I suppose if it weren’t for SDCC exclusives, we’d never see some characters immortalized in plastic. That’s the excuse, er, I mean, the reasoning the manufacturers give us. So I guess we’re lucky to have Giganta at all. Of course, to get her made, they cut some corners. That’s okay. I don’t begrudge a few cost-cutting measures if the alternative is no figure at all. I’ll just fix the shortcuts myself.
The only physical additions I made were the boot cuffs made from Magic Sculpt, and the bracelet, made from a single link of a jewelry chain. (Available as separate links at most craft stores.) Obviously, I chose to repaint her dress yellow. Let me tell you, masking off the non-dress parts before spraying was not fun! I feel the yellow dress version looks great though, and it’s nice to have some Giganta-variety.
Created Fall 2008