October 4th, 2007

I'm Batman

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Shortpacked!: I realized too late that this, too, was yet another flashback.

Orion (and his sled), Lightray, and not-so-Big BardaHere's some Justice League dudes who were overdue some photographing. M Sipher sent me Orion and Big Barda here along with Deadshot and Star Sapphire, but they sort of fell by the wayside. In the photo they are accompanied by their fellow New God, Lightray.

Most of the reason is that Orion here really can't stand. For some reason, I decided I wanted the single-pack version of him because he comes with his little doofy sled. I never found one, but Siph did, so here we go. And, wow, I can't believe I didn't realize beforehand that this thing is not meant for display. Justice League toys can rarely keep from falling over on their faces with their arms thrown backwards in a pelvic thrust, much less down at their sides, and the sled requires the figure's arms to be posed reaching forward. And then, of course, there's the added weight of the sled itself.

It's just not meant to be.

The only way to get him upright is to bend him all the way back at the hips and then keep him from falling over forward by sticking one of his feet out as a brace. Thankfully, the little sled slippers or whatever make his feet big enough and texture-y enough to support him in this pose. But damn, he looks ridiculous. It certainly doesn't help that he should be squatting in his sled, and not standing upright in it like it's a cosmic Segway. (Even so, the design was never too flattering to begin with. I know Kirby fans are gonna be on my case about that, but I'm willing to deal with it.)

And then there's Big Barda. She's a nice sculpt, but she's hindered by using the same body as every other non-Big 7 female in the line. See, Big Barda's supposed to be, y'know, big. That's her deal. Sadly, this is not the case. But it's not a dealbreaker.