Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Eaglemoss Chess HARLEY QUINN Revealed!

DC Chess Collection #17 Black Queen - from Eaglemoss Publications

I'm glad to have some non-Catwoman woman news this month!  The DC Comics Chess collection is going strong and I'm really excited to see the sculpts of all the upcoming figures.  Just revealed this past weekend were Bane, Harley Quinn, Black Canary, Mr. Freeze, Nightwing, Scarecrow, and Ra's Al Ghul.  I'm eagerly awaiting the pieces for Batwoman, Huntress, and Black Bat to be solicited.  I have the Catwoman and Batgirl pieces already and they are great additions to any bat-family collection (I'll review them shortly).  I should note that in the magazines shipped with those first two figures of mine, there is a thumbnail image of Cassandra Cain as Black Bat shown on the chessboard of upcoming pieces.  The image is just a panel from a comic book, but it's exciting news for Cass fans.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Target Exclusive Dark Knight Rises 4" CATWOMAN!

DKR "Battle for Gotham City" Target-Exclusive 5-Pack Catwoman from Mattel

This little beauty totally snuck up on me.  I recently moved and have been suffering all the typical move-related traumas:  my toys are packed away, I was without internet for weeks, and I can't find my razor anywhere.  The internet guy finally came Saturday morning (albeit with the wrong modem) and I was finally able to catch up on things I had missed in the previous weeks.  CoolToyReview had a post featuring a sneak-peek image of the Target Exclusive DKR 5-Pack.  The article was focusing on the Stealth Batman figure as a possible plot spoiler (which I'm skeptical about), but I was blown away by the cool-looking Catwoman figure off to the side.  Monday at work I made plans to hit three Targets on my lunch hour, and luckily I found the set on my second stop.  They had about eight sets on the shelf and I spent some time picking a decent paint job, but I'm very happy with this surprise figure.