About the Poison Ivy Returns Bishoujo Statue
For nine years DC comics Poison Ivy has been absent from the lineup of Bishoujo (beautiful young girl) statues from Kotobukiya, but no longer! Fans of the adored character can now rejoice as for the first time in nearly a decade Poison Ivy makes her return to the Bishoujo statue lineup. A truly stunning statue that is magnificently crafted is now available for purchase. To obtain this elegant craftwork all that is required is visiting Kotobukiya’s website for order. Poison Ivy or Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley is an iconic supervillain/antiheroine/occasional heroine that has captivated comic fans for decades.
Poison Ivy was created by the minds of Robert Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff, making her debut in Batman #181 in June of 1966. While initially starting off as an antagonist and occasional love interest to the caped crusader her popularity has led to her branching out beyond Batman’s rogue’s gallery and often appearing alongside Harley Quinn and Catwoman in their own stories. The creation of DC comics beloved femme fatale was inspired by the short story “Rappaccini’s daughter” written by legendary author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Rappaccini’s daughter in turn supposedly can be traced all the way back to various tales from ancient India. In the story, the titular character, Beatrice Rappaccini is a young girl who tends her father’s garden of poisonous plants. The socially isolated girl develops a love of her plants becoming immune to their toxins but poisonous herself to others in the process. Much like Beatrice, Poison Ivy has a strong love of plants, caring more for them than she does humanity, which often spurs her into acts of eco-terrorism. She is aided in her endeavors by the Green, an interplanetary force that endows her with supernatural control of plant life, a heightened physique, as well as mind-controlling pheromones.
After many years of waiting Kotobukiya at long last brings a dazzling depiction of Poison Ivy back to the Bishoujo statue lineup. Weighing 1.50 pounds and 7.68 inches in height the statue perfectly displays the trademark characteristics of Poison Ivy. When gazing at the alluring figurine, the first thing you will notice is Ivy’s signature red hair, adorned with daisies. Also present are her voluptuous crimson lips along with a coy smile. With pale skin, she is partially covered in an all-green attire that includes a short dress, gloves, and high heels. Ivy is casually seated on one of her mutated plant creatures, resembling a deadly Venus flytrap.
Based on the illustrations of the talented artist Shunya Yamashita, the Poison Ivy Returns Bishoujo Statue’ was released in the month of February of 2020. The statue was expertly and scrupulously sculpted by munchkin to capture every detail of Poison Ivy’s appearance as well as to portray her wily personality. All in all, the statue is a truly exquisite piece of art that has been a long time waiting. Any fan of Poison Ivy or even DC Comics, in general, would be thoroughly pleased with owning a sculpture of the environmental enchantress.
Release Date: February 2020