Supergirl. You know her as Kara Zor-El, Clark Kent’s cousin, and now as the latest hit figure from the McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse lineup. She’s here, and for many DC toy collectors, she’s a relief to see on shelves.
In my opinion, the DC Multiverse toys are split into (at least) three sections. Main comic book continuity characters, elseworld characters, and DCEU movie characters. Depending on the design, some characters can fit into multiple sections, but more often than not, they are siloed into one of those three categories.
I mention this because technically, this isn’t the first Supergirl in the DC Multiverse lineup, however, with the previous figure having a more realistic look for The Flash film, that figure–while awesome–didn’t aesthetically fit next to toys that have a more comic book aesthetic.
Luckily, McFarlane Toys has released Supergirl in standard and platinum styles (both Rebirth designs) and both will look great for those making their Super Family or Justice League toy shelves.
This review is primarily on the standard Supergirl. The platinum has a darker tone of blue, but overall the figure is the same.
The box is slightly larger than standard figures since it fits Supergirl, a flight stand, and a standard DC Multiverse toy stand. Unfortunately, there are no extra accessories and no extra hands for different poses.
Taking the figure out of the box, there’s a few aspects that negatively impact this product. The first of which is on the cape and the skirt. The choice to go cloth for the cape is nice, but the fabric doesn’t have a prestige feel and without wires just falls flat. The skirt is bulky and while I suspect it’s to help for any poses, it can look a little weird at times. The legs are reuses from the Knightfall Catwoman and despite clear boot lines, the choice was to make the legs completely red.
While these are minor issues, I will stress the toy is still a great addition for collectors and when you put Supergirl next to other DC Multiverse figures she is a nice inclusion–especially considering there are (currently) few McFarlane Toys for DC that are women.
In terms of poses, she has one set of hands, but the fist designs can be for power stances, flight, and punching–so mileage can be extended well enough. Overall, this is a solid toy and there are a range of poses that look cool.
For those wondering whether or not to pick this up, it’s worth tracking down–although I do like the darker blue of the platinum figure as opposed to the standard that I have. This toy is a respectable version of the beloved character and overall looks great.
McFarlane Toys expanding the line past characters that are men is a sigh of relief and now that Batwoman has been released (link), and with comic accurate Wonder Woman on her way, DC Multiverse toy shelves are definitely going to better represent the heroes (and villains) from all over the DC Universe.
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