‘Red Son’ Wonder Woman Statue Brings Socialist Justice to Sideshow
Continuing Sideshow Collectibles' premium format figure line based on Mark Millar's, Dave Johnson's and Killian Plunkett's Superman: Red Son, this week the company unveiled its Red Son Wonder Woman in full. Previously teased when the line was initially announced, the Wonder Woman statue does indeed take much of its design inspiration from the previously released, "standard" DCU Wonder Woman premium format figure. Still there are enough changes to make it an exciting new piece.
Designed by Kris Anka, as was the Red Son Superman and previous Wonder Woman, the statue holds an identical pose and much of the same costuming. Instead of a spear with a torn flag on the end, Diana's now holding a flag bearing the familiar hammer and sickle of Soviet Russia. While the chest piece features the same sculpting, the paint app is decidedly different, and eschews the classic red and gold for a more stoic red and black. A skirt has been added, the shield has been removed, and the lasso has been swapped from the right side to the left in this new iteration.
Some alterations have been made to the head sculpt as well. This version of Wonder Woman has a few strands dangling in her face, and her makeup is emphasized more, giving her a harsher look. Her hair is also a markedly deeper hue of black than the DCU statue. The previous Wonder Woman had a more natural face, but her confident smirk still holds true, even if it is a bit more devilish with the Red Son's deep red lipstick.
It's in the base that there's the most significant change, as instead of Greecian architecture, Wonder Woman stands proud atop a structure built to resemble Superman's soviet shield. Rather than some rubble under her boot heel however, you'll find Batmankoff's ushanka. We've yet to see the Red Son version of Batman Sideshow is likely going to release to complete the troika, but getting a hint of his existence here is an nice touch. Perhaps Batmankoff will make a preliminary appearance during SDCC next week. Fingers crossed.
The Red Son Wonder Woman premium format figure is available for pre-order now for $469.99, and is expected to arrive between June-August 2016.
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