I've kind of been ignoring the recent trend of 12" action figures. Over the past few years I've seen Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Power Rangers break out into this new scale. I think they look cool, but the lack of any female characters has kept my interest at bay. Then last year I became very aware when a 12" Pink Dino Charge Ranger came out, but of course she was released in an expensive boxset that I couldn't justify splurging on. I thought I would be able to resist forever until I was was in Walmart last week and saw this 12" Wonder Woman that I didn't even know existed. I passed on the various large-scale BvS Wonder Women that have been popping up recently, but this Batman Unlimited version is the one I couldn't say no to. I love the style of this animated New 52 look. It's a great blending of comic and television styles and the figure itself is a bargain at $9.99. She was very difficult to photograph in my little photo tent, but I think I managed to capture her grandeur. Let's check her out below!
Wonder Woman comes with no accessories (Her lasso is permanently attached to her hip). But her hands seem perfectly formed to be holding a sword and shield. It's a shame she doesn't come with any.
Her articulation is pretty impressive compared to most figures of this scale and price point. I expected her to move like a Kenner figure from the seventies, but she's way better than that. She has swivel-and-hinge hips, shoulders, and elbows, and a ball-jointed neck (which is really hindered by her hair).
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
From Left to Right: DCC New 52, Mattel Total Heroes, Squinkies, KidRobot Keychain, Chibis, Mattel Justice League All Stars (Target), and Mattel DC Unlimited.