So when I found this at a parking lot sale on Saturday, I took to skipping and singing and squealing all over the place, despite the heat.
|You seriously have no earthly idea how long I have wanted one of these.|
She's missing her tiara, bracelets and boots, but I don't freaking care. Her arms and legs have been glued back on, most likely because the band holding them on gave way with age, but I don't care about that either. She's absolutely, totally, perfect to me.
She's seen a lot of action, my little Amazon princess. Most likely, it was fighting evil gods and monsters, overthrowing dictators, and, of course, whaling the ever-loving shit out of her enemies with her Throwing Wheel.
According to the Wonder Woman collector site, this doll was produced in conjunction with the 70's TV show, but I have some questions about that.
For one thing, I am pretty sure I remember seeing these dolls advertised a few years before the show aired. For another, this part of a set that included Nubia, a character from the comics in the early 70's, who never appeared on the show. Finally, even on the WW collector site, they show a picture of this doll in the box WITHOUT the Lynda Carter image.
Personally, I think these were produced pre-TV show and, later on, a new box was produced with the Lynda Carter graphic to tie in with the show.
One of the things I love most about my Wonder Woman is her painted on top. A later version had a cloth top. Also, her blue eye shadow.
Speaking of the WW collector page, I was tickled to see some other things on there that I also have, like this mirror, and this beach towel, which I have had since I was in 7th or 8th grade. There's also this invisible plane toy, which I had when I was a kid, but don't own any longer, sadly. Also in the "former possessions" category is this album. I remember that the bullets bouncing off her bracelets were recorded as this odd tinkling sound.
And before you say anything, Shara. Yes, she is a doll. But she's NOT creepy. Wonder Woman is NEVER creepy. Only fabulous. ALWAYS fabulous.
|Can you say "FIERCE"?|
PS Dig those eyelashes. They are so stiff that her hair gets stuck in them. Awesome.
All together now:
AMAZON SISTAHS HOLLA!