Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Classic Marvel Character Series - MARVEL GIRL!

Dark Horse Deluxe Presents - The X-Men #3 - Marvel Girl - Dark Horse 2013

There's nothing I love more than a good retro collectible. No matter what the era, I love classic character designs. These are often simplistic in nature, but hearken back to a time when comics were drawn quickly and more attention was paid to character development than to realistic costume details. On the flipside, I often correlate more detailed (modern) design to weaker storytelling. So, yeah, that explains my retro obsessions in a nutshell. What makes retro toys even better is when the product itself is also a retro throwback. In the case of these Dark Horse Statues, they are in the style of old Syroco figurines from the 30s and 40s. Marvel Girl is one of the earliest (and longest-lasting) female characters in the Marvel Universe. This classic costume only lasted for about 4 years before she donned her yellow miniskirt look (which is a look I also love), but this original will always be iconic to me. I only wish there was more merchandise featuring it. Let's check out Marvel Girl below!

These statues always come in small brightly colored tins with great graphics.

The only items inside the tin box are the figurine (in a black foam tray with molded plastic holding it in place), a button, and a small black and white booklet. Sometimes the booklet is several pages long. In this case, it was just a paper folded in half.

The Classic Comic Character statue series from Dark Horse Comics is a throwback to the very collectible Syroco statues released as premiums in the 1940s and 50s.

Time for a Comparison Pic!


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