I'm really not a fan of dolls, but I really am a huge fan of DC heroines. So obviously this set was torture for me. The factors that led me to cave in and purchase the set were (1) the cheap price of $4.99 each and (2) The fact that I'm surrounded by a million tempting Walgreens stores. But as it turns out, regardless of how many stores I may have near me, this set was extremely hard to complete (I had been trying since early June). It seems that only a few select stores even carry these dolls, and those that do usually only get two dolls in. Just two. Not a bunch of Batgirls and a bunch of Catwomen, no, just two lonely random dolls on the shelf. On top of that, my region is swamped with Wonder Woman and Supergirls, but scarce on the Bat-ladies. After my long Summer of hunting, I can begrudgingly admit that these dolls are actually pretty cool. At the very least, they can keep my SDCC DC Polly Pockets company. Let's check out this frilly foursome below!
To my untrained eye, the style of the dolls is very very creepy. But at the same time, I recognize the style as a huge trend in the Japanese doll market. Dolls like Yeolume, Dal, Byul, Blythe, Isul, Pullip, and Taeyang have been using this large-headed, creepy-eyed motif for years. Coincidentally, a few of these brands are made by TakaraTomy (née Takara), and I have observed a special relationship between Takara and Walgreens over the years. Mostly in the form of exclusives, special package rebranding for the stores, and even simple things like getting prime stock of TakaraTomy brands like Transformers (Airachid was scarce in most big stores, but I see her all the time at Walgreens).
Anyway, lets' take a look at them individually, We'll start with Catwoman.
The packaging is pretty cool. I especially love the pawprint motif in the background.
Catwoman's removeable pieces include her helmet, goggles, and whip.
Oh, before I forget, they all come equipped with that typical closing-eye feature that dolls often have. The difference is that these ladies' eyes pop open with an audible click. It actually made me jump the first time it happened
Next Up is Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman's removeable pieces include a Cape, Tiara, and Lasso.
Next Up is Batgirl!
Batgirl's removeable pieces are her Cowl and her Cape.
And finally we have Supergirl.
Supergirl's sole removeable piece is her cape.
Time for some Group Shots!