Comic-Con 2016: Diamond Select Toys Spider-Gwen Exclusive
One of the Diamond Select Toys Comic-Con exclusives for this year was a gorgeous PVC statue of an unmasked Spider-Gwen, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on one, which is exciting on several levels.
You see, once upon a time, I was a pretty big fan of Spider-Man. Unfortunately, as the years went by I felt that they really over-saturated the market with him, and that love I once had began to fade. But then I discovered Spider-Gwen and fell in love all over again.
Spider-Gwen is from an alternate universe in which Gwen Stacy, rather than Peter Parker, was bitten by the spider. She’s smart, she’s a musician, she’s just cool overall, but she’s also REAL. And now I get to display this awesome Diamond Select Toys statue in celebration of my love for this character.
As I already mentioned, this unmasked Spider-Gwen is made of PVC and was an SDCC 2016 exclusive. She is also the first unmasked Spider-Gwen that DST has officially released, although you can pre-order their Premier Collection Spider-Gwen resin statue that was revealed at C2E2 earlier this year.
The SDCC unmasked Spider-Gwen features the same backdrop as her masked counterpart, that being a stylized section of a New York Brownstone (which is more than fitting for this character). As per the usual with Diamond Select Toys, Spider-Gwen is sculpted with an amazing amount of detail, and the paint is vibrant and true to Spider-Gwen in the comics.
Of course this wasn’t the only exclusive that DST offered at San Diego Comic-Con this year – check out my previous article about some of their other awesome items! And if you can’t get your hands on this particular statue, I highly suggest considering pre-ordering their masked PVC version or the unmasked resin statue mentioned above, both of which are slated to be released this fall.
Author: Tara Lynne
Tara Lynne is a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, and character cosplayer who is best known for her Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea (The Walking Dead) cosplays. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.
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