The figures that never made it are always the ones we’re sore about in the end. We remember the bad figures, but we tend to keep them and maybe mock them. But the ones that got skipped? Those hurt.
Roxy Rocket is one of those figures. She didn’t play a big part in the show. She only appeared as a major villain once in TNBA and in a brief appearance in STAS and the toy line, rightfully or wrongfully, skipped her over. Now, twenty-some years later, one thing that I’ve really appreciated about DC Collectibles approach to their Animated line is that they’re spotlighting those skipped over figures. Sure, we’re getting the Batmen & Robins; the core guys, but we’re also seeing this toy line quickly cover some of the unchecked boxes the old toys left behind. It makes me happy because we’re finally getting figures of some of these characters. It also lets me know that the folks at DC Collectibles are fans just like me and that’s awesome.
Roxy Rocket is no exception. I would’ve never guessed we’d see here in the first year, but here she is. DC Collectibles even went the extra mile and ensured she came with the one accessory she needed most of all: her rocket.
This set isn’t due out in shops until later in the month, but Entertainment Earth got her last week so I hopped on the In Stock order just to see and it worked out! She’s retailing for $35 which I thought was a great price for the set considering I’m paying $25 regular per figure at my LCS.
Roxy’s sculpt is fantastic, really capturing that TNBA female aesthetic. The head sculpt is fantastic with the clear visor glued on for effect. Her costume details are all captured well from the bomber jacket down to the loose ankle boots. My favorite detail is probably one of the most subtle. Her design include rolled up gloves and that’s an area most toy sculpts would’ve overlook. Not here. The swappable hand still have that ball-jointed wrist, but the sculpt for the glove excess is on the arm. It’s just a simple touch but I love it.
The paintwork on Roxy is simple, but also well done. The only real surprise for me is the red hair because the solicit featured much darker hair. It’s cool and I don’t care to drudge up the “highlight color” nonsense, but the red hair looks great in the color scheme with the flight gear. Continue to Page 2…