We all know DC Collectibles has been hitting it out of the park recently with all their amazing and innovative new action figures. What I'm especially excited about though is the sheer number of wonderful additions to my Catwoman collection thanks to DCC! Seriously, my three favorite Catwomen in my collection are the last three put out by DCC. And that Jae Lee Catwoman coming out this Summer looks like it might be my favorite yet. I have no connection to Greg Capullo. I remember him being the backup Spawn artist way back in the early nineties (when Todd couldn't hit his deadlines). But beyond that, I'm only peripherally aware of his career. Clearly he has become a Batman artist of prominence. When this figure was first announced right before Toy Fair last year, I was excited for another Selina but not thoroughly impressed with the execution of the figure. In person though, I think she's gorgeous. And her body style hearkens back to the nostalgic DC Direct days. Let's check out Catwoman below!
I realize the face sculpt might be a little hard and angular for some, but that's what I like best about this figure. It gives her a very unique look among my numerous Catwomen.
Catwoman comes with her signature whip. It is made from a very soft and flexible plastic.
Catwoman's articulation is a little funny. She is a throwback to the golden days of DC Direct with her T-Crotch. She also has articualtion at the shoulders, elbows, gloves, neck, upper thighs, knees, and boots. My Catwoman's right calf is really bowed. I'm not sure if it's a packaging defect or if it is a design decision, because it actually poses really well as long as that leg extends backwards.
The original solicitation included either a variant unmasked head or a removable mask like the Hush and New52 figures. But I was surprised to find no unmasked options in the final version when I bought it yesterday. It's really okay though, because I really thought the unmasked face looked pretty funky.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
And here she is with Mattel Arkham City, DCC New52, DCC Capullo, DC Direct Arkham City, and DC Direct Hush.