Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Character Collectible Spotlight: Wonder Woman!
DC's Amazing Amazon didn't have a whole lot of merchandise featuring her, at least until the 1970s, when the Lynda Carter TV show was airing! The first item in this spotlight is of the WW Aurora model kit, which I've always been surprised didn't get reissued with other Aurora hero kits as part of the Comic Scenes line! Next, it's Girls' Day Out, with WW and Batgirl driving the Batmobile, courtesy of Gulliver Toys, makers of fine superhero merchandise most of us in the States never get to behold with our own eyes, much less own! Mego bendy! Colorforms set! Comic Action Heroes Invisible Plane playset and figure! Eraser! 1977 drinking glass -- nope, not a Slurpee cup! Shaker Maker set! Licensing art by Mike DeCarlo! Poster! 1970s TV Toy! 1970s ring! Pepsi glass! 1983 stickers! Cheetah bottlecap, I've been told this is from Argentina. Same goes for this hand puppet! Dominoes! WW pen! Greeting cards! There's an iron-on patch you can barely make out on the left here! Super Powers mini-comic! Air freshener! Flashlight! Magnetic Maze Chase Game! Ah, there's a better pic of the iron-on patch! Pencil sharpeners! Coloring book! Stickers! From what I've read, this book was Diana's equivalent to the "From the 30s to the 70s" volumes for Superman, Batman, and Captain Marvel. Paperback books! 1975 folder! Argentina costume from 1978! 1973 board game! 1974 poster! Ah, here's the Aurora kit we started with, built and painted! Children's book! Coloring books! Costumes! Dartboard! Flashlight! Flicker Sticker! Framed art! Frametray puzzle! 1960s board game! Knit hat! Joint action figure! Lightswitch plate! Lunchbox! Mirror! Another mirror, and headband! Music box! Nightlight! Patches! Pez! Plate! Playing cards! Pool toy! Ring! Stamps! Sticker fun book! Puffy stickers! Tiara! Toastee sox! T-shirt from 1975! Underoos display! Puzzle from Uruguay! Watch! Wonder Bread card art by Curt Swan! Belt! Cards! Corgi car! Ideal toys hand puppet! Inflatable Wonder Woman doll! (Oh, this is going to get me some hits from people looking for something very different....) Japanese model! Magic slate! Placemat! Argentina ring! Scissors! String puppet! Towel! Underoos! Yet another WW board game! Ideal WW figure! Mego figures! Records! Super Powers figure! Super Baby! And we'll wrap this up with this Yo-Yo!