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REVIEW: Supergirl Deluxe TCF

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Background

It was over two years ago when we first reviewed Tonner Doll Co’s Supergirl Tonner Character Figure. Dressed in her classic outfit, the figure was one of the first from the company’s DC Stars line. Fast forward to 2009, and Tonner has delivered collectors a line of Deluxe DC Stars figures.

The Deluxe figures were launched with a trio of female DC Comics characters: Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Poison Ivy. These were all done in the Dressed Tonner Character Figure format, with some pretty dramatic changes from the originals. For this review, we’ll be taking a closer look at Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl.

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The Facts



Supergirl Deluxe
Series: DC Stars Dressed Tonner Character Figure
Manufacturer: Tonner Doll Co.
Material: Hard plastic body, rotocast vinyl head and rooted saran hair
Height: 16”
Points of Articulation: 15 (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, bust line, waist, hips, knees, and ankles)
Accessories: Display stand
Outfit: Classic shiny red and blue bodysuit with printed ‘S’ emblem; mini-skirt with gold belt; zip-up faux leather red boots; pantyhose; long red cape
Edition Size: 1,000 pieces

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Packaging

The Deluxe line uses the same packaging as the regular DC Stars figures. Supergirl is completely protected in plastic and a hairnet. She tied in place, so there’s no jostling inside that rectangular black box.

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Our Opinion

The original Supergirl TCF was based on the classic look of the comic book character. With this new Deluxe DC Stars line, Tonner has gone for a sleek, updated look. These are no longer your grandma’s superheroes.

The first thing you’ll notice about the Deluxe Supergirl figure is just how bright her outfit is. Not so much the red, but that blue top is bright and shiny. Gone is the decal emblem. Hello two color fabric ‘S’. She’s been bulked up to look more like a female superhero. Te entire outfit has been given a “deluxe” upgrade.

Are there any negatives with this figure? Not that I could find. Tonner has stepped up their game with these Deluxe DC Stars figures. I know there were some folks who didn’t like the classic look of some of the original DC Stars. So with Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Poison Ivy, Tonner Doll Co. is releasing some of their most popular female DC Stars in their current incarnations.

You can pick one up at the following:

Tonner Direct: $199.99

Supergirl Deluxe TCF Grades:

Figure Quality: 9/10
    Sculpt: 8/10
    Paint: 8/10
Accessories/Outfit: 9/10
Packaging: 8/10
Durability: 9/10
Fun Factor: 8/10
Value: 8/10

Overall: 9.3/10

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