Tuesday, February 4, 2020

DC Essentials - CATWOMAN!

DC Essentials #22 - Knightfall Catwoman (Jim Balent) - DC Collectibles 2020

I'm really getting pumped for an exciting NY Toy Fair later this month. With McFarlane Toys and SpinMaster running full speed with the DC licenses, Hasbro Teasing G.I.Joe 6", and (historically) smaller companies like PhatMojo and Jazwares hitting their stride, it's likely going to be an eventful show. But my secret wish is for DC Collectibles to reveal more Essentials figures. There was a wave announced this past Summer (right before SDCC) that included Poison Ivy. I was bummed when an actual figure was never shown. And at NYCC they only showed a variant wave and some zombified figures. DC Collectibles and the former DC Direct has a history of ending lines too soon and I really hope we aren't seeing the signs of this happening again. The DC Essentials line has been amazing and honestly shows more potential that any other DC line I can think of. But if this Knightfall Catwoman happens to be the last original female character in the line, at least it's ending on a high note. Let's check out Selina below!

This figure was a long time coming. In recent years we were teased with several cancelled figures of Catwoman in this costume. Finally we got one!

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the three Knightfall Catwomen figures so far:  The 2006 Knightfall Catwoman from DC Direct and the 1994 Legends of Batman figure from Kenner.

And with (most of) my Knightfall Catwoman collection.

Here are all my DC Essential ladies together: Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Cheetah, and Supergirl (I never bought Wonder Woman).



  1. Cool figure - that is quite the Catwoman collection at the end of the post.

    1. Thanks! I realized a few I forgot to add after I took the photos. Next time we get a Knightfall Catwoman the group shot will be even bigger!

  2. Good day to you sir, and I hope it finds you well. I recently picked up this Selina, and I share your enthusiasm for her. I used to have the DC Direct figure until the brittleness of her bones induced a stationary fracture (a medical phenomenon which a DC figure surely must have invented).

    I always appreciate your reviews. Thank you for them! Your site is a precious research/artifactual resource.

    Please forgive my boldness. But as a fellow devotee of the figures femmes, I urge you to treat yourself to the Essentials Wonder Woman. Admittedly not knowing the specifics of your objection to her, I’m nevertheless rather confident that in hand she will win you over. I personally find her to be one of the very best Wondies in my collection.

    Anyhoo, thanks again for this treasured nook of the big bad web.

    1. Thanks for the post! I've been really slow at responding to comments lately, but I eventually reply to everyone, even if it's a little delayed. My problems with the wonder Woman had to do with the shape of her head (her skull seemed too flat) and her waist looked awkwardly skinny. It doesn't help that she was released on the same day with Supergirl and Cheetah (who were both near perfection). I know one of my local comic shops still has her so I'll give her another chance to impress me next time I go in. Thanks again!