As Princess of the Amazons, Princess Diana was born to Hippolyta, queen of Themyscira. Upon her birth, she was granted abilities beyond those of mortals, and later bequeathed the Lasso of Truth by the Gods of Olympus. She has been described as "beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Hermes, and stronger than Hercules. She is a warrior of peace hailing from an island of women isolated from the outside world (called "man's world" by the Amazons for obvious reasons) for centuries. After eventually leaving the island she became a superhero know to the world as Wonder Woman using her powers to fight crime alongside the other members of the Justice League.
I’ve always liked Wonder Woman. Not so much the new films, more so the comic book, of course the classic television show, and the most underrated cartoon ever, Justice League. Justice League only ran a few years and most episodes were actually 3-5 part stories so there was lots going on. When it ended Justice League Unlimited came out. It was more of a one and done cartoon that brought in lots of new members. Wonder Woman was always apart of this series and now Diamond Select and Gentle Giant are pulling out the cartoon design with their newest animated bust of the amazon princess herself.
Looking at the head the first thing I noticed was the trademark longer jaw line that all of these characters were drawn with. It's perfectly sculpted and painted to look like a cartoon come to life.. I love the bold bright colors they used. Bright red lipstick that matches the bright red star on her tiara and those bold steel blue eyes really stand out. I love the eye color the most I think. Thick deep black outline, bold and strong blue for the eye and a pitch black dot in the center. Cartoon style of course but with the fact that the head is angled to the side a bit it looks like Wonder Woman is starring at you. The flesh color is a much more tan style than most and the bright black hair and eyebrows really bring everything together. I especially like how bright the tiara is. A stunning gold that matches the gold in her costume with the bold red star right in the center.. Also the hair is done straight just like the cartoon. It's not sculpted real word to give it all the texture, just black and molded to flow and curl over her shoulders and around her ears. And speaking of the ears the addition of the bright white star earrings are a fantastic touch.
Moving down you see the top of the classic costume in full effect. Bright cherry red halter top with the golden WW logo sticking right in your face. Once again you see the tan flesh color which is predominate in the center so there is not a lot going on. Which is a good thing as Wonder Woman has a very simple patriotic style costume. You get all you need to here. The bright red top followed by the bright yellow “WW” design and then back to red. Its done just to show her logo and nothing much more. Simple and effective which for a character like wonder woman is all you need. No real shading done as this is designed to look just like her cartoon counterpart, and it succeeds on every level.
The base is some type pillar from Paradise Island. It has a real Roman Coliseum look about it. A bright grey completely shadowed and etched in black. Everything is sculpted and molded to look like real stone. From the lines in the it’s a very detailed design. Now with that said its still a cartoon style so its not loaded with real world cracks and holes or tons of shading. No this is a detailed yet smooth base. I really enjoy the fact they did her base like a pillar. I for one associate Wonder Woman with Paradise Island and this reminds me of that.
Once again this a very sleek bust. Cartoon accurate, and a Justice League was always a favorite cartoon of mine I love having this as part of my collection. Now like all of these busts I review this one is limited as well. Only 1000 of these have been made so you better act fast and pick one up today,
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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