"Face it, Tiger, you just hit the jackpot!"
Mary Jane Watson captured how I feel about Sideshow Collectibles' Mary Jane Polystone Statue in her own words. This statue is gorgeously sculpted and painted and is probably the most beautiful statue on my shelf (sorry, Tony Stark). Just look:
Mary Jane is sitting on a cushion (also polystone) looking at magazines and The Daily Bugle in a comfortable pair of jeans and low-cut shirt, with part of Spider-Man's costume draped over her shoulders and down her arms. The pose is meant to accentuate her curves and given the character and some of her outfits in the comics, it's not out of place (I could do with the jeans being a teensy bit higher, but mostly because I'm worried about her getting cold). Every detail is carefully painted from her hair to the rips on her jeans. Look:
The freckles! And the gorgeous makeup!
Love the way the rips on the jeans look
The Daily Bugle covers the big news
One of the features I like the most can be best viewed on Mary Jane's back; look at how the folds of the fabric are sculpted. It's natural and looks just like clothing to me. As with all the pics in this post, click to enlarge!
Look at the detailing on the feet and toes and ends of the jeans!
The shading on Spidey's costume is varied and shows the flexing of the fabric, too.
The "Comiquette" occupies a nice place between the Ame-Comi toys and Hot Toys figures. I'm more than okay with a statue that doesn't have five million accessories for me to store or several joints to pose - especially when it's of the highest quality like this one. All I had to do was unpack her and find the right place for her on my shelves, and I'm a fan of easy unboxing! Besides being made well, the statue captures Mary Jane's flirtatious and fun nature. The smile-smirk on her face says it all.
You can order the figure for $249.99 from Sideshow, and the great (and tempting) part about purchasing toys from them is that you can sign up for a payment plan. You can opt to pay as little as $125 per month.
While you're drooling over MJ, don't forget to check out the other two statues in this collection: Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy.
Full disclosure: Mary Jane was provided by Sideshow Collectibles for review purposes. This did not affect my review of the product.