Minifigure: #12 of 17 – Cat Costume Girl
Released: April 1, 2018
While Cat Costume Girl ticks all of the boxes that one would come to expect with a Collectible Minifigure, there’s just something about her that we find off-putting. Perhaps it’s the garish mask, or some odd printing choices, or maybe simply because she’s a stupid cat and they’re the worst. Let’s check her out!
The mask is hideous. It’s molded in black with white highlights and whiskers and a pink nose. It definitely says, “CAT!” But it’s just too much. We would have preferred something less. Whether it had been a minifigure head mold with ears, or the use of something smaller on top of the head ala Black Panther (sh466), this element is just too much. The faceprint on the yellow head is so much more adequate, it gets lost under the mask. That’s why we think something smaller for the ears would have been better.
The black torso with the white furry printing is fine enough. This torso printing shows off the hips-print that we were talking about with Cactus Girl far more distinctly. There is no print on the back. Also, looking at the print on the front, it looks more like maybe a dog’s chest than a cat. The arms are dual-molded, black over white, with some white printing on the black so that the fur isn’t so severe. Yet, the printing doesn’t quite match the white of the mold so it looks a little off.
Sitting between the torso and the legs is a black tail with the two holes that fit over the studs of the hips assembly. This style of tail has been used numerous times, but this particular mold has only been used three times; the flying monkeys from The Ultimate Batmobile (70917) in sand blue, a minifigure from Lex Luthor Mech Takedown (76097) in bright light orange, and a Simpsons Collectible Minifigure in Scratchy (colsim-14) in dark bluish gray.
The hips and legs and dual-molded in black over white. They’ve tried what they did with the arms to similar effect. The white feet under the black legs look fine, until you look at the white furry printing on top of the black mold, that printing doesn’t end up being the same shade of white as the mold. It makes the print look faded.
There is a silver lining to this figure. The fish accessory that the minifigure carries is a very old mold. It’s come with so many sets and so many figures before. However, this is the first time this mold has come in medium azure. Collectors will love it.