Moebius 1/8 Catwoman

KIT #: 952
PRICE: $34.95 SRP
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: New tool


Catwoman is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman. The character was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, and she made her debut in Batman #1 (Spring 1940), in which she is known as "the Cat". Catwoman has traditionally been portrayed as a supervillain and adversary of Batman, but since the 1990s, she has been featured in an eponymous series that depicts her as an antiheroine rather than a traditional villain. Catwoman is known for having a complex love-hate relationship with Batman and has been Batman's most enduring love interest.


My understanding is that this is a new tool kit, and not something done previously by Aurora. Regardless, the molding is actually quite nice and the kit is provided on a rather large number of sprues. It is molded in black plastic, undoubtedly to enhance painting and is divided into several sub assemblies.

These sections seem to be pretty standard for plastic figure kits with separate arms, legs, torso and head, each section comprising at least and front and rear piece. The kit does provide options, one of them being a mask. The other is the decision on weapons. The box art shows a whip and this is one of the options. The other is the catatonic pistols. You are provided separate lower right arms depending on the weapon being used. You can also open holes in the two piece belt and attach a pair of pistols to the belt.

The kit comes with a rock base in case you wish to pose your figure with this item. Actually, you'll need to have something for her to put her right foot upon as that leg is posed raised. Two cat statues are also included in the box.

Instructions are well done and painting should be pretty easy as most of the figure will be in black. Instructions offer quite a few suggestions during the build so these should be useful.

While I was never a fan of the Batman comics, I did be sure to tune in same bat time, same bat channel every week to see the television series. The series had two different women portraying Catwoman. Julie Newmar was in the first two seasons while Earth Kitt was in the third season. Lee Merriweather played the part in the movie based on the series. To my mind, Julie Newmar was the best of the group, though the others certainly looked the part. The main reason to pick up this particular kit is that it is the Julie Newmar version (Mrrroww!). I've never built a plastic figure kit of this size so it will be interesting to see how it all works out.


Various articles in Wikipedia

April 2016


Thanks to me for picking this one up.

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