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The wait for DCU Poison Ivy is almost over

5:00 PM on 10.10.2012 // Scarecroodle

Sure, she's a total babe but she might leave you with a rash

Poison Ivy has long been one of the most notable absences from Mattel's DC Universe imprints but, come October 15th, Bat-fans will finally have the chance to add this lethal plant lady to their collection.

Poison Ivy seems to feature Mattel's new sensibilities for female molds, namely the use of a torso joint (as seen with Star Sapphire) instead of the traditional ab crunch and waist cut seen with previous female figures (such as Harley Quinn). Despite the long wait, Mattel hasn't given us anything really special with Poison Ivy. She comes with no real accessories (other than the removable vines), the sculpting is generally basic, and the paintwork is decidedly average. One of the biggest areas for missed potential is the application of vines and leaves in her costume which, when compared to the accompanying art, seems lacking. That said, at least Poison Ivy received a solid head sculpt with some great hair detailing which features intertwined leaves.

Poison Ivy has probably been the greatest omission from Mattel's 6-inch lines considering that, as a prominent Batman rogue, she should have had preferential treatment especially considering that the previous DC Superheroes line which was almost entirely devoted to Superman and Batman characters (which gave us at least one version each of Joker, Two-Face, Killer Croc, Bane, Catwoman, Clayface, Mr. Freeze, Man-Bat, and Scarecrow; Penguin would later appear in DCUC1 with Riddler following in DCUC5). Of course, the addition of Poison Ivy means that a new conspicuous absence must be remarked upon. While the easiest choice would be Ra's al Ghul, given his prominent role in Nolan's Batman films and recurring appearances in the animated series. However, there's also Hugo Strange, the Mad Hatter, the Ventriloquist + Scarface, Hush, and, of course, the ever-eccentric Maxie Zeus. Anybody hoping to see any specific Batman rogue not yet produced and not yet mentioned?

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