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REVIEW: Power Girl Deluxe

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Background

Power Girl (Kara Zor-L) is a DC Comics superheroine who made her debut in All Star Comics #58 (1976). According to Wikipedia, she is “the Earth-Two counterpart of Supergirl and the first cousin of Kal-L, Superman of the pre-Crisis Earth-Two”. I’m sure someone has put together the entire Kryptonian family tree in graphic form for those who are extremely interested.

Since Tonner Doll Company has been releasing their Tonner Character Figures based on various DC Comics superheroes (and superheroines) for some time now, it only makes sense that one of their Deluxe DC Stars TCFs would be based on the Power Girl character.

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The Facts



Power Girl Deluxe
Series: DC Stars Deluxe
Manufacturer: Tonner Doll Company
Material: Hard plastic athletic female body, vinyl head with rooted saran hair
Dimensions: 17” tall
Points of Articulation:
15 (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, bust line, waist, hips, knees, and ankles)
Outfit: White bodysuit; red faux leather belt; red cape; blue gauntlets; blue faux leather boots; pantyhose
Accessories: Two sets of interchangeable hands (blue and flesh)
Edition Size: 500 pieces

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Packaging

The Power Girl Deluxe figure is packaged in the standard Tonner DC Stars rectangular box. Inside, the figure is tied in place using ribbons and secured with foam. All of the accessories are bagged and Power Girl is protected with a hairnet and tissue paper.

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Our Opinion

DC Comics has a ton of ancillary superheroes. Everyone knows Superman and Batman, but there are a bunch of characters that I’ve never heard of. Power Girl has a good name…but I wouldn’t have known the difference between Power Girl, Killer Frost or Zatanna.

My wife’s initial comment about Power Girl was that she has very big boobs. I told her that was probably her superpower. I think that’s the one thing you notice about Tonner’s athletic body build. Attaching the Deluxe to the end of these TCFs names means that these super ladies are much bustier than the previously released DC Stars figures.

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Of course, Deluxe means these Tonner Character Figures are dressed higher quality clothing. Power Girl’s outfit is a perfect match to her comic book counterpart. I like that they’ve given you the option of switching out the blue hands (and accompanying blue gauntlets) for the regular flesh colored hands.

All of the facial features, as well as the hairdo, look perfect. Of course, it’s always easier to try to replicate the look of a comic book character as opposed to an actor or actress.

As far as pricing, $189.99 really prices Power Girl for huge fans of the character or for collectors of Tonner’s DC Stars line. If you’re one of either, you’ll be pleased when you get your hands on this TCF.

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You can pick one up at the following:

Tonner Direct: $189.99

Power Girl Deluxe Grades

Figure Quality: 9/10
   Sculpt: 9/10
   Paint: 8/10
Accessories/Outfit: 8/10
Packaging: 8/10
Durability: 9/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 6/10

Overall: 9.0/10

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