Sunday, September 3, 2017

Minifigure Review: Batwoman (Series 1.5) from DC Comics Lil Bombshells by Cryptozoic

 Last year I reviewed series 1 of Cryptozoic's DC Comics Lil Bombshells and they ended up being one of my favorite minifigure series of the year. While series 2 is just starting to hit in large numbers (I received mine in the mail on Tuesday and should be getting around to reviewing them soon), Cryptozoic did also release a series 1.5 earlier this year. Series 1.5 features the same 10 figures from series 1 with new color schemes. I originally didn't plan on picking any of series 1.5 up due to the price and the fact that these are simple repaints but a few weeks ago I found two of these on clearance for $2.50 at a Wal-Mart while on vacation. They were both sealed but I took my chances and was rewarded: The first figure is my favorite Bombshell, Batwoman! My wife actually made a homemade, from scratch Bombshells Batwoman costume for the Charlotte Heroes Convention this year and it's incredible! Now I love Bombshells Batwoman even more. We were both thrilled to pull this figure from the pack. Let's take a closer look at the series 1.5 version of Kate Kane after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 3 inches

Articulation: None

Accessories: Metal storage canister

Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars

Here's a look at the series 1.5 figure (on the left) next to the series 1 figure (on the right). Since the sculpt is exactly the same, check out the series 1 review for my full thoughts.  For this one, I do like the red and black, although not as much as the original version. The paint work is still really neat and clean, though. What would have been even better would have been to give her a yellow and red outfit with black hair like the Golden Age Batwoman. That would have been a very unique variant.
 * I don't usually talk much about price when it comes to toys but I still feel the need to mention that for around $10, these seem a couple of dollars too high, especially for a blind-bagged series. Well, blind canned. Yeah, these actually come in little tins with removable lids. It's a cool gimmick although I imagine it's what is adding the extra few bucks to the line. The tin is quite nice, though, and looks good on display with the figure. There's even a checklist on the back. The series 1.5 can is the same as the series 1 can except for a different sticker on top.

 I still like this figure, although the fact that she's in a costume that doesn't match her typical Bombshells design does make her a bit less desirable to me. I can't complain about the price (considering I snagged her for $2.50) but if you pay full price, you might a bit. She's still a cool little figure, though, and a Great addition to any Bombshells or Batwoman collection.

Looking for more Batwoman stuff? Then check out the following reviews I've written for the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Batwoman, and the series 1 Lil' Bombshells Batwoman, and the DC Designer Series Bombshells Batwoman.

For more Lil Bombshells figures, check out the following reviews:

Black Canary 
Harley Quinn 
Poison Ivy
Wonder Woman

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