DC Collectibles continues its Bombshells line with its latest release, Stargirl. Based off of the Geoff John’s created character, Courtney Whitmore, the new Bombshells Stargirl statue, designed by Ant Lucia and sculpted by Tim Miller, captures everything fun about the character and the overall theme of the Bombshell line. (Interesting tidbit about Stargirl: Geoff John’s based her off of his sister, also named Courtney, after she passed away in the explosion of TWA Flight 800 back in 1996. A touching gesture, for sure.)
With this statue, the devil is in the details, as they say. Or is it… it’s the little things that count? I think it’s both. Either way, both are definitely true when it comes to this Stargirl. There are lots of nice little touches on this statue, one of my favorites being her shoulder tattoo. In his previous Bombshells designs, Ant Lucia worked tattoos in one way or the other. At times, they felt a bit forced or even clichéd, depending on the statue. But on Courtney, the star tattoo works for some reason.
Her goggles are another nice touch – rose tinted goggles to be exact. An interesting choice, right? DC Collectibles could’ve went with any color (clear comes to mind). Instead, they chose the symbolic optimism behind rose tinted lens, another subtle little nod to Courtney’s personality. And they look good on her, too.
Then there’s the detailing on her boots. I’m not sure why, but her boots really caught my attention. I don’t have a foot/shoe fetish, either! I swear! The star/buckle/strap thing is just another nice touch by Lucia/Miller.
Probably the most clever part of the statue, though, is her pose. Stargirl is posed sort of sitting on her cosmic staff. What makes her stand out against the other Bombshells is that she only connects to her base with one foot, giving her the appearance that she’s just floating casually on her staff.
If I had to complain about anything, I’d say her overalls/costume has just an “ok” look. I mean, it’s not horrible by any means. And the look certainly reflects the era, so I guess I’ll just deal with it. Besides, the cuffed gloves kinda save the whole thing.
The Bombshells line continues to be über popular amongst fans (your friendly neighborhood jman included). With the Harley Quinn statue going for upwards of 300 bucks on the secondary market (I saw a vendor selling her for 400 bucks at New York Comic Con!). Now, I’m in no way saying Stargirl will ending up fetching that kind of money, I’m just saying I’m sure glad I got a hold of the Harley Quinn statue when I did.
Stargirl retails for $129.99 and is available now online or at your local comic book shop.
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