Thursday, December 10, 2009

DC Universe Classics - Catwoman

The lastest Action Toy Review poll revealed that the readers want a Catwoman and/or Power Girl review next so thats who's up next.  First I will review Catwoman from the Gotham City 5 pack which is a Wal-Mart exclusive set and in a few days I will post a Power Girl review. 

As far as sculpt goes, DC Universe Classics Catwoman is essentially the exact same action figure as the DC Superheroes Catwoman action figure released in 2007.  Basically this newer version of Catwoman is just a repaint.

The action figure itself is very thin compared to the male versions of the DCUC or DCSH toy lines.  If you have Batgirl, Supergirl or Harley Quinn from either of these toy lines, you will see Catwoman is exactly the same size.  It is a smaller scale than some of the newer female action figures like Wonder Woman, Power Girl and Big Barda (as she should be).  Catwoman's goggles or belt are part of the sculpt and are not removeable.

Catwoman's paint job is fairly simple.  She is one shade of purple with the exception of the black in her boots, belt, gloves and goggles and the silver zipper running up her torso.  The face paint is an improvement over my DCSH version of Catwoman which seemed to have 2 different shades of skin color.  Also her lips are much fuller in this new version.

Another main difference between the two action figures is that the DC Superheroes version of Catwoman came with a hell of a lot more accessories.  Included with the figure was a cat statue, a whip, a removeable back pack and a pearl necklace.  Gotham City Catwoman only comes with her whip.  In fact, she is the only action figure in the 5 pack that actually comes with an accessory. 

Articulation is once again standard for a DCUC Mattel action figure.  Catwoman's moveable joints include neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles.  All joints were in good working condition out of the box.

Overall, Catwoman is a good figure but probably is not going to make or break your decision to buy the Gotham City 5 pack.  If you could not get your hands on the original DC Superheroes Catwoman Action Figure and you are a Batman fan, then you probably will want to get the Gotham pack. 

Sculpt/Design - 6, Paint - 9, Accessories - 6, Articulation - 9, Fun - 7

If you are looking for this Catwoman action figure, your options are to try Walmart as this set is only sold there or eBay. 

If you try eBay you can probably find this action figure sold on its own as well as with the set which includes Batman, Superman, Two-Face and Lex Luthor

To find Mattel's DC Universe Classics Catwoman on eBay, click here

To find Mattel's DC Universe Classics Gotham City 5 Pack on eBay, click here

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