Height: 7 3/4 inches (without stand).
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
*Despite everything else I don't like about this figure, the biggest problem here is that it just doesn't function properly. Seriously, what is the one thing that a non-articulated statue needs to be able to do? Did you say stand up? Bingo. That's it. If a statue can stand up properly it is already a functional as it needs to be. The Vinyl Idolz Batgirl cannot stand up. As you can see in this picture, she has the tendency to lean over t her left. She's not permanently affixed to her base, but she almost should be. Still, her legs are molded incorrectly or something as she just looks wilted. I own dozens of statues (vinyl, PVC, polystone, and resin) and this might be the first one that just will not stand. Go home Batgirl, you're drunk!
* The stand is a separate plain black disk with two differently sized pegs on it. As you can probably tell from above, it doesn't work at all. While the major fault here lies in the statue's wonky legs which are inexplicably warped, the stand doesn't seem like it was well thought out for the character, either. It probably should have been a permanent piece rather than a removable one. Getting foot pegs to function with a thin character in high heels is always a real challenge.
Hank Hill summarize my reaction when I first saw this figure. Yeah, this is a pretty terrifying looking figure. I know it was the 1960s, so maybe this is what Batgirl would have looked like in an episode where Batman tripped out on LSD with the Beatles or something. I know this line has a particular style and it works on some characters but here, with the expressionless face? Nope. This is flat out, bug-eyed, soul crushing nightmare fuel!
* This is definitely the least of the statue's problems but I will point out that the edges of the cape are a bit messy. A number of figures and statues have this problem, so it's not unique, but it's always a bit disappointing.
*If you're just looking at this figure below the neck, it actually looks pretty nice. While the face is heavily caricatured, the body is normal and seems quite proportional. Vinyl Sugar did a nice job of capturing Yvonne Craig's Batgirl build and in selecting a pose that is immediately recognizable as her particular interpretation of the character.
* Another positive aspect of this figure is that the paintwork and the glittery appearance of the suit are quite nicely done. The yellow paintwork belt and the bat-symbol on Batgirl's chest are both neat and clean, which is always nice to see. The glittery plastic of her bodysuit looks great here. It really adds something to this figure, although it's a shame that the head is so awful and that the figure can't stand.
Vinyl Sugar's beautiful Vinyl Vixens Batgirl released earlier this year, but this? This is like the complete opposite end of the spectrum from that.
I'm starting to amass a nice little collection of Batgirl products based off of Yvonne Craig's appearance in the 1966 Batman television series, including:
Batman: Classic TV Series by Mattel
Batman Classic TV Series Bendables by NJ Croce
I've reviewed plenty of other Batgirl collectibles, including:
Ame-Comi Heroine Series by DC Collectibles
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