I’ve decided to review the DC Universe Batman Legacy Edition Catman figure because, well I think it deserves it!
This is actually a pretty cool character to make into a figure. And it’s proving to be an item collectors seem to like.
First appearing in Detective Comics issue 311, the character has seem to become long forgotten, with the exception of Mattel’s latest iteration.
The figure is intended for an adult collector as displayed prominently on the outside top of the box.
The figure also includes a stand with the character’s name and an exclusive Comic Book Poster.
Really good job on the packing of the figure, very sturdy but also a good design. Good choice of color and bubble shape. The artwork on the side is a plus (featured in picture).
Otherwise the figure is able to be posed in a number of ways. However most are hard do and keep the figure balanced as well.
Although this is all to common with many figures today, especially Adult Collector themed ones (Not that it should be that way, I just accept that it is).
As detailed as the figures are, they are almost impossible to pose without assistance.
Take for instance that CatMan here comes with his own stand and yet is just as difficult to pose and keep him balanced with or without the stand.
It was hard just to get him to pose for these pictures for display.
Many of Mattel’s DC figures turn out this way, even The Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters figures more currently.
The size difference between the two lines (The Dark Knight Movie Masters versus the Legacy Edition) seem to make a difference as well.
At least CatMan does come with a stand. Now Movie Masters have not come with a stand to date.
They usually just come with accessories (like crime scene evidence and build-a-bat signal).
Despite the posable issues, which are mainly due to balance, the figure is still very detailed.
It feels like it is made of quality plastic material similar to Dark Knight Movie Masters. It sports very good detail for the retail price.
The inclusion of the claws accessories, the stand and the poster are a nice added bonus too.
However, the poster was somewhat of an issue to unroll for scanning and displaying purposes.
I wanted to put the poster in a frame as I like to do with all my posters, but find I’m going to have to press it flat for awhile.
I’m not sure if there is much of a better solution to be able to include the poster with the figure short of having it folded which I don’t like to have posters folded but I guess it’s a subjective choice.
I could go either way really. You might know of a better solution, feel free to comment.
Overall the figure is worth the pickup. The added bonuses are nice, but could use a bit of improvement when it comes to delivery of those bonuses and the ease of posing the figure.