Review: Mezco One:12 Collective Wonder Woman Collectable Figure

Mezco has continued with its One:12 Collectables line, licensing characters from various mediums and producing high quality figures.  With the Suicide Squad Harley Quinn figure from earlier this year, they has shown that they can do female figures well.  Before the Harley figure was even released, they announced that they would be doing a Wonder Woman figure based on Gal Gadot version from 2017’s Wonder Woman movie.  Much like the Harley figure, it was delayed for almost a year.  They finally released the figure in August 2018, and hopes are high that it is as impressive as the Harley Quinn figure, if not more.  Let’s find out

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The front of the box features the movie “WW” logo on a blue background.  In case that wasn’t enough to let you know who you are buying, they have Wonder Woman in gold lettering, along with the One:12 logo and DC logo (in dark blue.)

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The back showcases the contents of the box and gives us some action shots using the figure.

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Removing the outer slip cover, you see a window box with the figure ang accessories displayed.  The arm for the stand is in a tray behind the one with the figure.  You can see my sword came loose and fell down, since I had opened the figure earlier.

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In hand, the figure looks nice.  The likeness is close enough to actress Gal Gadot (some may say otherwise) that it is easily identifiable as her incarnation of the character.  Her bustier is molded plastic, not cloth like Harley’s outfit, which makes sense for the figure.  Her skirt is cloth, though I wish it was make from a more leather like material.  Her straps are plastic as is the rest of her outfit.  Her articulation is less than the Harley Quinn figure, with Wonder Woman missing a torso joint and waist joint.  Maybe I they used some sort of material for the bustier, but that could introduce slippage and result in a “wardrobe malfunction” with the figure.  I’m sure they could have did something, but it is fine as it is.  The rest; head arms wrists and legs are the same as Harley.  You can get a decent range of motion with the figure, though mine can’t stand up without the base.  Double jointed elbows and knees would be better for posing, but for a premium figure meant for display, this fine.

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For accessories, she comes with six pairs of hands (including the ones on her, two heads (ditto), a sword, shield, a coil lasso and a bendy, plastic string that supposed to be used as the lasso un action.  As I stated earlier, the heads are a good likeness.  The sword and shield are well done and detailed, imitating the ones in the movie. her hands come in two fisted, two gripping and two open hands.  The are firm but  rubbery and pop on and off easily, but fit tight.  The gripping hands can firmly hold her sword with out it felling you might break the sword or the hand. The coiled rope fits on her belt easily, as does her sword.  The “uncoiled” lasso, (though more like “magic rope,” as it is not tied in a lasso) is a lighter colour than the other one, perhaps indicating it is glowing like in the movies.  Sure you can have her hold it and bend it around, but it should look like a lasso.

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Wonder Woman next to the One:12 Collective Suicide Squad Harley Quinn.

All that is fine, but scale wise, this figure loses me.  The One:12 Wonder Woman is about the same size as the One:12 Harley Quinn.  Now, in the comic, Wonder Woman is supposed to be tall and is taller than Harley Quinn.  “But these are the movie version,” you say.  True, and Margot Robbie is 5’5″ and Gal Gadot is 5’10”.  Even factoring in Harley’s 4″ heels, Wonder Woman is in heels (at least 3″.)  As I type this, I realize Wondy is a bit taller, but I think she should be a bit more bigger.

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Mattel version (left) next to the Mezco version (right)

In the end, this is a high quality figure and you get what you pay for.  The design, sculpt, accessories and likeness all out due the cheaper mass marketed figures.  There are other high end Wonder Woman figures in this scale for this version and there are varying opinions on which one is the best; I think as a collector of high end DC specific/superhero figures in general, you can’t really go wrong with this one.

The One:12 Collective Wonder Woman figure was released earlier this summer and may be found at comic book/collectable shops, toy/comic conventions or online.  I picked mine up at the Kingston ToyCon from Silver Screen Toys and Collectables for about $104 Cdn before taxes.  Thanks for reading!

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Comparing her to the Mattel DC Multiverse Dark Knight Strikes Back Wonder Woman (left) and the DC Collectables DC Bombshells Wonder Woman (right)

 

This Review is for entertainment purposes only.  I have not received anything from Mezco Toys, Silver Screen Toys and Collectables, Kingston ToyCon, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros or anybody else for doing this review.  The item was purchased with my own funds.  All opinions are mine and any pictures taken are for review purposes only.

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Author: xcalibar25

One man on a never-ending quest against mediocrity.

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