Official Press Release
New York, NY – DC Direct, the toy and collectibles brand of DC Comics, announced the release of a limited edition Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman statue, created in tandem with Carter, who portrayed the 5’10” goddess from 1975 to 1979, first on the hour-long television series “THE NEW ORIGINAL WONDER WOMAN” and later “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WONDER WOMAN.”
The statue, modeled after and personally approved by Carter, was sculpted by the incomparable Tim Bruckner, and is hand-painted and made of cold-cast porcelain. Standing at 13.5 inches, the statue features a costume inspired by the 70s television series. Though DC Direct has made numerous Wonder Woman items, including action figures, statues and props, this is the first time that any have been based on Carter’s likeness or her television series.
“DC Direct is thrilled to be working with Lynda to bring this statue to the fans,” said Georg Brewer, VP – Design & DC Direct. “Lynda’s time as Wonder Woman is indelibly imprinted in all our minds. This is the ultimate Wonder Woman statue for all fans, including those at DC Direct.”
The statue was made available for viewing at Wizard World Chicago on Aug. 3-6, at the DC Comics booth. The Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman statue will be available in stores on April 4, 2007.
ABOUT DC DIRECT:
DC Direct, DC Comics’ toy and collectibles brand, manufactures and markets over 100 exclusive toy and collectible products each year targeted to pop culture enthusiasts. The toys and collectibles are highly regarded and sought after for their authenticity, quality and collector appeal. Action figures and statues form the core of the line and feature a wide array of the world’s most famous super heroes including Batman, Superman and the Justice League as well as popular characters from Cartoon Network Originals.
ABOUT WONDER WOMAN
Lynda Carter first appeared as Wonder Woman in 1975, and for the next four years, played the character on ABC’s “THE NEW ORIGINAL WONDER WOMAN” and CBS’ “THE NEW ADEVNTURES OF WONDER WOMAN.” Portraying the dual roles of Diana Prince and Wonder Woman, Carter defined the character for a generation, making her one of the most recognizable icons of the 20th century.
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