Saturday, January 21, 2017

Classic Batman '66 Dorbz - BATGIRL!

Funko Dorbz #232 - Batman Classic TV Series Batgirl - Walmart Exc - Funko 2016

I have extremely fond memories of watching Batman (in syndication) in the early 80s. My brothers and I would race home from the park, turn on the tv and sit as close as we could get to the screen (ignoring my father warning about color tv "radiation poisoning"). Anyway, I love all the Batman episodes, but there was a special added excitement when that cartoon of Batgirl swinging in for a kick was inserted into the opening credits. That meant she would star in the episode alongside Batman and Robin. She was only introduced in the final (shortened) third season, so she appears in less than a quarter of the episodes. And if your tv stations were as bizarre as mine and played things out order, then it was always a crap shoot. There are far too few Yvonne Craig Batgirl collectibles out there, so I was super excited to get this Walmart exclusive Dorbz repaint (Now I need a Catwoman though!). They announced a second wave of Pops for 2017 so I know we'll be getting a Batgirl there, too. Let's check out Batgirl below!

The paint on my figure is pretty good, but I must say most of the Batgirls I saw in the stores were very sub-par. The paint around the mask was horribly sloppy and sometimes the eyes would be printed off-center. Plus mine actually has a crack at the bottom of her Right ear (which can be seen in the sideways shot below). All my other Dorbz have been perfect and no single one was better than the others, so hopefully this isn't a sign of a new (sloppier) factory handling production.

Time for a Comparison Pic!

Here she is with the first series comic-style Batgirl from 2015


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