Batman: The Animated Series was one of those cartoons that revolutionized superhero culture in the mainstream media. It combined Tim Burton's gritty Gotham with the film noir style of the classic Superman cartoons from Fleischer to create a fresh new Bat-Universe. Sure Batman and Batman Returns were huge hits, but this cartoon series provided an everyday all-ages exposure for years. Most mildly-nerdy adults I meet nowadays had their perceptions of Batman formed from this very series. To be perfectly honest, I was never a huge fan of the series. Although I was young, I already had a definitive Batman in my head and this Timm-verse Batman was not it. It grew on me over the years of course. And one of the highlights of the series was the deeper development of great female characters like Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. This BTAS action figure series from DCC is one of the most unexpected yet amazing toy lines I can think of. This Catwoman is perfect. Let's check her out below!
The sculpt by Irene Matar is perfect. I've been a fan of her since she showed us her talents for capturing unique animated styles with the Super Best Friends Forever line.
Catwoman comes with a ton of accessories: Two extra sets of Hands, A Jeweled Necklace, a Whip, Binoculars, her cat Isis, and a Figure Stand.
Here is the figure stand assembled. The base has her animation model sheet printed on it.
Catwoman's articulation is pretty amazing and unlike anything we've seen from DC Collectibles before. She has a ball-jointed head; hinge-and-pivot shoulders, elbows, and wrists; DCUC-style hips; hinge knees and ankles; swivel boots; and rocker feet. The only improvement I would make would be to increase the range of motion in her elbows. Mine can only bend about 45 degrees. I would love to pose her in a classic hand-on-hip contrapposto, but she isn't able to.
Isis is a genius addition to her accessories. She has a ball-jointed head, simple leg cuts, and a rotating tail.
Here are some images of Catwoman from the show.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!