Helena Bertinelli was born into one of Gotham City's most prominent Mafia families. She was kidnapped as a child (aged 6) and raped by a rival mafia don purely to psychologically torture her father, and is a withdrawn girl. Her parents, Guido and Carmela, send her to a boarding school and assign a bodyguard for her protection where she learns all forms of combat. After she witnesses the mob-ordered murder of her parents at the age of 19, she crusades to put an end to the Mafia. She travels, accompanied and trained by her bodyguard Sal, before returning to Gotham to make her debut as the Huntress.
There have been many different versions of the Huntress's look. It's changed over the years in the comics. It's more stylised for her part in the Arrowverse on the CW, and a cross between the original comic version and cartoon in the Justice League Unlimited animated series. Diamond Select Toys has been making Femme Fatale statues based off their animated versions and today we will take a look at The Huntress.
Her body is done just like the cartoon as well. Dressed in her purple, black and white trimmed outfit everything is a match. I really like the purple weapon straps over the legs and arms. It gives it a more bold look that really pops out as opposed to a simply all black outfit. The same can be said about the white trim around the cape, which actually gives the statue more depth. The body is anatomically correct but in an animated way. As opposed to seeing all the muscle lines what you have is a sleek statue of a woman. The curves are all there just in that animated style. The hands look great as each finger is sculpted out showing the firm grip on the crossbow in the right hand and the casual placement of the left hand resting on the opposites bicep. It really is an exact match for the Justice League Unlimited counterpart. The cape looks amazing wrapped around her shoulders and draped down the back onto the base.
Speaking of the base it's a pretty standard one. I'm not exactly sure what it is however. It looks cool as it's so simple. It appears to be a canister or light of some type resting on a normal sidewalk piece. It's very casual to say the least. It gives the impression the the Huntress is on patrol, yet taking a break anticipating a crime about to happen. Nothing to fancy, but in this line it's all about the person not the base.
This is a great statue for fans of the animated works of the DC Universe. It has its own style that is spot on to the animation counterpart yet different enough to be in a category all it's own. It's a must own for anyone who loves DC or Superheroes in general.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars
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