Monday, June 5, 2017


POP! Heroes #148 - Batgirl (Classic) - Books-A-Million Exclusive - Funko 2017

I set a new rule about no longer buying repaints of toys, especially Funko POPs, that I don't desperately need or aren't particularly comic accurate. In the fallout from that decision I sold a ton of variant figures on eBay and freed up some much needed space in my collections. I was even fine skipping the Specialty Series Batgirl POP this past winter (and Batgirl is an especially difficult character for me to resist) - although she wasn't super-desirable because she had weird blue gloves that looked out of place. But then a month or two later this Books-A-Million exclusive was announced and I knew I would be caving. She doesn't even sport that drastic of a change from the original NYCC 2016 release - just a blue cape and cowl - but it had all the comic-accurateness that I fawn over. I immediately started stalking my BAM stores but quickly gave up and just ordered her from the website. She's a beauty. Now I'm all amped up for the SDCC Funko announcements. I have a gut feeling we'll be seeing more Babs.

Here is an image I threw together showing the evolution of this sculpt. On the left is the 2016 NYCC (all black) version, in the middle is the early 2017 Specialty Series (blue-gloved) version, and on the right is the recent BAM Silver Age (black and blue) version. 

Time for a Comparison Pic!

Here she is with the 2016 SDCC Classic Batgirl.


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