When it comes to the ultimate empowering female characters in comic books, only two come to mind. Elvira and Vampirella. And lucky for us, Sideshow Collectibles has a new statue of one of those devilishly delightful women for us to gaze at.
Standing at 26.5″ tall, this vampiric temptress comes in her classic outfit, complete with knee-high boots and two different face sculpts. Yup, you can deck her out with the more modern portrait or go for the classic pinup look.
Head on over to Sideshow now to pre-order your own 1:3 scale Vampirella statue. $905 is a steep price, but she won’t be shipping out until August or October 2022. That’ll give you time to take advantage of the layaway program.
The Vampirella Statue is fully sculpted and features two unique headsculpts to capture Vampi’s classic and modern era appearances. Her classic portrait features a more mischievous expression framed by dramatically arched brows and sleek, stylized bangs, giving her an air of sinister seduction. The modern portrait has a softer, more flirtatious expression with gently parted lips and feathery bangs that give her hair a more volumized look. Vampirella’s signature red costume is accented with a high white collar and gold jewelry accents, including her armband, bracelets, and earrings. A pair of glossy high-heeled boots completes the vampire’s enthralling ensemble, proving this daughter of Drakulon is beautiful enough to make even a dead heart beat.
I’m partial to the old-school Vamparilla face, myself. However, she had a resurgence in the mid-1990s. This also led to a lot more cosplays of vampire beauty. A friend of mine tried her hand at it a few times and said she had to get very inventive. It took a lot of double-sided tape and glue to keep the costume where it should be.
What are your thoughts on the character and her statue? Would Vamparilla even get a big-screen adaptation these days, or would she be seen as too problematic? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.