Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Action Figure Review 90's Edition: Catwoman from Batman: Special Legends Edition by Kenner
Ready for one of the best parts of the figure? The accessories! While most Legends of Batman figures had crazy projectile firing monstrosities, Catwoman came with three really cool and functional character specific accessories, all of which this figure included too. First, is the whip. It fits nicely in her right hand and is made of a sturdy, rubbery material that actually lets it swing around. It's a super cool accessory and something no Catwoman figure should be sold without. Second is her capture net. This is a real freaking net with four plastic discs on the sides to make it heavier. It makes sense for Catwoman to use when capturing her foes or for Evil Betty to use when trying to capture the Chosen One. Last, but not least, is her grappling hook backpack. It's a small pack this its on Catwoman's waist and features a string running through it that's attached to a grappling hook. There's even a clasp to hold the grappling hook on the backpack when it's not in use. It doesn't actually allow her to climb like the vintage Masters of the Universe Webstor did; it's simply a string through a hole. Still fun, though. This version is molded in a metallic purple plastic that looks kind of cool.
While I loved the original figure, I think I might love this one a bit more. While the red hair is inaccurate, it looks nice when paired with the shiny, metallic outfit. The only real complaint I have is that the crop in her boot isn't painted, something the original figure nailed. Of course, considering this figure came out around three years later, it wouldn't have been as impressive at the time and thus garners a lower rating than the original figure. In 1997, I think this would have been a Great figure and not an Epic like the original was in 1994. For collectors scooping up all of the Legends of Batman figures, the Warner Brothers Studios Store exclusive Batman: Special Legends Edition line offers up a whole new vein of figures to collect. They're a bit more rare, but don't seem to be insanely expensive, so start tracking them down if you're interested.
While you probably won't find this figure there, Big Bad Toy Store has plenty of other Catwoman merchandise, from statues to action figures to key chains. Check them out!