Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Batman - POISON IVY!

The Batman - EXP (Extreme Power) - Arkham Asylum Multi-Pack - Mattel 2006

Of all the various Batman animated shows and movies, I think my favorite character designs are from 2004's The Batman. For the first time, the characters seemed to have individualized designs as opposed to a formulaic look. Don't get me wrong, BTAS and TNBA were groundbreaking and looked great. But the female characters all essentially shared the same body and facial characteristics. In The Batman, Jeff Matsuda's character designs were really diverse. They were all different shapes and sizes, and even looked like they incorporated different illustration styles altogether. Poison Ivy is my favorite of the bunch. She looks heavily inspired by Ted Naifeh's early Gloomcookie art, and it really suits her. Her action figure is one of the more exclusive ones released. She was readily available and I would see her in stores often, but she only came in two multipacks and never saw single release like most characters. But she's totally worth the bulk purchase. Let's check out Poison Ivy below!

The Batman - EXP (Extreme Power) - Arkham Asylum Multi-Pack
Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Riddler, Clayface, Ventriloquist w/ Scarface, Batman (Criminal Capture) 
Mattel 2006

The Batman - EXP (Extreme Power) - Triple-Pack
Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Batman (Criminal Capture) 
Mattel 2006

I made this graphic years ago showing Ivy's evolution through animation (up until 2016).

Poison Ivy has a simple four points of articulation: Swivel neck, waist, and shoulders.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Ivy with Catwoman and Batgirl from The Batman.


1 comment:

  1. Cool. I've never seen these sets. Design is fantastic.