Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DC Comics Multiverse - Wonder Woman Series Queen Hippolyta Review !!!

If I'm not mistaken , this is the very first action figure EVER of Wonder Woman's mother . At least in the six inch scale . This figure of Hippolyta is based on her motion picture movie appearance in this year's Wonder Woman film . She is also part of the Ares "collect & connect " wave . I purchased this figure of Hippolyta at a local Target for around the $ 19. 99 price range .

As you can see she is more than just Wonder Woman's mom , she is also Queen of the Amazons . Hippolyta is also a very cool action figure .

Hippolyta is just a gorgeous action figure. I love the bright vivid colorful mixtures of gold and brown in her attire . In my opinion the figure's face does not favor the actress 100% but it is still a very good likeness and is still a great facial sculpt . Just look at the excellent job Mattel has done on her hair . As for accessories, Hippolyta comes with her two weapons, a sword and a spear, along with collect & connect pieces of Ares . She comes with his right arm and right leg . Below a closer look at her weapons.
I guess you could consider her robe as an accessory too. As a matter of fact I think that anything that is removable on an action figure maybe should be labeled as an accessory . Speaking of Hippolyta's robe, you can remove it if you prefer to .

You can remove Hippolyta's robe as shown above . Just pull her arms to her back as shown, raise up her hair and pull downward on the robe to remove it . Now you have the options of putting it back on or on another figure . It's up to you as now you have multiple display options on how you want to pose her on your shelf or desk . Now for some looks at her without the robe .

Looking at Hippolyta , she reminds me of another queen from another franchise . Queen Grayskull from the Masters of the Universe Classics, AKA Veena . Almost the exact same colors on both characters . Even though the robe looks good on her , it does sort of restrict a little leg movement because it is a hard rubbery plastic. It seems like she stands a little better too without it , because the robe adds a little extra weight to the figure, causing a little top heaviness on the lower body .
                                                      FINAL  THOUGHTS 
(1) ARTICULATION - Along with having no ab crunch , the head seems to be the only limited point of articulation with no up and down movement.

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - Depending on how you want to display her, she stands better without the robe as previously mentioned . The skirt piece sort of hinders leg movement just a little too. Adjust the legs for a proper stance .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The beautiful colorful mixtures of gold and brown in her attire . Nice weapons . Just a beautiful overall figure with multiple display options for posing .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - No dislikes.

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? - Make the robe a little lighter by using softer plastic.

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A PERFECT 10 !!! Despite my complaints about the robe, which looks great although it hinders some leg movement as previously mentioned, the pluses about this figure outweigh the minuses .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - Queen Hippolyta seems to be the figure that is the hardest to find of this series . I visited quite a few stores before this Target and they had all of the figures except for the Queen . This figure in the review was the only figure of her left from the Target it was purchased from . May the rest of you have luck finding her like I did .

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