Silver Age Wonder Girl
By Hervé St-Louis
May 20, 2007 - 09:35
Of course, Wonder Girl sports the red costume she started to wear in Teen Titans #33, after discovering her origin. Vaguely inspired by Wonder Woman’s this costume is modernized and shows less cleavage. Two rows of stars start on the breasts and end on the thighs. There are fewer stars on her costume than in a George Perez illustration. However, the hairstyle is right and the long boots too.
The sculpt is beautiful. Wonder Girl looks like she’s 18 as a young woman. However, her arms are the same one used for the Silver Age Wonder Woman, making them too long and big for the character. The selling point of Wonder Girl is her face. She looks cute with big wide eyes and a nice girl next door smile. The figure looks strong but is stiff-looking. Here feet are too short too, but her long legs define her figure well.
Wonder Girl is shorter than the Silver Age Wonder Woman, taller than the Silver Age Robin but fit well with the other New Teen Titans action figures, such as Cyborg, Star Fire, Aqualad and the Bronze Age Kid Flash. Her proportion fit that of the early DC Direct action figures sculpted by Tim Bruckner. She is taller than the modern Wonder Girl.
Stability is an issue with Wonder Girl depending on the season and how long she has been standing up. When I first bought this action figure, the heels did not line up with the soles, tilting the figure forward. Her feet are not long enough to fully support her upper body weight all the time. With time, as the figure leaned backward, there was enough pressure on her heels to make them even with her soles, allowing the figure to stand still for long period. But as the weather changes, I have noticed that Wonder Girl’s heels will revert back to and stop the figure from standing up.
Fortunately, Wonder Girl comes with peg holes under her feet that allow her to be placed on the large action figure stand she shares with the Silver Age Wonder Woman action figure.
Wonder Girl has limited articulations at the shoulders, neck, biceps, wrists and waist. Everything below is static. Because of her large hair, Wonder Girl cannot move her head in all directions. This lack of articulations takes off marks from the action figure.
Wonder Girl comes with a lasso pinned on her waist. Although it is removable, it has little play value. Just like the Silver Age Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl has a toga mimicking the way Amazons dress themselves. It’s made of cotton-like fabric.
Wonder Girl shares the same large action figure pedestal with multiple pegs. The only thing missing from that stand is a wall peg hole to insert it on a wall. As it stands, the pedestal has to remain on a flat surface.
Wonder Girl comes in a large box with the Silver Age Wonder Woman with a plastic window showing both action figures. The deco on the box is stylish, but if you keep your action figures in their original box, be prepared to allocate it sufficient shelf space.
The set would cost about $49 Canadian at the time and slightly less in US dollars. The cost of such a set was twice that of two individual DC Direct action figures. Pricing on older action figures such as this can be weird. On one hand, it is possible to find the set in the cheap bin of some stores, for less or to find it in other stores with an inflated price tag approaching the $60 mark.
Wonder Girl # 1 (of 6)
Silver Age Wonder Girl
Contemporary Wonder Girl