Friday, June 10, 2022

Mezco 5 Points - CATWOMAN!

Mezco 5 Points - Batman Classic TV Series Box Set - Catwoman - Mezco 2022

In the next 30 days I'm predicting the announcement of a Julie Newmar Catwoman from McFarlane Toys. And based on the Eartha Kitt figure we already got in that line, I'm expecting this to be the pinnacle Julie Newmar Catwoman toy. In the meantime, I would say that high honor belongs to the recent Mezco 5 Points Catwoman from the Batman Classic TV Series box set. This collection has an intimidating price point at $139, but I find it's very much worth the price. Included are seven 1:12 scale figures (six of which have alternate heads), a great Batmobile, and a detailed cardboard diorama of the Batcave (interior) and Wayne Manor (exterior). I picked up the whole set plus an extra Catwoman on eBay to display both heads. This figure easily has the best Julie Newmar likeness so far, although not perfect. But I have a hunch she has a face that's hard to capture. We should see how McFarlane fares soon enough. I'm very excited. Let's check out Catwoman below!

Catwoman comes with two heads, a small handgun, a golden cat idol, and a figure stand.

As the product name implies, this line features a simple 5 points of articulation: Head, Arms, and Legs.
I've owned the Space Ghost figure for a few years (where is that Birdman??), but this was my first real exposure to the products. I love their quality and simplicity. I find that most 1:12 scale figures with excessive articulation end up looking gangly and awkward, with oversized elbows and knees to accommodate the joints. This line focuses on the sculpt and I appreciate that.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the Funko Catwoman from 2017.

And here are the contents of the box set (plus an extra Catwoman I got on eBay). All the characters had extra heads except Joker. The set also has a Batmobile and an elaborate cardboard batcave playset.

Here are all my Julie Newmar figures together. From Left to Right: Lego, NJCroce Bendie, Mini Mez-Itz, Eaglemoss Bust, Mattel 6" Figure, Mezco 5 Points Figure(s), DST Bust, Lego again, Funko 3.75" Figure, Funko HeroWorld, and Heroclix. (I forgot to include my Pin-Mate, Funko Pop, Wacky Wobbler, and Hallmark Ornament).

Here is the 5 Points Batman in the center flanked by the two Funko figures on either side.

And here is the Robin 5 Points on the Left with the Funko Robin on the Right.


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