Poison Ivy is an enemy and lover of Batman. She is depicted as one of the world's most prominent eco-terrorists. She is obsessed with plants, botany, and environmentalism. She uses toxins from plants and her own bloodstream for her criminal activities, which are usually aimed at protecting the natural environment. She creates love potions that ensnare Batman, Superman, and other strong-willed individuals. Fellow villain Harley Quinn is her recurring partner-in-crime and possibly her only human friend.
Thanks to Diamond Select Toys this is a great time to be a Batman fan. They just keep releasing more and more amazing Batman statues. From the comics, to the animated shows, to even the movies they have something for everyone. I personally love the comic book versions as Batman has always been my favorite comic book character. Well now thanks to Diamond Select Toys I have another amazing piece to add to my collection. Poison Ivy. Ivy has always been a favorite of mine and this new statue really looks great next to my other Batman pieces.
Before we get started let me remind you this is the comic book style, so no real world scratches, battle damage, dirt, nothing like that. This is all done smooth just like in the books. Starting at her face you see the red lips. Ivy uses her lips as poison so making them red was always going to be a natural choice. He skin is green. A nice bright glowing green like a leaf. You can see her black eyebrows raised just slightly over her closed eyes giving her a type of seductive look. He nose is sculpted to look just as it does in the books. And as I mentioned her lips are red and done in an almost pouty look. Notice how one curl of her red, almost orange hair curls down past and around her ear giving it an almost pin up style feel. You can see the ears are molded to perfection. Other than that everything just flows together. She is green. No variance to that. The same green is used throughout the piece. You can see her arms are behind her head giving it a seductress style look. You can see the slight indentations to where her armpits are, which are also green. This is spot on to the comics.
Moving down we see Ivy is wearing her trademark green corset. Its more of a dark, hunter green. You can see a few lines molded in where she is twisting her stomach a bit. You can also see the stitching around the top and bottom as well as the ruffles that are sculpted in as well. Its comic book as its smooth, but still highly detailed as it looks like a real corset would. There is a bit of darker shading done in spots to make it stand out. I like how her outfit is green but done in such a darker color that it really stands out. Moving down you see her legs which are the same smooth style of green. A bit of shading is done around where her knee caps are sculpted, but other than that is flows just like a painting.
This side shot gives you a look at her hair. I really like how well its done. You can see her hand is sticking inside her hair giving the look as she’s throwing it back. But I love how even though these are comic style designs there is still a great bit of detail put into them. Notice how the hair is sticking out and flowing in the wind. That’s a very nice touch as Ivy always gives off that sexual feel. Throw in the fact that its also molded to have lines, and bunches like real hair would only adds to the look and charm.
The back shows off more of the amazing bushel of hair Ivy has. I love the red and orange color. Its very bright and really stands out. You can see there are a few large pieces flowing to the left hand side with a slight curl added to it. It really looks like its blowing in the wind. Flowing around and sticking out. You also get a look at the backside showing the ruffles and stitching molded into her one piece outfit. The arms going back inside the hair almost flinging it out is a very nice touch
The base is absolutely incredible. A giant flower opening its peddles. The detail and colors used are fantastic. Pink, purple, dark purple, black it all blends together. Giant peddles complete with water veins and wrinkles and imperfections just like a real flow would have. This is beautiful. It looks so much like a real flower that has been dipped in bright paint. Everything about the detail is amazing. Everything is perfect on this base. The peddles are huge, but still of different shapes and sizes making it truly eye catching. In the center you can see dirt where Ivy is standing. The real amazing fact is that even though this is such a bright base, it takes nothing away from Ivy herself. This is a very bright piece, and I think this may be the coolest base I have ever seen. It really pops and makes everything stand out. TO say this base is an eye catcher is an understatement.
This is a fantastic piece from top to bottom. I’m glad Diamond Select has put this out, as I needed something to sit next to some of my newer Harley Quinn pieces. If you’re a Poison Ivy fan, or just a Batman fan in general this is a must have to display in your home. I highly recommend picking one of these up right away
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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