This is the fifth in a series of photos that show two extremely different interpretations of the same DC Comics character.
The figure on the left is Batgirl from the Fisher-Price DC Super Friends line of Little People toys, released in 2011.
The figure on the right is Batgirl from a line of toys from the film Batman and Robin, released in 1997. The costume is based on the one worn by Barbara Wilson, played by Alicia Silverston in the film. The dark armored design is consistent with the Batman films of that time.
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At Christmas in 2012 my wife gave me a set of Fisher-Price DC Super Friends Little People, designed for very young children, as a kind of gag gift. But of course she also suspected I would likely involve them in a photo at some point, and she was correct.
During the 90s comic book creator Todd McFarlane captured the attention of the toy market with several lines of ultra-realistically sculpted action figures. The success of McFarlane Toys prompted other manufacturers to “buff up” their super-hero toys. I thought it would be fun to create a photo series comparing and contrasting that style of action figure with their Little People counterparts.
I chose the Batman and Robin Batgirl figure for a couple of reasons:
- This line of figures was intended to resemble the characters as portrayed in the movie and so are designed to look more realistic than other toys.
- I have a limited number of Batgirl action figures at this scale. Of the options available to be, this one was the most realistic-looking.
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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.
This photo was posted to Flickr on 07 June 2013. It was one of 500 images featured on Flickr Explore for that day. The last time I checked, it had 32,495 views on Flickr.
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