Monday, December 16, 2013
A New Batgirl Review: Batgirl from Kubricks Batman by MediCom
While the charm of some stylized brick figures is that they reuse standardized pieces and unique paint schemes to create characters, this Kubrick Batgirl has some sculpted pieces that add detail to the figure. Her head features the pointy bat ears and flowing, curly hair that help to make up her distinctive profile along with raised her cowl as a relief against her head. Her arms also feature the trademark Batsuit gauntlet spikes. The rest of the outfit it accomplished either with paint applications or extra pieces such as her cape and belt. The paint apps, including yellow details, look pretty good and everything is fairly neat and clean except for one spot on her left boot. I'm not wild about the mouth though; it looks kind of lifeless. While she has peg holes on her feet, she also has some weird holes on the tops of her feet. What are those for? I've seen them on some other Kubrick figure, too.
Batgirl doesn't have any traditional accessories but when disassembling her you can remove her cape and belt. The cape looks great and has a nice design that flares out on the sides while sweeping forward. I actually wish more of the larger Batman/ Batgirl figures had capes sculpted like this; there is a tendency to sculpt capes flowing backwards which causes figures to fall backwards. The belt has the tubes of the older styled utility belt and a raised bat emblem on the front. It easily fits over her waist piece.
I like this figure, but I'm not overwhelmed by it. Maybe it's the lifeless expression? That's got to be it. Otherwise, it's a very solid little minifigure. I'm going to go with a Good rating here. If I weren't a Batgirl collector, I probably wouldn't be too interested, but there's nothing negative here and the figure is solid, durable, and fairly well articulated. I think Kubrick made a Batgirl figure based off of her look in Batman: The Animated Series, so I'll be trying to track that one down now along with the Minimate Batgirl from the brief period of time when DC Minimates were being released. Keep checking back this week as I'm going to be reviewing something Batgirl related everyday! Some older stuff and some stuff fresh and new!