Originally called "Peg Pals," the renamed Pin Mate line has really been neat. (I consult on it.) KISS, Star Trek, Marvel, Twin Peaks, and other lines have been made including the likes of Wonder Woman.
Designed to be compatible with retro toys as well as sort of a new format unto itself, it's colorful, cute, and cheap. And wood. These aren't things we see as much of as of late, so that's why it's pretty cool.
At about 2-inches tall this figure is wood with a great deco wrap. Arms are painted on the sides, and the ponytail exists as paint - almost the entire line is the same wooden design so you can put them in vehicles or display them or throw them at your friends. All the trappings of the comic costumes are here, with a gold tiara, big yellow "W", and of course the blue briefs where her legs would be. She doesn't have legs because none of the figures do, instead there's a little stump so she can sit in a car, or on a horse, or elsewhere. The face is similar to the rest of the line, and she has no problems standing at all. It turned out nicely.
The cute design is pretty simple, with a Lasso of Truth off to the side so it won't get in the way of the figure's silhouette - visually or otherwise. There's not too much to say other than the design works well and what you see is what you get. With no articulation and a consistent, even level of decoration it just functions as it should, making it closer to an actual toy than some of the other products we review here. You can find this one at Toys R Us or online.
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