I wasn't overwhelmed by the first offerings from the Batman Legacy line of action figures by Mattel- I already had a DCUC Joker, I'm lukewarm on the Modern Age Batman, Harvey Dent had a coin permanently sculpted in one hand & included no weapon, and I have the far superior DC Direct Arkham Asylum Batman. The second wave, however, had the Batgirl I've wanted, a Golden Age Batman, and a character new to the Mattel 6" DC Universe line, Catman!
I'm a big fan of Batman's Golden Age outfit- I like the black shorts & mask, shorter cape & ears on the cowl, yellow utility belt, and simple chest insignia. This one looks just about perfect to me. While this K-Mart Exclusive version included a smaller Bat-Mite companion figure, I regret a batarang or grapple hook not being included. Mine has a somewhat loose left shoulder joint, but he still holds a pose- any advice on how that might be fixed would be graciously considered. And as often as it is a problem, the weight of Batman's cape makes it difficult for him to remain upright in many positions, like so many of the caped figures in the DC Universe Classics line. Batman did the Nestea Plunge several times during this session :D I will say that the sculpt on his soft rubber cape looks both clean and appropriate- very cool!
A figure in this line I was really excited by was Batgirl! While merely a repaint of the DC Superheroes Batgirl, I preferred both the classic color scheme and the opportunity to have a Batgirl at a reasonable price- the DCSH Batgirl can go for a lot these days! And if Mattel ever wants to make any money, they can just re-release the Bargirl Barbie. She's hot property, and I'm unsure why they don't roll it all out for this beloved heroine. As though Mattel never learned, or likely never cared, the action pose she was packaged in warped her right leg. A dip in near boiling water followed by a firm repositioning under cold tap water seemed to cure that easily. Small complaint: where her articulated right forearm joins under her glove can be seen through the light yellow plastic.
Additionally, this girl should have a grapplehook or batarang- her hand is positioned to be holding one- C'mon Mattel!!
The buck on these DC Universe women have always been too small in my opinion- they feel fragile to the touch, and Batgirl here is as anorexic as the rest. I realize they are stylized like the bodies in the comics, but I would have beefed these beauties up. All complaints aside, I enjoyed this figure's styling and color, and the gloss black was a nice touch.