Updated: Feb 9, 2021
A Diamond Select Spider-Woman! Once in a while I find myself shocked that a Spider-Woman Jessica Drew merchandise comes out of nowhere. She's never been the most popular of the Marvel Heroines so she doesn't get the attention from mainstream that I give her. Still, it's nice to know that Diamond Select decided to supply us with this neat statue. So let's check her out!
I have a few of Diamond Select things; mostly just Selects. I have to say that this is my first "Gallery" figure. Despite being the first, it feels pretty familiar with this kind of box. I do love the red color with the webbing and of course the classic Spider-Woman title logo brings the character homage home.
Window panels, promo shot of the figure on the back, and of course a lovely character description are elements of a statue I am all too familiar with. It's a pretty lengthy and well written character description too!
Now let's talk about this beauty! I love the posture. It's very action based with a little hint of sexiness to it. It might look like a forced fan service pose, but it can be functional because she is trying to be as nimble as she can while she is firing back her venom blasts against her opponents. One thing to note is that she isn't as voluptuous as some of the figures I have of her. She is actually lithe, all things considered. But at least she still has the right curves in the right places.
Paint wise, she isn't as vibrant or as extravagant as I would like (Bishoujo and Bowen spoiled me), but she isn't entirely flat. She does have a nice red with some shading to her. And her boots, gloves, and emblem also receive the same treatment; the yellow has some addition of a darker shade giving it the shadowing effects it need. The web-pits has a nice transluscent white coloring to it, which I like. Have to point it out now, there is that glaring split with her 'emblem' on her body. I hate it when they do that.
The hair isn't badly sculpted but it is just a flat black paint. It's not terrible, nor is it amazing by any means.
Now it can't be Spider-Woman if she ain't curved and round on the right places!