Sunday, July 23, 2006

New Supergirl Figure


Wow, the collective, simultaneous laughter of all of Comics Fandom was a strong enough hint. Looks like an improvement. You could fit organs there!



Found via Kara Lives.

26 comments:

  1. Eyes are also less creepy.

    --
    James Moar

    ReplyDelete
  2. "You could fit organs in there" is just begging for a double-entendre.

    But I'm not going to be the one who makes it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ignorant question, but what did it look like before?

    ReplyDelete
  4. But I'm not going to be the one who makes it.

    That's evil Superman's job these days.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh dear, I just followed the "laughter" link. Ouch!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yay for a longer skirt as well-- no more dangling crotch!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm just amazed to see someone else using that "cheerleader 'look at my crotch' joke" from Mystery Science Theater 3000.

    But yeah. Supergirl <> Paris Hilton. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  8. There is still something very wrong with that neck

    ReplyDelete
  9. Okay, she may look human now, but isn't she supposed to be a teenager?

    ReplyDelete
  10. "Okay, she may look human now, but isn't she supposed to be a teenager?"

    She looks like Joan Rivers.

    ReplyDelete
  11. "I'm just amazed to see someone else using that "cheerleader 'look at my crotch' joke" from Mystery Science Theater 3000."

    I'm amazed to see someone else recognize it!

    As for the original Supergirl figure--my goodness. She looks like she hails from a world with two thirds the gravity of Earth.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ugh, the doll/figure is ugly. Just a terrible looking toy.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Her face [i]really[/i] does look like Joan Rivers. They even got the nose job right. Otherwise, it's not too bad. Costume issues asside.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Like I said at "Kara Lives" (thx for the link), it's not made as if strength and femininity are mutually exclusive.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Like I said at "Kara Lives" (thx for the link), it's not made as if strength and femininity are mutually exclusive.

    I like it.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Now that they put those clothes on a 'hunam' looking figure, the outfit really really stinks!

    ReplyDelete
  17. And she doesn't look like she's got male genitalia. Which I feel is an improvement, although judging by the spam in my inbox, some will disagree.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Am I missing something? Since when is it hard to make a youthful-faced doll? Seriously. Its not like Teen Skipper or a My Scene doll wouldn't be a MASSIVE upgrade here.

    You know its messed up when a Barbie is a comparative beacon of realism.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ouch.

    Good point, anonymous. She does look like she's pushin' forty.

    For someone named Supergirl, that's probably not a good thing.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I don't know, judging by the action figure standards I grew up with, she's okay. I don't think I've ever seen them manage a teenager's face. At leat here they managed a Kryptonian female form.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Better, but that costume is still ass.

    ReplyDelete
  22. She's kind of got a bulldog things going on with her arms there. As if proud of her new shorter torso.

    ReplyDelete
  23. ::squinty:: She's too ripped. Wondy and PG are believeable with the muscles; of course, they work out *more* to be even stronger.

    Kara's been sleeping on a couch for years. She should have average muscle tone.

    Kris

    ReplyDelete
  24. And again I ask - why in your estimation is it okay to focus on Kara's stomach setting unrealistic expectations, but not Power Girl's breasts? Do you honestly not see THAT THEY'RE THEY SAME PROBLEM?

    ReplyDelete
  25. They're not the same problem, Samantha. Feeling inadequate with regards to breast size is a shame, yes.

    That so many women feel the need to get breast implants to suit some external ideal. That's really awful.

    But breast implants have a very small risk factor.

    Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia kill. Often. And when they don't, there's very often permanent damage. Recovering anorexics and bulimics are very likely to have health problems for the rest of their lives.

    Not to mention that Power Girl's chest is NOT terribly exaggerated. She's a D cup. So are a LOT of women. And they're perfectly healthy.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Samantha -- And I can't see how you don't understand that they are the fault of the ARTIST and not the Character.

    The Power Girl post I called out were people who trashed her for being uniformly big-busted, no matter the artist, and used that as a reason not to like her.

    Here, I am looking at the composition of an action figure, not the character design itself. The critique is aimed at the artist, not the character.

    ReplyDelete