Height: 5 1/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged ankle rockers, hinged ankles, boot swivels, hinged knees, H-hinged hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: 10 interchangeable hands, batarang, and a two-piece grappling gun.
Non-Scalper Price: $20-$25 dollars.
* While some of the early figures in the line had breakage problems, DC Collectibles seems to have gotten that under control. The articulation here is quite well thought out, complements the sleek Bruce Timm inspired design, and feels really sturdy. That's impressive considering Batgirl is such a small and slender figure.
* So far all of the basic figures in this line have included display stands. Batgirl is no exception and the base of her stand features the TNBA logo as well as some turnaround art for the Batgirl character design. I like the clean, art influenced appearance of these bases.
* Here's a shot of Batgirl using the stand. The stands are generic and are used with every character, regardless of height or body type, so sometimes they work better than others. This stand works pretty well with Batgirl although the way the ends of the waist clasp jut out in the back definitely takes up some room on a display shelf.
* The paintwork on her outfit is really nice. Sometimes black and yellow can be incredibly problematic but DC Collectibles did an excellent job here. The yellows look nice and bright and the separation between yellow and black is incredibly clean and even.
* I love the multitude of hands that Batgirl comes with! This has been an awesome feature of this line so far and it continues here as Batgirl has 10 interchangeable hands. They fit tightly but swap out easily with little fear of breakage. They really help to make her poses more unique and expressive!
* Here are the extra hands Batgirl comes with. Each features a hinge joint and a nice, sturdy peg to hold them in place. The hands are:
2 fists, 1 batarang holding hand left hand, 2 open palms, 2 pistol grips, 1 grappling hook wielding left hand, and 2 C-grips.
* Not only does Batgirl come with a batarang of her own but she comes with a hand specially sculpted to hold it. There's a small tab on the batarang which can fit into the grip of her hand, allowing for a pretty nice batarang throwing pose. It's not insanely tight and the batarang is extremely thin and small, so be warned! Still, it looks great and is incredibly functional!
* Batgirl also comes with her grappling gun. It's made from two separate pieces but the hooked end can easily attach to the hand grip via a peg. It's small, so be careful, but it's cool to have some more awesome gear.
* Since the grappling gun can be a tough accessory to wield properly, DC Collectibles included an alternate hand permanently holding the accessory. Unfortunately, the grappling gun isn't painted and is instead left the same bright yellow as Batgirl's glove. It's a minor oversight but a frustrating one.
as seen here. This isn't a style decision but an inaccuracy on the part of the paint design. Cartoon characters have very specific appearances that get ingrained in your head and seeing something like this, particularly on a perfect sculpt, is like a punch in the gut.
* My Batgirl has a weak ankle. Her right ankle hinge (not the lateral rocker) is a bit weak and has a tendency to cause the figure to tip forward or backward. Just a heads up!
* This is more of an observation rather than a complaint but I felt it worth pointing out that Batgirl does not have much movement in her head. Her hair basically restricts any real movement. I'm surprised DC Collectibles didn't make the hair removable and include two different "hairstyles" for her.
* You may have noticed this in a few of the previous pictures if you looked pretty closely, but now is the time to address the red paint rub from Batgirl's hair. Her cape and neck are covered with specks of red paint. What happened? Is this simple paint rub or was the hair assembled when it was still wet? Who knows but it's a huge quality control issue.
I have reviewed lots of Batgirl figures, statues, and collectibles, including:
Ame-Comi Heroine Series by DC Collectibles
Batman: Classic TV Series by Mattel
Batman Classic TV Series Bendables by NJ Croce
Batman Dorbz by Vinyl Sugar
Batman Retro: First Appearance by Figures Toy Co. (2015)
Chara-Covers by Huckleberry
DC Comics by Sideshow Collectibles
Batgirl Premium Format (Sideshow Exclusive)
DC Comics Bombshells by DC Collectibles
DC Comics Cover Girls by DC Collectibles
DC Comics Designer Series: Greg Capullo by DC Collectibles
DC Comics Retro Sofubi Collection by Medicom
DC Super Friends Wheelies by Fisher Price
DC Superhero Chess Figure Collection by Eaglemoss Publications
DC Superheroes Collection by Warner Brothers
DC Superheroes Mez-Itz by Mezco
DC Universe Mystery Minis by Funko
Headstrong Heroes by Monogram Masterworks
HeroClix- Batman Series by Wizkids/ NECA
HeroClix DC 10th Anniversary by Wizkids/ NECA
Kubricks Batman by Kubricks
The New Batman Adventures Bendables by NJ Croce
Showcase Presents by DC Direct
Super Best Friends Forever by DC Collectibles
Vinyl Vixens by Vinyl Sugar
I've also reviewed two other figures in this line:
Batman Animated by DC Collectibles (2014)
The New Batman Adventures