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November 20, 2010

Gotta Have It! Figure Edition: Infinite Crisis Series 2: Wonder Woman Action Figure

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Written by: Melissa
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Wonder Woman fights on in the miniseries event that rocked the entire DC Universe.

Surrounded by their most fearsome enemies, the world’s greatest heroes are divided within and without! Years in the making, the greatest event to hit the DCU in over two decades is about to explode — get in on the action with this second series of action figures based on DC Comics’ cataclysmic mini-series, Infinite Crisis! This series includes Batman, Superman, Firestorm, Wonder Woman, and Donna Troy (Wonder Girl). Each figure… measures approximately 6 ½” tall, boasts multiple points of articulation, features character-specific accessories, comes with a display base, and is packaged in a 4-color blister.

Product Line: Infinite Crisis Series 2: Wonder Woman
Company: DC Direct
Released:
August 2007
Packaging:
Blister Card Packaging
Where to Buy:
Any retail store with a toy department.
Price:
US $14.99
Points of Articulation:
10
Height:
6.75 inches

Paint Job: The painting on Wonder Woman, though bright and colorful, leaves much to be desired. There is a lot of bleeding throughout the figure as well as in her cape. The white lines with the stars on the cape are all tinged blueish  and sport various blue lines that have seeped in from the blue part of the cape. Similarly, some white bleeds over onto the blue cape. Some red also leaks over onto Wonder Woman’s skin in places, as does the blue. However, her shoes make up for a bit of it by being uniform in consistency. It’s a simple outfit, bearing 75% skin. How hard can it really be?

Sculpt: The sculpt on this figure is actually pretty decent. Her face looks just the right amount of femininity an Amazon warrior can possess. The work on her figure is also very well done; it’s not too skinny nor too brawny, which is a common mistake most Wonder Woman action figures possess. The details on her hair take the cake, though. Every last strand is carved delicately and really gives the illusion of thick, lustrous hair.

Durability: Made from solid plastic, this figure will stay intact for quite a long time. The only unease is apparent in its stiff joints. You kind of get the feeling that any wrong movement will snap off an important limb. Otherwise, she’s pretty sturdy.

Poseability: The poseability of this figure is quite limited. Her hips are a t-crotch and not ball-jointed. There is only one option really to pose her in and it’s the one I’ve captured. Though her arms and legs sport ball joints, there is really no point since she can’t raise her arms that high without taking off the cape. Her head also doesn’t move. She will stare straight ahead. Forever. As often seen with some of the DC figures, her legs are uneven to support her stiff pose. This also does not make for a lot of moveability or range.

Accessories: Not picture here, Wonder Woman comes with a sword and sheath that attach to her hip, a basic base, and two sets of hands. She also (shown here) comes with her trademark lasso attached to her hip. Not too shabby.

What’s Awesome: What’s awesome about this figure is that she’s one of the only Wonder Woman figures that doesn’t look like a transvestite or some variant of She-Hulk. A lot of sculptors tend to focus on her brawn, thus having her lose her sex appeal in the process. They did a fantastic job of displaying how strong she is in a graceful, understated manner. She’s got the muscles, yes, but she also looks like a woman.

What Sucks: The lack of poseability. The figure’s uneven legs barely allow for an adequate balance with her stand and once there, you can pretty much only move her fists.

Overall: I give this figure a 3/5. For a Wonder Woman figure, she stands better than the rest in terms of her sculpt and accessories. However, her lack of good movement really hinders your ability to pose her in creative ways. She’s a pretty one, but you aren’t going to get her to move anytime soon.

Melissa Kay
melissa@comicattack.net
@melissa_kay

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8 Comments


  1. Kristin

    Her face is great. The costume looks great. Her hip/waist area looks hideous. 🙁



  2. I have to agree with Krisitin, her hip is messed up! Did she just have hip replacement surgery?



  3. The overall look is decent but I also think there could have been a better attatchment for the lasso as well. It just looks like it’s in the way and a bit awkward.


  4. Eli

    Yeah, that type of hip piece is pretty horrible to look at whenever it gets used on pretty much any figure. Other than that, this is a pretty decent figure.



  5. Yeah, they used a weird hip part that makes it as hard to pose as it looks. And it’s not pretty. Her face is still good enough to make up for it, though.



  6. Hips don’t lie! 🙂


  7. Billy

    Meh, its just OK.



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