Catra comes from She-ra’s "Princess of Power" universe and is part of Horak’s evil Horde. That old sliver spider(?) looking chest logo that the vintage figure sported has been replaced by an awesome red Horde logo. She comes loaded with accessories including her whip (with comb), sword, shield, cape and a classic and modern mask.
As some other sites have mentioned the sword is made of very soft plastic and is easily warped in the package. Mattel explained that it was because both the sword and the whip are made on the same tool and thus had to use the same sort of plastic. We either cold have gotten a stiff whip and sword or a soft whip and soft sword. Mattel went with the latter. I suspect it would be possible to fix it by heating the sword (either with a hair dryer or hot water) and then resetting/straightening it. You can see in our pictures there is some warping and some dents from the package.
She also has a soft hand for her left hand this was done as a safety issue so that it would still meet US toy safety requirements and not fail it’s testing due to it being too sharp thereby delaying the figure.
I know Pixel Dan said he had trouble removing her head to see if her cape came off was a problem on his figure, but I didn’t have have that issue. There’s a cape-less picture in our coverage. My Catra’s head popped off and on again without the bobble head issue.
This is the first of 2 Catra figures we are getting this calendar year. We are also getting a Polly Pocket version as part of the 2011 Comic Con exclusives.
Catra has a great likeness and it’s a terrific female sculpt from the Four Horsemen.
You can order your own Catra Monday morning at MattyCollector.com
This sample was provided by Mattel.
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