Toy Review: DC Comics Multiverse The Batgirl of Burnside (Mattel)

Hipster Batgirl gets her own action figure. In 2015, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) changed her costume into something that is more practical and youthful looking. She also moved from Gotham City […]

Hipster Batgirl gets her own action figure.

In 2015, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) changed her costume into something that is more practical and youthful looking. She also moved from Gotham City to the up-and-coming area of Burnside. In the comics, she’s portrayed as a hipster. Now Mattel has made an action figure of this version of Batgirl.

I have to say that this is a nice figure. There’s a lot of detail on her that thoroughly emulates the comics.  The colors are very close as well.

The head sculpt is really nice. She really has a more youthful appearance which really works for her. Nice little smile on her. Some really great detail. 

Nice detail on the body as well. Everything from the folds in her costume to paint apps. It all looks really nice. The problem I have is her hands are the same Mattel uses on just about every DC figure, but honestly, it’s a minor complaint. I really love the boots on her. It’s such a hipster look and works so well.

She comes with two accessories. The first is a cell phone so you can re-create the cover to Batgirl #35, like this:

The other accessory is a Batarang. This one I’m not a fan of at all. It’s way too thick and I really had a difficult time having her grip it. I don’t get the logic behind that one. It should be a little thinner.

She also comes with King Shark’s arm.

All in all, this is a great figure. I’m really happy with the final result. 

Batgirl of Burnside should be available at most major retailers. 

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon’s Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don’t forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife’s chagrin.