Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Pinmates - An Assortment of Marvel and DC Characters - Bif Bang Pow! 2017

I'm kind of obsessed with these Pin-Mate figures from Bif Bang Pow! Throughout my childhood my home was littered with Fisher-Price Little People. My siblings and I had a ton. We had really old wooden ones and more modern plastic ones. But they were all in the simple peg-style of the time (not like the chubby vinyl things the line has morphed into now). And when we wanted to add more characters to our playsets, we would decorate one-piece wooden clothespins with markers and crayons to add to our ranks. When I first saw these PinMates, I half loved them and half hated them. But after I picked up a few and they continued to roll out cool characters, I'm definitely a fan. I have a handful of Bat-Ladies and Spider-Ladies, and now I want more. I've skipped a few cool movie-based characters (like Gamora, Nebula, Mantis, Hela, and Suicide Squad Harley Quinn) because I dig the retro and comic styles a lot more. But now I want Silk, Anya Corazon, Huntress, Poison Ivy, and a ton of others. Let's check them out below!

The Batman '66 line is very complete. I have Julie Newmar, Yvonee Craig, and Eartha Kitt, but I'm super intrigued by Egghead, Mad Hatter, and Mister Freeze (among others).

This Silver Age Heroines of DC Comics set was hard to come by. I saw it once in Target but didn't pick it up. Then on Entertainment Earth it was sold out and way overpriced on eBay. Eventually they showed up on Amazon super cheap.

There are a ton of cool Marvel figures out there, but these three are my favorites: Jessica Drew Spider-Woman, Spider-Gwen, and Gwenpool.  Note that Gwenpool's swords are made of felt. I'm assuming a lot of characters with add-on pieces (like Hela's headdress) are made of the same material.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the three Catwomen today: Julie Newmar Catwoman, Silver Age Comic style, and Eartha Kitt.

And here are the Batgirls: Silver Age Comic Style and Yvonne Craig.


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