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Monday, August 28, 2017
Unite the League: Wonder Woman from DC Comics Multiverse: Justice League by Mattel
Height: 6 3/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, H-hinged hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel wrists, and a (limited) ball-jointed head.
Accessories: Sword, lasso, and the right arm of Collect & Connect figure Steppenwolf.
Non-Scalper Price: $20
Pictured, from left to right, is the Justice League Wonder Woman, the TRU exclusive Wonder Woman version, and the 2016 BvS version. I have mixed feelings on the costumes changing so little between these movies, but that's not the problem here. While Mattel made significant changes between the BvS and WW movie figure (despite using the same base body), the only difference between the new Justice League figure and the WW figure is that the Justice League version has a weaker headsculpt.
* Wonder Woman includes two accessories: Her Lasso of Truth and her modern sword. It's redone a bit from the BvS line with weaker paint applications. Not terrible, but there is definitely a lack of weathering here.
* Each figure in this six figure series includes a piece of the Collect & Connect figure Steppenwolf. Steppenwolf's right arm comes with Diana. I'm still in the process of building mine, so I'll review it once it is complete, but for now I'll just say that I always appreciate when a Collect & Connect piece is included. Of course, this is the only new thing you're really getting with this figure.
* Besides a questionably new headsculpt, this is the same figure Mattel released less than three months ago with a new Collect & Connect piece. That can't be stated enough. Knowing that in order to complete the film's primary antagonist you would have to purchase this figure Mattel still did nothing new to make it standout. Energy effects? Bracers with bullet reflecting effects? A different paintjob? A more extreme expression on her face? An unwound lasso accessory that can be looped over another figure? A shield? Nope. Nothing. I know companies use repaints and repacks to save money on expensive tooling, but this is ridiculous and inexcusable.
* By the way, Wonder Woman doesn't include her shield.
Toys R Us exclusive Wonder Woman; they're still pretty easy to find. If you don't have that figure and want to build Steppenwolf, this one isn't a bad figure. It's just aggravating that Mattel did nothing new with this one. If you're buying this one as your first Mattel WW in thus outfit, she's a solid Good figure. If you've purchased the previous release, this just feels like Crap and a 1/2 since you're rebuying a figure for a new build-a-figure part. Maybe Warner will start changing costumes regularly from now on so Mattel has to give us something new each time they release a toyline. That would work, wouldn't it?
If you're looking for more Wonder Woman stuff I have reviewed a few a plethora of Wonder Woman products including the TRU exclusive Wonder Woman, cloaked Mattel movie Wonder Woman and movie Diana of Themyscira, Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Armored Wonder Woman, the New 52 Wonder Woman versus Katana 2-pack, the Gal Gadot inspired Wonder Woman from Mattel's DC Comics Multiverse: BvS line, the Bombshells action figure Wonder Woman, the Lil Bombshells Wonder Woman, a set of Batgirl and Wonder Woman Magnetic Salt & Pepper Shakers, and the Nano Metalfigs Wonder Woman (DC4) from Jada Toys.
If you're looking for more DC Comics Multiverse figures, check out the following:
DC Comics Multiverse (6 inches) by Mattel (2016)
Armored Batman (The Dark Knight Returns)
Batgirl (The Batgirl of Burnside)
Batman & Superman (The Dark Knight Returns)
Batman (Batman: Zero Year)
Damian Wayne Robin (Robin War)
Earth 23 Superman
Jim Gordon Batman (Batman: Superheavy)
The Joker (Batman: Endgame)
The Joker (The Dark Knight Returns)
Mutant Leader (The Dark Knight Returns)
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)
Robin (The Dark Knight Returns)
DC Comics Multiverse: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Mattel (2016)
Son of Batman
DC Comics Multiverse: Batman v. Superman by Mattel (2016)
Batman's Grapnel Blaster (Collect & Connect accessory)
DC Comics Multiverse: Justice League by Mattel (2017)
DC Comics Multiverse: Suicide Squad by Mattel (2016)
Harley Quinn (6 inch)
Harley Quinn (12 inch)
Harley Quinn (Gold Dress)
Harley Quinn (Toys R Us Exclusive)
The Joker (Toys R Us Exclusive)
DC Comics Multiverse: Wonder Woman by Mattel (2017)
Diana of Themyscira
Wonder Woman (Toys 'R Us exclusive)