Sculpting - ***1/2
The sculpt work on this is extremely nice, perhaps as nice as the much
more expensive WB animated maquettes. Let's face it, the animated
style isn't as hard to capture, but they've done a very nice job.
The face sculpt is particularly good, and the flow of the
hair works great.
Paint - ***1/2
These are obviously hand painted, at least all the details, but it's very
Particularly important is the
consistency of the black and the skin colors. Often, there are light
or dark areas, or uneven coverage with colors like these on large
areas. That's not the case here, and that is extremely important.
The face work is also good,
with great paint ops on the eyes and earrings. A couple of the lines
are a little uneven - the hair line around the neck and shoulders, and the
uniform lines around the legs - but overall the paint work is great.
Quality - **1/2
The heft of this statue is a little light, and part of that is the fault
of the design. It's not a major issue of course, but be very careful
handling her - breaking her off at the knees would be extremely easy.
Design - ***
The design and pose of the statue are pretty good. She's not
completely static, with the one arm posed on her hip, and one leg slightly
tilted, but she still fits nicely into the standard maquette style.
Her right hand is also
slightly open, perfect for a lasso - go to the local fabric store and pick
up some gold, decorative rope.
Value - ***
At about $75, these are a decent value. Comparing them to the
$125-$150 WB statues, they stack up nicely, although they are much
smaller. You can see a shot below with the WB Robin next to WW.
Overall - ***
I'm very happy with this maquette, and I'm glad that DC Direct is
putting these out. I've already got a nice spot on the shelf for all
seven, and I'm really looking forward to the next release.