Whether you're a statue collector or not, you have to respect one thing about Tweeterhead's line of Classic Batman statues: They're certainly not taking the easy way out. Sure, they've done the characters you'd expect from a line inspired by the Batman stories of the '50s and '60s, with Batman, Robin, the Joker, Penguin, and Two-Face, all represented, and they've even stepped outside the roster of characters that endured to the modern day with a tribute to Kathy Kane's Bat-Woman. Now, though, they're digging deep with their next release: Bat-Girl!

As announced this week on Facebook, Tweeterhead's next statue will be Bette Kane in her heroic identity --- which is pretty surprising, since she's coming out before Catwoman.

 

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Despite the logo on the art they've released so far, Bette Kane's Bat-Girl featured an all-important hyphen, debuting in 1961 as the sidekick (and niece) of Kathy Kane's Batwoman. After fading out of popularity with the introduction later that decade of the (hyphen-free) Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, Bette would eventually return in the identity of Flamebird. Despite having such a long career however, she's still a pretty obscure character, and her debut as a statue is certainly an interesting surprise.

 

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The statue will go up at Tweterhead's site for pre-sale on January 31, and while they've yet to release information about the price, the other statues in the line range from $189 to $250. The good news for Bette Kane fans is that the cheaper end of that range is for the Robin statue, which is of similar size to Bat-Girl.