This is the newest Wonder Woman by the Tonner Doll Company, and she's amazing. She came out in 2013, and uses one of my favorite Tonner sculpts of all time: the Tyler 2.0 face sculpt. I actually had a raven basic Tyler once years ago with this same face, and stupidly sold it one year when I'd decided I didn't want to collect 16" girls any more. Ha! Boy, was I fooling myself. At the time, I was thinking 16" dolls were taking up too much room in my modest home, so I decided I'd only get 12" dolls from then on. LOL. That resolve didn't last long. So I ended up regretting selling such a lovely doll, and feel very fortunate that I was finally able to acquire another raven-haired lady with this face sculpt.
I got her in a trade with a very nice lady in Texas. Thanks, Jaye!
Anyway, I wanted this doll not only for the face sculpt, but also because she represents one of my favorite heroines. I was a huge Wonder Woman fan growing up. I think Tonner did a really nice job with the costume. WW's costume has changed over the years, and this is its newest incarnation. The traditional star-spangled panties now only have a single large star on each hip, and her boots are now dark blue instead of red.
This doll uses the busty "heroic" body. I wanted to go into detail about how this body differs from other Tonner doll bodies, but I realize I don't know enough about the different Tonner fashion doll bodies to make a concrete statement about it. I find all the different bodies confusing. There's the starlet body, the pin-up body, the curvaceous body (may or may not be the same as the pin-up body), the athletic body and the Tyler body. One day I'll learn the differences between all these bodies. One day! *Shakes fist into the air.*
In any case, I love the arms on this body! Doll arms don't always have to look like skinny sticks. You can actually see some muscle definition, there. Love that.
I was surprised to discover the corset and panties are all one piece! I wish the corset had been separate, but oh, well. No big deal. The whole outfit fastens in the back with snaps, with a hook at the top. I think the detail on the corset is wonderful. It looks like it's made from a leather-look vinyl fabric. The silver parts of her costume are made from a similar type of fabric, and actually work quite nicely. Sure, real metal accessories (or plastic that looked like metal) would have been great, but this is the next best thing.
The only thing I found awkward about Wonder Woman 52's costume was the lariat/lasso. On mine, the whole lariat sticks up at a hilarious angle when I don't have her arm pressing down on it. Ack! Yup. The thing defies gravity. I'm guessing they aren't all like this. I may have to sew it down, or something.
Her hair is thick and wavy, as you can tell. It looks shorter than the hair on some of the other Tonner Wonder Woman dolls the company has produced in the past. I think it looks amazing. I didn't style the hair for these pictures, by the way. This is how it looked right out of the box.
I love her facial expression, too: intelligent and thoughtful. The face paint is nicely applied.
I think she is definitely an "A," if not an "A+".