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DC Universe Action League: Superman and Wonder Woman — The Amazon Princess is Here!
Jul 28, 2011
by Charles Morris
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Wonder Woman!; great details
Cons:Wonder Woman is bit fragile; both figures can't stand properly
The Bottom Line: Superman and Wonder Woman are a powerful duo and it's hard to pass over. Add Batman to the mix and you have DC's Trinity come to life.
One of the negatives to the Batman: The Brave and the Bold Action League collection was the lack of any female characters. While I know female characters aren't as popular with the boys, it is also a gross misrepresentation of the DC Universe. There are many popular female characters that would be acceptable. Thankfully the DC Universe Action League series has corrected this oversight with the Superman and Wonder Woman two-pack set.
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Superman is no stranger to this collection. In fact this is the first repackaged figure; he is exactly the same one that was first released in wave one. I really love this pose showing him in his flight mode (or running depending how you use him in play). One arm is stretched out and one foot is off the ground to give him an incredible dynamic appearance. He has the square-jaw with small black eyes. The paint job is good except where the red areas are painted over the blue. It can be a bit muddy in places. The drawback to having such an energetic pose is standing him up. He cannot do so without the help of a plastic stand. Articulation is found on his neck, shoulders and waist.
If there are a few female figures to throw into the mix, then Wonder Woman is the most iconic and obvious one (Batgirl is a close second... hopefully she will be made in the future). Usually female figures don't live up to expectations for various reasons but this one is a great way to show that it can be done properly. Wonder Woman is recognizable in every way. The details are aplomb showcasing a variety of things such as her tiara, armour, bracelets and magic lasso. This stylized Amazon Princess fits nicely with the rest of the boys. And while female figures are skinnier than their male peers, Wonder Woman still looks like she can do some serious damage. I like that her feet are a bit bigger even though she is wearing high heels but it still doesn't address the problem that she topples over. In fact she could also use a plastic stand like Superman. Female figures also have a tendency to be shorter than the males but this isn't the case with Wonder Woman. Of course this is very deceiving since she is standing upright and most of the males are in a crouching position making her taller than some of the guys. Articulation is limited to the neck and shoulders though moving her head is going to be a bit more difficult thanks to her long hair.
Superman and Wonder Woman is a good two-pack set to get. It features two of the most recognizable heroes in comicdom. However, if you picked up Superman in the first wave you'll be a bit annoyed that the same one is repackaged only two waves later. I see the reasoning behind this. Superman is the linchpin while Wonder Woman is the bonus. However I wish another version of Superman was created instead of rehashing a previous figure in such a short fashion. Or in Superman's case, faster than a speeding bullet.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Wave 3: Batman vs. The Demon Etrigan || Batman vs. The Top || Dr. Fate vs. Wotan || Owlman and Blue Bowman
Wave 1: Firestorm vs. Deathstorm || The Flash vs. Captain Boomerang || Superman vs. Bizarro || White Lantern Sinestro vs. Green Lantern
Wave 2: John Stewart vs. Atrocitus || Prometheus vs. Green Arrow
Wave 3: Batman vs. Deathstroke || Hal Jordan and Saint Walker || Kilowog vs. Zilius Zox
***This is part of both my 2011 Funny Pages and 2011 Canadiana Write-Offs. Come join the festivities until the end of July.
CANADIAN FACT: Superman is co-created by Toronto native Joe Shuster.
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Amount Paid (US$): 7.99
Type of Toy: Action Figure
Age Range of Child: Kids to Teens
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