Monday, May 14, 2012

Dark Knight Rises FUNKO POP!

Catwoman Makes Her First Funko POP! Vinyl Appearance in the New DKR Lineup!

I'm not the biggest fan of of the vinyl toy renaissance of the past 10 years, but I must admit I'm a HUGE fan of the Funko POP! line.  They're cute as hell, very reasonably priced, and available pretty much anywhere you can buy action figures.  I only own a few at present, but I'm hugely tempted to dive right in and become wholly obsessed.  But until then, I'm sticking to the Bat-Family females.  With the diversity we've seen so far from the POP line, I'm a little surprised that the first Catwoman we've seen has been a movie version.  I thought for sure we would have seen a comic style Selina by now (with multiple exclusive repaints for good measure).  But either way, I'm super-excited to add a second bat-lady to my collection.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Arkham City Series Two CATWOMAN from DC Direct!

The First DC Direct Catwoman for 2012, but definitely NOT the last!

The Catwoman season is upon us and the first offering from DC Direct is a winner.  This action figure had me nervous since we first saw her at NYCC this past Fall.  I felt that her face looked awful, her neck too short, and her body too posed.  These trepidations were only amplified when I saw the official solicit pics in December.  Something about her face just looked trashy and exaggerated.  Then I started watching youtube videos of the game and I realized that Selina looked like a prostitute in the game, too.  I was really debating skipping this figure (which is an extreme reaction from a diehard bat-lady fan like myself).  Then, luckily, some in-hand pics started popping up on eBay a few weeks ago and suddenly she looked pretty good.  The only difference was a much-toned-down paintjob around her eyes and lips, but that subtle change made a world of difference to the final product.  Continue on to see more pics.