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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Action Figure Review: Catwoman from DC Designer Series: Greg Capullo by DC Collectibles
Height: 6 5/8ths inches
Articulation: Boot swivels, hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel forearms, and a ball jointed head.
Non-Scalper Price: $14-$25 dollars
*The sculpting on this series has been consistently impressive and Catwoman is no different. While I'm not a huge fan of the fact that the goggles can't be removed, I can't deny that she's still rather striking. The goggles really do mimic cat eyes, don't they? Selina's catsuit is zipped up all of the way and there are plenty of small wrinkles and folds on the material to make it look realistic. This thing doesn't just look painted on like so many superhero costumes.
* While her accessories are a bit light, I do like Catwoman's whip. It's a nice rubbery piece that has a fair amount of detail on it. It's easy to coil up or to slip into her right hand. Every Catwoman figure needs to come with a whip!
*Oh no! Catwoman's arm broke off right out of the package. As soon as I went to swivel her left forearm it cleanly snapped off. Looking at a few other reviews for this figure I don't think this is a one-off problem, unfortunately. DC Collectibles still has really been improving their quality control, but this one seems to have slipped under their radar. I fixed her with a small drill bit and a slim nail with the head cut off (swivel joints can be easy fixes) but I'm still not happy.
* I mentioned above that I'm not the biggest fan of this look as I'd really prefer for the goggles to be see-through, removable, or an alternate head to an unmasked Selina Kyle.
I've mentioned before that the figures in this line seem to either have really dynamic articulation (Batman, Talon, and Mr. Freeze) or more restricted articulation (The Riddler and Commissioner Gordon). Catwoman is kind of in the middle. Her arm articulation isn't bad but her lower body is pretty static. If any Batman villain should be capable of moving, it should be Catwoman. She's an amazing athlete and I wish this figure showed that.
I've reviewed a few other figures from this line, including:
If you're looking for more Catwoman figures, check out my reviews of:
Batman: Classic TV Series by Mattel
Batman: Special Legends Edition by Kenner
Legends of Batman by Kenner
Egyptian Batman & Egyptian Catwoman