A quick note before we begin: Voting for the newest Berkley Illustration Etsy animal is still going on in the post immediately after this one. You have one more day to make your voice heard!
Finally, a babe! I've been wondering when Ryan would give me a lady action figure to rate knowing full well that he has many totally awesome women in his collection. This one could be considered cheating, however, because I do believe this figure was given to me.
Nevertheless, I give you: Wonder Woman!
I've realized over the past week that I don't know as much about our statuesque heroine as I thought I did. Sure, I know about the basics talking points, ie. the Lasso of Truth, her Invisible Plane, her Amazon Island, and her swanky wristbands but why? Why does she have these things and what, exactly, are they good for?
Well, it's been a busy week so I'm sorry to say I still have no idea why or how she got an invisible plane. For all I know a replica was included in the packaging with this figure and I totally threw it away and now there is a large invisible plane just sitting in a landfill somewhere.
Coincidentally, I just threw a Wonder Woman themed bridal shower for my friend Alicia last Sunday. (Actually, this figure's appearance in no coincidence at all considering we had put several Wonder Woman figures out for display). Alicia, like yours truly, is about to wed a mega comics nerd. It only seemed fitting that I should brace her for the endless nerdtalk that she will be enduring throughout time. So, in an effort to ease the transition, I made her some vegan Wonder Woman cupcakes as part of the deal.
I included a few photos of the vintage WW as cupcake toppers and, after looking at many variations of her style, I must say that I really appreciate this vintage starry skirt look. In fact, this really reminds me of something I would have worn five year ago.
The skirt is so much more manageable than the granny panties, don't you think?
Okay, I admit. I do have a soft spot in my heart for the spandex look too. I'm just saying, if I were to dress as WW for Halloween, I would much rather opt for the 1940s skirted look. Er, but I would definitely avoid whatever contraption this gal is wearing for support.
As far as P.O.A. (that's points of articulation for those of you who have yet to marry an action figure geek), Wonder Woman is sorely lacking. In fact, she has the exact same flexibility of your standard Barbie doll. Her knees bend in that soft rubbery way...
...and her arms are straight and just swing around at the shoulder. To help illustrate this for you sports fans: She'd be able to signal a touchdown or a 3-pt. field goal but would not be to call face mask or traveling.
Aside from her lack of mobility, the only real downer about this super babe is her bummer facial expression.
Actually, strike that. I like that she's looking introspective and concerned. Who says superheroes need to be smiley? Or who says they have to look tough? I quite enjoy the fact that she is obviously deep in thought and will most certainly hatch a clever plan of attack in the near future. Hooray for a thinking woman superhero! Four tentacles.