Each week we take a close look at a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the package. This week were going to look at another figure from MattyCollector. Let's take a look at their version of Huntress.
This was the September selection for their Club Infinite Earths. Unfortunately it is sold out. There are some available on eBay.
Which version of Huntress is this? It might be obvious by the costume. You can clearly see on the back of the packaging.
This is the Helena Bertinelli version.
You can see she comes with her crossbow. There is plenty of articulation so you can position her in different poses.
The figure has long hair had a flowing cape that doesn't weigh it down. With other figures with similar items, they can easily become top heavy. This is also where the ankle articulation comes in handy to allow for the different positioning.
An interesting little touch is a holstered gun on her right leg. It's part of the molding and is not removable.
You can also see, she has pouches - a lot of them.
You can also see she has the 'tummy window' in her costume. What it's purpose is may never be known. You would think she'd prefer a costume with at least some sort of protection since punching someone in the gut is a common move. Maybe she's just too good at avoiding punches.
Her head can be moved. I was afraid that with all that hair, you wouldn't be able to move it left or right.
The crossbow is a little lacking.
It's understandable that it would be one color. Adding that sort of detail would add to the production cost. The other strange thing is the way she holds it. By gripping it in this manner, she can't reach the trigger.
I was impressed with her ability to stand so easily with the cape and hair. You can move her around and it's not a battle to get her to stand as it's often been with other figures.
She also has an impressive grip. She was easily put in a hanging position.
As far as the figure is overall, it's cool to have a Huntress figure but there are some minor complaints. I'm not a big fan of the stomach articulation. I've never used it in positioning a figure. By having it, it makes a big seam in the figure. The figure's head sculpt also looks a little weird from certain angles.
But still, it's Huntress. She's a cool character so who wouldn't want a figure of her?
That wraps up this edition. We'll see if there's an installment next week as New York Comic Con will be going on and we'll be busy covering everything. But you never know!
What are your thoughts on Huntress and this figure?