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  1. #1
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    Oct 2001
    Fredericksburg, VA

    Next Femme Fatales - RAVEN HEX

    Tarot's sister enters the mix...

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    Diamond Select Toys announces that their next Femme Fatales PVC statue will be Raven Hex. This Jim Balent's comic-book creation is the sister of Tarot, Witch of the Black Rose - which also received a Femme Fatales release from DST.

    Raven Hex comes sculpted by veteran toy and statue sculptor Steve Kiwus. The original plan was to depict Raven as if she were casting a spell, but partway in to the process DST went back to the drawing board and came up with the more intimidating pose seen here.

    DST: Is this piece intended to be a companion piece to the Tarot statue, or is it meant to be a stand-alone piece on its own merits?

    Kiwus: It's a stand-alone. I had seen the Tarot figure, but didn't really take it into consideration. It's been my experience that unless the bases interlock, statues don't really interact with each other.

    DST: Raven Hex doesn't have a lot of material in her costume. Does the amount of clothing affect the amount of time it takes to sculpt a figure?

    Kiwus: It ends up being about the same amount of time -- surface details can hide a lot of sins. Yes, I end up saving time by not having to add them, but I spend a lot more time on the underlying form of the body.

    DST: Balent's women are famously full-figured. Is it difficult to find a balanced pose for a character who is naturally, er, top-heavy?

    Kiwus: The large endowments really only shift the center of gravity up a little. It's not nearly as difficult as balancing a figure with a large gun -- which is usually pointed forward -- because that makes the figure really want to tip forward.

    The Femme Fatales Raven Hex is slated for release in early 2012.

    Source: DST PR

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Re: Next Femme Fatales - RAVEN HEX

    Hmm, I think I would have preferred the other pose where she's casting a spell.

    When I first saw this I had to laugh because it seems like the most "conservative" pose I've ever seen this character in and it's like Diamond was afraid she'd be too racy and decided to try and play it as safe (and boring) as possible by having her covering up her "assets".

    This is one of my very very most top character wants but I'm disappointed they've chosen to go with a very weird choice of size that'll go with nothing in my 7" figure collection. I would LOVE to put her alongside my Dark Alliance Lady Death & Purgatori figures.

    Oh well, hopefully this statue is only the beginning and they'll still make a proper figure of her somewhere down the road...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Re: Next Femme Fatales - RAVEN HEX

    Well, hello there!

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