August 23, 2013

Feline Purrfection! Catwoman Barbie® Doll!

Must love dogs? Not me! I’m an unapologetic cat person — pawsitively. Not to take anything away from proud dog owners who lavish attention on their rowdy, yappy pets, but I prefer the sleek sophistication of a cat. A regal, graceful, and mysterious creature. Yes, I’ve heard the complaints that cats are aloof and unaffectionate. To which I say, “Hiss!”

My family always had cats when I was growing up. I can’t remember a time when our house was kitten-free. But then I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t sniffling and sneezing, either. Oh, cruel irony — I was diagnosed with cat allergies. Cat-astrophe! These days, I get my feline fix by bonding with friends’ cats (“The Cat Whisperer,” they call me) or watching cute cat videos online. Yes, I’m secure enough to admit that.

It’s no surprise, then, that my favorite supervillain is feline fatale Catwoman and has been since the late 1960s, when I watched the campy Batman series on our black-and-white TV. How could I — or the Caped Crusader — ever resist this meowy mix of fur-ocious nemesis and glamour-puss seductress?

Through the years, Catwoman has enjoyed more than nine lives in pop culture, clawing her way from the DC Comics pages to TV shows (live-action and animated) and eventually leaping onto the big screen in blockbuster movies. Even fiercer? The classy cat burglar is now purrfectly poised to steal collectors’ hearts as Catwoman Barbie® Doll.

This elegant figure dresses for nocturnal prowling in a stylish black bodysuit with long black gloves, cat ears, and mask. Accessorized with a gold belt and matching medallion around her neck, she looks ready to charm and disarm Batman Ken® Doll, also available at our online store.

As a cat man and Catwoman fan, I’m excited to add Catwoman Barbie® Doll to my collection — with no worries of an allergic reaction!

Have a favorite version of Catwoman? Please share below!


Matt Stevens is a twice-published author and sold screenwriter who specializes in movies and pop culture. A former producer for E! Entertainment Television, he now writes about film for their website, E! Online, and contributes to numerous new-media outlets. Since his first games-writing gig for Barbie.com, Matt has been tickled pink to work on BarbieGirls.com and MyScene.com before joining the BC blogger team.

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