I don't have many female characters in my collection, but if you're going to start, what more iconic character could there be but Wonder Woman! I watched the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman TV show back in the day, but like so many other of the Justice League characters, it's been about that long since I've really read or known much about their stories.
There's been a lot of controversy over the New 52 character design changes, and none more so than Wonder Woman. Before the #1 issue of the New 52 comics, it was revealed that Wonder Woman would sport a new suit with pants, and not her iconic bikini.
I guess the fan outrage was heard, because I believe prior to the release of the first issue, the cover art was changed to revert her back to a bikini. Thankfully this Kotobukiya ArtFX+ New 52 Wonder Woman statue retains her pants-on look, which I totally prefer.
I'm not one to be prudish, and love fan service as much as anybody (gratuitous Chun Li shower scene excitement anybody?) But on Wonder Woman, I think this suits her fine. The costume, coupled with the simple and stern pose and facial expression, make for a hero to be reckoned with, not one to be perved at. Maybe I'm just showing my age, but this version just seems more kick-ass to me than one jumping around in a bikini.
The sculpting is very nice, with delicate features in the face and gorgeously sculpted hair. There's no slop in the paint work, although the skin tone may be a touch too pale, with her being an Amazonian warrior and all. Regardless, she still looks beautiful to me.
As with all the others, the statue looks awesome from every angle. The sword and golden lasso are done very nicely, but are only attached to the body by very thin plastic or glue. I would be very careful in handling these areas as the items might break off. But the paint app and detailing on them is awesome.
As with the others, the statue comes with a magnetic base and magnets in her feet. The only real complaint that I have with the statue is that the feet are not fully planted, and so it's not as stable as her other Justice League counterparts. The others feel more stable with a flatter stance, so this is another area to be careful.
Overall, this is another sensational statue released by Kotobukiya. The dark blues, reds, and silver highlights look stunning, and the detailed pattern on the suit really bring the quality of this piece to the fore. Of all the female superheroes around, I'm definitely glad Wonder Woman is the first in my collection with this great piece.
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