As a life long doll collector, I am proud to bring you my very first toy review! This review is for the DC Superhero Girls new budget doll line by Mattel. The doll I will be reviewing is Wonder Woman (which was a surprise gift from my boyfriend). For those who are not familiar, the DC Superhero Girls brand centers around teenage versions of famous female DC characters. The collection includes Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Bumble Bee, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Katana will be released at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. The franchise also features a web series in addition to other merchandise such as action figures, clothes and more. Episodes can be viewed on their official website HERE. Their first original movie will be released on DVD July 31st. Wal-Mart is currently accepting preorders HERE.
The budget doll collection is a new release. They can currently be purchased at Wal-Mart for $9.99 each. This series features 3 characters; Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl. The dolls do not come with traditional fashion doll clothes. Like many other budget line dolls on the market (Barbie and Monster High to name a few), these dolls have painted on clothes. The packaging for the doll is quite cute. The box features art work and information on the character you have purchased. I was happy that I did not have to ensue into a fight with the box when removing her. I was able to remove her with little trouble.
In addition to featuring painted on clothes, Wonder Woman also comes with a plastic removable blue cape. Her shoes are molded on and cannot be removed. Her tiara is identical to the first edition Wonder Woman doll and is removable. Her hands are painted red for gloves. In regards to articulation, she has bendable knees. Her arms however do not bend.
I am normally not a fan of painted clothes on dolls however I feel Mattel did a really great job with this particular line. The paint is not on a flat surface. There is detailed molding on her legs, knee pads and armor. I like that the cape is removable because I am personally not a fan of it. The molded shoes and body paint is great for kids who lose their toys. The only things that are possible to lose are the tiara and cape.
The budget line Wonder Woman's hair appears to be slightly thinner than the first edition. It is roughly the same length and does have the blue streaks in her hair. Her face also appears to be slightly thinner compared to the original. She is still in any case, a very pretty doll. Priced at only $9.99 I highly recommend this doll for doll collectors and Wonder Woman fans alike. She's beautiful, affordable and just plain fun. This doll would be great to play with or display.
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