Sunday, August 27, 2017

Justice League Action 12" WONDER WOMAN!

DC's Justice League Action - 12" Series 01 - Wonder Woman - Mattel 2017

I suddenly have a lot of 12" Wonder Woman figures in my collection. Considering a few years ago I didn't like this scale at all, this is quite a shift. This figure also made me finally identify with doll collectors. I've never been a fan of rooted hair and cloth outfits (and I probably never will be), but I've also never understood the fascination with the scale of Barbies, Tonner, Sideshow, etc. But for some reason while holding this figure I finally got the appeal. Now I just need to be cautious with my collection because I literally don't have space for a ton of these. At the same time though, I would love some Spider-Ladies. With Spider-Gwen and Anya Spider-Girl in the new animated series, this is actually a possibility. So now I'm actively hoping for yet fearing the announcement of a 12" Mera, Hela, etc. because I know I won't be able to resist a purchase and I'll eventually have to buy a new house to accommodate them. But us collectors will always find a way. Let's check out the Justice League Action Wonder Woman below!

Wonder Woman is very simply articulated (but way better than the Marvel figures). The hinge-and-swivel elbows and shoulders are especially nice. Her skirt hinders the leg movement quite a bit, but I've come to expect this with Wonder Woman figures these days. The $29.99 figures have additional articulation like wrists, biceps, and knee swivels. But these cheaper $9.99 figures lack all those extra joints.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the Justice League Action 4.5" Power Connects figure and the Mighty Mini.

And here she is with some other 12" Wonder Women: The Wonder Woman Movie and the Batman Unlimited figures.



  1. I'm not 100% why this scale has become so popular with children in the past few years (I can barely imagine how cluttered kids bedrooms must be with 12" figures lying every place), but I think adult collectors get a kick out of how these toys sorta recapture the feeling of how large 5" and 6" figures felt in our hands when we were kids ourselves.

    1. That's a really smart observation. I never thought of perception of toy scale paralleling our aging. I remember as kid that when I played with an action figure, I would only be holding the smallest part of the leg or foot, but now my sorta-grownup sorta-manly hands seem clumsy holding a 5-6" figure. But holding these 12" figs really triggers that old feeling.

  2. Thank you! I will take a "smart" compliment in any context 😊