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, boots, gloves, belt, cowl, cape, and batarang.
Non-Scalper Price: $27
* I do not have a true Mego Batgirl in my collection so I appreciate how close to the original product Figures Toy Co. is able to get. Between her bright red rooted hair and her cute face, Batgirl really looks pretty nice. She's definitely dated but it's a nostalgic kind of dated look. What's nice is that she looks almost equally as good with her cowl off as she does with her cowl on.
* I'll go back to what I said earlier when I compared Mego styled figures to Barbie meets Marvel Legends: They really do have a pretty wide range of articulation built around a standard body that isn't hindered by articulation or anything. There's a series of rubber connectors inside that give the neck, torso, hips, and shoulders a lot of movement. Pretty wild to see a 70's styled figure crouch so well, huh?
* I usually don't talk much about packaging on here but I'm making an exception since this packaging is intentionally reusable. When it comes new 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 Batgirl figure on display. I think she looks great in the package.
* Just wanted to shine some attention on the beautiful and classic Carmine Infantino artwork here. I love the purple color chosen for the background as well: It really matches the look of the background for Detective Comics 359, the book featuring the story "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl." I have a giant wooden poster of that cover on my wall so I get to look at it every day and I still find it amazing.
* I do like the look of the figures since everything is removable and can be added separately. The gloves, belt, boots, cape, and cowl can all be removed so you can swap parts between other figures or change up Batgirl's look. You can also remove her body suit, but I don't have any pictures of that. This isn't that kind of blog.
* One of the things I've noticed about some Mego styled figures is that they tend to look contorted if the elastic/rubber bands inside are too tight. Every now and then you'll be trying to pose Batgirl and you'll see her neck, hips, or torso contort in some bizarre, awkward way. The hips are definitely the most noticeable part in my book.
* The basic Batgirl figure from Figures Toy Co. has a simple blue visor, like the Mego World's Greatest Superhero version. This one has the black shadow on the front like the 1960's Batman art. It's accurate and would look great if the black paint weren't already flaking off. Seems like some parts of this figure were really done on the cheap.
* I know they're fairly accurate to the vintage Mego figure this one is based off of but I hate these gloves. They're awkward, don't stay on well, translucent, and they look like oven mitts. These are really not awkward and if I were displaying Babs loose I'd consider just displaying her with them off.
* Again, while I get the point of this figure is that it's a replica of the vintage Mego figure, since Figures Toy Co. is billing this as a First Appearance Batgirl from her Detective Comics 359 debut I wish they would have painted her satchel red. That's a really unique part of that costume and it would have been nice if it has been captured here.
I've reviewed a ton of Batgirl stuff on the site, 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
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