Batman: Legacy - Series 3 - Two-Packs - from Mattel 2012
I've been waiiiitttiing for a girl like you to come intooo my life. Seriously though, it's been a LONG time since we've had a decent modern Catwoman figure. DC Direct's Hush Catwoman came out EIGHT years ago in 2004. And even that awful DC SuperHeroes version was in 2008. And I say awful because the goggle tooling and weird face paint applications ruined it in post-production, which is such a shame because the prototype 2-Up of that figure was beautiful. Anyway, this figure is just awesome. I have so few criticisms that this review is going to be be mostly pictures. Or maybe I will ramble just a little about how this is going to be an awesome year for Catwoman fans. This is the second and third Catwoman action figure so far this year. We have the DC Direct version of this figure coming up next month, then a Mattel Movie Masters figure, and potentially a DC Direct DCU Online figure. Plus I'm sure we'll see something for DC New52 eventually. It's a virtual flood of Selinas!
The packaging is cool. Pretty much what I expected. Selina comes with her whip and a cool Batman accessory. I do wish she would have come single-packed though because this was a $60 purchase on a day when I also found two other action figures I had been hunting for. I need sponsors! The poses in the packaging are really playful and fun. especially in the white variant version. Of course Catwoman's whip is very curled as a result.. Note: These Batman: Legacy figures do not come with the standard poster pack-in that we've come to expect.
By the way, in case the Variant doesn't make sense to you, here is one of the major graphic advertisements for the Arkham City game. They never appear in the game like this (I asked an honest-to-goodness 16 year old!), but this advertisement was used heavily before the release of the game and is pretty iconic.
Time for some comparison pics!
Here she is with the only other modern Mattel Catwoman (DCSH). The new one is a little better.
Here they are with the 2004 DC Direct Hush Catwoman - arguably the best version of this costume up till now.
All the Mattel Catwomen!
And here she is with most of the modern Catwoman figures out there. I excluded statues and busts. I still say the new one is best. What do you think?