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Barbie as Wonder Woman Collector Edition Collectible Doll 1999
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Barbie as Wonder Woman Collectible Doll 1999
Barbie as Wonder Woman Collectible Doll 1999
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19 of 20 found the following review helpful:
You're a wonder, Wonder Woman!May 02, 2001
By Zack Davisson
This is a really fantastic doll, and possibly even the finest Wonder Woman figure ever made. It even surpasses the excellent 1960's Superqueen figure.
The figure is the usual quality of a collector level Barbie. She is wearing the modern Wonder Woman costume (not the Lynda Carter version), shown by the "WW" figure on her chest instead of the eagle emblem. The yellow areas of the costume have been replaced with gold, which looks great. The cape (a holdover from Lynda Carter publicity photos) adds a really nice touch and some much needed cover to Wonder Woman's costume. Like most Barbies, she is not very posable, and requires a stand to be upright.
What I really like is what she doesn't have. She doesn't have a broken back, with an enormous chest thrust forward. She doesn't have a square jaw and shoulders. She doesn't wear a thong. (If you think this sounds weird, you should take a look at most modern female action figures, including Wonder Woman.)
I think what makes her so great is that she is a female action figure designed with girls in mind. What a rare treat.
9 of 11 found the following review helpful:
What a BEAUTIFUL doll!Dec 03, 2000
By J. M. Yarbrough
The whole appearance of Wonder Woman is very regal and majestic - very worthy of her Princess of Themysicra title. The outfit is well sewn together with the gold "W" emblem glued on the chest. The belt is loose, but held in place with a snap in the back. The golden lasso is sewn to the shorts while the other end is attached to the bracelet. The tiara and the silver bracelets are shiny and just adds so much to the whole demeanor. Wonder Woman is also true to the CBS television series as Lynda Carter wore tights with her uniform. The boots are made of cloth. The cape has two layers sewn together - the underside completely blue while the outer layer has the "stars and stripe" along the outer edge. I think the cape single handedly gives Wonder Woman a royal look than if she was just wearing the costume alone.
A word to the wise - take care when you remove the doll from the box. Wonder Woman's uniform is held up by an invisible strap as well as the cape being straped to her bracelets. You may accidentally tear the straps because you won't realize that the strings are looped through the straps in order to keep the doll firmly in place inside the box. It would explain why the Toys R Us photo has the outfit looking like it's about to fall off when I suspect the straps are broken in the photo.
Wonder Woman was a symbol of women's rights back in the 40's with her "You Can!" attitude. She has gone on to be a role model for women and men alike as she is truly the greatest superheroine ever - a title she's held for the past 60 years. I wanted a Wonder Woman doll ever since I was a little girl - believe me, she is well worth the wait!
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
A BLAST FROM THE PASTFeb 13, 2002
By Lisa G. Recklies
My husband buys me Barbies for special occasions and he bought me this one as a surprise for Christmas. I loved her. She immediately took me back to some wonderful memories of my childhood.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Another Great Barbie!!!Jun 08, 2002
I am a Wonder Woman fan, so of course when I saw this doll, I knew I just had to have it! She turned out to be great! There was only one minor problem with her, but I'll get to that in a minute. She looks great in her costume! Instead of the eagle on some original costumes (in the comics) of Wonder Woman, she has a "W" on her red top, which is connected to the blue with stars bottom, (so I guess it's more like a leotard type of thing.), which I think looks excactly like the real costume. She also has the gold belt, gold rope, (which she is holding), her ed boots with the white stripe, her gols headband, her blue cape with a red with stars and white bordered trim, and some very lightly tinted white tights. The only problem was her hair. I have had my Wonder Woman doll since Christmas 2001, and her hair is still kind of "flat", curly, but flat from how she was placed in her box. It has started to fall out a bit, and I'm pretty sure it will in a few more months. Believe me, this doll is definatly worth the money, because you will enjoy her so much in your collection!
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Fantastic toy...Dec 09, 2000
By Brad Dent
The computer pictures fail to do this Barbie justice. I was extremely pleased when I received the first doll. I am ordering a second, as my three year old daughter will certain love the first one until it's quite worn. I can't help believe this doll with be a major collector's item as it hasn't received a lot of press from Mattel, is wonderfully done, and Wonder Woman's 60th anniversary is next year. Those of us who are Wonder Woman zealots must have this doll. It certainly is a much better image for young girls than any of the attempts Mattel has made to move Barbie from bimbo status to something more reflective of intelligent, independent women. The toy is well-boxed and largely accurate in its portrayal of Diana. Good show Mattel!
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