Sunday, January 1, 2017

Purr-fect Catwoman! The 2016 Catwoman Hallmark Ornament Is Sexy Fun!

The Good: Awesome coloring, Cool sculpt, Great balance, Great paintjob, Fair price!
The Bad: No problems that I can find!
The Basics: The 2016 Catwoman Limited Edition Hallmark Batman television series ornament is incredible and worth tracking down!

Over the long term, I am very reticent about giving out perfect ratings on products. The truth is, having objective standards for quality makes me a pretty harsh critic on some things. But, when perfection appears before me, I do not try to deny it. As such, when I finally got my hands on the 2016 Catwoman Hallmark ornament and unboxed it, it was so hard to deny that it was a perfect ornament, that I stopped trying! 2016 netted very few truly perfect ornaments from Hallmark's annual line, but Catwoman truly lives up to the potential and its hype! Catwoman was a limited edition ornament that was produced by Hallmark Keepsake and was the second in a series of Batman classic television series themed ornaments focused on the iconic villains of the show.

For the second ornament in the limited edition line, Hallmark got everything absolutely right, rendering the Julie Newmar version of the character perfectly. The 2016 Catwoman ornament is one that ought to be hunted down for collectors who might have missed it during the October release!


Catwoman ornament faithfully presents Catwoman in her black and speckled catsuit, which was the television show character’s costume, at least for the Julie Newmar version. This is Catwoman in her burglar costume, high heels, low belt, necklace, gloves, ears headband, and mask which does very little to hide her secret identity. The sculpt is truly accurate and features a facial sculpt that is reminiscent of Julie Newmar and includes a giant diamond being held in Catwoman's right hand. The ornament, released in 2016, is truly perfect for an ornament based upon the costume used in the 1960’s Batman television show. Measuring four and five-eighths inches tall, 2" wide and 7/8" thick, Catwoman ornament is one of six DC super hero-based ornaments released by Hallmark in stores in 2016 and does not have any noticeable issues with it. The limited edition Catwoman ornament came with an original retail price of $15.95 and it sold out at most Hallmark Gold Crown stores long before the season came to an end.

The Hallmark Catwoman ornament is made of durable plastic. Catwoman’s catsuit costume is colored black, with metallic flecks of purple, gold, and black on both the catsuit and tiny ears on the headband atop Catwoman's head. One of the coolest aspects of the sculpt is that Catwoman includes her gaudy necklace, gloves and a giant diamond (obviously, made of plastic). The high heels and fingers have incredible detailing. Equally impressive is the fact that the facial sculpt is clearly that of Julie Newmar, for the hair, the cheekbones and even the eyes!

Catwoman ornament features a version of Catwoman who looks virtually identical to Julie Newmar as Catwoman. The detailing for the facial sculpt is matched by incredible detailing on aspects like her hair. Both her hair and the skin tones for the cheeks feature realistic depth and shading for the coloring. This is an incredibly realistic-looking character ornament!


As a Hallmark Keepsake ornament, Catwoman could have a sound feature, but this does not. Instead, it trades on the realistic sculpt and coloring and limited quantity for its production more than any gimmick. Instead, this version of Catwoman is simply the ornament without any additional features or selling points.


As with all ornaments, the intent of the Hallmark Keepsake Catwoman ornament is to be hung on a Christmas Tree. And for those creating the ultimate superhero Christmas Tree, Catwoman ornament is one of the indispensable villains in ornament form. The ornament has the standard brass hook loop embedded into the top of Catwoman’s head, behind the cat ears on the headband. From there, the ornament, when affixed to a tree with a hook is perfectly balanced. The feet look like they are in a stable position and the sassy leg pose looks great with the proper balance!


Hallmark Keepsake began delving into the collectibles market in 1991 with Star Trek when it introduced the exceptionally limited edition U.S.S. Enterprise ornament (reviewed here!). Since then, they have made ornament replicas of almost all major franchises like DC comics, The Wizard Of Oz and Harry Potter. The Catwoman ornament was a limited edition ornament that continued the collection of Batman (1960's television show) villain ornaments and given that it was a limited edition ornament, it was unsurprising that it has appreciated in value. For as long as Hallmark continues to produce limited edition ornaments based on Batman villains, especially of this quality level, one suspects Catwoman will continue to appreciate! Right now is the best possible time to find it as it might be found on clearance at a handful of Hallmark stores in the U.S. for a limited time.


Fans of Catwoman, the 1960s version of Batman, Julie Newmar, and DC comics characters are likely to find the limited edition Catwoman ornament to be absolutely indispensable. This is a great tribute to the great Julie Newmar and a wonderful celebration of the camp classic version of Batman!

This is an ornament I proudly sell in my online store. For the current inventory, please check out my 2016 Catwoman Ornaments For Sale!

For other DC Universe Hallmark ornaments, please check out my reviews of:
2016 Supergirl DC SuperHero Girls ornament
2016 Wonder Woman Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice ornament
2016 Batmobile Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice ornament
2015 The Joker Batman television series (Limited Edition)
2015 Lynda Carter As Wonder Woman
2014 Bane The Dark Knight Rises (Limited Edition)
2014 1989 Batmobile
2014 Defender Of Mankind Superman
2013 Man Of Steel
2013 The Joker The Dark Knight Rises
2013 Descending Upon Gotham City Batman ornament
2012 The Bat The Dark Knight Rises Limited Edition Ornament
2012 Catwoman ornament
2012 "Beware My Power" Green Lantern ornament
2012 The Dark Knight Rises
2011 Batman Takes Flight
2011 Green Lantern
2010 Limited Edition Harley Quinn
2009 Wonder Woman ornament


For other ornament reviews, please visit my Ornament Review Index Page for an organized listing!

© 2017 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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