Batwoman the comic book character, and Batwoman the TV character are slightly different origin wise. So as this statue represents the television version I’ll stick with the TV Synopsis.
Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair, and it's under the watch of Jacob Kane and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. When the Alice in Wonderland gang targets the firm, Kane's daughter Kate returns home, deciding that if she wants to help her family and her city, she'll have to become the one thing her father loathes -- a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her stepsister Mary and the crafty Luke Fox, the son of Wayne Enterprises' tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman.
So the first episode of the Batwoman show was as good as I had hoped it would be. I really dig the character in the comics, and her appearance in last years Arrowverse Elseworlds crossover was great as well. I was really excited when Diamond Select Toys announced they would be making a Statue of her based off of the television show (She has a comic version one as well) I was excited. And I was not disappointed. This thing is amazing
I'm going to start with the face. It's perfect plain and simple. It looks like Ruby Rose come to life. From the bright red lips to the eyes to even the eye makeup around the eye you see through the mask eye holes it’s amazing on every level. Lips, nose, cheekbones you name it. It's perfectly sculpted and painted to look as she does on the show under the cowl. As long as we're on the face look at this amazing detail in the hair. It's etched out so meticulously you would swear it was done strand by strand. It flows and curves perfectly around the face, neck, and as you see flowing over her arm. The shading is breathtaking and the bright red with just a very very slight touch of light black is identical to the look of the show. It's by far one of, if not the best hair I've seen on any statue. The cowl is great as if you look close you can see where it lifts slightly from her face. The pointed horns are great as they have more of a tip than Batman’s does. I love how the hair in on the top exposing the right one, but blocking the majority of the left. I also cant point out enough how well the paint job is on her costume. Dark black but it has such a shine to it it stands out almost more than a comic book painted statue would. It’s the brightest
black I have ever seen.
Moving down to the body you really see how this Diamond Select has captured this perfectly. The black costume clings to the muscles sculpted underneath perfectly. You can even see all the little details throughout showing how its more armor than a spandex costume Throw in the bright red bat emblem, and bright red utility belt and everything just comes together. I really like how Diamond Select Toys designs these to show the muscles underneath the outfit. It gives it a real world look. The bending of the right leg gives it a nice touch as well showing she is standing with authority. And lets not forget the cape flowing behind her that you can see front the front. I have to keep saying it, this is just the most colorful black costume on a statue I have ever seen.
This side shot gives us not only a look at the inside of the cape, which you can see is a faded maroon as opposed to the bright red. It actually matches her boots. The gloves still have the bright red around the forearm area with each finger individually sculpted as she clutches a light pole while she looks watch over Gotham. It’s a really simple and effective side piece to this statue.
Before I get to the base I want to point out from the back how good this cape looks. Hanging down yet still almost blowing in the wind as Batwoman prepares to leap into action. The cape is definitely a huge part of the Batwoman costume, and this is just spot on. Her bright red hair flowing to the side combined with the bright black cape bunched and wrinkled behind her knees really look great
Finally we have the base. Its simple and effective. Her maroon colored take on the bat symbol. Smooth and sleek like the rest of the statue. It’s a simple bat with the base of the light pole she is clutching in the center. Her left boot is planter firmly to the base, while her right is crossed and arched giving a hint of animation to the piece.
Batwoman looks to bee the dark gritty show it needs to be and will no doubt fill the void left by the departure of Arrow. With that said Diamond Select has outdone themselves with this one. It looks right at home next to my Arrow and Flash statues. Go pick one up for your collection today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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