REVIEW: Wonder Woman Tonner Character Figure
Whether your introduction to Wonder Woman was DC’s All Star Comics #8 (Dec. 1941) or Lynda Carter playing the character in the 1970’s television adaptation, you’re well aware of Diana Prince’s secret identity. Wonder Woman was also included in the Justice League and Super Friends animated series, and there are plans for a live action movie.
The husband and wife team, William and Elizabeth Marston, created a female super hero as a role model for young girls. In what was a predominantly male universe, Wonder Woman was an Amazonian armed with bulletproof bracelets and her Lasso of Truth.
Tonner Doll Company has produced three figures based on Wonder Woman and her alter egos under their DC Stars collection: Wonder Woman, Amazon Princess and Office Savvy.
The figure is packaged in a fairly plain black box that is long enough to contain the 16” tall figure. The DC Stars logo is emblazoned on the outside of the box.
The Wonder Woman Tonner Character Figures (TCF) measure 16” in height.
Even though that’s only 4” taller than your average 1/6 scale figure, the TCF
dolls are imposing.
Each figure has over 12 points of articulation and comes packaged with
a heavy-duty display stand. Wonder Woman is dressed in her traditional
one-piece outfit. She is wearing tights as well as a pair of
impressive high-heeled, zip-up boots (made of a leather-like
material). Her tiara, belt and bracelets are all cast of heavy metal.
Wonder Woman’s golden Lasso of Truth is attached to her detachable belt. Limited edition of 3,000.
Tonner takes quality to a different level. The sculpting work
and paint applications are top of the line. They pay so much attention
to details that they even painted the figure’s toenails, which are
hidden in her boots. The rooted hair is elegantly styled, and the
painted black scalp is a nice touch.
The Tonner Character Figures debuted with the DC Stars collection.
Wonder Woman and Supergirl, the first two characters released, are
probably the most recognizable female DC Comics characters. This will
open Tonner to collectors who were unaware of, or just not interested
in, the company’s original lines such as Tyler Wentworth.
There are more additions to the DC Stars line planned for this year, and let’s hope they are as well done as the initial wave.
You can pick up these figures at the following:
The Urban Stash: $124.95
Wonder Woman Grades:
Fun Factor: 9/10