DC Comics has decades of history, but the DC Animated Universe that began with Batman: The Animated Series in the early 1990s is arguably the most iconic, visually speaking. It’s hard to make these characters look bad, though there are always challenges transitioning a 2-D look into three dimensions. Diamond Select’s “Legends in 3-Dimensions” line has done a great job of giving these characters depth while retaining their essence.
Justice League Animated Legends in 3D Wonder Woman Bust
Wonder Woman is no exception. This bust of Princess Diana of Themyscira is one of a limited run of 1,000 pieces. It’s 1:2 scale and measures about 10 inches tall. You can find it for $145 at Entertainment Earth.
As with the Harley Quinn bust we looked at a while back, Diamond Select absolutely nailed the look of the DCAU Wonder Woman. There are a bunch of touches I love here. On Diana’s golden chest plate and tiara, a streak of lighter yellow simulates a reflection beautifully. The thick outline around her eyes highlights her blue irises.
As with Harley, the base of the bust helps bring the whole thing together. The cornflower blue base has a Greek pillar look with great-looking flourishes and shading. The choice to use a muted blue works well here. Diana’s eyes are the only other blue on the bust, so it both separates the two parts and makes her eyes pop, while also sticking with the theme of this heroine descended from Greek legend. It’s a little less whimsical than Harley’s, but that makes sense for Wonder Woman.
There are some things I would like to see done better–there are spots throughout that aren’t as precise as they could be. Diana’s star-shaped earrings are the biggest instance of this, and the line that defines her lips sticks out, too. But these are nitpicks, honestly. Most of the paint is incredibly sharp, and the geometry is on point across the whole piece. The color choices make sure that her uniform and tiara pop, with her black hair acting as a backdrop to an otherwise colorful piece. This is a must-have for any hardcore Wonder Woman fans out there.
Disclaimer: We received a unit from Diamond Select for the purposes of review and photography.
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