Mafex Selina Kyle 2.0 (Catwoman) REVIEW!
Catwoman is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as either an ally or enemy of Gotham's superhero Batman.
The character was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, and debuted as as "the Cat" in Batman #1 (June 1940).
Also known as Selina Kyle, Catwoman's relationship with Batman throughout the decades has been complex and interesting to say the least.
While she has been consistently depicted as a burglar and villain in the comics, she has also on many occasions been portrayed as an anti-hero, willing to do what it takes to seek justice. She cares about Batman, but at times struggles to identify with Batman's moral code.
As a Gotham City thief, Catwoman typically wears a tight, one-piece outfit and uses a bullwhip for a weapon. She has also been known to utlise claws as part of her weaponry as well as climbing pitons.
She is a skilled martial artist and gymnast, and has escaped numerous attempts on her life in the past.
Catwoman has been featured in many media adaptations related to Batman by talented actresses such as Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer and of course Anne Hathway, who this Mafex figure is based on.
Interestingly, Catwoman is one of few comic book characters to been ranked as the 20th top comic book heroes of all time (IGN poll) as well as the 51st greatest villain of all time (Wizard Magazine poll).
Mafex's Selina Kyle 2.0 comes wrapped in pretty much the same type of packaging as the Mafex Batman Begins figure. She comes packaged in slipcover window box designed for collectors.
There are compartments to store away the accessories if you do no want to use them.
Not too many accessories, but Mafex makes up for it with a nice unmasked headsculpt and killer Batman cowl.
Selina comes with:
- one unmasked headsculpt
- one masked headsculpt
- one flipped up goggles
- one flipped down goggles
- one gun
- one damaged batarang
- one Batman cowl
- eight interchangeable hands
Much like the the Batman Begins figure, Mafex is showcasing a continued commitment towards consistency with the the Dark Knight trilogy figure line. There are virtually no complaints for this figure the most part- except that the "hair" of the masked headsculpt that I got was loose.
But other than that, the figure is a breath of fresh air in releases over the past year dominated by male comic book characters. Selina 2.0's headsculpt likeness to Anne Hathaway is uncanny, and the figure is able to perform numerous poses with ease.
And unlike earlier releases of Mafex from a few years back, there is no worry about damaging the figure.
This is a solid figure, and a welcome addition to my collection.
This is how Selina looks like with the two headsculpts and goggles:
Fans of Catwoman and Hathway's portrayal of the character will definitely appreciate the work Mafex has put into this figure- from a fantastic ab crunch to elbow and shoulder ball joints, the only limit to posing this figure is your imagination.
LIke I mentioned above, you should have no problem getting Selina in various poses.
HOWEVER the high heels that she comes with somewhat affect the figure's balance at times, which means you just have to spend a little more time messing around with the figure until you get the desired pose.
Selina is a must-get for hardcore Batman and Catwoman fans, and scales well with other 1:12 figures from companies like Hasbro, Mezco and Marvel Legends.
Big Bad Toy Store still has her on preorder for US$79.99 (RM317.09).
OVERALL SCORE- 8.2/10
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Check out my previous review of the Mafex Batman Begins figure.
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