Monday, August 24, 2020


Blackest Night Action Figure Box Set– Star Sapphire Fatality – DC Direct 2011

This is a figure that I have coveted for a long time. When this box set was originally released I was very squeamish about about scantily clad superheros. I still have guilty pangs like I'm supporting some toxic objectification of women by purchasing things like this. But I've grown since then and embraced a more fluid perception of body positivity (although I still think these outfits were likely designed my men with dubious intentions). A few years after the Blackest Night storyline, I picked up the Carol Ferris Star Sapphire and really fell in love with its sculpt and overall presence. Knowing that this Fatality figure shared the same body made me want her even more. But I was faced with the age old problem of high eBay prices and really sloppy paintjobs. It took many years, but I finally found it in a store last week. Getting her inspired me to gather all my Star Sapphire collectibles together for the first time. (They look great and I'm going to display them as a group now!) Let's check out Fatality below!

This figure has a lot of paint masking problems. The pink parts of her outfit clearly have a white undercoat which you can see peeking out all over her edges. At one point I got frustrated and mixed a pearlized pink paint to touch it up. 

Fatality is really not poseable. Her legs are positioned in such a way that there is only one practical stance. The only real posing variation is raising and lowering her left arm.

This photo below is the only one I have from after the touch-up session where I fixed all the pink edges.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Fatality with the 2008 Star Sapphire. They share the same body.

And here she is with her companions from the box set: Black Lantern Blue Beetle, Hal Jordan in a Blue and Green Lantern form, and Indigo Munnk.

And here she is with the 2002 Fatality figure (also sculpted by James Shoop).


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