Up Close with Kotobukiya’s Stunning New 52 Batgirl ARTFX+ StatueFebruary 2, 2015
One of the most exciting additions to the burgeoning assortment of collectibles inspired by the DC Comics superhero universe is Kotobukiyas striking New 52 Batgirl ARTFX+ Statue.
Beautifully realized in tenth scale, the Kotobukiya New 52 Batgirl ARTFX+ Statue depicts the intrepid Barbara Gordon in the iconic guise of her cowled, crime-fighting alter ego as she appears in the pages DCs New 52 comic book series. The figure stands 7 inches tall and presents Batgirl with a steely-eyed gaze and a ready pose with her hands at her utility belt. The sculpture and painted finish are clean and refined. Subtle elements are particularly impressive up close, like the surface contours and colors of her bodysuit and boots; the purple luster of her capes lining, and the wavy texture of her windblown crimson locks. Although Batgirl is stable enough to stand without support, the figure is built with magnets in the soles of the boots designed to adhere to the accompanying square black base. The magnetic feature facilitates a secure and easily adjustable display without any added holes or pegs.
The New 52 Batgirl ARTFX+ Statue joined Kotobukiyas super-powered catalog in 2014 alongside other high-profile statues based on the illustrious BatFamily like the equally craveable figure. Given the fidelity of its comic book styling and accessible retail price that’s commonly below $50 USD, the Kotobukiya New 52 Batgirl ARTFX+ Statue is another stunning import that DC devotees will want to add to their “Bat” collections.