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REVIEW: Kara of Krypton Tonner Character Figure

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Background

Tonner recently released their Women of Power line.  This group of Tonner Character Figures gives a fairly different spin on some of the most popular DC Comic villainesses and super heroines.  Fashion and superpowers collide in this re-imagination of iconic characters such as Wonder Woman and Poison Ivy.

Currently, the line consists of five variants on already existing DC Star characters.  But for purposes of this review, we’ll be looking at Kara of Krypton (aka Kara Zor-El or Supergirl).

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Packaging

The Women of Power line uses the same packaging that the DC Stars figures do.  Since they are still DC Comic characters, it makes sense.  The figure is well guarded and secured within its outer packaging.  And in this case, having a hairnet to protect Kara of Krypton’s hair from the elements of shipping is important.


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The Figure

The Kara of Krypton Tonner Character Figure stands approximately 16” in height and has 13 points of articulation (neck, ribs, waist, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees).  The figure uses the high-heeled body, so there is no articulation at the ankles.

The Kara TCF has a hard, plastic body and soft vinyl head (using the same sculpt as the Supergirl TCF).  The figure has blond, rooted saran hair that styled.  Her outfit consists of a white, two-piece gown, with a red – Supergirl-esque – cape, red, faux leather high heels, gold earrings and a rhinestone brooch.  Each piece includes a high quality display stand.

This figure, like the rest of the Women of Power line, is a limited edition of 200 pieces.

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Our Opinion

Tonner Doll Company really started out making fashion dolls and still has several original lines that focus on that market.  So it makes sense that they would combine their DC Stars license with something that they’re really experienced (and good) at. 

The Women of Power line are essentially small run (200 of each) variants that give the DC Stars a trendy makeover.  They keep all of the new outfits somewhat close to the originals.  So you won’t see Wonder Woman wearing an orange bomber jacket and khakis.  She’ll be wearing a red and white dress.

Tonner has done a great job updating these traditional superheroes into attire that they might wear to a superhero ball.  You can only get away with wearing spandex bodysuits so often.  That reminds me…does anyone have my green man suit?

You can pick one up at the following:

Tonner Direct: $159.99

Kara of Krypton TCF Grades:

Quality: 9/10
Paint: 9/10
Packaging: 8/10
Durability: 8/10
Hype: 8/10
Fun Factor: 8/10
Value: 7/10

Overall: 9.0/10

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