Last week, the first webisode for DC Super Hero Girls debuted. It’s the first step in what’s going to be a massive line of media and products targeted towards young female fans; there’ll be shows, there’ll be books, there’ll be dolls and Lego and action figures. The plan sounds impressively comprehensive.
The first short serves as a welcome to superhero high:
While Wonder Woman isn’t in the main part of the webisode, she’s prominently featured in the show’s opening credits alongside Supergirl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Katana, Bumblebee, and Harley Quinn, so I imagine that she’ll have a big part to play in things moving forward.
USA Today got a first look at some of the DC Super Hero Girls merchandise, and Wonder Woman is definitely involved in that. Mattel is making doll and action figures, and here’s a sneak peek at the Wonder Woman doll, with Supergirl:
Chances are she’ll be part of the action figure line as well. DC Super Hero Girls is set to have a big presence at New York Comic-Con this weekend, so I expect we’ll see a full line up of everything soon. The dolls look cute, and I really like that they’ve got bendable limbs. My sister’s Barbie’s always had straight limbs and you couldn’t do a lot with them, playingwise. With more points of articulation, you can do rad superhero poses. Lisa McKnight, Mattel’s senior vice president for marketing, said that the dolls have “really strong, athletic physiques and have great qualities and represent female empowerment,” which is a great way to approach the line.
I also like that despite several tweaks to the costume, Wonder Woman is still definitely Wonder Woman. She’s got her tiara and her lasso, her silver bracelets, and the red boots, along with the classic colour scheme. I think kids will be really into it.
And just for fun, the DC Superhero Girls website has a personality quiz to determine “which Super Hero Girl is most like you?” I took the test and got Poison Ivy. At first I was bummed that I didn’t get Wonder Woman, but then I realized that of course I’m not Wonder Woman; I’m someone who writes ABOUT Wonder Woman. Poison Ivy’s description says, “You excel in school and don’t mind homework because information is knowledge in your book,” so yeah, that’s about right. It’s a pretty accurate quiz!
Keep your eyes peeled for more DC Super Hero Girls merchandise as the roll out continues, and stay tuned to NYCC coverage for full reports on everything there. And of course buy tons of it, maybe for yourself but also for all of the kids you know!