The Black Widow has always been one of my favorite supporting characters in Marvel comics. I always enjoyed when Spider-Man would team with SHIELD and she would be there to help. One of that things I really thought was so cool was that she wore these big yellow blasters around her wrist that had a look about them like really tacky costume jewelry. The Marvel Movies made them look more flash but I just didn't like it. I wanted a Black Widow statue for my collection but I only wanted the comic book version. Luckily for me the great folks at Diamond Select Toys have created one.
I can't tell you enough how much I love this one. She's presented in her classic costume. The dark blue body suit with black boots, and X belt, black gloves, and yes the amazing gold wrist blasters around her arms. Take special notice and you can see the gold zipper as well. That's the perfect touch to pop the outfit.
I'm going to start with the face. It's perfect I can't say anything else. It looks like the drawing has come to life. From the lips to the eyes to even the eye lashes this is amazing on every level. Lips, nose, cheekbones you name it. It's perfectly sculpted and painted to look like a comic book drawing.
As long as we're on the face look at this amazing detail in the hair. It's etched out so maticulously you would swear it was done strand by strand. It flows and curves perfectly around the face neck and as you see here the side, where the majority is set. The shading is breathtaking and the red, with just a hint of orange is identical to the drawings I remember from the books. It's by far one of, if not the best hair I've seen on any statue.
From the back you get yet another shot of the hair style, and you can see how she is placed on an X style base. Notice how her heels are up with tip of boots pointing down on the right leg and how the hell is up and twisted to the side on the left leg. That combined with her finger tips being placed on the base you get the perfect look of not only a stelth pose, but the impression she is ready to spring into action. I can't complement Diamond Select Toys enough when it comes to placement on their satues. The nuance about them is so beautiful they really have a 3D look and feel. You can also see her old school belt, which is the perfect shade of yellow. Her boots are a shiny black and you can see every stretch and line in the spandex style costume.
I'm holding the front up this time so you can see the impressive details of the face and shoulder. Notice how the sculpting is still done to a t and the hair, for the most part is given a brushed back blowing look. Look at the quality done on the throat and neck. That's just awsome right there. You can see the throat muscles and outlines just like in a real person when there head is tilted back a bit. I also absolutely love the colors used. The costume is a perfect match of the comics as is the coloring. The style of using a bright color with just a touch of darker shading in spots really makes this shine.
There it is the wrist weapon in all is comic book glory. Big, bold, and bright. Those are Black Widows main weapons. They have changed a bit in terms of what they are but for the most part they are James Bond style bracelets. They shoot various rockets, electric charges, the have a grappling hook, and a transmitter, everything you need when fighting crime. I love these bright yellow and thicker than the entire arm. This is the coupe de gras in my opinion. When comic readers think Black Window they remember those bright wrist weapons. I love how it's pointing straight out ready to fire. Those alone make this a must have piece for your collection.
True to the look of the books, and a simply stunning piece to display Black Widow is a must for any Marvel or statue Collector in general. Pick this up and add it to your collection now.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars (I wish I could give it 6)!
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