Thursday, November 25, 2010

Catwoman's Claws for "Batman Returns" - the Real Deal

I was staring at my recently acquired 1/6 scale Catwoman femfig (approx. 12-inch female figure) from "Batman Returns" standing on my work desk and wondering what her claws (the 1:1 scale ones) were really made out of. Piqued with curiosity ("Curiosity killed the cat" is a proverb used to warn against being too curious lest one come to harm. A less frequent rejoinder to 'curiosity killed the cat' is 'satisfaction brought it back'), I decided to search the internet for answers and the answer I got blew my mind!

Want to know what her claws were made out of? Scroll down for answers - I assure you that you will be truly satisfied!

All of the metal and stunt sets for Catwoman's Claws in "Batman Returns" were made by Scott Schneider (check out his site HERE), a veteran of miniature visual effects who has contributed to some of the most influential films of the last 20 years. The pictures below are original glove pieces for Michelle Pfeiffer's CATWOMAN costume from the 1992 "BATMAN RETURNS" movie, i.e. her "Claws" and they are beautifully and wonderfully made, from a Batman fan's perspective, of course. What more can I say? ENJOY :)

Left hand cat glove with "claws"

Right hand cat glove with "claws"

Another view of the Right hand cat glove with "claws"

Close-up of one of the claws

Related posts - other movie characters (1/6 scale versions) with CLAWS:
Marvel Comics Wolverine by Medicom
Medicom 12-inch (?) Hugh Jackman Wolverine from the "X-Men" movies
Hot Toys "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" - THREE-part reviews
Jun Planning 16-inch Jack Skellington as "Sandy Claws"
Hot Toys Edward Scissorhands starring Johnny Depp, considered one of the most unique and versatile actors in Hollywood.


saruman said...

WOW! Awesome!

Unknown said...

fantastic.... how did you make them??? I'd really love to know how did you make it... can you help me?

alex teo said...

Hi Nicola, these are not made by me. I merely re-posted the pictures from the designer himself, Scott Schneider. You can check out his site via the link:

He would be the best person to answer all your questions. CHEERS