Wonder Woman Extreme
This is the third in a series of photos that show two extremely different interpretations of the same DC Comics character.
The figure on the left is Wonder Woman from the Fisher-Price DC Super Friends line of Little People toys, released in 2011.
The figure on the right is a Wonder Woman custom action figure created for me in the late 90s by my wife, because my wife is freaking awesome. The costume is based on Wonder Woman in the comic books of that time.
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At Christmas in 2012 my wife gave me a set of Fisher-Price DC Super Friends Little People, designed for very young children, as a kind of gag gift. But of course she also suspected I would likely involve them in a photo at some point, and she was correct.
During the 90s comic book creator Todd McFarlane captured the attention of the toy market with several lines of ultra-realistically sculpted action figures. The success of McFarlane Toys prompted other manufacturers to “buff up” their super-hero toys. I thought it would be fun to create a photo series comparing and contrasting that style of action figure with their Little People counterparts.
For the Wonder Woman photo I chose a Wonder Woman figure created by my wife largely because Wonder Woman was not well-presented in action figure form during the 90s. In fact, my wife’s Wonder Woman is not hyper-realistic at all, but she is still realistic enough for comparison.
These Wonder Women have also been spotted together here:
Have you seen this photo somewhere else? Or are you using it yourself? I would love to hear from you! It's always fun to learn where my photos turn up.
This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.
This photo was posted to Flickr on 05 June 2013. It was one of 500 images featured on Flickr Explore for that day. The last time I checked, it had 59,280 views on Flickr.
The media type of this image is "photo." The original file type was "jpg." The photo's dimensions are 1024 x 681, giving it landscape orientation.
Unless otherwise noted, the image was created by me, JD Hancock.
Wonder Woman is a superhero in comic books published by DC Comics. She was created by William Moulton Marston and premiered in All Star Comics #8 (1941). Diana was a warrior princess who came from an island of Amazons to the United States and become a superhero. Wonder Woman is armed with indestructible bracelets, the Lasso of Truth, and at times a sword. Her costume has varied but is typically red, white, and blue and includes a tiara, breastplate, and belt. She is often depicted as part of the Justice League superhero team along with Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and others. Wonder Woman has been seen in many television series including Wonder Woman (1975) in which she was played by Lynda Carter.
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