Recently I've been enjoying Wonder Woman the TV series on the Horror Channel.
The gorgeous and multi-talented Lynda Carter plays Wonder Woman and despite there being several more actresses who have tried on the red knee boots, its Lynda who I think of when I imagine the super heroine.
Being a Golden Age hero created in the 1940's, like Captain America and co, Wonder Woman fought the USA's arch-enemy of the day, the Nazi's. The TV series was set during World War II for the first series before shifting to the 1970's.
The only Wonder Woman collectable I've ever owned was a loose action figure from the Super Powers line by Kenner from 1984. This was back in the late 1990's/ early 00's when I flirted with the idea of collecting the whole Super Powers range.
I often saw the whole amazing collection at the annual Memorabilia fair at the NEC, where Wonder Woman, complete with her oft-missing Lasso of Truth would be rubbing perfect shoulders with Superman, Batman and The Flash.
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Whilst watching the TV series I have wondered whether the producers would have used the Super Powers toy if it had been available to them years earlier. Models were used in the show my favourite is this Invisible Jet. "Wonder" what the figure actually was? Mego?
Lynda Carter went on to enjoy careers in both fashion and singing and has remained a pop culture icon popular with fans.
Wonder Woman, like all her DC pals, is enjoying a resurgence of interest and will lasso our mortal minds once more this month when Gal Gadot tries on tiara in the much anticipated blockbuster Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Have you got a Wonder Woman collection readers?