Sunday, April 2, 2023

Batman Knightfall - CATWOMAN!

DC Multiverse - Batman: Knightfall (Jim Balent) - Catwoman - McFarlane 2023

I have this insane competition in my head where I always want a specific toyline to have more Catwoman figures than Wonder Woman. It's usually a losing battle for Selina (and probably will be yet again in the McFarlane DC Multiverse line), but right now, if you count variants and the two Batman '66 figures, they are tied at 9 figures each. This newest Knightfall Catwoman in her 1990's purple Jim Balent costume is always a nice change of pace from her modern all-black designs. I was never a huge fan of this design in the comics, but in toy form I've really grown to love it. I especially love more recent toy interpretations where her hair isn't so exaggerated, her chest is a more proportional size, and her face displays an expression that is not a gritted-teeth snarl. This specific sculpt may have swung a little too far in the other direction and made her look a little bored, but it's a solid figure overall. I'm also excited to find the gray variant of this figure showing up in stores now. Let's check out Catwoman below!

Catwoman comes with a spare set of hands, a figure stand, a collector card, and a long flexible whip.

This whip is probably my favorite Catwoman toy whip to date. It's really long, has a great texture, and has a natural pliability that's really great. The only downfall might be that's it's heavy, so any action poses will likely droop over time.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Catwoman with her other main purple-suited figures: DC Essentials and DC Direct.

Here is Catwoman with her two other primary DC Multiverse figures: The Batman (Gold Label) and Arkham City.
Note that there are three versions of The Batman, two versions of Knightfall, and two versions of Arkham City.

And here are all my Knightfall Catwoman figures together. The only ones I have made previous posts on are the DC Essentials figure, the Iron Studios Statue and the Funko Rock Candy.



  1. I really, truly wanted to like this, but I feel McFarlane's screwed the pooch in torso design like this, where the pelvis makes characters look like they're wearing a giant freaking diaper. So sad, because this figure would be fine without that. It's a deal-breaker on purchasing it.

    1. I don't mind the form of the torso and the diaper at all. I can see what everyone doesn't like, but it's not a detractor for me personally. What makes me nervous is the amount of rubberized pieces wrapping the torso. I'm afraid it will degrade and either loosen or crack over time.