I was just having a conversation the other day about how Batgirl figures seem to arrive in bursts. The last great example was back in 2008 when we got Showcase, Alex Ross, and All-Star Batgirls between June and September. We are currently in the middle of another such wave. Beginning with the New 52 Batgirl at the end of Sept, followed by this Capullo figure in December, and culminating in the animated figure in February. I'm also expecting to see a burnside Batgirl in the next year. Figures of her, Batwoman, and Black Orchid are my biggest DC hopes for Toy Fair next month. As I mentioned back in the Capullo Catwoman review, I have no real connection to Capullo's art, but that doesn't stop me from totally digging these figures! I think they're fantastic. Artist-stylized figures like these are what separates DC Collectibles from the other action figure brands. Unless there was a blockbuster movie backing her, there's no way any other company would release so many Batgirls. Let's check her out!
For some reason I took really horrible photos of the packaging. Sorry about that.
Batgirl comes with three little batarangs.
Batgirl features the old-fashioned T-crotch hip joints with hinged knees and calf swivels. She has a ball-jointed neck and shoulders, hinge elbows, and swivel gauntlets. She has no wrist, ankle, or waist cuts.
Time for some Group and Comparison Shots!
Here she is with the Capullo Catwoman.
And here she is with the New 52 Batgirl from September. I'm shocked at how much larger the Capullo figure seems to be. I assumed she would be smaller for some reason.