REVIEW: Supergirl TCF
Having the DC Comics license has allowed Tonner Doll Company the chance to produce some of the most detailed super hero figures available. The DC Stars line of Tonner Character Figures (TCFs) are approximately 16” tall, have realistic outfits and are well articulated.
The initial launch included two characters – Wonder Woman and Supergirl. As debuted at the International Toy Fair, Batgirl will be added to the line in 2007.
For this review’s purpose, we’ll be reviewing Supergirl. Supergirl, aka Kara Zor-El, is the cousin of Superman. If you need to brush up on your Supergirl lore, we recommend renting the 1984 film of the same name. It stars Helen Slater in the lead role and was a spin-off of Superman starring Christopher Reeve. Although forgettable, we always enjoy campy 80’s film.
It appears that the DC Stars line will all be packaged in the same black box. Since this is a displayable figure, there is not a need a “pretty” box. Tonner does a great job of keeping the doll and accessories in place, without making it difficult to remove those items.
Supergirl is a true super hero at 16” in height. She has curly, rooted
blond hair. The figure’s outfit consists of: red boots; tights; the
traditional blue, red and yellow Supergirl outfit (including the
cape). A high quality doll stand is also included.
If I’m counting correctly, the figure has 15 points of articulation.
The most interesting articulation point is right near the ribs. This
allows the figure’s upper body to tilt from side to side. Unlike
Wonder Woman, the Supergirl body has jointed ankles with flat feet.
Robert Tonner, and the company bearing his name, produces beautifully
sculpted figures. The painting and shading on the face of the
Supergirl figure is extremely impressive. If you can see individual
eyelashes, you know that a company pays attention to details.
Even though Supergirl has been seen in various outfits, Tonner chose
the most traditional. Collector’s can actually pick up two additional
outfits for the figure: the Kryptonian Silver Casual Outfit and the
Linda Lee Casual Identity.
The great thing about Tonner’s DC Stars line is that it appeals to doll
collectors, 1/6 scale fans and super hero aficionados. Running over
$100 each, this probably isn’t the doll to buy for a young child to
play with. You could always put the figure away until he or she is old
enough to appreciate it.
Fun Factor: 9/10