Figures Toy Company has announced that they’re working on a new line of Wonder Woman retro action figures, set to debut in 2016. The line includes Wonder Woman, Diana Prince, Steve Trevor, and Silver Swan, and the heads have been sculpted by Danny “The Farrow” Anniello. I have no idea who that is, but the announcement makes it sound like that’s a big get, so presumably he’s a pretty rad sculptor. The inclusion of Silver Swan makes me think that they’ll be going for a 1970s era Wonder Woman, and I’m guessing the costumes and outfits will fit that period of the comics.
The retro action figures made by Figures Toy Company are like the classic Mego figures. They’re generally about eight inches tall, have plastic bodies, real clothes, and the female characters usually have actual fake hair instead of a plastic hair sculpt. Here’s a look at a Figures Toy Company Wonder Woman figure from an earlier line:
The new Wonder Woman figure will have a new face sculpt, and presumably a new outfit as well. This is an older figure, and looking at Figures Toy Company’s latest lines, they’ve really upped their game. I’m not usually into this type of action figure, but their Batman Classic TV Series figure line is really quite impressive. There’s a lot of great detail, and the quality of the clothing, sculpts, and accessories is high. If they can bring this same level of detail to their Wonder Woman line, it should be a great set.
The announcement doesn’t say anything about Lynda Carter or the Wonder Woman TV show, so I think it’s a fair assumption that this set won’t be based on that, unlike their current Batman line which is very much based on the 1960s Batman TV show. So I wouldn’t expect the Wonder Woman or Diana Prince figures to look like Carter, or Steve Trevor to look like Lyle Waggoner. The comics will be the likely source of inspiration here.
None of the figures have been revealed yet, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled and hopefully we’ll get a good look at them soon.