Thursday, May 27, 2021

Watchmen - MARIONETTE!

Watchmen: Doomsday Clock - Marionette & Comedian - DC Collectibles 2018

Doomsday Clock is a 12-issue sequel to the Watchmen published in 2017-2019. I personally haven't read this story, but I'm certain that I eventually will. Without knowing much about the plot at all, just a glance at the covers lets you know that this story crosses into the main DC Universe - Superman, Batman, Lex Luthor, and Joker are on full display. But despite that crossover intrigue, I found the new characters of Mime and Marionette to be the most appealing draw. Mime (Marcos Maez) and Marionette (Erika Manson) are a criminal husband and wife team. Thematic to their names, Mime seems to be able to conjure invisible weapons, and Marionette wields wire. They remind me of comic versions of Bonnie and Clyde or Mickey and Mallory Knox. When I first saw these action figures, they didn't really appeal to me. I thought they looked a little stiff and awkward. But, typical of me, three years later I became obsessed with getting her. Better late than never. Let's check out Marionette below!

One of the things that inspired me to pick up this figure is when I realized that she shares the same general body construction as the DC Bombshells figures, which I was also hesitant to buy, but ended up loving. The super tiny waist and large legs look odd in a straight-forward view, but once you start posing her she look great.

I'm usually never a fan of soft-goods leggings on action figures. But Marionette's tights are made from a finely-woven and stretchy material that I don't mind. And while the stitching is definitely noticeable, it's not the garish seam that you see on other figures.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Marionette with her pack-mate, The Comedian.

And here she is with the Bombshells Poison Ivy
Both are sculpted by Paul Harding and have a lot of aesthetic and construction similarities.


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