Normally I would post a little something about Elektra’s origin to start this but that is one character who has really been twisted around over the years. Long story short she was Matt Murdock’s (Daredevil) college girlfriend. She was also a highly trained assassin, learning her skills from Stick from the Chaste. She eventually became darker and joined forces with The Hand then she just went on her own as an assassin for hire. Working for the Kingpin she was hired to kill Foggy Nelson but when she realized who it was, and he was Matt’s friend she joined forces with Daredevil to take down the Kingpin. Things didn’t go her way and she was murdered by Bullseye. The Hand found her and attempted to bring her back to life but they were stopped by Daredevil and Stone. Stone was able to bring her back to life later so she could help Wolverine. I’m stopping there as depending on what you read things branch out different ways. Long story short she’s an assassin that on most occasions helps the Marvel heroes.
I’m a diehard Daredevil fan so naturally Elektra is another character I love. Her first run in the Frank Miller Daredevil comics was amazing. I liked her first stand alone mini-series as well. Hell I loved her character on the Daredevil and Defenders Netflix show. When I saw Diamond Select Toys made a Marvel Comic Book Style Elektra Resin Statue I knew it would have to go next to my other Daredevil and Elektra pieces. This one is so beautiful. I love the comic book look, and this captures it so perfectly. From head to toe this is Frank Millers creation come to life the way only Diamond Select can do.
Starting at the head you can see she is comic book style so not patterned to look like any of the actresses who have portrayed her in the past. She has her red bandanna which has wrinkles sculpted into it on with her eyebrows arched up as though she has just spotted someone she is after. The head tilts slightly to the left and in a very nice touch you can see the neck lines and muscles are protruding a bit on the right side to accentuate the head cock. Her hair is etched and done in a very deep black with a few stands flowing in the front of her neck and shoulder. It goes completely back around the right ear to show off her silver diamond erring which adds color to the top portion. Her lips are almost pouty and done in the exact same red as her bandanna and costume. Her eyes are very wide. With a heavy emphasis on black eyeshadow around them. There is even a slight touch of black between her lips as well.
Moving to the body we get that comic book look done to perfection. You can see where her muscles are throughout but the sculpting and shading give it more of a comic style hourglass figure than a real world look like some of the statues that have been done of her. The costume is spot on. Red, with shades of darker red and a hint of light black mixed in to give it shadowing. The pencil thin black outline is present around every part of her outfit. Her chest sticks out like in the comics, and you can see her abs slightly poking through the costume as well. Her black banding around the top of her waist is present as are her red tapings throughout her forearms and biceps
Her legs flow down long with the same comic style muscles etched in them. Long with larger thighs. You can see the he wrapping of her boots match the wrappings on her arms. The legs look great as they are shadowed perfectly to give it an over exaggerated yet semi real look She’s clutching her trademark Sai’s in her hands and I have to really give praise to this. Her fingers are individually sculpted and the placing is exactly how one would hold one in real life. With the side blades sticking out on the left and right end fingers and the thumb cradling the back of the handle. That’s the kind of little details that put Diamond Select ahead of the game.
From the back you can see a great shot of her hair. Dark black with certain spots that are a bit lighter to give it texture. Its all sculpted to have a wavy etched look about it as it blows to the left side. The tail of the bandanna hangs to the left while it rests on her hair. Notice how the arms are out and back causing the back muscles to arch inward. Once again a perfect example of great attention to detail. The back of the costume has the same style of darker red with touches of black shading and her back piece of the costume hangs down to cover her butt, yet leave just enough to see the bend in the right cheek. You also get another shot of how well the Sai’s are placed in her fingers as well as the crossing and slight arching of the hands.
The base is a bright green marble pillar of some kind. It has a very glossy paint job with tons of little black speckles to give it the look of real marble. There is a design in the center of what I believe is some type of Asian style mask. Its painted a dark bronze with lots of black shadowing. Her feet rest in the center with one boot firmly planted in front with the other placed behind with the arch slightly up giving an appearance of her walking. I really like the glossy pain on this base. It really is an eye catcher and help to make this piece stand out even more.
This is a must own for any collector. There were only 3000 made so you better act fast as these tend to sell out rather quickly. If you a fan of Elektra, or the Marvel Comic pieces in general it’s a definite piece you want. Go order one today.
Overall 4.5 out of 5 Stars!
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