Sunday, July 26, 2015


Batman & Robin (Movie) - Deluxe Figures - Batgirl w/ IceStrike Cycle - Kenner 1997

Normally the 1990's trend of creating completely random variants of staple characters annoys the crap out of me. I've seen enough neon camouflage Batmen to last a lifetime (not to mention the current Iron Man and Spider-Man lines keeping up the tradition). But every once in a while a variant comes out of left field and actually looks cool (I'm thinking of Ice Armor He-Man and Mandarin Spawn in particular).  While this IceStrike Cycle Batgirl isn't as grand as those two, it certainly is a pretty great variant. The color palette is muted and the armor seems like something that could have appeared in the film.  Plus the entire figure has been redecoed with great little sculptural details. All in all she's a fantastic alternate to the original figure. It would not have been unheard of for Kenner to simply repackage the first figure with her motorcycle and call it a day, but luckily we got this really fun figure out of the deal.  I unfortunately don't have the IceStrike Cycle itself, but the figure is more than enough to keep me happy.

This Batgirl came with a cloth came like the old Super Powers figures had.  This was because the stiff plastic cape would prohibit her from sitting on the motorcycle.

Here is a photo of her wearing the rigid cape that came with the standard issue Batgirl.  It's semi-flexible so you can wiggle and stretch it around her cowl to remove and swap it, but I'd be careful because it seems like it could tear.

Here are some images I swiped off eBay of the IceStrike Cycle.  It seems oversized for her, but it's very cool nonetheless.

Mattel teased us in 2011 by showing this bike with the then-newly-announced Legacy Batgirl.  I haven't seen a pic of her riding it, but the bike seems to be in scale with DCUC-sized figures.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the standard release Batgirl.



  1. two solid batgirl figures! like both designs, but my favorite is this, looks really futuristic.
    love your blog and collection. cheers!

    1. Thanks! It's also great because you can get these figure so cheap on ebay. I just got an extra for a few bucks to attempt a custom.

  2. I have her and her cycle - - I've never tried sitting a 6" scale Batgirl on it but it looks like it would work and I will have to give it a shot soon!

    1. You should totally do that and review it! I've seen people do something similar with that Barbie batcycle, but I think this one would work a lot better.