Thursday, July 25, 2013

Legends of Batman EGYPTIAN CATWOMAN!

Legends of Batman - Egyptian Batman vs Catwoman 2-Pack - Kenner 1996
 
Legends of Batman was a very interesting toyline produced by Kenner in the late 1990s.  It was one of the earliest lines I can think of to make creative variants of all the A-list characters rather than just painting them neon and giving them ridiculous accessories.  Instead, Kenner approached these figures as potential Elseworlds-type characters.  Some of the gems of this series include: Samurai Batman, Pirate Two-Face vs Pirate Batman, Dark Rider Batman (very Sleepy Hollow), and Cyborg Batman.  I know crazy non-canonical variants aren't everyone's cup of tea, but then I see popular comics like The Return of Bruce Wayne or that cool Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Time Out for Vengeance" and I think these figures were just a little ahead of their time.  Plus, they gave us Egyptian Catwoman.  It makes sense somehow that she would be represented as a cat-goddess (although that doesn't make me accept the Halle Berry movie yet).  It doesn't hurt that this figure, in all it's 90's overly-posed glory, is actually pretty sweet.  Let's check her out in detail below!






 


 
 







 
 
 
 
Egyptian Catwoman comes with a cat-claw staff and a feline headdress.  Also, both she and Batman came with collectible cards.
 




She's basically only poseable in this one position, although you can create some slight variations by turning her head.










I kind of wish the Wolverine claws were removeable, because it seems like overkill with those and the staff.








 
Time for a Comparison Pic!
 
(I prefer her without the headdress)



 
Cheers!



1 comment:

  1. this is literally my favorite figure of catwoman. i had like a million of these when i was little lol

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