Tuesday, December 19, 2023


DC Comics 9.5" Basic Series Heroes - Wonder Woman - Spin Master 2023

I find there to be something really thrilling about basic non-articulated figures in the last ten years. I theorize that the big companies with the prime character licenses realized there was an untapped market in the low-budget, low-articulation toys. In my youth, these would have been knockoffs and bootlegs. But what we end up getting today is quality sculpts and production (no sloppy paint or excessive plastic flashing), and the toy companies get to squeeze a few more bucks out of their digital sculpts. Oftentimes these basic figures have identical sculpts to their deluxe products, but they are re-scaled and simplified to give us a sort of "officially licensed bootleg." I've bought these figures from most of the big companies, but this Wonder Woman is my first basic figure from Spin Master. I found her at Kohl's last month and she was a complete surprize. I'm still not 100% sold on this 8.5"-9.5" scale. It's an in-between size that only matches other basic lines (mainly Hasbro). Let's check out Wonder Woman below!

She has a very nice sculpt. But you'll notice right away that she's missing a few yellow details. Specifically the lower part of her chest emblem and her belt. I wouldn't be surprised if a corrected version of her hits the shelves by next year.

Wonder Woman has a whopping THREE points of articulation: Head and Shoulders only.

In general, this toy design seems to loosely follow her Rebirth costume. It combines her classic comic elements with the live-action Gal Gadot details.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the three scales of Spin Master Wonder Women so far: 12" (actually closer to 11), 9.5", and 4.5".
Seeing them side-by-side really makes you notice how her belt and lower part of her bodice "W" should be painted yellow.


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