Friday, July 22, 2011


I've only skimmed through Strangers in Paradise, the acclaimed indie comic series by Terry Moore, but my understanding is that Katchoo was an molested teen who ran away from home and became a prostitute and then body guard/abused girlfriend for a mafia queen. She eventually left her life of crim and tried to make it as an artist, although her past would repeatedly come back to haunt her. She also dealt with her feelings for her best friend Francine and for David, the pacifist born-again brother of the crime boss she used to be in a relationship with but who was living under a new identity to escape the fact that his family wanted him to run their criminal empire.

It was a very melodramatic series. But the thing is, Katchoo pretty much just looked like a pissed off blonde woman. She didn't have any unique costume or look aside from Terry Moore's signature style. Although the figure does capture that look pretty damn well. I guess there's a bigger fan base for this series than I thought, because personally it was always a property on the fringe of my comic book consumption.

Katchoo comes with a pink girl Itz. Just like all the figures from this wave. I'm really regretting not picking up that Maxx figure. Not enough to try and find another one, but enough to feel a slight pang when I think about it.

I've got to admit, the articulation on this figure is amazing. Seriously, the combination of joints allows from some amazing flexibility. The torso joint pretty much allows for a full arch, even when the character's legs are completely straight.

And if you want to take advantage of the double joint knees the figure can do a full arch. It's freaking amazing. Hell, even the ponytail is articulated.


  1. Toys R Us marked all of these figures down in this wave to less than $5 last i saw any of them there. I was tempted by SCUD and Shadowhawk but passed am hoping that the wave will be out soon i want The Phantom figure.