WONDER WOMAN — GOLD
DC HEROES UNITE (SPIN MASTER)
Spin Master’s DC line is definitely focusing on the more toyetic side of the universe, what with their goofy blind-boxed accessories, and general shift to more heavy hitter focus. This also includes a little bit of wacky variant coverage. And sometimes, you just end up getting that wacky variant first, now don’t you? Well, that’s my story anyway. How about a look at this Wonder Woman who is inexplicably all gold?
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Gold Wonder Woman is from the third series of Spin Master’s DC Heroes Unite line. She’s classified as a “Super Rare” figure. What that means for actual availability, I don’t really know, nor do I believe I’ll ever full understand. Certainly someone at Spin Master has some sort of idea, and I’ll just leave that to them. Wonder Woman’s based on her Rebirth-era costume (or would be if she weren’t, you know, all gold), which is itself heavily movie inspired. It’s a strong design, and I can get behind it. The figure stands 3 3/4 inches tall and she’s got the same 17 points or articulation as everyone else in the line. Her sculpt’s honestly a pretty strong one. She’s not as bulky as the guys, which actually makes her look a little bit more comics accurate. She’s perhaps a little more leggy than she should be, but I’ve certainly seen worse. There’s actually quite a bit of smaller detail work going on here, and I’m definitely keen to see how it looks on a figure that makes use of full color. Speaking of color, this Wonder Woman is, as mentioned before, all gold. There’s no paint here, just molded plastic. It’s ever so slightly translucent, which is kind of cool when she’s all lit up. It works pretty well. Gold Wonder Woman’s accessories are again blind packed, but like a lot of this set, there’s really the only possibility. She’s got her lasso, a sword, and a shield, all in gold to match the figure. This is definitely one of the better accessory selections for the line.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
This one goes back to Max for the pick-up. After I found Flash and found out about the later assortment line-up, I let him know I was definitely interested in a few of them, so he snagged this one for me at the same time as GL. I’m not really sure why she’s gold, and I can’t recall and specific story where that was the case, but I can’t really complain about the execution, as she does make for a nifty toy. Now to just find one in standard coloring.