Thursday, June 22, 2017

Imaginext DC Super Friends - HIPPOLYTA!

Wonder Woman Imaginext: Hippolyta & Battle Chariot - Mattel/Fisher-Price 2017

Imaginext has had a lot of impressive reveals lately. As a brand that is really setting a new standard for preschool toys, the notorious lack of female characters was a complaint heard in every corner of the internet. In the past few months however, there have been many new figures solicited including several new Wonder Women, Hawkgirl, Vixen, a modern Cheetah, Starfire, Raven, Scorpia from Power Rangers, repaints of Batgirl and Poison Ivy, as well as an aviatrix repaint and a new Serpent Queen set. But now we have to play the waiting game to see how many actually make it to market in our countries. Imaginext seems notorious for difficult-to-find figures but my fingers are crossed that I'll eventually get them all. This Hippolyta figure is part of the Wonder Woman movie tie-in lines currently hitting Walmart. Despite it being a straight-up repaint of the Warrior Queen blind bag figure, I think this is a really good representation of the Amazon Queen. Let's check her out below!






















There are images on the cardback of the new Cheetah as well as the retooled Wonder Woman in the Warrior Suit set.





Hippolya comes with a horse-drawn carriage. This is a straight-up repaint of the Castle Royal Coach set, but the star-spangled horse is so cool that I don't care.


















Time for some Comparison Pics!


Here she is with her sculptural doppelganger, the Warrior Queen from the 5th Blind Bag series.








And here is Wonder Woman atop the horse. I was trying to figure out if Wonder Woman's horse ever had a name, but I don't think it did. Anyone have a reprint of Wonder Woman #1 lying around to check?




Cheers!




2 comments:

  1. Actually a pretty cool repaint! It's great that Hippolyta has been received so well with the movie and that there is finally a lot of merchandise for the character.

    As for WW #1, interestingly the Amazons actually rode Kangaroos back then! After traveling to America, I think Diana does ride both a circus horse and a Calvary horse (which is the artwork on the cover) within the first issue.

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    1. Oh yeah, I forgot about the Kangaroos! I guess the anonymous horses is the reason they've never been given any canonical "super pets" names. I always assumed that the first issue would have slapped a name on everything like in the early Batman books... Bat Computer, Bat Helicopter, Cat-Plane, Cat-Mobile, etc, etc.

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