Main
Features
 FOTD
 NYCC 2019
 SDCC 2019
 Toy Fair 2019
 SDCC 2018
 Toy Fair 2018
 HasCon 2017
 SDCC 2017
 Toy Fair 2017
 SDCC 2016
 Toy Fair 2016
 SDCC 2015
 Toy Fair 2015
 SDCC 2014
 C2E2 2014
 Toy Fair 2014
 SDCC 2013
 C2E2 2013
 Toy Fair 2013
 SDCC 2012
 C2E2 2012
 Toy Fair 2012
 NYCC 2011
 SDCC 2011
 Toy Fair 2011
Archives
 Books
 DVD
 Music
 Statues
 Prop Replicas
 Toys
 Video Games
Credits
Contact



Favorite Links:
16bit Tumblr
16bit Twitter
ASM
Awesome Toy Blog
Battle Beasts
Battlegrip.com
Doomkick
EE Podcast
Galactic Hunter
Glyos News
OSM News
Parry Game Preserve
Shortpacked
Toyfinity

Catwoman DC Direct, 2004

Catwoman Review Capsule
While DC Pocket Super Heroes have been around for a while, they haven't been free, like this Catwoman was at Toy Fair in New York City. After doing some research, we're really not quite sure if this was a show exclusive, or if only the packaging was exclusive to the show. Either way, it's a woman in a skin-tight purple uniform with a mannish face and no accessories. For free, it's awesome, otherwise you'll be having to make the call.

Introduction

Villains usually take the back seat in any case of Batman-themed toys, so merchandise based on the other characters is quite often greeted with open arms. There might be one villain in a case of 16 figures, with the other 15 being Bats. So a figure like Catwoman, while not perfect, is quite welcome.

While a brick-style figure, she still has an original head and even a tail so she's distinctive in her own right.

Jointed at only six places, she's not exactly a technological toy marvel. But she did turn out as a great figure in this style, and as such, is worth taking a look at.

Figure

While fans of the classic anime will enjoy this, I've never seen it, so I can't exactly go on about it. The toy, however, is well done enough so that any person with the ability to spot a good toy should enjoy it.

The figure has articulation that's superior to the bulk of Kenner's Batman offerings from 1990-2003, and at the same time, equivalent to Star Wars circa 1995. She can be moved at the neck, shoulders, waist, and hips, which isn't bad considering the style of the figure. Some additional articulation could have been placed in a few other places that wouldn't hinder the sculpt, but as it is it might be too much. The final product is quite good.

Overall, the figure's sculpt is on the flat side. Basically, it's a fairly muscular little man without a lot of texture except on the lower waist piece, better known to you and me as the crotch. The new belt was added in, as was a tab to connect a holster for one of his weapons. You might also notice a bracelet on his wrist, which is removable and gives the figure a slightly more distinctive look.

Aside from the definition-free face, the sculpt of her head isn't bad at all. The ears and hair have a fair amount of work done to them, as do the ears. Her face is painted on, though, and the mouth and chin don't exactly reek of the fair sex. With sculpt of the body and the rest of the head, it's obvious who this is supposed to be, but as Catwoman toys go there have been better faces.

Accessories & Gimmicks

Zero. What you see is what you get, no stands, backdrops, or whips.

Packaging

As a promotional figure, there really isn't much to it. There's the traditional plastic bag... and a header card. No graphics to speak of, just a purple header card that matches the figure nicely.

It's adequate packaging, but by no means worth hanging on to if you're going to keep this figure. Unless you have two of this figure, in which case there's no reason to crack it open.

Fin

For what she is, she ain't bad. A nice small figure, about four inches tall, and unlike other figures she's actually capable if sitting down.

Reviewed and photographed by Adam Pawlus
Sample obtained from DC Direct at Toy Fair in New York in February, 2004
Reviewed on March 23, 2004.

Other Toys
 Adult Swim
 Master Shake (Toy Fair)
 Battle Beasts Minimates
 Alligator (Toy Fair)
 DC Pocket Super Heroes
 Catwoman
 Emperor's New Groove
 Kuzco (100 Years of Disney)
 Final Fantasy VII (Japan)
 Cloud Strife
 Gladius
 Mongrel Man
 Go-Bots (Tonka)
 Leader-1
 Jurassic Park (2009)
 Tyrannosaurus Rex
 Kubricks
 The Count
 Lord of the Rings
  Ringwraith
 Microman
  Gatchaman
  Micro Trainer Machine
 Nightmare Before Christmas
 Jack Skellington Wind-Up
 Nintendo
  Samus Aran
 Q*Bert
 Q*Bert on Skateboard
 Real Ghostbusters
 Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man
 Rockman
 Rockman 8
 (Ironbuster)
 Shockinis
 Toy Fair 2004 Figures
 Shooting Game Historica
 Vic Viper T301
 Shrek 2
 Dragon
 Spider-Man
 Spider-Man 2
 Magnetic Spider-Man
 Classics
 Spider-Man
 Spider-Man (Black)
 Venom
 Star Wars
 Boba Fett
 Titan A.E.
 Akima & Phoenix
 Universal Monsters
 Creature from the Black Lagoon (12")

16bit.com is best not viewed in Apple's Safari browser, we don't know why. All material on this site copyright their respective copyright holders. All materials appear hear for informative and entertainment purposes. 16bit.com is not to be held responsible for anything, ever. Photos taken by the 16bit.com staff. Site design, graphics, writing, and whatnot credited on the credits page. Be cool-- don't steal.
We know where you live and we'll break your friggin' legs.