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NECA Gives Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman a Figure to Die for

NECA Gives Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman a Figure to Die for

We don’t know about you, Miss Kitty, but our toy collections are about to get so much yummier.

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Batman Returns is an often-neglected franchise stepchild when it comes to toys. Though it got a full line when it first came out in 1992, many of the toys were repaints or off-model items that had little do with what was onscreen. We have yet to get a really great, affordable action figure of Batman in movie-accurate Returns armor (Hot Toys just recently announced a high-end version), but last year NECA finally delivered a fully detailed quarter-scale Danny DeVito Penguin, and this year, they just revealed his (sometime) partner in crime – a Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman that features the actress’ authentic likeness (the original movie line had a toy of Selina, but it was small and the face sculpt was generic).

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Catwoman is welcome not only because she’s the greatest live-action Catwoman to hit the big screen so far (sorry Lee, Anne, and Halle, but she is), but because, along with the 18″ Arkham Harley Quinn figure, she’s a sign that NECA is finally putting some faith in large-scale female figures; prior to these two, the only one they’d done was Uma Thurman from Kill Bill. Might they finally relent on not doing Black Widow?

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Yes, that’s an extra head with rooted hair. And a smiley-faced taser accessory.

Paraphrasing Dr. Chase Meridian, this toy has gotten our attention with skintight vinyl and a whip. And that beats a helluva cup of coffee any day.

Who does NECA need to make next from the Bat-movie universe (and before you answer, you should know they’ve nixed a Tom Hardy Bane)? I have my thoughts, but it’s time now to hear yours.

images: NECA

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