This will probably be my last review for 2009 so why not go out with the biggest action figure Mattel has given us in the DC Universe Classics line up so far. The wave 8 collect and connect action figure - Giganta.
I was really looking forward to this figure. I was a big fan of the Superfriends cartoon back in the day and I really would like to see all the Legion of Doom members get released sooner or later. Giganta is well Gigantic.
Towering over the 6 inch Wonder Woman figure as well as wave 3's Solomon Grundy, Giganta stands at an impressive 10 inches tall.
Giganta is not really complex as far as her costume goes but because she is so big, it allows for the little details to come out more.
The paint job is great, especially in the hair. Different shades and a darker wash highlight her hairstyle really well. The face is also perfect. A great determined expression and also quite beautiful. There are no paint issues what so ever on this figure.
Giganta sort of comes with an accessory but really, this is a Gentleman Ghost accessory and that is the very tiny action figure of The Atom.
Giganta's articulation is pretty good but actually not as articulate as some of the smaller female action figures. For starters, the head can move but is limited due to the hair sculpt. Not a big deal. We've seen this issue with most female figures with the exception of maybe Harley and Catwoman. But joints missing in action on Giganta are the abdominal joint and the waist joint. Instead we have gotten a swivel joint at the chest. Also a little different are the hip joints. They are ball joints instead of the usual multi-moving hip joints we've see on most DCUC action figures. Not sure if this has anything to do with the fact that my Giganta's legs are fairly loose and i find it difficult sometimes to get her to stand.
Overall, Giganta is a GREAT Collect and Connect action figure. She is huge, beautiful and a great Wonder Woman villain/LOD member to fill out your collection.
Sculpt/Design - 10, Paint - 10, Accessories - 5, Articulation - 7, Fun - 9
Since Giganta is a CnC action figure, you technically have to buy the entire set DCUC wave 8 set to put her together. You can however sometimes find someone selling her on eBay without the other action figures. So follow the links below if you're looking to get you're very own DCUC Giganta action figure.
To find Mattel's DC Universe Classics Giganta action figure on eBay, click here
To find Mattel's DC Universe Classics wave 8 action figures on eBay, click here