Well we have reached the end of the last DCSH reviews. The next time I review a DC figure it will be from the new Classics line, and I can’t wait.
First up today we have Selina Kyle, Catwoman. This is another female figure which gives us another body type to use for future figures. Catwoman is well articulated showing Mattel’s ability to both give us a great sculpt and great range of motion. The paint job on the figure is flawless and really reflects the comic version of the character. The only drawback of this figure is her goggles. The picture on the card back and side both show Selina without the goggles and she looks great, but with goggles she loses some style points. They are thick and make her face look awkward up close, but as part of a display she looks good. Now Selina comes with a ton of accessories, which is nice to have in this minimalist age of action figures. The extras include Isis her kitty, a removable back pack, a whip, and necklace. With these items she can be either Selina the hero of Gotham’s East Side, to Catwoman the villainous cat burglar who also tries to seduce the Batman. She is a great addition and nice way to end this run.
Our final figure of the newest wave is Clayface. There is no doubt that the Four Horsemen are fans of the DCAU after seeing this figure. The best way to describe Clayface is one word, WOW. The Clayface sculpt is amazing given the fact the character is just a blob of clay, and the guys really brings out the detail of this character’s design. But as with most figures no matter how well made the figure maybe, there is at least one problem. The arms on Clayface are made of a very spongy rubber with wire in the middle making him really bendy. I think the idea of making one of the most flexible villains in the DCU a very flexible figure is brilliant. The problem is that it almost feels like the wire will break through the rubber if he is moved too much. I myself will probably buy an extra just incase of a break, and if Mattel planed that, then they just doubled the demand of this figure for both collectors and parents.
Overall I think this was a sold wave giving us 3 villains, and 3 different heroes. As time goes on and we start to see how the new Classics line plays out the DCU will grow to Marvel Legends size.