14 Nov, 2011
DC Direct Zatanna maquette review
Posted by: Dr_Teng In: Statues
Another classic review, still got about a dozen of these to drop on you guys! A newer review at the end of the week.
I’ve reviewed a few of the maquettes in this line, the Supergirl and the Harley Quinn. The DC Direct Zatanna maquette seems to go for the highest prices in the line, I’m not sure whether that’s due to wider appeal or a lower edition size. Let’s see if this little lady fares better than the others!
Quick Buying Options : Sold out years ago, your only options are forums and Ebay.
Straight up, I’m not a fan of the design. While the idea of popping out of a box and getting handcuffs off in a cute pose is a good concept, it suffers in the execution. Her face isn’t nearly as cute as it looks in the Batman animated series, and since that’s a central focus, it’s somewhat offputting. The pose should be better. It’s not bad, but it looks awkward from a fair few angles and isn’t that great looking even from the front. Considering that’s the angle it’s supposed to be viewed at, it was a little disappointing. The treasure chest is nice. On the other hand, something about her actual chest looks a little strange, at least in picture form.
The paint on this is fine. It’s not excellent, but it does a good job of showing off the animated style and it looks nice on the treasure chest. Could it have been improved on the face and fixed some of my issues with it? I’m sure it could have.
3/5. Good idea, lackluster execution. The high price doesn’t help any.
Buying Options : Sold out years ago, your only options are forums and Ebay.