NJ Croce is having a killer year with their Batman novelties. These bendable figures are the perfect thing to fill the doldrums in the weeks leading up to SDCC. They're bright. colorful, well-made, and inexpensive. I've never been much of a fan of bendies, but in a few short years I've acquired six and I must admit I think they're pretty cool. Batman the Animated Series (and all its subsequent iterations) are getting a lot of love this year. There is an awesome New Adventures Batgirl action figure due out next month from DC Collectibles. And Diamond Select showed a BTAS mini-bust and PVC statue at Toy Fair in February. Up until this point I've actually had very few animated-style Batgirls in my collection (I used to be a "comics-style" purist until a few years ago). But now I welcome them with open arms. I don't want to backtrack too far though because collecting all 2 billion Kenner variants will kill me. I'm fine with this glorious bendie for now. Let's check her out below!
Time for some Comparison Pics!
Here she is with the Batgirl '66 Bendie, also from NJ Croce.
From Left to Right: Hasbro Batgirl from the 2002 Girls of Gotham set, 2001 Jack-in-the-Box Kid's Meal Batgirl, NJ Croce Bendable Batgirl, Quick (European Fast Food Chain) Batgirl, and a miniature Batgirl that was a European exclusive (Nestle or Whitman Sampler or something.. I'm having trouble verifying).