Supergirl is one of my favorite characters since the DC Comics New 52 reboot in 2011. Some of my tried and true favorites (like Batgirl) have been a little "meh" since the switchover. But for me, the surprise standout has been Supergirl. Her book has had great artists and writers and the new costume design is my favorite of any of her numerous looks. DC Collectibles has really been doing an amazing job in the last few years. This Supergirl figure was revealed right before Toy Fair this year and she looked like perfection. She was one of my most anticipated figures of the year to be honest. But when I ran to the comic shop today to pick her up, I can't deny that I was extremely let down by yet another weird set of facial paint apps. Her eyes just looked wrong. Earth 2 Wonder Woman and Huntress had similar problems. Luckily I knew I would be able to touch her up just enough to quell my concerns. My customization shots will be at the bottom of this review. Let's check Supergirl out below!
Okay. So while the paint apps aren't the worst thing in the world, there are a few problems that stand out. First off, her eyes have a heavy line of mascara on the lower lid, with hardly any on the top. Then the eyeshadow area has no paint apps and the eyebrows blend into the skintone. And on top of that, her neutral lips make her look seasick.
Her articulation is decent, but pretty hindered by the cape. As far as I can tell, that big ab-crunch joint is for show only - mine wouldn't budge.
Supergirl comes with a Kryptonite shard which she can hold in her Left hand.
Okay. Repaint time! First of all, I used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove the majority of the excessive eyeliner. This did wonders. Then I added a pinkish eyeshadow and a similar color lip. Then I added some upper lashes with dark brown (and in the process I had to repaint the little white reflective dots on her irises). I literally spent 20 minutes and I'm really pleased with the results.
Now that I'm not focusing on her crazy eyes, I am blown away by the amazing Jonathan Mathews sculpt. She's beautiful.
Time for some Group and Comparison Shots!
Here she is with DCC Wondergirl and Power Girl.