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Wonder Woman DC Bombshells statue by DC Collectibles


The DC Bombshells started off with a bang with the Supergirl release, and they have followed it up quickly with Wonder Woman and Poison Ivy. I'm covering Wonder Woman tonight, with sweet Ivy coming very soon.

These have gone back to the limited edition concept, with each one having a 5200 piece run. If you don't think that's particularly limited, you're not alone. There's no Certificate of Authenticity, but the edition size and numbering is printed on the bottom of the statue.

These are running about $100 each, a few bucks more depending on the retailer. There's two more already up for pre-order - Batgirl and Harley.

Packaging - ***
The box is pretty standard stuff, and the interior trays keep the statue and separate base safe and sound.

As I mentioned, there's no COA but the edition size and number are printed on the bottom of the base. However, the numbering is NOT on the bottom of the box (a common practice). That means you won't know what number you received until you open it up.
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Wonder Woman DC Bombshells statue by DC Collectibles
Wonder Woman DC Bombshells statue by DC Collectibles
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Wonder Woman DC Bombshells statue by DC Collectibles
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Wonder Woman DC Bombshells statue by DC Collectibles
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Wonder Woman DC Bombshells statue by DC Collectibles
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Sculpting - ***
I really love the overall design strategy with this series. The 40's and 50's pin-up style of artwork is a true classic, and applying it to the super heroine family of characters makes complete sense. But this specific statue has a couple issues that bug me.

I love the head sculpt, especially the detailing in the hair and the sexy eyes. The pose is good too, in some ways similar to the Supergirl with the widespread arms, but very powerful as well. The whole look has a very Rosey the Riveter vibe to it.

But I'm really not digging the cankle boots, which aren't particularly sexy. There's also something odd about the legs...there's something almost cartoony about the musculature and form. It's like the upper body is 40's pin-up art, and the bottom half is Betty Boop.

My final nit is with the shape of the head itself. It looks perfect in the photo on the box, but in person seems a bit more squished top to bottom. That may have been a manufactuing issue, or perhaps the hair was widened out too much.

These lovely ladies stand about 10 inches tall without the cool, industrial style base. The base looks very aeronautic, and the artwork would be perfect on the tail of a WWII bomber.

Paint - ****
The paint work on these is much improved, way better than what we've seen with other recent statue releases from DC Collectibles.

They've improved across the board - color consistency, finish consistency, edges, small details, bleed - everything is much better, and makes these really pop on the shelf, even under close inspection. I'm going to be nominating one of these for the Eddie Wires award this year, no doubt about it.

Value - **
At $100 or a few bucks more, these are at least $20 more than the current crop of Cover Girls statues, and the spread is even greater if you compare them to the Batman Black and White series. While they have upped their game with these, especially on the paint ops, and gone back to the 'limited' concept, that's still a tough pill to swallow.

Things to Watch Out For -
The fit between the feet and the stand is very tight - be very careful slipping the metal posts into the base. Both pegs need to slide in pretty much simultaneously.

Overall - ***
I'm really liking this series, and it's a welcome replacement for the Cover Girls. While the style of these is a little different than the early Adam Hughes designs, the general feel is close enough that they can easily share shelf space.

So where's my Catwoman!

Score Recap:
Packaging - ***
Sculpting - ***
Paint - ****
Value - **
Overall - ***

Where to Buy -
Online options include these site sponsors:

- Mike's Comics N Stuff is at the reasonable $100.

- Big Bad Toy Store comes in at just $100.

- Fanboy Collectibles is also just $100.

- Urban Collector comes in at $103.

- Entertainment Earth is at $105.

- Alter Ego Comics is at $107.

- Things From Another World is at $112.

- or you can search ebay for a deal.

Related Links -
I just recently reviewed the first statue in this series - Supergirl - and I'll be covering Poison Ivy very soon.

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