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.
Catwoman is part of DC Direct's second series of action figures based off the hit game, Arkham City. The packaging is the same as Series 1 and displays very well. However, I feel that Selina looks much better when you get her out and pose her a little.
Catwoman is articulated at the neck, shoulders,elbows, forearms, hips, knees, and calves. No ankle or wrist joints. Unfortunately she only stands well in a standard standing position (she's actually leaning against the backdrop in this pic).
Here are a few of the terrifying images I referenced above:
Video Game Appearance - Official Solicit Pic - Convention Pic
Time for some comparison pics!!
And finally here are: (Left-to-Right) Mattel AC Harley Quinn, Mattel AC Catwoman, DC Direct AC Catwoman, DC Direct AC Harley Quinn.