, the single packed DC Nano Metalfigs Supergirl and the Pack B 5-figure set, the DC Comics Icons Rebirth Supergirl, and the the Supergirl from the DC Super Hero Girls Action Pack six figure set!

For more DC Page Punchers check out the following:
Black Adam
The Flash
John Constantine


  1. Karen Gillan is absolutely not a Karen. She is just... amazing.

  2. Wasn’t the very first Harley Quinn figure we got from McFarlane a comic version?

    1. The package sourced her as Classic but, looking at her, I really think she's Batman: The Animated Series inspired. Especially the headsculpt. I'd sign up for a comic/ video game figure of Harley Quinn a month club if McFarlane would do it. But, hey, that's just me.


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