This little beauty was one of my favorite discoveries at Toy Fair '15. Ever since I stumbled across the NJ Croce booth in 2013 and saw the very cool JLA New Frontier bendable figures, I have made it a point to stop by each year to see what new offerings they have. They have yet to disappoint me. Last year they had a Julie Newmar Catwoman. Then this year they wowed us with a BTAS Harley Quinn and Batgirl, as well as this Batman 1966 Classic TV Series Batgirl. I honestly already have low hopes for 2016 because this year will be a tough one to beat. I supposed a BTAS Poison Ivy or Catwoman is possible (and a Mystery of the Batwoman figure would make me faint). But this Batgirl '66 figure is something special. I believe this is the first official piece of merchandise featuring the Yvonne Craig Batgirl on the market. We have 2 Statues (Tweeterhead & DST), a Bust, and an action figure due out later this year, but I think this is the first. Hopefully this is only the beginning. Let's check out Batgirl below!
I always stock up on Kaiser 3.75" doll stands on Amazon every time I need to up my order to $35 for the free shipping.
They come in handy big time.
The cloth cape is a cool addition. I suppose the previous Batman figures probably perfected this multi-media approach, but this is the first time I've seen it in person and I think it works really well.
I love the sculpt on this figure. It's got a great face, and the skeletal structure seems human
(unlike a lot of bendies that end up looking like jellyfish). The sparkles in her bodysuit add a lot as well.
Clearly, Batgirl is bendable. It seems like all NJ Croce Bendies have an internal wire armature to aide in the posing. I don't like to bend mine too much because I like to pose them standing at attention (and I've had bendies deteriorate from extended use as a kid... so I'm paranoid and cautious with these ladies).
Okay, now that we have this figure, I need to see lots more Yvonne Craig Batgirl toys. I expect Funko products (POPs, bobbleheads, Dorbz, etc) and Mini Mez-Itz from Mezco at the very least.
Time for some Comparison Pics!
Here she is with the Bendable Batman '66 Catwoman from last year.