I think one of the hardest aspects to portray in an action figure is youth. It never seems to come across quite right. More often than not these figures feature inaccurately scaled-down adult features. It's not just the toy design either; youthful characters in comics are often cringe-worthy. 2005's All Star Batman and Robin: The Boy Wonder was the long-awaited return of Jim Lee to the Bat Universe since his wildly successful Batman: Hush run in 2002. The new series was written by the infamous Frank Miller. Miller's rather warped sense of these characters became a point of ridicule across the internet; Batman cursing at Robin, Wonder Woman as a man-hating tyrant, and Batgirl as a silly ineffective hero (with lots of vulgarities thrown at her.. so much so that DC officially redacted the words on the pages. Jim Lee actually did a great job portraying this version the character, as did sculptor Karen Palinko, but this version of the character on her own is just underwhelming (In my humble opinion). Let's check her out below!
The details are a little silly. She's covered with dangly trinkets, her costume seams are printed in an awkwardly bold blue, and her body proportions just seem unnatural.
Here are some images from the comics. I this she looks pretty cool. Jim Lee can work miracles, even with a poor design.
Time for a Comparison Pic!