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Thursday, July 14, 2016
A New Batgirl Review: Batgirl & Cycle from DC Super Friends Imaginext by Fisher-Price
Height: 2 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged legs (the legs move as one piece), swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel wrists, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Motorcycle and bat-shaped missile.
Non-Scalper Price: $6-$8 dollars.
* Imaginext toys are really sturdy little figures that have an appealing look and are tons of fun to play with. They stand really easily (thanks to enlarged feet) and they're really great for toddlers just getting into action figures. Babs has the same articulation you'd expect from any other Imaginext figure except that her longer hair limits the swivel joint of her neck a bit. Otherwise, she's read for some great crime-fighting adventures!
* One of the things I love most about the design of this figure is that her costume is inspired by the Batgirl of Burnside look from Babs Tarr and Cameron Stewart. It's a great costume design that Mattel also seems inspired by in their DC Super Hero Girls line. The purple and yellow look great together and I love the actual fabric cape and the attachment straps on her shoulders.
* Since this set is called "Batgirl & Cycle" would it really surprise you to know that a motorcycle is included? Babs gets this awesome purple and yellow motorcycle to help her zoom around Gotham. It kind of resembles a bat from the front (the headlights look like eyes) and it has nice, thick tires so it can stand up without needng to be leaned against something.
* If you push the grey bat emblem on the side of the motorcycle a yellow bat-shaped missile will launch from the front. This is a pretty fun feature that works great. I'm not always the biggest fan of missile launchers on toys (they were just really overdone throughout the 1990s) but this one looks find before it's fired and fires with a decent amount of force.
* Babs looks fantastic on her motorcycle, doesn't she? She can grip the handlebars well (they're not at all fragile) and fits perfectly right over the seat. Her cape looks awesome blowing behind her, too! This really is an impressive little set.
* I'm not a fan of the eyes here. Something about them just looks a bit off, possibly as if they're just spaced too far apart. I'm also not digging the blank expression. Give her a grin or a smirk or a grimace or something! The other Imaginext figures tend to have great expressions and I'd love to see something a bit more charming here.
Imaginext Generation) and you should be able to locate a Batgirl for your own collection!
If you just can't get enough of Batgirl, check out a number of other Batgirl statues, toys, and action figures I've reviewed in my virtual Batgirl museum!
If you're interested in more DC Imaginext figures, check out my reviews of:
DC Superfriends Imaginext by Fisher Price
The Joker & Harley Quinn
K. Croc & Swamp Ski
Justice League Imaginext by Fisher-Price
If you're interested in more Imaginext reviewed in general, check out my reviews of:
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 2 by Fisher-Price (2014)
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 3 by Fisher-Price (2014)
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 4 by Fisher-Price (2015)
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 5 by Fisher-Price (2015)
Crash Test Dummy
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 6 by Fisher-Price (2015)
4 Arm Alien