Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Retro Toy Week: DC Direct's Power Girl!

If DC Direct is still making action figures when this is posted (EDIT: Sorta.) they'll be in their fourteenth year, with a pretty substantial list of figures. But it might be hard for some of you to remember when they were the only game in town for your B or C-list characters. Case in point: from 2001's Justice Society series, Power Girl. (As always, any Amazon links are just for reference, shop around!)

This was Kara's first action figure, although it's more of a display piece than that. Mostly cut joints: neck, shoulders, upper bicep, hips; and hinged elbows. Not an amazing range, and her cape isn't removable and is a bit heavy. Still, even with the not-outrageous heels, Power Girl stands fairly well without a stand. (I'm not sure she came with one.)

Power Girl has a bit of a retro look: her haircut seems particularly dated. But she's not overly sexed up, either. DC Direct has since done (at least) three other versions of her over the years, and DC Universe Classics made a more poseable version.


Eric Stettmeier said...

I had this one. Wish I had held onto it, it was better than the DCUC version in my opinion.

Dale Bagwell said...

Yeah I agree. The DCUC one seems more like Power Girl-girl than Power Girl. Plus, you can never go wrong with the hot Wally Wood version as well.

SallyP said...

I still like this costume the best.