Comics, Toys

DC Bombshells Get Articulated Figures – Sadly, They’re Tonner Dolls

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Everyone seems to love DC Bombshells – the pin-up art-style renditions of DC’s female superheroes that began life as a series of statues and have migrated to all kinds of spin-off merchandise, including – almost as an afterthought – tie-in comics.

Everyone (by which I mean Rob Bricken and I, because nobody else’s opinion counts) thinks Tonner dolls are creepy, and about as unsexy as the Bombshells artwork is appealing. Action figures would seem like a no-brainer for the line, while having them be Tonner seems like a literally brainless decision.

Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn make up the first series, and their price is in the same ballpark as the statues themselves. But at least now you can presumably put Harley’s flying goggles on her eyes if you want.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist