The newest NECA 1/4 Scale Figure from the Tim Burton era Batman films is now available in stores and online! After the release of the original 1/4 scale Penguin figure from Batman Returns, fans had immediately began requesting a Catwoman figure to go alongside that excellent Penguin and their 1989 Batman. It didn’t take long, and NECA answered that call with this all new Catwoman figure. this new release is based on Michelle Pfeiffer’s iconic portrayal as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, in the 1992 film Batman Returns. The figure stands over 17″ tall, with over 30 points of articulation and movie themed accessories.
We have over 45 photos of the Batman Returns – Catwoman 1/4 Scale Figure. Toyark sponsor Entertainment Earth sent along the figure. Read on to check out the images as well as our review.
Batman Returns – Catwoman 1/4 Scale Figure
- Excellent overall sculpt
- Two great portraits
- Lots of articulation
- Nearly flawless paint apps
- Tight joints
The Catwoman figure comes packaged in a large scale window box based on the original poster designs for Batman Returns. The front features a large window, allowing you to see the figure in the packaging. Each side showcases a photo of Catwoman, with the back showcasing the figure and the details. Catwoman is held to a cardboard tray with a few twist ties. Included with the figure is two swappable head sculpts, two extra interchangeable hands, a bendable whip, a taser and a small figure stand (which I didn’t need to use).
Once removed from the box, you’re essentially ready to display the figure. You can swap out the heads or hands, attach your desired accessory and then pose up the figure as you’d like. Unlike Penguin or Batman, the Catwoman figure doesn’t require any heavy cloth additions to the outfit. Aside from some hair used one one of the head sculpts and the fine threads hanging off the costume, the figure is completely sculpted from top to bottom. Catwoman stands just about 17″ tall and is full of articulation. Fans will be pleased to see double jointed elbows and knees. The soft vinyl corset hides multiple points of waist articulation. The articulation as a whole blends very well with the svelte design of the figures, never feeling like it takes away from the sculpt. Joints were tight throughout, allowing for dynamic posing and good weight balance. The figure does include a single peg stand that can be placed on one of her feet for added stability, but I never needed to use it.
Presentation is where the Catwoman figure really shines. The included accessories are spot on to the film, with a perfect taser (complete with Max Schrek logo), an extremely long bendable whip and some worthwhile interchangeable parts. The sculpting throughout is exceptional, with wonderful small details, such as the popped seems throughout the costume. The wet leather look comes across perfectly here, with incredibly smooth sculpting on the outfit, which contrasts so well against lifelike skin texturing, the faux hair and the strings. There are two head sculpts included here, one a more neutral, standard head sculpt and the other featuring an angry expression. Both include outstanding likenesses to actress Michelle Pfeiffer. The angry head sculpt is probably one of the best I’ve seen. The torn seems of the mask, combined with great detailing in the expression and the hair pushing out through the holes in the mask is an incredible visual for an action figure. Thankfully, the painted held up their end with subtle skin tones, wonderful beauty makeup on the face and super reflective blacks on the outfit. Detail lines are crisp, clean and lifelike.
If you have the space in your display, Catwoman is a must own figure. The figure is beautifully sculpted and painted, with top notch articulation and two spot on head sculpts. Check out some highlight photos below and the full gallery after that.