The latest big name DC superhero to get an animated movie is Wonder Woman, featured in a recent DVD release with Keri Russell voicing the title role. DC Direct has capitalized on the film with a brand new animated style maquette!
The new Wonder Woman animated statue stands about 9″ tall from the top of her head to the bottom of the base and is limited to 4000 pieces. She’s posed in a stylish museum stance, her lasso clasped in both hands and her head cocked to the side with a slight smirk on her face. I really love the attitude in this statue, as the subtle smile and head turn gives the piece a lot of personality that easily could have been neglected. Having Wonder Woman holding the lasso in both hands is another great touch, giving what would otherwise be a standard standing pose a dynamic edge. The lasso is inflexible and looks like it could be easily broken, so don’t go trying to lasso your Batman statue with it.
The sculpting is outstanding, as is the paint job. DC Direct did a fantastic job of capturing the character of Wonder Woman and representing her in this cartoony style without sacrificing any of what makes her Wonder Woman and without making it seem silly. I really love when characters get the animated treatment for statues like this, and I think it’s great that she’s actually in scale with other similarly styled statues from other companies, such as Gentle Giant’s animated Star Wars maquettes.
My only complaint about this piece is the base on which Wonder Woman stands. It’s a standard round black base, which looks good and is a fine choice. At the front, however, there’s a built-on nameplate that says, “Wonder Woman DC Animated Original Movie.” I greatly dislike when nameplates are built onto statues like this, as I think it cheapens the overall look of the piece. I’d have preferred to have either a removable plate or just leave the nameplate out entirely. Aside from that minor quibble, this definitely is my favorite Wonder Woman piece in my collection.