It's not a big secret that we're fans of Mattel's and DC's DC Super Hero Girls. The line's first wave hit retail in limited release, but has been performing so well, Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Diane Nelson believes it could soon be a $1 billion brand all on its own. This July the release of DC Super Hero Girls expands beyond the limitations of Target stores worldwide, and will even add in a number of new products beyond the dolls, figures and roleplay gear. But there's another reason to be excited about DC Super Hero Girls in July, and her name is Katana.

Announced today, Katana will be the first DC Super Hero Girls exclusive figure offered at San Diego Comic-Con. Unlike the first run of dolls, Katana will get the deluxe treatment, adding a number of accessories to the package, as well as a specially designed display box unique to this iteration of the character.

In addition to her signature katana, the doll will come with two sai, three shuriken, a naginata and a sheathed tanto. To this point, the other characters have all come with just one accessory, like Wonder Woman's lasso or Harley Quinn's mallet. Katana won't just have the stock hands that all the other dolls have come with either, as she'll be the first to come with interchangeable hands to use with the different weapons included.

Katana might also have the most intricate costume of all the DC Super Hero Girls dolls released so far. It's hard to tell with the limited imagery available at the moment, but her armor definitely has more going on than the casual super hero wear we've seen from the likes of Supergirl or Poison Ivy. There's some great print detailing on her armor and boots, which looks like it might invoke the cherry blossoms which adorn her special display box.

The DC Super Hero Girls Katana doll will be available at the Mattel booth at SDCC for $40. Depending on how it sells, there may or may not be a limited amount available online after the show as has been the case in the past.

Update: Mattel has released more pictures of the figure, which will go up for pre-order starting on June 17 (for show pick-up only).

 

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