Barbara Gordon, Chief O'Hara, and Batman with a removable cowl. I've reviewed quite a few figures and statues based on this particular version of Batgirl over the past month or two so it's interesting to see how they differ from each other. Let's take a closer look at this figure, shall we? Join me after the break...
Height: 8 inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, elastic ball jointed hips,
o-ring waist, o-ring mid torso, o-ring shoulders, hinged elbows,
swivel/hinge wrists, o-ring neck, swivel head.
Accessories: Bodysuit, cape, utility belt, and boots.
Non-Scalper Price: $30 dollars
* I usually don't talk much about packaging on here but I'm making an
exception since this packaging is intentionally reusable. There's a
plastic zip-tie through the peg hole that says Figures Toy
Co. Once you remove that you can easily open and close the durable
plastic clamshell. There are some twist ties but a little work will
allow you to keep your figure on display. I think she
great in the package as it's very personalized for her with various pictures of Batgirl from the series.
* I'm not a fan of the Mego style but they really do have a pretty
of articulation built around a standard and easily reusable body. There's a series of
rubber connectors inside
that give the neck, torso, hips, and shoulders a lot of movement. If
you've never held one in person the figure seems to be kind of a cross
between a Marvel Legends figure and a Barbie. They are quite fun to play around with.
* I really think that this is the absolute best version of Batgirl's cape we've seen in any figure or statue based on this particular outfit. The colors of the fabric and the texture are absolutely perfect! It might be a tad long but it looks incredible.
* Two other things this outfit does pretty well: The texture and shine of the material and the belt. The material used here is really good as it manages to be both fitting for the faux-retro style of this line while still looking pretty authentic. The 1966 Batgirl Tonner doll is the only piece that does this suit better (and it's certainly way more expensive!).
* Batgirl has real rooted hair and it's a more lifelike red color than the comic-inspired Batgirl figure. Of course, remember that in the TV series, Batgirl's red hair was actually a wig and not Barbara Gordon's actual hair. This might be a bit too long but it looks nice.
* I'm almost as conflicted by Batgirl's headsculpt as I was with Barbara Gordon's: The cowl and the eyes look good but the lower face and jaw just seem out of proportion. Also, what exactly is the face she's making? I love how the packaging uses all happy, smiling pictures of Batgirl while the figure has a grimace. The 1966 series is so lighthearted and happy that something like this just looks off to me.
* The hips on these figures often look weird, particularly if there
isn't anything covering them like a cape, jacket, or skirt, or robe.
These just look a bit odd and unnatural in person.
* The boots look OK but they're really tough to get on (she does have hinged ankles) and they tend to slip off randomly. Annoying!
I've reviewed three other Mego styled Batgirl figure on the site: Batgirl
from Figures Toy Company's Batman Retro: First Appearance, the 1966 Barbara Gordon, and yesterday's Surf's Up! Barbara Gordon. I've reviewed
plenty of other Batgirl stuff, all of which is archived at my virtual Batgirl museum.
If you're looking for more stuff based on the Batman Classic TV Series, check out my reviews of:
Batman: Classic TV Series by Mattel (2013)
Surf's Up Batman
Batman: Classic TV Series Bendables by NJ Croce (2014)
Batman: Classic TV Series Maquettes by Tweeterhead
Batgirl (Signature Series)
Batman: Classic TV Series Premiere Collection by Diamond Select Toys