Oh Mattel! You try so hard! You really do! (And that’s more than I can say about Hasbro’s handling of the DC license.) But sometimes… Sometimes trying isn’t enough. Sometimes you really need to stop and ask yourself “Is it really appropriate to use Polly Pocket figures in the JLU line?” You might be surprised by the answer.
So, since I’m too embarrassed to put Mattel’s Stargirl figure on the shelf, I felt compelled to make my own. In Mattel’s defense, Stargirl is tough to make correctly. She’s got the usual Timm-verse female proportions, but she’s smaller than most of the other female Leaguers. She might look great made from a Hawkgirl figure, but then she’d be far too tall.
What you see here is my second attempt at the character. I initially started with Mattel’s generic female body, swapping the high heels for flat feet. The result, though, was less than what I wanted. So I started over, this time using a Jack in the Box Batgirl as the base for both the body and head. The arms were swapped out for Hawkgirl arms. The belt, gloves, and boots are shaped from Magic Sculpt. (The boots are extended on the bottom, too.)
Batgirl’s head was removed and the neck extended before the head was returned. The top of her hair is from an animated Witchblade. (Perfect part in the hair.) The rest of the hair is sculpted from Magic Sculpt.
The Star Rod is a temporary until I can find a better way to include the currently missing bend in the shaft. The hook shape at the top is shaped from Magic Sculpt, while the shaft itself is the accessory from a Starman figure.
The rest is paint and stars applied via decoupage.
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Created Spring 2007