Friday, October 11, 2019

Batman Universe Busts - BATGIRL!

Batman Universe Collector's Busts #10 - Batgirl - HeroCollector/Eaglemoss 2019

Burnside Batgirl was a really fun phase in the evolution of Batgirl. It's amazing that she's already mostly phased out after only 3.5 years. In 2011 when the DC universe rebooted into the New52 and Barbara Gordon re-assumed the mantle of Batgirl, I personally felt the comic was almost unreadable. Part of it could be that the main casuality in this shift was the amazing Stephanie Brown Batgirl (who was written out in the reboot). It would be hard for anyone to take the place of Steph, but even without that competition, the rebooted Batgirl comic was just a lackluster snoozefest. I wanted really really bad to like it, but it had no heart. The feeling must have been mutual because in a few short years (2014), Barbara was revamped into a younger, hipper, more independent Batgirl. She wore a very utilitarian version of the iconic costume and she was relocated to Burnside (essentially Brooklyn to Gotham's Manhattan). It was a breath of fresh air. And this bust is a great homage to her first cover. Let's check her out below!

If you've ever bought an Eaglemoss product before, you'll know that the paint masking is often imperfect. In all the photos above, you will see how the edges of her mask are flesh colored and her eyeliner is uneven. The photos below are after a simple retouching with a steady hand a tiny brush.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with two recent Eaglemoss busts: Catwoman and Batwoman.

Here is Batgirl with two recent Diamond Select Busts: BTAS Batgirl, and Batman 66 Batgirl.



  1. She looks amazing. I think the Batgirl of Burside outfit is the freshest new look in 20 years for any character but especially Batgirl. It's perfect.

    1. I think it's tied with Spider-Gwen for coolest new costume of 2014!

  2. I really like this bust of Batgirl. Nice retouch as well.