DC Direct has unveiled anime-style action figures of Supergirl, Catwoman, Batgirl and Power Girl at the New York International Toy Fair.  The well-endowed, scantily-clad figures are clearly targeted at the fanboy audience and they don't skimp on the American version of 'fan service,' which is only accentuated by the 'big eyes, small mouth' anime-like facial figures.


DC Direct's attempt to create something akin to the sexy anime/manga figures so common in Japan has already stirred up some controversy and is likely to run further afoul of the puritanical streak in the American character.  It should be interesting to see how far down the 'fan service' road DC Direct or other American companies will go -- how long will it take before there is an American superheroine action figure with squeeze-able silicon breasts or panty-shot purveying mirrored bases (see 'Yamato's Ikki Tousen: Battle Sonsaku')?