Friday, January 1, 2016

Batman v Superman - Multiverse WONDER WOMAN!

DC Comics Multiverse - 6" Batman v Superman - Wonder Woman - Mattel 2015

2016 is going to be a great year for Wonder Woman fans. The Upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie (March 25th) introduced up to the first cinematic Wonder Woman ever. And honestly she seems really really well done. Her casting, costume, and demeanor seem perfect. Of course, her presence in the trailers is minimal so there's a lot of conjecture happening here. Immediately after Christmas this year, the Batman v Superman merchandise started trickling in to my Toys R Us stores.  The first wave of products features 12", 6", and 5" Wonder Women. I certainly don't plan on being a completist because I have a feeling we're going to see a lot more figures (hopefully one with a blue hooded cape!) The detail on this figure is pretty great. There are a couple design flaws, but overall she is awesome. I'm surprised I was able to get my hands on her so soon. Maybe her newfound popularity will lead the way to a NECA Lynda Carter figure! Let's check out Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman below!










I think this figure looks really great. However, being my critical self, I feel like I need to highlight two flaws. (1) Her thighs seems unproportionally skinny. She has a muscular torso and arms, and then toothpick legs. When posed she looks fine, but standing at attention I think she looks odd. And (2) her eyebrows are painted on too heavy (more on that below).













Her personal accessories include a shield and a sword.  The detail and paint apps on these are great.






Her leather harness is permanently attached to her back in two places.  I'm sure the glue could be dislodged, but then you'd never get it back on without more glue.










Wonder Woman also comes with a display stand for the Collect-n-Connect replica of Batman's Grapnel Blaster gun.




She has some paint issues.  The head seems to be cast in a plastic the color of her hair with the face painted in fleshtone.  The borderlines are a little rough around the edge of her hairline and chin.  Also, I didn't even notice until I saw this photo, but her eyebrow paint is too heavily applied over the actual eyebrow sculpt.  I'm going to attempt to fix this and post pics later.








There are very few promotional images of Gal Gadot in costume so far.










Because her head and hair are one single piece of plastic, the hair is inflexible.  Therefore you can't really move her head at all.  We've gotten spoiled with rubbery hair lately, but this figure offers none of that posing freedom.

















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Okay here are a few pics of my eyebrow touchup. When you see this figure in the stores, you'll notice that her sculpted eyebrow is way more inconspicuous than the large one painted over it.  I tried to tame back the brown/black paint to its proper margins, but then it made her look scared because of her lack of noticeable eyelashes.  So I ended up adding some subtle eyeliner to balance it out.  I think she looks prettier now, but less fierce.  Since I spent the time mixing up the right color fleshtone, I also fixed the sloppy hairline areas mentioned above.









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Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here she is with two newer DC Collectibles figures: Jae Lee Wonder Woman and New 52 Wonder Woman.



And some older ones: Adam Hughes/Ed Benes Wonder Woman and Terry Dodson Wonder Woman.




Here she is with two other Mattel Figures: DC Universe Classics and DC Comics Unlimited.




Here she is with a Movie Masters DKR Catwoman.  They are *almost* the same scale. I'd say it was just her Amazonian stature making her larger, but the skull size seems out of sync too.






Cheers!

Happy New Years!






18 comments:

  1. Figure looks pretty good for the most part, but the eyebrows really detract from the look -- keep us posted on how the fix goes!

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    1. Pics posted! I'm happy with it, but I might keep on tweaking it. It doesn't really resemble Gal Gadot yet.

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    2. Yeah, big improvement. Much more feminine.

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    1. Thanks! I'll bet 100 bucks there will be a movie-styled Imaginext re-release on the horizon.

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  3. Just ordered her. She looks so good. I have a couple other wonder woman with invisible plane figures arriving as well. Not really your style but cool nonetheless.

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    1. Are the invisible plane figures tied in to the movie? I'm a bit unaware of all the movie products coming out, but I didn't think they'd introduce the jet so soon.

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    2. Where did you order it? I can't find it anywhere other than Ebay?

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    3. I got mine at Toys R US, but I've also seen them at Walmart. I hear that some Targets are also setting up a large Batman v Superman display and stock these.

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  4. Nice review! I saw her yesterday at a Toys R Us and almost picked her up but the weird lack of separation between the hair and the head kept me from pulling the trigger. Now watch, I'll probably never see her again on shelves. The armor and her accessories are just first rate, though. She really looks nice and now I'm kind of regretting not grabbing her. Your fix on the head and eyebrows looks amazing. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks! I almost didn't touch her because I kind of liked her as-is. I've been seeing her everywhere so I don't think you'll have trouble getting her.

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  5. I think your eyebrow/eyeliner fix vastly improves the figure! I've got a couple on the way from Amazon (ha), so I'm hoping I can pull off the same magic you've accomplished. Nice!

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    1. IT's really hard to get a good skintone to match. Although you could use a slightly darker shade and have it double as a eyebrow-coverup and eyeshadow. I wanted it to match because I didn't think an Amazonian warrior princess would really be applying eyeshadow and heavy eyeliner haha.

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  6. I found one at Target along with the stylized metal figure -- mine had a goof on the paint that I was able to fix pretty easily, but overall she's a great figure... will have to go back and do the eyebrows too. Didn't notice until I saw your pic!

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    1. I was temped by that stylized figure but in the end I passed. Maybe someday if I find her on clearance. Good luck with the eyebrows!

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  7. Your mod looks so much better from the original paint!

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  8. Your mod looks so much better from the original paint!

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