Saturday, June 26, 2021

Women of the DCU Busts - DONNA TROY!

Women of the DC Universe Bust - Series 01 - Wonder Girl - DC Direct 2007

Sometimes it takes a single collectible or piece of merchandise to make you really appreciate a character. For some reason, Donna Troy as Wonder Girl just never appealed to me. On the surface, she has all the trademarks of a character I would love: a long history, a colorful costume, and a direct familial link to an A-list hero. But it took this 2007 Women of the DC Universe bust to really make me stop and pay attention. This is especially ironic because my single favorite comic issue of my childhood was The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans team-up special. While her character was essentially drowned out by the huge roster in the issue, her image on the cover is a fixed memory for me. Of all the product lines that went away with the dissolving of DC Direct, the Women of the DCU mini bust series is one of biggest losses to me. Dedicating each series to the unique designs of a single artist made for a very cohesive aesthetic. This Wonder Girl was from the first series by Adam Hughes and John G. Mathews.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are all my red-star costume Wonder Girls together. From Left to Right: Heroclix Crisis, Mattel DCUC, HeroClix Teen Titans, DCD Teen Titans PVC, DCD Women of the DCU Bust, DCD Silver Age, Heroclix Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary, and DCD Infinite Crisis.


1 comment:

  1. Good looking figure and looks pretty true to some of her comic representations. Good review.