Back again with another quick review. This time around, we have a statue of DC Superheroine, animal-powered Vixen. Vixen as you may well know has gained popularity of late since her character has shown up twice in the “Arrow-verse”…in the show “Arrow” and currently in DC Legends of Tomorrow (well, I guess her great-grandmother, or something like that).
I knew I had to have this statue in my collection, but every promo shot I have seen was done at a very bad angle. I did not fathom how beautiful this statue was until I opened up the box and did the photo shoot. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell who has worked with DC Collectibles before. Just a quick Google search of the sculptor brings up his previous work and just shows how talented an artist this guy is, and it shows in this statue.
First off, I don’t know if I have ever seen the Vixen characters in braids. And I have to say…I love it. It gives her more of an ethnic identity than previous incarnations which shows her with either short, wavy hair or long, wavy hair.
The outfit is a variation of what I have seen the character in before, but stays true to the source. The animal totem around the neck is also beautifully sculpted and very prominent. If you can draw yourself to look away from the piercing eyes, you notice the fine detail of the sculpting and paint application.
If I have anything negative to say, it would be the height…9″ seems way to small to truly enjoy this statue. Another three inches would have scaled this statue to a more appropriate size to properly enjoy this work of art.
All-in-all, a beautiful submission by DC Collectibles. They have one or two more in this line I wouldn’t mind getting, but going all-in would be dangerous. Keep in mind that this is a so-called “limited” set, with only 5200 made worldwide…so definitely if you can get your hands on one, I definitely recommend it.