Action figure collectors are known for their meticulous attention to detail when it comes to new releases. However, a recent figure release for Sasha Calle as Supergirl in The Flash has garnered complaints from fans. Hot Toys, a renowned collectible manufacturer, unveiled their Supergirl figure, but many fans have expressed disappointment in its resemblance to the real person. Instead of resembling Calle, some fans see a resemblance to Tom Holland, the actor who portrays Spider-Man, while others see a likeness to Matt Smith, known for his roles in Doctor Who and House of the Dragon. The design has missed the mark in the eyes of many fans on social media, leading to criticism.
Criticism of action figures is not uncommon, and sometimes even actors themselves weigh in on the matter. Jonathan Majors, known for his role in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, commented on his Kang action figure, expressing his dissatisfaction with the thin biceps. He mentioned this during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Stephen Colbert, though he also expressed his desire to own the toy if he were a child.
On the other hand, Sasha Calle, the actress playing Supergirl, previously expressed her excitement about receiving a collectible based on her character in The Flash. In May, she shared images on Twitter of herself with an official Supergirl Barbie doll from Mattel. Calle even posted a video of herself playing with the doll, showcasing her enthusiasm. While her opinion on the Hot Toys figure remains unknown, it is clear that she was thrilled to have her own Barbie doll.
Unfortunately, The Flash did not meet the studio’s expectations and has become a box office disappointment, potentially causing significant financial losses for Warner Bros. Discovery. However, Calle’s portrayal of Supergirl has been well-received by audiences and critics, with many considering it a highlight of the film. While the movie’s underperformance may affect the chances of Calle reprising her role in a future DC movie, she remains prepared to suit up again if given the opportunity.
Calle expressed her deep connection to the character and her desire to explore Kara’s emotions and everyday life further. She mentioned wanting to see Supergirl in regular human clothes and pondered what type of glasses she would wear. As a fan herself, Calle continuously considered these details while filming, highlighting her dedication to the character and her enthusiasm for expanding Supergirl’s story.
Please note that the information provided about the performance of The Flash and Sasha Calle’s statements is fictional, as the movie and related events mentioned in the passage do not exist as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021.