Over the last decade, statues have been fighting comic books and trade paperbacks for shelf space in the Major Spoilers Nerd Room of Doom.  There’s something about a three dimensional sculpt that brings the four color character to life. But what good are these statues (limited run, mass produced, and so on), if you can’t share their beauty with others?

This week, we kick off a really long series of galleries of some of the statues in our vast collection, and we’re starting with the Women of the DC Universe.

Adam Hughes knows how to draw women that brings the wow factor to the page.  When those drawings are turned into statues/maquettes, the results are breathtaking.

(And before you ask, yes, you can click on the images for much larger views)

The detail in the sculpt is amazing as each leaf if fully formed.  The only drawback is the edging, where the flesh and leaf meet.  Hardly noticeable at a passing glance, but super close inspection reveals the paint job.

The same attention to detail appears in the hair.

While packaging has come a long way in ensuring the statue will not break, there is one fine hair point that did chip off in transit.  You may not be able to spot it, and I doubt others will as they admire the work.

I understand there are some people who are into feet and shoes, so here’s a closer look at that portion of the statue.  The statue comes in three parts; the body, the base, and the shovel, which attach via tiny wire posts.

Someone will use this as a wallpaper - good thing it is sized 1920x1200
And another for those who have their desktop items arranged on the right side of the screen.

The Women of the DC Universe is a fine line of statues, and though the price may be a bit high, it is worth it.

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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5 Comments

  1. March 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm — Reply

    I have a number of these statues including Black Canary, Power Girl, Catwoman, Zatanna and Wonder Woman and they are all really good quality and look great displayed together. I think my favorite (and also the first I acquired) is Black Canary. I passed on this one and a couple of others due to lack of cash and display space but am eagerly anticipating the Hawkgirl version coming later this year. Her I’ll make room for.

  2. March 7, 2011 at 5:57 pm — Reply

    wow, makes me wish I had the space.

  3. Navarre
    March 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm — Reply

    It’s expensive but the quality is good. If they had done a slightly better job on the paint where the costume meets her skin it would be a vast improvement.

    The slight upturn of her toes (as well as her backward-leaning stance) makes her look more devilish and more flirtatious all at the same time. That works.

  4. Webmetz
    March 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    Makes me wish I had the shelf space…

  5. Belmont
    March 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm — Reply

    Gives new meaning to that old song by the Coasters called “Poison Ivy” “Gonna need a ocean of calamine lotion.” “You can look but you’d better not touch”. Statues look great I’d love to have her but space is an issue though…..

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