Last week, the New Krypton Series 1 action figures were released. This series included Brainiac, Superman, Mon-El, and Superwoman!
How could I not grab this for the shrine? An action figure based on a Supergirl villain? This would have been unheard of a couple of years ago.
Moreover, it is a really beautiful figure.It really does a nice job with the Superwoman costume, the cloak hanging over her face. I also like the position she is. Many times I have a hard time finding a position for figures where both feet lie flush against the floor and the figure looks 'natural'. Here she looks poised for some diabolical action.
Here is a view from the back. The cape is nice and long with some textured folds.
Perhaps the feature I like the best about the figure is that the hood portion of the cloak is removable. It gives the doll some versatility for presentation. Also, since the hood is removable, when it is on, it seems to fall and appear more realistic than if it was a molded portion of the head.
The one real low point for the figure is the rather nondescript base you can put the figure on. A blank black disc doesn't exactly scream 'New Krypton' or even Superman.
Still, it is hard to believe that a Supergirl arch-nemesis has been immortalized in a toy. It shows just how far the character has come in the last few years. She is a relevant part of the DCU. It has been said before, but 2010 was a banner year for Supergirl.