DC Unlimited New 52 Wonder Woman’s blister card (Which I didn’t have since this was purchased loose) reads: “Naturally Confident, Strong-Willed and Compassionate, Wonder Woman is Princess Diana of the Immortal Amazons from Greek mythology. When army pilot Steve Treveor crashes on their secluded island paradise, Themyscira, Diana is compelled to experience the outside world. With superhuman strength, stamina, and the ability to fly, Wonder Woman is a warrior for peace who embodies beauty, intellect and equality.”
The DC Unlimited New 52 Wonder Woman was sculpted by Four Horsemen Studios (Chris Dahlberg, Jim Preziosi, Eric Treadaway, and H. Eric Mayse).
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Review by: Denis del Callar
This particular incarnation of Carol Ferris as the Star Sapphire is from the Green Lantern Series 3 collection, hence and it is not to be confused with the sterner looking, just as well dressed, more purple than pink, slightly translucent and star speckled version of Carol Ferris as the Star Sapphire - which also came with more billowy hair - that came out with the Green lantern Blackest Night Series.
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Green Lantern Stel and Green Lantern Arkkis Chummuck: I’m not quite sure why DC Direct decided to do these two particular characters especially in light of the fact that there are far more popular characters that they could have tapped. At best these two are minor secondary characers and Arkkis Chummuck is dead having last been seen in the Darkest Night Series, and while Lantern Stel has become the new Green Lantern Drill Sergeant, he’s by no means as popular as Lantern Kilowog.
DC Direct Wonder Woman Series 1 - Wonder Woman
: I’ve seen versions of her that make her look less like an Amazon and more like a pro-wrestler on steroids, and I’ve even seen a version of her (Wonder Woman Infinite Crisis series 2) that’s so anatomically incorrect that she can’t stand even with the leg-peg stand that comes with it. Nothing that gave her the sultry allure that belied her strength of body and character. Till this came along from the mind of Terry Dodson.
Review by Denis del Callar
Power Girl was sculpted by John G. Matthews based upon the artwork of Phil Jimenez as he portrayed her in the Infinite Crisis series. And Matthews delivered! I have to say that I’m personally not a fan of distorted action figures that take their cue from how they were presented in the comic books or in the cartoons.
Matthews delivered a Power Girl who is very realistic and true to what Power Girl was conceived to be: Literally a power-house. Not an Amazon; not a waif of a woman with Kryptonian powers; but - like her cousin Superman - a well built, muscular hero with the physique of a body builder that barrels through the bad-guys.
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The Green Lanterns: Hal Jordan is actually one of the last characters to be released for the Blackest Night toy series, along with the Star Sapphire Wonder Woman et.al (Though there are still two waves before they switch to the Brightest Day line). So I had to wait quite a while - over a full year as my first digital records of John Stewart from the Blackest Night series appears in 2009 - to replace the GL Toy Series Hal Jordan on my shelf.
Sinestro Corp Arkillo: Presenting the snapping jaws of the Sinestro Corp’s main muscle: Arkillo from the Blackest Night Series 7 action figure set. Sinestro Corp’s Arkillo is a re-issued re-paint of Green Lantern Series 1 action figure set Kilowog. Naturally a new head was introduced and a new set of hands - though both Sinestro Corp’s Arkillo and Green Lantern Corp’s Kilowog are apparently right handed.
Review by: Denis del Callar
Presenting Wonder Woman from the mind of Terry Dobson. Wonder Woman doesn’t come across as extremely powerful, her stature implies that she’s more of an agile fighter than a powerhouse - which is what she’s always been anyway, even as a fighter for women’s right - just because she looks sexy doesn’t mean that she’s weak (Which many a villain has learned to their dismay).
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Arkham City Catwoman: Catwoman from the Batman Legacy Action Figure series of Mattel that was first seen in the 2011 New York Comic Con that’s rumored to be released as part of a two pack along with the Arkham City Batman
DC Direct Brightest Day Jade: Jennifer-Lynn “Jennie” Hayden. To the uninitiated, Jade is the daughter of Allan Scott AKA the Golden Age Green Lantern and Rose Canton - a woman whose split persona is the villain named Thorn - ex-Golden Age Flash villain. Jade’s twin is the slightly insane Todd Rice, also known as Obsidian whose Shadow based powers are in contrast to Jade’s light-based powers.