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Phicen Gives Life to Classic Batman Catwomen

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Silver screen icons most known for playing classic Batman foes Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt are latest two classic screen ladies being replicated into 1/6 scale figures thanks to the teaming up of Phicen and Executive Replicas – the same team up that brought Caroline Munro and multiple other screen icons into the same scale.

Dressed as their iconic Catwoman alter-egos, Newmar played the cat loving villain from 1966 to 1967 (seasons one and two) while Kitt took over the role from 67’to 68′ (season three).

Both figures stand 12″ tall and feature (semi) detailed head sculpts along with Phicen’s well known seamless bodies, though, for some unknown reason, are not using the sturdy standard stainless steel skeleton with Phicen instead opting to use their inferior plastic skeleton.  Also to note is the missing of Newmar’s catwoman ‘cat ears’ headpiece which Phicen are not planning to include.

 Check out below what each figure comes with:

The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar:

  • Belt
  • Figure Base
  • Four Color Packaging
  • Head Sculpt
  • Interchangeable Claw Hands (3 Pairs)
  • Kitty Cat
  • Knee Boots (1 Pair)
  • PHICEN Seamless Female Figure Body w/ Plastic Armature
  • Removable Sleevelets
  • Tight Jumpsuit

Eartha Kitt: Femme Fatale:

  • Ankle Boots (1 Pair)
  • Baby Tiger
  • Belt
  • Eyeshade
  • Figure Base
  • Four Color Packaging
  • Head Sculpt
  • Interchangeable Claw Hands (3 Pairs)
  • PHICEN Seamless Female Figure Body w/ Plastic Armature
  • Removable Sleevelets (1 Pair)
  • Tight Jumpsuit

Both figures are set to retail for US$150 with a Q4 2016 release date with most 1/6 retailers already offering up pre-orders.

 

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Mattel Takes on Female DC Super Heroes

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Wonder Woman and Supergirl DC Super Heroes by Mattel

Fashion dolls and action figures that come with positive messages have become a major selling point of late and rightfully so!  Companies like IAmElemental and Mattel’s Barbie have recently been introducing female empowered figures and dolls that are all about ‘being the best you’ to the very lucrative 6 to 16 year old female market and now, DC heroines including Wonder Woman and Batgirl are joining those ranks via a new line of fantastic fashion action figure dolls from Mattel.

Among the bevy of empowered and positive female figures hitting stores is the DC Super Hero Girls that will see 6 well-known DC heroines and villains from Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Harlequin and Bumblebee released as collectible action figure dolls with several points of articulation, fabric uniforms and rooted hair.  They are somewhat shapely like Barbie but stand half an inch taller than the blonde bombshell.

The plan to diversify just what toys are offered to girls in toy stores is a big bold move that seems to sit well with both the kids wanting the items and the adults buying them . Mattel’s announcement of new curvier Barbie saw adult collectors snap up the shapelier dolls in the droves and with DC’s legion of fans behind them, Mattel could be sitting pretty knowing a second audience with accessible cash is eagerly awaiting these figures.

A budget or cheaper version of these figures will also be hitting stores along with smaller plastic molded versions of each character.

Hitting Target stores in the US first, word has it that here in Australia, KMart, Target and Big W will be stocking these figures and these could be hitting our shore as soon as March 31st so get your wallets ready!

Depending on the popularity of the line, further releases including Katana, Catwoman and Hawkgirl could be announced.  Find out more about the DC Super Hero Girls here.

Do you have plans to collect the line?  Want to see another heroine not listed released at a later date?  Sound off in the comments above.

Fox Releases New Gotham Trailer

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Not only have FOX announced a 13 episode order of their new Batman prequel series Gotham, they also today, released a new sneak peek trailer for the upcoming series.

Gotham is a prequel series to the Batman story and will tell the origin of James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) as he works his way up to the role commissioner of Gotham City and will introduce us to well-known and popular villains early in their evil careers.  Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, and Poison Ivy are all set to be featured.

“GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.”

Along with Benjamin McKenzie, Camren Bicondova will play a young Selina Kyle, David Mazouz, a  young Bruce Wayne, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney.

Let’s hope when Gotham airs in the US fall that it ends up better than what’s been seen in early drafts of the pilot script.  Speaking with a source who had seen an early draft of the pilot script “the dialogue is horrendous and filled with terrible one liners and cliche catchphrases that are reminiscent of a bad 60’s comic book based TV series

Gotham is set to premier in the fall for US viewers.

Batman Prequel for FOX Casts it’s Young Bruce Wayne

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More details are starting to emerge about FOX’s new Batman prequel series titled “Gotham” which centers around Gotham City Police Commissioner, Detective James ‘Jim’ Gordon (Ben McKenzie – The O.C) and his efforts to fight crime in city of ambitious and creative criminals.

While FOX have been clear to note that Gotham is not a prequel to the Batman character, they have announced that David Mazouz (Touch), has been cast as a series regular to play a young Bruce Wayne.  It’s been revealed that when Bruce’s story begins on Gotham, his parents have been murdered he’s relying on help from Alfred Pennyworth and Commissioner Gordon.

Along with the casting of a young Bruce Wayne, newcomer Camren Bicondova has been cast to play a young Selina Kyle who eventually takes on the persona of Catwoman.

Joining Ben McKenzie, Camren Bicondova and David Mazouz is Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin, and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney.

Each episode will be one hour, and the pilot will be written and produced by Bruno Heller, a British screenwriter best known for co-creating the HBO-BBC produced drama “Rome,” which explored Ancient Rome’s reign under Julius Caesar and Emperor Augustus.

Gotham has been given a series order by FOX and is set to premiere in the fall.