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Two Mattel Wonder Woman Movie Figures Revealed, Plus a Spoiler for the Film

February 3, 2017

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I love action figures. When I am a fan of something, I buy every associated action figure I can because they are just so much fun. Young Tim had a slew of Star Trek figures, somewhat less young Tim got nearly all of the Lord of the Rings movie figures, and now my current self has been saving money specifically to go nuts on all of the upcoming Wonder Woman movie figures and merchandise. I. AM. PSYCHED.

And now, we’ve got a sneak peek at two of the figures in Mattel’s upcoming line from the movie, courtesy of Twitter user @ablouzada. The pictures aren’t great, but they do the job. Let’s start with Gal Gadot’s Diana:

wwfigure1This one’s called “Diana of Themyscira” and it gives us Diana in the golden Amazon outfit we’ve seen her sporting in the trailer. It looks like it comes with a sword and her lasso; while I’m not thrilled with her sword being so front and center in her DCEU incarnation, I’m glad the lasso has remained a big part of the character too. This looks like a decent figure, and one I’ll definitely be picking up (obviously). I assume we’re going to get Diana in her Wonder Woman outfit as well, which is rad because it’s rare to get two takes on Wonder Woman in an action figure line. We may even get three! I wouldn’t be surprised to see a “Diana Prince” figure with her in her 1910s England outfit.

Next up is Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor:

wwfigure2First let me just say, as an action figure enthusiast, that outfit is weak sauce. Add some texture and some different colours, Mattel! Having collected Lord of the Rings movie figures, my standards are high; those things are epic with texture and colour. This Steve Trevor feels a little dull and plasticky. I know he literally is plastic, but still.

Anyway, he’s got a rifle and maybe something else? Perhaps a bag of some sort? I can’t tell if the item in the upper right goes with him or the larger figure you can assemble. It might be the head that goes with that torso. Back to Steve, this isn’t the best picture, but all in all this one seems a little underwhelming. Hopefully it’s nicer in person.

And now, the spoiler you may have noticed already: Each figure comes with a piece of a larger figure that you can connect and build, and the resulting giant figure is Ares. I can’t remember if Ares’ role in Wonder Woman has been officially confirmed or not, but it’s been leaked and expected for a while. And now we know for sure.

So, what else might we expect in this line? It’ll probably consist of five or six figures, and we’ve only got two of them. I’m hoping for an Etta Candy, but I’m not holding my breath. And a Dr. Poison or a Hippolyta would be awesome. Knowing how toy companies work, we’ll probably end up getting more dudes, perhaps whoever Danny Huston is playing along with someone from Steve’s gang. Time will tell. Toy Fair is in a couple of weeks, and I’m guessing that the full line will make their debut then. I’m excited to find out who we’ll get! And then to go broke buying them all.

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Mattel’s Batman v Superman Wonder Woman Figures On Display At Comic-Con

July 9, 2015

We had a look at some Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice toys before Comic-Con began, including a fun looking Wonder Woman Barbie, but now with the show in full swing we’re starting to get pictures of Mattel’s wider line for the film, including several Wonder Woman figures. Toyark was on the scene and got a lot of great shots, so let’s through some of the Wonder Woman figures we’ll be able to pick up in early 2016.

First, we got this one from what looks to be the primary set:

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Superhero movies tend to put out a variety of different figures these days, and my best guess is that this Wonder Woman is from what I’ll call the cheap set, ie. the less expensive and less detailed figures they make for kids. They’re the ones that come with weird accessories and bizarre costumes that aren’t even in the movie and such, and a lot of the time they don’t look great. This one isn’t too bad, and I’m really happy to see that Wonder Woman will be a part of this main set.

Next, we’ve got a bigger, much more detailed figure:

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This is from Mattel’s Multiverse line, but it’s bigger than their usual, mini fare. I’d guess it at about 6 or 7 inches tall. The detail is great, the texture is impressive, and there look to be a lot of points of articulation. I don’t see a shield, sword, or lasso but I’ve got to assume that they come with this figure. This is a great piece, and definitely the one on the top of my list to buy.

Though this one is pretty high on that list too:

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It’s also from the Multiverse line, but is the more typical 3.75″ size. The detail looks incredible for a figure that small, but we should keep in mind that Mattel is bringing their fanciest display figures to Comic-Con. I’ve seen pictures of Multiverse figures before that looked amazing, and then I saw it in store and realized that the mass produced line wasn’t quite so detailed. It would be spectacular if the actual Wonder Woman figure looked in the ballpark of as nice as this one is, because it’s great, especially for its size.

There are also a bunch of Superman and Batman figures in the lines, but who cares about those dudes? Toyark‘s got tons of pictures of everything. Also, I’m assuming that this isn’t the entire line because there are no villains or other Justice Leaguers or anything. With the movie’s release still a while off, it looks like Mattel is focusing on the Trinity for now and I assume the rest of the line will be unveiled later, maybe at NYCC or something in the fall. So for all of us holding out hope for some Lois Lane action figures, my best guess is that there will definitely be more figures coming.

The release dates on all of these figures are January 1, 2016, so keep your eyes peeled in the New Year and hope you get some Christmas money so you can buy them all! Regardless of how the film turns out, it’s great to see so many Wonder Woman figures in the mix and I can’t wait to get ALL of them.

EDIT: The Toyark site seems to be having some problems, so here’s a link to a gallery from Toy News International with pictures of the display.


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