Since being announced on the five-year anniversary of the Action Figure Insider Web site back in April, I’ve been chomping at the bit for this Earth-2 goddess.
The Earth-2 gods were none too happy about my delight for she was turned into a Walmart exclusive as part of the Imperiex Wave and thus began a new quest that nearly rivaled my two-year long search for the Walmart-exclusive Marvel Legends Nova and Tigra.
But now I can tell you she was found very early this morning around 2 a.m. while battling insomnia and craving Crunch n’ Munch. (Hooray for gross American Indulgence!)
PG here comes with all the trimmings you’d expect from Superman’s Maybe/Not/Other Dimensional Cousin. Since I was able to choose from four different figures of her at the store, as she comes packed two per case like the all Black Batman and the Joker. Three of them had minor paint issues, so I picked the blemish-free one and happily skipped my ass to the register.
She has very good paint applications, and most of her joints (especially the shoulders) have very smooth articulation allowing for semi-natural poses. Her neck has some limited up-and-down/side-to-side movement; her arms have ball joint shoulders, swivel socket biceps, elbow bending and not so subtle swivel wrists.
Obviously, she’s got the ab crunch and a well hidden torso swivel, and her legs have the ability to pull off both forward/back and side splits. She has thigh swivels and knee bending, which is very well hidden by her boot cuffs, but she has slightly limited swivel calves and both ankle bending with limited side-to-side movement.
Power Girl scales well with all of the Batman /DC Superheroes/ DC Universe Classics figures standing just a quarter of an inch shy from Wonder Woman’s height, and towering over both versions of Supergirl.
For being a 13 dollar figure she comes with literally no personalized accessories, no Cat, no Bottle City Kandor, not even something for her to violently bend; no no she comes with the Right Leg of Imperiex. Being part of a Collect and Connect wave its pretty standard fare to be stuck with just a CnC piece, but get this… most Build a Figure waves usually put the Head/Torso, basically the most important part with the character they see as the least likely to be bought, thus it usually ends up with “The Girl” figure. This time, like I said, she came with a leg so PeeGee is considered a very popular character, fitting since she currently stars in her own ongoing series by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Amanda Conner; also she’s featured in the team books JSA and the upcoming JSA All-Star ongoing.
Out of all the Power Girl figures I own from all the different companies I’d have to say this version of Mattel’s Power Girl is the most faithful to the concept of PG. She’s got larger biceps than most DCUC figures, a specially sculpted bust that isn’t overally busty, and the costume is her modern outfit. You really can’t go wrong with picking up this version of Power Girl. I do have some good news for those of you non-Walmart shoppers or those unable to wrangle this buxom babe, she’s been added to the “All Star” line up and will be showing up in Wave 12 cases sporting a figure stand, so just give her some time to begin properly circulating!
Overall I’d give her a 4 1/2 out of 5 retconned origins.