I honestly don’t know how I didn’t see this from a mile away, later this week Groove Inc releases San Diego Comic-con exclusives Catwoman and Batgirl Pullips. Of course Groove Inc is going to make Japanese exclusive versions of Catwoman and Batgirl Pullips as well. These versions will be available only at Wonder Festival, which is probably going to make them a lot harder to get a hold of ::weeps:: . The SDCC versions will be limited to 400 pieces each, I’m not sure how limited the Wonder Festival versions will be.
I made a comparison photo of the new Wonder Festival version of Batgirl with the Comic-con exclusive version. When compared the Wonder Festival version has a darker palette in general, she’s tanner, her lips are darker as well as her wig (which seems to be mixed black/blue). The Comic-con version seems to based more on the iconic version of Batgirl, I’m not sure what the basis for the Wonder Festival one is. The costume almost reminds me of the wretched Alicia Silverstone Batgirl costume from the reviled Batman & Robin film. I would understand the Wonder Festival version more if they had chose to make Batgirl blond like the current Batgirl (Stephanie Brown).
The Batgirl costume is a little different, it uses a different bat logo and the gloves/boots/inside of the cape are now all black versus the yellow of the Comic-con exclusive.
I noticed in both versions of the Batgirl suit the bust area seems to be padded a bit, the Pullip type 4 body doesn’t seem to have enough bust on it’s own.
I don’t like this version of Batgirl as much as the SDCC version, she’s a pretty doll but she only leaves me baffled.
I made a comparison photo of the new Wonder Festival version of Catwoman with the Comic-con exclusive version. Catwoman has a lot lighter coloring this time around and she is blond. Catwoman is actually has black hair, she is only blond in Batman Returns and the comics from around the same time period (they changed it briefly in the comic for all the new Batman Returns fan). She is also supposed to have green eyes which neither version has.
It’s really easy to forget just how thin/frail Pullip’s new type 4 body is until you really see it in something form fitting like the catsuit. It’s rather freaky how Catwoman is here, I hope I am able to squeeze that tiny catsuit unto an obitsu body.
The only difference in the outfit that I noticed offhand is that her goggles are a bit different this time around, they are orange instead of green.
I actually really like the blond Catwoman’s face up, I don’t consider it to be more Catwoman-like I just like it as a doll.