The Dark Knight Strikes Again or from The Dark Knight III: The Master Race. The packaging uses art from DKIII, but the figure could really be from either). The Dark Knight subset continues to grow and I do find myself loving these bulkier takes on the DC big guns. Let's take a look at this new version of Wonder Woman after the break...
Height: 6 3/4 inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, H-hinged hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, bicep swivels, swivel/ hinge elbows, swivel
wrists, and a ball-jointed head.
Accessories: Knife and the torso and arms of the Dr. Psycho Collect & Connect figure.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* While this might be an unusual looking version of Wonder Woman, Mattel did do a job of at least capturing the bulky, somewhat primal look of Frank Miller's artwork. I like their take on Miller's style in the DC Comics Multiverse line and Wonder Woman uses a lot of unique tooling in order to capture the character's distinctive appearance in the DKSA and DKIII.
* It might seem like an odd thing to point out but I really like how accurate to Miller's artwork Diana's hair is here. It looks appropriately curly, much more than it is usually portrayed. The sculpt on the hair is quite detailed and looks great.
* Wonder Woman does have quite a few unique parts that help to flesh out the figure. Her star spangled trunks are quite cool as is the engraved belt buckle. She has a coiled Lasso of Truth hanging off of her left hip. It's quite "plasticy" looking but it's a necessary inclusion. Gold would have been a better choice, though.
* Wonder Woman's breastplate is a separate piece that's permanently affixed over her chest. It's an excellent looking sculpt that really looks like a piece of armor (although maybe not accurate for actual battle armor). Her bracers are also larger and bulkier, matching Miller's artwork.
* Wonder Woman comes wielding a dagger of some sort. It's longer than you'd expect a knife or dagger to be, though, but shorter than a sword. It looks cool and has some nice paintwork but the size just seems unusual. Is this from a specific piece of art that I've not finding?
* Wonder Woman's articulation is par for the course for the Multiverse line: Solid and adequate but certainly not impressive. She's a good toy and will look just fine standing on your shelf or in a few positions.
* My biggest articulation complaint is when the elbows can't even reach a 90 degree angle. That really limits the articulation.
* The dark blue trunks with white stars look great but there are certainly some errant splotches of white paint splattered about.
* Diana's feet and sandals are well sculpted but her ankles really look awkward. Throw in some messy paintwork on the straps and you should definitely see how many of these elements could have been done better.
If you're looking for more of Princess Diana, I have reviewed a plethora of Wonder Woman products including the Justice League Multiverse Wonder Woman, 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 series 1 Wonder Woman and the series 2 Wonder Woman, a set of Batgirl and Wonder Woman Magnetic Salt & Pepper Shakers, the Nano Metalfigs Wonder Woman (DC4) from Jada Toys, and the Wonder Woman DC16 from the 10 Pack.
If you're looking for more DC Comics Multiverse figures, check out the following:
Batgirl (The Batgirl of Burnside)
Batman (Batman: Zero Year)
Batman (DC Rebirth)
Batwing (DC Rebirth)
Damian Wayne Robin (Robin War)
Duke Thomas (We Are Robin)
Earth 23 Superman
The Flash: From Page to Screen
Jim Gordon Batman (Batman: Superheavy)
The Joker (Batman: Endgame)
The Reaper (Batman: Year Two)
Rookie (Collect & Connect figure)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Armored Batman (The Dark Knight Returns)
Batman & Superman (The Dark Knight Returns)
The Flash & The Atom (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
The Joker (The Dark Knight Returns)
Mutant Leader (The Dark Knight Returns)
Robin (The Dark Knight Returns)
Son of Batman
Batman v. Superman
Batman's Grapnel Blaster (Collect & Connect accessory)
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)
Batman (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
Cyborg (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
Mother Boxes (Collect & Connect Accessory)
Steppenwolf (Collect & Connect Figure)
Harley Quinn (6 inch)
Harley Quinn (12 inch)
Harley Quinn (Gold Dress)
Harley Quinn (Toys R Us Exclusive)
The Joker (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Supergirl TV Series
Diana of Themyscira
Wonder Woman (Toys 'R Us exclusive)
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