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.
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’.
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!