Sunday, March 11, 2012

Star Sapphire: Green Lantern Series 3

Presenting Carol Ferris as Star Sapphire from the Green Lantern Series 3 collection. She's obviously very gracious in sharing her assets with the rest of the world, but I have to say that I'm disappointed with this figure because she actually wears less in the comic books so I don't understand why DC Direct decided to keep her so modest.

What is it with DC and their heroines having to constantly expose their cleavage? None of the current X-Men or Avengers are as "Exposed" as Star Sapphire or Wonder Woman or Power Girl.

I'm not complaining by the way.

This particular incarnation of Carol Ferris as the Star Sapphire is from the Green Lantern Series 3 collection, hence and it is not to be confused with the sterner looking, just as well dressed, more purple than pink, slightly translucent and star speckled version of Carol Ferris as the Star Sapphire - which also came with more billowy hair - that came out with the Green lantern Blackest Night Series.

It also means that this particular Star Sapphire did not come with a lantern OR - get this - a ring. If you want a Carol Ferris as the Star Sapphire that has a Power Ring, a Star Sapphire base and a Violet Lantern, get the Blackest Night Series version - though this particular variant is prettier and more feminine.

What's to like about the Green Lantern Series 3 Star Sapphire?

Here's where a lot of people would most likely disagree or start to debate with me: The best thing about this particular sculpt is how they framed and painted her eyes.


We've talked about DC Direct's Power Girl and how her Bilibongs are the central focus of the figure and that there's no way that you cannot not stare at them. Such is not the case for Carol Ferris as Star Sapphire. Despite showing more flesh than Power Girl, the focal point of this particular figure is not her Shebas, but her eyes which - I have to point out are not painted in a freakish way or out of proportion to the rest of her body.

Might also help that her Tympanies are not as big as Power Girl's.

And I have to say Star Sapphire is really pretty. Almost hypnotic. The expression of her face also seems to change depending upon the angle that you look at her from. 

What's NOT to like about the Green Lantern Series 3 Star Sapphire?

It's from DC Direct so she barely moves - what's new? There's also a problem with her base. The peg doesn't go all the way into her high-heeled boot so there's not much support there which forced me to use a different base just to pose her. 

Also her feet are really close together. While she's is surprisingly well balanced and doesn't tip over as much as people may expect, getting her to stand without a base can be challenging. 

The Green Lantern Series 3 Star Sapphire is still available on Amazon for between US$19.95 to US$ 30 (Roughly PhP 857 to PhP  1,290 plus shipping). Her Darkest Night version sells between US$ 24.99 and US$ 34.99 (Roughly PhP 1074 and PhP 1,504).

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