Lauren Fauston creator of “Super Best Friends Forever” recently sat down in an interview with DC to talk about her new collectible figurines, as well as her inspiration in creating the Super Best Friends Forever characters.
The interview began with Lauren revealing her inspiration behind the figures. To get different yet still believable teenage girl designs she decided to look into her own past to find that believable look. Lauren also stated “When I was designing Supergirl, I was thinking of the girls in my high school who played field hockey. Their uniforms incorporated these short skirts, but their legs were all muscle! I found them so intimidating. Batgirl is based off of one of my best friends. And Wonder Girl, believe it or not, was inspired by myself. I’m rather tall, and when I was a teen, I was a lanky, stick-figure beanpole. Although I was more awkward and clumsy than Donna.”
Later on in the interview Lauren got to comment on how she thought the transition went from 2D cartoon to 3D figurines. “Better than I expected! I think it helps that the girls’ designs are rooted in authentic anatomy. It’s just that the shapes are very simplified and exaggerated.”
As Lauren’s new collectables fly into the market she expresses her interest in a Amethyst collectable with a twist only the creator of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic would think of. “I’d love, LOVE to see Brianne Drouhard’s take on Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld as a collectible! She should come with a plushie of her horse!!!”
You can read the entire interview here
Source: DC Comics