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Toy Review: 2017 Black Label Wonder Woman Barbie

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Taking inspiration from the up-coming live action Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot, Mattel are releasing three Black Label Barbie dolls based off three of the characters within the film.  Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Robin Wright as Antiope.  The first of the three to be released is Gadot’s Wonder Woman, seen first here in Australia.

While Mattel are still yet to officially reveal any images of the trio, this 2017 black label release has already begun to hit selected stores in Australia.

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Thepophub.com has got your first in-hand look at this new doll but note, as I am not a de-boxer, this review will only take in-to account what can be seen without removing the doll from her plastic/cardboard prison!

Releasing as part of Barbie Loves Pop Culture series, this new doll features many similarites to that of the Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman barbie released last year (that was never released in Australia) with the articulated body, the dark rooted hair and Gal Gadot/Wonder Woman facial screening.

The box art is bright and colorful featuring the movies Wonder Woman logo with the outside of the plastic sheet surrounded by a printed gold lasso.  The back of the box showcases a promotional photo of Gadot as Wonder Woman with a short bio of the character.

The doll features shoulder, elbow and wrist articulation along with articulation in the knees – the feet remains unknown as I did not take of the boots.  One hand is molded in a clasping pose to hold her sword while the other is in a fist, so as to hold her shield.  The shield itself is held by the doll via two straps that link over Wonder Woman’s arm.

Wonder Woman’s outfit remains screen accurate with the bodice made out of light plastic in the red and blue signature look with a faux leather pteruges skirt with gold imprinted details.  The bodice and skirt are somewhat flimsy to the touch and I cannot confirm how these are attached to the body.  The faux fur and fabric cape is quite lush and ample in size and while the official description does state there is in-fact a hood, the final product has no such addition to the cloak.  This cloak is held closed by a single button and elastic loop combo with the elastic loop feeling strong and capable of holding with some decent play.

Other accessories include a gold plastic armband, silver plastic bracelets and gold plastic boots with red imprinted details and black elastic.  There’is also a brown faux-leather scabbard with gold plastic hardware, gold cord lasso which appears to be non-removable, gold plastic sword with silver imprinted blade, gunmetal silver plastic shield with gold imprinted details and black elastic bands, and a clear plastic doll stand with black plastic base that is not branded in any form.

The hair is styled in loose ringlets and is held with some form of setting gel leaving parts of the hair feeling dry and ‘crunchy’.

Pre-Order your case of all three dolls from Entertainment Earth here!

The facial screening and mold remains stunning just as it was with last years release.

 

This black label release comes with a certificate of authenticity and remains an non-numbered limited edition release.

Currently available in selected stores in Australia (David Jones and GoFigureCollectables.com.au as of writing this) Wonder Woman Black Label Movie doll is scheduled for a USA release in mid April – though Mattel’s site is stating May 2017.

Also, check out the first look at the Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta black label Barbie below!

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New Mattel Wonder Woman Line Coming to Australia

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The New York Toy Fair held earlier this year revealed some very cool new merchandise from Mattel to coincide with the new Wonder Woman solo movie which hits theaters in June.  From Wonder Woman action figures to dress-up action gear and movie themed articulated dolls, Mattel are going all out to ensure that Wonder Woman receives as much love as her male superhero counterparts.

With the Wonder Woman Black Label Barbie from the Batman Vs Superman movie not being released here in Australia (oddly enough, a version of the SDCC exclusive was available here in Australia via Toys R Us), there was some worry this new line may not make it to our shores.

See more photos of what’s to come at nerdyrottenscoundrel.com

As it turns out, we need not worry as Mattel have confirmed to me that Wonder Woman merchandise including those revealed at New York Toy Fair are expected to hit the market around mid April, and mega toy retailer Toys R Us have also confirmed to me that they will be stocking items including the Justice League 12″/30cm Wonder Woman figure, the Barbie Wonder Woman Collector Doll, the Wonder Woman Doll and Horse Set, Wonder Bow and the Wonder Woman assorted Fashion Doll range.

And for those interested in the DC Superhero Girl line, Mattel noted that new additions will hit the market “mid year, if not earlier”.

There is still no official word on pricing yet.

Exciting news for Wonder Woman fans!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Look: American Horror Story Coven Dolls by Integrity Toys

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AHS Coven figures by Integrity Toys.  (c)Integrity Toys 2016

Back in early December 2014, fashion doll company Integrity Toys announced a new line of dolls based off the characters within the American Horror Story Coven series.  Cut to almost two years later and finally Integrity Toys have come up with the goods ready for pre-order, but….are we done and dusted with Coven?

Since Coven’s airing, AHS has produced three further series – Freak Show, Hotel and the currently airing Roanoke and the limited amount of news and updates about this line from Integrity has possibly made fans a little indifferent about this reveal.

That said, the reveal by Integrity Toys showcases six pretty damn impressive figures for the new line featuring Jessica Lange’s Fiona Goode, Angela Bassett’s Marie Laveau, Evan Peter’s Kyle Spencer, Emma Robert’s Madison Montgomery, Frances Conroy’s Myrtle Snow and Taissa Farmiga’s Zoe Benson.  Sad to say, no swamp witch Misty Day (played by Lily Rabe).

All 6 dolls are on the FR2013 articulated body with brand new sculpts in the likeness of their characters (check out how close they got with Evan Peters!), rooted hair, applied eyelashes and fabric outfits featured within the show.

Check out more photos below:

 

All dolls are now available for pre-order with the Marie Laveau doll set for release first in December this year and are priced around the US$130 mark.

 

Tonner One World Offers Empire Dolls Update

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It’s only been a short while since newly merged fashion doll company Tonner One World announced a partnership with FOX and their hottest TV show Empire that would see a limited edition line of high quality fashion dolls released showcasing likeness of the cast and now, Tonner One World are starting to give little bits of information to keep us all excited about the release.

While EmpireDolls.com remains open for public registration and no official emails coming through to those who have signed up, it has been revealed these dolls could be set for a release as early as September when Empire’s third season is set for premiere.

Along with that wide open release date, Tonner One Wold also showcased artwork of not only two boxes featuring Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) titled “The Fabulous in Fur Edition” and the “The Ultimate Hustler Edition” but also some concept sketch cards – concept fashions numbered one and four for Cookie and a number 5 for Lucious.  Check out the artwork below!

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Lucious and Cookie are confirmed releases by Tonner One World

Fans will easily be able to see just how true to the show Tonner One World are being with sketch #4 showcasing Cookie in a Moschino color blocked jacket and matching skirt with black tank as worn in season two episode four, sketch #1 matching Cookie’s Empire pilot episode look in which she dons a Canadian Lynx fur coat over the top of a skin tight leopard print dress and Lucious’s season two episode one purple Gucci suit with complimenting purple paisley print scarf.

 

News about an actual release date and final dolls to be released is expected to hit inboxes in the next few months!