Born on the planet Thanagar, Shayera Hol joined the police force in her adolescent years and grew to become one of the planet’s fiercest warriors and most decorated officers. During an assignment, Shayera chased a criminal to Earth and became fascinated by the planet and its people. After capturing and delivering the fugitive to Thanagar, Shayera decided to return to Earth and use her experience as a force of good to bring the same level of justice to her new home as she did her old as the high-flying hero known as Hawkgirl.
Hawkgirl, was never a favorite character of mine. I never really read any of the "Hawk" titles. I always loved the design just was not interested in the books. However Hawkgirl was the main protagonist in my favorite Justice League Animated Series story arc called Star-Crossed. It centers on an attack on Earth by an army of Hawkmen. After Justice League Animated ended it was followed by Justice League Unlimited. The design of the characters stayed the same and Diamond Select Toys has made a Hawkgirl statue for their Femme Fatale line.
Hawkgirls face looks fantastic. She has the bright full lips and that overly long jaw which was a trademark from that series. Here mask looks great and is done in animated fashion to where its much longer and bigger than the comic version. Done in a bright brown and black the trademark hawk helmet rests great on her head. It's even got the bright yellow strap knobs on the sides and the straps hanging on each side. The hawk mask looks great and goes perfectly with her menacing facial expression. Her hands are curled around her upper body and behind her head as she clutches her mace. Everything here is spot on to the cartoon version
The body looks stunning as well as it's painted a bright eye-catching yellow, green, and red. Simply animated spandex style. Everything is sculpted smooth and painted bright to give it the cartoon come to life look. The small details like the yellow stripe on the boots and the vibrant white buckle on the belt really stand out. The pointed curls behind the boots are a great touch as well. Diamond Select always goes all out when it comes to an accurate likeness and Hawkgirl is no exception. You can see the base she rests on is a simple rock. Molded to give it a real look then painted a bright brown.
The side shot gives to a nice glimpse of the wing but I'll cover that in a minute. You see a perfect shot of the mace, Hawkgirls weapon of choice. Like the cartoon it's a surprisingly bright grey. It has the spikes placed through the top ball and the bottom has the strap on the side. Her hands are perfectly clutching this one on top of the other. The fingers are all sculpted individualy but still painted a bright flesh color.
The back shows the wings in full effect. Bold grey with the feather design etched in from top to bottom. Her hair is sculpted and poofed out around her shoulders and the back is as bright as the rest. I will tell you that you have to put the wings on when you open her. Once snapped in she's set. So if you plan on keeping her in the box to collect be warned that if you want to out it back in the box it will be tough. But like I say, these things are meant to be opened.
This is a very fun and bright piece to add to your collection. The femme fatale line boasts some amazing statues and Hawkgirl is no exception. She looks great next to the Justice League Unlimited Huntress statue I reviewed previously. If your a comic book or cartoon fan it's a no brainier you pick Hawkgirl up today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars
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