Friday, October 18, 2019

Batman Universe Busts - CATWOMAN '66!

Batman Universe Busts #28 - Catwoman '66 - HeroCollector/Eaglemoss 2019

Every time I see an image of a 1966 Catwoman I get overwhelmed by nostalgia. Whether it's Julie Newmar, Earth Kitt, or Lee Meriwether, there is something about the costume that sweeps me back to my childhood in the early 80s. I grew up without air conditioning or cable, and during the hot summer months my siblings and I would block out the shades, haul out the electric fans, make tons of juice pops, and settle in for long marathons of Godzilla movies, Star Trek the Animated Series, and the 1966 Batman show (all of which were in constant Summer rotation on our weird local stations). This was my first exposure to Catwoman and I was instantly entranced by her. I've loved almost every iteration of the character since, in both comics and movies, but I think I will always hold this version as the gold standard. It's only a shame that the likeness to the actresses are so consistently off-base. The merchandise doesn't look bad per say, but they certainly don't resemble Julie, Eartha, or Lee. Let's check out Catwoman below!

If you've ever bought an Eaglemoss product before, you'll know that the paint masking is often imperfect. In all the photos above, you will see how the edges of her mask are a bit sloppy and her eyes and lips are lacking detail. The photos below are after a simple retouching with a steady hand a tiny brush.

Time for some Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the Diamond Select Bust.


1 comment:

  1. I grew up watching Batman while it was on Prime Time. Catwoman was a favorite; they had a couple different actresses playing her role. Meredith is the one I think people remember.