Tuesday, August 18, 2009

DC Universe Classics - Big Barda

The next action figure up for review is DC Universe Classics wave 7 Big Barda. If you did not see it already, make sure you check out my DCUC wave 10 preview to see the recently announced line up for this Wal-Mart exclusive set.

To buy Big Barda on eBay, click here.

Generally, the female DCUC action figures are a bit thinner than the male ones and in my opinion, the joints seem to stick out a bit more. The best example of this is probably the DCUC wave 4 Wonder Woman action figure. Big Barda is basically the same body sculpt as Wonder Woman however, the good thing is since there is a lot more going on with her costume, the joints don't appear to be as noticeable.

Big Barda's costume is highly detailed. The base of the body is covered in scales similar to other DCUC figures such as wave 2's Aquaman and wave 3's Deathstroke.

Her body size is similar to Wonder Woman's from wave 4 as oppose to the smaller female action figures such as Harley Quinn from DCUC wave 2 or Batgirl.

Barda's paint job is pretty clean. No major mess ups or slop to complain about. I would guess a dark wash has been used over the scales of her costume to give it some depth. Her face is also painted very well. The eyes are clear and clean. Barda has thick mascara around her eyes and the eyebrow and lip colors do not run over other parts of her face at all.

As you can see below, Big Barda's height is roughly similar to the male DCUC action figures. Barda's articulation is no different that your average DCUC action figure. She has a number of joints starting with at the neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. Due to Barda's massive helmet, the head is some what restricted and can be hard to turn in any direction. There is a variant version of Barda without the helmet which i do not own. It is possible that the head may be a bit more flexable on that version.

(Big Barda with Mr. Miracle)

Big Barda comes with her Mega-Rod weapon and one piece of the collect and connect Atom Smasher action figure. The weapon is small but is sculpted well as you would expect and fits securely in either of her hands.

Not one of my favorite characters from the DC Universe, but as far as an action figure goes she is just as good as any of the other DCUC figures. Possibly even the best female DC character action figures from Mattel in this series due to the high level of detail. If you are into the New Gods storyline or characters than Big Barda is a big score.

Sculpt/Design - 9, Paint - 9, Articulation - 8.5, Accessories - 5, Fun - 8

If you're a DC Universe Classics fan like I am but can't find these action figures at your local toy store or Wal-Mart, then you're probably gonna want to do your purchasing on eBay. I find its the best option. Just make sure you pay attention to the shipping costs.

To find Mattel's DC Universe Classics Big Barda on eBay, click here.

Almost done reviewing DCUC wave 7, hopefully will get on to Wave 8 and 9 shortly. Mattel has got a lot of new DCUC action figures coming out in the next few months so I'll try to keep up as best as possible.

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