Thursday, May 5, 2011

C is also for Catwoman

This is Catwoman as she is seen in "The New Batman Adventures". Her outfit changed from dark gray with black gloves and boots to entirely black. The mask (its eye-holes replaced by white lenses) only revealed her mouth and the area around it, and also made her skin appear chalk white.

Catwoman had no abilities beyond those of a normal human being. However, she was relatively fit, and displayed some gymnastics training. She is after all, a cat burglar. She also has a way with any animal feline, knowing how to keep her enemies' cats from attacking herself.

Additionally, Selina was an effective seductress, a talent she employed to remove herself from treacherous situations, be they with Batman, the police, or otherwise.

Her costume was outfitted with claws. Springing from the gloves, these provided many uses, serving as weapons, climbing utensils, and glass cutting. Additionally, she carried a whip. This worked as a defense item and served as a grappling-hook.

There's a saying "Cats always land on their feet" but this Catwoman figure can barely stand on her own at all :( although I still like the style they drew her in

Finally, she was known to (on occasion) bring her cat Isis during her burglaries.

Isis was used as a retrieval method for some items of value. To insure her cat's safety and return, Catwoman brought a small cat whistle to call the feline.

A popular figure, Catwoman has been featured in most media adaptations related to Batman. Actresses Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt introduced her to a large audience on the 1960s Batman television series.

Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed the character in 1992's popular film "Batman Returns". Check out the 1:6 scale Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman 12-inch female action figure review HERE and HERE

Halle Berry starred in a stand-alone "Catwoman" film in 2004, though the film features a title character bearing little resemblance to the comic book character. Follow the link for pictures of a 12-inch Halle Berry Catwoman figure.


Super-Duper ToyBox said...

That thing has STYLE. I LIKE!

alex teo said...

thanks Colin, as do I :) CHEERS