Packaging - **
I was a little nicer to the Spider-man on this count than I should have
been. It is just a plain cardboard box after all. It did keep
Psylocke nice and safe though, and I had no trouble with breakage.
The low packaging score isn't going to hurt this statue though - it's one of
the ways they keep the price down, and I'm not going to complain about that!
Sculpting - ***
The sculpt isn't bad, certainly not in terms of detail or proportion.
The scale is on target as well, a little better than Spider-man, who seemed a
tad small for a 12" scale.
I'm not thrilled with the design though. She's looking back over her
left shoulder, way back. But the base is designed to display her with her
body facing forward. You can see very little of her face that way, and the
pose in combination with the design of the base just doesn't work.
Speaking of the base, it's angled as well. Psylocke looks like she's
leaning forward, and should have had a little more backward bend in her stance
to straighten her out. The base has a great design though, and excellent
The style of sculpt is a little rougher than some folks may like, but it's
not because it's a poor sculpt - it's just the style. There's detail where
there should be detail, and her hair and face are particularly nice.
Paint - ***
My Spider-man didn't have the issues others saw. But this time, I see
some problems on Psylocke. It isn't terrible - particularly for the price
- but it would be great if they could get a little cleaner.
The two major colors of her skin and uniform are very different. This
makes for great contrast, but also makes it tough to hide sloppy lines.
That's the problem for many of the small areas, particularly around the arm and
leg bands. Again, it's not terrible, but they need to get it a little
cleaner to get more than three stars.
There's also some issues around consistency across the dark color of the
The paint ops on the face are excellent however, and her eyes and lips look
Accessories - ***
A statue with accessories? Okay, technically it's not an accessory,
but the blade of her sword is a separate piece. It fits nicely in the
hilt, but mine was a little bent coming out of the package. I didn't want
to go overboard trying to straighten it, lest I break it.
Quality - ***1/2
Overall, the quality is very solid. There's nice heft to the piece, and
even the small details are sturdy. Don't throw it at the cat though.
Value - ***1/2
Statues of this size and quality go for at least twice what these are
selling for. You're going to see that reflected in the prices that become
the norm on Ebay. If you're interested in these, better to buy them early
from the club than pay more later on.
Overall - ***
I didn't score Psylocke quite as high as Spider-man, and that was due mostly
to the design. The pose doesn't due much for me, and I think the upcoming
Nightcrawler has a superior style. Add to that my less than extreme
interest in the character, and this statue leaves me a tad colder than the
others. But if Psylocke is your thing, you don't want to pass this up.