Not since the Marx Toys line of accessory-laden “Noble Knights” action figures in the late 1960s and early 1970s have we seen a toy line that looks this much fun. It’s the new Mattel Barbie line of Wonder Woman collector line “dolls,” but let’s call them what they are, action figures that measure up to any mid-range price-point doll or action figure on the market. Even more fun, these Amazon warriors will stand tall over your other 12-inch action figures.
Sure, Mattel is targeting this new line at the “adult collector” (although the figures are listed as recommended for 10 and up). But what girl or boy isn’t going to appreciate the great armor designs, and the attention to detail in the shields and swords? No doubt with the critical acclaim and popularity of the new film–already netting more than $103 million in its opening weekend in the U.S. and $223 million internationally–this series is poised to be the toy line of the summer.
Each individual figure–Diana, Antiope, and Hippolyta–includes headdress, boots, armored gauntlets, shield, and sword. Diana and Hippolyta also include capes and Antiope includes bow, arrows, and quiver. A two-pack is also available, featuring Diana in a different design and Steve Trevor. Designer Bill Greening blended the face designs to keep the classic Barbie and Ken look while also reflecting the images of actors Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, and Chris Pine. All figures include fully articulated sculpts.
Check out these images of the full designs, plus click on each image below for more information on each and to purchase these new Barbie figures while they are still available (Wonder Woman is sold out on many sites):
Amazon (where else would you buy Amazon Barbie?) reports all figures are currently in stock, with Wonder Woman currently available and shipping but through third party sellers only. And in case you missed them, the full line of last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Barbie collector series Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman are also still available at Amazon.