REVIEW: Wonder Woman Deluxe TCF
Diana Prince. Princess Diana of Themyscira. Whatever name she goes by, Wonder Woman is a superhero to be reckoned with. The DC Comics star first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in December 1941. So it’s sort of fitting that she was the first DC Stars character figure released by Tonner Doll Co.
Tonner has re-imagined several of their original female DC Stars characters in a new line of Deluxe figures. And – to no ones surprise – Wonder Woman was the initial superhero to receive the deluxe treatment.
Wonder Woman Deluxe TCF
• Series: DC Stars
• Manufacturer: Tonner Doll Co.
• Material: Hard plastic body, vinyl head and rooted saran hair
• Height: 17”
• Points of Articulation: 13 (neck, chest, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles)
• Accessories: Display stand
• Edition Size: 1,000 pieces
The Wonder Woman TCF uses Tonner’s athletic female body with high-heeled feat and is dressed in her iconic outfit, consisting of the following: a sparkly red (top) white (stars) and blue (bottoms) bodysuit; a gold tiara with a red star; red earrings; a gold, faux leather belt with the lasso of truth attached; silver, faux leather bracelets; pantyhose; sparkly red, zip-up boots; a red, white and blue cape with gold lamé interior.
The packaging on these figures is the same as the regular DC Stars
line. However, since the piece uses the larger body, it comes in the
larger box. Inside, everything is Tonner-protected: Styrofoam, ribbons,
hairnet, individually bagged apparel and plastic.
We wanted to show you a comparison of the original Wonder Woman TCF to the new Deluxe edition. That original version was the first Tonner figure we reviewed on the site. And while we were impressed with it, we’re doubly impressed with this one. (And speaking of the original Wonder Woman TCF...doesn't she look exactly like Olivia Munn in that Wonder Woman Attack of the Show skit?!?)
The entire outfit has been upgraded. Rather than the full spandex bodysuit, Wonder Woman’s sporting a sparkly top portion sewn to a vinyl bottom. And instead of the WW logo being a decal, it’s made of gold-painted plastic.
Doesn’t it just make sense for an “Amazonian” to use this larger (albeit much more…buxom..err..busty) athletic body? The old Wonder Woman would be tossed around like a rag doll by this new Deluxe version.
If you look closely - although not too close for fear of someone walking in on you and mistaking your critical eye for a person trying to romance a doll - you can see that each eyebrow and eyelash hair is individually painted. The paintwork on the figure’s face is bright - the blue eyes, the lipstick, the rosy cheeks. Tonner's cranked up the all-around brightness level to 10, and it makes this Wonder Woman stand out from the pack.
You won’t be able to find a better representation of the iconic comic book character out there. Tonner wasn’t joking when they called this their Deluxe Wonder Woman.
You can pick one up at the following:
Tonner Direct: $199.99
Wonder Woman Deluxe TCF Grades:
Figure Quality: 9/10
Fun Factor: 8/10
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