Catwoman’s design is based on her Earth-2 appearance way back in the old old old DC Universe. Catwoman is one of those characters that have had plenty of interesting costumes over the years, and I’d love to see more figures based on her early designs. I’m actually a fan of her dress costume; even if it is impractical I always thought it had a very simple yet sexy appeal. This was a pretty easy capture with Raven’s high cut dress piece, but the Horsemen really pulled it off by giving her a very attractive head sculpt.
From what I can tell, this Catwoman figure also has a newly sculpted cape, forearms, and feet. I’m not one hundred percent sure on the feet, but again I couldn’t find any that matched my previous female figures. I also have to note here that I’m so glad Matty finally created a chest piece with separate breasts. It looks so much better than the uni-boob.
Paint jobs on both figures are decent, but certainly not perfect. There are small imperfections on both figures, but nothing that we can’t ignore for the most part.
There’s also nothing really new in the articulation department. Catwoman’s head is limited by her hair, which was expected. Sadly, Batman’s head is also limited in its up and down movement. The collar on his cape may have something to do with this, but there’s also got to be a design element since he can’t look up either.
One of the more disappointing aspects of Matty’s DC figures lately is the extreme lack of accessories. From molding Magog’s gun into his holster to skimping on giving Nekron his lantern/scythe, accessories seem to be one of the easiest and most disappointing ways to cut costs. Both Batman and Catwoman could have easily done with the addition of already sculpted batarangs and a whip, but instead we got the familiar Bat-symbol stands which don’t actually work on male characters. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d gladly go without these kinds of stands if it meant a couple of nice accessories were possible.
I’m pretty sure I won’t be picking up this new Batman figure. His simplified head sculpt and detailed body just clash too much for my tastes. But I do think I’ll keep my eye out for Catwoman. She’s the perfect example of what a good reuse of parts looks like, and her new head sculpt looks really great. All she needs is my old Catwoman’s whip and she’ll be perfect.