This is the figure I have been hoping for ever since DC Collectibles launched their Designer Series back in 2014. Catwoman has been my favorite comic character since I was first exposed to her in the 1966 Batman television series, then further impressions from silver age reprint comics in the 1980s. By 1987, she was modernized into her gray catsuit look which I loved. Unfortunately it was quickly changed into her 1990's purple bodysuit which I loathed. My displeasure with the purple costume wasn't shared though, because it stuck around for eight or nine years and really skyrocketed her popularity. But then in 2001, much to my relief, Darwyn Cooke and Ed Brubaker revamped Selina into the sleek, acrobatic seductress we know and love today (and 15 years later it's still an extremely popular look). It's shocking how well the Jonathan Matthews sculpt captures the feel of Darwyn's art. My Catwoman collection never felt complete without this pivotal design represented. Let's check out Catwoman below!
Selina comes with her signature whip.
Catwoman's articulation is very good, but it is a little more stiff than typical figures these days. Most of the Designer Series figures I've bought so far have T-Crotches and no Ankle articulation like this figure. But for a series specifically meant to represent stylistic 2-dimension illustrations, I'm glad they are preserving the greatest amount of sculpt, even if some articulation gets sacrificed in the process.
Time for soem Group and Comparison Pics!